Sources of guidance on right and wrong among non-parents by metro area (2014) Switch to: Metro area among non-parents by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of non-parents 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
Sample size = 367. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Atlanta Metro Area 39% 12% 36% 10% 3% 367
Baltimore Metro Area 28% 13% 47% 9% 3% 199
Boston Metro Area 16% 9% 57% 14% 3% 390
Chicago Metro Area 25% 12% 49% 11% 3% 663
Dallas/Fort Worth Metro Area 42% 9% 40% 7% 3% 466
Detroit Metro Area 30% 8% 50% 8% 4% 292
Houston Metro Area 38% 12% 39% 9% 1% 361
Los Angeles Metro Area 26% 14% 43% 14% 3% 816
Miami Metro Area 28% 14% 48% 8% 1% 349
Minneapolis/St. Paul Metro Area 23% 14% 50% 10% 3% 254
New York City Metro Area 24% 15% 49% 9% 4% 1,359
Philadelphia Metro Area 26% 11% 48% 13% 1% 546
Phoenix Metro Area 31% 11% 45% 10% 2% 305
Pittsburgh Metro Area 26% 7% 52% 12% 4% 197
Providence Metro Area 20% 10% 56% 11% 3% 288
Riverside, CA Metro Area 37% 8% 43% 9% 2% 264
San Diego Metro Area 29% 20% 39% 11% 1% 256
San Francisco Metro Area 17% 20% 49% 10% 3% 381
Seattle Metro Area 18% 19% 50% 12% 1% 255
St. Louis Metro Area 31% 14% 43% 5% 6% 216
Tampa Metro Area 22% 12% 55% 10% 1% 255
Washington, DC Metro Area 31% 12% 40% 14% 3% 655

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