Interpreting scripture among 18-29 year olds by metro area (2014) Switch to: Metro area among 18-29 year olds by interpretation of scripture

% of 18-29 year olds 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 Area20%39%2%33%6%106
Chicago Metro Area11%37%< 1%49%3%152
Dallas/Fort Worth Metro Area27%33%1%35%5%133
Houston Metro Area24%30%< 1%42%4%103
Los Angeles Metro Area18%23%< 1%53%5%214
New York City Metro Area21%24%2%48%5%250
Philadelphia Metro Area20%24%< 1%50%4%111
Washington, DC Metro Area20%26%1%45%9%157
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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