Interpreting scripture among adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm by metro area (2014) Switch to: Metro area among adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm by interpretation of scripture

% of adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm 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 = 242. 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 31% 34% 2% 31% 3% 242
Baltimore Metro Area 19% 26% 1% 50% 5% 133
Boston Metro Area 14% 17% 3% 58% 8% 294
Chicago Metro Area 23% 27% 2% 43% 5% 489
Dallas/Fort Worth Metro Area 33% 28% 1% 33% 6% 296
Detroit Metro Area 29% 25% 1% 35% 10% 186
Houston Metro Area 41% 20% 1% 34% 5% 239
Los Angeles Metro Area 24% 21% 2% 47% 6% 609
Miami Metro Area 29% 22% 2% 39% 8% 262
Minneapolis/St. Paul Metro Area 14% 22% 4% 50% 11% 196
New York City Metro Area 26% 19% 3% 46% 6% 1,021
Philadelphia Metro Area 21% 28% 2% 42% 6% 409
Phoenix Metro Area 22% 26% 1% 44% 7% 167
Pittsburgh Metro Area 22% 37% 1% 38% 2% 119
Providence Metro Area 14% 23% < 1% 57% 5% 195
Riverside, CA Metro Area 27% 27% 2% 35% 10% 189
San Diego Metro Area 28% 22% 2% 42% 6% 169
San Francisco Metro Area 15% 17% 1% 61% 6% 338
Seattle Metro Area 16% 15% 1% 63% 4% 207
St. Louis Metro Area 28% 28% 4% 30% 10% 138
Tampa Metro Area 22% 22% 1% 43% 11% 159
Washington, DC Metro Area 20% 22% 3% 45% 10% 576

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