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

% of who believe in Hell 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 = 321. 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 44% 38% 3% 8% 6% 321
Baltimore Metro Area 38% 37% 2% 17% 6% 113
Boston Metro Area 35% 32% 5% 22% 7% 156
Chicago Metro Area 36% 41% 3% 15% 6% 428
Dallas/Fort Worth Metro Area 48% 37% 1% 9% 5% 415
Detroit Metro Area 39% 31% 5% 17% 7% 213
Houston Metro Area 52% 26% 1% 17% 4% 305
Los Angeles Metro Area 40% 33% 2% 21% 4% 488
Miami Metro Area 42% 31% 3% 18% 6% 236
Minneapolis/St. Paul Metro Area 26% 35% 5% 26% 8% 175
New York City Metro Area 38% 27% 5% 23% 7% 806
Philadelphia Metro Area 34% 38% 2% 19% 8% 342
Phoenix Metro Area 39% 36% < 1% 16% 8% 200
Pittsburgh Metro Area 44% 39% 2% 13% 2% 139
Providence Metro Area 29% 39% 1% 29% 2% 157
Riverside, CA Metro Area 46% 32% 2% 13% 7% 215
San Diego Metro Area 35% 32% 2% 24% 7% 151
San Francisco Metro Area 33% 31% 3% 25% 8% 142
Seattle Metro Area 44% 33% 3% 16% 4% 122
St. Louis Metro Area 39% 37% 1% 15% 8% 156
Tampa Metro Area 43% 30% 3% 21% 3% 169
Washington, DC Metro Area 38% 32% 5% 17% 8% 411

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