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

% of adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe 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 54% 4% 34% 6% 3% 232
Alaska 30% 10% 42% 13% 6% 159
Arizona 36% 11% 39% 9% 5% 349
Arkansas 48% 10% 35% 6% 1% 141
California 32% 16% 38% 11% 3% 1,849
Colorado 35% 18% 36% 9% 2% 251
Connecticut 20% 21% 46% 12% 2% 169
Delaware 39% 9% 39% 8% 6% 117
District of Columbia 23% 16% 37% 16% 8% 133
Florida 34% 13% 43% 7% 3% 960
Georgia 45% 13% 34% 7% 2% 470
Hawaii 24% 15% 46% 10% 5% 159
Idaho 40% 10% 38% 8% 3% 156
Illinois 27% 14% 44% 11% 3% 588
Indiana 41% 11% 37% 7% 5% 294
Iowa 33% 18% 44% 3% 2% 140
Kansas 44% 7% 40% 6% 3% 133
Kentucky 40% 12% 39% 8% 1% 193
Louisiana 39% 12% 39% 7% 3% 206
Maine 24% 13% 47% 13% 3% 127
Maryland 37% 11% 38% 12% 2% 292
Massachusetts 17% 13% 51% 16% 3% 336
Michigan 35% 9% 46% 7% 3% 430
Minnesota 28% 16% 42% 11% 3% 265
Mississippi 51% 12% 28% 8% 1% 141
Missouri 42% 10% 37% 8% 3% 299
Montana 31% 18% 40% 7% 4% 152
Nebraska 40% 11% 40% 7% 2% 128
Nevada 28% 12% 46% 13% 2% 165
New Hampshire 19% 14% 52% 14% 1% 139
New Jersey 32% 14% 39% 13% 2% 387
New Mexico 43% 7% 32% 11% 7% 161
New York 27% 17% 45% 9% 3% 928
North Carolina 43% 12% 35% 8% 2% 473
North Dakota 33% 7% 42% 13% 4% 148
Ohio 36% 13% 40% 7% 4% 504
Oklahoma 40% 9% 42% 7% 2% 175
Oregon 34% 12% 41% 12% 2% 220
Pennsylvania 40% 12% 35% 10% 2% 621
Rhode Island 28% 20% 35% 13% 4% 115
South Carolina 43% 10% 35% 6% 6% 239
South Dakota 33% 16% 41% 7% 2% 147
Tennessee 45% 11% 35% 6% 2% 324
Texas 42% 11% 36% 9% 3% 1,226
Utah 44% 10% 34% 10% 2% 165
Vermont 21% 17% 48% 13% 1% 159
Virginia 39% 13% 37% 9% 3% 442
Washington 32% 17% 34% 14% 3% 359
West Virginia 58% 4% 35% 2% 2% 141
Wisconsin 37% 16% 35% 8% 3% 255
Wyoming 39% 10% 37% 10% 3% 152

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