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

% of Non-Christians 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 Area25%74%1%< 1%110
Boston Metro Area19%80%< 1%1%218
Chicago Metro Area18%79%1%2%246
Dallas/Fort Worth Metro Area24%74%1%1%143
Detroit Metro Area29%68%2%< 1%106
Houston Metro Area21%76%3%< 1%148
Los Angeles Metro Area18%79%1%1%405
Miami Metro Area18%78%2%2%164
New York City Metro Area17%80%1%1%721
Philadelphia Metro Area23%75%1%1%221
Phoenix Metro Area21%73%2%4%119
Riverside, CA Metro Area27%70%< 1%3%101
San Diego Metro Area24%76%< 1%< 1%102
San Francisco Metro Area16%80%3%1%273
Seattle Metro Area23%77%< 1%< 1%148
Tampa Metro Area26%72%2%< 1%104
Washington, DC Metro Area15%84%1%< 1%339
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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