Interpreting scripture among democrats and Democratic leaners by religious group (2014) Switch to: Religious tradition among democrats and Democratic leaners by interpretation of scripture

% of democrats and Democratic leaners who say the holy scripture is…

Religious tradition 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
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Buddhist 7% 8% 1% 72% 13% 184
Catholic 25% 32% 2% 33% 7% 3,118
Evangelical Protestant 47% 33% 3% 12% 5% 2,307
Hindu 10% 17% < 1% 64% 9% 113
Historically Black Protestant 60% 23% 3% 9% 6% 1,557
Jewish 6% 18% 1% 69% 6% 575
Mainline Protestant 21% 31% 1% 37% 10% 2,511
Mormon 35% 40% 3% 16% 6% 110
Muslim 38% 33% 12% 12% 5% 150
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 8% 8% < 1% 78% 5% 4,348

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