Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe at least once a week by state (2014) Switch to: State among adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe at least once a week by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe at least once a week 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
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Alabama 44% 55% 1% < 1% 232
Alaska 35% 61% 2% 2% 159
Arizona 40% 53% 2% 4% 349
Arkansas 42% 54% 3% 1% 141
California 30% 66% 2% 2% 1,849
Colorado 38% 58% 3% 2% 251
Connecticut 33% 65% 1% 1% 169
Delaware 37% 63% 1% < 1% 117
District of Columbia 24% 75% 1% < 1% 133
Florida 34% 63% 2% 1% 960
Georgia 39% 58% 2% 1% 470
Hawaii 37% 61% 2% < 1% 159
Idaho 41% 58% 1% < 1% 156
Illinois 30% 68% 1% 1% 588
Indiana 37% 61% 2% 1% 294
Iowa 35% 63% 1% < 1% 140
Kansas 37% 63% < 1% < 1% 133
Kentucky 41% 55% 2% 2% 193
Louisiana 37% 60% 2% 2% 206
Maine 32% 65% 1% 1% 127
Maryland 29% 68% 2% 1% 292
Massachusetts 25% 72% 1% 2% 336
Michigan 36% 61% 3% 1% 430
Minnesota 35% 64% < 1% 1% 265
Mississippi 42% 57% < 1% 1% 141
Missouri 39% 60% 1% < 1% 299
Montana 46% 51% 2% 1% 152
Nebraska 49% 50% < 1% 1% 128
Nevada 33% 65% 1% 1% 165
New Hampshire 31% 68% 1% 1% 139
New Jersey 28% 69% 2% 1% 387
New Mexico 42% 51% 6% < 1% 161
New York 24% 73% 1% 2% 928
North Carolina 37% 61% 1% 1% 473
North Dakota 45% 52% < 1% 2% 148
Ohio 30% 68% 2% < 1% 504
Oklahoma 32% 65% 1% 2% 175
Oregon 41% 58% 1% 1% 220
Pennsylvania 38% 59% 2% 1% 621
Rhode Island 39% 52% 6% 3% 115
South Carolina 42% 55% 3% 1% 239
South Dakota 31% 68% 1% < 1% 147
Tennessee 34% 61% 4% 1% 324
Texas 35% 62% 2% 1% 1,226
Utah 40% 58% 1% < 1% 165
Vermont 31% 64% 2% 2% 159
Virginia 39% 58% 2% 1% 442
Washington 35% 63% 2% < 1% 359
West Virginia 47% 52% 1% < 1% 141
Wisconsin 33% 66% 1% < 1% 255
Wyoming 47% 49% 1% 2% 152

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