Interpreting scripture among non-parents by metro area (2014) Switch to: Metro area among non-parents by interpretation of scripture

% of non-parents 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 = 367. 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 28% 34% 2% 28% 7% 367
Baltimore Metro Area 26% 29% 2% 39% 4% 199
Boston Metro Area 16% 23% 3% 49% 8% 390
Chicago Metro Area 23% 29% 2% 38% 7% 663
Dallas/Fort Worth Metro Area 40% 26% 3% 24% 7% 466
Detroit Metro Area 29% 24% 3% 37% 7% 292
Houston Metro Area 35% 22% 1% 36% 5% 361
Los Angeles Metro Area 21% 26% 1% 44% 7% 816
Miami Metro Area 26% 21% 3% 40% 9% 349
Minneapolis/St. Paul Metro Area 13% 27% 4% 43% 13% 254
New York City Metro Area 25% 22% 3% 43% 7% 1,359
Philadelphia Metro Area 21% 29% 2% 42% 6% 546
Phoenix Metro Area 26% 27% 1% 35% 11% 305
Pittsburgh Metro Area 32% 33% 2% 29% 4% 197
Providence Metro Area 17% 28% 1% 49% 4% 288
Riverside, CA Metro Area 30% 26% 2% 32% 10% 264
San Diego Metro Area 24% 23% 2% 42% 9% 256
San Francisco Metro Area 12% 14% 3% 63% 9% 381
Seattle Metro Area 19% 18% 1% 56% 5% 255
St. Louis Metro Area 25% 31% 4% 30% 10% 216
Tampa Metro Area 26% 24% 2% 41% 6% 255
Washington, DC Metro Area 23% 23% 4% 43% 8% 655

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