Sources of guidance on right and wrong among 30-49 year olds by state (2014) Switch to: State among 30-49 year olds by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of 30-49 year olds who say they look to…most for guidance on right and wrong

State Religion Philosophy/reason Common sense Science Don't know Sample Size
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Alabama 44% 7% 44% 3% 2% 136
Arizona 28% 9% 46% 14% 3% 154
California 31% 12% 43% 12% 2% 961
Colorado 24% 16% 52% 5% 2% 173
Connecticut 18% 15% 54% 11% 1% 105
District of Columbia 23% 15% 41% 15% 6% 106
Florida 30% 10% 48% 10% 2% 476
Georgia 44% 6% 39% 9% 3% 264
Illinois 31% 10% 43% 14% 2% 349
Indiana 35% 10% 49% 5% 1% 170
Kentucky 48% 7% 39% 3% 3% 130
Louisiana 42% 12% 39% 6% 2% 129
Maryland 27% 7% 47% 15% 4% 186
Massachusetts 14% 11% 57% 18% 1% 201
Michigan 28% 11% 51% 8% 2% 224
Minnesota 21% 13% 56% 7% 3% 167
Mississippi 44% 7% 36% 9% 3% 107
Missouri 36% 13% 41% 6% 4% 163
New Jersey 22% 12% 48% 16% 1% 243
New York 23% 15% 50% 9% 2% 479
North Carolina 41% 9% 41% 7% 1% 260
Ohio 30% 11% 49% 8% 2% 267
Oregon 23% 14% 50% 12% < 1% 111
Pennsylvania 32% 7% 46% 13% 2% 330
South Carolina 50% 7% 34% 5% 4% 127
Tennessee 42% 6% 42% 5% 5% 153
Texas 40% 8% 39% 10% 2% 751
Virginia 37% 14% 39% 8% 2% 249
Washington 28% 12% 45% 12% 3% 187
Wisconsin 28% 15% 46% 7% 4% 148

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