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

% of women 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 59% 2% 33% 3% 3% 255
Alaska 30% 8% 44% 11% 7% 158
Arizona 36% 7% 46% 8% 3% 301
Arkansas 56% 4% 36% 4% < 1% 148
California 33% 12% 43% 10% 3% 1,829
Colorado 30% 13% 46% 7% 3% 221
Connecticut 23% 14% 54% 7% 1% 187
Delaware 31% 12% 51% 5% 1% 174
District of Columbia 33% 16% 39% 9% 4% 157
Florida 36% 9% 46% 7% 2% 969
Georgia 53% 7% 31% 7% 1% 499
Hawaii 27% 12% 54% 4% 4% 151
Idaho 41% 5% 46% 7% 2% 165
Illinois 33% 11% 44% 10% 1% 670
Indiana 41% 8% 41% 7% 2% 324
Iowa 38% 9% 46% 4% 3% 155
Kansas 39% 8% 45% 7% 1% 136
Kentucky 47% 8% 37% 6% 2% 229
Louisiana 51% 7% 38% 4% < 1% 234
Maine 25% 14% 52% 7% 2% 167
Maryland 36% 9% 42% 11% 2% 319
Massachusetts 16% 12% 55% 15% 2% 356
Michigan 36% 7% 48% 6% 2% 505
Minnesota 30% 11% 50% 6% 4% 290
Mississippi 47% 10% 34% 8% 1% 156
Missouri 41% 9% 41% 6% 3% 318
Montana 34% 8% 50% 8% 1% 138
Nebraska 37% 9% 46% 8% 1% 158
Nevada 38% 5% 44% 10% 3% 131
New Hampshire 16% 14% 58% 11% 1% 161
New Jersey 30% 9% 52% 7% 3% 460
New Mexico 45% 10% 31% 10% 5% 159
New York 30% 12% 48% 7% 3% 1,088
North Carolina 44% 9% 37% 8% 2% 513
North Dakota 39% 3% 46% 11% 1% 147
Ohio 36% 10% 47% 6% 1% 599
Oklahoma 39% 9% 40% 9% 2% 197
Oregon 36% 11% 43% 10% 1% 212
Pennsylvania 39% 8% 44% 7% 2% 733
Rhode Island 31% 8% 49% 8% 4% 162
South Carolina 52% 6% 35% 3% 4% 269
South Dakota 36% 8% 47% 8% 2% 150
Tennessee 45% 7% 41% 5% 2% 324
Texas 45% 8% 37% 7% 2% 1,210
Utah 48% 6% 37% 7% 2% 143
Vermont 19% 13% 58% 8% 1% 144
Virginia 43% 10% 39% 7% 2% 417
Washington 32% 13% 45% 8% 2% 370
West Virginia 56% 6% 35% 1% 2% 159
Wisconsin 36% 12% 39% 9% 3% 289
Wyoming 39% 6% 43% 6% 6% 151

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