Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups 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 attendance at prayer groups

% of who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who attend prayer group…

State At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
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Alabama 23% 11% 14% 51% < 1% 180
Alaska 5% 3% 9% 82% < 1% 146
Arizona 10% 11% 9% 70% 1% 286
Arkansas 12% 13% 8% 66% 1% 114
California 11% 7% 8% 73% < 1% 1,596
Colorado 7% 7% 10% 75% 1% 209
Connecticut 8% 3% 8% 81% 1% 197
Delaware 11% 11% 10% 65% 2% 141
District of Columbia 22% 9% 5% 64% < 1% 118
Florida 14% 6% 8% 72% 1% 933
Georgia 13% 12% 9% 67% < 1% 360
Hawaii 24% 5% 12% 59% 1% 158
Idaho 11% 6% 6% 75% 2% 150
Illinois 11% 6% 8% 75% 1% 596
Indiana 13% 8% 9% 70% < 1% 282
Iowa 9% 4% 8% 79% < 1% 148
Kansas 13% 6% 13% 68% < 1% 139
Kentucky 14% 8% 11% 67% < 1% 175
Louisiana 24% 10% 7% 59% < 1% 172
Maine 5% 2% 4% 88% 1% 167
Maryland 14% 4% 8% 74% < 1% 282
Massachusetts 9% 8% 3% 80% 1% 366
Michigan 9% 9% 4% 77% 1% 447
Minnesota 9% 4% 7% 80% < 1% 261
Missouri 7% 11% 8% 73% < 1% 267
Montana 6% 1% 9% 83% < 1% 138
Nebraska 7% 7% 9% 75% 2% 134
Nevada 13% 8% 7% 70% 1% 162
New Hampshire 6% 7% 5% 83% < 1% 168
New Jersey 11% 8% 10% 71% 1% 421
New Mexico 6% 13% 6% 75% < 1% 115
New York 9% 5% 6% 78% 1% 935
North Carolina 18% 9% 7% 65% < 1% 391
North Dakota 9% 9% 7% 75% < 1% 160
Ohio 15% 6% 6% 72% < 1% 527
Oklahoma 28% 13% 11% 48% < 1% 163
Oregon 10% 5% 7% 77% 1% 185
Pennsylvania 11% 5% 6% 78% < 1% 590
Rhode Island 6% 3% 7% 84% < 1% 156
South Carolina 21% 11% 11% 57% < 1% 177
South Dakota 7% 6% 14% 72% 1% 140
Tennessee 25% 11% 7% 55% 2% 231
Texas 18% 8% 8% 65% < 1% 953
Utah 18% 6% 5% 69% 1% 119
Vermont 5% 6% 4% 85% < 1% 162
Virginia 16% 11% 6% 66% < 1% 350
Washington 8% 6% 7% 80% < 1% 308
West Virginia 17% 11% 11% 61% < 1% 125
Wisconsin 6% 5% 8% 79% 2% 267
Wyoming 13% 4% 8% 75% < 1% 125

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