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

% of adults who read scripture 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 69% 1% 26% 2% 2% 295
Arizona 62% 6% 27% 3% 3% 246
Arkansas 65% 7% 23% 2% 3% 162
California 62% 7% 25% 4% 3% 1,084
Colorado 65% 4% 25% 3% 3% 152
Florida 53% 8% 33% 4% 2% 702
Georgia 69% 5% 22% 3% 1% 473
Idaho 64% 3% 28% 1% 3% 132
Illinois 56% 7% 28% 6% 2% 409
Indiana 64% 8% 23% 2% 3% 247
Iowa 68% 3% 24% 2% 2% 104
Kansas 75% 4% 20% 1% 1% 109
Kentucky 66% 2% 27% 1% 4% 202
Louisiana 61% 6% 26% 3% 3% 229
Maryland 67% 4% 24% 2% 3% 220
Massachusetts 54% 4% 35% 5% 2% 110
Michigan 63% 5% 27% 1% 2% 332
Minnesota 64% 7% 24% 3% 2% 168
Mississippi 65% 7% 24% 2% 3% 192
Missouri 64% 5% 24% 3% 5% 257
Montana 66% 7% 21% 4% 1% 106
New Jersey 57% 9% 24% 6% 4% 231
New Mexico 67% 6% 19% 2% 6% 115
New York 54% 9% 30% 4% 2% 511
North Carolina 63% 4% 28% 2% 3% 458
Ohio 55% 7% 32% 2% 5% 429
Oklahoma 51% 6% 36% 4% 2% 193
Oregon 65% 6% 21% 4% 3% 121
Pennsylvania 69% 6% 20% 5% 1% 432
South Carolina 66% 4% 24% 1% 5% 252
Tennessee 63% 5% 27% 2% 3% 368
Texas 64% 5% 24% 4% 3% 1,103
Utah 74% 1% 18% 5% 2% 171
Virginia 63% 4% 27% 3% 2% 356
Washington 66% 9% 17% 2% 5% 218
West Virginia 76% 2% 20% 2% < 1% 136
Wisconsin 68% 5% 19% 4% 4% 156
Wyoming 63% 2% 26% 4% 5% 115

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