Sources of guidance on right and wrong among who believe in Heaven by metro area (2014) Switch to: Metro area among who believe in Heaven by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of who believe in Heaven 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 = 385. 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 54% 7% 33% 6% 1% 385
Baltimore Metro Area 42% 6% 42% 5% 4% 160
Boston Metro Area 29% 5% 56% 8% 3% 244
Chicago Metro Area 32% 9% 47% 10% 2% 576
Dallas/Fort Worth Metro Area 50% 7% 37% 5% 2% 498
Detroit Metro Area 34% 7% 49% 8% 3% 266
Houston Metro Area 47% 7% 40% 6% < 1% 366
Los Angeles Metro Area 38% 9% 42% 9% 3% 648
Miami Metro Area 36% 10% 46% 7% 1% 314
Minneapolis/St. Paul Metro Area 31% 12% 47% 8% 2% 240
New York City Metro Area 34% 12% 45% 7% 3% 1,122
Philadelphia Metro Area 33% 9% 46% 10% 2% 479
Phoenix Metro Area 40% 9% 41% 9% 2% 277
Pittsburgh Metro Area 30% 7% 53% 7% 3% 190
Providence Metro Area 33% 8% 52% 5% 3% 237
Riverside, CA Metro Area 47% 7% 40% 4% 2% 268
San Diego Metro Area 43% 13% 36% 6% 1% 205
San Francisco Metro Area 26% 15% 47% 10% 3% 208
Seattle Metro Area 38% 18% 37% 6% 2% 173
St. Louis Metro Area 38% 10% 43% 5% 4% 199
Tampa Metro Area 32% 9% 54% 5% 1% 218
Washington, DC Metro Area 43% 8% 38% 9% 2% 561

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