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Which of these statements comes closest to describing your feelings about the Bible? The Bible is the actual word of God and is to be taken literally, word for word; the Bible is the inspired word of God but not everything should be taken literally, word for word; the Bible is an ancient book of fables, legends, history and moral precepts recorded by man. (BIBLE)
  TOTAL %
1) The Bible is the actual word of God and is to be taken literally, word for word. 1,130 31.8
2) The Bible is the inspired word of God but not everything should be taken literally, word for word. 1,672 47
3) The Bible is an ancient book of fables, legends, history and moral precepts recorded by man. 653 18.3
4) Other 52 1.5
8) Dont know 36 1
9) No answer 16 0.4
TOTAL3,559100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


Select from: a. Bible is actual word of God and is to be taken literally...; b. Bible is the inspired word of God but not everything in it should be taken literally ...; c. The Bible is an ancient book of fables, ... recorded by men. (BIBLE)
  TOTAL %
1) Actual word 390 28.4
2) Inspired word 727 53
3) Ancient book 192 14
4) Other 36 2.6
8) Dont know 24 1.7
9) No answer 3 0.2
TOTAL1,372100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


Which of these statements comes closest to describing your feelings about the Bible? You can just give me the number of your choice. (see ARDA summary page for previous question wordings) (VCF0850)
  TOTAL %
0) NA; form B (1990); short form or Spanish language questionnaire (1992) 0 0
1) The Bible is the actual Word of God and is to be taken literally, word for word 4,086 37.2
2) The Bible is the Word of God but not everything in it should be taken literally, word for word 5,148 46.8
3) The Bible is a book written by men and is not the Word of God 1,499 13.6
9) Other; DK 256 2.3
TOTAL10,989100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Other


Select from: a. Bible is actual word of God and is to be taken literally...; b. Bible is the inspired word of God but not everything in it should be taken literally ...; c. The Bible is an ancient book of fables, ... recorded by men. (BIBLE)
  TOTAL %
1) Actual 450 33.6
2) Inspired 627 46.8
3) Ancient Book 219 16.3
4) Other 23 1.7
8) Dont know 14 1
9) No answer 7 0.5
TOTAL1,340100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


Which of these statements comes closest to describing your feelings about the Bible? You can just give me the number of your choice. (BIBLEBEL)
  TOTAL %
1) The bible is the actual word of God and is to be taken literally, word for word. 435 35.9
2) The Bible is the word of God but not everything in it should be taken literally, word for word. 557 46
3) The Bible is a book written by men and is not the word of God. 187 15.4
7) Other 16 1.3
8) Dont know 7 0.6
9) Refused 10 0.8
TOTAL1,212100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


Which of these statements comes closest to describing your feelings about the Bible? a. The Bible is the actual word of God and is to be taken literally, word for word; b. The Bible is the inspired word of God but not everything in it should be taken literally, word for word; c. The Bible is an ancient book of fables, legends, history, and moral precepts recorded by men. (BIBLE)
  TOTAL %
1) Actual word 1,010 33.8
2) Inspired word 1,363 45.6
3) Ancient book 497 16.6
4) Other 73 2.4
8) Dont know 37 1.2
9) No answer 12 0.4
TOTAL2,992100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


Select from: a. Bible is actual word of God and is to be taken literally...; b. Bible is the inspired word of God but not everything in it should be taken literally ...; c. The Bible is an ancient book of fables, ... recorded by men. (BIBLE)
  TOTAL %
1) Actual word 783 33.6
2) Inspired word 1,084 46.5
3) Ancient book 361 15.5
4) Other 23 1
8) Dont know 71 3
9) No answer 9 0.4
TOTAL2,331100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


Which of these statements comes closest to describing your feelings about the Bible? (BIBLE)
  TOTAL %
1) The Bible is the actual word of God and is to be taken literally, word for word 1,485 35.5
2) The Bible is the word of God, but not everything in it should be taken literally, word for word 1,936 46.3
3) The Bible is a book written by men and is not the word of God 606 14.5
4) Other 69 1.7
5) Dont know/Refused 83 2
TOTAL4,179100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


Which of these statements comes closest to describing your feelings about the Bible? (BIBLITRL)
  TOTAL %
1) The Bible is the actual word of God and is to be taken literally, word for word 1,041 34.1
2) The Bible is the word of God, but not everything in it should be taken literally, word for word 1,334 43.7
3) The Bible is a book written by men and is not the word of God 488 16
4) Other 78 2.6
9) Dont Know/Refused 112 3.7
TOTAL3,053100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


[ASK ONLY IF DQFORM= 1 FORM 1] Which of these statements comes closest to describing your feelings about the Bible? (BIBLE1)
  TOTAL %
1) The Bible is the actual word of God and is to be taken literally, word for word 299 29.8
2) The Bible is the word of God, but not everything in it should be taken literally, word for word 443 44.2
3) The Bible is a book written by men and is not the word of God 198 19.8
4) Other 19 1.9
9) Dont know/Refused 43 4.3
TOTAL1,002100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


[ASK ONLY IF DQFORM= 2 FORM 2] Which of these statements comes closest to describing your feelings about the Bible? (BIBLE2)
  TOTAL %
1) The Bible is a book written by men and is not the word of God 152 15.2
2) The Bible is the word of God, but not everything in it should be taken literally, word for word 471 47.1
3) The Bible is the actual word of God and is to be taken literally, word for word 329 32.9
4) Other 22 2.2
9) Dont know/Refused 27 2.7
TOTAL1,001100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


Which of these statements comes closest to describing your feelings about the Bible? The Bible is the actual word of God and is to be taken literally, word for word; or the Bible is the word of God, but not everything should be taken literally, word for word; or the Bible is a book written by men and is not the word of God. (FEELBIBL)
  TOTAL %
1) The Bible is the actual word of God and is to be taken literally, word for word. 1,607 36.5
2) The Bible is the word of God, but not everything should be taken literally, word for word. 1,771 40.2
3) The Bible is a book written by men and is not the word of God. 782 17.7
4) Other 64 1.5
9) Dont know/Refused 183 4.2
TOTAL4,407100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


Which of these statements comes closest to describing your feelings about the Bible? (W10W1)
  TOTAL %
-7) No answer 3 0.1
-6) Not asked, unit non-response 346 11.3
-2) Missing, see documentation 64 2.1
-1) Inapplicable 1,487 48.8
1) The Bible is the actual word of God and is to be taken literally. 356 11.7
2) The Bible is the word of God but not everything in it should be taken literally, word for word. 545 17.9
3) The Bible is a book written by men and is not the word of God. 248 8.1
TOTAL3,049100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Online


Which of these statements comes closest to describing your feelings about the Bible? a. Bible is actual word of God and is to be taken literally, b. Bible is the inspired word of God but not everything in it should be taken literally, c. The Bible is an ancient book of fables recorded by men. (BIBLE)
  TOTAL %
1) Actual word 299 32.2
2) Inspired word 455 49
3) Ancient book 140 15.1
4) Other 7 0.8
8) Dont know 19 2
9) No answer 8 0.9
TOTAL928100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


Which of these statements comes closest to describing your feelings about the Bible? a. Bible is actual word of God and is to be taken literally, b. Bible is the inspired word of God but not everything in it should be taken literally, c. The Bible is an ancient book of fables recorded by men. (BIBLE)
  TOTAL %
1) Actual word 592 30.2
2) Inspired word 970 49.5
3) Ancient book 334 17
4) Other 12 0.6
8) Dont know 40 2
9) No answer 12 0.6
TOTAL1,960100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


Please look at page 17 of the booklet. Which of these statements comes closest to describing your feelings about the Bible? You can just give me the number of your choice: 1. The Bible is the actual word of God and is to be taken literally, word for word; 2. The Bible is the word of God but not everything in it should be taken literally, word for word; 3. The Bible is a book written by men and is not the word of God (V083184)
  TOTAL %
-9) Refused 21 0.9
-8) Dont know 23 1
1) The Bible is the actual word of God and is to be taken literally, word for word. 1,015 43.7
2) The Bible is the word of God but not everything in it should be taken literally, word for word. 926 39.9
3) The Bible is a book written by men and is not the word of God. 323 13.9
7) Other (SPECIFY) [Vol.] 15 0.6
TOTAL2,323100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


Which of these statements comes closest to describing your feelings about the Bible? (W2V1)
  TOTAL %
-7) No answer 16 0.5
-6) Not asked, unit non-response 1,492 48.9
-2) Missing, see documentation 78 2.6
1) The Bible is the actual word of God and is to be taken literally 409 13.4
2) The Bible is the word of God but not everything in it should be taken literally, word for word 729 23.9
3) The Bible is a book written by men and is not the word of God 325 10.7
TOTAL3,049100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Online


Was your religious text fully inspired by God, partly inspired by God, or not inspired by God? (ARBL_3)
  TOTAL %
-7) Refused 51 2
-4) Dont know 58 2.2
1) Fully inspired by God 1,519 58.3
2) Partly inspired by God 743 28.5
3) Not inspired by God 217 8.3
4) I have never heard of the religious text 16 0.6
TOTAL2,604100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


Select from: a. Bible is actual word of God and is to be taken literally...; b. Bible is the inspired word of God but not everything in it should be taken literally ...; c. The Bible is an ancient book of fables, ... recorded by men. (BIBLE)
  TOTAL %
1) Actual word 505 34.1
2) Inspired word 696 47
3) Ancient book 239 16.1
4) Other 10 0.7
8) Dont know 28 1.9
9) No answer 3 0.2
TOTAL1,481100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


Which one of these statements comes closest to describing your feelings about the Bible: (BIBLE)
  TOTAL %
1) The Bible is the actual word of God to be taken literally, word for word, 375 43.5
2) The Bible is the inspired word of God -- not everything should be taken word for word, or 382 44.3
3) The Bible is an ancient book of fables, legends, history and more perceptions recorded by men. 106 12.3
TOTAL863100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


Which of these statements comes closest to describing your feelings about the Bible? Select from: a. The Bible is the actual word of God and is to be taken literally, word for word...; b. The Bible is the inspired word of God but not everything in it should be taken literally, word for word...; c. The Bible is an ancient book of fables, legends, history, and moral precepts recorded by men. (BIBLE) (BIBLE)
  TOTAL %
1) Actual word 355 34.7
2) Inspired word 488 47.7
3) Ancient book 151 14.7
4) Other (volunteered) 8 0.8
8) Dont know 18 1.8
9) No answer 4 0.4
TOTAL1,024100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


Which of these statements comes closest to describing your feelings about the Bible: (BIBLE1)
  TOTAL %
1) The Bible is the actual word of God and it is to be taken literally, word for word. 430 31.6
2) The Bible is the inspired word of God but not everything should be taken literally, word for word. 639 47
3) The Bible is an ancient book of fables, legends, history, and moral precepts recorded by man. 188 13.8
4) This does not apply to me. 27 2
8) Cant choose 50 3.7
9) No answer 25 1.8
TOTAL1,359100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


Which one of these statements comes closest to describing your feelings about ____ [IF CHRISTIAN: the Bible] [IF MUSLIM: the Koran] [ELSE: sacred scriptures]? (SCRIPTUR)
  TOTAL %
1) [IF CHRISTIAN: The Bible is][IF MUSLIM: The Koran is] [ELSE: Sacred scriptures are] the actual word of God and [IS/ARE] to be taken literally, word for word, OR 260 35.2
2) [IF CHRISTIAN: The Bible is] [IF MUSLIM: The Koran is] [ELSE: Sacred scriptures are] the word of God, but not everything in [IT/THEM] should be taken literally, word for word, OR 302 40.9
3) [IF CHRISTIAN: The Bible is] [IF MUSLIM: The Koran is] [ELSE: Sacred scriptures are] written by men and [IS/ARE] not the word of God 139 18.8
4) Other (VOLUNTEERED THIS RESPONSE) 18 2.4
8) Dont know 14 1.9
9) Refused 6 0.8
TOTAL739100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


Select from: a. Bible is actual word of God and is to be taken literally...; b. Bible is the inspired word of God but not everything in it should be taken literally ...; c. The Bible is an ancient book of fables, ... recorded by men. (BIBLE)
  TOTAL %
1) Actual word 724 30.6
2) Inspired word 1,164 49.1
3) Ancient book 383 16.2
4) Other 25 1.1
8) Dont know 59 2.5
9) No answer 14 0.6
TOTAL2,369100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


Which of these statements comes closest to describing your feelings about the Bible: 1) the bible is the actual word of God and is to be taken literally...; 2) the Bible is the inspired word of God but not everything should be taken literally...; 3) the Bible is an ancient book of fables...recorded by man. (BIBLE1)
  TOTAL %
1) The Bible is the actual word of God and it is to be taken literally, word for word 358 27.9
2) The Bible is the inspired word of God but not everything should be taken literally, word for word 585 45.6
3) The Bible is an ancient book of fables, legends, history and moral 207 16.1
4) Dont know 40 3.1
8) Cant choose 56 4.4
9) No answer 38 3
TOTAL1,284100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


Which of these statements comes closest to describing your feelings about the Bible? (FEELBBL)
  TOTAL %
1) The Bible is the actual word of God and is to be taken literally, word for word. 1,701 36.3
2) The Bible is the word of God, but not everything in it should be taken literally, word for word. 2,019 43.1
3) The Bible is a book written by men and is not the word of God. 634 13.5
4) Other 141 3
9) Dont know/Refused 188 4
TOTAL4,683100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


(ASK IF NOT OTHER RELIGION NOT CHRISTIAN AND NOT NO PREFERENCE/ATHEIST/AGNOSTIC IN RELIG1A) I am going to read you a short list of statements. Please tell me which of these statements comes closest to describing your feelings about the (INSERT NAME OF HOLY BOOK -- Bible for Protestants,Roman Catholics, Mormons,Orthodox Church, and Other Christians; Koran for Muslims; and Torah for Jews)? (BIBLE)
  TOTAL %
1) (Holy book) is the actual word of God and is to be taken literally, word for word. 728 45.2
2) (Holy book) is the word of God, but not everything in it should be taken literally, word for word. 638 39.6
3) (Holy book) is a book written by men and is not the word of God. 160 9.9
4) Other (SPECIFY) (VOL) 40 2.5
5) Dont know/Refused 44 2.7
TOTAL1,610100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: Other
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


Which of these statements comes closest to describing your feelings about the Bible? 1. The Bible is the actual word of God and is to be taken literally, word for word; 2. The Bible is the word of God, but not everything in it should be taken literally, word for word; or 3. The Bible is a book written by men and is not the word of God. (FEELBIB)
  TOTAL %
1) The Bible is the actual word of God and is to be taken literally, word for word. 700 34.9
2) The Bible is the word of God, but not everything in it should be taken literally, word for word. 863 43.1
3) The Bible is a book written by men and is not the word of God. 362 18.1
4) Other (if volunteered) 33 1.6
9) Dont know/Refused (if volunteered) 45 2.2
TOTAL2,003100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


Which of these statements comes closest to describing your feelings about the Bible? (BIBLE)
  TOTAL %
1) The Bible is the actual word of God and is to be taken literally, word for word. 908 33.7
2) The Bible is the word of God, but not everything in it should be taken literally, word for word. 1,100 40.8
3) The Bible is a book written by men and is not the word of God. 503 18.7
4) Other 73 2.7
9) Dont know/Refused 111 4.1
TOTAL2,695100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


Which of these statements comes closest to describing your feelings about the Bible? (QN50)
  TOTAL %
1) The Bible is the actual word of God and is to be taken literally, word for word 2,158 53.7
2) The Bible is the word of God, but not everything in it should be taken literally, word for word 1,129 28.1
3) The Bible is a book written by men and is not the word of God 470 11.7
7) Other 40 1
8) Dont know 159 4
9) Refused 60 1.5
TOTAL4,016100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


Skip if respondent answered other religion- not Christian, no preference/Atheist/Agnostic, or dont know/refused in RELIG1A: I am going to read you a short list of statements. Please tell me which of these statements comes closest to describing your feelings about the (if Protestant, Catholic, Orthodox, or other Christian in variable RELIG1A, insert the Bible; if Muslim/Islam, insert the Koran; if Jewish, insert the Torah; if Morman, insert the Book of Mormon; if other non-Christian religion, no preference, or dont know refused then insert a religious or holy book): (book) is the actual word of God, and is to be taken literally, word for word; (book) is the word of God, but not everything in it should be taken literally, word for word; (book) is the word of God, but not everything in it should be taken literally, word for word; (book) is a book written by men and is not the word of God. (BIBLE)
  TOTAL %
1) (book) is the actual word of God and is to be taken literally, word for word. 501 43.1
2) (book) is the word of God, but not everything in it should be taken literally, word for word. 529 45.5
3) (book) is a book written by men and is not the word of God 88 7.6
4) Other 5 0.4
5) Dont know/refused 39 3.4
TOTAL1,162100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


Which of these statements comes closest to describing your feelings about the Bible? (BIBLE)
  TOTAL %
1) The Bible is the actual word of God and is to be taken literally 884 40.7
2) The Bible is the inspired work of God, but not everything in it should be taken literally, word for word. 905 41.6
3) The Bible is an ancient book of fables, legends, history and moral precepts recorded by men. 314 14.4
4) None of these 71 3.3
TOTAL2,174100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Other
Mode: In-Person


Which of these three statements comes closest to describing your views regarding the Bible? (V146)
  TOTAL %
1) The Bible is the literal word of God. 674 32.4
2) The Bible is the inspired word of God but not everything in it should be taken literally. 1,093 52.5
3) The Bible is a wise book, but God had nothing to do with it. 262 12.6
8) Dont know 18 0.9
9) Refused 34 1.6
TOTAL2,081100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


[ASK ONLY IF FORM= 1] Which of these statements comes closest to describing your feelings about the Bible? (BIBLE1)
  TOTAL %
1) The Bible is the actual word of God and is to be taken literally, word for word. 661 40.2
2) The Bible is the word of God, but not everything in it should be taken literally, word for word. 673 40.9
3) The Bible is a book written by men and is not the word of God. 231 14
4) Other 22 1.3
9) Dont know/Refused 58 3.5
TOTAL1,645100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


[ASK ONLY IF FORM= 2] Which of these statements comes closest to describing your feelings about the Bible? (BIBLE2)
  TOTAL %
1) The Bible is a book written by men and is not the word of God. 191 11.6
2) The Bible is the word of God, but not everything in it should be taken literally, word for word. 712 43.3
3) The Bible is the actual word of God and is to be taken literally, word for word. 640 38.9
4) Other 19 1.2
9) Dont know/Refused 83 5
TOTAL1,645100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


Now we have some questions about religious beliefs some people may hold. Which of these statements comes closest to describing your feelings about the Bible? (BIBLE)
  TOTAL %
1) The Bible is the actual word of God and is to be taken literally, word for word 254 39
2) The Bible is the inspired word of God, but not everything in it should be taken literally, word for word 280 43
3) The Bible is an ancient book of fables, legends, history, and moral precepts recorded by men 97 14.9
4) Dont know/No answer 20 3.1
TOTAL651100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


[If BIBLE=1] Im going to read you three views about the Bible. Please tell me which one best reflects your own view: (BIBLVIEW)
  TOTAL %
0) Refused 943 36.9
1) The first: the Bible is true in all ways, and to be read literally word for word 641 25.1
2) The second: the Bible is true in all ways, but not always to be read literally 586 22.9
3) The third: the Bible is a moral guide, but should not be read literally, and may contain some errors about non-religious matters 380 14.9
99) Dont know 8 0.3
TOTAL2,558100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


(IF PROTESTANT/CATHOLIC/MUSLIM/JEWISH/MORMON/OTHER CHRISTIAN OR ORTHODOX) I am going to read you a short list of statements. Please tell me which of these statements comes closest to describing your feelings about the (holy book). (BIBLE)
  TOTAL %
1) (Holy book) is the actual word of God and is to be taken literally, word for word 369 41.3
2) (Holy book) is the word of God, but not everything in it should be taken literally, word for word 411 46
3) (Holy book) is a book written by men and is not the word of God 78 8.7
4) Other 6 0.7
5) Dont know/refused 29 3.2
TOTAL893100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


Select from: a. Bible is actual word of God and is to be taken literally. . . ; b. Bible is the inspired word of God but not everything in it should be taken literally . . . ; c. The Bible is an ancient book of fables, . . . Recorded by men. (BIBLE)
  TOTAL %
1) Actual word 616 31.2
2) Inspired word 1,002 50.7
3) Ancient book 292 14.8
4) Other 18 0.9
8) Dont know 34 1.7
9) No answer 15 0.8
TOTAL1,977100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


[ASKED OF GROUP 1 AND GROUP 2] Do you believe the Bible is the inspired word of God or not?/ Im going to read you three views about the Bible [READ LIST] 1. The first is: the Bible is true in all ways, and to be read literally, word for word. 2. The second is: the Bible is true in all ways, but not always to be read literally. 3. The third is: the Bible is true primarily about religious matters, but may contain errors about other things. (BIBLE)
  TOTAL %
1) True/literal 979 43.3
2) True/Not literal 932 41.2
3) True w/Errors 191 8.4
4) Not inspired 67 3
5) DK 66 2.9
6) Refused 28 1.2
TOTAL2,263100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


Which of these statements comes closest to describing your feelings about the Bible? a. The Bible is the actual word of God and is to be taken literally, word for word. b. The Bible is the inspired word of God but not everything in it should be taken literally, word for word . c. The Bible is an ancient book of fables, legends, history, and moral precepts recorded by men. (BIBLE)
  TOTAL %
1) Actual word 356 33
2) Inspired word 524 48.5
3) Ancient book 163 15.1
4) Other 9 0.8
8) Dont know 22 2
9) No answer 6 0.6
TOTAL1,080100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


Which of these statements comes closest to describing your feelings about the Bible? (BIBLE)
  TOTAL %
1) The Bible is the actual word of God and is to be taken literally. 1,126 38.7
2) The Bible is the inspired word of God, but not everything in it should be taken literally. 1,244 42.8
3) The Bible is an ancient book of fables, legends, history and moral precepts recorded by humans. 477 16.4
4) None/Other 24 0.8
5) Dont know 36 1.2
6) Refused 2 0.1
TOTAL2,909100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


Q20 Which one statement comes closest to your personal beliefs about the Bible (Q20)
  TOTAL %
1) It means exactly what it says/should be taken literally 327 19.4
2) It is perfectly true, should not be taken literally 650 38.6
3) The Bible contains some human error 206 12.2
4) The Bible is an ancient book of history and legends 398 23.6
5) I dont know 103 6.1
TOTAL1,684100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Mixed-mode


Here are four statements about the Bible and Id like you to tell me which is closest to your own view. (STATEMENTS SHOWN TO R) (VCF0845)
  TOTAL %
0) NA; no Post IW; abbrev. telephone IW (1984); form A (1990) 0 0
1) The Bible is Gods word and all it says is true 5,484 49.1
2) The Bible was written by men inspired by God but it contains some human errors. 4,456 39.9
3) The Bible is a good book because it was written by wise men, but God had nothing to do with it. 647 5.8
4) The Bible was written by men who lived so long ago that it is worth very little today. 221 2
9) DK; other 355 3.2
TOTAL11,163100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Other


Q18. Which one statement comes closest to your personal beliefs about the Bible? (Please mark only one box.) (BIBLE)
  TOTAL %
1) The Bible means exactly what it says. It should be taken literally, word-for-word, on all subjects. 354 22.1
2) The Bible is perfectly true, but it should not be taken literally, word-for-word. We must interpret its meaning. 566 35.3
3) The Bible contains some human error. 200 12.5
4) The Bible is an ancient book of history and legends. 384 24
5) I dont know 98 6.1
TOTAL1,602100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Mixed-mode


Which statement comes closest to your view of the Bible? (BIBLVIEW)
  TOTAL %
1) Lit intrp 32,843 28
2) Cult intrp 24,038 20.5
3) Hist intrp 49,683 42.4
4) Contns wrd 4,855 4.1
5) Not word 1,603 1.4
6) Little val 335 0.3
7) Dont know 3,803 3.2
TOTAL117,160100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: Other
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Other


Which of these statements comes closest to describing your feelings about the Bible? (BIBLE)
  TOTAL %
1) The Bible is the inspired Word of God, not mistaken in its statements and teaching, and is to be taken literally, word for word. 336 28.5
2) The Bible is the inspired work of God, not mistaken in its teachings, but is not always to be taken literal, word for word. 383 32.5
3) The Bible becomes the Word of God for a person who reads it in faith. 234 19.9
4) The Bible is an ancient book of legends, history and moral precepts recorded by men. 205 17.4
5) None of these [VOL] 19 1.6
TOTAL1,177100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


Which of these statements comes closest to describing your feelings about the Bible? (BIBLE)
  TOTAL %
1) The Bible is the inspired Word of God, not mistaken in its statements and teaching, and is to be taken literally, word for word. 654 33.5
2) The Bible is the inspired work of God, not mistaken in its teachings, but is not always to be taken literally, word for word. 639 32.7
3) The Bible becomes the Word of God for a person who reads it in faith 387 19.8
4) The Bible is an ancient book of legends, history and moral precepts recorded by men. 243 12.4
5) None of these 32 1.6
TOTAL1,955100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


Which of these statements is closest to your view of the Bible? (YBIBLE)
  TOTAL %
1) I dont know what the Bible is. 193 2.4
2) I dont think God had much to do with whats in the Bible - the Bible is just a lot of stories that people made up. 387 4.9
3) I believe God guided the people who wrote the Bible, but I dont think every word came from God. 3,308 41.8
4) I believe every word of the Bible is exactly what God wanted put in it. 4,031 50.9
TOTAL7,919100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: Denominations
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


Based on your knowledge of the Bible, is each of the following statements about the Bible true or false? -- The Bible may contain historical or scientific errors (TRERRORS)
  TOTAL %
1) True 3,251 58
2) False 1,851 33
3) Dont know/refused 501 8.9
TOTAL5,603100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


In your opinion, is each of the following statements about the Bible true or false? -- The Bible may contain historical or scientific errors. (TRFAEROR)
  TOTAL %
1) True 3,053 60.8
2) False 1,366 27.2
3) Dont know 600 12
TOTAL5,019100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE CURRENTLY INVOLVED IN ANY SMALL GROUP THAT MEETS REGULARLY AND PROVIDES SUPPORT OR CARING FOR THOSE WHO PARTICIPATE IN IT: In your opinion, is each of the following statements about the Bible true or false? -- The Bible may contain historical or scientific errors. (BIBLE3)
  TOTAL %
1) True 530 51.9
2) False 375 36.7
3) Dont know/Refused 116 11.4
TOTAL1,021100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


In your opinion, is each of the following statements about the Bible true or false? - The Bible may contain historical or scientific errors. (BIB_ERR)
  TOTAL %
1) True 227,216 53.6
2) False 135,846 32.1
3) Dont Know, Refused 60,651 14.3
TOTAL423,713100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


Based on your knowledge of the Bible, is each of the following statements about the Bible true or false? -- The Bible is the inspired word of God (TRINSPRD)
  TOTAL %
1) True 4,587 81.9
2) False 714 12.7
3) Dont know/refused 302 5.4
TOTAL5,603100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


In your opinion, is each of the following statements about the Bible true or false? -- The Bible is the inspired word of God. (TRFAINSP)
  TOTAL %
1) True 3,916 78
2) False 667 13.3
3) Dont know 436 8.7
TOTAL5,019100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


RECODED FOR USE WITH ON-LINE ANALYSIS In your opinion, is each of the following statements about the Bible true or false? -- The Bible is the inspired word of God. (I-TRFAINSP)
  TOTAL %
1) Inspired 3,916 78
2) Not inspr 667 13.3
3) Dont know 436 8.7
TOTAL5,019100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


Do you think that the Bible is the inspired word of God, or not? (BIBLE)
  TOTAL %
0) Refused 741 29
1) Yes, inspired 1,617 63.3
2) No, not inspired 133 5.2
99) Dont know 65 2.5
TOTAL2,556100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE CURRENTLY INVOLVED IN ANY SMALL GROUP THAT MEETS REGULARLY AND PROVIDES SUPPORT OR CARING FOR THOSE WHO PARTICIPATE IN IT: In your opinion, is each of the following statements about the Bible true or false? -- The Bible is the inspired word of God. (BIBLE1)
  TOTAL %
1) True 888 87.1
2) False 77 7.5
3) Dont know/Refused 55 5.4
TOTAL1,020100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


[ASKED OF GROUP 1 AND GROUP 2] Do you believe the Bible is the inspired word of God, or not? (INSPIRED)
  TOTAL %
1) Inspired 2,151 95.1
2) Not Inspired 67 3
3) DK 36 1.6
4) Refused 9 0.4
TOTAL2,263100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


In your opinion, is each of the following statements about the Bible true or false? - The Bible is the inspired word of God. (BIB_INSP)
  TOTAL %
1) True 347,278 82
2) False 41,267 9.7
3) Dont Know, Refused 35,168 8.3
TOTAL423,713100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


Based on your knowledge of the Bible, is each of the following statements about the Bible true or false? -- Everything in the Bible should be taken literally, word for word (TRLITRLY)
  TOTAL %
1) True 1,657 29.6
2) False 3,686 65.8
3) Dont know/refused 260 4.6
TOTAL5,603100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


IF BELIEVE HOLY BOOK IS WORD OF GOD (Q.37=1), ASK: And would you say that . . . (Q38)
  TOTAL %
1) [Holy book] is to be taken literally, word for word 11,149 50.1
2) Not everything in [Holy book] should be taken literally, word for word 9,841 44.2
3) Other (Vol.) 582 2.6
9) Dont know/Refused (Vol.) 671 3
TOTAL22,243100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


Recode of responses to DETLIFE1 collapsed into common themes (Q56REC) (DETLIFE2)
  TOTAL %
10) ACTIONS - being a good person/living a good life/doing good works/morals/moral values/how you live your life 235 16.3
11) ACTIONS - behaving like Jesus/living a good Christian life 9 0.6
12) ACTIONS - following Ten Commandments 7 0.5
13) ACTIONS - treating others nicely/as youd like to be treated 43 3
14) ACTIONS - living life in accordance with ones own principles/being true to oneself 8 0.6
15) ACTIONS - living life in accordance with Gods commands/in accordance with Gods will/in accordance with the Bible 20 1.4
18) ACTIONS - generic actions/other actions 19 1.3
19) ACTIONS - combination of actions 70 4.9
30) BELIEF - in God, generic/higher power/relationship with God 104 7.2
31) BELIEF - in Jesus/the Lord/relationship with Jesus/accepting Jesus/Jesus mercy/being born again/being saved 244 16.9
32) BELIEF - in the Bible 2 0.1
38) BELIEF - having faith/generic beliefs (including truth as one defines it)/other beliefs 81 5.6
39) BELIEF - combination of beliefs 6 0.4
41) COMBINATION BELIEFS AND ACTIONS - belief in God (generic)/Gods mercy AND actions 50 3.5
42) COMBINATION BELIEFS AND ACTIONS - belief in Jesus/the Lord/Jesus mercy AND actions 43 3
43) COMBINATION BELIEFS AND ACTIONS - belief in Bible AND actions 1 0.1
44) COMBINATION BELIEFS AND ACTIONS - faithfulness to belief (generic)/ones own beliefs AND actions 47 3.3
61) OTHER - Karma 4 0.3
62) OTHER - Intentions (e.g., having a good heart)/combination of intentions and actions or beliefs 11 0.8
63) OTHER - Its up to God/Gods mercy/Gods grace 14 1
64) OTHER - All others 86 6
95) Everyone/nearly everyone achieves eternal life 32 2.2
96) Nothing determines eternal life/achievement or failure to achieve is inevitable 6 0.4
98) Dont believe in eternal life 104 7.2
99) Dont know/Refused 196 13.6
TOTAL1,442100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


29. And would you say that...? (QN29)
  TOTAL %
1) (BOOK) to be taken literally, word for word 1,084 50.4
2) Not everything in (BOOK) should be taken literally 956 44.5
3) Other 31 1.4
8) Dont know 66 3.1
9) Refused 13 0.6
TOTAL2,150100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


In your opinion, is each of the following statements about the Bible true or false? -- Everything in the Bible should be taken literally, word for word. (TRFALITR)
  TOTAL %
1) True 1,428 28.5
2) False 3,149 62.8
3) Dont know 441 8.8
TOTAL5,018100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


ASK IF BELIEVE HOLY BOOK IS WORD OF GOD: And would you say that [holy book] is to be taken literally, word for word, or not everything in [holy book] should be taken literally, word for word? (LITERAL)
  TOTAL %
1) [Holy book] is to be taken literally, word for word 3,759 50.7
2) Not everything in [holy book] should be taken literally, word for word 3,262 44
3) Other (Vol.) 113 1.5
9) Dont know/Refused (Vol.) 273 3.7
TOTAL7,407100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


If HBOOK_A = 1: And would you say that... [Note: See answer to HTEXT_A for the name of the holy book inserted below.] (Q187) (LITERL_A)
  TOTAL %
1) [Holy book] is to be taken literally, word for word 2,951 48.5
2) Not everything in [Holy book] should be taken literally, word for word 2,816 46.3
3) Other (VOL.) 93 1.5
9) Dont know/Refused (VOL.) 227 3.7
TOTAL6,087100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


If HBOOK_B = 1: And would you say that... [Note: See answer to HTEXT_B for the name of the holy book inserted below.] (Q287) (LITERL_B)
  TOTAL %
1) [Holy book] is to be taken literally, word for word, 3,108 50.8
2) Not everything in [Holy book] should be taken literally, word for word 2,677 43.7
3) Other (VOL.) 94 1.5
9) Dont know/Refused (VOL.) 240 3.9
TOTAL6,119100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE CURRENTLY INVOLVED IN ANY SMALL GROUP THAT MEETS REGULARLY AND PROVIDES SUPPORT OR CARING FOR THOSE WHO PARTICIPATE IN IT: In your opinion, is each of the following statements about the Bible true or false? -- Everything in the Bible should be taken literally, word for word. (BIBLE2)
  TOTAL %
1) True 389 38.2
2) False 555 54.5
3) Dont know/Refused 75 7.4
TOTAL1,019100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


ASKED ONLY OF THOSE WHO RESPONDED TO HAVING A PROTESTANT DENOMINATION: Do you believe Bible is literally true, word for word? (BIBLE)
  TOTAL %
0) Not applicable 0 0
1) Yes 821 46.3
2) Mostly 205 11.5
3) No 617 34.8
8) Dont know 132 7.4
TOTAL1,775100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


In your opinion, is each of the following statements about the Bible true or false? - Everything in the Bible should be taken literally, word for word. (BIB_LIT)
  TOTAL %
1) True 149,149 35.2
2) False 239,905 56.6
3) Dont Know, Refused 34,659 8.2
TOTAL423,713100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


In your opinion, is each of the following statements about the Bible true or false? -- The Bible is a detailed book of rules that Christians should try to follow. (TRFARULE)
  TOTAL %
1) True 3,485 69.4
2) False 988 19.7
3) Dont know 545 10.9
TOTAL5,018100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE CURRENTLY INVOLVED IN ANY SMALL GROUP THAT MEETS REGULARLY AND PROVIDES SUPPORT OR CARING FOR THOSE WHO PARTICIPATE IN IT: In your opinion, is each of the following statements about the Bible true or false? -- The Bible is a detailed book of rules that Christians should try to follow. (BIBLE6)
  TOTAL %
1) True 691 67.7
2) False 263 25.8
3) Dont know/Refused 66 6.5
TOTAL1,020100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


Which of these two comes closest to your own view? (TRUST)
  TOTAL %
1) I mostly trust the Bible for spiritual guidance. 1,406 48.3
2) I mostly trust my own personal experience for spiritual guidance. 1,352 46.5
3) Other 112 3.8
4) Dont know 34 1.2
5) Refused 6 0.2
TOTAL2,910100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


In your opinion, is each of the following statements about the Bible true or false? - The Bible is a detailed book of rules that Christians should try to follow. (BIB_FOLL)
  TOTAL %
1) True 322,023 76
2) False 62,930 14.9
3) Dont Know, Refused 38,760 9.1
TOTAL423,713100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


Do you think Gods word is revealed in any other writings besides the Bible, such as the sacred texts used by Muslims or Hindus? (GODSWORD)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes 1,325 45.5
2) No 1,041 35.8
3) Dont know 527 18.1
4) Refused 17 0.6
TOTAL2,910100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


Which of these two statements comes closest to your own view? (GODTRUTH)
  TOTAL %
1) Gods truth is fully revealed only in the Bible. 511 17.6
2) Gods truth is revealed in many ways, such as history, culture, nature and tradition. 2,300 79.1
3) Other 59 2
4) Dont know 31 1.1
5) Refused 8 0.3
TOTAL2,909100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


Here are several pairs of statements. For each pair, tell me which one comes closest to your own view. (GDTRUTH)
  TOTAL %
1) Gods Truth Is Fully Revealed Only in The Bible 83,877 20.9
2) The Bible is One of The Many Ways in Which Gods Truth is Revealed 318,364 79.1
TOTAL402,241100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


Which comes closest to your view? [Holy book: If Christian or no Q.16ion (Q.16=1-4, 9, 10, 12, 13 OR CHR=1) insert the Bible; If Jewish (Q.16=5), insert the Torah; If Muslim (Q.16=6), insert, the Koran; If other non-Christian affiliations (Q.16=7,8,14 OR (Q.16=11 AND CHR=2,9)), insert the Holy Scripture; IF DK/REF IN RELIGION (Q.16=99) AND CHR=2,9, insert the Bible] (Q37)
  TOTAL %
1) [Holy book] is the word of God 22,243 62.6
2) [Holy book] is a book written by men and is not the word of God 9,963 28
3) Other (Vol.) 1,887 5.3
9) Dont know/Refused (Vol.) 1,463 4.1
TOTAL35,556100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


28. [If Christian, unaffiliated, or dont know/refused, The Bible is used. If Jewish, The Hebrew Scriptures is used. If Muslim, The Koran is used. If other faith, The Holy Scripture is used.] Which comes closest to your view? (QN28)
  TOTAL %
1) (BOOK) the word of God 2,150 63
2) (BOOK) written by men and not the word of God 1,034 30.3
3) Other 91 2.7
8) Dont know 114 3.3
9) Refused 23 0.7
TOTAL3,412100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


Which comes closest to your view? [Holy book: If Christian or no religion (RELIG = 1-4, 9, 10, 12, 13 OR CHR=1) insert the Bible; If Jewish (RELIG =5), insert the Torah; If Muslim (RELIG=6), insert, the Koran; If other non-Christian affiliations (RELIG=99) AND CHR=2,9, insert the Bible] is the word of God, or [holy book] is written by men and is not the word of God? (HOLYBOOK)
  TOTAL %
1) [Holy book] is the word of God 7,407 67.7
2) [Holy book] is a book written by men and is not the word of God 2,563 23.4
3) Other (Vol.) 277 2.5
9) Dont know/Refused (Vol.) 693 6.3
TOTAL10,940100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


Which comes closest to your view? [Note: See answer to HTEXT_A for the name of the holy book inserted below.] (Q186) (HBOOK_A)
  TOTAL %
1) [Holy book] is the word of God 6,087 69
2) [Holy book] is a book written by men and is not the word of God 1,979 22.4
3) Other (VOL.) 318 3.6
9) Dont know/Refused (VOL.) 444 5
TOTAL8,828100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


Which comes closest to your view? [Note: See answer to HTEXT_B for the name of the holy book inserted below.] (Q286) (HBOOK_B)
  TOTAL %
1) [Holy book] is the word of God 6,118 69.3
2) [Holy book] is a book written by men and is not the word of God 2,056 23.3
3) Other (VOL.) 250 2.8
9) Dont know/Refused (VOL.) 404 4.6
TOTAL8,828100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


SubCategories [ Back to Top ]
3 Category: This question type provides respondents with three different statements about the Bible. In most cases respondents are asked if the Bible is the actual word of God, was inspired by God or merely a book of history and legends.
4 Category: Four category questions about the Bible often provide two middle-ground categories between an entirely literal view of the Bible and an entirely secular view.
Errors?: This question type simply asks the respondent if the Bible may contain errors.
Inspired?: This question type simply asks the respondent if the Bible was inspired by God.
Literalism: This question type simply asks the respondent if the Bible should be taken literally or not.
Miracles: This question type asks respondents their opinions on miracles recorded in the Bible.
Rulebook: This question type asks if the Bible provides rules/guidance for living life.
True?: This question type asks their respondent if they believe that every word of the Bible is true.
Word of God?: This question type asks the respondent if the Bible is the word of God.

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