Sources of guidance on right and wrong among who strongly favor or favor gay marriage by state (2014) Switch to: State among who strongly favor or favor gay marriage by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of who strongly favor or favor gay marriage 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 32% 8% 52% 6% 2% 162
Alaska 18% 11% 49% 17% 6% 176
Arizona 17% 14% 53% 12% 4% 359
Arkansas 26% 14% 49% 10% < 1% 107
California 17% 18% 49% 14% 2% 2,340
Colorado 13% 22% 51% 13% 1% 311
Connecticut 13% 17% 57% 12% 1% 273
Delaware 15% 13% 59% 10% 2% 184
District of Columbia 14% 20% 47% 16% 3% 216
Florida 17% 14% 57% 11% 1% 1,076
Georgia 25% 15% 48% 11% 2% 423
Hawaii 17% 15% 56% 10% 1% 185
Idaho 9% 14% 64% 13% 1% 155
Illinois 17% 16% 51% 15% 2% 753
Indiana 18% 13% 56% 13% 1% 300
Iowa 21% 16% 54% 6% 3% 155
Kansas 22% 15% 51% 10% 3% 142
Kentucky 20% 20% 48% 10% 3% 156
Louisiana 23% 13% 53% 10% 1% 192
Maine 10% 14% 64% 10% 2% 204
Maryland 19% 13% 51% 15% 2% 394
Massachusetts 10% 12% 58% 19% 2% 514
Michigan 15% 11% 59% 12% 3% 506
Minnesota 12% 17% 55% 13% 4% 335
Missouri 20% 14% 53% 10% 3% 321
Montana 15% 18% 54% 11% 2% 163
Nebraska 18% 14% 54% 12% 2% 155
Nevada 15% 16% 55% 11% 3% 170
New Hampshire 7% 17% 62% 13% 1% 202
New Jersey 14% 14% 60% 11% 2% 527
New Mexico 17% 15% 45% 16% 7% 159
New York 13% 18% 56% 11% 3% 1,239
North Carolina 21% 14% 52% 11% 1% 461
North Dakota 19% 10% 51% 15% 4% 154
Ohio 17% 15% 57% 10% 1% 552
Oklahoma 13% 13% 59% 11% 3% 151
Oregon 12% 17% 53% 17% 1% 252
Pennsylvania 18% 13% 52% 15% 2% 719
Rhode Island 20% 13% 51% 14% 2% 192
South Carolina 22% 15% 51% 9% 2% 198
South Dakota 24% 16% 50% 8% 1% 147
Tennessee 22% 16% 53% 8% 1% 221
Texas 23% 14% 49% 13% 2% 1,132
Utah 20% 13% 55% 12% < 1% 147
Vermont 8% 17% 59% 15% 1% 230
Virginia 18% 18% 51% 12% 3% 443
Washington 12% 19% 51% 16% 2% 454
West Virginia 34% 11% 50% 4% 2% 121
Wisconsin 18% 18% 49% 13% 2% 337
Wyoming 17% 18% 48% 11% 5% 151

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