Interpreting scripture among Evangelical Protestants who say they believe in God; absolutely certain by religious denomination (2014) Switch to: Religious denomination among Evangelical Protestants who say they believe in God; absolutely certain by interpretation of scripture

% of Evangelical Protestants who say they believe in God; absolutely certain who say the holy scripture is…

Religious denomination 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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Assemblies of God 75% 19% 2% 2% 2% 421
Churches of Christ 54% 32% 4% 7% 3% 414
Independent Baptist (Evangelical Trad.) 58% 28% 3% 7% 4% 722
Interdenominational (Evangelical Trad.) 55% 34% 4% 3% 4% 181
Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod 47% 39% 5% 5% 4% 377
Nondenominational charismatic 56% 34% 7% 3% < 1% 173
Nondenominational evangelical 57% 33% 4% 2% 4% 629
Nondenominational fundamentalist 59% 34% 3% 3% 1% 100
Presbyterian Church in America 38% 39% 9% 9% 6% 119
Seventh-day Adventist 51% 34% 6% 3% 6% 149
Southern Baptist Convention 65% 23% 4% 5% 3% 1,663

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