Interpreting scripture among who believe in Heaven by metro area (2014) Switch to: Metro area among who believe in Heaven by interpretation of scripture

% of who believe in Heaven 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 Area39%41%2%14%5%385
Baltimore Metro Area34%38%3%21%4%160
Boston Metro Area31%34%3%26%6%244
Chicago Metro Area31%39%3%22%6%576
Dallas/Fort Worth Metro Area47%32%2%13%5%498
Detroit Metro Area34%33%2%22%8%266
Houston Metro Area46%29%1%19%5%366
Los Angeles Metro Area35%35%2%22%6%648
Miami Metro Area38%30%3%20%8%314
Minneapolis/St. Paul Metro Area21%35%4%30%10%240
New York City Metro Area34%29%4%26%7%1,122
Philadelphia Metro Area29%37%2%25%8%479
Phoenix Metro Area33%39%2%19%8%277
Pittsburgh Metro Area37%37%2%21%3%190
Providence Metro Area26%38%1%33%2%237
Riverside, CA Metro Area41%33%1%16%9%268
San Diego Metro Area34%29%3%26%8%205
San Francisco Metro Area27%31%3%31%8%208
Seattle Metro Area35%33%3%23%6%173
St. Louis Metro Area33%39%1%20%7%199
Tampa Metro Area38%31%2%23%7%218
Washington, DC Metro Area33%32%4%23%8%561
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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