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

% of adults who say religion is very 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 65% 5% 24% 4% 3% 302
Baltimore Metro Area 48% 6% 37% 3% 7% 128
Boston Metro Area 36% 4% 51% 7% 2% 176
Chicago Metro Area 49% 8% 33% 8% 2% 416
Dallas/Fort Worth Metro Area 61% 4% 29% 3% 2% 418
Detroit Metro Area 50% 4% 36% 7% 3% 198
Houston Metro Area 61% 5% 29% 4% 1% 303
Los Angeles Metro Area 51% 9% 30% 8% 2% 496
Miami Metro Area 43% 10% 41% 5% 1% 260
Minneapolis/St. Paul Metro Area 51% 13% 27% 4% 5% 147
New York City Metro Area 47% 10% 34% 6% 3% 822
Philadelphia Metro Area 53% 6% 31% 7% 3% 342
Phoenix Metro Area 56% 5% 33% 4% 2% 196
Pittsburgh Metro Area 46% 5% 41% 5% 4% 132
Providence Metro Area 45% 7% 41% 1% 5% 164
Riverside, CA Metro Area 63% 4% 27% 4% 3% 198
San Diego Metro Area 54% 7% 32% 5% 2% 160
San Francisco Metro Area 46% 8% 37% 5% 4% 144
Seattle Metro Area 53% 11% 27% 5% 3% 131
St. Louis Metro Area 52% 3% 35% 5% 5% 153
Tampa Metro Area 45% 7% 44% 2% 2% 161
Washington, DC Metro Area 54% 8% 28% 8% 3% 423

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