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

% of adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer 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 43% 9% 39% 7% 2% 286
Baltimore Metro Area 33% 9% 53% 1% 4% 124
Boston Metro Area 13% 13% 60% 11% 3% 245
Chicago Metro Area 29% 10% 50% 9% 3% 436
Dallas/Fort Worth Metro Area 47% 9% 36% 7% 1% 360
Detroit Metro Area 33% 8% 50% 6% 3% 198
Houston Metro Area 39% 12% 40% 9% 1% 288
Los Angeles Metro Area 28% 14% 44% 13% 1% 496
Miami Metro Area 33% 15% 40% 11% 1% 192
Minneapolis/St. Paul Metro Area 30% 13% 46% 7% 3% 196
New York City Metro Area 23% 14% 53% 8% 2% 729
Philadelphia Metro Area 25% 10% 51% 13% 1% 364
Phoenix Metro Area 38% 10% 44% 7% 1% 259
Pittsburgh Metro Area 26% 7% 56% 8% 2% 144
Providence Metro Area 26% 11% 49% 10% 4% 184
Riverside, CA Metro Area 38% 7% 45% 9% 2% 184
San Diego Metro Area 36% 20% 35% 8% 1% 156
San Francisco Metro Area 16% 21% 49% 10% 3% 174
Seattle Metro Area 29% 13% 48% 10% < 1% 162
St. Louis Metro Area 39% 10% 41% 8% 2% 151
Tampa Metro Area 22% 13% 53% 8% 4% 162
Washington, DC Metro Area 33% 12% 44% 9% 3% 375

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