Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults who pray daily by metro area (2014) Switch to: Metro area among adults who pray daily by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who pray daily who say they look to…most for guidance on right and wrong

Metro areaReligionPhilosophy/reasonCommon senseScienceDon't knowSample size
Atlanta Metro Area60%6%26%6%2%322
Baltimore Metro Area43%5%43%3%6%132
Boston Metro Area28%7%53%9%4%176
Chicago Metro Area44%8%38%8%1%418
Dallas/Fort Worth Metro Area56%6%33%4%2%428
Detroit Metro Area43%6%43%5%3%209
Houston Metro Area56%6%32%4%1%305
Los Angeles Metro Area44%9%35%9%3%536
Miami Metro Area43%9%43%5%1%276
Minneapolis/St. Paul Metro Area50%11%30%4%5%153
New York City Metro Area40%9%41%6%3%877
Philadelphia Metro Area42%9%36%10%3%377
Phoenix Metro Area50%7%40%1%2%207
Pittsburgh Metro Area39%5%47%5%3%144
Providence Metro Area43%8%41%3%5%168
Riverside, CA Metro Area54%7%32%5%2%222
San Diego Metro Area49%9%35%5%2%172
San Francisco Metro Area37%13%38%7%4%163
Seattle Metro Area50%13%28%7%2%135
St. Louis Metro Area48%9%33%6%5%157
Tampa Metro Area41%8%45%4%2%170
Washington, DC Metro Area52%9%28%8%3%435
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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