Sources of guidance on right and wrong among college graduates by metro area (2014) Switch to: Metro area among college graduates by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of college graduates who say they look to…most for guidance on right and wrong

Metro areaReligionPhilosophy/reasonCommon senseScienceDon't knowSample size
Atlanta Metro Area42%11%36%10%1%138
Boston Metro Area17%16%42%24%2%156
Chicago Metro Area23%14%49%13%1%260
Dallas/Fort Worth Metro Area50%13%25%9%2%190
Houston Metro Area37%12%36%14%1%140
Los Angeles Metro Area23%21%40%14%3%306
Miami Metro Area26%13%47%13%2%126
Minneapolis/St. Paul Metro Area28%18%41%12%1%132
New York City Metro Area22%19%45%11%3%498
Philadelphia Metro Area17%20%49%12%2%171
Phoenix Metro Area27%14%45%12%1%103
Providence Metro Area19%19%40%16%6%110
San Francisco Metro Area12%19%46%15%8%164
Seattle Metro Area22%20%39%17%3%102
Washington, DC Metro Area25%15%42%14%4%300
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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