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

% of women 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 Area34%37%2%22%6%258
Baltimore Metro Area29%21%3%41%5%126
Boston Metro Area16%22%3%52%7%249
Chicago Metro Area23%35%3%32%7%433
Dallas/Fort Worth Metro Area42%29%3%21%6%321
Detroit Metro Area34%29%5%23%9%196
Houston Metro Area46%24%1%23%6%246
Los Angeles Metro Area31%25%1%34%8%543
Miami Metro Area30%30%3%29%8%229
Minneapolis/St. Paul Metro Area17%25%5%39%14%170
New York City Metro Area28%24%4%37%8%959
Philadelphia Metro Area23%32%3%35%7%373
Phoenix Metro Area34%30%1%24%11%173
Pittsburgh Metro Area35%30%2%30%4%143
Providence Metro Area23%27%1%46%4%191
Riverside, CA Metro Area37%29%2%26%6%188
San Diego Metro Area29%28%3%35%5%159
San Francisco Metro Area15%23%2%53%6%227
Seattle Metro Area24%20%2%50%3%164
St. Louis Metro Area23%38%3%26%11%144
Tampa Metro Area31%22%1%36%9%156
Washington, DC Metro Area26%25%3%36%10%437
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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