Interpreting scripture among adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation by metro area (2014) Switch to: Metro area among adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation by interpretation of scripture

% of adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation 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 Area28%29%2%35%6%306
Baltimore Metro Area18%25%2%48%6%158
Boston Metro Area14%21%3%57%6%352
Chicago Metro Area21%29%2%41%7%576
Dallas/Fort Worth Metro Area35%26%2%32%6%370
Detroit Metro Area18%31%2%43%7%211
Houston Metro Area34%24%1%35%7%326
Los Angeles Metro Area22%24%1%46%7%719
Miami Metro Area24%23%2%41%9%333
Minneapolis/St. Paul Metro Area10%22%3%52%13%219
New York City Metro Area24%21%2%46%7%1,263
Philadelphia Metro Area17%28%1%45%8%474
Phoenix Metro Area19%28%1%39%13%225
Pittsburgh Metro Area23%28%1%45%3%157
Providence Metro Area19%24%1%52%4%225
Riverside, CA Metro Area26%26%2%35%11%221
San Diego Metro Area20%22%3%49%6%201
San Francisco Metro Area11%14%2%63%10%347
Seattle Metro Area16%19%1%58%5%221
St. Louis Metro Area24%33%2%34%6%170
Tampa Metro Area21%22%1%47%9%198
Washington, DC Metro Area21%21%1%48%9%621
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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