Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among Christians by metro area (2014) Switch to: Metro area among Christians by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of Christians who say…

Metro areaThere are clear standards for what is right and wrongRight or wrong depends on the situationNeither/both equallyDon't knowSample size
Atlanta Metro Area43%56%1%< 1%400
Baltimore Metro Area33%64%1%2%172
Boston Metro Area29%66%4%1%280
Chicago Metro Area32%66%1%1%621
Dallas/Fort Worth Metro Area41%57%1%1%516
Detroit Metro Area45%51%1%3%268
Houston Metro Area37%61%1%1%366
Los Angeles Metro Area32%64%1%2%671
Miami Metro Area37%61%1%1%319
Minneapolis/St. Paul Metro Area38%62%1%< 1%248
New York City Metro Area28%69%2%1%1,065
Philadelphia Metro Area39%61%< 1%1%501
Phoenix Metro Area45%48%3%5%278
Pittsburgh Metro Area36%61%1%2%199
Providence Metro Area34%63%2%2%272
Riverside, CA Metro Area43%55%2%1%272
San Diego Metro Area34%62%2%2%219
San Francisco Metro Area38%59%2%< 1%212
Seattle Metro Area36%61%3%1%185
St. Louis Metro Area40%57%1%1%203
Tampa Metro Area37%61%1%< 1%216
Washington, DC Metro Area37%61%2%< 1%574
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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