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

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

Metro areaReligionPhilosophy/reasonCommon senseScienceDon't knowSample size
Atlanta Metro Area34%12%43%9%3%252
Baltimore Metro Area27%8%54%6%6%124
Boston Metro Area15%11%55%17%2%249
Chicago Metro Area22%13%50%12%3%434
Dallas/Fort Worth Metro Area36%12%42%9%1%338
Detroit Metro Area25%7%52%13%4%178
Houston Metro Area34%10%44%11%1%268
Los Angeles Metro Area22%15%45%16%3%533
Miami Metro Area27%12%50%11%1%254
Minneapolis/St. Paul Metro Area22%14%49%12%2%172
New York City Metro Area21%16%48%13%2%827
Philadelphia Metro Area25%12%43%21%< 1%349
Phoenix Metro Area29%13%43%13%3%224
Pittsburgh Metro Area19%10%58%11%2%109
Providence Metro Area19%13%50%18%< 1%160
Riverside, CA Metro Area38%10%39%12%1%185
San Diego Metro Area26%25%38%10%1%162
San Francisco Metro Area17%19%46%14%3%258
Seattle Metro Area19%15%45%19%2%169
St. Louis Metro Area24%16%46%8%6%130
Tampa Metro Area17%12%58%12%1%164
Washington, DC Metro Area29%13%42%13%4%476
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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