Generational cohort 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 generational group

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

State Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
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Alabama 17% 17% 30% 28% 7% 1% 174
Alaska 19% 21% 26% 23% 11% < 1% 142
Arizona 14% 15% 29% 28% 13% 1% 284
Arkansas 18% 13% 30% 28% 10% < 1% 113
California 16% 16% 29% 28% 11% 1% 1,557
Colorado 9% 22% 31% 29% 7% 1% 207
Connecticut 18% 8% 32% 30% 11% 1% 188
Delaware 18% 14% 22% 29% 17% 1% 136
District of Columbia 17% 28% 26% 23% 7% < 1% 112
Florida 14% 12% 27% 32% 12% 3% 912
Georgia 17% 13% 31% 28% 10% 1% 355
Hawaii 14% 15% 20% 41% 7% 2% 156
Idaho 12% 12% 32% 31% 13% < 1% 149
Illinois 15% 13% 27% 32% 12% 1% 586
Indiana 11% 17% 29% 29% 11% 2% 280
Iowa 16% 18% 22% 30% 14% < 1% 148
Kansas 18% 18% 18% 34% 11% 1% 138
Kentucky 13% 14% 26% 34% 12% 1% 175
Louisiana 16% 17% 26% 29% 12% 1% 172
Maine 10% 8% 28% 40% 12% 2% 166
Maryland 13% 17% 28% 33% 8% < 1% 281
Massachusetts 11% 16% 28% 33% 10% 1% 358
Michigan 15% 15% 28% 31% 9% 1% 438
Minnesota 15% 14% 30% 29% 12% 1% 257
Missouri 16% 14% 26% 35% 8% 2% 262
Montana 10% 15% 27% 38% 10% < 1% 134
Nebraska 12% 13% 32% 30% 10% 3% 132
Nevada 13% 16% 26% 33% 11% 1% 158
New Hampshire 11% 14% 24% 37% 12% 1% 164
New Jersey 14% 13% 27% 34% 10% 2% 406
New Mexico 8% 20% 22% 42% 8% < 1% 113
New York 14% 15% 27% 32% 11% 1% 912
North Carolina 13% 18% 30% 29% 9% 1% 387
North Dakota 16% 24% 18% 31% 8% 3% 158
Ohio 11% 16% 27% 33% 13% 1% 521
Oklahoma 14% 20% 27% 29% 10% < 1% 163
Oregon 10% 13% 31% 32% 12% 1% 183
Pennsylvania 16% 11% 27% 32% 12% 1% 586
Rhode Island 6% 20% 23% 39% 11% 1% 153
South Carolina 16% 20% 21% 32% 10% 1% 172
South Dakota 9% 21% 24% 33% 12% 1% 136
Tennessee 13% 21% 28% 28% 8% 1% 227
Texas 17% 19% 29% 25% 10% 1% 934
Utah 15% 23% 26% 27% 7% < 1% 117
Vermont 9% 10% 28% 44% 8% 1% 161
Virginia 15% 17% 28% 27% 12% < 1% 343
Washington 10% 16% 29% 32% 11% 1% 304
West Virginia 12% 16% 34% 29% 7% 2% 122
Wisconsin 9% 15% 29% 34% 11% 1% 259
Wyoming 11% 21% 27% 33% 9% < 1% 125

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