Interpreting scripture among adults who pray daily by metro area (2014) Switch to: Metro area among adults who pray daily by interpretation of scripture

% of adults who pray daily 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 Area41%40%3%11%4%322
Baltimore Metro Area34%38%2%19%7%132
Boston Metro Area32%32%5%22%9%176
Chicago Metro Area34%38%4%17%7%418
Dallas/Fort Worth Metro Area51%28%2%14%5%428
Detroit Metro Area44%25%6%15%11%209
Houston Metro Area54%25%1%14%6%305
Los Angeles Metro Area39%31%2%20%7%536
Miami Metro Area42%27%4%18%9%276
Minneapolis/St. Paul Metro Area33%29%10%19%9%153
New York City Metro Area40%29%5%20%7%877
Philadelphia Metro Area31%36%3%19%11%377
Phoenix Metro Area43%37%2%11%7%207
Pittsburgh Metro Area41%39%2%15%4%144
Providence Metro Area33%35%1%27%4%168
Riverside, CA Metro Area46%29%3%15%7%222
San Diego Metro Area39%33%4%15%9%172
San Francisco Metro Area32%34%3%26%6%163
Seattle Metro Area43%31%2%18%6%135
St. Louis Metro Area33%39%3%15%10%157
Tampa Metro Area43%28%2%20%7%170
Washington, DC Metro Area40%30%6%14%10%435
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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