Parent of children under 18 among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally by metro area (2014) Switch to: Metro area among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally by parental status

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who are…

Metro area Parents Non-parents Sample Size
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Atlanta Metro Area 28% 72% 160
Boston Metro Area 17% 83% 110
Chicago Metro Area 29% 71% 259
Dallas/Fort Worth Metro Area 40% 60% 196
Detroit Metro Area 36% 64% 103
Houston Metro Area 40% 60% 133
Los Angeles Metro Area 26% 74% 279
Miami Metro Area 41% 59% 121
New York City Metro Area 30% 70% 450
Philadelphia Metro Area 24% 76% 217
Phoenix Metro Area 35% 65% 120
Providence Metro Area 22% 78% 105
Riverside, CA Metro Area 39% 61% 104
Washington, DC Metro Area 32% 68% 227

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