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Attitudes about the Accuracy of the Bible (1), 4 categories 1964-1990

  '64 '66 '68 '70 '72 '74 '76 '78 '80 '82 '84 '86 '88 '90
Bible is God's Word : 51 ** 52 ** ** ** ** ** 46 ** 48 49 48 49
Some Human Errors : 42 ** 38 ** ** ** ** ** 42 ** 40 39 40 38
Written by Wise Men : 3 ** 6 ** ** ** ** ** 6 ** 6 6 6 8
Bible Worth Little Today: 1 ** 2 ** ** ** ** ** 2 ** 2 2 2 3
Don't Know, Other : 3 ** 3 ** ** ** ** ** 3 ** 4 4 3 2
N   1437   1538           1394   1902 2159 1761 972

PERCENTAGE WITHIN STUDY YEAR
Table 1B.2a
Source: The American National Election Studies
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QUESTION TEXT:

"Here are four statements about the Bible and I'd like you to tell
me which is closest to your own view:" (STATEMENTS SHOWN TO R)
1. The Bible is God's word and all it says is true
2. The Bible was written by men inspired by God but it contains
some human errors.
3. The Bible is a good book because it was written by wise men,
but God had nothing to do with it.
4. The Bible was written by men who lived so long ago that
it is worth very little today.


This question is variable VCF0845 in the ANES Cumulative Data File dataset.
Consult the Cumulative Data File codebook for complete question text and annotation.
Weight variable VCF0009z was used to produce this table (see weight documentation)

(Table generated: 05NOV15)


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