Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults who attend services weekly or more by state (2014) Switch to: State among adults who attend services weekly or more by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who attend services weekly or more who say they look to…most for guidance on right and wrong

State Religion Philosophy/reason Common sense Science Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 279. 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 68% 2% 25% 2% 3% 279
Arizona 59% 4% 32% 2% 3% 238
Arkansas 71% 4% 19% 3% 2% 144
California 60% 6% 26% 5% 3% 1,126
Colorado 63% 5% 25% 2% 5% 155
Connecticut 48% 12% 27% 11% 2% 111
Delaware 56% 4% 31% 5% 4% 110
Florida 57% 6% 31% 3% 2% 733
Georgia 71% 5% 19% 3% 2% 429
Idaho 73% 4% 21% 1% 2% 123
Illinois 54% 7% 31% 5% 2% 507
Indiana 64% 5% 25% 4% 3% 269
Iowa 67% 5% 23% 2% 3% 131
Kansas 67% 6% 25% 2% 1% 126
Kentucky 73% 2% 20% 2% 3% 197
Louisiana 55% 6% 33% 2% 3% 223
Maryland 68% 3% 23% 4% 2% 222
Massachusetts 38% 7% 43% 11% 1% 172
Michigan 62% 4% 27% 3% 3% 367
Minnesota 54% 7% 33% 3% 4% 218
Mississippi 69% 8% 21% 1% 1% 162
Missouri 68% 6% 20% 3% 4% 253
Montana 69% 4% 18% 7% 2% 108
Nebraska 60% 7% 26% 5% 3% 135
New Jersey 52% 7% 31% 6% 4% 315
New Mexico 63% 5% 22% 4% 5% 118
New York 55% 9% 30% 4% 2% 612
North Carolina 68% 4% 23% 3% 3% 441
North Dakota 57% 5% 27% 9% 1% 128
Ohio 57% 5% 30% 4% 4% 470
Oklahoma 56% 4% 36% 2% 1% 172
Oregon 62% 7% 23% 5% 4% 118
Pennsylvania 66% 6% 23% 4% 1% 513
Rhode Island 47% 10% 38% 2% 1% 108
South Carolina 65% 4% 27% 2% 3% 242
South Dakota 60% 5% 33% 1% 1% 122
Tennessee 63% 3% 26% 3% 4% 364
Texas 64% 5% 24% 5% 2% 1,096
Utah 69% 3% 19% 6% 3% 175
Virginia 60% 5% 28% 4% 3% 393
Washington 65% 8% 19% 4% 5% 218
West Virginia 74% 3% 22% 2% < 1% 146
Wisconsin 63% 4% 28% 3% 3% 189
Wyoming 64% 7% 23% 1% 4% 118

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