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

% of adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer 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 = 286. 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 28% 33% 2% 28% 8% 286
Baltimore Metro Area 26% 31% 1% 35% 8% 124
Boston Metro Area 17% 23% 3% 52% 5% 245
Chicago Metro Area 21% 34% 1% 38% 6% 436
Dallas/Fort Worth Metro Area 36% 31% 2% 27% 4% 360
Detroit Metro Area 26% 30% 1% 38% 5% 198
Houston Metro Area 34% 23% 1% 37% 4% 288
Los Angeles Metro Area 18% 29% 1% 44% 7% 496
Miami Metro Area 25% 31% 2% 33% 9% 192
Minneapolis/St. Paul Metro Area 16% 32% 4% 36% 12% 196
New York City Metro Area 19% 29% 2% 44% 6% 729
Philadelphia Metro Area 15% 28% 1% 49% 7% 364
Phoenix Metro Area 28% 32% 1% 32% 6% 259
Pittsburgh Metro Area 27% 43% 2% 26% 3% 144
Providence Metro Area 12% 31% 1% 51% 5% 184
Riverside, CA Metro Area 25% 31% 2% 31% 11% 184
San Diego Metro Area 25% 24% 1% 42% 7% 156
San Francisco Metro Area 12% 21% 1% 53% 13% 174
Seattle Metro Area 23% 25% 2% 42% 8% 162
St. Louis Metro Area 20% 37% 4% 30% 8% 151
Tampa Metro Area 30% 26% 1% 42% 2% 162
Washington, DC Metro Area 17% 31% 6% 39% 8% 375

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