Parent of children under 18 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 parental status

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State Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 180. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Alabama 31% 69% 180
Alaska 36% 64% 144
Arizona 28% 72% 285
Arkansas 45% 55% 114
California 29% 71% 1,594
Colorado 36% 64% 208
Connecticut 23% 77% 195
Delaware 27% 73% 141
District of Columbia 21% 79% 118
Florida 25% 75% 928
Georgia 30% 70% 358
Hawaii 27% 73% 158
Idaho 36% 64% 149
Illinois 24% 76% 595
Indiana 29% 71% 282
Iowa 32% 68% 148
Kansas 33% 67% 138
Kentucky 21% 79% 175
Louisiana 31% 69% 172
Maine 24% 76% 167
Maryland 28% 72% 281
Massachusetts 25% 75% 365
Michigan 28% 72% 446
Minnesota 26% 74% 261
Missouri 34% 66% 265
Montana 20% 80% 138
Nebraska 31% 69% 133
Nevada 23% 77% 160
New Hampshire 22% 78% 167
New Jersey 27% 73% 420
New Mexico 22% 78% 114
New York 24% 76% 935
North Carolina 29% 71% 390
North Dakota 28% 72% 160
Ohio 30% 70% 525
Oklahoma 33% 67% 163
Oregon 30% 70% 185
Pennsylvania 28% 72% 587
Rhode Island 15% 85% 156
South Carolina 30% 70% 177
South Dakota 27% 73% 140
Tennessee 34% 66% 231
Texas 36% 64% 949
Utah 36% 64% 118
Vermont 22% 78% 162
Virginia 28% 72% 349
Washington 22% 78% 308
West Virginia 28% 72% 125
Wisconsin 31% 69% 266
Wyoming 35% 65% 124

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