Interpreting scripture among independents and those who don't lean to either party by metro area (2014) Switch to: Metro area among independents and those who don't lean to either party by interpretation of scripture

% of independents and those who don't lean to either party 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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Chicago Metro Area 22% 25% 4% 41% 8% 137
Dallas/Fort Worth Metro Area 40% 17% 4% 32% 7% 102
Los Angeles Metro Area 35% 19% 2% 33% 10% 177
New York City Metro Area 25% 27% 4% 31% 14% 279
Washington, DC Metro Area 38% 19% 3% 30% 10% 108

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