Importance of religion in one's life 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 importance of religion

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

State Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
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Alabama 95% 3% 1% 1% < 1% 264
Arizona 85% 12% 1% 1% 1% 219
Arkansas 94% 5% < 1% < 1% < 1% 147
California 84% 13% 2% 1% 1% 1,027
Colorado 84% 14% 1% 1% < 1% 150
Florida 87% 11% 1% < 1% < 1% 632
Georgia 90% 9% 1% < 1% 1% 426
Idaho 90% 9% < 1% 1% < 1% 120
Illinois 88% 10% 1% 1% 1% 403
Indiana 87% 9% 2% 1% < 1% 242
Iowa 91% 7% 2% < 1% < 1% 119
Kansas 91% 8% < 1% 1% < 1% 115
Kentucky 91% 7% 1% < 1% 1% 190
Louisiana 92% 8% < 1% < 1% < 1% 201
Maryland 83% 14% 1% < 1% 1% 211
Massachusetts 83% 10% < 1% 5% 1% 111
Michigan 86% 11% 2% < 1% 1% 332
Minnesota 89% 9% 1% < 1% 1% 164
Mississippi 95% 4% 1% < 1% < 1% 161
Missouri 86% 11% 2% 1% 1% 240
Nebraska 83% 16% < 1% < 1% 2% 113
New Jersey 88% 11% 1% < 1% < 1% 249
New Mexico 87% 10% 2% 2% < 1% 107
New York 86% 12% 1% 1% 1% 496
North Carolina 90% 8% 1% 1% < 1% 428
North Dakota 89% 8% 2% 1% < 1% 113
Ohio 87% 11% 1% < 1% < 1% 389
Oklahoma 92% 8% < 1% < 1% < 1% 159
Oregon 87% 10% 1% 1% 1% 111
Pennsylvania 89% 8% 1% 1% 1% 474
South Carolina 92% 6% < 1% 1% 1% 230
South Dakota 91% 6% 2% < 1% 1% 109
Tennessee 92% 5% < 1% 2% 1% 326
Texas 90% 9% 1% 1% < 1% 1,052
Utah 89% 9% < 1% 1% 1% 141
Virginia 91% 7% 1% < 1% 1% 318
Washington 89% 10% 1% < 1% 1% 204
West Virginia 89% 7% 1% < 1% 3% 143
Wisconsin 79% 18% 1% 1% 1% 197
Wyoming 85% 12% 1% 2% < 1% 118

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