Interpreting scripture among adults in Florida by religious group (2014) Switch to: Religious tradition among adults in Florida by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in Florida who say the holy scripture is…

Religious traditionWord of God; should be taken literallyWord of God; not everything taken literallyWord of God; other/don't knowNot the word of GodOther/don't knowSample size
Evangelical Protestant56%28%5%7%4%461
Historically Black Protestant60%25%2%7%6%130
Mainline Protestant23%29%2%33%13%338
Unaffiliated (religious "nones")13%13%2%67%5%446
Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.

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