Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults ages 65 and older by state (2014) Switch to: State among adults ages 65 and older by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults ages 65 and older who say…

State There are clear standards for what is right and wrong Right or wrong depends on the situation Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 125. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Alabama 50% 47% 1% 1% 125
Arizona 44% 51% 3% 3% 184
California 31% 65% 1% 3% 964
Colorado 49% 47% < 1% 4% 104
Connecticut 32% 64% < 1% 4% 100
Florida 34% 63% 2% 1% 632
Georgia 46% 48% 2% 4% 225
Illinois 40% 55% 2% 3% 365
Indiana 37% 61% < 1% 1% 178
Kentucky 35% 58% 4% 3% 122
Louisiana 45% 50% 2% 3% 121
Maryland 34% 62% 1% 4% 161
Massachusetts 24% 73% 1% 2% 186
Michigan 40% 57% 1% 2% 258
Minnesota 40% 56% 1% 3% 127
Missouri 44% 56% < 1% 1% 157
New Hampshire 40% 54% 4% 1% 105
New Jersey 27% 68% 3% 2% 258
New York 28% 68% 2% 2% 590
North Carolina 45% 52% < 1% 2% 288
Ohio 31% 66% 2% < 1% 326
Oklahoma 39% 58% < 1% 2% 114
Oregon 30% 65% 2% 3% 124
Pennsylvania 36% 60% 3% 1% 438
Rhode Island 27% 69% 4% < 1% 111
South Carolina 46% 50% 1% 3% 142
Tennessee 44% 51% 1% 4% 195
Texas 40% 54% 3% 3% 528
Virginia 38% 59% 1% 2% 217
Washington 41% 53% 4% 2% 183
Wisconsin 35% 64% 1% < 1% 161

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