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

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

Metro areaReligionPhilosophy/reasonCommon senseScienceDon't knowSample size
Boston Metro Area4%12%54%25%4%153
Chicago Metro Area6%18%57%16%2%170
Dallas/Fort Worth Metro Area4%16%60%18%2%103
Houston Metro Area14%10%54%22%1%102
Los Angeles Metro Area5%22%49%22%3%275
Miami Metro Area8%15%53%23%< 1%100
New York City Metro Area6%25%52%14%2%388
Philadelphia Metro Area2%14%58%26%< 1%151
San Francisco Metro Area< 1%24%52%21%3%188
Seattle Metro Area1%20%61%18%< 1%118
Washington, DC Metro Area14%16%43%22%6%232
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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