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

% of baby Boomers 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% 2% 34% 4% 4% 206
Alaska 31% 11% 35% 18% 5% 115
Arizona 43% 7% 43% 4% 3% 240
Arkansas 52% 7% 33% 6% 1% 120
California 32% 12% 42% 11% 3% 1,305
Colorado 37% 10% 41% 6% 5% 171
Connecticut 28% 12% 49% 11% < 1% 133
Delaware 30% 18% 47% 4% 1% 116
Florida 36% 9% 47% 6% 2% 757
Georgia 49% 9% 35% 5% 2% 342
Hawaii 21% 12% 61% 5% 2% 141
Idaho 38% 6% 50% 6% < 1% 126
Illinois 31% 10% 49% 8% 2% 470
Indiana 43% 7% 42% 5% 2% 250
Iowa 39% 9% 45% 4% 2% 138
Kansas 36% 8% 48% 5% 2% 120
Kentucky 43% 7% 45% 5% 1% 167
Louisiana 49% 6% 39% 4% 1% 165
Maine 18% 12% 63% 4% 2% 131
Maryland 34% 8% 50% 7% 1% 242
Massachusetts 16% 10% 60% 11% 2% 241
Michigan 37% 7% 45% 8% 3% 392
Minnesota 37% 5% 47% 7% 4% 213
Mississippi 66% 4% 25% 3% 3% 106
Missouri 40% 6% 45% 3% 5% 244
Montana 25% 9% 52% 10% 4% 109
Nebraska 40% 9% 46% 5% 1% 105
Nevada 31% 9% 53% 6% 1% 119
New Hampshire 18% 10% 61% 8% 3% 113
New Jersey 28% 9% 50% 10% 4% 327
New Mexico 39% 4% 43% 8% 7% 141
New York 28% 10% 51% 8% 4% 722
North Carolina 48% 8% 37% 5% 1% 409
North Dakota 36% 5% 47% 8% 4% 126
Ohio 37% 9% 46% 6% 2% 457
Oklahoma 43% 4% 44% 4% 4% 152
Oregon 32% 13% 44% 9% 2% 159
Pennsylvania 39% 6% 44% 7% 2% 526
Rhode Island 22% 11% 56% 9% 3% 131
South Carolina 47% 8% 36% 4% 5% 186
South Dakota 38% 10% 47% 5% < 1% 109
Tennessee 55% 5% 36% 3% 1% 278
Texas 47% 9% 36% 6% 2% 843
Utah 43% 8% 42% 3% 5% 110
Vermont 13% 13% 65% 8% < 1% 114
Virginia 45% 6% 37% 8% 3% 319
Washington 28% 17% 45% 8% 2% 265
West Virginia 58% 5% 33% 2% 2% 127
Wisconsin 39% 5% 47% 6% 3% 230
Wyoming 42% 10% 41% 1% 6% 129

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