Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults who say religion is somewhat important by metro area (2014) Switch to: Metro area among adults who say religion is somewhat important by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who say religion is somewhat important 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 22% 14% 55% 9% < 1% 107
Boston Metro Area 6% 11% 66% 14% 2% 126
Chicago Metro Area 11% 13% 61% 14% 2% 225
Dallas/Fort Worth Metro Area 19% 15% 51% 16% < 1% 146
Houston Metro Area 11% 16% 60% 13% < 1% 109
Los Angeles Metro Area 13% 15% 55% 13% 4% 280
Miami Metro Area 19% 15% 51% 13% 2% 109
New York City Metro Area 11% 16% 59% 11% 3% 471
Philadelphia Metro Area 7% 18% 58% 17% < 1% 192
Providence Metro Area 8% 14% 66% 13% < 1% 108
San Francisco Metro Area 5% 28% 49% 16% 3% 115
Washington, DC Metro Area 17% 16% 59% 5% 2% 226

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