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

% of who do not believe in Hell 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 Area6%20%< 1%69%4%149
Baltimore Metro Area13%18%1%66%2%111
Boston Metro Area3%16%1%74%6%281
Chicago Metro Area6%16%2%69%7%359
Dallas/Fort Worth Metro Area23%12%1%61%4%192
Detroit Metro Area13%18%< 1%60%9%123
Houston Metro Area13%21%< 1%61%4%165
Los Angeles Metro Area10%18%< 1%66%6%493
Miami Metro Area9%18%< 1%63%10%203
Minneapolis/St. Paul Metro Area5%12%4%67%12%140
New York City Metro Area11%17%1%64%7%811
Philadelphia Metro Area10%17%2%68%4%311
Phoenix Metro Area8%24%2%61%6%154
Providence Metro Area10%18%< 1%68%4%158
Riverside, CA Metro Area9%19%< 1%64%7%120
San Diego Metro Area15%13%1%68%4%138
San Francisco Metro Area2%6%2%82%8%302
Seattle Metro Area6%12%< 1%76%5%183
Tampa Metro Area9%15%< 1%64%13%126
Washington, DC Metro Area6%14%1%73%6%430
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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