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

% of Catholics 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 24% 8% 51% 14% 4% 127
California 32% 10% 44% 11% 2% 878
Connecticut 22% 15% 57% 6% < 1% 120
Florida 31% 10% 49% 8% 2% 428
Illinois 27% 13% 46% 12% 2% 356
Indiana 27% 14% 45% 11% 4% 123
Louisiana 36% 11% 45% 4% 3% 130
Maryland 38% 5% 49% 7% 1% 103
Massachusetts 19% 10% 55% 14% 1% 238
Michigan 34% 8% 49% 7% 3% 197
Minnesota 26% 13% 48% 10% 3% 128
New Jersey 26% 8% 53% 11% 1% 327
New York 27% 11% 52% 8% 3% 635
Ohio 34% 7% 50% 8% 2% 227
Pennsylvania 30% 7% 50% 11% 3% 355
Rhode Island 20% 8% 61% 6% 5% 146
Texas 34% 8% 42% 14% 3% 540
Virginia 33% 11% 46% 9% 1% 119
Washington 27% 13% 38% 18% 4% 112
Wisconsin 34% 9% 51% 5% 2% 153

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