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

% of married adults 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 49% 7% 33% 10% 1% 252
Baltimore Metro Area 33% 9% 41% 13% 4% 120
Boston Metro Area 13% 12% 47% 25% 2% 235
Chicago Metro Area 30% 12% 46% 10% 2% 434
Dallas/Fort Worth Metro Area 50% 6% 37% 5% 1% 333
Detroit Metro Area 38% 7% 44% 11% < 1% 174
Houston Metro Area 45% 9% 38% 7% 1% 266
Los Angeles Metro Area 33% 12% 40% 13% 2% 465
Miami Metro Area 34% 10% 42% 12% 2% 226
Minneapolis/St. Paul Metro Area 34% 10% 47% 6% 4% 182
New York City Metro Area 26% 14% 46% 10% 4% 829
Philadelphia Metro Area 28% 9% 49% 12% 1% 350
Phoenix Metro Area 40% 8% 40% 11% < 1% 198
Pittsburgh Metro Area 34% 7% 47% 9% 3% 130
Providence Metro Area 23% 12% 53% 11% 1% 174
Riverside, CA Metro Area 42% 10% 38% 9% 1% 177
San Diego Metro Area 34% 11% 44% 10% 1% 154
San Francisco Metro Area 18% 15% 47% 15% 5% 226
Seattle Metro Area 30% 13% 40% 14% 3% 158
St. Louis Metro Area 36% 6% 52% 3% 3% 126
Tampa Metro Area 28% 11% 47% 9% 5% 132
Washington, DC Metro Area 31% 14% 36% 15% 3% 450

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