Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults with some college education by state (2014) Switch to: State among adults with some college education by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults with some college education 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 50% 4% 41% 4% 2% 157
Alaska 24% 6% 51% 14% 6% 102
Arizona 35% 9% 46% 5% 4% 207
California 29% 15% 46% 9% 2% 994
Colorado 27% 14% 52% 6% 1% 148
Florida 30% 10% 51% 7% 2% 572
Georgia 48% 8% 34% 6% 4% 248
Hawaii 25% 16% 48% 9% 2% 113
Idaho 39% 7% 47% 4% 3% 113
Illinois 28% 11% 48% 11% 2% 363
Indiana 34% 6% 50% 7% 3% 171
Iowa 27% 7% 57% 6% 3% 104
Kentucky 39% 13% 40% 5% 4% 110
Louisiana 43% 12% 41% 4% 1% 122
Maryland 34% 8% 47% 9% 1% 151
Massachusetts 23% 10% 51% 14% 2% 147
Michigan 29% 9% 50% 8% 3% 313
Minnesota 28% 13% 46% 9% 5% 155
Mississippi 56% 3% 33% 5% 2% 112
Missouri 36% 10% 42% 6% 5% 186
Nebraska 34% 14% 51% 2% < 1% 100
Nevada 31% 12% 51% 6% < 1% 105
New Jersey 32% 11% 48% 8% 2% 206
New York 21% 15% 54% 7% 4% 509
North Carolina 42% 12% 39% 5% 3% 293
North Dakota 24% 6% 58% 8% 4% 111
Ohio 34% 13% 44% 6% 3% 301
Oklahoma 39% 9% 44% 4% 3% 106
Oregon 30% 17% 43% 8% 2% 127
Pennsylvania 33% 8% 48% 10% 2% 326
South Carolina 48% 8% 39% 2% 3% 134
Tennessee 47% 6% 38% 4% 4% 171
Texas 40% 9% 40% 8% 3% 707
Utah 46% 6% 38% 7% 3% 101
Virginia 39% 9% 43% 5% 4% 170
Washington 30% 11% 48% 9% 2% 228
Wisconsin 32% 10% 47% 9% 2% 183
Wyoming 37% 10% 42% 8% 3% 122

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