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

% of blacks 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 45% 5% 44% 6% < 1% 105
California 40% 8% 44% 6% 2% 206
District of Columbia 35% 6% 48% 7% 4% 119
Florida 44% 4% 46% 4% 1% 227
Georgia 51% 9% 35% 5% < 1% 251
Illinois 33% 6% 56% 6% < 1% 156
Louisiana 42% 7% 47% 4% 1% 119
Maryland 44% 6% 43% 4% 4% 156
Michigan 43% 4% 42% 5% 6% 123
Mississippi 48% 9% 35% 8% < 1% 103
New York 34% 10% 48% 5% 2% 240
North Carolina 46% 6% 44% 4% < 1% 183
Ohio 40% 12% 41% 6% < 1% 102
Pennsylvania 42% 9% 40% 9% 1% 112
South Carolina 43% 9% 42% 3% 3% 112
Texas 50% 7% 35% 6% 2% 263
Virginia 38% 6% 50% 3% 3% 119

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