Interpreting scripture among who do not believe in Heaven by metro area (2014) Switch to: Metro area among who do not believe in Heaven by interpretation of scripture

% of who do not 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
Boston Metro Area1%8%1%86%3%199
Chicago Metro Area6%9%1%79%5%223
Dallas/Fort Worth Metro Area9%10%< 1%77%4%110
Houston Metro Area15%8%< 1%74%2%106
Los Angeles Metro Area6%8%< 1%83%4%328
Miami Metro Area7%10%< 1%79%5%125
New York City Metro Area6%6%< 1%80%7%519
Philadelphia Metro Area6%8%1%82%3%177
San Francisco Metro Area3%2%< 1%87%8%237
Seattle Metro Area4%3%< 1%87%5%127
Washington, DC Metro Area3%5%2%87%3%286
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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