Most take Bible stories literally

An ABC News poll
Most Americans have a literal understanding of biblical stories such as Moses parting the Red Sea, says an ABC News poll that also showed the vast majority do not blame Jews for the death of Jesus.

The ABC News PrimeTime poll found that six in ten Americans surveyed consider biblical accounts such as those about Noah’s Ark and God’s creation of the world in six days to be true, “word for word.” Some 30 percent agreed with the statement that the stories are not true “word for word” but are meant “as a lesson, not to be taken literally.” Fewer than one in ten said Jews as a whole are responsible for the death of Jesus, a question surrounding the controversial film The Passion of the Christ.

 

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