U.S. Religious Landscape Study, 2014

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QG7

(Percentages are weighted by WEIGHT; Total Ns reported are unweighted)

Q.G7. Which comes closet to your view? [READ, IN ORDER] [Holy book: If Christian or no religion (RELTRAD less than 500000 or RELTRAD=1000000 OR RELTRAD=900000) insert 'the Bible'; if Jewish (RELTRA=50000), insert 'the Torah'; if Muslim (RELTRAD=60000), insert 'the Koran'; if other non-Christian affiliations (RELTRAD great than 60000 AND RELTRAD lesss than 100000)), insert 'the Holy Scripture']
  1) [The Bible/the Torah/the Koran/the Holy Scripture] is the word of God, OR
  2) [The Bible/the Torah/the Koran/the Holy Scripture] is a book written by men and is not the word of God.
  3) (VOL) Other
  9) (VOL) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
[The Bible/the Torah/the Koran/the Holy Scripture] is the word of God, OR 59.9% 59.9%
[The Bible/the Torah/the Koran/the Holy Scripture] is a book written by men and is not the word of God. 33.1% 93%
(VOL) Other 4.2% 97.2%
(VOL) Don't know/Refused 2.8% 100%
Total N = 35071

Variable Comparisons

Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
[The Bible/the Torah/the Koran/the Holy Scripture] is the word of God, OR 54.6% 64.9% 59.9%
[The Bible/the Torah/the Koran/the Holy Scripture] is a book written by men and is not the word of God. 38.2% 28.3% 33.1%
(VOL) Other 4.3% 4.1% 4.2%
(VOL) Don't know/Refused 2.9% 2.8% 2.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
35071


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent No preference (VOL) Other party (VOL) TOTAL
[The Bible/the Torah/the Koran/the Holy Scripture] is the word of God, OR 76.9% 55.3% 52.7% 60.6% 46.0% 59.7%
[The Bible/the Torah/the Koran/the Holy Scripture] is a book written by men and is not the word of God. 18.0% 38.2% 39.9% 27.3% 44.7% 33.5%
(VOL) Other 3.3% 4.0% 4.4% 6.6% 8.6% 4.2%
(VOL) Don't know/Refused 1.8% 2.5% 2.9% 5.4% 0.7% 2.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
34112


Household income (I-INCOME)

Less than $20,000 20 to under $40,000 50 to under $75,000 75 to under $100,000 $100,000 or more TOTAL
[The Bible/the Torah/the Koran/the Holy Scripture] is the word of God, OR 67.4% 64.0% 58.9% 54.6% 47.1% 59.3%
[The Bible/the Torah/the Koran/the Holy Scripture] is a book written by men and is not the word of God. 25.1% 30.1% 35.2% 39.0% 46.7% 34.4%
(VOL) Other 4.6% 3.9% 3.6% 4.5% 3.7% 4.0%
(VOL) Don't know/Refused 2.9% 2.1% 2.2% 1.9% 2.4% 2.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
30490


Education (I-EDUC)

High school incomplete or less than high school (no diploma) High school graduate (grade 12 with diploma or GED certificate) Some college, no degree (includes some community college) or two-year associate degree from a college or university Four-year college or university degree/Bachelor's degree (e.g., BS, BA, AB) Some postgraduate or professional school or postgraduate or professional degree, including master's, doctorate, medical or law degree (e.g., MA, MS, PhD, MD, JD, graduate school) TOTAL
[The Bible/the Torah/the Koran/the Holy Scripture] is the word of God, OR 73.0% 67.5% 59.2% 50.2% 44.2% 59.9%
[The Bible/the Torah/the Koran/the Holy Scripture] is a book written by men and is not the word of God. 19.7% 26.4% 33.1% 43.1% 48.4% 33.1%
(VOL) Other 4.4% 3.3% 5.0% 3.9% 4.6% 4.2%
(VOL) Don't know/Refused 2.9% 2.8% 2.7% 2.8% 2.9% 2.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
34868


Age (I-AGE)

Age 29 or younger 30-39 40-49 50-59 Age 60 or older TOTAL
[The Bible/the Torah/the Koran/the Holy Scripture] is the word of God, OR 50.7% 54.3% 62.9% 64.5% 65.6% 59.9%
[The Bible/the Torah/the Koran/the Holy Scripture] is a book written by men and is not the word of God. 43.5% 38.8% 30.3% 28.3% 26.5% 33.2%
(VOL) Other 3.2% 3.8% 4.1% 4.7% 5.0% 4.2%
(VOL) Don't know/Refused 2.5% 3.1% 2.6% 2.5% 3.0% 2.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
34345



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