Sources of guidance on right and wrong among 50-64 year olds by metro area (2014) Switch to: Metro area among 50-64 year olds by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of 50-64 year olds who say they look to…most for guidance on right and wrong

Metro areaReligionPhilosophy/reasonCommon senseScienceDon't knowSample size
Atlanta Metro Area46%12%34%6%2%136
Boston Metro Area13%9%66%9%2%134
Chicago Metro Area26%11%51%10%2%231
Dallas/Fort Worth Metro Area49%6%37%6%3%186
Detroit Metro Area29%11%50%8%2%131
Houston Metro Area43%16%36%3%1%136
Los Angeles Metro Area32%11%40%15%2%272
Miami Metro Area33%8%47%11%1%119
Minneapolis/St. Paul Metro Area38%4%43%9%6%117
New York City Metro Area28%10%47%10%5%489
Philadelphia Metro Area29%13%46%10%1%205
Phoenix Metro Area43%7%47%3%1%117
Providence Metro Area20%13%47%17%3%113
San Diego Metro Area38%12%42%5%4%104
San Francisco Metro Area22%14%43%12%9%138
Tampa Metro Area29%12%54%4%1%102
Washington, DC Metro Area28%13%41%15%3%266
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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