Interpreting scripture among adults who read scripture at least once a week by metro area (2014) Switch to: Metro area among adults who read scripture at least once a week by interpretation of scripture

% of adults who read scripture 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 = 232. 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 49% 38% 4% 6% 3% 232
Chicago Metro Area 48% 33% 3% 11% 5% 225
Dallas/Fort Worth Metro Area 59% 30% 2% 5% 4% 281
Detroit Metro Area 56% 19% 6% 10% 9% 125
Houston Metro Area 64% 23% 2% 9% 4% 199
Los Angeles Metro Area 49% 30% 3% 12% 7% 316
Miami Metro Area 51% 31% 3% 7% 9% 162
New York City Metro Area 52% 25% 5% 12% 6% 455
Philadelphia Metro Area 40% 36% 5% 7% 12% 198
Phoenix Metro Area 50% 37% 3% 6% 5% 148
Riverside, CA Metro Area 53% 27% 3% 13% 4% 138
San Diego Metro Area 55% 24% 3% 13% 5% 100
Tampa Metro Area 51% 34% 1% 7% 7% 106
Washington, DC Metro Area 48% 29% 9% 7% 7% 258

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