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

% of moderates 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 = 144. 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 33% 66% 1% < 1% 144
Alaska 23% 76% 2% < 1% 100
Arizona 30% 66% 2% 2% 213
Arkansas 31% 67% 2% < 1% 118
California 26% 72% 1% 2% 1,257
Colorado 31% 65% 4% 1% 167
Connecticut 26% 73% 1% < 1% 139
Delaware 24% 75% 1% < 1% 116
District of Columbia 33% 65% 1% 1% 112
Florida 28% 71% 1% 1% 662
Georgia 28% 71% 1% < 1% 308
Hawaii 23% 77% < 1% < 1% 122
Idaho 33% 66% 1% < 1% 104
Illinois 29% 68% 2% 1% 441
Indiana 29% 71% < 1% < 1% 217
Iowa 25% 73% 2% < 1% 101
Kansas 28% 72% < 1% < 1% 102
Kentucky 26% 71% 3% < 1% 130
Louisiana 36% 63% 1% < 1% 131
Maryland 24% 73% 1% 2% 244
Massachusetts 34% 64% < 1% 2% 248
Michigan 24% 74% 1% < 1% 324
Minnesota 32% 68% 1% < 1% 191
Missouri 29% 70% 1% < 1% 206
Nevada 23% 75% 2% < 1% 108
New Hampshire 28% 68% 3% < 1% 105
New Jersey 21% 77% 2% 1% 329
New Mexico 28% 70% 2% < 1% 106
New York 21% 77% 2% < 1% 641
North Carolina 33% 65% 1% 1% 331
Ohio 27% 73% < 1% < 1% 395
Oklahoma 25% 74% 1% < 1% 138
Oregon 28% 72% 1% < 1% 137
Pennsylvania 28% 71% < 1% < 1% 462
Rhode Island 27% 70% 3% < 1% 112
South Carolina 26% 72% 2% < 1% 170
South Dakota 30% 67% 3% < 1% 103
Tennessee 32% 68% < 1% < 1% 179
Texas 28% 71% 1% < 1% 815
Virginia 28% 71% 1% < 1% 323
Washington 27% 70% 2% 1% 230
Wisconsin 23% 73% 3% < 1% 211

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