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

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

State Religion Philosophy/reason Common sense Science Don't know Sample Size
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Alabama 33% 9% 52% 3% 3% 157
Alaska 27% 3% 54% 13% 3% 104
Arizona 24% 12% 48% 14% 2% 191
California 22% 14% 48% 13% 2% 1,179
Colorado 25% 10% 54% 9% 2% 159
Connecticut 14% 16% 55% 14% 1% 135
District of Columbia 26% 17% 47% 5% 4% 108
Florida 24% 12% 54% 8% 1% 668
Georgia 34% 9% 47% 8% 2% 323
Hawaii 18% 15% 55% 11% 1% 106
Illinois 19% 15% 52% 12% 2% 415
Indiana 22% 9% 60% 5% 3% 199
Iowa 21% 11% 62% 4% 3% 104
Kentucky 23% 13% 57% 6% 1% 127
Louisiana 38% 13% 44% 4% 2% 144
Maryland 24% 12% 51% 9% 5% 211
Massachusetts 13% 12% 54% 18% 2% 229
Michigan 22% 11% 54% 9% 4% 327
Minnesota 19% 13% 56% 9% 3% 199
Missouri 25% 13% 55% 5% 3% 209
Nevada 20% 10% 54% 14% 3% 103
New Jersey 16% 11% 59% 12% 2% 324
New York 18% 14% 56% 8% 4% 658
North Carolina 28% 12% 53% 5% 2% 337
North Dakota 23% 8% 59% 5% 5% 117
Ohio 21% 13% 57% 6% 2% 350
Oklahoma 24% 9% 54% 9% 3% 124
Oregon 22% 11% 59% 8% 1% 120
Pennsylvania 24% 10% 53% 11% 3% 467
Rhode Island 27% 12% 48% 13% 1% 104
South Carolina 41% 7% 43% 5% 3% 149
South Dakota 25% 17% 50% 7% 1% 110
Tennessee 34% 11% 51% 3% 1% 150
Texas 29% 12% 47% 10% 2% 839
Virginia 24% 13% 53% 8% 2% 275
Washington 21% 18% 51% 9% 2% 223
Wisconsin 24% 14% 48% 11% 3% 231

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