Interpreting scripture among who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by metro area (2014) Switch to: Metro area among who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by interpretation of scripture

% of who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong 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% 29% 3% 41% 7% 183
Baltimore Metro Area 13% 32% 1% 48% 6% 124
Boston Metro Area 14% 22% 3% 52% 9% 263
Chicago Metro Area 15% 32% 2% 42% 9% 401
Dallas/Fort Worth Metro Area 28% 24% 2% 38% 7% 246
Detroit Metro Area 20% 27% 1% 43% 8% 182
Houston Metro Area 23% 27% 1% 42% 7% 198
Los Angeles Metro Area 20% 23% 1% 50% 6% 443
Miami Metro Area 22% 22% 2% 43% 12% 220
Minneapolis/St. Paul Metro Area 10% 20% < 1% 56% 14% 155
New York City Metro Area 17% 22% 3% 49% 10% 836
Philadelphia Metro Area 17% 25% 1% 52% 6% 329
Phoenix Metro Area 17% 27% 1% 43% 13% 178
Pittsburgh Metro Area 30% 35% 1% 32% 2% 112
Providence Metro Area 14% 24% 1% 59% 3% 180
Riverside, CA Metro Area 21% 29% 1% 39% 10% 160
San Diego Metro Area 20% 26% 3% 42% 8% 123
San Francisco Metro Area 10% 19% 3% 62% 8% 223
Seattle Metro Area 7% 22% < 1% 65% 5% 142
St. Louis Metro Area 18% 30% 3% 43% 6% 126
Tampa Metro Area 21% 30% 1% 42% 6% 147
Washington, DC Metro Area 16% 25% < 1% 48% 10% 366

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