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

% of men 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 = 256. 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% 52% 1% < 1% 256
Alaska 42% 52% 3% 2% 152
Arizona 39% 55% 3% 4% 352
Arkansas 39% 59% 2% 1% 163
California 30% 67% 2% 1% 1,868
Colorado 36% 58% 4% 1% 283
Connecticut 34% 66% < 1% < 1% 190
Delaware 29% 69% < 1% 2% 127
District of Columbia 26% 73% < 1% 1% 146
Florida 33% 64% 1% 1% 1,051
Georgia 37% 60% 2% < 1% 469
Hawaii 30% 68% 1% < 1% 161
Idaho 42% 57% 1% < 1% 155
Illinois 32% 66% 1% 1% 656
Indiana 39% 59% 2% 1% 330
Iowa 36% 62% 1% < 1% 175
Kansas 40% 60% < 1% < 1% 171
Kentucky 38% 60% 1% < 1% 210
Louisiana 43% 55% 1% 1% 231
Maine 31% 67% 1% 1% 136
Maryland 30% 66% 2% 2% 325
Massachusetts 27% 69% 2% 2% 348
Michigan 36% 61% 1% 1% 477
Minnesota 33% 66% 1% < 1% 273
Mississippi 40% 58% 1% 1% 153
Missouri 37% 63% < 1% < 1% 324
Montana 47% 50% 2% 1% 174
Nebraska 44% 55% < 1% 1% 154
Nevada 31% 67% 1% 1% 183
New Hampshire 36% 60% 2% 2% 142
New Jersey 31% 67% 1% 1% 426
New Mexico 37% 56% 4% 3% 153
New York 27% 70% 2% 2% 878
North Carolina 40% 58% 1% 1% 509
North Dakota 41% 58% < 1% 1% 191
Ohio 36% 62% 2% 1% 533
Oklahoma 40% 58% 2% < 1% 194
Oregon 37% 61% 1% 1% 207
Pennsylvania 37% 61% 1% 1% 633
Rhode Island 43% 52% 5% < 1% 143
South Carolina 41% 57% 2% < 1% 226
South Dakota 39% 61% < 1% < 1% 155
Tennessee 47% 51% 2% 1% 337
Texas 35% 61% 3% 1% 1,325
Utah 44% 54% 2% 1% 172
Vermont 27% 68% 1% 3% 162
Virginia 42% 56% 2% 1% 465
Washington 37% 61% 1% 1% 344
West Virginia 46% 51% 3% < 1% 150
Wisconsin 31% 66% 1% 1% 311
Wyoming 46% 51% 1% 1% 165

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