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% of members of the Historically Black Protestant Tradition who say the holy scripture is…

Views about human evolution 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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Evolved; due to natural processes 49% 26% 1% 18% 6% 302
Evolved; due to God's design 52% 29% 2% 12% 6% 595
Always existed in present form 69% 21% 2% 4% 5% 853
Don't know 57% 8% 18% 2% 14% 103

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