Parent of children under 18 among never married adults by interpretation of scripture (2014) Switch to: Interpreting scripture among never married adults by parental status

% of never married adults who are…

Interpreting scriptureParentsNon-parentsSample size
Word of God; should be taken literally21%79%1,563
Word of God; not everything taken literally12%88%1,847
Word of God; other/don't know16%84%133
Not the word of God9%91%2,945
Other/don't know13%87%471
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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