Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults who seldom or never meditate by state (2014) Switch to: State among adults who seldom or never meditate by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who seldom or never meditate 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 36% 5% 54% 1% 4% 187
Alaska 26% 6% 53% 14% 2% 147
Arizona 22% 8% 54% 15% 1% 267
Arkansas 42% 6% 44% 6% 1% 145
California 20% 13% 51% 13% 2% 1,565
Colorado 19% 10% 57% 11% 3% 229
Connecticut 15% 10% 61% 13% 1% 167
Delaware 23% 7% 60% 6% 3% 148
District of Columbia 10% 21% 52% 15% 2% 132
Florida 23% 10% 56% 9% 2% 851
Georgia 35% 9% 47% 8% 1% 384
Hawaii 15% 17% 56% 11% 1% 127
Idaho 23% 6% 65% 6% < 1% 129
Illinois 18% 14% 52% 14% 2% 575
Indiana 27% 8% 50% 12% 3% 310
Iowa 27% 11% 55% 5% 2% 178
Kansas 29% 10% 55% 6% 1% 139
Kentucky 32% 9% 52% 6% 2% 193
Louisiana 36% 8% 48% 6% 2% 188
Maine 15% 14% 63% 7% 1% 152
Maryland 23% 8% 55% 12% 2% 272
Massachusetts 8% 11% 58% 20% 2% 355
Michigan 25% 8% 54% 11% 2% 454
Minnesota 23% 9% 55% 10% 2% 264
Mississippi 46% 5% 36% 10% 2% 107
Missouri 33% 9% 49% 6% 3% 302
Montana 19% 9% 62% 8% 3% 154
Nebraska 31% 5% 55% 9% 1% 136
Nevada 13% 12% 59% 12% 4% 134
New Hampshire 14% 10% 61% 12% 3% 140
New Jersey 20% 9% 58% 10% 2% 421
New Mexico 29% 8% 47% 13% 3% 118
New York 18% 12% 55% 12% 3% 873
North Carolina 30% 11% 48% 9% 2% 386
North Dakota 21% 8% 59% 9% 3% 181
Ohio 24% 9% 58% 8% 1% 481
Oklahoma 32% 8% 52% 7% 1% 147
Oregon 22% 14% 53% 11% 1% 180
Pennsylvania 24% 7% 55% 13% 1% 602
Rhode Island 14% 9% 58% 17% 3% 133
South Carolina 36% 8% 47% 8% 1% 188
South Dakota 29% 9% 54% 7% 1% 143
Tennessee 36% 7% 51% 5% 1% 243
Texas 31% 9% 47% 11% 2% 993
Utah 35% 8% 49% 7% 1% 106
Vermont 11% 13% 59% 14% 2% 164
Virginia 30% 12% 47% 7% 4% 358
Washington 23% 10% 51% 15% 1% 322
West Virginia 42% 7% 49% 2% < 1% 143
Wisconsin 25% 9% 55% 10% 1% 319
Wyoming 28% 12% 49% 7% 4% 140

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