Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by state (2014) Switch to: State among who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong 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 32% 67% 1% < 1% 180
Alaska 26% 72% 2% < 1% 146
Arizona 28% 68% 1% 2% 286
Arkansas 29% 69% 2% < 1% 114
California 23% 75% 1% 1% 1,596
Colorado 29% 68% < 1% 3% 209
Connecticut 27% 70% 2% 1% 197
Delaware 23% 76% 1% < 1% 141
District of Columbia 16% 80% 3% 1% 118
Florida 25% 73% 2% < 1% 933
Georgia 26% 71% 2% 1% 360
Hawaii 19% 80% < 1% < 1% 158
Idaho 32% 67% 1% < 1% 150
Illinois 21% 77% 1% 1% 596
Indiana 25% 73% 1% 1% 282
Iowa 26% 73% 1% < 1% 148
Kansas 29% 71% < 1% < 1% 139
Kentucky 28% 68% 3% 2% 175
Louisiana 28% 66% 2% 4% 172
Maine 26% 72% 1% 1% 167
Maryland 24% 74% 1% 1% 282
Massachusetts 22% 75% 1% 2% 366
Michigan 28% 70% 1% < 1% 447
Minnesota 24% 76% 1% < 1% 261
Missouri 28% 72% < 1% < 1% 267
Montana 35% 63% 2% < 1% 138
Nebraska 28% 71% < 1% 1% 134
Nevada 26% 71% 1% 1% 162
New Hampshire 24% 74% 1% < 1% 168
New Jersey 21% 77% 1% 1% 421
New Mexico 24% 75% 2% < 1% 115
New York 19% 79% 1% 1% 935
North Carolina 30% 69% 1% < 1% 391
North Dakota 30% 68% < 1% 2% 160
Ohio 25% 74% 1% < 1% 527
Oklahoma 18% 79% 1% 1% 163
Oregon 26% 72% < 1% 1% 185
Pennsylvania 29% 70% 1% < 1% 590
Rhode Island 26% 70% 4% < 1% 156
South Carolina 26% 72% 2% < 1% 177
South Dakota 32% 66% 2% < 1% 140
Tennessee 28% 70% 1% 1% 231
Texas 27% 70% 2% 1% 953
Utah 24% 75% 1% < 1% 119
Vermont 22% 75% 1% 2% 162
Virginia 25% 73% 1% 1% 350
Washington 26% 73% 1% < 1% 308
West Virginia 37% 60% 3% < 1% 125
Wisconsin 25% 73% 2% < 1% 267
Wyoming 34% 65% 1% < 1% 125

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