Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults who say homosexuality should be accepted by state (2014) Switch to: State among adults who say homosexuality should be accepted by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who say homosexuality should be accepted 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 36% 7% 50% 6% 1% 197
Alaska 14% 9% 54% 17% 6% 192
Arizona 20% 13% 51% 13% 3% 411
Arkansas 24% 10% 56% 8% 1% 137
California 18% 17% 48% 14% 2% 2,580
Colorado 16% 20% 51% 11% 1% 337
Connecticut 14% 16% 57% 11% 1% 291
Delaware 18% 13% 57% 10% 2% 209
District of Columbia 18% 20% 43% 15% 4% 231
Florida 20% 13% 54% 10% 2% 1,283
Georgia 30% 12% 46% 10% 2% 522
Hawaii 15% 17% 55% 11% 1% 214
Idaho 17% 13% 59% 11% 1% 185
Illinois 18% 15% 51% 14% 2% 850
Indiana 21% 12% 53% 12% 1% 359
Iowa 22% 16% 54% 5% 3% 184
Kansas 22% 14% 54% 7% 2% 170
Kentucky 20% 19% 49% 8% 3% 186
Louisiana 29% 13% 49% 8% 1% 247
Maine 11% 14% 63% 10% 1% 218
Maryland 20% 12% 51% 15% 2% 435
Massachusetts 11% 13% 57% 18% 2% 574
Michigan 18% 10% 59% 11% 3% 595
Minnesota 13% 16% 56% 12% 3% 362
Mississippi 26% 13% 45% 13% 3% 121
Missouri 20% 15% 53% 8% 4% 371
Montana 15% 15% 57% 11% 2% 186
Nebraska 22% 14% 53% 10% 2% 188
Nevada 16% 13% 54% 14% 3% 207
New Hampshire 7% 16% 63% 12% 2% 218
New Jersey 18% 13% 56% 11% 2% 627
New Mexico 19% 13% 46% 15% 6% 189
New York 15% 17% 55% 10% 2% 1,396
North Carolina 25% 13% 52% 9% 1% 551
North Dakota 24% 9% 51% 13% 3% 183
Ohio 20% 14% 55% 9% 1% 660
Oklahoma 18% 13% 54% 12% 3% 180
Oregon 16% 15% 54% 14% 1% 278
Pennsylvania 21% 12% 51% 14% 2% 858
Rhode Island 20% 13% 54% 11% 2% 224
South Carolina 32% 13% 46% 8% 1% 251
South Dakota 24% 16% 52% 7% 2% 181
Tennessee 25% 14% 53% 6% 1% 262
Texas 25% 12% 49% 12% 2% 1,366
Utah 21% 12% 57% 11% < 1% 169
Vermont 7% 17% 60% 15% 1% 238
Virginia 23% 15% 49% 10% 3% 538
Washington 15% 18% 51% 15% 2% 497
West Virginia 33% 9% 52% 4% 2% 143
Wisconsin 20% 16% 49% 11% 2% 383
Wyoming 17% 18% 48% 11% 6% 164

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