Interpreting scripture among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week by religious group (2014) Switch to: Religious tradition among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week by interpretation of scripture

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week 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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Buddhist 8% 11% 1% 68% 12% 166
Catholic 30% 37% 3% 22% 8% 4,173
Evangelical Protestant 61% 26% 4% 5% 4% 6,541
Historically Black Protestant 63% 22% 3% 6% 6% 1,423
Jehovah's Witness 46% 40% 8% 2% 4% 203
Jewish 18% 29% 3% 40% 10% 320
Mainline Protestant 31% 34% 3% 23% 9% 3,532
Mormon 37% 53% 5% 3% 2% 545
Muslim 42% 33% 10% 11% 4% 152
Orthodox Christian 28% 48% 3% 18% 5% 103
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 13% 11% 1% 68% 7% 3,048

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