Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults who attend services seldom or never by state (2014) Switch to: State among adults who attend services seldom or never by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who attend services seldom or never 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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Alaska 8% 12% 60% 16% 4% 117
Arizona 13% 13% 54% 15% 4% 219
California 8% 19% 54% 16% 3% 1,375
Colorado 7% 27% 49% 14% 3% 188
Connecticut 3% 15% 71% 10% 1% 130
Delaware 10% 13% 65% 10% 2% 100
District of Columbia 4% 19% 50% 24% 2% 112
Florida 9% 14% 61% 14% 2% 601
Georgia 14% 14% 56% 13% 3% 210
Hawaii 11% 13% 61% 11% 4% 121
Idaho 5% 14% 67% 12% 3% 110
Illinois 12% 14% 56% 16% 2% 394
Indiana 16% 11% 53% 18% 2% 180
Kentucky 15% 15% 59% 8% 3% 113
Maine 4% 15% 69% 9% 3% 136
Maryland 9% 10% 60% 20% 1% 207
Massachusetts 4% 14% 63% 16% 2% 300
Michigan 10% 9% 66% 12% 2% 286
Minnesota 3% 18% 63% 15% 2% 145
Missouri 9% 14% 58% 13% 6% 175
Montana 5% 17% 63% 10% 5% 118
Nevada 6% 17% 64% 12% 1% 114
New Hampshire 2% 17% 64% 12% 4% 142
New Jersey 11% 15% 59% 14% 1% 241
New Mexico 18% 11% 45% 20% 6% 105
New York 6% 18% 59% 14% 3% 680
North Carolina 15% 14% 51% 20% 1% 237
Ohio 13% 15% 59% 13% 1% 307
Oregon 10% 19% 51% 20% < 1% 179
Pennsylvania 10% 11% 61% 17% 1% 375
South Carolina 12% 21% 53% 13% 1% 100
Tennessee 18% 13% 61% 7% 1% 138
Texas 16% 13% 55% 15% 2% 586
Vermont 3% 17% 62% 16% 2% 142
Virginia 12% 19% 53% 13% 3% 209
Washington 6% 15% 59% 18% 2% 268
Wisconsin 15% 14% 58% 12% 1% 175

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