Sources of guidance on right and wrong among Non-Christians by state (2014) Switch to: State among Non-Christians by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of Non-Christians 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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Alaska < 1% 13% 61% 20% 5% 123
Arizona 7% 15% 57% 17% 4% 205
California 6% 22% 51% 19% 3% 1,408
Colorado 5% 30% 45% 15% 5% 181
Connecticut 4% 18% 61% 15% 2% 126
District of Columbia 8% 21% 40% 24% 6% 115
Florida 10% 15% 59% 13% 2% 605
Georgia 13% 17% 53% 16% 1% 187
Hawaii 9% 11% 65% 11% 3% 127
Illinois 7% 17% 56% 18% 3% 349
Indiana 12% 12% 53% 17% 6% 162
Maine 2% 16% 68% 12% 1% 112
Maryland 10% 16% 53% 19% 2% 211
Massachusetts 3% 15% 59% 21% 3% 292
Michigan 7% 11% 63% 15% 3% 265
Minnesota 7% 18% 53% 18% 4% 130
Missouri 10% 17% 53% 14% 5% 156
Montana 6% 19% 57% 13% 6% 110
Nevada 3% 18% 64% 13% 1% 107
New Hampshire 2% 17% 58% 18% 5% 115
New Jersey 14% 18% 51% 16% 1% 275
New York 10% 21% 52% 14% 3% 744
North Carolina 11% 15% 53% 19% 2% 226
Ohio 7% 18% 59% 15% 1% 269
Oregon 7% 20% 50% 22% 1% 175
Pennsylvania 11% 14% 54% 19% 2% 329
South Carolina 22% 20% 45% 13% < 1% 101
Tennessee 12% 18% 60% 4% 5% 109
Texas 12% 16% 53% 17% 2% 556
Vermont 4% 15% 57% 22% 3% 150
Virginia 11% 20% 52% 13% 4% 238
Washington 7% 16% 57% 18% 1% 270
Wisconsin 9% 18% 52% 19% 3% 161

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