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

% of republicans and Republican 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 52% 3% 41% 1% 3% 268
Alaska 43% 4% 44% 7% 2% 138
Arizona 40% 8% 46% 5% 2% 291
Arkansas 56% 9% 30% 3% 2% 140
California 36% 11% 42% 8% 2% 1,203
Colorado 43% 7% 42% 8% 1% 213
Connecticut 30% 10% 54% 6% < 1% 124
Florida 39% 8% 46% 6% 2% 812
Georgia 54% 5% 33% 6% 2% 416
Idaho 49% 2% 43% 4% 1% 157
Illinois 40% 9% 41% 8% 2% 460
Indiana 47% 6% 42% 4% 1% 286
Iowa 50% 5% 41% 2% 1% 140
Kansas 54% 7% 35% 5% 1% 158
Kentucky 49% 4% 45% 3% < 1% 188
Louisiana 51% 9% 35% 3% 2% 198
Maine 29% 8% 56% 5% 1% 108
Maryland 37% 7% 50% 3% 3% 192
Massachusetts 20% 13% 52% 13% 2% 197
Michigan 44% 7% 41% 6% 2% 336
Minnesota 38% 10% 45% 4% 3% 215
Mississippi 59% 7% 28% 5% 1% 142
Missouri 49% 9% 35% 4% 4% 266
Montana 39% 6% 48% 3% 3% 155
Nebraska 45% 4% 43% 5% 3% 156
Nevada 36% 6% 44% 12% 1% 133
New Hampshire 22% 11% 59% 5% 2% 116
New Jersey 34% 10% 46% 8% 2% 297
New Mexico 54% 6% 31% 6% 3% 106
New York 34% 11% 45% 6% 3% 604
North Carolina 51% 7% 34% 5% 2% 412
North Dakota 35% 4% 52% 7% 2% 176
Ohio 40% 10% 44% 3% 3% 485
Oklahoma 43% 4% 45% 5% 3% 177
Oregon 45% 7% 41% 6% 1% 141
Pennsylvania 45% 6% 40% 6% 2% 546
South Carolina 59% 6% 32% 2% 2% 218
South Dakota 44% 9% 42% 4% 1% 169
Tennessee 57% 5% 32% 4% 2% 333
Texas 50% 7% 37% 6% 1% 1,080
Utah 62% 6% 26% 4% 2% 174
Virginia 45% 9% 38% 6% 1% 389
Washington 46% 11% 35% 6% 2% 236
West Virginia 59% 5% 33% 2% 1% 125
Wisconsin 39% 7% 46% 4% 4% 263
Wyoming 43% 7% 44% 4% 2% 190

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