Interpreting scripture among 50-64 year olds by metro area (2014) Switch to: Metro area among 50-64 year olds by interpretation of scripture

% of 50-64 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 Area29%37%2%26%6%136
Boston Metro Area15%32%10%34%9%134
Chicago Metro Area27%28%3%34%7%231
Dallas/Fort Worth Metro Area47%27%2%19%5%186
Detroit Metro Area27%23%5%35%10%131
Houston Metro Area46%15%< 1%30%9%136
Los Angeles Metro Area28%29%2%36%6%272
Miami Metro Area37%19%4%34%5%119
Minneapolis/St. Paul Metro Area17%29%12%30%11%117
New York City Metro Area31%22%2%37%8%489
Philadelphia Metro Area23%28%1%44%4%205
Phoenix Metro Area47%22%1%24%6%117
Providence Metro Area19%34%< 1%41%5%113
San Diego Metro Area26%29%6%29%10%104
San Francisco Metro Area14%22%5%50%10%138
Tampa Metro Area29%20%4%40%6%102
Washington, DC Metro Area25%23%1%40%11%266
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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