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Record Few Americans Believe Bible Is Literal Word of God

Fewer than one in four Americans (24%) say the Bible is the literal word of God. This is down slightly from 28% in 2014 and is the lowest in Gallup's four-decade trend.

Three in Four in U.S. Still See the Bible as Word of God

Three in four Americans consider the Bible to be God's word, with 28% saying it should be taken literally and 47% saying it is open to interpretation. Long-term biblical literalism has declined some, while a secular take on the Bible has become ...

Religion and Drinking Alcohol in the U.S.

Highly religious Americans are less likely than others to drink alcohol and are more likely to view drinking as morally unacceptable.

Religion, Race and Same-Sex Marriage

Support for legal same-sex marriage is strongly related to religion and partisanship. Black Americans, who tend to be Democratic and highly religious, are particularly cross-pressured on this issue.

In U.S., 3 in 10 Say They Take the Bible Literally

Three in 10 Americans view the Bible as the literal word of God, similar to what Gallup has measured in the past two decades but down from the 1970s and 1980s. Close to half, 49%, view the Bible as the inspired word of God, but do not believe ...

On Moral Issues, Not All Protestants Are Created Equal

Protestants who identify with "mainline" denominations are distinctly more liberal on moral issues than are Baptists, Pentecostals and those identifying with nondenominational Protestant groups.

Majority in U.S. Still Say Religion Can Answer Most Problems

A slim majority of Americans, 55%, still believe religion can answer all or most problems, near the lowest point since 1957.

Religiosity Playing an Expected Role in Views of Trump

Highly religious Americans give Donald Trump higher job approval ratings than those who are not religious -- an expected pattern, given the relationship between religiosity and partisanship in politics today.

One-Third of Americans Believe the Bible Is Literally True

About one-third of the American adult population believes the Bible is the actual word of God and is to be taken literally word for word. This percentage is slightly lower than several decades ago. Belief in a literal Bible is strongly ...

How You Can Productively Aim Your Connectedness Talents

Learn about your Connectedness talents -- how they can help and hinder you, and how you can use them most effectively in this 2018 edition of Mastery Monday.
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