Marital status among adults in the Greatest generation by interpretation of scripture (2014) Switch to: Interpreting scripture among adults in the Greatest generation by marital status

% of adults in the Greatest generation who are…

Interpreting scriptureMarriedLiving with a partnerDivorced/separatedWidowedNever marriedSample size
Word of God; should be taken literally32%< 1%3%62%4%214
Word of God; not everything taken literally30%< 1%1%67%2%137
Not the word of God35%< 1%8%56%1%132
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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