Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults who seldom or never read scripture by state (2014) Switch to: State among adults who seldom or never read scripture by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who seldom or never read scripture 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 = 109. 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 35% 64% 1% < 1% 109
Alaska 26% 71% 1% 2% 166
Arizona 28% 68% 3% 2% 299
California 21% 76% 1% 1% 1,943
Colorado 30% 66% 2% 2% 271
Connecticut 29% 69% 1% < 1% 232
Delaware 22% 76% < 1% 2% 150
District of Columbia 17% 81% < 1% 2% 158
Florida 25% 73% 1% 1% 912
Georgia 21% 78% 1% < 1% 300
Hawaii 11% 86% 1% 1% 165
Idaho 24% 75% 1% < 1% 130
Illinois 22% 76% 1% 1% 638
Indiana 23% 75% 1% 1% 284
Iowa 25% 75% 1% < 1% 161
Kansas 28% 72% < 1% < 1% 133
Kentucky 18% 78% 2% 2% 162
Louisiana 29% 66% 1% 4% 152
Maine 21% 77% 1% 1% 196
Maryland 23% 75% 2% 1% 303
Massachusetts 22% 76% 1% 1% 476
Michigan 26% 71% 2% 1% 457
Minnesota 21% 78% < 1% < 1% 276
Missouri 22% 76% 2% < 1% 258
Montana 34% 66% 1% < 1% 156
Nebraska 29% 71% < 1% 1% 152
Nevada 24% 72% 2% 2% 162
New Hampshire 28% 70% 1% 1% 193
New Jersey 24% 75% < 1% 1% 498
New Mexico 23% 73% 3% 1% 140
New York 20% 78% 1% 1% 1,103
North Carolina 27% 72% < 1% 1% 347
North Dakota 23% 76% < 1% 1% 171
Ohio 23% 76% < 1% < 1% 503
Oklahoma 20% 77% 2% 1% 126
Oregon 17% 82% < 1% 1% 226
Pennsylvania 26% 72% 1% 1% 672
Rhode Island 29% 65% 3% 2% 189
South Carolina 22% 75% 2% 1% 151
South Dakota 34% 65% 2% < 1% 139
Tennessee 27% 72% 1% < 1% 162
Texas 24% 73% 2% 1% 900
Utah 15% 83% 1% 1% 104
Vermont 22% 77% < 1% 1% 215
Virginia 25% 72% 1% 1% 359
Washington 22% 77% < 1% 1% 375
West Virginia 33% 64% 4% < 1% 111
Wisconsin 21% 77% 2% < 1% 324
Wyoming 29% 69% < 1% 1% 133

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