Sources of guidance on right and wrong among democrats and Democratic leaners by state (2014) Switch to: State among democrats and Democratic leaners by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of democrats and Democratic leaners 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 48% 6% 38% 7% 1% 181
Alaska 7% 10% 53% 22% 8% 107
Arizona 21% 12% 48% 17% 2% 243
Arkansas 41% 7% 44% 8% 1% 122
California 23% 16% 44% 14% 2% 1,856
Colorado 19% 26% 43% 10% 3% 211
Connecticut 16% 17% 52% 13% 2% 193
Delaware 27% 12% 51% 8% 2% 161
District of Columbia 24% 18% 42% 12% 4% 223
Florida 24% 12% 51% 12% 1% 872
Georgia 37% 13% 40% 8% 2% 396
Hawaii 20% 16% 50% 11% 3% 159
Idaho 17% 11% 59% 11% 2% 111
Illinois 19% 14% 52% 13% 2% 632
Indiana 25% 10% 48% 14% 3% 254
Iowa 23% 16% 51% 7% 2% 136
Kentucky 29% 17% 44% 7% 3% 195
Louisiana 38% 9% 44% 8% 1% 200
Maine 8% 16% 59% 14% 3% 152
Maryland 33% 9% 43% 13% 2% 372
Massachusetts 13% 13% 55% 17% 2% 404
Michigan 24% 10% 52% 11% 3% 470
Minnesota 15% 15% 54% 13% 3% 273
Mississippi 45% 12% 33% 10% < 1% 128
Missouri 28% 13% 47% 8% 4% 271
Montana 19% 17% 51% 12% 1% 107
Nebraska 28% 18% 44% 10% < 1% 112
Nevada 23% 15% 49% 11% 2% 133
New Hampshire 11% 14% 60% 14% 2% 141
New Jersey 23% 13% 49% 13% 3% 444
New Mexico 28% 12% 38% 16% 6% 164
New York 19% 16% 51% 11% 3% 1,025
North Carolina 31% 11% 47% 11% 1% 458
North Dakota 22% 9% 49% 19% 1% 108
Ohio 26% 10% 51% 12% 1% 472
Oklahoma 32% 12% 43% 11% 2% 161
Oregon 19% 17% 48% 16% 1% 207
Pennsylvania 24% 12% 48% 14% 2% 641
Rhode Island 22% 9% 53% 15% 1% 153
South Carolina 32% 12% 45% 9% 2% 188
South Dakota 20% 15% 55% 8% 2% 109
Tennessee 35% 11% 46% 5% 2% 232
Texas 33% 12% 42% 11% 2% 979
Utah 16% 10% 62% 13% < 1% 100
Vermont 11% 17% 55% 16% 1% 178
Virginia 26% 13% 48% 10% 3% 357
Washington 15% 18% 47% 17% 3% 338
West Virginia 50% 6% 40% 2% 2% 139
Wisconsin 22% 17% 46% 15% 1% 242

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