Belief in Hell 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 hell

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

Religious tradition Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
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Catholic 72% 22% 6% 2,774
Evangelical Protestant 78% 15% 7% 2,469
Historically Black Protestant 79% 16% 5% 466
Jehovah's Witness 4% 94% 2% 102
Jewish 39% 55% 6% 184
Mainline Protestant 68% 23% 9% 2,158
Mormon 62% 33% 5% 360
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 62% 32% 6% 713

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