Interpreting scripture among men by metro area (2014) Switch to: Metro area among men by interpretation of scripture

% of men 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 Area28%28%3%33%8%252
Baltimore Metro Area20%35%1%38%6%124
Boston Metro Area16%20%4%52%8%249
Chicago Metro Area25%25%1%43%7%434
Dallas/Fort Worth Metro Area36%26%1%33%5%338
Detroit Metro Area24%24%1%45%6%178
Houston Metro Area32%25%1%37%5%268
Los Angeles Metro Area20%26%2%47%5%533
Miami Metro Area28%17%2%41%12%254
Minneapolis/St. Paul Metro Area16%26%4%46%9%172
New York City Metro Area23%22%2%46%7%827
Philadelphia Metro Area20%24%< 1%49%7%349
Phoenix Metro Area19%32%1%42%6%224
Pittsburgh Metro Area24%39%1%33%3%109
Providence Metro Area15%29%1%51%4%160
Riverside, CA Metro Area28%25%1%34%12%185
San Diego Metro Area21%17%2%49%11%162
San Francisco Metro Area16%12%2%59%12%258
Seattle Metro Area17%19%1%55%8%169
St. Louis Metro Area30%27%4%33%6%130
Tampa Metro Area21%28%2%44%5%164
Washington, DC Metro Area21%22%4%45%8%476
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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