Interpreting scripture among adults who read scripture once or twice a month by religious group (2014) Switch to: Religious tradition among adults who read scripture once or twice a month by interpretation of scripture

% of adults who read scripture once or twice a month 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% 40% 3% 19% 8% 782
Evangelical Protestant 44% 38% 2% 10% 5% 979
Historically Black Protestant 49% 31% 1% 11% 9% 249
Mainline Protestant 25% 41% 4% 19% 10% 791
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 23% 25% 1% 44% 8% 362

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