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

% of adults who say homosexuality should be discouraged 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 62% 2% 30% 2% 4% 270
Arizona 58% 2% 33% 6% 1% 176
Arkansas 68% 5% 23% 3% 2% 149
California 56% 6% 30% 6% 3% 865
Colorado 63% 7% 23% 5% 3% 124
Florida 53% 4% 37% 4% 2% 580
Georgia 66% 5% 25% 3% 2% 377
Idaho 61% < 1% 34% 1% 5% 112
Illinois 49% 6% 38% 6% 2% 386
Indiana 55% 5% 34% 4% 2% 234
Iowa 52% 4% 40% 2% 2% 122
Kansas 62% 1% 31% 5% 1% 112
Kentucky 62% 1% 33% 3% 1% 206
Louisiana 63% 7% 27% 2% 2% 175
Maryland 60% 2% 36% 1% 2% 164
Michigan 58% 5% 30% 4% 3% 307
Minnesota 52% 4% 40% 3% 1% 178
Mississippi 66% 5% 25% 2% 2% 168
Missouri 63% 4% 25% 4% 4% 231
Montana 55% 1% 33% 4% 6% 107
Nebraska 55% 3% 36% 5% 1% 107
New Jersey 56% 4% 30% 7% 3% 194
New York 50% 6% 35% 7% 2% 419
North Carolina 63% 5% 25% 4% 3% 364
North Dakota 43% 2% 46% 8% 1% 132
Ohio 54% 6% 33% 4% 3% 375
Oklahoma 61% 4% 33% 1% 1% 178
Oregon 59% 7% 24% 8% 2% 109
Pennsylvania 59% 3% 33% 4% 1% 401
South Carolina 64% 4% 25% 2% 5% 206
South Dakota 48% 5% 40% 6% < 1% 104
Tennessee 61% 3% 29% 3% 4% 350
Texas 64% 5% 25% 5% 2% 962
Utah 77% 1% 17% 3% 2% 126
Virginia 61% 4% 30% 3% 2% 288
Washington 61% 3% 28% 3% 4% 182
West Virginia 66% 3% 28% 1% 2% 142
Wisconsin 57% 1% 36% 4% 2% 188
Wyoming 59% 1% 35% 2% 3% 126

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