Interpreting scripture among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week by metro area (2014) Switch to: Metro area among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week by interpretation of scripture

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week 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 = 327. 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 41% 35% 3% 17% 4% 327
Baltimore Metro Area 32% 28% 3% 33% 4% 137
Boston Metro Area 25% 21% 4% 43% 7% 229
Chicago Metro Area 30% 29% 3% 30% 7% 477
Dallas/Fort Worth Metro Area 45% 29% 3% 19% 4% 428
Detroit Metro Area 38% 26% 4% 23% 8% 227
Houston Metro Area 50% 24% 1% 20% 5% 312
Los Angeles Metro Area 33% 25% 2% 33% 6% 625
Miami Metro Area 36% 24% 3% 28% 9% 306
Minneapolis/St. Paul Metro Area 21% 27% 7% 34% 11% 182
New York City Metro Area 34% 25% 4% 30% 7% 960
Philadelphia Metro Area 29% 29% 3% 33% 7% 392
Phoenix Metro Area 40% 31% 2% 20% 7% 241
Pittsburgh Metro Area 38% 37% 1% 18% 6% 142
Providence Metro Area 26% 33% 1% 37% 3% 193
Riverside, CA Metro Area 39% 27% 2% 23% 9% 244
San Diego Metro Area 33% 26% 2% 30% 9% 198
San Francisco Metro Area 22% 23% 2% 46% 7% 250
Seattle Metro Area 31% 27% 2% 35% 5% 180
St. Louis Metro Area 29% 39% 5% 18% 9% 164
Tampa Metro Area 34% 27% 2% 28% 9% 195
Washington, DC Metro Area 33% 25% 5% 28% 10% 489

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