Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men by metro area (2014) Switch to: Metro area among adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men 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 6% 22% 53% 16% 3% 146
Boston Metro Area 3% 15% 55% 25% 3% 270
Chicago Metro Area 5% 21% 53% 19% 2% 353
Dallas/Fort Worth Metro Area 5% 16% 56% 21% 2% 179
Detroit Metro Area 7% 11% 67% 15% < 1% 124
Houston Metro Area 6% 17% 56% 19% 1% 171
Los Angeles Metro Area 6% 21% 52% 20% 1% 463
Miami Metro Area 8% 15% 60% 17% < 1% 182
Minneapolis/St. Paul Metro Area 3% 18% 64% 14% 1% 147
New York City Metro Area 7% 21% 56% 13% 3% 771
Philadelphia Metro Area 5% 16% 59% 20% 1% 306
Phoenix Metro Area 4% 20% 57% 18% 2% 136
Providence Metro Area 5% 12% 65% 16% 2% 158
Riverside, CA Metro Area 12% 16% 57% 15% < 1% 115
San Diego Metro Area 9% 32% 40% 18% < 1% 141
San Francisco Metro Area 5% 23% 51% 17% 3% 302
Seattle Metro Area 3% 18% 55% 23% 1% 171
Tampa Metro Area 4% 18% 56% 18% 3% 123
Washington, DC Metro Area 7% 20% 47% 22% 3% 416

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