Interpreting scripture among adults ages 65 and older by metro area (2014) Switch to: Metro area among adults ages 65 and older by interpretation of scripture

% of adults ages 65 and older 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
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Boston Metro Area 19% 29% 1% 41% 10% 129
Chicago Metro Area 22% 28% 8% 28% 14% 221
Dallas/Fort Worth Metro Area 43% 29% 5% 14% 8% 137
Houston Metro Area 49% 18% 3% 29% 1% 100
Los Angeles Metro Area 28% 28% 3% 31% 10% 271
Miami Metro Area 22% 20% 2% 35% 21% 126
New York City Metro Area 31% 26% 6% 31% 6% 496
Philadelphia Metro Area 26% 33% 5% 28% 8% 217
Phoenix Metro Area 23% 39% 2% 28% 8% 105
Providence Metro Area 19% 36% 2% 37% 6% 127
San Francisco Metro Area 16% 20% 2% 52% 10% 130
Washington, DC Metro Area 23% 28% 4% 41% 4% 138

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