Thirty percent of Americans are Biblical literalists
Posted on July 20, 2011
Roughly thirty percent of Americans believe the Bible is the actual and literal word of God, according to a new study from Gallup. Meanwhile, 49 percent said the Bible is the inspired word of God but that it should not be taken literally, while just 17 percent consider it an ancient book of stories recorded by men.
Here’s a graph to help you put this into perspective:
You can find further breakdowns inside the above link. I always find the breakdown by education to be interesting: