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

% of conservatives 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 = 218. 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 61% 5% 29% 5% < 1% 218
Boston Metro Area 32% 6% 48% 11% 3% 109
Chicago Metro Area 40% 6% 46% 7% 1% 260
Dallas/Fort Worth Metro Area 58% 8% 30% 4% 1% 275
Detroit Metro Area 45% 8% 39% 8% < 1% 127
Houston Metro Area 53% 6% 35% 5% 1% 197
Los Angeles Metro Area 44% 7% 37% 10% 2% 333
Miami Metro Area 45% 9% 42% 2% 3% 140
Minneapolis/St. Paul Metro Area 43% 9% 41% 2% 4% 108
New York City Metro Area 40% 8% 40% 9% 4% 510
Philadelphia Metro Area 37% 9% 40% 12% 2% 196
Phoenix Metro Area 47% 7% 40% 3% 2% 153
Providence Metro Area 34% 13% 47% 5% 1% 100
Riverside, CA Metro Area 54% 3% 28% 11% 3% 139
San Diego Metro Area 53% 13% 27% 6% 1% 104
Tampa Metro Area 39% 5% 46% 10% < 1% 107
Washington, DC Metro Area 51% 5% 35% 7% 3% 200

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