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

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

Metro areaReligionPhilosophy/reasonCommon senseScienceDon't knowSample size
Atlanta Metro Area33%11%43%10%3%161
Boston Metro Area13%11%58%17%2%176
Chicago Metro Area21%12%51%13%2%303
Dallas/Fort Worth Metro Area36%9%43%10%1%234
Detroit Metro Area20%5%59%12%3%128
Houston Metro Area32%13%44%9%1%181
Los Angeles Metro Area22%15%46%13%3%369
Miami Metro Area18%13%54%14%1%167
Minneapolis/St. Paul Metro Area20%14%55%9%2%117
New York City Metro Area26%13%51%8%3%620
Philadelphia Metro Area18%11%55%14%2%275
Phoenix Metro Area30%10%51%6%2%137
Providence Metro Area20%8%61%9%1%134
Riverside, CA Metro Area30%11%53%6%1%131
San Diego Metro Area21%21%43%14%1%117
San Francisco Metro Area15%21%46%14%3%164
Seattle Metro Area21%17%47%12%2%113
St. Louis Metro Area26%8%61%2%3%100
Tampa Metro Area23%11%57%7%2%121
Washington, DC Metro Area27%15%43%11%3%366
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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