Sources of guidance on right and wrong among Non-Christians by metro area (2014) Switch to: Metro area among Non-Christians by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of Non-Christians who say they look to…most for guidance on right and wrong

Metro areaReligionPhilosophy/reasonCommon senseScienceDon't knowSample size
Atlanta Metro Area9%19%53%17%3%110
Boston Metro Area5%12%55%24%5%218
Chicago Metro Area7%20%53%17%3%246
Dallas/Fort Worth Metro Area8%15%56%20%2%143
Detroit Metro Area7%8%62%20%4%106
Houston Metro Area18%13%49%19%1%148
Los Angeles Metro Area6%21%51%20%3%405
Miami Metro Area10%14%56%18%3%164
New York City Metro Area13%21%50%13%3%721
Philadelphia Metro Area7%17%54%22%1%221
Phoenix Metro Area6%20%50%20%4%119
Riverside, CA Metro Area5%17%57%20%1%101
San Diego Metro Area2%35%44%20%< 1%102
San Francisco Metro Area4%28%44%20%4%273
Seattle Metro Area3%21%55%21%< 1%148
Tampa Metro Area6%15%66%13%< 1%104
Washington, DC Metro Area14%16%41%23%6%339
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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