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

% of the Unaffiliated who say…

Metro areaThere are clear standards for what is right and wrongRight or wrong depends on the situationNeither/both equallyDon't knowSample size
Boston Metro Area19%80%< 1%1%153
Chicago Metro Area20%78%< 1%2%170
Dallas/Fort Worth Metro Area23%74%2%1%103
Houston Metro Area19%78%3%< 1%102
Los Angeles Metro Area17%82%1%1%275
Miami Metro Area17%80%1%2%100
New York City Metro Area15%84%1%1%388
Philadelphia Metro Area26%73%< 1%1%151
San Francisco Metro Area15%82%2%1%188
Seattle Metro Area24%76%< 1%< 1%118
Washington, DC Metro Area15%84%1%< 1%232
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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