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

% of whites 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 = 346. 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% 346
Alaska 38% 61% 1% 1% 226
Arizona 40% 55% 3% 2% 463
Arkansas 41% 57% 2% < 1% 229
California 32% 66% 2% 1% 2,098
Colorado 37% 60% 1% 2% 383
Connecticut 31% 68% 1% < 1% 286
Delaware 33% 66% 1% 1% 217
District of Columbia 17% 81% < 1% 1% 124
Florida 34% 64% 1% 1% 1,311
Georgia 45% 53% 1% 1% 576
Hawaii 28% 71% 1% < 1% 141
Idaho 45% 54% 1% < 1% 280
Illinois 33% 65% 1% 1% 975
Indiana 37% 61% 1% 1% 532
Iowa 34% 65% 1% < 1% 304
Kansas 38% 62% < 1% < 1% 255
Kentucky 39% 57% 3% 1% 362
Louisiana 42% 55% 1% 1% 289
Maine 28% 69% 2% 1% 281
Maryland 34% 64% 1% 1% 379
Massachusetts 26% 72% 1% 1% 559
Michigan 36% 61% 2% 1% 755
Minnesota 32% 67% 1% 1% 483
Mississippi 44% 56% < 1% < 1% 187
Missouri 39% 60% 1% < 1% 516
Montana 44% 55% 1% < 1% 278
Nebraska 41% 58% < 1% < 1% 253
Nevada 36% 61% 2% 1% 200
New Hampshire 31% 67% 2% 1% 275
New Jersey 29% 69% 1% 1% 605
New Mexico 45% 51% 2% 2% 168
New York 28% 70% 1% 1% 1,319
North Carolina 41% 57% 2% 1% 712
North Dakota 36% 63% < 1% 1% 307
Ohio 34% 65% 1% 1% 913
Oklahoma 34% 62% 2% 1% 277
Oregon 36% 62% 1% 1% 338
Pennsylvania 37% 61% 1% 1% 1,124
Rhode Island 32% 64% 2% 1% 258
South Carolina 42% 54% 2% 1% 341
South Dakota 42% 57% < 1% 1% 268
Tennessee 43% 54% 2% < 1% 526
Texas 42% 55% 2% 1% 1,379
Utah 40% 57% 2% < 1% 274
Vermont 29% 68% 1% 2% 293
Virginia 42% 56% 1% 1% 632
Washington 35% 62% 2% 1% 542
West Virginia 44% 53% 2% 1% 272
Wisconsin 31% 67% 2% 1% 512
Wyoming 46% 52% 1% < 1% 277

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