Party affiliation among members of the Southern Baptist Convention by interpretation of scripture (2014) Switch to: Interpreting scripture among members of the Southern Baptist Convention by political party

% of members of the Southern Baptist Convention who identify as…

Interpreting scriptureRepublican/lean Rep.No leanDemocrat/lean Dem.Sample size
Word of God; should be taken literally68%9%23%1,157
Word of God; not everything taken literally61%10%29%430
Not the word of God51%15%33%128
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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