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

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

Metro areaReligionPhilosophy/reasonCommon senseScienceDon't knowSample size
Atlanta Metro Area49%6%37%6%1%218
Boston Metro Area23%8%50%16%3%149
Chicago Metro Area36%8%46%8%1%280
Dallas/Fort Worth Metro Area52%8%36%4%1%295
Detroit Metro Area47%5%42%6%< 1%128
Houston Metro Area47%8%38%7%1%214
Los Angeles Metro Area33%10%40%13%3%340
Miami Metro Area43%12%38%6%1%142
Minneapolis/St. Paul Metro Area37%11%45%5%2%128
New York City Metro Area34%11%45%7%3%498
Philadelphia Metro Area32%8%48%11%2%227
Phoenix Metro Area41%9%45%3%2%180
Providence Metro Area25%13%51%11%< 1%107
Riverside, CA Metro Area44%7%41%7%2%140
San Diego Metro Area34%13%42%9%2%112
Seattle Metro Area41%12%39%7%< 1%101
Tampa Metro Area30%4%54%11%< 1%120
Washington, DC Metro Area36%11%45%6%2%240
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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