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

% of adults who say religion is very 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 = 302. 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 45% 40% 3% 7% 5% 302
Baltimore Metro Area 41% 38% 3% 14% 3% 128
Boston Metro Area 38% 32% 3% 17% 11% 176
Chicago Metro Area 38% 38% 4% 13% 7% 416
Dallas/Fort Worth Metro Area 56% 29% 2% 8% 5% 418
Detroit Metro Area 47% 30% 5% 10% 8% 198
Houston Metro Area 58% 25% 1% 11% 5% 303
Los Angeles Metro Area 47% 33% 2% 13% 5% 496
Miami Metro Area 44% 29% 4% 13% 11% 260
Minneapolis/St. Paul Metro Area 34% 34% 7% 18% 7% 147
New York City Metro Area 45% 30% 5% 14% 6% 822
Philadelphia Metro Area 37% 39% 3% 11% 9% 342
Phoenix Metro Area 47% 36% 3% 9% 6% 196
Pittsburgh Metro Area 43% 40% 2% 11% 4% 132
Providence Metro Area 32% 35% 2% 25% 6% 164
Riverside, CA Metro Area 49% 32% 2% 9% 8% 198
San Diego Metro Area 42% 33% 3% 15% 6% 160
San Francisco Metro Area 38% 35% 6% 17% 5% 144
Seattle Metro Area 42% 31% 2% 19% 5% 131
St. Louis Metro Area 38% 40% 5% 10% 8% 153
Tampa Metro Area 44% 30% 3% 14% 9% 161
Washington, DC Metro Area 41% 32% 3% 16% 8% 423

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