Sources of guidance on right and wrong among who believe in Heaven by state (2014) Switch to: State among who believe in Heaven by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of who believe in Heaven 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 = 428. 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 55% 3% 37% 2% 3% 428
Alaska 40% 6% 44% 6% 4% 176
Arizona 39% 7% 42% 8% 3% 448
Arkansas 51% 7% 38% 3% 1% 258
California 39% 9% 41% 8% 3% 2,213
Colorado 39% 8% 44% 6% 3% 291
Connecticut 26% 14% 50% 11% < 1% 237
Delaware 36% 6% 51% 5% 2% 224
District of Columbia 36% 11% 44% 5% 4% 181
Florida 39% 8% 45% 5% 2% 1,367
Georgia 52% 6% 36% 5% 2% 747
Hawaii 28% 13% 49% 8% 3% 186
Idaho 44% 6% 45% 3% 2% 221
Illinois 34% 9% 46% 9% 2% 929
Indiana 41% 7% 42% 7% 3% 496
Iowa 40% 8% 44% 5% 3% 241
Kansas 44% 7% 45% 3% 2% 231
Kentucky 46% 7% 42% 3% 3% 355
Louisiana 47% 8% 40% 3% 2% 367
Maine 27% 11% 54% 7% 1% 177
Maryland 43% 5% 41% 7% 3% 416
Massachusetts 24% 8% 57% 9% 1% 368
Michigan 37% 7% 47% 6% 3% 707
Minnesota 30% 10% 51% 7% 2% 411
Mississippi 53% 7% 32% 6% 2% 269
Missouri 42% 8% 41% 5% 4% 489
Montana 36% 8% 48% 4% 3% 204
Nebraska 41% 6% 46% 5% 2% 242
Nevada 33% 7% 45% 12% 3% 202
New Hampshire 23% 12% 58% 6% 2% 164
New Jersey 35% 7% 46% 8% 3% 606
New Mexico 51% 7% 32% 6% 5% 199
New York 32% 11% 49% 6% 2% 1,249
North Carolina 46% 8% 39% 4% 2% 774
North Dakota 35% 5% 52% 6% 2% 267
Ohio 38% 8% 46% 5% 3% 862
Oklahoma 44% 6% 45% 3% 2% 310
Oregon 43% 6% 44% 4% 2% 229
Pennsylvania 40% 7% 44% 7% 3% 977
Rhode Island 39% 6% 47% 5% 3% 207
South Carolina 52% 5% 37% 3% 3% 386
South Dakota 39% 10% 44% 6% 1% 233
Tennessee 50% 5% 38% 4% 3% 531
Texas 47% 7% 37% 7% 2% 1,918
Utah 53% 5% 33% 6% 3% 238
Vermont 26% 11% 56% 5% 2% 155
Virginia 45% 7% 41% 5% 2% 622
Washington 40% 12% 40% 5% 2% 419
West Virginia 56% 2% 38% 2% 2% 251
Wisconsin 39% 9% 44% 6% 2% 423
Wyoming 42% 7% 41% 5% 6% 236

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