Sources of guidance on right and wrong among 30-49 year olds by metro area (2014) Switch to: Metro area among 30-49 year olds by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of 30-49 year olds who say they look to…most for guidance on right and wrong

Metro areaReligionPhilosophy/reasonCommon senseScienceDon't knowSample size
Atlanta Metro Area43%6%38%11%3%160
Boston Metro Area15%10%49%24%2%140
Chicago Metro Area30%10%45%14%1%244
Dallas/Fort Worth Metro Area46%8%37%10%< 1%186
Houston Metro Area42%5%41%12%1%166
Los Angeles Metro Area28%14%43%13%2%295
Miami Metro Area29%12%44%14%< 1%141
Minneapolis/St. Paul Metro Area23%15%53%6%2%112
New York City Metro Area22%16%49%11%1%497
Philadelphia Metro Area28%7%46%18%2%175
Phoenix Metro Area25%8%49%15%3%101
Riverside, CA Metro Area42%7%41%9%1%101
San Francisco Metro Area13%16%54%15%1%125
Washington, DC Metro Area31%13%38%15%4%327
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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