Views about environmental regulation among Jehovah's Witnesses by interpretation of scripture (2014) Switch to: Interpreting scripture among Jehovah's Witnesses by views about environmental protection

% of Jehovah's Witnesses who say…

Interpreting scriptureStricter environmental laws and regulations cost too many jobs and hurt the economyStricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the costNeither/both equallyDon't knowSample size
Word of God; should be taken literally40%48%1%11%107
Word of God; not everything taken literally26%62%8%5%102
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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