Interpreting scripture among never married adults by metro area (2014) Switch to: Metro area among never married adults by interpretation of scripture

% of never married adults 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 Area20%38%1%32%8%128
Boston Metro Area14%22%2%54%8%116
Chicago Metro Area23%31%< 1%42%4%218
Dallas/Fort Worth Metro Area35%28%1%32%4%134
Houston Metro Area24%29%< 1%42%5%110
Los Angeles Metro Area19%23%1%51%6%286
Miami Metro Area25%26%2%39%8%109
New York City Metro Area22%21%2%48%7%446
Philadelphia Metro Area25%31%1%36%8%164
San Francisco Metro Area16%16%2%60%6%122
Washington, DC Metro Area23%22%2%46%8%251
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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