Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults who meditate at least once a week by state (2014) Switch to: State among adults who meditate at least once a week by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who meditate 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 66% 2% 24% 6% 2% 264
Alaska 38% 12% 31% 11% 9% 111
Arizona 45% 11% 34% 4% 5% 302
Arkansas 56% 10% 30% 3% 1% 130
California 39% 12% 36% 10% 3% 1,559
Colorado 41% 20% 28% 6% 4% 199
Connecticut 29% 17% 43% 8% 2% 140
Delaware 39% 11% 45% 3% 2% 111
District of Columbia 42% 6% 37% 6% 8% 129
Florida 42% 11% 39% 6% 2% 897
Georgia 56% 8% 30% 5% 2% 452
Hawaii 29% 9% 52% 6% 5% 140
Idaho 46% 9% 34% 7% 4% 141
Illinois 41% 10% 39% 8% 3% 573
Indiana 45% 9% 40% 3% 3% 266
Iowa 47% 10% 37% 3% 2% 114
Kansas 51% 6% 33% 7% 2% 121
Kentucky 53% 8% 33% 4% 2% 185
Louisiana 52% 8% 35% 3% 2% 221
Maine 25% 15% 47% 10% 2% 105
Maryland 48% 10% 33% 6% 4% 271
Massachusetts 23% 14% 53% 8% 3% 234
Michigan 44% 7% 40% 4% 4% 400
Minnesota 35% 16% 40% 7% 3% 221
Mississippi 54% 9% 31% 4% 2% 158
Missouri 44% 10% 35% 7% 4% 251
Montana 47% 16% 25% 9% 4% 107
Nebraska 45% 14% 30% 8% 3% 128
Nevada 40% 11% 37% 10% 2% 130
New Hampshire 24% 16% 48% 11% 2% 107
New Jersey 37% 9% 40% 11% 3% 333
New Mexico 50% 9% 25% 9% 7% 144
New York 35% 14% 42% 6% 3% 778
North Carolina 50% 7% 36% 4% 2% 497
North Dakota 42% 4% 37% 13% 3% 114
Ohio 46% 10% 37% 3% 4% 487
Oklahoma 42% 10% 39% 6% 3% 204
Oregon 42% 8% 34% 12% 3% 168
Pennsylvania 47% 9% 34% 7% 2% 567
Rhode Island 43% 15% 36% 4% 2% 133
South Carolina 56% 7% 28% 4% 6% 252
South Dakota 45% 12% 38% 4% 2% 118
Tennessee 56% 8% 30% 3% 4% 334
Texas 49% 9% 32% 7% 3% 1,204
Utah 55% 5% 31% 7% 2% 149
Virginia 44% 10% 38% 6% 2% 364
Washington 36% 17% 36% 7% 4% 297
West Virginia 63% 4% 25% 5% 3% 121
Wisconsin 47% 16% 26% 8% 3% 190
Wyoming 48% 9% 31% 6% 5% 140

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