Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults who believe in God with absolute certainty by metro area (2014) Switch to: Metro area among adults who believe in God with absolute certainty by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who believe in God with absolute certainty who say they look to…most for guidance on right and wrong

Metro areaReligionPhilosophy/reasonCommon senseScienceDon't knowSample size
Atlanta Metro Area57%7%29%5%2%361
Baltimore Metro Area44%5%43%2%6%145
Boston Metro Area31%4%52%10%4%193
Chicago Metro Area40%8%42%8%2%486
Dallas/Fort Worth Metro Area54%6%33%5%2%478
Detroit Metro Area41%6%46%6%2%249
Houston Metro Area52%7%35%5%1%337
Los Angeles Metro Area40%9%40%8%3%562
Miami Metro Area37%9%47%7%1%288
Minneapolis/St. Paul Metro Area45%6%38%6%5%187
New York City Metro Area35%12%43%6%3%951
Philadelphia Metro Area42%8%38%10%3%413
Phoenix Metro Area49%6%37%6%2%246
Pittsburgh Metro Area35%6%51%5%4%171
Providence Metro Area42%10%40%3%4%198
Riverside, CA Metro Area52%4%38%4%2%248
San Diego Metro Area45%11%39%4%1%178
San Francisco Metro Area34%14%45%4%3%181
Seattle Metro Area44%14%35%5%3%158
St. Louis Metro Area47%8%40%2%3%184
Tampa Metro Area34%7%50%6%4%208
Washington, DC Metro Area47%8%36%7%2%492
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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