Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults who say religion is very important by metro area (2014) Switch to: Metro area among adults who say religion is very important by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who say religion is very important who say they look to…most for guidance on right and wrong

Metro areaReligionPhilosophy/reasonCommon senseScienceDon't knowSample size
Atlanta Metro Area65%5%24%4%3%302
Baltimore Metro Area48%6%37%3%7%128
Boston Metro Area36%4%51%7%2%176
Chicago Metro Area49%8%33%8%2%416
Dallas/Fort Worth Metro Area61%4%29%3%2%418
Detroit Metro Area50%4%36%7%3%198
Houston Metro Area61%5%29%4%1%303
Los Angeles Metro Area51%9%30%8%2%496
Miami Metro Area43%10%41%5%1%260
Minneapolis/St. Paul Metro Area51%13%27%4%5%147
New York City Metro Area47%10%34%6%3%822
Philadelphia Metro Area53%6%31%7%3%342
Phoenix Metro Area56%5%33%4%2%196
Pittsburgh Metro Area46%5%41%5%4%132
Providence Metro Area45%7%41%1%5%164
Riverside, CA Metro Area63%4%27%4%3%198
San Diego Metro Area54%7%32%5%2%160
San Francisco Metro Area46%8%37%5%4%144
Seattle Metro Area53%11%27%5%3%131
St. Louis Metro Area52%3%35%5%5%153
Tampa Metro Area45%7%44%2%2%161
Washington, DC Metro Area54%8%28%8%3%423
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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