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30 Percent of Americans Believe the Bible Is Literally True
Three out of 10 Americans believe in the literal truth of the Bible, according to a new survey by Gallup. The largest group, 49 percent, believes the Bible is the divinely inspired word of God but that it should not be taken literally.
17 percent of Americans say the Bible is a book of ancient stories that were recorded by man, a figure that has dropped slightly since 20 percent expressed that opinion in 2001. Meanwhile, Americans taking the Bible literally have increased slightly.
In 2001, 27 percent of Americans took the Bible as literally true. The trend has been generally downward since the late 1970s, however, when, for example, 38 percent took the Bible as literally true in 1978. Literalists are the least-educated group.