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Attitudes about the Accuracy of the Bible (2), 3 categories 1990-2012

  '90 '92 '94 '96 '98 '00 '02 '04 '08 '12
Bible Literal Truth : 45 39 41 39 36 35 ** 37 37 31
God's Word, Not Literal: 41 47 45 46 48 49 ** 46 44 47
Not the Word of God : 12 12 12 13 14 12 ** 15 17 21
Don't Know, Other : 2 2 3 2 2 3 ** 1 2 1
N   978 2293 1763 1703 1268 1785   1203 2304 5860

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

"Which of these statements comes closest to describing your
feelings about the Bible?" (STATEMENTS SHOWN TO R)
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


NOTE: 2012 data are for the combined (face-to-face and internet) sample.

This question is variable VCF0850 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: 11NOV15)


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