Interpreting scripture by metro area (2014) Switch to: Metro area by interpretation of scripture

% of adults who say the holy scripture is…

Metro area Word of God; should be taken literally Word of God; not everything taken literally Word of God; other/don't know Not the word of God Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 510. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. 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.
Atlanta Metro Area 31% 32% 2% 27% 7% 510
Baltimore Metro Area 25% 28% 2% 40% 6% 250
Boston Metro Area 16% 21% 3% 52% 7% 498
Chicago Metro Area 24% 30% 2% 37% 7% 867
Dallas/Fort Worth Metro Area 39% 27% 2% 27% 5% 659
Detroit Metro Area 29% 26% 3% 33% 8% 374
Houston Metro Area 39% 25% 1% 30% 6% 514
Los Angeles Metro Area 26% 25% 1% 41% 7% 1,076
Miami Metro Area 29% 24% 2% 35% 10% 483
Minneapolis/St. Paul Metro Area 16% 26% 4% 42% 11% 342
New York City Metro Area 26% 23% 3% 41% 7% 1,786
Philadelphia Metro Area 21% 28% 2% 41% 7% 722
Phoenix Metro Area 26% 31% 1% 33% 9% 397
Pittsburgh Metro Area 30% 34% 2% 31% 4% 252
Providence Metro Area 19% 28% 1% 48% 4% 351
Riverside, CA Metro Area 33% 27% 2% 30% 9% 373
San Diego Metro Area 25% 23% 3% 42% 8% 321
San Francisco Metro Area 15% 18% 2% 56% 9% 485
Seattle Metro Area 21% 19% 1% 53% 6% 333
St. Louis Metro Area 26% 33% 3% 29% 9% 274
Tampa Metro Area 26% 25% 2% 40% 7% 320
Washington, DC Metro Area 24% 24% 3% 41% 9% 913

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