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

% of married adults 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 = 252. 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 33% 32% 3% 26% 6% 252
Baltimore Metro Area 24% 35% 2% 33% 6% 120
Boston Metro Area 14% 23% 2% 55% 6% 235
Chicago Metro Area 21% 32% 4% 35% 8% 434
Dallas/Fort Worth Metro Area 42% 30% 3% 23% 3% 333
Detroit Metro Area 29% 31% 2% 32% 6% 174
Houston Metro Area 43% 26% 1% 26% 5% 266
Los Angeles Metro Area 28% 27% 1% 38% 6% 465
Miami Metro Area 30% 26% 3% 32% 9% 226
Minneapolis/St. Paul Metro Area 20% 30% 4% 35% 11% 182
New York City Metro Area 24% 26% 4% 39% 7% 829
Philadelphia Metro Area 17% 27% 2% 48% 6% 350
Phoenix Metro Area 28% 36% 1% 29% 7% 198
Pittsburgh Metro Area 29% 38% 2% 29% 2% 130
Providence Metro Area 19% 28% 2% 47% 4% 174
Riverside, CA Metro Area 38% 25% 1% 28% 8% 177
San Diego Metro Area 26% 23% 4% 40% 7% 154
San Francisco Metro Area 16% 17% 3% 56% 7% 226
Seattle Metro Area 27% 21% 2% 46% 5% 158
St. Louis Metro Area 24% 34% 5% 30% 8% 126
Tampa Metro Area 30% 21% 3% 42% 4% 132
Washington, DC Metro Area 18% 31% 3% 40% 9% 450

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