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

% of non-parents 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 = 382. 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 43% 55% 1% 1% 382
Alaska 33% 62% 1% 4% 232
Arizona 36% 58% 3% 3% 509
Arkansas 39% 59% 1% 1% 218
California 28% 69% 1% 1% 2,813
Colorado 36% 59% 2% 3% 352
Connecticut 32% 67% < 1% 1% 290
Delaware 31% 67% 1% 1% 218
District of Columbia 21% 78% 1% 1% 233
Florida 31% 67% 2% 1% 1,578
Georgia 38% 60% 1% 1% 716
Hawaii 24% 74% 1% 1% 245
Idaho 43% 56% 1% < 1% 234
Illinois 30% 67% 1% 1% 1,024
Indiana 35% 62% 2% 1% 500
Iowa 33% 65% 1% < 1% 250
Kansas 34% 66% < 1% < 1% 217
Kentucky 32% 64% 2% 2% 332
Louisiana 35% 61% 1% 2% 335
Maine 25% 72% 1% 1% 239
Maryland 30% 67% 1% 1% 485
Massachusetts 22% 74% 2% 2% 538
Michigan 36% 61% 2% 1% 758
Minnesota 32% 66% < 1% 1% 423
Mississippi 37% 62% < 1% 1% 226
Missouri 35% 64% 1% < 1% 470
Montana 44% 53% 2% 1% 239
Nebraska 39% 60% < 1% 1% 226
Nevada 30% 69% 1% 1% 249
New Hampshire 29% 68% 1% 1% 246
New Jersey 28% 70% 1% 1% 657
New Mexico 32% 62% 3% 3% 250
New York 25% 72% 2% 1% 1,558
North Carolina 37% 61% 2% < 1% 790
North Dakota 36% 63% < 1% 1% 263
Ohio 30% 68% 1% 1% 855
Oklahoma 32% 65% 2% 2% 311
Oregon 34% 64% 1% 1% 323
Pennsylvania 36% 62% 1% 1% 1,070
Rhode Island 32% 63% 3% 1% 251
South Carolina 38% 59% 2% 2% 377
South Dakota 33% 65% 1% 1% 234
Tennessee 40% 57% 2% 1% 504
Texas 34% 62% 2% 1% 1,767
Utah 34% 63% 3% < 1% 215
Vermont 29% 68% 1% 2% 237
Virginia 34% 63% 1% 1% 650
Washington 33% 65% 2% 1% 555
West Virginia 46% 52% 2% 1% 242
Wisconsin 29% 69% 2% < 1% 452
Wyoming 40% 58% 1% 1% 229

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