Belief in God among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally by religious group (2014) Switch to: Religious tradition among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally by belief in God

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who say they…

Religious tradition Believe in God; absolutely certain Believe in God; fairly certain Believe in God; not too/not at all certain Believe in God; don't know Do not believe in God Other/don't know if they believe in God Sample Size
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Catholic 75% 22% 2% < 1% < 1% < 1% 2,774
Evangelical Protestant 84% 15% 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 2,469
Historically Black Protestant 87% 12% 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 466
Jehovah's Witness 87% 12% 1% < 1% < 1% 1% 102
Jewish 60% 33% 4% < 1% 3% < 1% 184
Mainline Protestant 74% 24% 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 2,158
Mormon 91% 8% 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 360
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 56% 31% 7% < 1% 4% 1% 713

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