Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults in the Silent generation by state (2014) Switch to: State among adults in the Silent generation by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults in the Silent generation 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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Arizona 36% 8% 43% 10% 3% 129
California 33% 9% 44% 8% 7% 621
Florida 38% 9% 41% 8% 4% 394
Georgia 52% 3% 38% 4% 2% 148
Illinois 39% 7% 47% 5% 2% 233
Indiana 43% 8% 44% 5% 1% 118
Maryland 56% 2% 33% 6% 4% 107
Massachusetts 19% 13% 52% 13% 2% 116
Michigan 50% 3% 39% 4% 4% 160
New Jersey 37% 7% 46% 5% 5% 157
New York 30% 12% 47% 6% 5% 374
North Carolina 45% 6% 34% 8% 7% 187
Ohio 36% 5% 50% 6% 4% 209
Pennsylvania 42% 7% 41% 8% 2% 292
Tennessee 60% 6% 28% 1% 5% 120
Texas 49% 5% 38% 6% 2% 368
Virginia 40% 8% 45% 5% 2% 147
Washington 27% 9% 50% 6% 7% 105
Wisconsin 44% 4% 45% 5% 1% 102

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