Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally by metro area (2014) Switch to: Metro area among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally 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 66% 4% 24% 4% 2% 158
Chicago Metro Area 55% 3% 30% 9% 2% 163
Dallas/Fort Worth Metro Area 63% 3% 28% 4% 1% 232
Houston Metro Area 69% 3% 23% 4% < 1% 169
Los Angeles Metro Area 51% 4% 33% 10% 1% 232
Miami Metro Area 57% 2% 36% 5% 1% 122
New York City Metro Area 48% 9% 31% 9% 2% 355
Philadelphia Metro Area 45% 5% 36% 9% 4% 133
Phoenix Metro Area 61% 5% 28% 5% < 1% 100
Riverside, CA Metro Area 61% 1% 28% 6% 3% 111
Washington, DC Metro Area 61% 4% 26% 8% 1% 181

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