Marital status among Christians by interpretation of scripture (2014) Switch to: Interpreting scripture among Christians by marital status

% of Christians who are…

Interpreting scriptureMarriedLiving with a partnerDivorced/separatedWidowedNever marriedSample size
Word of God; should be taken literally53%5%15%10%18%8,991
Word of God; not everything taken literally52%6%12%6%24%8,416
Word of God; other/don't know57%2%13%12%15%881
Not the word of God50%9%13%6%23%4,874
Other/don't know48%9%15%10%17%1,776
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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