Interpreting scripture among adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe at least once a week by metro area (2014) Switch to: Metro area among adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe at least once a week by interpretation of scripture

% of adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe 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 = 241. 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 28% 28% 2% 34% 8% 241
Baltimore Metro Area 32% 23% 3% 39% 3% 110
Boston Metro Area 20% 16% 3% 56% 6% 242
Chicago Metro Area 23% 26% 3% 40% 8% 400
Dallas/Fort Worth Metro Area 38% 26% 1% 29% 6% 323
Detroit Metro Area 32% 25% 2% 31% 9% 155
Houston Metro Area 38% 26% 1% 30% 6% 244
Los Angeles Metro Area 27% 22% 1% 42% 8% 512
Miami Metro Area 33% 24% 1% 31% 11% 250
Minneapolis/St. Paul Metro Area 17% 23% 5% 43% 12% 167
New York City Metro Area 26% 22% 3% 41% 7% 843
Philadelphia Metro Area 26% 20% 3% 42% 9% 305
Phoenix Metro Area 32% 26% 1% 33% 8% 195
Pittsburgh Metro Area 38% 25% 1% 33% 3% 119
Providence Metro Area 18% 20% < 1% 55% 7% 129
Riverside, CA Metro Area 27% 24% 2% 34% 12% 185
San Diego Metro Area 29% 20% 3% 37% 10% 179
San Francisco Metro Area 16% 16% 2% 57% 8% 240
Seattle Metro Area 23% 24% 1% 46% 6% 169
St. Louis Metro Area 26% 34% 4% 28% 8% 124
Tampa Metro Area 25% 25% 2% 41% 7% 129
Washington, DC Metro Area 28% 21% 4% 39% 8% 419

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