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

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

Metro areaReligionPhilosophy/reasonCommon senseScienceDon't knowSample size
Atlanta Metro Area55%7%31%6%2%400
Baltimore Metro Area38%6%44%6%6%172
Boston Metro Area24%8%55%11%1%280
Chicago Metro Area35%9%45%10%2%621
Dallas/Fort Worth Metro Area53%7%34%5%2%516
Detroit Metro Area41%6%46%5%3%268
Houston Metro Area49%8%37%6%1%366
Los Angeles Metro Area40%10%38%10%3%671
Miami Metro Area38%11%44%7%1%319
Minneapolis/St. Paul Metro Area33%15%44%5%3%248
New York City Metro Area35%10%44%7%3%1,065
Philadelphia Metro Area35%9%44%10%2%501
Phoenix Metro Area46%8%40%6%1%278
Pittsburgh Metro Area32%8%49%8%3%199
Providence Metro Area31%8%51%7%3%272
Riverside, CA Metro Area52%5%37%4%2%272
San Diego Metro Area44%10%39%5%2%219
San Francisco Metro Area33%10%49%5%4%212
Seattle Metro Area41%12%35%8%3%185
St. Louis Metro Area42%12%41%4%2%203
Tampa Metro Area35%9%45%8%3%216
Washington, DC Metro Area41%10%38%8%2%574
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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