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

% of democrats and Democratic leaners who say they look to…most for guidance on right and wrong

Metro areaReligionPhilosophy/reasonCommon senseScienceDon't knowSample size
Atlanta Metro Area39%13%36%9%3%224
Baltimore Metro Area28%13%47%10%2%135
Boston Metro Area14%11%54%18%3%286
Chicago Metro Area19%14%52%13%2%450
Dallas/Fort Worth Metro Area37%9%41%11%1%262
Detroit Metro Area19%9%56%13%3%190
Houston Metro Area37%12%39%12%1%222
Los Angeles Metro Area25%15%45%13%2%559
Miami Metro Area21%14%52%13%1%258
Minneapolis/St. Paul Metro Area15%19%50%12%3%169
New York City Metro Area22%17%47%12%3%1,009
Philadelphia Metro Area23%14%49%14%1%409
Phoenix Metro Area21%13%47%18%1%151
Pittsburgh Metro Area23%10%47%18%2%126
Providence Metro Area18%9%57%16%1%177
Riverside, CA Metro Area35%9%44%11%1%157
San Diego Metro Area25%22%39%13%1%157
San Francisco Metro Area14%22%44%16%4%328
Seattle Metro Area10%21%43%23%3%176
St. Louis Metro Area25%13%50%8%4%135
Tampa Metro Area22%11%52%11%4%150
Washington, DC Metro Area27%14%38%18%4%565
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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