Sources of guidance on right and wrong among 50-64 year olds by state (2014) Switch to: State among 50-64 year olds by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of 50-64 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 56% 1% 35% 4% 4% 174
Arizona 42% 8% 44% 3% 3% 192
California 33% 11% 42% 11% 3% 1,020
Colorado 36% 8% 44% 7% 6% 138
Connecticut 26% 12% 50% 12% < 1% 106
Florida 37% 9% 46% 6% 2% 562
Georgia 48% 9% 36% 5% 2% 274
Hawaii 22% 11% 58% 6% 3% 111
Idaho 38% 7% 52% 3% < 1% 101
Illinois 31% 10% 49% 9% 1% 370
Indiana 43% 7% 43% 5% 2% 205
Iowa 41% 8% 44% 5% 2% 114
Kentucky 42% 8% 45% 5% < 1% 124
Louisiana 52% 6% 36% 5% 1% 130
Maine 17% 14% 63% 5% 1% 103
Maryland 35% 9% 49% 6% 1% 195
Massachusetts 15% 10% 59% 12% 3% 191
Michigan 37% 7% 45% 8% 3% 310
Minnesota 36% 6% 46% 8% 4% 177
Missouri 40% 6% 45% 3% 6% 194
New Jersey 26% 8% 52% 10% 3% 255
New Mexico 37% 5% 44% 7% 7% 107
New York 28% 10% 50% 8% 4% 556
North Carolina 47% 9% 38% 5% 1% 320
Ohio 36% 10% 47% 5% 2% 361
Oklahoma 44% 5% 42% 4% 5% 127
Oregon 32% 14% 42% 10% 2% 125
Pennsylvania 40% 7% 42% 8% 3% 408
South Carolina 47% 6% 36% 4% 6% 134
Tennessee 56% 5% 35% 3% 2% 211
Texas 48% 9% 35% 6% 2% 717
Virginia 42% 7% 39% 9% 4% 258
Washington 28% 18% 44% 9% 2% 200
Wisconsin 39% 5% 48% 5% 2% 182
Wyoming 41% 11% 42% 2% 4% 106

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