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

% of adults who attend prayer groups 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 73% 1% 23% 1% 2% 224
Arizona 66% 8% 17% 5% 3% 165
Arkansas 70% 6% 16% 6% 2% 115
California 65% 7% 23% 3% 2% 765
Florida 59% 6% 27% 5% 2% 482
Georgia 78% 4% 15% 2% 1% 312
Illinois 58% 8% 27% 6% 2% 276
Indiana 64% 8% 21% 3% 3% 183
Kentucky 73% 1% 22% 2% 3% 143
Louisiana 57% 7% 30% 3% 3% 155
Maryland 66% 2% 27% 2% 3% 146
Michigan 69% 5% 22% 2% 3% 216
Minnesota 62% 3% 24% 6% 5% 105
Mississippi 63% 11% 22% 4% 1% 139
Missouri 73% 6% 13% 4% 3% 155
New Jersey 60% 4% 27% 6% 4% 166
New York 62% 6% 26% 3% 3% 345
North Carolina 69% 3% 24% 1% 3% 327
Ohio 61% 6% 28% 3% 3% 309
Oklahoma 53% 6% 36% 4% 1% 140
Pennsylvania 68% 3% 23% 4% 1% 300
South Carolina 69% 3% 22% 3% 3% 178
Tennessee 66% 2% 27% 2% 3% 271
Texas 65% 4% 24% 5% 3% 782
Utah 74% 1% 17% 5% 3% 152
Virginia 65% 5% 23% 4% 3% 247
Washington 73% 6% 15% 2% 4% 157
West Virginia 74% 2% 20% 1% 3% 102

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