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

% of Evangelical Protestants 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 Area48%37%3%6%6%169
Chicago Metro Area41%45%4%6%3%133
Dallas/Fort Worth Metro Area58%31%3%6%2%248
Houston Metro Area62%25%1%10%3%148
Los Angeles Metro Area48%36%2%9%5%196
New York City Metro Area49%25%10%13%3%139
Phoenix Metro Area55%33%1%8%2%104
Riverside, CA Metro Area59%27%3%5%6%115
Washington, DC Metro Area40%43%4%9%4%113
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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