Interpreting scripture among Evangelical Protestants by religious group (2014) Switch to: Religious family among Evangelical Protestants by interpretation of scripture

% of Evangelical Protestants who say the holy scripture is…

Religious family Word of God; should be taken literally Word of God; not everything taken literally Word of God; other/don't know Not the word of God Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 182. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Adventist Family (Evangelical Trad.) 51% 34% 5% 4% 6% 182
Baptist Family (Evangelical Trad.) 58% 26% 4% 8% 4% 3,142
Holiness Family (Evangelical Trad.) 54% 29% 4% 9% 4% 263
Lutheran Family (Evangelical Trad.) 40% 40% 4% 12% 4% 630
Nondenominational Family (Evangelical Trad.) 50% 35% 6% 6% 4% 1,604
Nonspecific Protestant Family (Evangelical Trad.) 50% 27% 5% 10% 8% 467
Pentecostal Family (Evangelical Trad.) 69% 20% 3% 5% 4% 1,086
Presbyterian Family (Evangelical Trad.) 37% 41% 5% 12% 4% 306
Restorationist Family (Evangelical Trad.) 50% 34% 3% 10% 4% 541

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