Interpreting scripture among adults in Generation X by metro area (2014) Switch to: Metro area among adults in Generation X by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in Generation X 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 = 128. 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 35% 29% 1% 26% 9% 128
Boston Metro Area 19% 9% 2% 61% 10% 114
Chicago Metro Area 32% 29% 1% 34% 4% 190
Dallas/Fort Worth Metro Area 42% 24% 1% 27% 5% 147
Houston Metro Area 40% 32% 1% 21% 6% 130
Los Angeles Metro Area 28% 26% 1% 40% 6% 241
Miami Metro Area 33% 25% 1% 32% 9% 114
New York City Metro Area 25% 20% 4% 42% 9% 386
Philadelphia Metro Area 22% 29% 1% 39% 9% 143
San Francisco Metro Area 19% 18% 1% 56% 6% 106
Washington, DC Metro Area 27% 21% 6% 36% 10% 248

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