Interpreting scripture among adults with a household income of $50,000-$99,999 by metro area (2014) Switch to: Metro area among adults with a household income of $50,000-$99,999 by interpretation of scripture

% of adults with a household income of $50,000-$99,999 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%35%2%33%2%132
Boston Metro Area10%21%1%64%4%116
Chicago Metro Area15%38%1%41%4%241
Dallas/Fort Worth Metro Area33%27%4%31%6%173
Detroit Metro Area24%28%< 1%43%3%104
Houston Metro Area32%27%1%35%5%137
Los Angeles Metro Area18%28%2%46%5%221
Miami Metro Area20%21%2%54%3%102
Minneapolis/St. Paul Metro Area12%35%7%31%15%103
New York City Metro Area20%24%2%46%7%415
Philadelphia Metro Area10%27%2%56%5%184
Phoenix Metro Area26%38%2%28%6%122
Providence Metro Area15%21%< 1%62%1%100
San Francisco Metro Area18%21%2%54%5%114
Washington, DC Metro Area21%32%2%43%2%231
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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