Interpreting scripture among adults who attend services weekly or more by metro area (2014) Switch to: Metro area among adults who attend services weekly or more by interpretation of scripture

% of adults who attend services weekly or more 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 Area51%38%3%4%3%227
Boston Metro Area40%29%7%18%6%125
Chicago Metro Area42%36%4%12%6%290
Dallas/Fort Worth Metro Area61%27%1%6%4%281
Detroit Metro Area57%22%5%9%7%123
Houston Metro Area63%24%1%9%3%222
Los Angeles Metro Area47%35%2%10%6%340
Miami Metro Area47%31%3%11%9%176
Minneapolis/St. Paul Metro Area32%39%9%14%7%119
New York City Metro Area46%30%5%13%6%576
Philadelphia Metro Area37%39%5%12%7%248
Phoenix Metro Area49%40%3%6%2%148
Providence Metro Area28%43%3%21%5%118
Riverside, CA Metro Area57%29%3%4%6%134
San Diego Metro Area50%38%3%7%3%104
San Francisco Metro Area46%24%9%17%5%101
Tampa Metro Area56%28%2%11%3%113
Washington, DC Metro Area44%36%5%10%6%282
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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