Interpreting scripture among who strongly favor or favor gay marriage by religious group (2014) Switch to: Religious tradition among who strongly favor or favor gay marriage by interpretation of scripture

% of who strongly favor or favor gay marriage 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 3% 9% 1% 75% 11% 231
Catholic 19% 35% 2% 36% 7% 4,011
Evangelical Protestant 31% 43% 3% 16% 7% 2,227
Hindu 5% 20% < 1% 68% 7% 126
Historically Black Protestant 46% 31% 2% 15% 7% 740
Jewish 3% 20% 1% 69% 7% 689
Mainline Protestant 13% 37% 1% 39% 10% 3,464
Mormon 32% 44% 2% 18% 3% 155
Muslim 25% 39% 8% 19% 9% 105
Orthodox Christian 13% 34% 3% 37% 14% 105
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 5% 9% < 1% 80% 6% 5,996

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