Here are the results of the 2008 US Religious Landscape Survey, conducted by Pew Research.

“Mainline churches” include:

  • United Methodist Church
  • Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
  • Presbyterian Church (USA)
  • Episcopal Church
  • American Baptist Churches in the USA
  • United Church of Christ

Who Takes Their Scripture Literally?

  • Only Evangelical, Traditionally Black Churches and Muslim hit 50% or higher.
  • Less than 1/4 of Christians believe in taking the scripture literally(word-for-word)
  • With all faiths combined, only 1/3 of believers are literalists