Importance of religion in one's life 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 importance of religion

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who say religion is…

Metro area Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important 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 71% 24% 4% < 1% < 1% 160
Boston Metro Area 53% 37% 8% 3% < 1% 111
Chicago Metro Area 60% 30% 10% 1% < 1% 260
Dallas/Fort Worth Metro Area 65% 28% 6% < 1% < 1% 196
Detroit Metro Area 56% 37% 6% 1% 1% 103
Houston Metro Area 63% 30% 3% 3% < 1% 133
Los Angeles Metro Area 61% 32% 6% 1% < 1% 282
Miami Metro Area 68% 27% 3% 2% < 1% 122
New York City Metro Area 63% 28% 5% 3% 1% 453
Philadelphia Metro Area 62% 29% 5% 3% 1% 218
Phoenix Metro Area 58% 29% 10% 2% 2% 121
Providence Metro Area 53% 43% 3% 2% < 1% 105
Riverside, CA Metro Area 61% 25% 9% 5% < 1% 104
Washington, DC Metro Area 67% 29% 4% < 1% < 1% 227

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