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

% of adults who say that government aid to the poor does more harm than good 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 = 235. 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 34% 33% 2% 24% 8% 235
Baltimore Metro Area 32% 32% 4% 25% 6% 102
Boston Metro Area 17% 29% 4% 46% 4% 181
Chicago Metro Area 25% 36% 3% 29% 8% 334
Dallas/Fort Worth Metro Area 43% 29% 1% 23% 4% 318
Detroit Metro Area 29% 29% 6% 31% 4% 163
Houston Metro Area 39% 30% < 1% 26% 4% 247
Los Angeles Metro Area 28% 33% 1% 31% 6% 399
Miami Metro Area 32% 27% 1% 32% 8% 189
Minneapolis/St. Paul Metro Area 21% 28% 6% 35% 11% 128
New York City Metro Area 25% 30% 3% 34% 8% 642
Philadelphia Metro Area 22% 30% 1% 42% 5% 274
Phoenix Metro Area 30% 36% 1% 26% 7% 210
Pittsburgh Metro Area 36% 31% 2% 28% 3% 119
Providence Metro Area 24% 33% 1% 38% 3% 137
Riverside, CA Metro Area 39% 27% 1% 26% 7% 163
San Diego Metro Area 22% 24% 3% 42% 9% 136
San Francisco Metro Area 18% 24% 2% 44% 12% 111
Seattle Metro Area 28% 27% 3% 36% 7% 109
St. Louis Metro Area 26% 37% 3% 29% 6% 118
Tampa Metro Area 28% 31% 2% 37% 3% 144
Washington, DC Metro Area 28% 29% 3% 34% 6% 291

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