Sources of guidance on right and wrong among third generation immigrants or higher by state (2014) Switch to: State among third generation immigrants or higher by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of third generation immigrants or higher 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% 4% 39% 4% 3% 460
Alaska 26% 7% 50% 11% 6% 251
Arizona 35% 9% 44% 10% 2% 503
Arkansas 49% 6% 39% 4% 1% 282
California 28% 14% 46% 9% 3% 2,235
Colorado 31% 16% 43% 7% 2% 403
Connecticut 18% 12% 59% 10% 1% 252
Delaware 30% 10% 53% 4% 3% 251
District of Columbia 25% 14% 45% 11% 5% 212
Florida 32% 9% 50% 6% 2% 1,363
Georgia 46% 8% 38% 5% 2% 823
Hawaii 20% 12% 56% 9% 3% 226
Idaho 33% 7% 52% 7% 1% 282
Illinois 30% 10% 49% 9% 2% 1,044
Indiana 36% 7% 45% 9% 3% 584
Iowa 34% 11% 48% 4% 3% 304
Kansas 38% 10% 46% 4% 2% 273
Kentucky 41% 9% 43% 5% 2% 414
Louisiana 44% 9% 40% 5% 2% 417
Maine 18% 14% 57% 9% 2% 251
Maryland 34% 7% 48% 9% 2% 490
Massachusetts 13% 13% 59% 13% 2% 474
Michigan 32% 8% 50% 7% 3% 826
Minnesota 26% 12% 50% 9% 3% 504
Mississippi 50% 8% 32% 7% 2% 299
Missouri 37% 10% 42% 6% 4% 571
Montana 29% 11% 49% 9% 3% 284
Nebraska 36% 9% 47% 6% 2% 264
Nevada 25% 14% 54% 6% 1% 226
New Hampshire 15% 13% 58% 11% 3% 249
New Jersey 25% 11% 53% 8% 3% 563
New Mexico 41% 10% 37% 7% 5% 246
New York 21% 13% 55% 8% 3% 1,209
North Carolina 43% 9% 41% 5% 2% 886
North Dakota 34% 7% 49% 8% 2% 301
Ohio 34% 10% 47% 7% 3% 971
Oklahoma 35% 9% 47% 7% 2% 357
Oregon 28% 13% 48% 10% 1% 345
Pennsylvania 34% 8% 47% 9% 2% 1,160
Rhode Island 26% 13% 51% 9% 1% 229
South Carolina 46% 8% 39% 4% 3% 446
South Dakota 34% 11% 49% 5% 1% 274
Tennessee 47% 7% 40% 4% 3% 584
Texas 43% 9% 39% 7% 2% 1,791
Utah 43% 7% 41% 7% 2% 271
Vermont 18% 15% 51% 14% 2% 246
Virginia 40% 10% 41% 7% 3% 709
Washington 26% 14% 48% 9% 3% 547
West Virginia 51% 5% 39% 2% 2% 289
Wisconsin 33% 11% 45% 8% 3% 516
Wyoming 36% 10% 41% 8% 5% 287

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