Interpreting scripture among Evangelical Protestants who believe in Hell by religious denomination (2014) Switch to: Religious denomination among Evangelical Protestants who believe in Hell by interpretation of scripture

% of Evangelical Protestants who believe in Hell 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 74% 18% 2% 2% 3% 409
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) 86% 11% 2% < 1% 1% 103
Churches of Christ 51% 35% 4% 8% 3% 415
Independent Baptist (Evangelical Trad.) 58% 29% 3% 7% 3% 699
Interdenominational (Evangelical Trad.) 57% 31% 2% 4% 5% 148
Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod 47% 40% 3% 7% 3% 339
Nondenominational charismatic 58% 33% 3% 4% 1% 150
Nondenominational evangelical 55% 35% 4% 3% 3% 561
Southern Baptist Convention 64% 23% 4% 5% 3% 1,594

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