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

% of moderates 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%73%2%< 1%161
Boston Metro Area37%62%< 1%1%176
Chicago Metro Area27%70%2%1%303
Dallas/Fort Worth Metro Area29%70%1%< 1%234
Detroit Metro Area35%65%< 1%< 1%128
Houston Metro Area24%75%1%< 1%181
Los Angeles Metro Area27%72%< 1%1%369
Miami Metro Area29%69%1%1%167
Minneapolis/St. Paul Metro Area26%74%< 1%< 1%117
New York City Metro Area19%79%2%< 1%620
Philadelphia Metro Area36%63%< 1%1%275
Phoenix Metro Area30%64%2%4%137
Providence Metro Area31%66%2%1%134
Riverside, CA Metro Area35%64%< 1%1%131
San Diego Metro Area22%75%3%< 1%117
San Francisco Metro Area26%70%2%2%164
Seattle Metro Area26%73%1%1%113
St. Louis Metro Area33%65%1%< 1%100
Tampa Metro Area32%67%< 1%< 1%121
Washington, DC Metro Area26%72%1%1%366
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