Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults who say humans always existed in present form by state (2014) Switch to: State among adults who say humans always existed in present form by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who say humans always existed in present form 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% 3% 240
Arizona 52% 5% 35% 6% 2% 213
Arkansas 62% 5% 30% 2% 2% 143
California 51% 5% 37% 6% 1% 962
Colorado 57% 7% 31% 3% 2% 150
Florida 53% 6% 36% 4% 1% 651
Georgia 60% 3% 31% 3% 3% 376
Idaho 59% 1% 38% 2% 1% 118
Illinois 48% 6% 37% 7% 1% 389
Indiana 60% 3% 32% 3% 2% 242
Iowa 55% 1% 41% 4% < 1% 101
Kansas 66% 1% 33% < 1% < 1% 123
Kentucky 58% 3% 36% 2% 1% 195
Louisiana 64% 5% 29% 1% 1% 173
Maryland 62% 4% 33% 2% < 1% 163
Massachusetts 29% 5% 61% 4% < 1% 117
Michigan 55% 5% 34% 4% 2% 335
Minnesota 55% 5% 35% 4% 2% 182
Mississippi 64% 7% 24% 2% 3% 165
Missouri 57% 6% 31% 3% 2% 235
Montana 59% 3% 33% 4% 2% 105
Nebraska 52% 4% 37% 5% 2% 100
New Jersey 53% 4% 34% 7% 3% 242
New York 41% 10% 42% 5% 2% 535
North Carolina 63% 4% 29% 2% 2% 357
North Dakota 46% 1% 43% 7% 3% 125
Ohio 51% 4% 38% 5% 2% 397
Oklahoma 55% 6% 33% 5% < 1% 165
Oregon 57% 2% 37% 4% < 1% 111
Pennsylvania 56% 4% 35% 5% 1% 464
South Carolina 60% 5% 30% 3% 2% 214
South Dakota 57% 3% 38% 2% < 1% 119
Tennessee 60% 4% 31% 3% 3% 317
Texas 58% 6% 28% 6% 2% 959
Utah 64% 4% 27% 3% 1% 117
Virginia 61% 3% 30% 5% 2% 284
Washington 61% 8% 27% 1% 2% 190
West Virginia 69% 3% 27% < 1% 1% 142
Wisconsin 59% 5% 30% 3% 3% 190
Wyoming 61% 4% 32% < 1% 3% 106

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