Interpreting scripture among adults who would rather have a bigger government with more services by metro area (2014) Switch to: Metro area among adults who would rather have a bigger government with more services by interpretation of scripture

% of adults who would rather have a bigger government with more services 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 = 192. 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 37% 32% 2% 25% 4% 192
Baltimore Metro Area 26% 24% 2% 45% 3% 109
Boston Metro Area 16% 20% 2% 57% 5% 206
Chicago Metro Area 29% 28% 3% 34% 7% 377
Dallas/Fort Worth Metro Area 42% 25% < 1% 26% 6% 251
Detroit Metro Area 34% 24% 4% 29% 9% 151
Houston Metro Area 46% 28% < 1% 22% 4% 195
Los Angeles Metro Area 33% 23% 1% 38% 5% 507
Miami Metro Area 32% 22% 2% 37% 8% 253
Minneapolis/St. Paul Metro Area 19% 16% 4% 55% 6% 125
New York City Metro Area 31% 21% 3% 39% 6% 925
Philadelphia Metro Area 28% 31% 2% 33% 7% 304
Phoenix Metro Area 23% 32% 2% 34% 9% 123
Providence Metro Area 28% 22% < 1% 48% 3% 139
Riverside, CA Metro Area 41% 25% 1% 28% 6% 165
San Diego Metro Area 26% 22% 4% 42% 6% 140
San Francisco Metro Area 18% 16% 2% 59% 5% 260
Seattle Metro Area 19% 12% 1% 65% 4% 142
St. Louis Metro Area 32% 30% 3% 30% 6% 104
Tampa Metro Area 27% 25% < 1% 37% 11% 131
Washington, DC Metro Area 29% 18% 1% 42% 9% 483

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