Interpreting scripture among adults who say abortion should be legal in all or most cases by religious group (2014) Switch to: Religious tradition among adults who say abortion should be legal in all or most cases by interpretation of scripture

% of adults who say abortion should be legal in all or most cases 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 4% 10% 1% 75% 11% 228
Catholic 18% 33% 2% 40% 8% 3,463
Evangelical Protestant 39% 37% 3% 15% 6% 2,735
Hindu 5% 17% < 1% 68% 9% 143
Historically Black Protestant 51% 30% 2% 12% 6% 1,010
Jewish 7% 21% 1% 63% 8% 734
Mainline Protestant 16% 34% 2% 38% 10% 3,816
Mormon 32% 47% 2% 15% 3% 171
Muslim 38% 34% 8% 14% 5% 131
Orthodox Christian 24% 27% 1% 36% 11% 102
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 5% 8% < 1% 81% 6% 5,823

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