Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation by metro area (2014) Switch to: Metro area among adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation who say they look to…most for guidance on right and wrong

Metro areaReligionPhilosophy/reasonCommon senseScienceDon't knowSample size
Atlanta Metro Area34%13%41%11%2%306
Baltimore Metro Area22%12%52%11%3%158
Boston Metro Area13%10%57%16%3%352
Chicago Metro Area20%13%50%14%2%576
Dallas/Fort Worth Metro Area37%10%41%11%2%370
Detroit Metro Area22%8%57%11%2%211
Houston Metro Area30%11%47%11%1%326
Los Angeles Metro Area21%15%47%14%3%719
Miami Metro Area21%13%53%13%< 1%333
Minneapolis/St. Paul Metro Area16%15%56%11%2%219
New York City Metro Area20%15%51%10%3%1,263
Philadelphia Metro Area23%13%49%15%1%474
Phoenix Metro Area22%13%51%13%1%225
Pittsburgh Metro Area15%8%61%14%2%157
Providence Metro Area16%8%62%13%1%225
Riverside, CA Metro Area23%10%52%12%2%221
San Diego Metro Area20%22%44%13%1%201
San Francisco Metro Area12%20%50%14%3%347
Seattle Metro Area18%19%48%13%1%221
St. Louis Metro Area21%14%52%8%5%170
Tampa Metro Area19%13%52%13%2%198
Washington, DC Metro Area26%12%43%15%4%621
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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