Interpreting scripture among who believe in Heaven by religious group (2014) Switch to: Religious tradition among who believe in Heaven by interpretation of scripture

% of who believe in Heaven 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 28% 40% 3% 22% 7% 6,083
Evangelical Protestant 56% 30% 4% 7% 4% 7,452
Historically Black Protestant 61% 24% 3% 7% 6% 1,761
Jehovah's Witness 45% 38% 11% 3% 3% 126
Jewish 23% 42% 2% 27% 6% 288
Mainline Protestant 28% 40% 3% 21% 8% 4,683
Mormon 34% 55% 5% 4% 2% 626
Muslim 45% 32% 10% 10% 3% 202
Orthodox Christian 27% 46% 2% 18% 7% 138
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 22% 23% 2% 45% 9% 2,430

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