Sources of guidance on right and wrong among college graduates by state (2014) Switch to: State among college graduates by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of college graduates 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 51% 10% 29% 7% 3% 109
Arizona 32% 12% 41% 12% 3% 157
California 22% 17% 43% 14% 4% 1,000
Colorado 30% 18% 31% 17% 5% 146
Connecticut 17% 25% 48% 10% < 1% 104
Florida 29% 13% 44% 11% 3% 479
Georgia 43% 10% 35% 9% 2% 224
Illinois 27% 13% 44% 14% 2% 351
Indiana 35% 15% 39% 10% 2% 134
Louisiana 39% 10% 37% 10% 4% 115
Maryland 26% 14% 49% 8% 2% 173
Massachusetts 13% 16% 48% 20% 3% 215
Michigan 34% 10% 39% 15% 3% 227
Minnesota 24% 15% 48% 10% 3% 182
Missouri 38% 11% 41% 9% 1% 160
New Jersey 24% 13% 47% 12% 3% 227
New York 22% 19% 44% 12% 4% 499
North Carolina 43% 9% 39% 8% 1% 250
Ohio 32% 11% 43% 9% 4% 264
Oregon 16% 19% 47% 15% 3% 119
Pennsylvania 24% 17% 43% 14% 2% 319
South Carolina 33% 12% 42% 12% 1% 111
Tennessee 41% 16% 33% 10% < 1% 146
Texas 43% 12% 33% 10% 2% 609
Virginia 32% 16% 37% 12% 3% 291
Washington 30% 18% 36% 12% 4% 207
Wisconsin 28% 11% 45% 13% 5% 141

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