Marital status among 50-64 year olds by interpretation of scripture (2014) Switch to: Interpreting scripture among 50-64 year olds by marital status

% of 50-64 year olds who are…

Interpreting scriptureMarriedLiving with a partnerDivorced/separatedWidowedNever marriedSample size
Word of God; should be taken literally59%3%21%7%10%3,148
Word of God; not everything taken literally64%4%19%5%9%2,778
Word of God; other/don't know62%2%20%6%10%299
Not the word of God59%7%19%4%10%3,285
Other/don't know54%8%21%5%13%744
Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.

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