Interpreting scripture among adults who pray daily by metro area (2014) Switch to: Metro area among adults who pray daily by interpretation of scripture

% of adults who pray daily 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 = 322. 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% 40% 3% 11% 4% 322
Baltimore Metro Area 34% 38% 2% 19% 7% 132
Boston Metro Area 32% 32% 5% 22% 9% 176
Chicago Metro Area 34% 38% 4% 17% 7% 418
Dallas/Fort Worth Metro Area 51% 28% 2% 14% 5% 428
Detroit Metro Area 44% 25% 6% 15% 11% 209
Houston Metro Area 54% 25% 1% 14% 6% 305
Los Angeles Metro Area 39% 31% 2% 20% 7% 536
Miami Metro Area 42% 27% 4% 18% 9% 276
Minneapolis/St. Paul Metro Area 33% 29% 10% 19% 9% 153
New York City Metro Area 40% 29% 5% 20% 7% 877
Philadelphia Metro Area 31% 36% 3% 19% 11% 377
Phoenix Metro Area 43% 37% 2% 11% 7% 207
Pittsburgh Metro Area 41% 39% 2% 15% 4% 144
Providence Metro Area 33% 35% 1% 27% 4% 168
Riverside, CA Metro Area 46% 29% 3% 15% 7% 222
San Diego Metro Area 39% 33% 4% 15% 9% 172
San Francisco Metro Area 32% 34% 3% 26% 6% 163
Seattle Metro Area 43% 31% 2% 18% 6% 135
St. Louis Metro Area 33% 39% 3% 15% 10% 157
Tampa Metro Area 43% 28% 2% 20% 7% 170
Washington, DC Metro Area 40% 30% 6% 14% 10% 435

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