Sources of guidance on right and wrong among who believe in Heaven by metro area (2014) Switch to: Metro area among who believe in Heaven by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of who believe in Heaven who say they look to…most for guidance on right and wrong

Metro areaReligionPhilosophy/reasonCommon senseScienceDon't knowSample size
Atlanta Metro Area54%7%33%6%1%385
Baltimore Metro Area42%6%42%5%4%160
Boston Metro Area29%5%56%8%3%244
Chicago Metro Area32%9%47%10%2%576
Dallas/Fort Worth Metro Area50%7%37%5%2%498
Detroit Metro Area34%7%49%8%3%266
Houston Metro Area47%7%40%6%< 1%366
Los Angeles Metro Area38%9%42%9%3%648
Miami Metro Area36%10%46%7%1%314
Minneapolis/St. Paul Metro Area31%12%47%8%2%240
New York City Metro Area34%12%45%7%3%1,122
Philadelphia Metro Area33%9%46%10%2%479
Phoenix Metro Area40%9%41%9%2%277
Pittsburgh Metro Area30%7%53%7%3%190
Providence Metro Area33%8%52%5%3%237
Riverside, CA Metro Area47%7%40%4%2%268
San Diego Metro Area43%13%36%6%1%205
San Francisco Metro Area26%15%47%10%3%208
Seattle Metro Area38%18%37%6%2%173
St. Louis Metro Area38%10%43%5%4%199
Tampa Metro Area32%9%54%5%1%218
Washington, DC Metro Area43%8%38%9%2%561
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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