Interpreting scripture among Mainline Protestants who say right or wrong depends on the situation by religious group (2014) Switch to: Religious family among Mainline Protestants who say right or wrong depends on the situation by interpretation of scripture

% of Mainline Protestants who say right or wrong depends on the situation who say the holy scripture is…

Religious family 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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Baptist Family (Mainline Trad.) 42% 31% 5% 18% 6% 416
Congregationalist Family (Mainline Trad.) 14% 31% 1% 44% 11% 197
Episcopalian/Anglican Family (Mainline Trad.) 10% 32% < 1% 48% 10% 415
Lutheran Family (Mainline Trad.) 16% 38% 1% 35% 10% 574
Methodist Family (Mainline Trad.) 22% 42% 2% 25% 8% 1,059
Nondenominational Family (Mainline Trad.) 11% 37% 2% 37% 13% 242
Nonspecific Protestant Family (Mainline Trad.) 17% 27% 3% 40% 13% 440
Presbyterian Family (Mainline Trad.) 18% 38% 2% 31% 11% 439

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