Interpreting scripture among adults who believe in God and are fairly certain by metro area (2014) Switch to: Metro area among adults who believe in God and are fairly certain by interpretation of scripture

% of adults who believe in God and are fairly certain 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 10% 22% 3% 62% 3% 131
Chicago Metro Area 17% 31% 2% 45% 5% 205
Dallas/Fort Worth Metro Area 21% 24% 1% 47% 7% 108
Los Angeles Metro Area 23% 27% < 1% 43% 7% 245
New York City Metro Area 19% 21% 1% 51% 9% 401
Philadelphia Metro Area 15% 23% 1% 57% 5% 156
San Francisco Metro Area 8% 19% < 1% 66% 7% 105
Washington, DC Metro Area 11% 27% 2% 52% 8% 189

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