Interpreting scripture among Evangelical Protestants by religious denomination (2014) Switch to: Religious denomination among Evangelical Protestants by interpretation of scripture

% of Evangelical Protestants who say the holy scripture is…

Religious denominationWord 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
Assemblies of God72%20%2%3%3%460
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)83%12%2%2%1%111
Church of the Nazarene50%34%2%11%3%101
Churches of Christ49%33%4%11%4%498
Independent Baptist (Evangelical Trad.)53%29%3%11%4%825
Interdenominational (Evangelical Trad.)48%36%3%8%4%206
Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod40%41%4%11%4%459
Nondenominational charismatic53%33%8%6%1%187
Nondenominational evangelical53%35%4%4%3%684
Nondenominational fundamentalist56%35%2%7%1%107
Presbyterian Church in America34%39%7%15%5%158
Seventh-day Adventist48%36%5%4%7%165
Southern Baptist Convention61%24%4%8%3%1,845
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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