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

% of married adults 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 = 284. 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% 48% 1% < 1% 284
Alaska 47% 51% 1% 1% 156
Arizona 48% 47% 2% 3% 318
Arkansas 47% 52% 1% < 1% 156
California 34% 63% 2% 2% 1,712
Colorado 41% 56% 1% 2% 287
Connecticut 39% 60% 1% < 1% 186
Delaware 31% 67% 1% 2% 148
District of Columbia 23% 75% 2% < 1% 106
Florida 39% 59% 2% 1% 987
Georgia 46% 53% 1% 1% 486
Hawaii 34% 65% < 1% < 1% 135
Idaho 49% 50% 1% < 1% 197
Illinois 36% 62% 1% 1% 666
Indiana 41% 58% 1% 1% 329
Iowa 37% 62% 1% < 1% 192
Kansas 40% 60% < 1% < 1% 172
Kentucky 49% 47% 2% 1% 223
Louisiana 51% 47% 1% 1% 212
Maine 30% 68% 1% 1% 158
Maryland 38% 60% 2% < 1% 319
Massachusetts 27% 71% < 1% 1% 335
Michigan 41% 57% 1% < 1% 501
Minnesota 37% 61% 1% 1% 309
Mississippi 54% 45% < 1% 1% 147
Missouri 44% 56% 1% < 1% 314
Montana 49% 49% 1% 1% 184
Nebraska 43% 56% < 1% 1% 169
Nevada 37% 62% 1% < 1% 145
New Hampshire 39% 59% 1% < 1% 154
New Jersey 34% 64% 1% 1% 462
New Mexico 37% 55% 3% 5% 143
New York 31% 67% 1% 1% 920
North Carolina 43% 55% 1% 1% 565
North Dakota 49% 51% < 1% < 1% 184
Ohio 40% 58% 1% < 1% 582
Oklahoma 38% 60% 1% 1% 202
Oregon 43% 56% 1% < 1% 209
Pennsylvania 43% 56% 1% 1% 706
Rhode Island 41% 58% 1% < 1% 147
South Carolina 48% 50% 2% 1% 252
South Dakota 47% 53% < 1% < 1% 161
Tennessee 48% 48% 3% 1% 382
Texas 41% 56% 1% 1% 1,347
Utah 49% 48% 2% 1% 182
Vermont 25% 72% 1% 2% 170
Virginia 43% 55% 1% 1% 511
Washington 42% 56% 1% < 1% 346
West Virginia 51% 48% 1% < 1% 145
Wisconsin 39% 59% 2% < 1% 348
Wyoming 51% 48% < 1% < 1% 176

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