Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults who say homosexuality should be accepted by metro area (2014) Switch to: Metro area among adults who say homosexuality should be accepted by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who say homosexuality should be accepted who say they look to…most for guidance on right and wrong

Metro areaReligionPhilosophy/reasonCommon senseScienceDon't knowSample size
Atlanta Metro Area31%14%43%11%3%305
Baltimore Metro Area17%15%52%12%3%168
Boston Metro Area12%12%54%20%2%399
Chicago Metro Area18%14%51%15%2%607
Dallas/Fort Worth Metro Area28%11%48%11%2%372
Detroit Metro Area18%7%63%10%2%220
Houston Metro Area22%11%53%13%1%282
Los Angeles Metro Area20%16%47%15%2%782
Miami Metro Area21%14%51%13%1%328
Minneapolis/St. Paul Metro Area12%19%55%11%2%236
New York City Metro Area18%17%52%10%3%1,298
Philadelphia Metro Area19%14%51%15%1%535
Phoenix Metro Area20%16%50%13%1%257
Pittsburgh Metro Area20%7%58%14%1%170
Providence Metro Area16%12%59%12%2%265
Riverside, CA Metro Area27%12%49%11%1%233
San Diego Metro Area20%21%46%12%1%220
San Francisco Metro Area11%22%50%14%4%403
Seattle Metro Area13%19%49%17%2%264
St. Louis Metro Area20%13%57%6%4%175
Tampa Metro Area16%13%55%12%3%222
Washington, DC Metro Area22%16%43%16%3%675
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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