Less Than a Third of Americans Say Bible Is The Actual Word of God That Should Be Taken Literally

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June 10, 2014 | Morgan Lee

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According to the findings of a Gallup poll released on Wednesday, 28 percent of Americans believe that the Bible was “the actual word of God” and that it should be “taken literally, word for word.” Forty percent of Americans agreed with that statement in 1979 — a record high — though the number has since declined every year with the exception of 2012.

Nearly 50 percent of Americans agree that the Bible is the “inspired word of God” and that not all of its content should be taken literally. The 47 percent of respondents who believe this perspective is 2 percent higher than when Gallup began asking the question in 1976, and five points short of the 52 percent who agreed with it in 2003. Continue reading “Less Than a Third of Americans Say Bible Is The Actual Word of God That Should Be Taken Literally”

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