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

% of adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups 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 31% 6% 51% 7% 4% 190
Alaska 17% 10% 56% 13% 4% 211
Arizona 18% 11% 53% 14% 3% 388
Arkansas 27% 9% 58% 6% < 1% 129
California 14% 17% 52% 15% 3% 2,338
Colorado 14% 20% 51% 11% 3% 319
Connecticut 11% 16% 60% 12% 1% 265
Delaware 20% 14% 56% 8% 2% 181
District of Columbia 16% 20% 44% 16% 4% 197
Florida 17% 12% 58% 11% 2% 1,213
Georgia 22% 12% 53% 11% 2% 455
Hawaii 10% 17% 59% 13% 2% 192
Idaho 13% 10% 67% 10% < 1% 171
Illinois 16% 14% 55% 13% 2% 823
Indiana 18% 8% 57% 13% 3% 344
Iowa 15% 14% 63% 6% 3% 202
Kansas 17% 13% 57% 10% 3% 163
Kentucky 21% 14% 55% 8% 2% 209
Louisiana 24% 13% 54% 9% 1% 212
Maine 11% 13% 63% 11% 2% 239
Maryland 17% 9% 55% 16% 2% 398
Massachusetts 10% 12% 59% 17% 2% 542
Michigan 16% 10% 61% 10% 3% 589
Minnesota 13% 13% 61% 11% 2% 346
Mississippi 29% 7% 52% 11% 1% 100
Missouri 20% 14% 53% 9% 5% 369
Montana 12% 14% 61% 10% 3% 198
Nebraska 18% 11% 62% 8% 1% 169
Nevada 13% 15% 58% 11% 3% 198
New Hampshire 7% 16% 63% 11% 3% 219
New Jersey 15% 13% 57% 13% 2% 559
New Mexico 21% 11% 47% 17% 4% 190
New York 13% 15% 58% 11% 3% 1,319
North Carolina 20% 12% 55% 11% 2% 497
North Dakota 18% 7% 58% 13% 3% 210
Ohio 19% 11% 59% 9% 2% 643
Oklahoma 27% 13% 50% 8% 2% 178
Oregon 13% 15% 55% 15% 1% 272
Pennsylvania 17% 10% 56% 14% 3% 845
Rhode Island 12% 12% 59% 14% 2% 213
South Carolina 26% 13% 50% 8% 3% 209
South Dakota 23% 13% 54% 9% 1% 182
Tennessee 23% 13% 56% 6% 2% 257
Texas 23% 12% 51% 12% 2% 1,244
Utah 11% 10% 68% 10% 1% 122
Vermont 9% 14% 59% 16% 2% 241
Virginia 19% 15% 53% 11% 2% 484
Washington 10% 16% 57% 15% 2% 446
West Virginia 30% 10% 56% 4% 1% 145
Wisconsin 19% 12% 55% 12% 2% 387
Wyoming 16% 15% 53% 12% 4% 183

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