Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults who meditate at least once a week by metro area (2014) Switch to: Metro area among adults who meditate at least once a week by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who meditate at least once a week who say they look to…most for guidance on right and wrong

Metro areaReligionPhilosophy/reasonCommon senseScienceDon't knowSample size
Atlanta Metro Area55%8%29%5%3%227
Baltimore Metro Area44%13%34%2%6%104
Boston Metro Area24%12%51%11%3%156
Chicago Metro Area37%10%42%8%3%368
Dallas/Fort Worth Metro Area58%7%28%5%2%301
Detroit Metro Area42%5%44%5%4%147
Houston Metro Area49%10%34%6%1%237
Los Angeles Metro Area38%13%34%11%4%456
Miami Metro Area37%12%42%9%1%241
Minneapolis/St. Paul Metro Area29%24%42%5%1%123
New York City Metro Area35%14%39%8%4%708
Philadelphia Metro Area40%13%37%9%1%288
Phoenix Metro Area44%13%37%3%2%177
Pittsburgh Metro Area34%10%45%7%4%102
Providence Metro Area40%13%41%3%3%150
Riverside, CA Metro Area50%10%31%9%1%166
San Diego Metro Area39%16%36%7%2%145
San Francisco Metro Area26%17%46%8%3%177
Seattle Metro Area27%24%40%7%2%118
St. Louis Metro Area38%12%39%9%2%116
Tampa Metro Area36%8%47%7%2%138
Washington, DC Metro Area42%13%31%10%4%366
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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