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Monday, February 13, 2012

Poll Confirms Strong Sense of Faith in South Carolina

But religious leaders say survey is not accurate representation of how people worship

A new Winthrop Poll confirms what most people who spend any time in the Palmetto State already know: South Carolinians are unabashedly religious, largely evangelical and armed with a strong belief that the Bible is the infallible word of God.

But faith leaders and parishioners say the poll questions – including one that found 62 percent believe the Bible is the literal word of God – aren’t nuanced enough to incorporate the range of theological interpretations such questions arouse in those who take their faith seriously.

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