Generational cohort 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 generational group

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

Religious tradition Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
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Catholic 13% 9% 27% 35% 14% 1% 2,722
Evangelical Protestant 16% 16% 29% 29% 10% < 1% 2,430
Historically Black Protestant 21% 20% 29% 25% 6% 1% 453
Jehovah's Witness 14% 7% 30% 37% 12% < 1% 101
Jewish 18% 13% 29% 26% 13% 2% 177
Mainline Protestant 14% 11% 25% 32% 16% 2% 2,133
Mormon 16% 18% 31% 24% 9% 1% 356
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 22% 19% 30% 25% 4% < 1% 699

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