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

% of the Unaffiliated 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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Alaska < 1% 14% 58% 23% 5% 100
Arizona 8% 14% 58% 16% 4% 164
California 3% 23% 52% 20% 2% 1,042
Colorado 5% 29% 48% 13% 5% 143
Florida 11% 14% 59% 15% 1% 446
Georgia 13% 18% 51% 17% 2% 151
Illinois 4% 15% 60% 18% 2% 256
Indiana 12% 11% 53% 19% 5% 147
Maryland 7% 15% 56% 20% 2% 143
Massachusetts 3% 14% 61% 20% 2% 209
Michigan 7% 12% 65% 13% 3% 207
Minnesota 4% 18% 55% 21% 2% 101
Missouri 9% 15% 57% 14% 5% 130
New Jersey 9% 22% 53% 17% < 1% 148
New York 5% 23% 54% 15% 3% 470
North Carolina 9% 16% 54% 20% 1% 181
Ohio 4% 16% 62% 17% 1% 203
Oregon 4% 22% 53% 22% < 1% 142
Pennsylvania 7% 13% 57% 21% 2% 243
Texas 10% 15% 56% 17% 2% 423
Vermont 1% 16% 58% 25% 1% 120
Virginia 10% 19% 56% 11% 4% 171
Washington 6% 16% 60% 18% 1% 226
Wisconsin 8% 19% 56% 15% 2% 136

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