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

% of women 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 = 255. 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 40% 58% 1% 1% 255
Alaska 28% 69% 1% 3% 158
Arizona 37% 59% 2% 3% 301
Arkansas 40% 59% 1% < 1% 148
California 28% 69% 1% 2% 1,829
Colorado 37% 59% < 1% 4% 221
Connecticut 27% 69% 2% 1% 187
Delaware 31% 68% < 1% < 1% 174
District of Columbia 19% 77% 4% 1% 157
Florida 31% 67% 2% < 1% 969
Georgia 39% 60% 1% 1% 499
Hawaii 24% 74% 1% 1% 151
Idaho 41% 58% 1% < 1% 165
Illinois 28% 69% 2% 1% 670
Indiana 31% 68% < 1% 1% 324
Iowa 29% 71% < 1% < 1% 155
Kansas 34% 66% < 1% < 1% 136
Kentucky 37% 57% 3% 2% 229
Louisiana 34% 62% 1% 3% 234
Maine 25% 71% 3% 1% 167
Maryland 30% 70% < 1% < 1% 319
Massachusetts 22% 75% 2% 1% 356
Michigan 35% 62% 2% 1% 505
Minnesota 30% 69% < 1% 1% 290
Mississippi 36% 61% < 1% 2% 156
Missouri 36% 62% 2% < 1% 318
Montana 37% 62% 1% < 1% 138
Nebraska 34% 64% < 1% 1% 158
Nevada 29% 69% 1% 1% 131
New Hampshire 28% 71% 1% < 1% 161
New Jersey 24% 74% 1% 1% 460
New Mexico 31% 64% 3% 2% 159
New York 25% 73% 1% 1% 1,088
North Carolina 33% 65% 1% 1% 513
North Dakota 32% 67% < 1% 1% 147
Ohio 29% 70% < 1% 1% 599
Oklahoma 25% 72% 1% 2% 197
Oregon 34% 65% 1% < 1% 212
Pennsylvania 34% 64% 1% 1% 733
Rhode Island 27% 71% 1% 2% 162
South Carolina 36% 60% 2% 2% 269
South Dakota 39% 59% 2% 1% 150
Tennessee 35% 62% 2% 1% 324
Texas 34% 64% 1% 1% 1,210
Utah 34% 64% 2% < 1% 143
Vermont 27% 70% 1% 1% 144
Virginia 32% 66% 1% 2% 417
Washington 30% 68% 1% 1% 370
West Virginia 41% 56% 1% 3% 159
Wisconsin 28% 70% 2% < 1% 289
Wyoming 39% 60% < 1% 1% 151

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