Sources of guidance on right and wrong among who do not believe in Hell by state (2014) Switch to: State among who do not believe in Hell by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of who do not 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 27% 6% 58% 8% 1% 100
Alaska 13% 7% 51% 22% 6% 139
Arizona 18% 17% 47% 16% 3% 259
California 13% 21% 48% 16% 2% 1,693
Colorado 12% 25% 50% 12% 1% 223
Connecticut 8% 17% 60% 12% 2% 182
Delaware 16% 16% 52% 12% 4% 104
District of Columbia 5% 24% 49% 20% 2% 147
Florida 13% 15% 57% 14% 1% 771
Georgia 18% 19% 49% 13% 1% 255
Hawaii 9% 19% 60% 10% 2% 140
Idaho 15% 10% 61% 14% 1% 125
Illinois 12% 19% 50% 16% 2% 488
Indiana 14% 11% 55% 17% 3% 187
Iowa 15% 16% 61% 6% 1% 110
Louisiana 24% 12% 51% 11% 2% 110
Maine 5% 15% 66% 11% 2% 147
Maryland 16% 14% 51% 17% 2% 280
Massachusetts 8% 12% 56% 21% 2% 400
Michigan 18% 11% 58% 11% 2% 317
Minnesota 11% 16% 59% 13% 2% 207
Missouri 14% 19% 51% 14% 2% 182
Montana 14% 19% 49% 14% 4% 137
Nevada 15% 15% 53% 16% 2% 127
New Hampshire 9% 14% 59% 16% 1% 149
New Jersey 12% 18% 56% 13% 1% 360
New Mexico 16% 17% 41% 20% 6% 126
New York 12% 19% 53% 14% 3% 884
North Carolina 12% 16% 54% 15% 2% 285
Ohio 14% 17% 54% 13% 2% 358
Oklahoma 20% 14% 50% 15% < 1% 100
Oregon 11% 20% 47% 21% 1% 209
Pennsylvania 17% 13% 51% 17% 2% 496
Rhode Island 13% 18% 53% 15% 1% 132
South Carolina 15% 19% 51% 13% 2% 112
Tennessee 24% 17% 48% 8% 3% 133
Texas 19% 16% 47% 16% 2% 730
Utah 29% 9% 50% 10% 2% 157
Vermont 6% 17% 57% 17% 2% 184
Virginia 10% 22% 51% 16% 2% 300
Washington 9% 17% 52% 18% 4% 348
Wisconsin 11% 16% 53% 19% 1% 211
Wyoming 26% 14% 42% 14% 3% 105

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