Interpreting scripture among liberals by views about human evolution (2014) Switch to: Views about human evolution among liberals by interpretation of scripture

% of liberals who say the holy scripture is…

Views about human evolutionWord of God; should be taken literallyWord of God; not everything taken literallyWord of God; other/don't knowNot the word of GodOther/don't knowSample size
Evolved; due to natural processes7%10%< 1%78%5%4,817
Evolved; due to God's design24%34%1%33%8%1,697
Evolved; don't know how10%10%4%54%22%372
Always existed in present form46%26%2%20%6%1,394
Don't know31%17%11%25%17%224
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