Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong by metro area (2014) Switch to: Metro area by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who say…

Metro areaThere are clear standards for what is right and wrongRight or wrong depends on the situationNeither/both equallyDon't knowSample size
Atlanta Metro Area39%60%1%< 1%510
Baltimore Metro Area29%69%1%1%250
Boston Metro Area25%72%2%1%498
Chicago Metro Area28%70%1%1%867
Dallas/Fort Worth Metro Area37%61%1%1%659
Detroit Metro Area40%57%1%2%374
Houston Metro Area33%65%1%1%514
Los Angeles Metro Area27%70%1%2%1,076
Miami Metro Area31%66%1%1%483
Minneapolis/St. Paul Metro Area31%69%1%< 1%342
New York City Metro Area24%74%1%1%1,786
Philadelphia Metro Area34%65%< 1%1%722
Phoenix Metro Area37%56%2%5%397
Pittsburgh Metro Area33%64%1%2%252
Providence Metro Area31%66%2%1%351
Riverside, CA Metro Area38%59%1%2%373
San Diego Metro Area31%67%1%2%321
San Francisco Metro Area26%70%3%1%485
Seattle Metro Area30%68%1%< 1%333
St. Louis Metro Area34%64%1%1%274
Tampa Metro Area33%65%2%< 1%320
Washington, DC Metro Area29%69%1%< 1%913
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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