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

% of whites 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 = 286. 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 26% 35% 1% 31% 6% 286
Baltimore Metro Area 18% 27% 2% 45% 8% 168
Boston Metro Area 10% 21% 2% 58% 8% 395
Chicago Metro Area 16% 34% 2% 39% 8% 580
Dallas/Fort Worth Metro Area 34% 29% 3% 29% 6% 397
Detroit Metro Area 19% 29% 4% 40% 8% 243
Houston Metro Area 29% 28% 1% 36% 5% 278
Los Angeles Metro Area 14% 27% 2% 49% 8% 523
Miami Metro Area 16% 21% 1% 53% 10% 207
Minneapolis/St. Paul Metro Area 13% 27% 3% 45% 12% 285
New York City Metro Area 14% 26% 3% 50% 6% 1,056
Philadelphia Metro Area 13% 29% 1% 50% 6% 502
Phoenix Metro Area 26% 33% 1% 34% 6% 298
Pittsburgh Metro Area 25% 36% 2% 33% 4% 217
Providence Metro Area 15% 28% 1% 51% 4% 300
Riverside, CA Metro Area 22% 28% 2% 36% 12% 179
San Diego Metro Area 20% 24% 1% 45% 10% 179
San Francisco Metro Area 7% 17% 1% 66% 9% 321
Seattle Metro Area 19% 21% 1% 52% 7% 243
St. Louis Metro Area 20% 37% 3% 31% 9% 213
Tampa Metro Area 24% 24% 2% 45% 5% 230
Washington, DC Metro Area 11% 24% 4% 56% 6% 500

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