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

% of liberals 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 20% 22% 1% 48% 9% 105
Boston Metro Area 12% 15% < 1% 68% 6% 193
Chicago Metro Area 19% 21% < 1% 55% 5% 256
Dallas/Fort Worth Metro Area 20% 22% 1% 53% 5% 123
Detroit Metro Area 24% 22% 1% 41% 13% 100
Houston Metro Area 39% 16% < 1% 38% 6% 111
Los Angeles Metro Area 16% 19% < 1% 58% 7% 331
Miami Metro Area 28% 19% 2% 45% 6% 146
Minneapolis/St. Paul Metro Area 7% 11% 3% 65% 14% 102
New York City Metro Area 17% 15% 1% 61% 6% 550
Philadelphia Metro Area 19% 18% 1% 56% 6% 208
Providence Metro Area 8% 15% < 1% 74% 3% 101
San Francisco Metro Area 5% 10% 1% 77% 7% 218
Seattle Metro Area 5% 13% < 1% 78% 3% 124
Washington, DC Metro Area 14% 16% 2% 61% 7% 300

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