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

% of baby Boomers who say they look to…most for guidance on right and wrong

Metro areaReligionPhilosophy/reasonCommon senseScienceDon't knowSample size
Atlanta Metro Area48%11%33%6%2%165
Boston Metro Area16%9%65%9%2%172
Chicago Metro Area26%12%51%9%2%291
Dallas/Fort Worth Metro Area48%6%38%5%3%221
Detroit Metro Area31%10%50%7%3%159
Houston Metro Area43%15%37%4%1%163
Los Angeles Metro Area31%11%41%15%2%346
Miami Metro Area34%8%46%10%1%162
Minneapolis/St. Paul Metro Area36%4%44%8%7%135
New York City Metro Area28%10%48%9%5%618
Philadelphia Metro Area31%11%47%10%1%261
Phoenix Metro Area45%6%45%3%1%149
Pittsburgh Metro Area35%8%46%8%3%109
Providence Metro Area19%12%52%14%3%155
Riverside, CA Metro Area36%8%49%6%< 1%116
San Diego Metro Area36%14%41%7%3%131
San Francisco Metro Area23%14%44%11%8%181
Seattle Metro Area26%18%41%12%2%122
St. Louis Metro Area34%5%53%3%5%105
Tampa Metro Area26%11%53%9%1%126
Washington, DC Metro Area32%12%40%14%3%310
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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