Interpreting scripture among adults who say homosexuality should be accepted by metro area (2014) Switch to: Metro area among adults who say homosexuality should be accepted by interpretation of scripture

% of adults who say homosexuality should be accepted 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 Area17%35%1%39%8%305
Baltimore Metro Area16%24%1%55%5%168
Boston Metro Area8%21%2%61%7%399
Chicago Metro Area15%31%1%46%7%607
Dallas/Fort Worth Metro Area27%27%1%39%6%372
Detroit Metro Area17%26%3%46%8%220
Houston Metro Area22%29%< 1%43%6%282
Los Angeles Metro Area19%24%1%49%7%782
Miami Metro Area20%24%3%46%7%328
Minneapolis/St. Paul Metro Area5%24%3%54%14%236
New York City Metro Area19%22%2%50%7%1,298
Philadelphia Metro Area12%29%< 1%51%7%535
Phoenix Metro Area21%26%< 1%45%9%257
Pittsburgh Metro Area23%34%1%41%2%170
Providence Metro Area14%24%1%58%3%265
Riverside, CA Metro Area20%27%1%42%9%233
San Diego Metro Area16%23%3%51%8%220
San Francisco Metro Area8%18%2%64%8%403
Seattle Metro Area11%17%2%64%6%264
St. Louis Metro Area18%35%1%40%6%175
Tampa Metro Area16%26%1%47%9%222
Washington, DC Metro Area16%22%2%51%8%675
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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