Interpreting scripture among men by metro area (2014) Switch to: Metro area among men by interpretation of scripture

% of men 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 = 252. 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% 3% 33% 8% 252
Baltimore Metro Area 20% 35% 1% 38% 6% 124
Boston Metro Area 16% 20% 4% 52% 8% 249
Chicago Metro Area 25% 25% 1% 43% 7% 434
Dallas/Fort Worth Metro Area 36% 26% 1% 33% 5% 338
Detroit Metro Area 24% 24% 1% 45% 6% 178
Houston Metro Area 32% 25% 1% 37% 5% 268
Los Angeles Metro Area 20% 26% 2% 47% 5% 533
Miami Metro Area 28% 17% 2% 41% 12% 254
Minneapolis/St. Paul Metro Area 16% 26% 4% 46% 9% 172
New York City Metro Area 23% 22% 2% 46% 7% 827
Philadelphia Metro Area 20% 24% < 1% 49% 7% 349
Phoenix Metro Area 19% 32% 1% 42% 6% 224
Pittsburgh Metro Area 24% 39% 1% 33% 3% 109
Providence Metro Area 15% 29% 1% 51% 4% 160
Riverside, CA Metro Area 28% 25% 1% 34% 12% 185
San Diego Metro Area 21% 17% 2% 49% 11% 162
San Francisco Metro Area 16% 12% 2% 59% 12% 258
Seattle Metro Area 17% 19% 1% 55% 8% 169
St. Louis Metro Area 30% 27% 4% 33% 6% 130
Tampa Metro Area 21% 28% 2% 44% 5% 164
Washington, DC Metro Area 21% 22% 4% 45% 8% 476

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