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

% of women 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 = 258. 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 34% 37% 2% 22% 6% 258
Baltimore Metro Area 29% 21% 3% 41% 5% 126
Boston Metro Area 16% 22% 3% 52% 7% 249
Chicago Metro Area 23% 35% 3% 32% 7% 433
Dallas/Fort Worth Metro Area 42% 29% 3% 21% 6% 321
Detroit Metro Area 34% 29% 5% 23% 9% 196
Houston Metro Area 46% 24% 1% 23% 6% 246
Los Angeles Metro Area 31% 25% 1% 34% 8% 543
Miami Metro Area 30% 30% 3% 29% 8% 229
Minneapolis/St. Paul Metro Area 17% 25% 5% 39% 14% 170
New York City Metro Area 28% 24% 4% 37% 8% 959
Philadelphia Metro Area 23% 32% 3% 35% 7% 373
Phoenix Metro Area 34% 30% 1% 24% 11% 173
Pittsburgh Metro Area 35% 30% 2% 30% 4% 143
Providence Metro Area 23% 27% 1% 46% 4% 191
Riverside, CA Metro Area 37% 29% 2% 26% 6% 188
San Diego Metro Area 29% 28% 3% 35% 5% 159
San Francisco Metro Area 15% 23% 2% 53% 6% 227
Seattle Metro Area 24% 20% 2% 50% 3% 164
St. Louis Metro Area 23% 38% 3% 26% 11% 144
Tampa Metro Area 31% 22% 1% 36% 9% 156
Washington, DC Metro Area 26% 25% 3% 36% 10% 437

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