Interpreting scripture among who do not believe in Hell by metro area (2014) Switch to: Metro area among who do not believe in Hell by interpretation of scripture

% of who do not 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
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Atlanta Metro Area 6% 20% < 1% 69% 4% 149
Baltimore Metro Area 13% 18% 1% 66% 2% 111
Boston Metro Area 3% 16% 1% 74% 6% 281
Chicago Metro Area 6% 16% 2% 69% 7% 359
Dallas/Fort Worth Metro Area 23% 12% 1% 61% 4% 192
Detroit Metro Area 13% 18% < 1% 60% 9% 123
Houston Metro Area 13% 21% < 1% 61% 4% 165
Los Angeles Metro Area 10% 18% < 1% 66% 6% 493
Miami Metro Area 9% 18% < 1% 63% 10% 203
Minneapolis/St. Paul Metro Area 5% 12% 4% 67% 12% 140
New York City Metro Area 11% 17% 1% 64% 7% 811
Philadelphia Metro Area 10% 17% 2% 68% 4% 311
Phoenix Metro Area 8% 24% 2% 61% 6% 154
Providence Metro Area 10% 18% < 1% 68% 4% 158
Riverside, CA Metro Area 9% 19% < 1% 64% 7% 120
San Diego Metro Area 15% 13% 1% 68% 4% 138
San Francisco Metro Area 2% 6% 2% 82% 8% 302
Seattle Metro Area 6% 12% < 1% 76% 5% 183
Tampa Metro Area 9% 15% < 1% 64% 13% 126
Washington, DC Metro Area 6% 14% 1% 73% 6% 430

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