Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults who believe in God and are fairly certain by state (2014) Switch to: State among adults who believe in God and are fairly certain by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who believe in God and are fairly certain 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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Arizona 13% 16% 58% 11% 2% 121
California 19% 16% 48% 14% 3% 803
Colorado 14% 16% 52% 12% 6% 118
Florida 14% 16% 57% 11% 3% 377
Georgia 16% 11% 57% 14% 2% 141
Illinois 12% 15% 57% 13% 2% 274
Indiana 11% 14% 60% 15% < 1% 126
Maryland 11% 13% 64% 11% 1% 116
Massachusetts 4% 9% 70% 15% 1% 175
Michigan 10% 11% 61% 14% 3% 203
Minnesota 5% 22% 64% 8% 1% 126
Missouri 9% 17% 58% 13% 4% 110
New Jersey 16% 11% 59% 10% 4% 220
New York 17% 13% 58% 11% 2% 425
North Carolina 13% 17% 55% 13% 2% 161
Ohio 14% 11% 64% 9% 2% 208
Pennsylvania 10% 13% 64% 11% 1% 275
Texas 26% 12% 47% 15% < 1% 443
Virginia 17% 11% 56% 14% 2% 168
Washington 10% 17% 57% 15% 1% 156
Wisconsin 14% 14% 60% 9% 2% 131

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