Sources of guidance on right and wrong among Christians by metro area (2014) Switch to: Metro area among Christians by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of Christians 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 = 400. 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 55% 7% 31% 6% 2% 400
Baltimore Metro Area 38% 6% 44% 6% 6% 172
Boston Metro Area 24% 8% 55% 11% 1% 280
Chicago Metro Area 35% 9% 45% 10% 2% 621
Dallas/Fort Worth Metro Area 53% 7% 34% 5% 2% 516
Detroit Metro Area 41% 6% 46% 5% 3% 268
Houston Metro Area 49% 8% 37% 6% 1% 366
Los Angeles Metro Area 40% 10% 38% 10% 3% 671
Miami Metro Area 38% 11% 44% 7% 1% 319
Minneapolis/St. Paul Metro Area 33% 15% 44% 5% 3% 248
New York City Metro Area 35% 10% 44% 7% 3% 1,065
Philadelphia Metro Area 35% 9% 44% 10% 2% 501
Phoenix Metro Area 46% 8% 40% 6% 1% 278
Pittsburgh Metro Area 32% 8% 49% 8% 3% 199
Providence Metro Area 31% 8% 51% 7% 3% 272
Riverside, CA Metro Area 52% 5% 37% 4% 2% 272
San Diego Metro Area 44% 10% 39% 5% 2% 219
San Francisco Metro Area 33% 10% 49% 5% 4% 212
Seattle Metro Area 41% 12% 35% 8% 3% 185
St. Louis Metro Area 42% 12% 41% 4% 2% 203
Tampa Metro Area 35% 9% 45% 8% 3% 216
Washington, DC Metro Area 41% 10% 38% 8% 2% 574

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