Age distribution among adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men by religious group (2014) Switch to: Religious tradition among adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men by age group

% of adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men who are ages…

Religious tradition 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
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Buddhist 31% 34% 22% 14% 198
Catholic 19% 34% 31% 16% 2,042
Evangelical Protestant 25% 33% 26% 16% 629
Hindu 36% 56% 4% 3% 118
Historically Black Protestant 26% 38% 29% 7% 173
Jewish 20% 26% 26% 28% 505
Mainline Protestant 16% 32% 28% 23% 1,810
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 37% 36% 18% 9% 5,633

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