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

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

Metro areaReligionPhilosophy/reasonCommon senseScienceDon't knowSample size
Chicago Metro Area29%8%56%7%1%124
Dallas/Fort Worth Metro Area25%9%58%7%1%110
Los Angeles Metro Area31%12%42%13%2%121
New York City Metro Area20%12%60%6%3%162
Philadelphia Metro Area22%12%48%14%5%131
Washington, DC Metro Area35%16%41%6%3%153
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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