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

% of baby Boomers 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 = 165. 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 48% 11% 33% 6% 2% 165
Boston Metro Area 16% 9% 65% 9% 2% 172
Chicago Metro Area 26% 12% 51% 9% 2% 291
Dallas/Fort Worth Metro Area 48% 6% 38% 5% 3% 221
Detroit Metro Area 31% 10% 50% 7% 3% 159
Houston Metro Area 43% 15% 37% 4% 1% 163
Los Angeles Metro Area 31% 11% 41% 15% 2% 346
Miami Metro Area 34% 8% 46% 10% 1% 162
Minneapolis/St. Paul Metro Area 36% 4% 44% 8% 7% 135
New York City Metro Area 28% 10% 48% 9% 5% 618
Philadelphia Metro Area 31% 11% 47% 10% 1% 261
Phoenix Metro Area 45% 6% 45% 3% 1% 149
Pittsburgh Metro Area 35% 8% 46% 8% 3% 109
Providence Metro Area 19% 12% 52% 14% 3% 155
Riverside, CA Metro Area 36% 8% 49% 6% < 1% 116
San Diego Metro Area 36% 14% 41% 7% 3% 131
San Francisco Metro Area 23% 14% 44% 11% 8% 181
Seattle Metro Area 26% 18% 41% 12% 2% 122
St. Louis Metro Area 34% 5% 53% 3% 5% 105
Tampa Metro Area 26% 11% 53% 9% 1% 126
Washington, DC Metro Area 32% 12% 40% 14% 3% 310

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