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

% of non-parents 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 Area38%62%1%< 1%367
Baltimore Metro Area32%66%< 1%2%199
Boston Metro Area22%75%2%< 1%390
Chicago Metro Area28%69%1%1%663
Dallas/Fort Worth Metro Area37%61%2%< 1%466
Detroit Metro Area36%60%2%2%292
Houston Metro Area31%65%2%1%361
Los Angeles Metro Area26%72%1%1%816
Miami Metro Area28%70%1%1%349
Minneapolis/St. Paul Metro Area32%68%< 1%< 1%254
New York City Metro Area24%73%1%1%1,359
Philadelphia Metro Area36%63%< 1%1%546
Phoenix Metro Area35%59%2%4%305
Pittsburgh Metro Area34%63%1%2%197
Providence Metro Area31%66%2%2%288
Riverside, CA Metro Area37%61%1%1%264
San Diego Metro Area29%68%2%1%256
San Francisco Metro Area23%73%3%1%381
Seattle Metro Area27%71%2%< 1%255
St. Louis Metro Area32%66%1%1%216
Tampa Metro Area31%66%2%< 1%255
Washington, DC Metro Area27%72%1%< 1%655
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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