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

% of moderates 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 = 161. 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 24% 37% 1% 34% 4% 161
Boston Metro Area 9% 27% 3% 52% 9% 176
Chicago Metro Area 22% 36% 1% 34% 7% 303
Dallas/Fort Worth Metro Area 34% 28% 3% 28% 7% 234
Detroit Metro Area 17% 31% 2% 42% 8% 128
Houston Metro Area 25% 29% 1% 39% 6% 181
Los Angeles Metro Area 19% 28% 1% 45% 6% 369
Miami Metro Area 14% 34% 4% 37% 11% 167
Minneapolis/St. Paul Metro Area 11% 27% 4% 48% 10% 117
New York City Metro Area 23% 26% 3% 40% 8% 620
Philadelphia Metro Area 16% 35% 2% 42% 4% 275
Phoenix Metro Area 28% 31% < 1% 36% 6% 137
Providence Metro Area 13% 37% < 1% 48% 2% 134
Riverside, CA Metro Area 29% 33% 2% 30% 6% 131
San Diego Metro Area 18% 21% 1% 47% 13% 117
San Francisco Metro Area 15% 23% 2% 53% 7% 164
Seattle Metro Area 18% 28% 1% 44% 9% 113
St. Louis Metro Area 25% 30% 2% 35% 8% 100
Tampa Metro Area 15% 25% < 1% 51% 8% 121
Washington, DC Metro Area 24% 26% 3% 40% 7% 366

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