Parent of children under 18 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 parental status

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

State Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 262. 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 28% 72% 262
Arizona 25% 75% 218
Arkansas 27% 73% 147
California 35% 65% 1,020
Colorado 30% 70% 149
Florida 27% 73% 630
Georgia 36% 64% 425
Idaho 31% 69% 119
Illinois 31% 69% 403
Indiana 28% 72% 241
Iowa 35% 65% 119
Kansas 40% 60% 114
Kentucky 29% 71% 189
Louisiana 37% 63% 201
Maryland 23% 77% 211
Massachusetts 28% 72% 111
Michigan 28% 72% 330
Minnesota 33% 67% 164
Mississippi 30% 70% 161
Missouri 30% 70% 238
Nebraska 29% 71% 113
New Jersey 31% 69% 245
New Mexico 30% 70% 107
New York 29% 71% 492
North Carolina 28% 72% 425
North Dakota 26% 74% 113
Ohio 33% 67% 387
Oklahoma 22% 78% 159
Oregon 34% 66% 110
Pennsylvania 26% 74% 472
South Carolina 30% 70% 230
South Dakota 26% 74% 109
Tennessee 31% 69% 325
Texas 35% 65% 1,043
Utah 41% 59% 140
Virginia 31% 69% 316
Washington 34% 66% 203
West Virginia 22% 78% 143
Wisconsin 29% 71% 195
Wyoming 28% 72% 118

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