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Does the respondent think that the Bible should be taken literally, taken as a religiously inspired book, a book of fables, or some other view of the Bible?

Below are 141 questions from surveys in the ARDA that attempt to measure this concept. Mouse over a survey name to see further details on a survey. Click on "More" to see the response frequencies for a question, or click here to view all frequency tables.

SCRIPTUR from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in Chosen Regions of India

SCRIPTUR from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in Nigeria

SCRIPTUR from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in South Korea

BIBLE from General Social Survey 2008 Cross-Section and Panel Combined

Q20 from Baylor Religion Survey, 2005

BIBLE from General Social Survey 2010 Cross-Section and Panel Combined

BIBLE from General Social Survey, 2002

BIBLE from Baylor Religion Survey, Wave II (2007)

SCRIPTUR from Spirit and Power: A 10-Country Survey of Pentecostals

VCF0850 from American National Election Studies, Cumulative Data File, 1948-2004

VCF0845 from American National Election Studies, Cumulative Data File, 1948-2004

BIBLVIEW from U.S. Congregational Life Survey, 2001, Random Attenders

BIBLE from General Social Survey, 2004

BIBLE from Houston Area Survey, 1982-2010

BIBLEBEL from American National Election Studies, 2004

BIBLE from General Social Survey, 2006

BIBLE from General Social Survey, 2000

TRERRORS from Religion and Politics Survey, 2000

TRLITRLY from Religion and Politics Survey, 2000

TRINSPRD from Religion and Politics Survey, 2000

FEELBIBL from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2005

W10W1 from American National Election Studies, Panel Study, 2008-2009

SCRIPTUR from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in Chile

BIBLE from Religion and Politics Survey, 1996

SCRIPTUR from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in Brazil

BIBLITRL from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2007

BIBLE1 from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2003

BIBLE from General Social Survey, 1990

Q57 from Sub-Saharan Africa Religion Survey, 2010

BIBLE2 from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2003

W2V1 from American National Election Studies, Panel Study, 2008-2009

V083184 from American National Election Studies, Time Series Study, 2008

Q56 from Sub-Saharan Africa Religion Survey, 2010

ARBL_3 from Portraits of American Life Study, 1st Wave, 2006

DETLIFE1 from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2008

Q37 from U.S. Religious Landscape Survey - Continental Dataset

Q38 from U.S. Religious Landscape Survey - Continental Dataset

DETLIFE2 from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2008

BIBLE from General Social Survey, 1996

BIBLE from General Social Survey, 1991

BIBLE from General Social Survey, 1988

BIBLE from Politics of Character Survey, 2000

BIBLE from ABC News Religion Poll, 1997

Q37 from U.S. Religious Landscape Survey - Alaska and Hawaii Dataset

BIBLE1 from General Social Survey, 1991

QN28 from U.S. Religious Knowledge Study, 2010

SCRIPTUR from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in the Philippines

QN29 from U.S. Religious Knowledge Study, 2010

SCRIPTUR from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in South Africa

SCRIPTUR from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in the United States

Q38 from U.S. Religious Landscape Survey - Alaska and Hawaii Dataset

BIBLE from State of Disunion Survey, 1996

LITERL_A from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2009

TRFARULE from Economic Values Survey, 1992

LITERAL from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2010

HOLYBOOK from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2010

V146 from American Mosaic Project: A National Survey on Diversity

HBOOK_A from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2009

TRFALITR from Economic Values Survey, 1992

TRFAINSP from Economic Values Survey, 1992

LITERL_B from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2009

TRFAEROR from Economic Values Survey, 1992

FEELBIB from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2006

BIBLE from Life Choices, 1990

HBOOK_B from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2009

BIBLE1 from General Social Survey, 1998

BIBLE from General Social Survey, 1998

FEELBBL from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2001

BIBLE from America's Evangelicals

QN50 from Changing Faiths: Latinos and the Transformation of American Religion

I-TRFAINSP from Economic Values Survey, 1992

BIBLE from News Interest Index / Religion Overflow, July 2005

BIBLE from Religion and America's Role in the World

SCRIPTUR from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in Guatemala

SCRIPTUR from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in Kenya

BIBLE2 from News Interest Index, March 2004

BIBLE1 from News Interest Index, March 2004

BIBLE from Houston Area Survey, 2010

BIBLE from Middletown Area Study, 2004

BIBLE from American Jewish Committee Religious Right Survey, 1996

BIBLVIEW from Lilly Survey of Attitudes and Social Networks

BIBLE from Faith and Family in America, 2005

BIBLE from Lilly Survey of Attitudes and Social Networks

BIBLE6 from Small Groups Survey, 1991 (Groups Sample)

BIBLE3 from Small Groups Survey, 1991 (Groups Sample)

BIBLE from General Social Survey, 1994

BIBLE2 from Small Groups Survey, 1991 (Groups Sample)

BIBLE1 from Small Groups Survey, 1991 (Groups Sample)

BIBLE from Survey of Religion and Community Life in Indianapolis, 1999

BIBLE from Religious Influence and Identity Survey, 1996

BIBLE from Winthrop University Student Religion Survey, 1996

BIBLE from Williamsburg Charter Survey On Religion and Public Life, 1987

INSPIRED from Religious Influence and Identity Survey, 1996

STORIES from Religious Fundamentalism Scale, 1988

BIBLE from Religious Fundamentalism Scale, 1988

YBIBLE from Young Adolescents and Their Parents: A National Study, 1984 - Youth Component

BIBLE from Middletown Area Study, 1999

BIBLE from General Social Survey, 1993

BIBLIT from Four-State Church Involvement Study, 1988

BIBLE from Middletown Area Study (Autumn), 1981

BIBLE from Tulsa, Oklahoma Area Survey, 1986

TRUST from Religion and Diversity Survey, 2002-2003

GODTRUTH from Religion and Diversity Survey, 2002-2003

BIBLE from Religion and Diversity Survey, 2002-2003

GODSWORD from Religion and Diversity Survey, 2002-2003

STORIES from Religious Fundamentalism Scale, 1986

BIBLE from Religious Fundamentalism Scale, 1986

BIBLE from Middletown Area Study, 1982

BIBLE from Middletown Area Study, 1994

BIBLE from Middletown Area Study, 1991

BIBLE from Middletown Area Study, 1990

BIBLE1 from Middletown Area Study, 1986

BIBLE from Tulsa, Oklahoma Area Survey, 1985

BIBLE from Middletown Area Study, 1989

BIBLE from Middletown Area Study, 1988

BIBLE from Middletown Area Study, 1984

BIBLE2 from Middletown Area Study, 1986

BIBLE from Middletown Area Study, 1985

BIBLE from Middletown Area Study, 1995

BIBLE from Middletown Area Study, 1993

BIBLE from Middletown Area Study, 1992

BIBLE from Middletown Area Study, 1987

RELGC3 from Dimensions of Religious Commitment, 1986

BIBLE from Middletown Area Study, 1983

BIBLE from Middletown Area Study, 2002

BIBLE from Religious Fundamentalism Scale, 1987

RELGC3 from Dimensions of Religious Commitment, 1987

STORIES from Religious Fundamentalism Scale, 1987

BIB_FOLL from Arts and Religion Survey, 1999

GDTRUTH from Arts and Religion Survey, 1999

BIB_INSP from Arts and Religion Survey, 1999

BIB_ERR from Arts and Religion Survey, 1999

BIB_LIT from Arts and Religion Survey, 1999

BIBLE from Dimensions of Religiosity, 1986

MIRACLE from Dimensions of Religiosity, 1985

MIRACLE from Dimensions of Religiosity, 1988

BIBLE from Dimensions of Religiosity, 1988

MIRACLE from Dimensions of Religiosity, 1987

BIBLE from Dimensions of Religiosity, 1987

MIRACLE from Dimensions of Religiosity, 1986

BIBLE from Dimensions of Religiosity, 1985



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