Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults who say abortion should be illegal in all or most cases by state (2014) Switch to: State among adults who say abortion should be illegal in all or most cases by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who say abortion should be illegal in all or most cases 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 58% 3% 32% 3% 4% 293
Alaska 60% 4% 26% 5% 5% 108
Arizona 51% 6% 35% 6% 2% 288
Arkansas 58% 6% 31% 3% 2% 179
California 50% 7% 31% 10% 2% 1,231
Colorado 53% 4% 31% 6% 5% 174
Connecticut 34% 11% 37% 18% < 1% 100
Delaware 47% 11% 35% 6% 1% 108
Florida 50% 7% 36% 5% 2% 767
Georgia 61% 6% 27% 5% 2% 459
Idaho 54% 4% 36% 5% 1% 155
Illinois 47% 9% 36% 6% 1% 525
Indiana 51% 8% 34% 4% 3% 318
Iowa 51% 7% 38% 3% 2% 157
Kansas 56% 3% 38% 2% 1% 154
Kentucky 52% 5% 38% 4% 1% 244
Louisiana 55% 7% 33% 4% 2% 251
Maryland 49% 9% 35% 4% 2% 194
Massachusetts 28% 10% 53% 7% 3% 148
Michigan 48% 6% 38% 4% 4% 406
Minnesota 46% 8% 41% 3% 3% 243
Mississippi 67% 6% 24% 3% 1% 181
Missouri 56% 9% 29% 4% 3% 309
Montana 57% 10% 29% 3% 2% 130
Nebraska 55% 4% 35% 4% 3% 154
Nevada 48% 7% 35% 6% 4% 105
New Jersey 44% 9% 35% 10% 3% 303
New Mexico 59% 5% 27% 5% 5% 126
New York 44% 11% 35% 8% 2% 596
North Carolina 55% 8% 30% 4% 3% 441
North Dakota 40% 5% 44% 9% 1% 172
Ohio 49% 7% 37% 4% 3% 523
Oklahoma 54% 4% 37% 4% 2% 180
Oregon 53% 6% 34% 4% 2% 140
Pennsylvania 53% 4% 35% 6% 2% 581
South Carolina 58% 6% 33% 2% 2% 246
South Dakota 48% 9% 38% 4% 1% 145
Tennessee 59% 6% 29% 3% 3% 363
Texas 57% 6% 29% 6% 2% 1,257
Utah 67% 1% 25% 4% 2% 169
Virginia 55% 8% 33% 3% 1% 346
Washington 59% 7% 26% 5% 2% 243
West Virginia 58% 3% 36% 1% 1% 173
Wisconsin 48% 6% 38% 6% 2% 270
Wyoming 53% 4% 37% 1% 4% 153

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