Metro area among Non-Christians by interpretation of scripture (2014) Switch to: Interpreting scripture among Non-Christians by metro area

% of Non-Christians who are in the…

Interpreting scriptureAtlanta Metro AreaBaltimore Metro AreaBoston Metro AreaChicago Metro AreaDallas/Fort Worth Metro AreaDetroit Metro AreaHouston Metro AreaLos Angeles Metro AreaMiami Metro AreaMinneapolis/St. Paul Metro AreaNew York City Metro AreaPhiladelphia Metro AreaPhoenix Metro AreaPittsburgh Metro AreaProvidence Metro AreaRiverside, CA Metro AreaSan Diego Metro AreaSan Francisco Metro AreaSeattle Metro AreaSt. Louis Metro AreaTampa Metro AreaWashington, DC Metro AreaSample size
Word of God; should be taken literally2%1%3%6%5%4%5%9%3%2%28%6%2%2%2%2%< 1%2%1%2%4%8%278
Word of God; not everything taken literally2%3%5%7%3%4%5%9%4%2%21%5%5%3%1%2%3%3%2%3%5%4%442
Not the word of God3%2%6%6%4%2%3%10%4%2%16%6%3%1%3%3%3%7%5%1%3%8%2,966
Other/don't know5%1%4%5%3%4%3%6%6%5%16%4%7%1%1%4%3%6%3%2%2%8%318
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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