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

% of Evangelical Protestants 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 65% 1% 29% 1% 3% 245
Arizona 58% 7% 32% 1% 2% 171
Arkansas 63% 5% 27% 3% 2% 145
California 62% 4% 28% 4% 2% 718
Colorado 60% 2% 33% 4% 2% 126
Florida 54% 8% 34% 3% 2% 461
Georgia 62% 5% 27% 3% 3% 364
Illinois 55% 6% 30% 7% 2% 272
Indiana 64% 4% 28% 2% 1% 208
Kentucky 55% 5% 38% 1% 1% 213
Louisiana 66% 4% 28% < 1% 2% 120
Maryland 58% 5% 28% 6% 3% 108
Michigan 54% 7% 32% 4% 3% 240
Minnesota 55% 5% 38% 2% < 1% 110
Mississippi 65% 4% 25% 4% 3% 134
Missouri 59% 6% 30% 2% 3% 222
New York 63% 8% 25% 1% 3% 182
North Carolina 61% 4% 30% 2% 3% 345
Ohio 56% 3% 34% 3% 4% 321
Oklahoma 49% 9% 39% 1% 2% 188
Oregon 58% 5% 31% 4% 1% 116
Pennsylvania 67% 5% 25% 3% 1% 248
South Carolina 68% 4% 22% 2% 4% 169
Tennessee 60% 3% 33% 3% 2% 348
Texas 64% 5% 26% 3% 2% 821
Virginia 64% 5% 26% 3% 2% 243
Washington 60% 8% 28% 2% 3% 166
West Virginia 71% 2% 24% 2% 3% 117
Wisconsin 53% 9% 32% 3% 2% 135

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