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

% of republicans and Republican leaners 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 49% 48% 2% 1% 268
Alaska 55% 43% < 1% 1% 138
Arizona 50% 47% 1% 2% 291
Arkansas 55% 45% < 1% < 1% 140
California 41% 57% 1% 1% 1,203
Colorado 52% 42% 1% 4% 213
Connecticut 50% 47% 1% 1% 124
Florida 44% 55% 1% 1% 812
Georgia 51% 48% 1% 1% 416
Idaho 56% 44% < 1% < 1% 157
Illinois 44% 54% 2% < 1% 460
Indiana 51% 47% 1% 1% 286
Iowa 52% 46% 2% < 1% 140
Kansas 50% 50% < 1% < 1% 158
Kentucky 52% 43% 3% 2% 188
Louisiana 46% 53% < 1% < 1% 198
Maine 40% 57% 3% < 1% 108
Maryland 48% 49% 2% 1% 192
Massachusetts 38% 60% 2% < 1% 197
Michigan 47% 51% < 1% 2% 336
Minnesota 47% 52% 1% < 1% 215
Mississippi 54% 45% < 1% < 1% 142
Missouri 49% 50% < 1% < 1% 266
Montana 54% 44% 2% < 1% 155
Nebraska 56% 44% < 1% < 1% 156
Nevada 53% 44% < 1% 2% 133
New Hampshire 51% 46% 3% < 1% 116
New Jersey 42% 55% 2% 1% 297
New Mexico 53% 42% 4% 1% 106
New York 40% 58% 1% < 1% 604
North Carolina 50% 47% 2% 1% 412
North Dakota 51% 48% < 1% < 1% 176
Ohio 46% 51% 2% 1% 485
Oklahoma 42% 56% 2% < 1% 177
Oregon 50% 48% 1% < 1% 141
Pennsylvania 49% 48% 2% 1% 546
South Carolina 47% 49% 2% 1% 218
South Dakota 51% 49% < 1% < 1% 169
Tennessee 54% 44% 2% < 1% 333
Texas 49% 49% 2% 1% 1,080
Utah 54% 44% 2% < 1% 174
Virginia 53% 45% 1% 1% 389
Washington 53% 44% 2% 1% 236
West Virginia 58% 38% 2% 2% 125
Wisconsin 39% 58% 2% 1% 263
Wyoming 53% 46% 1% 1% 190

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