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

% of married 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 Area47%52%< 1%1%252
Baltimore Metro Area39%59%2%1%120
Boston Metro Area27%73%< 1%< 1%235
Chicago Metro Area34%64%1%1%434
Dallas/Fort Worth Metro Area45%55%1%< 1%333
Detroit Metro Area45%54%1%< 1%174
Houston Metro Area39%58%1%1%266
Los Angeles Metro Area31%66%2%1%465
Miami Metro Area42%54%2%2%226
Minneapolis/St. Paul Metro Area34%65%1%< 1%182
New York City Metro Area29%69%1%1%829
Philadelphia Metro Area33%66%< 1%1%350
Phoenix Metro Area50%43%2%5%198
Pittsburgh Metro Area47%53%< 1%< 1%130
Providence Metro Area35%63%1%< 1%174
Riverside, CA Metro Area45%54%1%1%177
San Diego Metro Area32%66%1%1%154
San Francisco Metro Area30%66%3%1%226
Seattle Metro Area38%61%1%< 1%158
St. Louis Metro Area47%51%2%< 1%126
Tampa Metro Area34%65%< 1%1%132
Washington, DC Metro Area34%64%2%< 1%450
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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