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

% of baby Boomers 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 = 165. 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 29% 36% 2% 27% 6% 165
Boston Metro Area 15% 31% 8% 36% 9% 172
Chicago Metro Area 25% 27% 3% 36% 8% 291
Dallas/Fort Worth Metro Area 46% 28% 2% 18% 6% 221
Detroit Metro Area 26% 23% 5% 37% 9% 159
Houston Metro Area 46% 14% < 1% 32% 8% 163
Los Angeles Metro Area 28% 28% 2% 36% 6% 346
Miami Metro Area 33% 21% 4% 35% 7% 162
Minneapolis/St. Paul Metro Area 16% 31% 11% 32% 10% 135
New York City Metro Area 30% 23% 2% 37% 7% 618
Philadelphia Metro Area 25% 29% 1% 41% 4% 261
Phoenix Metro Area 42% 27% < 1% 25% 6% 149
Pittsburgh Metro Area 34% 36% 2% 26% 3% 109
Providence Metro Area 17% 33% 1% 42% 7% 155
Riverside, CA Metro Area 33% 27% 3% 26% 10% 116
San Diego Metro Area 24% 29% 7% 31% 9% 131
San Francisco Metro Area 14% 24% 4% 49% 9% 181
Seattle Metro Area 24% 23% 2% 49% 2% 122
St. Louis Metro Area 31% 29% 3% 27% 10% 105
Tampa Metro Area 27% 21% 4% 43% 6% 126
Washington, DC Metro Area 24% 24% 2% 40% 10% 310

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