Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults who believe in God with absolute certainty by metro area (2014) Switch to: Metro area among adults who believe in God with absolute certainty by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who believe in God with absolute certainty 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
Sample size = 361. 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 57% 7% 29% 5% 2% 361
Baltimore Metro Area 44% 5% 43% 2% 6% 145
Boston Metro Area 31% 4% 52% 10% 4% 193
Chicago Metro Area 40% 8% 42% 8% 2% 486
Dallas/Fort Worth Metro Area 54% 6% 33% 5% 2% 478
Detroit Metro Area 41% 6% 46% 6% 2% 249
Houston Metro Area 52% 7% 35% 5% 1% 337
Los Angeles Metro Area 40% 9% 40% 8% 3% 562
Miami Metro Area 37% 9% 47% 7% 1% 288
Minneapolis/St. Paul Metro Area 45% 6% 38% 6% 5% 187
New York City Metro Area 35% 12% 43% 6% 3% 951
Philadelphia Metro Area 42% 8% 38% 10% 3% 413
Phoenix Metro Area 49% 6% 37% 6% 2% 246
Pittsburgh Metro Area 35% 6% 51% 5% 4% 171
Providence Metro Area 42% 10% 40% 3% 4% 198
Riverside, CA Metro Area 52% 4% 38% 4% 2% 248
San Diego Metro Area 45% 11% 39% 4% 1% 178
San Francisco Metro Area 34% 14% 45% 4% 3% 181
Seattle Metro Area 44% 14% 35% 5% 3% 158
St. Louis Metro Area 47% 8% 40% 2% 3% 184
Tampa Metro Area 34% 7% 50% 6% 4% 208
Washington, DC Metro Area 47% 8% 36% 7% 2% 492

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