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

% of who believe in Hell 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 56% 4% 35% 2% 3% 367
Alaska 41% 7% 43% 5% 5% 144
Arizona 41% 6% 43% 8% 2% 330
Arkansas 56% 5% 35% 3% 1% 232
California 43% 7% 39% 8% 2% 1,669
Colorado 48% 5% 38% 5% 4% 235
Connecticut 29% 12% 46% 13% < 1% 160
Delaware 37% 7% 50% 5% 2% 168
District of Columbia 45% 10% 35% 5% 4% 132
Florida 44% 8% 41% 5% 2% 1,087
Georgia 55% 5% 34% 5% 2% 634
Hawaii 32% 9% 47% 8% 3% 146
Idaho 47% 5% 43% 2% 3% 171
Illinois 39% 8% 44% 8% 1% 713
Indiana 45% 7% 39% 6% 2% 417
Iowa 47% 8% 39% 4% 2% 192
Kansas 50% 5% 41% 3% 1% 192
Kentucky 49% 5% 40% 3% 2% 321
Louisiana 50% 8% 36% 4% 2% 318
Maine 34% 12% 48% 5% 1% 123
Maryland 49% 3% 39% 7% 3% 304
Massachusetts 27% 8% 55% 8% 2% 231
Michigan 40% 7% 44% 6% 3% 571
Minnesota 36% 9% 47% 5% 3% 303
Mississippi 54% 6% 33% 4% 2% 243
Missouri 46% 7% 38% 3% 5% 413
Montana 41% 6% 49% 4% < 1% 149
Nebraska 48% 6% 37% 6% 2% 191
Nevada 36% 7% 45% 9% 3% 154
New Hampshire 24% 13% 57% 4% 2% 118
New Jersey 39% 6% 43% 10% 3% 432
New Mexico 57% 4% 31% 5% 3% 149
New York 34% 12% 46% 6% 3% 886
North Carolina 51% 7% 35% 5% 2% 664
North Dakota 37% 4% 51% 6% 2% 218
Ohio 42% 7% 44% 4% 2% 669
Oklahoma 42% 7% 45% 3% 2% 258
Oregon 48% 5% 41% 4% 2% 170
Pennsylvania 45% 5% 41% 8% 1% 756
Rhode Island 40% 7% 45% 5% 3% 141
South Carolina 56% 5% 34% 2% 3% 332
South Dakota 43% 8% 45% 4% 1% 191
Tennessee 51% 5% 38% 3% 3% 483
Texas 51% 6% 35% 6% 2% 1,612
Utah 54% 6% 33% 5% 2% 139
Virginia 52% 6% 37% 4% 2% 503
Washington 48% 10% 37% 4% 1% 302
West Virginia 61% 2% 35% 2% 1% 229
Wisconsin 45% 8% 41% 4% 2% 327
Wyoming 43% 9% 40% 3% 5% 182

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