Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe by state (2014) Switch to: State among adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe 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 50% 5% 41% 2% 2% 148
Arizona 33% 8% 49% 8% 1% 129
California 28% 8% 49% 12% 3% 732
Florida 29% 7% 55% 7% 1% 479
Georgia 47% 6% 39% 5% 3% 240
Illinois 27% 8% 55% 10% < 1% 310
Indiana 25% 5% 58% 9% 3% 167
Kentucky 40% 8% 47% 1% 4% 127
Louisiana 48% 4% 45% 2% 1% 119
Maryland 32% 4% 53% 9% 2% 161
Massachusetts 12% 10% 65% 13% 1% 158
Michigan 27% 4% 58% 7% 3% 224
Minnesota 25% 6% 58% 6% 4% 132
Missouri 32% 8% 52% 4% 4% 161
New Jersey 26% 5% 59% 8% 3% 223
New York 23% 10% 55% 9% 3% 445
North Carolina 39% 6% 45% 7% 3% 218
Ohio 31% 7% 55% 8% < 1% 275
Oklahoma 29% 10% 51% 9% 1% 113
Pennsylvania 25% 4% 56% 12% 3% 308
South Carolina 55% 5% 37% 2% 1% 118
Tennessee 45% 1% 51% < 1% 3% 148
Texas 37% 6% 45% 10% 2% 544
Virginia 41% 4% 47% 7% 1% 161
Washington 25% 6% 63% 5% 1% 140
Wisconsin 25% 11% 56% 8% < 1% 133

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