Interpreting scripture among 30-49 year olds by religious group (2014) Switch to: Religious tradition among 30-49 year olds by interpretation of scripture

% of 30-49 year olds who say the holy scripture is…

Religious tradition 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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Catholic 29% 33% 2% 29% 7% 1,763
Evangelical Protestant 52% 32% 4% 8% 4% 2,168
Hindu 14% 11% 1% 60% 14% 109
Historically Black Protestant 58% 23% 3% 9% 7% 552
Jewish 11% 27% 1% 54% 7% 165
Mainline Protestant 22% 37% 2% 32% 8% 1,269
Mormon 35% 52% 2% 7% 3% 223
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 12% 11% < 1% 69% 8% 2,371

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