Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults with some college education by state (2014) Switch to: State among adults with some college education by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults with some college education 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 = 157. 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 46% 53% 1% 1% 157
Alaska 52% 46% 1% < 1% 102
Arizona 46% 50% 4% < 1% 207
California 32% 65% 2% 1% 994
Colorado 35% 64% < 1% 1% 148
Florida 29% 68% 2% 1% 572
Georgia 39% 60% 1% < 1% 248
Hawaii 38% 59% 1% 2% 113
Idaho 43% 56% 1% < 1% 113
Illinois 30% 67% 2% 1% 363
Indiana 40% 59% < 1% 1% 171
Iowa 37% 61% 2% < 1% 104
Kentucky 44% 52% 4% < 1% 110
Louisiana 45% 50% 1% 3% 122
Maryland 26% 73% < 1% 1% 151
Massachusetts 29% 68% 2% 1% 147
Michigan 41% 58% 1% < 1% 313
Minnesota 32% 67% 1% < 1% 155
Mississippi 44% 55% 1% 1% 112
Missouri 36% 62% 2% < 1% 186
Nebraska 34% 66% < 1% < 1% 100
Nevada 34% 66% < 1% < 1% 105
New Jersey 31% 68% 1% 1% 206
New York 26% 72% 2% 1% 509
North Carolina 34% 63% 2% 1% 293
North Dakota 34% 66% < 1% < 1% 111
Ohio 32% 66% 2% < 1% 301
Oklahoma 35% 63% 2% < 1% 106
Oregon 46% 53% 1% < 1% 127
Pennsylvania 39% 61% < 1% 1% 326
South Carolina 38% 58% 3% 1% 134
Tennessee 46% 52% 3% < 1% 171
Texas 36% 61% 2% 1% 707
Utah 45% 53% 2% < 1% 101
Virginia 35% 64% 1% 1% 170
Washington 33% 64% 2% 1% 228
Wisconsin 29% 71% < 1% < 1% 183
Wyoming 40% 59% 1% < 1% 122

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