Interpreting scripture among adults who say religion is not too important by metro area (2014) Switch to: Metro area among adults who say religion is not too important by interpretation of scripture

% of adults who say religion is not too important 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
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Chicago Metro Area 8% 20% < 1% 62% 9% 124
Los Angeles Metro Area 7% 12% < 1% 78% 4% 134
New York City Metro Area 4% 11% < 1% 75% 10% 226
San Francisco Metro Area 2% 5% < 1% 86% 7% 108
Washington, DC Metro Area 2% 7% 4% 80% 7% 126

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