Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong by metro area (2014) Switch to: Metro area by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who say…

Metro area There are clear standards for what is right and wrong Right or wrong depends on the situation Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 510. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. 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.
Atlanta Metro Area 39% 60% 1% < 1% 510
Baltimore Metro Area 29% 69% 1% 1% 250
Boston Metro Area 25% 72% 2% 1% 498
Chicago Metro Area 28% 70% 1% 1% 867
Dallas/Fort Worth Metro Area 37% 61% 1% 1% 659
Detroit Metro Area 40% 57% 1% 2% 374
Houston Metro Area 33% 65% 1% 1% 514
Los Angeles Metro Area 27% 70% 1% 2% 1,076
Miami Metro Area 31% 66% 1% 1% 483
Minneapolis/St. Paul Metro Area 31% 69% 1% < 1% 342
New York City Metro Area 24% 74% 1% 1% 1,786
Philadelphia Metro Area 34% 65% < 1% 1% 722
Phoenix Metro Area 37% 56% 2% 5% 397
Pittsburgh Metro Area 33% 64% 1% 2% 252
Providence Metro Area 31% 66% 2% 1% 351
Riverside, CA Metro Area 38% 59% 1% 2% 373
San Diego Metro Area 31% 67% 1% 2% 321
San Francisco Metro Area 26% 70% 3% 1% 485
Seattle Metro Area 30% 68% 1% < 1% 333
St. Louis Metro Area 34% 64% 1% 1% 274
Tampa Metro Area 33% 65% 2% < 1% 320
Washington, DC Metro Area 29% 69% 1% < 1% 913

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