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

% of liberals 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 13% 15% 47% 22% 3% 139
California 17% 19% 45% 16% 2% 1,114
Colorado 13% 30% 38% 14% 5% 141
Connecticut 11% 22% 46% 18% 3% 109
District of Columbia 13% 22% 41% 22% 3% 123
Florida 18% 16% 51% 14% 2% 476
Georgia 24% 19% 43% 12% 2% 190
Illinois 16% 18% 47% 17% 2% 352
Indiana 20% 13% 47% 18% 2% 124
Maryland 22% 11% 47% 18% 3% 188
Massachusetts 10% 15% 53% 21% 2% 262
Michigan 21% 13% 52% 9% 4% 247
Minnesota 11% 21% 50% 14% 4% 153
Missouri 23% 15% 52% 7% 3% 141
New Jersey 13% 18% 54% 14% 2% 227
New York 14% 23% 48% 13% 2% 604
North Carolina 22% 15% 44% 14% 4% 235
Ohio 16% 14% 55% 12% 2% 222
Oregon 14% 19% 43% 23% 1% 133
Pennsylvania 23% 14% 45% 18% 1% 321
Tennessee 25% 13% 52% 7% 3% 122
Texas 27% 12% 45% 14% 1% 502
Vermont 3% 21% 53% 19% 3% 120
Virginia 30% 18% 35% 14% 2% 177
Washington 8% 17% 55% 18% 2% 223
Wisconsin 15% 30% 35% 20% 1% 121

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