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

% of parents 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 49% 1% 43% 2% 4% 125
Arizona 30% 11% 46% 12% 1% 141
California 34% 11% 42% 11% 1% 868
Colorado 28% 11% 51% 5% 5% 150
Florida 32% 9% 45% 10% 3% 434
Georgia 51% 6% 36% 6% 1% 248
Illinois 33% 12% 42% 13% 1% 300
Indiana 36% 10% 46% 5% 4% 152
Kentucky 46% 8% 35% 5% 5% 106
Louisiana 47% 8% 39% 5% 1% 128
Maryland 29% 7% 49% 11% 4% 156
Massachusetts 16% 10% 53% 19% 2% 163
Michigan 31% 8% 48% 10% 2% 221
Minnesota 32% 13% 47% 6% 2% 140
Missouri 36% 7% 47% 7% 4% 168
New Jersey 28% 11% 44% 14% 3% 222
New York 28% 13% 47% 10% 3% 402
North Carolina 40% 7% 42% 7% 3% 228
Ohio 35% 11% 47% 5% 2% 272
Pennsylvania 33% 10% 46% 9% 2% 291
South Carolina 49% 7% 39% 4% 1% 117
Tennessee 42% 6% 42% 4% 5% 156
Texas 41% 8% 40% 10% 2% 754
Virginia 39% 12% 40% 7% 2% 228
Washington 37% 8% 39% 12% 3% 157
Wisconsin 31% 11% 48% 7% 4% 145

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