Interpreting scripture among adults who say homosexuality should be accepted by religious group (2014) Switch to: Religious tradition among adults who say homosexuality should be accepted by interpretation of scripture

% of adults who say homosexuality should be accepted 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% 10% 235
Catholic 21% 36% 2% 33% 8% 4,929
Evangelical Protestant 36% 42% 3% 14% 6% 2,912
Hindu 7% 18% 1% 67% 8% 126
Historically Black Protestant 53% 28% 2% 12% 5% 944
Jewish 4% 22% < 1% 66% 7% 726
Mainline Protestant 15% 38% 2% 36% 10% 4,042
Mormon 29% 50% 2% 15% 3% 225
Muslim 29% 39% 5% 20% 7% 111
Orthodox Christian 13% 37% 2% 35% 12% 116
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 6% 10% < 1% 78% 6% 6,338

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