Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults with an education level of high school or less by state (2014) Switch to: State among adults with an education level of high school or less by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults with an education level of high school or less 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 = 169. 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 42% 57% 1% 1% 169
Arizona 29% 63% 2% 7% 179
Arkansas 40% 58% 1% 1% 136
California 26% 69% 1% 3% 1,015
Colorado 35% 52% 6% 7% 115
Florida 33% 65% 1% 1% 619
Georgia 36% 62% 1% 1% 321
Illinois 29% 69% < 1% 2% 381
Indiana 30% 67% 2% 1% 262
Iowa 28% 72% < 1% < 1% 107
Kentucky 31% 66% 1% 2% 195
Louisiana 34% 64% 1% 1% 179
Maine 25% 73% < 1% 2% 101
Maryland 27% 71% 1% 2% 149
Massachusetts 21% 74% 4% 1% 175
Michigan 33% 63% 2% 2% 291
Minnesota 30% 69% < 1% 1% 135
Mississippi 38% 58% 1% 3% 109
Missouri 37% 63% < 1% < 1% 211
New Jersey 23% 74% 1% 2% 244
New Mexico 33% 63% 3% 2% 104
New York 26% 72% 1% 2% 553
North Carolina 38% 60% 1% 1% 294
Ohio 29% 69% < 1% 1% 388
Oklahoma 26% 72% 1% 1% 156
Oregon 28% 71% < 1% 1% 101
Pennsylvania 35% 62% 1% 1% 479
South Carolina 39% 59% 1% 2% 180
Tennessee 34% 62% 2% 1% 221
Texas 31% 65% 2% 2% 849
Virginia 39% 58% 1% 2% 201
Washington 30% 68% 1% 1% 174
West Virginia 47% 49% 2% 2% 135
Wisconsin 29% 67% 3% 1% 196

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