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

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

Metro areaReligionPhilosophy/reasonCommon senseScienceDon't knowSample size
Atlanta Metro Area53%6%35%6%< 1%140
Boston Metro Area13%11%48%25%3%106
Chicago Metro Area30%13%44%13%1%202
Dallas/Fort Worth Metro Area44%8%37%11%< 1%191
Houston Metro Area44%3%43%10%1%150
Los Angeles Metro Area33%13%41%12%1%253
Miami Metro Area31%8%45%15%1%131
New York City Metro Area30%14%43%11%2%418
Philadelphia Metro Area24%12%45%16%3%174
Riverside, CA Metro Area42%9%42%7%< 1%109
San Francisco Metro Area20%15%39%21%4%101
Washington, DC Metro Area33%12%39%11%4%257
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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