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

% of liberals 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%22%1%48%9%105
Boston Metro Area12%15%< 1%68%6%193
Chicago Metro Area19%21%< 1%55%5%256
Dallas/Fort Worth Metro Area20%22%1%53%5%123
Detroit Metro Area24%22%1%41%13%100
Houston Metro Area39%16%< 1%38%6%111
Los Angeles Metro Area16%19%< 1%58%7%331
Miami Metro Area28%19%2%45%6%146
Minneapolis/St. Paul Metro Area7%11%3%65%14%102
New York City Metro Area17%15%1%61%6%550
Philadelphia Metro Area19%18%1%56%6%208
Providence Metro Area8%15%< 1%74%3%101
San Francisco Metro Area5%10%1%77%7%218
Seattle Metro Area5%13%< 1%78%3%124
Washington, DC Metro Area14%16%2%61%7%300
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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