Interpreting scripture among adults who attend services weekly or more by metro area (2014) Switch to: Metro area among adults who attend services weekly or more by interpretation of scripture

% of adults who attend services weekly or more 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 = 227. 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 51% 38% 3% 4% 3% 227
Boston Metro Area 40% 29% 7% 18% 6% 125
Chicago Metro Area 42% 36% 4% 12% 6% 290
Dallas/Fort Worth Metro Area 61% 27% 1% 6% 4% 281
Detroit Metro Area 57% 22% 5% 9% 7% 123
Houston Metro Area 63% 24% 1% 9% 3% 222
Los Angeles Metro Area 47% 35% 2% 10% 6% 340
Miami Metro Area 47% 31% 3% 11% 9% 176
Minneapolis/St. Paul Metro Area 32% 39% 9% 14% 7% 119
New York City Metro Area 46% 30% 5% 13% 6% 576
Philadelphia Metro Area 37% 39% 5% 12% 7% 248
Phoenix Metro Area 49% 40% 3% 6% 2% 148
Providence Metro Area 28% 43% 3% 21% 5% 118
Riverside, CA Metro Area 57% 29% 3% 4% 6% 134
San Diego Metro Area 50% 38% 3% 7% 3% 104
San Francisco Metro Area 46% 24% 9% 17% 5% 101
Tampa Metro Area 56% 28% 2% 11% 3% 113
Washington, DC Metro Area 44% 36% 5% 10% 6% 282

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