Democrats And Liberals Most Likely Groups To Not Believe The Bible

07.11.11 | Sarah Harnisch

Who are the most likely not to believe the Bible? Democrats and Liberals, according to a brand new study by Gallup. They found Conservatives, Moderates, Republicans and Independants are less likely to believe the Bible is nothing more then a book of fables and legends made up by man. When broken down by political ideology and party, liberals and Democrats were more likely to reject the divine origin of the Bible. Almost a third of liberals and almost a quarter of Democrats said the Bible was a book of moral precepts recorded by man. Seven-percent of conservatives, 20-percent of moderates and 31-percent of liberals agreed. But 93-percent of Republicans said the Bible was either the literal or the inspired word of God. 

Meanwhile, in the United States, 1 in every 3 Americans say they take the Bible literally, saying it is the actual word of God. It's similar to what Gallup has measured over the last two decades, but down from the 1970s and 1980s. The high point in the percentage of Americans favoring a literal interpretation of the Bible was 40%, recorded in 1980 and 1984. The low point was 27% in 2001.

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