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

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

Metro areaReligionPhilosophy/reasonCommon senseScienceDon't knowSample size
Atlanta Metro Area41%9%39%9%2%286
Baltimore Metro Area24%13%51%8%4%168
Boston Metro Area12%11%58%17%2%395
Chicago Metro Area23%13%51%11%2%580
Dallas/Fort Worth Metro Area43%10%39%6%2%397
Detroit Metro Area26%7%53%11%3%243
Houston Metro Area41%11%37%9%2%278
Los Angeles Metro Area25%15%43%14%3%523
Miami Metro Area25%12%53%8%2%207
Minneapolis/St. Paul Metro Area24%14%50%10%3%285
New York City Metro Area20%17%51%8%4%1,056
Philadelphia Metro Area21%12%50%15%2%502
Phoenix Metro Area34%13%45%6%1%298
Pittsburgh Metro Area24%9%54%11%3%217
Providence Metro Area20%12%54%12%2%300
Riverside, CA Metro Area30%9%48%11%3%179
San Diego Metro Area29%21%42%7%1%179
San Francisco Metro Area14%22%47%11%6%321
Seattle Metro Area24%15%46%13%2%243
St. Louis Metro Area35%14%42%5%5%213
Tampa Metro Area20%11%56%9%3%230
Washington, DC Metro Area23%15%43%16%3%500
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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