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

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

Metro areaReligionPhilosophy/reasonCommon senseScienceDon't knowSample size
Boston Metro Area17%8%59%15%1%154
Chicago Metro Area25%11%49%12%3%276
Los Angeles Metro Area33%10%43%11%3%290
Miami Metro Area37%11%42%10%< 1%125
New York City Metro Area27%11%49%10%3%602
Philadelphia Metro Area25%10%53%11%2%203
Providence Metro Area21%10%58%8%2%169
Washington, DC Metro Area39%11%40%9%1%163
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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