Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults who say humans always existed in present form by state (2014) Switch to: State among adults who say humans always existed in present form by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who say humans always existed in present form 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 54% 45% 1% 1% 240
Arizona 53% 44% 2% 2% 213
Arkansas 51% 46% 2% 1% 143
California 41% 55% 2% 2% 962
Colorado 56% 43% < 1% < 1% 150
Florida 43% 55% 1% 1% 651
Georgia 47% 51% 1% 1% 376
Idaho 62% 38% < 1% < 1% 118
Illinois 43% 56% 1% 1% 389
Indiana 47% 50% 2% < 1% 242
Iowa 54% 45% 1% < 1% 101
Kansas 53% 47% < 1% < 1% 123
Kentucky 56% 40% 3% < 1% 195
Louisiana 49% 51% < 1% < 1% 173
Maryland 36% 61% 1% 2% 163
Massachusetts 31% 61% 6% 2% 117
Michigan 50% 48% 1% 1% 335
Minnesota 49% 50% < 1% 1% 182
Mississippi 47% 51% 1% 1% 165
Missouri 50% 49% < 1% < 1% 235
Montana 59% 39% 1% 1% 105
Nebraska 49% 50% < 1% 1% 100
New Jersey 38% 60% 2% 1% 242
New York 33% 64% 1% 1% 535
North Carolina 51% 48% 1% < 1% 357
North Dakota 49% 50% < 1% 1% 125
Ohio 45% 54% 1% < 1% 397
Oklahoma 43% 53% 3% 1% 165
Oregon 61% 36% 1% 2% 111
Pennsylvania 51% 48% 1% < 1% 464
South Carolina 51% 46% 2% 1% 214
South Dakota 53% 46% < 1% < 1% 119
Tennessee 51% 47% 2% < 1% 317
Texas 44% 53% 2% 1% 959
Utah 55% 41% 3% < 1% 117
Virginia 52% 46% 1% 1% 284
Washington 49% 50% 1% 1% 190
West Virginia 56% 43% 1% < 1% 142
Wisconsin 43% 55% 2% < 1% 190
Wyoming 60% 40% < 1% < 1% 106

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