Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults who pray daily by state (2014) Switch to: State among adults who pray daily by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who pray daily 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 64% 2% 29% 3% 3% 379
Alaska 47% 6% 35% 6% 6% 149
Arizona 48% 6% 40% 3% 3% 362
Arkansas 61% 5% 29% 3% 2% 199
California 46% 9% 35% 7% 3% 1,834
Colorado 50% 8% 36% 3% 4% 247
Connecticut 35% 13% 44% 7% < 1% 168
Delaware 46% 10% 39% 4% 1% 153
District of Columbia 41% 9% 37% 7% 6% 148
Florida 46% 8% 39% 4% 2% 1,131
Georgia 60% 6% 29% 4% 2% 626
Hawaii 37% 12% 44% 4% 3% 159
Idaho 57% 7% 32% 1% 4% 172
Illinois 46% 7% 38% 7% 2% 695
Indiana 57% 6% 30% 3% 3% 359
Iowa 50% 7% 38% 2% 2% 172
Kansas 59% 4% 34% 3% 1% 173
Kentucky 54% 6% 36% 1% 3% 281
Louisiana 52% 5% 38% 3% 2% 317
Maine 44% 6% 43% 4% 3% 109
Maryland 50% 6% 37% 4% 4% 331
Massachusetts 28% 10% 52% 7% 3% 266
Michigan 48% 6% 38% 5% 3% 550
Minnesota 47% 7% 38% 4% 3% 284
Mississippi 58% 7% 27% 5% 3% 234
Missouri 53% 6% 33% 4% 5% 373
Montana 50% 12% 32% 5% 2% 159
Nebraska 52% 9% 32% 6% 2% 177
Nevada 39% 9% 38% 11% 2% 153
New Hampshire 33% 8% 51% 5% 2% 119
New Jersey 41% 6% 42% 8% 3% 458
New Mexico 62% 5% 26% 2% 4% 162
New York 42% 9% 42% 4% 3% 949
North Carolina 54% 6% 33% 4% 3% 658
North Dakota 50% 3% 39% 7% 2% 184
Ohio 47% 8% 39% 4% 3% 680
Oklahoma 47% 5% 40% 5% 3% 267
Oregon 58% 9% 27% 4% 2% 180
Pennsylvania 53% 6% 33% 6% 2% 777
Rhode Island 47% 8% 39% 2% 4% 148
South Carolina 60% 5% 28% 3% 4% 340
South Dakota 48% 8% 40% 3% 1% 174
Tennessee 57% 5% 32% 2% 3% 471
Texas 54% 7% 32% 5% 2% 1,619
Utah 64% 4% 26% 3% 2% 197
Virginia 55% 6% 33% 3% 2% 504
Washington 52% 10% 30% 5% 3% 325
West Virginia 64% 2% 29% 2% 2% 200
Wisconsin 51% 8% 34% 3% 5% 293
Wyoming 52% 7% 36% 1% 4% 173

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