Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults in Generation X by metro area (2014) Switch to: Metro area among adults in Generation X by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults in Generation X who say they look to…most for guidance on right and wrong

Metro areaReligionPhilosophy/reasonCommon senseScienceDon't knowSample size
Atlanta Metro Area44%6%38%10%3%128
Boston Metro Area13%10%49%25%2%114
Chicago Metro Area31%9%46%13%1%190
Dallas/Fort Worth Metro Area48%8%36%9%< 1%147
Houston Metro Area45%4%39%11%1%130
Los Angeles Metro Area27%16%43%12%2%241
Miami Metro Area26%11%47%15%1%114
New York City Metro Area25%15%48%11%1%386
Philadelphia Metro Area29%6%44%19%2%143
San Francisco Metro Area14%17%49%18%2%106
Washington, DC Metro Area33%12%37%15%2%248
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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