Interpreting scripture among adults who say religion is somewhat important by metro area (2014) Switch to: Metro area among adults who say religion is somewhat important by interpretation of scripture

% of adults who say religion is somewhat 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
Sample size = 107. 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 18% 35% 1% 37% 9% 107
Boston Metro Area 7% 28% 9% 49% 6% 126
Chicago Metro Area 17% 33% 1% 41% 7% 225
Dallas/Fort Worth Metro Area 16% 33% 1% 45% 5% 146
Houston Metro Area 16% 34% 1% 40% 8% 109
Los Angeles Metro Area 9% 29% 1% 49% 12% 280
Miami Metro Area 11% 31% 2% 45% 11% 109
New York City Metro Area 12% 23% 2% 53% 9% 471
Philadelphia Metro Area 16% 32% 1% 42% 9% 192
Providence Metro Area 11% 37% < 1% 48% 3% 108
San Francisco Metro Area 9% 19% 1% 57% 15% 115
Washington, DC Metro Area 13% 28% 4% 43% 12% 226

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