Interpreting scripture among 30-49 year olds by metro area (2014) Switch to: Metro area among 30-49 year olds by interpretation of scripture

% of 30-49 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 Area33%29%< 1%29%9%160
Boston Metro Area19%9%1%62%8%140
Chicago Metro Area30%28%1%36%5%244
Dallas/Fort Worth Metro Area39%25%1%30%5%186
Houston Metro Area40%29%1%23%6%166
Los Angeles Metro Area28%25%1%40%6%295
Miami Metro Area33%23%1%33%10%141
Minneapolis/St. Paul Metro Area23%24%2%41%11%112
New York City Metro Area23%20%4%45%9%497
Philadelphia Metro Area19%29%2%41%8%175
Phoenix Metro Area21%35%2%31%11%101
Riverside, CA Metro Area31%30%2%29%9%101
San Francisco Metro Area19%17%1%57%6%125
Washington, DC Metro Area25%21%5%40%9%327
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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