Interpreting scripture among adults who believe in God with absolute certainty by metro area (2014) Switch to: Metro area among adults who believe in God with absolute certainty by interpretation of scripture

% of adults who believe in God with absolute certainty 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 = 361. 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 40% 40% 3% 12% 5% 361
Baltimore Metro Area 37% 38% 3% 17% 4% 145
Boston Metro Area 30% 35% 6% 19% 11% 193
Chicago Metro Area 33% 39% 3% 17% 7% 486
Dallas/Fort Worth Metro Area 50% 32% 2% 11% 5% 478
Detroit Metro Area 41% 33% 5% 13% 8% 249
Houston Metro Area 50% 27% 1% 16% 6% 337
Los Angeles Metro Area 36% 33% 2% 21% 8% 562
Miami Metro Area 40% 32% 3% 16% 9% 288
Minneapolis/St. Paul Metro Area 27% 34% 8% 22% 9% 187
New York City Metro Area 36% 30% 5% 22% 7% 951
Philadelphia Metro Area 32% 40% 3% 16% 8% 413
Phoenix Metro Area 40% 38% 2% 13% 8% 246
Pittsburgh Metro Area 38% 44% 2% 12% 3% 171
Providence Metro Area 28% 37% 2% 30% 4% 198
Riverside, CA Metro Area 43% 31% 2% 16% 8% 248
San Diego Metro Area 34% 36% 2% 18% 10% 178
San Francisco Metro Area 29% 32% 5% 26% 7% 181
Seattle Metro Area 39% 33% 1% 23% 5% 158
St. Louis Metro Area 34% 39% 5% 14% 8% 184
Tampa Metro Area 38% 29% 2% 20% 10% 208
Washington, DC Metro Area 37% 31% 4% 19% 9% 492

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