Interpreting scripture among adults in Generation X by metro area (2014) Switch to: Metro area among adults in Generation X by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in Generation X 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 Area35%29%1%26%9%128
Boston Metro Area19%9%2%61%10%114
Chicago Metro Area32%29%1%34%4%190
Dallas/Fort Worth Metro Area42%24%1%27%5%147
Houston Metro Area40%32%1%21%6%130
Los Angeles Metro Area28%26%1%40%6%241
Miami Metro Area33%25%1%32%9%114
New York City Metro Area25%20%4%42%9%386
Philadelphia Metro Area22%29%1%39%9%143
San Francisco Metro Area19%18%1%56%6%106
Washington, DC Metro Area27%21%6%36%10%248
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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