Interpreting scripture among adults with some college education by metro area (2014) Switch to: Metro area among adults with some college education by interpretation of scripture

% of adults with some college education 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 Area33%29%2%32%5%131
Boston Metro Area12%29%< 1%51%7%103
Chicago Metro Area20%34%1%38%7%218
Dallas/Fort Worth Metro Area32%27%3%28%9%181
Detroit Metro Area31%26%4%32%7%128
Houston Metro Area40%31%< 1%25%4%137
Los Angeles Metro Area23%27%2%40%9%264
Miami Metro Area26%29%3%33%8%114
New York City Metro Area23%27%2%41%7%417
Philadelphia Metro Area23%30%1%38%8%177
Phoenix Metro Area30%28%2%37%4%122
Riverside, CA Metro Area25%23%2%35%14%124
San Francisco Metro Area14%17%2%55%11%108
Seattle Metro Area20%23%2%50%5%101
Washington, DC Metro Area28%20%3%37%12%160
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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