Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults with some college education by metro area (2014) Switch to: Metro area among adults with some college education by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults with some college education who say they look to…most for guidance on right and wrong

Metro areaReligionPhilosophy/reasonCommon senseScienceDon't knowSample size
Atlanta Metro Area47%10%34%5%4%131
Boston Metro Area24%7%56%12%2%103
Chicago Metro Area23%10%53%11%3%218
Dallas/Fort Worth Metro Area42%9%42%6%2%181
Detroit Metro Area33%5%46%11%4%128
Houston Metro Area47%7%37%8%1%137
Los Angeles Metro Area30%13%45%10%2%264
Miami Metro Area26%15%51%8%1%114
New York City Metro Area26%14%49%7%4%417
Philadelphia Metro Area25%11%51%13%< 1%177
Phoenix Metro Area33%13%48%2%3%122
Riverside, CA Metro Area36%7%45%11%< 1%124
San Francisco Metro Area16%24%48%11%1%108
Seattle Metro Area24%14%49%10%3%101
Washington, DC Metro Area34%10%43%11%2%160
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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