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

% of conservatives 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 = 218. 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 44% 34% 3% 13% 6% 218
Boston Metro Area 30% 26% 10% 30% 4% 109
Chicago Metro Area 30% 35% 2% 26% 7% 260
Dallas/Fort Worth Metro Area 51% 32% 1% 12% 4% 275
Detroit Metro Area 41% 30% 6% 20% 3% 127
Houston Metro Area 51% 26% 1% 20% 2% 197
Los Angeles Metro Area 40% 31% 2% 20% 7% 333
Miami Metro Area 42% 24% 1% 21% 12% 140
Minneapolis/St. Paul Metro Area 24% 41% 5% 18% 12% 108
New York City Metro Area 38% 28% 6% 21% 7% 510
Philadelphia Metro Area 35% 30% < 1% 27% 8% 196
Phoenix Metro Area 38% 39% 1% 18% 4% 153
Providence Metro Area 34% 29% 2% 30% 5% 100
Riverside, CA Metro Area 42% 25% 2% 21% 11% 139
San Diego Metro Area 43% 29% 4% 21% 3% 104
Tampa Metro Area 48% 29% 3% 19% 1% 107
Washington, DC Metro Area 34% 29% 6% 19% 12% 200

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