Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among who say religion is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by state (2014) Switch to: State among who say religion 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 religion 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 53% 46% 1% < 1% 264
Arizona 57% 36% 3% 4% 219
Arkansas 52% 47% 1% < 1% 147
California 45% 50% 2% 3% 1,027
Colorado 63% 34% 2% 2% 150
Florida 49% 49% 1% 1% 632
Georgia 52% 47% 1% 1% 426
Idaho 68% 32% < 1% 1% 120
Illinois 50% 47% 2% 1% 403
Indiana 53% 46% < 1% 1% 242
Iowa 50% 48% 1% < 1% 119
Kansas 55% 45% < 1% < 1% 115
Kentucky 55% 41% 3% 1% 190
Louisiana 49% 50% < 1% < 1% 201
Maryland 43% 55% 1% 2% 211
Massachusetts 34% 61% 4% 2% 111
Michigan 54% 42% 2% 2% 332
Minnesota 54% 45% < 1% 1% 164
Mississippi 50% 49% < 1% 1% 161
Missouri 51% 47% 2% < 1% 240
Nebraska 61% 37% < 1% 1% 113
New Jersey 41% 55% 2% 1% 249
New Mexico 50% 46% 2% 3% 107
New York 44% 53% 1% 2% 496
North Carolina 47% 51% 2% 1% 428
North Dakota 56% 44% < 1% < 1% 113
Ohio 49% 50% 1% < 1% 389
Oklahoma 55% 43% 1% 1% 159
Oregon 65% 35% < 1% < 1% 111
Pennsylvania 52% 47% 1% < 1% 474
South Carolina 54% 42% 2% 2% 230
South Dakota 56% 43% < 1% 1% 109
Tennessee 57% 40% 2% < 1% 326
Texas 47% 50% 2% 1% 1,052
Utah 60% 37% 3% < 1% 141
Virginia 57% 40% 1% 1% 318
Washington 53% 45% 2% 1% 204
West Virginia 52% 44% 2% 2% 143
Wisconsin 48% 50% 1% < 1% 197
Wyoming 64% 35% < 1% < 1% 118

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