Interpreting scripture among 50-64 year olds by metro area (2014) Switch to: Metro area among 50-64 year olds by interpretation of scripture

% of 50-64 year olds 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 = 136. 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 29% 37% 2% 26% 6% 136
Boston Metro Area 15% 32% 10% 34% 9% 134
Chicago Metro Area 27% 28% 3% 34% 7% 231
Dallas/Fort Worth Metro Area 47% 27% 2% 19% 5% 186
Detroit Metro Area 27% 23% 5% 35% 10% 131
Houston Metro Area 46% 15% < 1% 30% 9% 136
Los Angeles Metro Area 28% 29% 2% 36% 6% 272
Miami Metro Area 37% 19% 4% 34% 5% 119
Minneapolis/St. Paul Metro Area 17% 29% 12% 30% 11% 117
New York City Metro Area 31% 22% 2% 37% 8% 489
Philadelphia Metro Area 23% 28% 1% 44% 4% 205
Phoenix Metro Area 47% 22% 1% 24% 6% 117
Providence Metro Area 19% 34% < 1% 41% 5% 113
San Diego Metro Area 26% 29% 6% 29% 10% 104
San Francisco Metro Area 14% 22% 5% 50% 10% 138
Tampa Metro Area 29% 20% 4% 40% 6% 102
Washington, DC Metro Area 25% 23% 1% 40% 11% 266

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