Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults who say religion is very important by state (2014) Switch to: State among adults who say religion is very important by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who say religion is very important 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 = 397. 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 45% 53% 1% 1% 397
Alaska 49% 45% 2% 4% 124
Arizona 49% 43% 3% 6% 335
Arkansas 44% 54% 2% 1% 217
California 37% 59% 2% 2% 1,666
Colorado 48% 45% 4% 3% 230
Connecticut 36% 62% 1% 1% 156
Delaware 39% 59% < 1% 2% 147
District of Columbia 28% 69% 1% 2% 140
Florida 39% 58% 2% 1% 1,058
Georgia 44% 54% 1% 1% 626
Hawaii 43% 56% 1% < 1% 134
Idaho 61% 38% 1% < 1% 168
Illinois 41% 57% 2% 1% 696
Indiana 43% 54% 2% 1% 381
Iowa 43% 56% 1% < 1% 184
Kansas 46% 54% < 1% < 1% 165
Kentucky 45% 50% 4% 2% 289
Louisiana 43% 55% 1% 1% 328
Maine 47% 46% 4% 3% 108
Maryland 39% 58% 1% 2% 327
Massachusetts 31% 65% 3% 2% 251
Michigan 46% 50% 3% 1% 513
Minnesota 46% 52% 1% 1% 281
Mississippi 41% 57% < 1% 2% 233
Missouri 47% 52% 1% < 1% 356
Montana 55% 42% 2% 1% 139
Nebraska 49% 50% < 1% 1% 179
Nevada 37% 61% 1% 1% 133
New Hampshire 41% 56% 3% < 1% 107
New Jersey 33% 64% 1% 1% 434
New Mexico 42% 52% 4% 2% 169
New York 33% 63% 1% 2% 882
North Carolina 44% 53% 2% 1% 639
North Dakota 53% 47% < 1% < 1% 197
Ohio 39% 59% 1% < 1% 673
Oklahoma 40% 58% 1% 1% 251
Oregon 55% 43% 1% 1% 174
Pennsylvania 45% 52% 1% 1% 739
Rhode Island 42% 54% 2% 2% 149
South Carolina 45% 52% 1% 2% 346
South Dakota 47% 52% < 1% 1% 175
Tennessee 47% 50% 3% 1% 475
Texas 41% 55% 2% 2% 1,611
Utah 55% 42% 3% < 1% 191
Virginia 46% 51% 1% 1% 503
Washington 48% 50% 1% 1% 312
West Virginia 53% 44% 1% 2% 197
Wisconsin 38% 59% 2% 1% 279
Wyoming 56% 43% < 1% 1% 166

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