Belief in God among members of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod by interpretation of scripture (2014) Switch to: Interpreting scripture among members of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod by belief in God

% of members of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod who say they…

Interpreting scriptureBelieve in God; absolutely certainBelieve in God; fairly certainBelieve in God; not too/not at all certainBelieve in God; don't knowDo not believe in GodOther/don't know if they believe in GodSample size
Word of God; should be taken literally94%6%< 1%< 1%< 1%< 1%190
Word of God; not everything taken literally77%23%< 1%1%< 1%< 1%177
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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