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

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

Metro areaReligionPhilosophy/reasonCommon senseScienceDon't knowSample size
Atlanta Metro Area49%7%33%10%1%252
Baltimore Metro Area33%9%41%13%4%120
Boston Metro Area13%12%47%25%2%235
Chicago Metro Area30%12%46%10%2%434
Dallas/Fort Worth Metro Area50%6%37%5%1%333
Detroit Metro Area38%7%44%11%< 1%174
Houston Metro Area45%9%38%7%1%266
Los Angeles Metro Area33%12%40%13%2%465
Miami Metro Area34%10%42%12%2%226
Minneapolis/St. Paul Metro Area34%10%47%6%4%182
New York City Metro Area26%14%46%10%4%829
Philadelphia Metro Area28%9%49%12%1%350
Phoenix Metro Area40%8%40%11%< 1%198
Pittsburgh Metro Area34%7%47%9%3%130
Providence Metro Area23%12%53%11%1%174
Riverside, CA Metro Area42%10%38%9%1%177
San Diego Metro Area34%11%44%10%1%154
San Francisco Metro Area18%15%47%15%5%226
Seattle Metro Area30%13%40%14%3%158
St. Louis Metro Area36%6%52%3%3%126
Tampa Metro Area28%11%47%9%5%132
Washington, DC Metro Area31%14%36%15%3%450
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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