Interpreting scripture among who believe in Hell by metro area (2014) Switch to: Metro area among who believe in Hell by interpretation of scripture

% of who believe in Hell who say the holy scripture is…

Metro areaWord of God; should be taken literallyWord of God; not everything taken literallyWord of God; other/don't knowNot the word of GodOther/don't knowSample size
Atlanta Metro Area44%38%3%8%6%321
Baltimore Metro Area38%37%2%17%6%113
Boston Metro Area35%32%5%22%7%156
Chicago Metro Area36%41%3%15%6%428
Dallas/Fort Worth Metro Area48%37%1%9%5%415
Detroit Metro Area39%31%5%17%7%213
Houston Metro Area52%26%1%17%4%305
Los Angeles Metro Area40%33%2%21%4%488
Miami Metro Area42%31%3%18%6%236
Minneapolis/St. Paul Metro Area26%35%5%26%8%175
New York City Metro Area38%27%5%23%7%806
Philadelphia Metro Area34%38%2%19%8%342
Phoenix Metro Area39%36%< 1%16%8%200
Pittsburgh Metro Area44%39%2%13%2%139
Providence Metro Area29%39%1%29%2%157
Riverside, CA Metro Area46%32%2%13%7%215
San Diego Metro Area35%32%2%24%7%151
San Francisco Metro Area33%31%3%25%8%142
Seattle Metro Area44%33%3%16%4%122
St. Louis Metro Area39%37%1%15%8%156
Tampa Metro Area43%30%3%21%3%169
Washington, DC Metro Area38%32%5%17%8%411
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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