Sources of guidance on right and wrong among never married adults by metro area (2014) Switch to: Metro area among never married adults by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of never married adults who say they look to…most for guidance on right and wrong

Metro areaReligionPhilosophy/reasonCommon senseScienceDon't knowSample size
Atlanta Metro Area32%18%38%9%3%128
Boston Metro Area15%10%55%17%3%116
Chicago Metro Area19%15%46%18%3%218
Dallas/Fort Worth Metro Area32%14%40%12%1%134
Houston Metro Area32%12%46%10%< 1%110
Los Angeles Metro Area22%17%42%17%2%286
Miami Metro Area21%18%54%6%< 1%109
New York City Metro Area24%17%48%9%2%446
Philadelphia Metro Area21%12%48%17%3%164
San Francisco Metro Area17%28%40%12%2%122
Washington, DC Metro Area27%12%45%10%5%251
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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