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

% of whites 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 Area46%53%< 1%< 1%286
Baltimore Metro Area32%67%1%1%168
Boston Metro Area26%73%1%< 1%395
Chicago Metro Area32%66%1%1%580
Dallas/Fort Worth Metro Area40%58%1%< 1%397
Detroit Metro Area38%59%1%2%243
Houston Metro Area42%55%2%2%278
Los Angeles Metro Area30%68%1%< 1%523
Miami Metro Area30%68%1%1%207
Minneapolis/St. Paul Metro Area32%67%1%< 1%285
New York City Metro Area25%72%2%1%1,056
Philadelphia Metro Area34%65%< 1%1%502
Phoenix Metro Area40%55%3%3%298
Pittsburgh Metro Area35%62%1%2%217
Providence Metro Area32%65%1%2%300
Riverside, CA Metro Area43%54%< 1%3%179
San Diego Metro Area37%59%2%1%179
San Francisco Metro Area23%74%2%1%321
Seattle Metro Area30%68%2%< 1%243
St. Louis Metro Area35%63%1%1%213
Tampa Metro Area37%62%1%< 1%230
Washington, DC Metro Area32%67%1%< 1%500
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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