Interpreting scripture among adults who meditate at least once a week by metro area (2014) Switch to: Metro area among adults who meditate at least once a week by interpretation of scripture

% of adults who meditate at least once a week 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 Area37%34%3%21%5%227
Baltimore Metro Area42%16%4%35%4%104
Boston Metro Area27%21%1%42%8%156
Chicago Metro Area31%28%3%31%7%368
Dallas/Fort Worth Metro Area51%25%2%17%6%301
Detroit Metro Area38%21%6%24%11%147
Houston Metro Area49%23%1%22%4%237
Los Angeles Metro Area37%25%1%31%6%456
Miami Metro Area37%26%4%23%10%241
Minneapolis/St. Paul Metro Area21%20%5%40%14%123
New York City Metro Area36%22%3%33%6%708
Philadelphia Metro Area33%29%3%30%5%288
Phoenix Metro Area36%34%1%22%6%177
Pittsburgh Metro Area32%40%1%20%7%102
Providence Metro Area30%29%1%33%7%150
Riverside, CA Metro Area37%30%2%21%10%166
San Diego Metro Area30%26%4%33%7%145
San Francisco Metro Area25%24%5%40%6%177
Seattle Metro Area29%26%2%38%5%118
St. Louis Metro Area38%24%3%25%9%116
Tampa Metro Area33%27%3%28%9%138
Washington, DC Metro Area34%21%5%28%12%366
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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