Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week by state (2014) Switch to: State among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week 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 60% 4% 29% 3% 4% 380
Alaska 37% 8% 37% 11% 7% 178
Arizona 45% 8% 37% 6% 4% 404
Arkansas 56% 5% 33% 4% 2% 202
California 40% 12% 35% 10% 3% 2,151
Colorado 42% 14% 33% 7% 4% 288
Connecticut 27% 12% 49% 10% 2% 188
Delaware 39% 9% 44% 5% 3% 167
District of Columbia 37% 12% 36% 10% 6% 153
Florida 39% 9% 42% 7% 3% 1,255
Georgia 57% 7% 28% 5% 2% 648
Hawaii 27% 10% 53% 6% 4% 195
Idaho 48% 8% 38% 3% 3% 207
Illinois 40% 10% 40% 9% 2% 749
Indiana 50% 6% 35% 5% 4% 388
Iowa 50% 8% 35% 4% 2% 185
Kansas 53% 6% 34% 5% 2% 195
Kentucky 49% 8% 36% 4% 3% 278
Louisiana 50% 7% 37% 3% 2% 307
Maine 29% 12% 48% 9% 2% 148
Maryland 44% 8% 37% 8% 2% 368
Massachusetts 24% 9% 52% 12% 2% 324
Michigan 43% 7% 42% 5% 3% 575
Minnesota 36% 11% 43% 6% 4% 328
Mississippi 59% 8% 26% 5% 2% 219
Missouri 47% 8% 36% 5% 5% 386
Montana 42% 11% 38% 4% 5% 171
Nebraska 45% 7% 41% 5% 2% 188
Nevada 36% 9% 43% 11% 2% 195
New Hampshire 29% 12% 54% 3% 1% 147
New Jersey 36% 9% 45% 7% 3% 507
New Mexico 48% 7% 32% 7% 6% 192
New York 34% 13% 43% 7% 3% 1,019
North Carolina 50% 7% 36% 5% 2% 684
North Dakota 42% 5% 37% 12% 4% 189
Ohio 44% 11% 36% 5% 3% 683
Oklahoma 45% 9% 37% 5% 3% 259
Oregon 42% 10% 37% 9% 2% 238
Pennsylvania 47% 7% 37% 7% 2% 781
Rhode Island 42% 8% 40% 7% 3% 168
South Carolina 56% 5% 32% 2% 5% 352
South Dakota 44% 10% 38% 7% 1% 195
Tennessee 56% 6% 33% 3% 2% 476
Texas 50% 8% 33% 7% 2% 1,633
Utah 56% 7% 29% 5% 2% 221
Vermont 27% 11% 51% 8% 2% 153
Virginia 50% 8% 33% 6% 3% 512
Washington 42% 13% 34% 7% 4% 406
West Virginia 57% 2% 37% 1% 2% 204
Wisconsin 42% 13% 35% 7% 4% 323
Wyoming 46% 8% 38% 4% 4% 193

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