Interpreting scripture among adults who say humans evolved due to natural processes by metro area (2014) Switch to: Metro area among adults who say humans evolved due to natural processes by interpretation of scripture

% of adults who say humans evolved due to natural processes 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 Area12%20%< 1%65%3%148
Baltimore Metro Area10%20%< 1%64%6%109
Boston Metro Area6%9%< 1%81%3%259
Chicago Metro Area11%21%< 1%63%5%371
Dallas/Fort Worth Metro Area15%20%< 1%59%6%167
Detroit Metro Area9%16%4%67%4%123
Houston Metro Area16%17%< 1%61%6%161
Los Angeles Metro Area12%17%< 1%67%4%463
Miami Metro Area14%13%2%65%6%173
Minneapolis/St. Paul Metro Area1%10%< 1%76%13%125
New York City Metro Area10%14%1%69%6%746
Philadelphia Metro Area4%12%1%78%6%279
Phoenix Metro Area6%17%< 1%66%11%143
Providence Metro Area10%16%< 1%72%1%142
Riverside, CA Metro Area18%16%1%62%4%123
San Diego Metro Area6%17%2%65%10%138
San Francisco Metro Area6%6%2%77%9%297
Seattle Metro Area7%5%< 1%85%4%167
Tampa Metro Area7%15%< 1%67%12%112
Washington, DC Metro Area9%13%2%71%5%391
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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