Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults who believe in God with absolute certainty by state (2014) Switch to: State among adults who believe in God with absolute certainty by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who believe in God with absolute certainty who say…

State There are clear standards for what is right and wrong Right or wrong depends on the situation Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 419. 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.
Alabama 43% 55% 1% 1% 419
Alaska 47% 49% 2% 3% 167
Arizona 47% 48% 2% 3% 412
Arkansas 44% 53% 2% < 1% 234
California 36% 61% 2% 2% 1,965
Colorado 45% 49% 3% 3% 270
Connecticut 35% 63% 1% 1% 192
Delaware 39% 60% < 1% 1% 183
District of Columbia 30% 66% 3% 1% 155
Florida 37% 60% 1% 1% 1,285
Georgia 44% 54% 1% 1% 713
Hawaii 34% 64% < 1% 1% 181
Idaho 50% 49% 1% < 1% 208
Illinois 39% 59% 1% 1% 818
Indiana 41% 56% 2% 1% 425
Iowa 39% 59% 1% < 1% 219
Kansas 42% 58% < 1% < 1% 206
Kentucky 44% 52% 3% 1% 329
Louisiana 41% 57% 1% 1% 342
Maine 41% 54% 3% 2% 154
Maryland 35% 63% 1% 2% 388
Massachusetts 33% 63% 3% 2% 282
Michigan 45% 53% 1% 1% 624
Minnesota 42% 56% 1% 1% 340
Mississippi 40% 57% 1% 2% 254
Missouri 44% 54% 1% < 1% 444
Montana 53% 45% 2% 1% 192
Nebraska 47% 52% < 1% 1% 213
Nevada 37% 61% 1% 1% 177
New Hampshire 37% 61% 2% < 1% 132
New Jersey 31% 68% 1% 1% 500
New Mexico 43% 51% 2% 3% 188
New York 31% 66% 1% 1% 1,060
North Carolina 41% 57% 1% 1% 732
North Dakota 49% 50% < 1% < 1% 229
Ohio 36% 62% 1% 1% 771
Oklahoma 40% 58% 1% 1% 289
Oregon 50% 49% 1% < 1% 218
Pennsylvania 44% 54% 1% 1% 865
Rhode Island 42% 54% 2% 2% 180
South Carolina 43% 54% 2% 1% 376
South Dakota 42% 56% 1% 1% 213
Tennessee 46% 51% 3% 1% 524
Texas 40% 57% 2% 1% 1,774
Utah 53% 44% 3% < 1% 202
Vermont 42% 52% 3% 4% 121
Virginia 44% 54% 1% 1% 555
Washington 44% 53% 1% 1% 382
West Virginia 47% 50% 1% 2% 234
Wisconsin 37% 61% 1% 1% 349
Wyoming 48% 51% 1% < 1% 219

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