Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults who say that there are clear standards for what is right and wrong by metro area (2014) Switch to: Metro area among adults who say that there are clear standards for what is right and wrong by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who say that there are clear standards for what is right and wrong who say they look to…most for guidance on right and wrong

Metro area Religion Philosophy/reason Common sense Science Don't know Sample Size
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Atlanta Metro Area 58% 6% 29% 5% 2% 199
Boston Metro Area 20% 9% 53% 17% 1% 133
Chicago Metro Area 41% 9% 42% 5% 4% 268
Dallas/Fort Worth Metro Area 53% 7% 33% 5% 2% 275
Detroit Metro Area 38% 4% 45% 9% 3% 149
Houston Metro Area 58% 6% 29% 6% 1% 177
Los Angeles Metro Area 43% 10% 33% 13% 1% 326
Miami Metro Area 47% 10% 36% 5% 2% 135
Minneapolis/St. Paul Metro Area 47% 12% 32% 4% 4% 121
New York City Metro Area 41% 12% 35% 8% 3% 457
Philadelphia Metro Area 33% 10% 43% 12% 3% 236
Phoenix Metro Area 44% 11% 37% 5% 2% 153
Providence Metro Area 38% 14% 36% 10% 2% 115
Riverside, CA Metro Area 59% 6% 30% 3% 1% 143
San Diego Metro Area 49% 10% 37% 4% 1% 112
San Francisco Metro Area 34% 15% 36% 11% 4% 124
Seattle Metro Area 32% 10% 40% 16% 2% 105
Tampa Metro Area 33% 6% 55% 4% 2% 117
Washington, DC Metro Area 45% 13% 32% 9% 1% 275

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