Interpreting scripture among adults who say that stricter environmental laws and regulations cost too many jobs and hurt the economy by religious group (2014) Switch to: Religious tradition among adults who say that stricter environmental laws and regulations cost too many jobs and hurt the economy by interpretation of scripture

% of adults who say that stricter environmental laws and regulations cost too many jobs and hurt the economy 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% 37% 3% 23% 8% 2,856
Evangelical Protestant 61% 26% 4% 6% 4% 4,340
Historically Black Protestant 62% 23% 2% 9% 4% 640
Jewish 23% 37% 3% 32% 5% 196
Mainline Protestant 31% 37% 3% 21% 7% 2,306
Mormon 32% 56% 5% 4% 3% 363
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 15% 15% 1% 61% 8% 1,908

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