Interpreting scripture among adults who say homosexuality should be accepted by metro area (2014) Switch to: Metro area among adults who say homosexuality should be accepted by interpretation of scripture

% of adults who say homosexuality should be accepted 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 = 305. 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 17% 35% 1% 39% 8% 305
Baltimore Metro Area 16% 24% 1% 55% 5% 168
Boston Metro Area 8% 21% 2% 61% 7% 399
Chicago Metro Area 15% 31% 1% 46% 7% 607
Dallas/Fort Worth Metro Area 27% 27% 1% 39% 6% 372
Detroit Metro Area 17% 26% 3% 46% 8% 220
Houston Metro Area 22% 29% < 1% 43% 6% 282
Los Angeles Metro Area 19% 24% 1% 49% 7% 782
Miami Metro Area 20% 24% 3% 46% 7% 328
Minneapolis/St. Paul Metro Area 5% 24% 3% 54% 14% 236
New York City Metro Area 19% 22% 2% 50% 7% 1,298
Philadelphia Metro Area 12% 29% < 1% 51% 7% 535
Phoenix Metro Area 21% 26% < 1% 45% 9% 257
Pittsburgh Metro Area 23% 34% 1% 41% 2% 170
Providence Metro Area 14% 24% 1% 58% 3% 265
Riverside, CA Metro Area 20% 27% 1% 42% 9% 233
San Diego Metro Area 16% 23% 3% 51% 8% 220
San Francisco Metro Area 8% 18% 2% 64% 8% 403
Seattle Metro Area 11% 17% 2% 64% 6% 264
St. Louis Metro Area 18% 35% 1% 40% 6% 175
Tampa Metro Area 16% 26% 1% 47% 9% 222
Washington, DC Metro Area 16% 22% 2% 51% 8% 675

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