Parent of children under 18 among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally by religious group (2014) Switch to: Religious tradition among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally by parental status

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally who are…

Religious tradition Parents Non-parents Sample Size
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Catholic 36% 64% 1,538
Evangelical Protestant 30% 70% 4,743
Historically Black Protestant 28% 72% 1,090
Jehovah's Witness 27% 73% 106
Mainline Protestant 24% 76% 1,261
Mormon 41% 59% 209
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 33% 67% 545

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