Interpreting scripture among adults who say that there are clear standards for what is right and wrong by metro area (2014) Switch to: Metro area among adults who say that there are clear standards for what is right and wrong by interpretation of scripture

% of adults who say that there are clear standards for what is right and wrong 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 = 199. 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 35% 38% 3% 16% 8% 199
Boston Metro Area 22% 23% < 1% 43% 11% 133
Chicago Metro Area 32% 33% 4% 26% 5% 268
Dallas/Fort Worth Metro Area 45% 31% 1% 18% 5% 275
Detroit Metro Area 42% 22% 6% 22% 8% 149
Houston Metro Area 46% 26% 1% 23% 4% 177
Los Angeles Metro Area 33% 28% 2% 32% 6% 326
Miami Metro Area 39% 26% 2% 22% 11% 135
Minneapolis/St. Paul Metro Area 30% 34% 5% 22% 9% 121
New York City Metro Area 30% 29% 5% 29% 7% 457
Philadelphia Metro Area 29% 29% 2% 35% 4% 236
Phoenix Metro Area 35% 36% 1% 24% 4% 153
Providence Metro Area 21% 38% < 1% 37% 3% 115
Riverside, CA Metro Area 42% 30% 2% 21% 5% 143
San Diego Metro Area 37% 26% 1% 27% 8% 112
San Francisco Metro Area 28% 29% 2% 35% 6% 124
Seattle Metro Area 29% 22% 2% 41% 6% 105
Tampa Metro Area 39% 31% 2% 25% 3% 117
Washington, DC Metro Area 30% 31% 8% 25% 6% 275

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