Religious tradition among adults in the Chicago metro area by interpretation of scripture (2014) Switch to: Interpreting scripture among adults in the Chicago metro area by religious group

% of adults in the Chicago metro area who are…

Interpreting scriptureBuddhistCatholicEvangelical ProtestantHinduHistorically Black ProtestantJehovah's WitnessJewishMainline ProtestantMormonMuslimOrthodox ChristianOther ChristianOther FaithsOther World ReligionsUnaffiliated (religious "nones")Don't knowSample size
Word of God; should be taken literally< 1%32%27%1%19%2%< 1%10%< 1%3%< 1%< 1%< 1%< 1%7%< 1%163
Word of God; not everything taken literally< 1%43%23%< 1%7%1%3%10%1%2%2%1%< 1%< 1%7%< 1%260
Not the word of God2%26%3%1%2%< 1%4%12%< 1%1%< 1%< 1%2%1%46%1%353
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