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

% of the Unaffiliated 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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Boston Metro Area 6% 7% < 1% 81% 6% 153
Chicago Metro Area 8% 10% 1% 77% 5% 170
Dallas/Fort Worth Metro Area 12% 8% < 1% 73% 7% 103
Houston Metro Area 11% 16% < 1% 65% 8% 102
Los Angeles Metro Area 10% 6% < 1% 79% 5% 275
Miami Metro Area 10% 8% 1% 70% 11% 100
New York City Metro Area 11% 9% 1% 74% 6% 388
Philadelphia Metro Area 7% 7% < 1% 79% 7% 151
San Francisco Metro Area 1% 2% < 1% 91% 6% 188
Seattle Metro Area 2% 6% 2% 84% 6% 118
Washington, DC Metro Area 10% 5% 1% 75% 9% 232

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