Interpreting scripture among Evangelical Protestants who are third generation or higher by religious group (2014) Switch to: Religious family 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 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
Sample size = 106. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Adventist Family (Evangelical Trad.) 51% 33% 5% 4% 6% 106
Baptist Family (Evangelical Trad.) 59% 25% 3% 9% 4% 2,901
Holiness Family (Evangelical Trad.) 55% 30% 4% 7% 4% 234
Lutheran Family (Evangelical Trad.) 41% 41% 3% 11% 4% 554
Nondenominational Family (Evangelical Trad.) 50% 36% 6% 5% 4% 1,371
Nonspecific Protestant Family (Evangelical Trad.) 50% 28% 5% 9% 9% 353
Pentecostal Family (Evangelical Trad.) 70% 19% 2% 4% 4% 800
Presbyterian Family (Evangelical Trad.) 39% 41% 5% 11% 4% 264
Restorationist Family (Evangelical Trad.) 50% 34% 4% 8% 4% 467

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