Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults who would rather have a bigger government with more services by state (2014) Switch to: State among adults who would rather have a bigger government with more services by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who would rather have a bigger government with more services 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% 166
Alaska 14% 79% 2% 5% 108
Arizona 29% 67% 2% 1% 209
Arkansas 25% 71% 2% 1% 124
California 23% 74% 1% 2% 1,638
Colorado 26% 72% < 1% 2% 185
Connecticut 21% 77% 1% 1% 151
Delaware 22% 78% < 1% < 1% 126
District of Columbia 19% 79% 2% < 1% 210
Florida 23% 76% < 1% < 1% 830
Georgia 26% 72% 1% 1% 370
Hawaii 24% 74% < 1% 1% 123
Illinois 23% 75% 1% 1% 514
Indiana 20% 79% 1% 1% 228
Iowa 25% 75% < 1% < 1% 110
Kentucky 26% 71% 2% 2% 157
Louisiana 26% 72% < 1% 2% 176
Maryland 22% 77% < 1% 1% 301
Massachusetts 17% 78% 3% 2% 314
Michigan 25% 72% 1% 1% 354
Minnesota 22% 77% 1% 1% 196
Mississippi 26% 71% < 1% 3% 115
Missouri 26% 74% < 1% < 1% 201
Nevada 19% 80% 1% < 1% 104
New Hampshire 23% 76% < 1% < 1% 103
New Jersey 22% 76% 1% 1% 382
New Mexico 22% 75% 2% 1% 134
New York 20% 77% 1% 1% 946
North Carolina 23% 76% 1% < 1% 381
Ohio 17% 82% < 1% 1% 363
Oklahoma 19% 80% < 1% < 1% 121
Oregon 26% 72% 1% < 1% 158
Pennsylvania 26% 73% 1% 1% 472
Rhode Island 32% 67% < 1% < 1% 124
South Carolina 27% 72% 1% 1% 184
Tennessee 25% 72% 1% 2% 206
Texas 26% 71% 1% 2% 1,016
Vermont 24% 74% < 1% 2% 134
Virginia 21% 77% 1% 1% 309
Washington 19% 79% < 1% 1% 274
Wisconsin 16% 83% 1% < 1% 201

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