Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults with a household income of less than $30,000 by state (2014) Switch to: State among adults with a household income of less than $30,000 by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults with a household income of less than $30,000 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% 43% 4% 1% 150
Arizona 25% 12% 49% 10% 4% 173
Arkansas 46% 7% 40% 6% < 1% 106
California 33% 11% 43% 11% 2% 941
Florida 33% 10% 46% 9% 2% 523
Georgia 47% 10% 33% 8% 2% 263
Illinois 31% 9% 49% 9% 2% 324
Indiana 36% 12% 42% 8% 3% 186
Kentucky 38% 8% 51% 2% 1% 153
Louisiana 46% 11% 37% 6% < 1% 157
Massachusetts 20% 4% 62% 11% 2% 141
Michigan 30% 7% 52% 7% 3% 283
Minnesota 25% 10% 51% 11% 3% 108
Mississippi 43% 8% 42% 5% 2% 109
Missouri 35% 10% 43% 7% 4% 191
New Jersey 36% 6% 48% 10% 1% 170
New York 29% 13% 47% 9% 2% 469
North Carolina 42% 8% 38% 9% 4% 264
Ohio 30% 9% 52% 8% 2% 353
Oklahoma 40% 11% 42% 6% 2% 119
Oregon 31% 9% 50% 10% < 1% 110
Pennsylvania 37% 6% 45% 10% 2% 357
South Carolina 42% 11% 36% 7% 4% 134
Tennessee 42% 8% 45% 3% 2% 179
Texas 41% 9% 38% 9% 2% 706
Virginia 42% 10% 45% 4% < 1% 146
Washington 31% 13% 47% 8% 1% 184
West Virginia 51% 6% 38% 1% 3% 104
Wisconsin 32% 13% 40% 10% 5% 141

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