Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults with a household income of $50,000-$99,999 by state (2014) Switch to: State among adults with a household income of $50,000-$99,999 by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults with a household income of $50,000-$99,999 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% 2% 39% 3% 6% 116
Arizona 41% 11% 40% 8% 1% 178
California 27% 17% 43% 10% 2% 792
Colorado 28% 14% 49% 9% < 1% 125
Florida 34% 13% 43% 9% 2% 470
Georgia 42% 7% 41% 8% 2% 235
Illinois 31% 10% 49% 9% 2% 348
Indiana 35% 7% 47% 9% 2% 165
Iowa 40% 9% 46% 2% 2% 104
Kentucky 48% 7% 37% 8% < 1% 111
Louisiana 47% 11% 38% 4% 1% 111
Maryland 25% 12% 52% 8% 2% 171
Massachusetts 13% 12% 52% 22% 1% 166
Michigan 37% 9% 43% 10% 2% 267
Minnesota 35% 13% 42% 5% 4% 167
Missouri 43% 10% 36% 7% 4% 147
Montana 30% 8% 50% 7% 5% 100
New Jersey 24% 9% 54% 12% 1% 206
New York 24% 15% 50% 9% 3% 488
North Carolina 35% 10% 46% 8% 1% 272
North Dakota 23% 5% 59% 10% 3% 102
Ohio 32% 11% 46% 7% 3% 274
Oregon 28% 15% 48% 8% 1% 105
Pennsylvania 31% 11% 47% 9% 2% 301
South Carolina 50% 5% 40% 3% 2% 127
Tennessee 49% 7% 37% 6% 2% 157
Texas 38% 9% 43% 8% 2% 595
Virginia 39% 12% 39% 8% 3% 234
Washington 31% 12% 41% 12% 3% 171
Wisconsin 30% 10% 53% 7% 1% 189

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