Interpreting scripture among democrats and Democratic leaners by metro area (2014) Switch to: Metro area among democrats and Democratic leaners by interpretation of scripture

% of democrats and Democratic leaners 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 Area35%23%2%33%7%224
Baltimore Metro Area25%22%3%47%3%135
Boston Metro Area12%19%4%56%8%286
Chicago Metro Area19%27%1%45%7%450
Dallas/Fort Worth Metro Area32%28%1%33%7%262
Detroit Metro Area29%23%2%36%10%190
Houston Metro Area43%23%< 1%28%6%222
Los Angeles Metro Area22%24%1%47%6%559
Miami Metro Area23%26%3%37%11%258
Minneapolis/St. Paul Metro Area15%19%2%51%13%169
New York City Metro Area27%17%2%48%6%1,009
Philadelphia Metro Area22%27%1%44%5%409
Phoenix Metro Area19%23%1%47%10%151
Pittsburgh Metro Area32%28%1%38%1%126
Providence Metro Area23%23%< 1%52%2%177
Riverside, CA Metro Area28%22%1%38%10%157
San Diego Metro Area20%20%2%54%4%157
San Francisco Metro Area11%14%1%64%9%328
Seattle Metro Area12%12%< 1%69%6%176
St. Louis Metro Area32%25%4%33%6%135
Tampa Metro Area25%24%1%44%5%150
Washington, DC Metro Area21%20%2%47%9%565
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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