Views about size of government among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally by religious group (2014) Switch to: Religious tradition among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally by views about size of government

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who would rather have…

Religious tradition Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
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Catholic 56% 39% 2% 2% 2,774
Evangelical Protestant 64% 31% 2% 2% 2,469
Historically Black Protestant 29% 66% 2% 3% 466
Jehovah's Witness 37% 40% 3% 19% 102
Jewish 50% 48% < 1% 1% 184
Mainline Protestant 64% 31% 2% 3% 2,158
Mormon 83% 15% < 1% 2% 360
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 52% 44% 2% 2% 713

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