Interpreting scripture among non-parents by metro area (2014) Switch to: Metro area among non-parents by interpretation of scripture

% of non-parents 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%34%2%28%7%367
Baltimore Metro Area26%29%2%39%4%199
Boston Metro Area16%23%3%49%8%390
Chicago Metro Area23%29%2%38%7%663
Dallas/Fort Worth Metro Area40%26%3%24%7%466
Detroit Metro Area29%24%3%37%7%292
Houston Metro Area35%22%1%36%5%361
Los Angeles Metro Area21%26%1%44%7%816
Miami Metro Area26%21%3%40%9%349
Minneapolis/St. Paul Metro Area13%27%4%43%13%254
New York City Metro Area25%22%3%43%7%1,359
Philadelphia Metro Area21%29%2%42%6%546
Phoenix Metro Area26%27%1%35%11%305
Pittsburgh Metro Area32%33%2%29%4%197
Providence Metro Area17%28%1%49%4%288
Riverside, CA Metro Area30%26%2%32%10%264
San Diego Metro Area24%23%2%42%9%256
San Francisco Metro Area12%14%3%63%9%381
Seattle Metro Area19%18%1%56%5%255
St. Louis Metro Area25%31%4%30%10%216
Tampa Metro Area26%24%2%41%6%255
Washington, DC Metro Area23%23%4%43%8%655
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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