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

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

Metro areaReligionPhilosophy/reasonCommon senseScienceDon't knowSample size
Atlanta Metro Area23%17%43%16%2%105
Boston Metro Area11%12%53%22%2%193
Chicago Metro Area15%20%45%18%1%256
Dallas/Fort Worth Metro Area23%10%49%16%3%123
Detroit Metro Area18%7%59%11%5%100
Houston Metro Area30%10%43%16%1%111
Los Angeles Metro Area16%20%45%17%2%331
Miami Metro Area21%14%48%17%< 1%146
Minneapolis/St. Paul Metro Area11%22%50%14%3%102
New York City Metro Area14%23%48%13%2%550
Philadelphia Metro Area25%16%41%16%1%208
Providence Metro Area13%12%48%21%6%101
San Francisco Metro Area10%21%48%18%3%218
Seattle Metro Area5%21%49%23%1%124
Washington, DC Metro Area22%16%37%23%3%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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