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

% of conservatives 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 59% 4% 32% 3% 2% 267
Alaska 43% 3% 42% 5% 6% 115
Arizona 48% 6% 39% 4% 3% 264
Arkansas 63% 6% 27% 2% 2% 130
California 45% 8% 36% 8% 2% 1,134
Colorado 49% 3% 40% 5% 3% 170
Connecticut 24% 11% 53% 12% 1% 110
Florida 47% 7% 39% 5% 2% 760
Georgia 58% 5% 30% 5% 2% 417
Idaho 54% 3% 39% 4% < 1% 138
Illinois 43% 7% 42% 7% 2% 459
Indiana 52% 4% 38% 3% 2% 276
Iowa 45% 9% 40% 4% 2% 142
Kansas 56% 3% 35% 5% 1% 132
Kentucky 58% 4% 35% 4% < 1% 189
Louisiana 53% 6% 35% 3% 2% 234
Maryland 50% 4% 41% 3% 3% 170
Massachusetts 24% 9% 53% 11% 2% 160
Michigan 47% 6% 41% 5% 1% 342
Minnesota 44% 7% 43% 3% 4% 192
Mississippi 70% 3% 22% 3% 2% 150
Missouri 55% 7% 29% 6% 3% 251
Montana 45% 6% 42% 3% 4% 138
Nebraska 44% 6% 44% 5% 1% 132
Nevada 36% 8% 45% 8% 4% 116
New Hampshire 27% 14% 52% 5% 2% 102
New Jersey 45% 6% 36% 9% 4% 271
New Mexico 60% 5% 24% 8% 3% 106
New York 38% 7% 45% 7% 3% 606
North Carolina 58% 4% 33% 3% 1% 411
North Dakota 44% 3% 46% 7% < 1% 161
Ohio 46% 8% 40% 4% 2% 456
Oklahoma 52% 2% 40% 4% 2% 162
Oregon 45% 5% 44% 4% 1% 125
Pennsylvania 50% 6% 35% 7% 1% 498
South Carolina 64% 4% 26% 3% 3% 218
South Dakota 48% 8% 38% 6% < 1% 139
Tennessee 60% 4% 29% 4% 3% 322
Texas 54% 6% 32% 5% 2% 1,050
Utah 63% 4% 28% 1% 4% 150
Virginia 52% 5% 36% 5% 2% 344
Washington 52% 8% 32% 7% 1% 215
West Virginia 61% 2% 34% 2% 2% 139
Wisconsin 49% 6% 39% 4% 3% 247
Wyoming 52% 3% 39% 2% 3% 143

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