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

% of whites 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 Area26%35%1%31%6%286
Baltimore Metro Area18%27%2%45%8%168
Boston Metro Area10%21%2%58%8%395
Chicago Metro Area16%34%2%39%8%580
Dallas/Fort Worth Metro Area34%29%3%29%6%397
Detroit Metro Area19%29%4%40%8%243
Houston Metro Area29%28%1%36%5%278
Los Angeles Metro Area14%27%2%49%8%523
Miami Metro Area16%21%1%53%10%207
Minneapolis/St. Paul Metro Area13%27%3%45%12%285
New York City Metro Area14%26%3%50%6%1,056
Philadelphia Metro Area13%29%1%50%6%502
Phoenix Metro Area26%33%1%34%6%298
Pittsburgh Metro Area25%36%2%33%4%217
Providence Metro Area15%28%1%51%4%300
Riverside, CA Metro Area22%28%2%36%12%179
San Diego Metro Area20%24%1%45%10%179
San Francisco Metro Area7%17%1%66%9%321
Seattle Metro Area19%21%1%52%7%243
St. Louis Metro Area20%37%3%31%9%213
Tampa Metro Area24%24%2%45%5%230
Washington, DC Metro Area11%24%4%56%6%500
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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