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

% of whites 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 = 286. 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 41% 9% 39% 9% 2% 286
Baltimore Metro Area 24% 13% 51% 8% 4% 168
Boston Metro Area 12% 11% 58% 17% 2% 395
Chicago Metro Area 23% 13% 51% 11% 2% 580
Dallas/Fort Worth Metro Area 43% 10% 39% 6% 2% 397
Detroit Metro Area 26% 7% 53% 11% 3% 243
Houston Metro Area 41% 11% 37% 9% 2% 278
Los Angeles Metro Area 25% 15% 43% 14% 3% 523
Miami Metro Area 25% 12% 53% 8% 2% 207
Minneapolis/St. Paul Metro Area 24% 14% 50% 10% 3% 285
New York City Metro Area 20% 17% 51% 8% 4% 1,056
Philadelphia Metro Area 21% 12% 50% 15% 2% 502
Phoenix Metro Area 34% 13% 45% 6% 1% 298
Pittsburgh Metro Area 24% 9% 54% 11% 3% 217
Providence Metro Area 20% 12% 54% 12% 2% 300
Riverside, CA Metro Area 30% 9% 48% 11% 3% 179
San Diego Metro Area 29% 21% 42% 7% 1% 179
San Francisco Metro Area 14% 22% 47% 11% 6% 321
Seattle Metro Area 24% 15% 46% 13% 2% 243
St. Louis Metro Area 35% 14% 42% 5% 5% 213
Tampa Metro Area 20% 11% 56% 9% 3% 230
Washington, DC Metro Area 23% 15% 43% 16% 3% 500

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