Sources of guidance on right and wrong among independents and those who don't lean to either party by state (2014) Switch to: State among independents and those who don't lean to either party by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of independents and those who don't lean to either party 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 41% 10% 34% 8% 7% 119
California 32% 11% 42% 11% 4% 638
Florida 32% 13% 45% 5% 5% 336
Georgia 41% 8% 41% 6% 4% 156
Illinois 33% 10% 41% 13% 4% 234
Indiana 33% 10% 43% 7% 7% 114
Massachusetts 11% 5% 64% 16% 4% 103
Michigan 30% 6% 54% 6% 4% 176
Missouri 31% 7% 48% 10% 4% 105
New Jersey 29% 6% 54% 9% 3% 145
New York 25% 12% 51% 8% 4% 337
North Carolina 40% 8% 40% 6% 5% 152
Ohio 31% 13% 48% 6% 3% 175
Pennsylvania 33% 5% 49% 10% 3% 179
Texas 37% 9% 38% 12% 4% 476
Virginia 43% 10% 38% 5% 4% 136
Washington 27% 9% 53% 8% 3% 140

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