Interpreting scripture among Evangelical Protestants who would rather have smaller government; fewer services by religious denomination (2014) Switch to: Religious denomination among Evangelical Protestants who would rather have smaller government; fewer services by interpretation of scripture

% of Evangelical Protestants who would rather have smaller government; fewer services 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% 21% 2% 4% 2% 297
Churches of Christ 48% 37% 4% 8% 3% 304
Independent Baptist (Evangelical Trad.) 58% 25% 2% 10% 4% 576
Interdenominational (Evangelical Trad.) 52% 34% 5% 4% 4% 121
Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod 43% 40% 4% 10% 4% 343
Nondenominational charismatic 54% 36% 4% 4% 1% 126
Nondenominational evangelical 54% 36% 4% 3% 3% 556
Presbyterian Church in America 31% 41% 7% 16% 4% 112
Southern Baptist Convention 63% 22% 4% 8% 3% 1,336

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