Frequency of reading scripture among Christians by metro area (2014) Switch to: Metro area among Christians by frequency of reading scripture

% of Christians who read scripture…

Metro areaAt least once a weekOnce or twice a monthSeveral times a yearSeldom/neverDon't knowSample size
Atlanta Metro Area57%14%6%22%< 1%400
Baltimore Metro Area45%17%11%27%< 1%172
Boston Metro Area27%10%11%52%< 1%280
Chicago Metro Area32%13%11%43%1%621
Dallas/Fort Worth Metro Area52%12%10%25%1%516
Detroit Metro Area39%10%11%40%1%268
Houston Metro Area48%14%7%30%< 1%366
Los Angeles Metro Area39%13%7%40%1%671
Miami Metro Area45%13%8%34%< 1%319
Minneapolis/St. Paul Metro Area35%9%12%44%< 1%248
New York City Metro Area37%11%9%41%2%1,065
Philadelphia Metro Area38%11%10%41%< 1%501
Phoenix Metro Area47%11%10%30%2%278
Pittsburgh Metro Area29%9%9%49%4%199
Providence Metro Area26%9%12%52%1%272
Riverside, CA Metro Area49%12%10%27%2%272
San Diego Metro Area45%11%11%32%1%219
San Francisco Metro Area32%16%5%45%2%212
Seattle Metro Area41%14%6%39%< 1%185
St. Louis Metro Area41%13%11%35%< 1%203
Tampa Metro Area38%11%14%38%< 1%216
Washington, DC Metro Area40%15%7%38%< 1%574
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.

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