Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults ages 65 and older by metro area (2014) Switch to: Metro area among adults ages 65 and older by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults ages 65 and older who say they look to…most for guidance on right and wrong

Metro areaReligionPhilosophy/reasonCommon senseScienceDon't knowSample size
Boston Metro Area23%6%56%10%5%129
Chicago Metro Area36%8%48%4%4%221
Dallas/Fort Worth Metro Area46%5%43%3%3%137
Houston Metro Area47%5%38%8%2%100
Los Angeles Metro Area32%10%41%10%7%271
Miami Metro Area30%8%52%8%3%126
New York City Metro Area29%13%44%7%7%496
Philadelphia Metro Area30%7%53%7%3%217
Phoenix Metro Area43%8%40%6%3%105
Providence Metro Area29%8%56%4%2%127
San Francisco Metro Area21%12%53%10%4%130
Washington, DC Metro Area41%13%35%9%3%138
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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