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

% of moderates 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 33% 11% 43% 10% 3% 161
Boston Metro Area 13% 11% 58% 17% 2% 176
Chicago Metro Area 21% 12% 51% 13% 2% 303
Dallas/Fort Worth Metro Area 36% 9% 43% 10% 1% 234
Detroit Metro Area 20% 5% 59% 12% 3% 128
Houston Metro Area 32% 13% 44% 9% 1% 181
Los Angeles Metro Area 22% 15% 46% 13% 3% 369
Miami Metro Area 18% 13% 54% 14% 1% 167
Minneapolis/St. Paul Metro Area 20% 14% 55% 9% 2% 117
New York City Metro Area 26% 13% 51% 8% 3% 620
Philadelphia Metro Area 18% 11% 55% 14% 2% 275
Phoenix Metro Area 30% 10% 51% 6% 2% 137
Providence Metro Area 20% 8% 61% 9% 1% 134
Riverside, CA Metro Area 30% 11% 53% 6% 1% 131
San Diego Metro Area 21% 21% 43% 14% 1% 117
San Francisco Metro Area 15% 21% 46% 14% 3% 164
Seattle Metro Area 21% 17% 47% 12% 2% 113
St. Louis Metro Area 26% 8% 61% 2% 3% 100
Tampa Metro Area 23% 11% 57% 7% 2% 121
Washington, DC Metro Area 27% 15% 43% 11% 3% 366

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