Interpreting scripture among Evangelical Protestants who are third generation or higher by religious denomination (2014) Switch to: Religious denomination among Evangelical Protestants who are third generation or higher by interpretation of scripture

% of Evangelical Protestants who are third generation or higher 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 71% 20% 2% 4% 3% 352
Churches of Christ 50% 33% 4% 9% 4% 436
Independent Baptist (Evangelical Trad.) 54% 28% 3% 11% 4% 734
Interdenominational (Evangelical Trad.) 48% 37% 3% 7% 5% 179
Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod 41% 41% 4% 10% 4% 409
Nondenominational charismatic 52% 35% 8% 4% 1% 161
Nondenominational evangelical 52% 36% 4% 3% 4% 563
Presbyterian Church in America 36% 39% 6% 12% 6% 138
Southern Baptist Convention 61% 23% 4% 8% 3% 1,754

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