Interpreting scripture among who believe in Heaven by metro area (2014) Switch to: Metro area among who believe in Heaven by interpretation of scripture

% of who believe in Heaven 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 = 385. 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 39% 41% 2% 14% 5% 385
Baltimore Metro Area 34% 38% 3% 21% 4% 160
Boston Metro Area 31% 34% 3% 26% 6% 244
Chicago Metro Area 31% 39% 3% 22% 6% 576
Dallas/Fort Worth Metro Area 47% 32% 2% 13% 5% 498
Detroit Metro Area 34% 33% 2% 22% 8% 266
Houston Metro Area 46% 29% 1% 19% 5% 366
Los Angeles Metro Area 35% 35% 2% 22% 6% 648
Miami Metro Area 38% 30% 3% 20% 8% 314
Minneapolis/St. Paul Metro Area 21% 35% 4% 30% 10% 240
New York City Metro Area 34% 29% 4% 26% 7% 1,122
Philadelphia Metro Area 29% 37% 2% 25% 8% 479
Phoenix Metro Area 33% 39% 2% 19% 8% 277
Pittsburgh Metro Area 37% 37% 2% 21% 3% 190
Providence Metro Area 26% 38% 1% 33% 2% 237
Riverside, CA Metro Area 41% 33% 1% 16% 9% 268
San Diego Metro Area 34% 29% 3% 26% 8% 205
San Francisco Metro Area 27% 31% 3% 31% 8% 208
Seattle Metro Area 35% 33% 3% 23% 6% 173
St. Louis Metro Area 33% 39% 1% 20% 7% 199
Tampa Metro Area 38% 31% 2% 23% 7% 218
Washington, DC Metro Area 33% 32% 4% 23% 8% 561

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