Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults who say religion is somewhat important by state (2014) Switch to: State among adults who say religion is somewhat important by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who say religion is somewhat important 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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Arizona 16% 11% 56% 15% 2% 146
California 14% 16% 56% 11% 3% 912
Colorado 15% 20% 53% 10% 3% 135
Connecticut 7% 15% 64% 12% 1% 106
Florida 14% 13% 61% 8% 3% 492
Georgia 20% 12% 56% 10% 2% 187
Illinois 10% 14% 58% 15% 2% 326
Indiana 13% 11% 65% 9% 2% 142
Maryland 19% 13% 59% 8% 1% 164
Massachusetts 5% 14% 64% 15% 1% 189
Michigan 13% 9% 66% 9% 3% 247
Minnesota 9% 14% 67% 8% 3% 153
Missouri 16% 18% 61% 4% 2% 157
New Jersey 11% 12% 63% 11% 3% 247
New York 10% 14% 63% 10% 3% 541
North Carolina 15% 15% 56% 11% 2% 205
Ohio 15% 13% 66% 5% 1% 269
Pennsylvania 10% 12% 64% 11% 2% 340
Tennessee 14% 12% 68% 4% 1% 112
Texas 16% 14% 55% 14% 1% 545
Virginia 12% 15% 64% 8% 1% 198
Washington 12% 19% 56% 12% 1% 165
Wisconsin 18% 12% 59% 8% 2% 178

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