Interpreting scripture among democrats and Democratic leaners by metro area (2014) Switch to: Metro area among democrats and Democratic leaners by interpretation of scripture

% of democrats and Democratic leaners 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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Atlanta Metro Area 35% 23% 2% 33% 7% 224
Baltimore Metro Area 25% 22% 3% 47% 3% 135
Boston Metro Area 12% 19% 4% 56% 8% 286
Chicago Metro Area 19% 27% 1% 45% 7% 450
Dallas/Fort Worth Metro Area 32% 28% 1% 33% 7% 262
Detroit Metro Area 29% 23% 2% 36% 10% 190
Houston Metro Area 43% 23% < 1% 28% 6% 222
Los Angeles Metro Area 22% 24% 1% 47% 6% 559
Miami Metro Area 23% 26% 3% 37% 11% 258
Minneapolis/St. Paul Metro Area 15% 19% 2% 51% 13% 169
New York City Metro Area 27% 17% 2% 48% 6% 1,009
Philadelphia Metro Area 22% 27% 1% 44% 5% 409
Phoenix Metro Area 19% 23% 1% 47% 10% 151
Pittsburgh Metro Area 32% 28% 1% 38% 1% 126
Providence Metro Area 23% 23% < 1% 52% 2% 177
Riverside, CA Metro Area 28% 22% 1% 38% 10% 157
San Diego Metro Area 20% 20% 2% 54% 4% 157
San Francisco Metro Area 11% 14% 1% 64% 9% 328
Seattle Metro Area 12% 12% < 1% 69% 6% 176
St. Louis Metro Area 32% 25% 4% 33% 6% 135
Tampa Metro Area 25% 24% 1% 44% 5% 150
Washington, DC Metro Area 21% 20% 2% 47% 9% 565

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