Belief in Hell among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally by metro area (2014) Switch to: Metro area among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally by belief in hell

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Metro area Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 160. 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 74% 19% 7% 160
Boston Metro Area 52% 38% 9% 111
Chicago Metro Area 73% 19% 7% 260
Dallas/Fort Worth Metro Area 85% 13% 2% 196
Detroit Metro Area 70% 23% 7% 103
Houston Metro Area 69% 24% 7% 133
Los Angeles Metro Area 64% 29% 6% 282
Miami Metro Area 70% 26% 4% 122
New York City Metro Area 60% 31% 9% 453
Philadelphia Metro Area 63% 26% 12% 218
Phoenix Metro Area 64% 28% 7% 121
Providence Metro Area 60% 30% 10% 105
Riverside, CA Metro Area 70% 23% 7% 104
Washington, DC Metro Area 71% 24% 5% 227

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