Interpreting scripture among adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation by metro area (2014) Switch to: Metro area among adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation by interpretation of scripture

% of adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation 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 = 306. 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 28% 29% 2% 35% 6% 306
Baltimore Metro Area 18% 25% 2% 48% 6% 158
Boston Metro Area 14% 21% 3% 57% 6% 352
Chicago Metro Area 21% 29% 2% 41% 7% 576
Dallas/Fort Worth Metro Area 35% 26% 2% 32% 6% 370
Detroit Metro Area 18% 31% 2% 43% 7% 211
Houston Metro Area 34% 24% 1% 35% 7% 326
Los Angeles Metro Area 22% 24% 1% 46% 7% 719
Miami Metro Area 24% 23% 2% 41% 9% 333
Minneapolis/St. Paul Metro Area 10% 22% 3% 52% 13% 219
New York City Metro Area 24% 21% 2% 46% 7% 1,263
Philadelphia Metro Area 17% 28% 1% 45% 8% 474
Phoenix Metro Area 19% 28% 1% 39% 13% 225
Pittsburgh Metro Area 23% 28% 1% 45% 3% 157
Providence Metro Area 19% 24% 1% 52% 4% 225
Riverside, CA Metro Area 26% 26% 2% 35% 11% 221
San Diego Metro Area 20% 22% 3% 49% 6% 201
San Francisco Metro Area 11% 14% 2% 63% 10% 347
Seattle Metro Area 16% 19% 1% 58% 5% 221
St. Louis Metro Area 24% 33% 2% 34% 6% 170
Tampa Metro Area 21% 22% 1% 47% 9% 198
Washington, DC Metro Area 21% 21% 1% 48% 9% 621

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