Interpreting scripture among college graduates by metro area (2014) Switch to: Metro area among college graduates by interpretation of scripture

% of college graduates 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 Area31%33%4%28%3%138
Boston Metro Area8%20%3%62%7%156
Chicago Metro Area13%25%2%53%6%260
Dallas/Fort Worth Metro Area28%41%2%24%5%190
Houston Metro Area22%30%5%35%8%140
Los Angeles Metro Area13%29%1%51%7%306
Miami Metro Area15%27%3%44%11%126
Minneapolis/St. Paul Metro Area16%34%2%41%8%132
New York City Metro Area14%21%3%54%8%498
Philadelphia Metro Area9%25%< 1%61%5%171
Phoenix Metro Area22%34%3%35%6%103
Providence Metro Area7%26%< 1%63%3%110
San Francisco Metro Area9%16%1%69%6%164
Seattle Metro Area14%21%1%59%4%102
Washington, DC Metro Area13%34%2%45%6%300
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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