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

% of conservatives 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 50% 48% 1% 1% 267
Alaska 60% 36% < 1% 5% 115
Arizona 53% 40% 3% 4% 264
Arkansas 54% 44% 2% 1% 130
California 42% 55% 2% 1% 1,134
Colorado 53% 43% 2% 1% 170
Connecticut 46% 51% 2% 1% 110
Florida 45% 54% 1% < 1% 760
Georgia 54% 44% 2% 1% 417
Idaho 58% 41% < 1% 1% 138
Illinois 41% 57% 1% 1% 459
Indiana 50% 47% 2% 2% 276
Iowa 47% 52% 1% < 1% 142
Kansas 59% 41% < 1% < 1% 132
Kentucky 56% 40% 2% 1% 189
Louisiana 45% 54% 1% 1% 234
Maryland 58% 40% 2% 1% 170
Massachusetts 31% 64% 4% 1% 160
Michigan 52% 46% 1% 1% 342
Minnesota 48% 49% 1% 1% 192
Mississippi 55% 44% 1% < 1% 150
Missouri 54% 46% < 1% < 1% 251
Montana 58% 41% < 1% 1% 138
Nebraska 54% 46% < 1% 1% 132
Nevada 54% 45% < 1% < 1% 116
New Hampshire 52% 47% 1% < 1% 102
New Jersey 44% 54% 1% 1% 271
New Mexico 51% 38% 6% 5% 106
New York 40% 57% 1% 2% 606
North Carolina 49% 50% 1% < 1% 411
North Dakota 59% 41% < 1% < 1% 161
Ohio 44% 54% 2% < 1% 456
Oklahoma 44% 53% 1% 1% 162
Oregon 56% 43% < 1% < 1% 125
Pennsylvania 54% 44% 2% < 1% 498
South Carolina 52% 44% 2% 1% 218
South Dakota 50% 49% < 1% 1% 139
Tennessee 56% 41% 3% 1% 322
Texas 47% 50% 2% 2% 1,050
Utah 59% 39% 2% < 1% 150
Virginia 56% 42% 1% 2% 344
Washington 57% 40% 1% 1% 215
West Virginia 57% 39% 2% 3% 139
Wisconsin 45% 54% < 1% 1% 247
Wyoming 68% 30% 1% 1% 143

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