Views about human evolution among 30-49 year olds by interpretation of scripture (2014) Switch to: Interpreting scripture among 30-49 year olds by views about human evolution

% of 30-49 year olds who say humans…

Interpreting scriptureEvolved; due to natural processesEvolved; due to God's designEvolved; don't know howAlways existed in present formDon't knowSample size
Word of God; should be taken literally13%24%2%58%3%2,431
Word of God; not everything taken literally20%38%3%37%3%2,492
Word of God; other/don't know14%19%2%47%17%195
Not the word of God67%16%4%12%1%3,463
Other/don't know30%25%14%23%9%597
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