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

% of married adults 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 Area33%32%3%26%6%252
Baltimore Metro Area24%35%2%33%6%120
Boston Metro Area14%23%2%55%6%235
Chicago Metro Area21%32%4%35%8%434
Dallas/Fort Worth Metro Area42%30%3%23%3%333
Detroit Metro Area29%31%2%32%6%174
Houston Metro Area43%26%1%26%5%266
Los Angeles Metro Area28%27%1%38%6%465
Miami Metro Area30%26%3%32%9%226
Minneapolis/St. Paul Metro Area20%30%4%35%11%182
New York City Metro Area24%26%4%39%7%829
Philadelphia Metro Area17%27%2%48%6%350
Phoenix Metro Area28%36%1%29%7%198
Pittsburgh Metro Area29%38%2%29%2%130
Providence Metro Area19%28%2%47%4%174
Riverside, CA Metro Area38%25%1%28%8%177
San Diego Metro Area26%23%4%40%7%154
San Francisco Metro Area16%17%3%56%7%226
Seattle Metro Area27%21%2%46%5%158
St. Louis Metro Area24%34%5%30%8%126
Tampa Metro Area30%21%3%42%4%132
Washington, DC Metro Area18%31%3%40%9%450
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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