Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among Christians by state (2014) Switch to: State among Christians by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of Christians 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 = 443. 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 44% 54% 1% 1% 443
Alaska 43% 51% 2% 4% 187
Arizona 46% 48% 2% 3% 448
Arkansas 42% 56% 1% < 1% 247
California 35% 62% 1% 2% 2,289
Colorado 46% 51% 1% 2% 323
Connecticut 34% 64% 1% 1% 251
Delaware 34% 64% 1% 1% 209
District of Columbia 27% 71% 1% 2% 188
Florida 38% 60% 1% 1% 1,415
Georgia 42% 55% 1% 1% 781
Hawaii 34% 64% < 1% 1% 185
Idaho 50% 48% 1% < 1% 222
Illinois 35% 63% 1% 1% 977
Indiana 39% 59% 1% 1% 492
Iowa 38% 61% 1% < 1% 261
Kansas 41% 59% < 1% < 1% 241
Kentucky 43% 53% 3% 1% 345
Louisiana 42% 55% 1% 2% 387
Maine 33% 64% 2% 2% 191
Maryland 36% 62% 2% 1% 433
Massachusetts 28% 68% 3% 1% 412
Michigan 40% 57% 2% 1% 717
Minnesota 38% 60% 1% 1% 433
Mississippi 41% 58% 1% 1% 269
Missouri 41% 58% 1% < 1% 486
Montana 48% 50% 2% 1% 202
Nebraska 46% 54% < 1% 1% 243
Nevada 34% 65% 1% < 1% 207
New Hampshire 37% 61% 2% < 1% 188
New Jersey 31% 66% 1% 1% 611
New Mexico 38% 56% 4% 2% 222
New York 30% 67% 2% 1% 1,222
North Carolina 41% 56% 2% 1% 796
North Dakota 45% 53% < 1% 1% 276
Ohio 37% 61% 1% 1% 863
Oklahoma 36% 61% 2% 1% 312
Oregon 48% 50% 1% < 1% 244
Pennsylvania 41% 57% 1% 1% 1,037
Rhode Island 38% 58% 3% 2% 239
South Carolina 41% 56% 2% 1% 394
South Dakota 46% 52% 1% 1% 242
Tennessee 43% 53% 2% 1% 552
Texas 38% 59% 2% 2% 1,979
Utah 47% 51% 2% < 1% 234
Vermont 33% 61% 1% 4% 156
Virginia 43% 55% 1% 1% 644
Washington 43% 54% 2% 1% 444
West Virginia 47% 50% 1% 2% 245
Wisconsin 34% 64% 1% 1% 439
Wyoming 51% 47% 1% 1% 225

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