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

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

Metro areaReligionPhilosophy/reasonCommon senseScienceDon't knowSample size
Atlanta Metro Area53%8%30%8%1%258
Baltimore Metro Area32%14%41%11%3%126
Boston Metro Area16%8%55%17%3%249
Chicago Metro Area30%12%45%11%1%433
Dallas/Fort Worth Metro Area48%6%36%8%2%321
Detroit Metro Area33%7%51%8%2%196
Houston Metro Area47%9%36%8%1%246
Los Angeles Metro Area34%13%40%12%2%543
Miami Metro Area31%11%46%10%1%229
Minneapolis/St. Paul Metro Area28%14%48%6%4%170
New York City Metro Area30%13%46%7%4%959
Philadelphia Metro Area27%11%51%8%3%373
Phoenix Metro Area35%11%45%9%1%173
Pittsburgh Metro Area31%6%50%10%3%143
Providence Metro Area25%8%56%6%4%191
Riverside, CA Metro Area39%8%46%5%2%188
San Diego Metro Area35%10%43%10%1%159
San Francisco Metro Area19%19%47%11%4%227
Seattle Metro Area27%18%44%9%2%164
St. Louis Metro Area40%9%44%4%3%144
Tampa Metro Area30%11%48%9%3%156
Washington, DC Metro Area35%12%37%13%3%437
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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