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

% of 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 Area37%29%2%26%6%140
Boston Metro Area15%15%4%61%5%106
Chicago Metro Area26%33%2%33%6%202
Dallas/Fort Worth Metro Area38%29%< 1%30%2%191
Houston Metro Area47%29%< 1%18%6%150
Los Angeles Metro Area37%23%1%32%6%253
Miami Metro Area35%30%2%24%9%131
New York City Metro Area29%25%4%35%7%418
Philadelphia Metro Area23%26%2%40%9%174
Riverside, CA Metro Area37%29%2%25%8%109
San Francisco Metro Area26%26%1%37%10%101
Washington, DC Metro Area26%25%3%36%10%257
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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