Interpreting scripture among Mainline Protestants who are moderate by religious denomination (2014) Switch to: Religious denomination among Mainline Protestants who are moderate by interpretation of scripture

% of Mainline Protestants who are moderate 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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American Baptist Churches USA 49% 33% 5% 8% 5% 147
Episcopal Church 6% 34% < 1% 50% 11% 192
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) 20% 43% 2% 29% 7% 264
Presbyterian Church (USA) 18% 43% 1% 27% 11% 163
United Methodist Church 19% 47% 2% 23% 9% 624

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