Interpreting scripture among Evangelical Protestants who say religion is very important by religious denomination (2014) Switch to: Religious denomination among Evangelical Protestants who say religion is very important by interpretation of scripture

% of Evangelical Protestants who say religion is very important 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 77% 17% 2% 1% 2% 408
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) 84% 13% 2% 2% < 1% 101
Churches of Christ 57% 30% 4% 5% 3% 374
Independent Baptist (Evangelical Trad.) 66% 22% 3% 5% 3% 631
Interdenominational (Evangelical Trad.) 55% 33% 4% 4% 4% 167
Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod 53% 37% 5% 2% 3% 316
Nondenominational charismatic 60% 30% 8% 2% < 1% 151
Nondenominational evangelical 60% 31% 5% 2% 3% 581
Presbyterian Church in America 45% 33% 9% 8% 5% 106
Seventh-day Adventist 53% 36% 6% 1% 4% 140
Southern Baptist Convention 68% 21% 4% 3% 3% 1,516

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