Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults who would rather have a bigger government with more services by metro area (2014) Switch to: Metro area among adults who would rather have a bigger government with more services by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who would rather have a bigger government with more services 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 46% 10% 32% 10% 3% 192
Baltimore Metro Area 26% 15% 41% 16% 3% 109
Boston Metro Area 18% 6% 50% 25% 1% 206
Chicago Metro Area 26% 15% 46% 13% < 1% 377
Dallas/Fort Worth Metro Area 37% 9% 43% 10% 1% 251
Detroit Metro Area 22% 5% 56% 16% 1% 151
Houston Metro Area 44% 6% 39% 10% 1% 195
Los Angeles Metro Area 29% 14% 41% 14% 3% 507
Miami Metro Area 29% 11% 49% 11% < 1% 253
Minneapolis/St. Paul Metro Area 18% 14% 53% 12% 3% 125
New York City Metro Area 28% 15% 44% 12% 2% 925
Philadelphia Metro Area 27% 12% 44% 16% 1% 304
Phoenix Metro Area 24% 12% 44% 17% 3% 123
Providence Metro Area 18% 10% 59% 12% < 1% 139
Riverside, CA Metro Area 37% 11% 42% 8% 1% 165
San Diego Metro Area 25% 14% 48% 12% 1% 140
San Francisco Metro Area 15% 19% 48% 14% 4% 260
Seattle Metro Area 19% 20% 40% 19% 2% 142
St. Louis Metro Area 23% 16% 52% 4% 5% 104
Tampa Metro Area 23% 9% 52% 15% 1% 131
Washington, DC Metro Area 31% 13% 37% 17% 2% 483

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