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

% of republicans and Republican 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 Area33%42%2%18%5%218
Boston Metro Area19%31%3%45%2%149
Chicago Metro Area32%38%2%23%5%280
Dallas/Fort Worth Metro Area45%32%2%18%4%295
Detroit Metro Area28%35%6%29%2%128
Houston Metro Area37%29%2%30%3%214
Los Angeles Metro Area26%32%2%34%6%340
Miami Metro Area36%21%2%31%9%142
Minneapolis/St. Paul Metro Area19%36%4%31%11%128
New York City Metro Area23%33%4%33%6%498
Philadelphia Metro Area19%37%1%34%8%227
Phoenix Metro Area36%39%1%19%4%180
Providence Metro Area12%35%3%49%1%107
Riverside, CA Metro Area34%33%1%25%7%140
San Diego Metro Area24%28%2%36%9%112
Seattle Metro Area33%30%3%30%4%101
Tampa Metro Area33%25%2%30%10%120
Washington, DC Metro Area22%33%5%33%6%240
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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