State among adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation

% of adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation who are in…

Survey year Alabama Alaska Arizona Arkansas California Colorado Connecticut Delaware District of Columbia Florida Georgia Hawaii Idaho Illinois Indiana Iowa Kansas Kentucky Louisiana Maine Maryland Massachusetts Michigan Minnesota Mississippi Missouri Montana Nebraska Nevada New Hampshire New Jersey New Mexico New York North Carolina North Dakota Ohio Oklahoma Oregon Pennsylvania Rhode Island South Carolina South Dakota Tennessee Texas Utah Vermont Virginia Washington West Virginia Wisconsin Wyoming Sample Size
Sample size = 21,955. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
2014 1% < 1% 2% 1% 13% 1% 1% < 1% < 1% 6% 3% 1% < 1% 4% 2% 1% 1% 1% 1% < 1% 2% 2% 3% 2% 1% 2% < 1% 1% 1% < 1% 3% 1% 7% 3% < 1% 4% 1% 1% 4% < 1% 1% < 1% 2% 8% 1% < 1% 2% 2% 1% 2% < 1% 21,955

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State among adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation by religious group

% of adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation who are in…

Religious tradition Alabama Alaska Arizona Arkansas California Colorado Connecticut Delaware District of Columbia Florida Georgia Hawaii Idaho Illinois Indiana Iowa Kansas Kentucky Louisiana Maine Maryland Massachusetts Michigan Minnesota Mississippi Missouri Montana Nebraska Nevada New Hampshire New Jersey New Mexico New York North Carolina North Dakota Ohio Oklahoma Oregon Pennsylvania Rhode Island South Carolina South Dakota Tennessee Texas Utah Vermont Virginia Washington West Virginia Wisconsin Wyoming Sample Size
Sample size = 212. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Buddhist < 1% < 1% 2% < 1% 25% 3% 2% < 1% < 1% 4% 3% 6% < 1% 5% 1% < 1% 1% < 1% 1% 1% < 1% 3% 2% 1% < 1% 2% < 1% 1% < 1% < 1% 1% 2% 8% 2% < 1% 2% < 1% < 1% 2% < 1% < 1% < 1% 1% 6% 1% < 1% 5% 3% < 1% 1% < 1% 212
Catholic < 1% < 1% 2% < 1% 17% 1% 2% < 1% < 1% 6% 1% < 1% < 1% 5% 2% 1% 1% 1% 2% < 1% 1% 4% 2% 1% < 1% 1% < 1% < 1% 1% 1% 5% 1% 10% 1% < 1% 3% 1% 1% 4% 1% 1% < 1% 1% 9% < 1% < 1% 1% 2% < 1% 2% < 1% 4,619
Evangelical Protestant 3% < 1% 2% 2% 9% 1% 1% < 1% < 1% 6% 4% < 1% < 1% 3% 3% 1% 1% 3% 1% < 1% 1% 1% 3% 1% 1% 3% < 1% 1% 1% < 1% 1% < 1% 3% 4% < 1% 5% 3% 1% 3% < 1% 2% < 1% 4% 10% < 1% < 1% 3% 2% 1% 2% < 1% 3,811
Hindu < 1% < 1% 3% 1% 32% < 1% 1% 1% 1% 5% < 1% < 1% < 1% 4% < 1% 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 2% 5% 1% 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 1% < 1% < 1% 9% < 1% 11% 2% < 1% 2% < 1% < 1% 5% < 1% < 1% < 1% 1% 4% < 1% < 1% 2% 3% < 1% < 1% < 1% 158
Historically Black Protestant 4% < 1% < 1% 1% 4% 1% 1% 1% 1% 7% 8% < 1% < 1% 4% 2% < 1% < 1% 1% 4% < 1% 5% 1% 4% 1% 4% 2% < 1% < 1% 1% < 1% 3% < 1% 5% 6% < 1% 5% 1% < 1% 3% < 1% 4% < 1% 3% 8% < 1% < 1% 5% < 1% < 1% 1% < 1% 1,290
Jewish < 1% < 1% 1% < 1% 14% 1% 2% 1% 1% 12% 1% < 1% < 1% 5% 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 3% 5% 2% 1% < 1% 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 9% < 1% 22% 1% < 1% 2% < 1% 1% 3% < 1% 1% < 1% 1% 3% < 1% < 1% 2% 1% < 1% 1% < 1% 633
Mainline Protestant 1% < 1% 2% 1% 8% 2% 1% < 1% < 1% 7% 2% < 1% < 1% 5% 2% 2% 1% 1% 1% 1% 2% 2% 4% 4% 1% 2% < 1% 1% 1% < 1% 3% 1% 5% 4% < 1% 4% 1% 1% 6% < 1% 1% < 1% 2% 7% < 1% < 1% 3% 2% 1% 2% < 1% 3,901
Mormon 1% < 1% 6% < 1% 14% 1% 1% < 1% < 1% 3% 1% 2% 6% 1% 1% < 1% 1% 1% < 1% < 1% 1% 1% 2% 1% 1% 1% 1% < 1% 2% < 1% < 1% 1% 1% 2% < 1% 3% 1% 3% 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 1% 5% 29% < 1% 2% 2% < 1% < 1% 1% 267
Muslim 1% < 1% 1% 2% 16% < 1% 1% < 1% < 1% 2% 1% < 1% 1% 8% < 1% 1% 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 3% 1% 3% 3% 1% 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 11% < 1% 12% 2% < 1% 3% < 1% 1% 4% < 1% < 1% < 1% 3% 5% 1% < 1% 3% 2% 1% 2% < 1% 178
Orthodox Christian < 1% 3% 2% < 1% 17% 3% 2% < 1% 1% 6% 1% < 1% 1% 5% 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 9% 1% 2% < 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 1% < 1% 5% < 1% 13% 4% < 1% < 1% < 1% 2% 3% < 1% 1% < 1% < 1% 6% < 1% 1% 5% 1% < 1% 2% < 1% 113
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 1% < 1% 2% 1% 15% 2% 1% < 1% < 1% 7% 2% 1% 1% 4% 2% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 2% 3% 3% 2% < 1% 2% < 1% < 1% 1% 1% 2% 1% 8% 3% < 1% 4% 1% 2% 4% < 1% 1% < 1% 1% 6% 1% < 1% 2% 3% < 1% 2% < 1% 5,875

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation by state

% of adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation who are ages…

State 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 260. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Alabama 25% 35% 25% 15% 260
Alaska 32% 33% 25% 10% 187
Arizona 28% 34% 20% 17% 372
Arkansas 28% 27% 26% 18% 177
California 27% 34% 23% 15% 2,372
Colorado 26% 37% 25% 12% 297
Connecticut 24% 36% 24% 17% 244
Delaware 22% 34% 24% 20% 196
District of Columbia 32% 39% 22% 7% 208
Florida 24% 30% 24% 22% 1,273
Georgia 28% 36% 23% 12% 559
Hawaii 24% 28% 28% 20% 212
Idaho 28% 30% 26% 16% 175
Illinois 26% 36% 25% 14% 845
Indiana 26% 35% 23% 16% 395
Iowa 26% 32% 24% 17% 211
Kansas 29% 24% 28% 19% 187
Kentucky 29% 32% 22% 17% 247
Louisiana 27% 33% 26% 15% 268
Maine 20% 29% 29% 22% 212
Maryland 26% 36% 24% 14% 411
Massachusetts 26% 35% 22% 17% 493
Michigan 25% 32% 26% 17% 591
Minnesota 27% 35% 24% 14% 355
Mississippi 26% 36% 23% 15% 179
Missouri 27% 28% 27% 17% 386
Montana 27% 33% 25% 15% 167
Nebraska 27% 36% 20% 17% 179
Nevada 24% 36% 23% 17% 205
New Hampshire 26% 32% 27% 15% 189
New Jersey 21% 35% 27% 18% 576
New Mexico 26% 28% 25% 20% 191
New York 24% 34% 25% 17% 1,325
North Carolina 25% 37% 24% 15% 620
North Dakota 31% 28% 25% 16% 195
Ohio 25% 31% 25% 19% 719
Oklahoma 25% 33% 25% 17% 241
Oregon 22% 35% 22% 20% 269
Pennsylvania 25% 31% 25% 19% 824
Rhode Island 22% 37% 21% 21% 191
South Carolina 27% 34% 23% 16% 273
South Dakota 31% 27% 25% 17% 187
Tennessee 25% 33% 25% 16% 347
Texas 28% 38% 22% 13% 1,477
Utah 29% 40% 20% 11% 174
Vermont 19% 32% 32% 17% 213
Virginia 29% 33% 22% 16% 521
Washington 27% 33% 26% 14% 450
West Virginia 22% 35% 26% 17% 163
Wisconsin 25% 34% 25% 16% 382
Wyoming 24% 35% 25% 16% 160

Generational cohort among adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation by state

% of adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation who are…

State Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 260. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Alabama 19% 14% 27% 30% 9% 1% 260
Alaska 20% 19% 26% 26% 7% 2% 187
Arizona 19% 16% 27% 25% 11% 1% 372
Arkansas 20% 13% 23% 33% 12% < 1% 177
California 18% 17% 27% 27% 10% 1% 2,372
Colorado 16% 19% 28% 29% 8% 1% 297
Connecticut 17% 14% 28% 29% 11% 1% 244
Delaware 17% 11% 29% 28% 16% 1% 196
District of Columbia 12% 29% 30% 23% 6% < 1% 208
Florida 16% 13% 25% 30% 14% 2% 1,273
Georgia 20% 16% 29% 26% 9% 1% 559
Hawaii 18% 14% 21% 36% 10% 1% 212
Idaho 18% 15% 25% 31% 10% < 1% 175
Illinois 18% 16% 28% 28% 9% 1% 845
Indiana 16% 18% 27% 26% 12% 1% 395
Iowa 18% 14% 27% 29% 12% 1% 211
Kansas 19% 15% 19% 34% 10% 2% 187
Kentucky 16% 18% 26% 28% 11% 1% 247
Louisiana 18% 15% 27% 31% 8% 1% 268
Maine 12% 13% 23% 36% 12% 3% 212
Maryland 16% 17% 29% 27% 11% < 1% 411
Massachusetts 17% 15% 29% 27% 10% 2% 493
Michigan 16% 14% 27% 31% 11% 1% 591
Minnesota 18% 16% 27% 28% 11% < 1% 355
Mississippi 15% 16% 31% 26% 10% 2% 179
Missouri 17% 16% 22% 33% 11% 1% 386
Montana 15% 16% 29% 32% 8% < 1% 167
Nebraska 20% 15% 28% 24% 11% 2% 179
Nevada 16% 16% 29% 29% 9% 2% 205
New Hampshire 18% 14% 26% 32% 9% 1% 189
New Jersey 14% 13% 28% 32% 10% 2% 576
New Mexico 17% 16% 22% 33% 12% < 1% 191
New York 16% 15% 27% 30% 11% 1% 1,325
North Carolina 12% 20% 30% 29% 9% 1% 620
North Dakota 18% 18% 24% 29% 9% 2% 195
Ohio 15% 16% 25% 31% 12% 1% 719
Oklahoma 14% 20% 25% 28% 12% 2% 241
Oregon 14% 16% 28% 28% 13% 2% 269
Pennsylvania 17% 13% 26% 31% 12% 1% 824
Rhode Island 13% 12% 33% 29% 11% 2% 191
South Carolina 19% 14% 28% 28% 10% 1% 273
South Dakota 18% 18% 22% 29% 12% 1% 187
Tennessee 16% 16% 27% 31% 10% 1% 347
Texas 18% 18% 30% 25% 9% 1% 1,477
Utah 19% 22% 28% 24% 7% < 1% 174
Vermont 13% 11% 26% 38% 11% 1% 213
Virginia 16% 21% 26% 26% 11% 1% 521
Washington 16% 17% 27% 30% 8% 2% 450
West Virginia 12% 18% 27% 32% 10% 1% 163
Wisconsin 17% 14% 29% 28% 11% 1% 382
Wyoming 16% 20% 23% 29% 10% 2% 160

Gender composition among adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation by state

% of adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation who are…

State Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 268. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Alabama 45% 55% 268
Alaska 44% 56% 193
Arizona 47% 53% 374
Arkansas 48% 52% 180
California 48% 52% 2,431
Colorado 50% 50% 299
Connecticut 46% 54% 257
Delaware 48% 52% 199
District of Columbia 45% 55% 222
Florida 48% 52% 1,303
Georgia 48% 52% 571
Hawaii 48% 52% 215
Idaho 48% 52% 178
Illinois 47% 53% 860
Indiana 46% 54% 398
Iowa 47% 53% 213
Kansas 47% 53% 187
Kentucky 50% 50% 251
Louisiana 45% 55% 268
Maine 47% 53% 213
Maryland 46% 54% 417
Massachusetts 46% 54% 506
Michigan 48% 52% 601
Minnesota 48% 52% 357
Mississippi 45% 55% 181
Missouri 49% 51% 394
Montana 45% 55% 170
Nebraska 45% 55% 180
Nevada 50% 50% 210
New Hampshire 45% 55% 192
New Jersey 46% 54% 596
New Mexico 45% 55% 194
New York 46% 54% 1,357
North Carolina 45% 55% 624
North Dakota 50% 50% 196
Ohio 45% 55% 728
Oklahoma 43% 57% 244
Oregon 47% 53% 270
Pennsylvania 46% 54% 836
Rhode Island 40% 60% 195
South Carolina 47% 53% 282
South Dakota 50% 50% 187
Tennessee 43% 57% 354
Texas 48% 52% 1,509
Utah 45% 55% 179
Vermont 48% 52% 217
Virginia 44% 56% 529
Washington 47% 53% 454
West Virginia 47% 53% 165
Wisconsin 48% 52% 389
Wyoming 47% 53% 162

Racial and ethnic composition among adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation by state

% of adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation who identify as…

State White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 266. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Alabama 63% 31% < 1% 3% 3% 266
Alaska 68% 3% 5% 2% 22% 189
Arizona 60% 4% 4% 26% 6% 367
Arkansas 75% 16% 1% 7% 1% 178
California 42% 6% 16% 34% 3% 2,397
Colorado 76% 3% 2% 16% 3% 295
Connecticut 74% 8% 3% 12% 3% 252
Delaware 65% 23% 4% 6% 2% 193
District of Columbia 41% 43% 4% 9% 3% 222
Florida 59% 15% 1% 22% 3% 1,292
Georgia 52% 31% 1% 10% 6% 565
Hawaii 28% < 1% 40% 9% 23% 214
Idaho 81% 3% 1% 14% 1% 176
Illinois 63% 14% 4% 16% 3% 846
Indiana 80% 9% 1% 7% 3% 393
Iowa 88% 2% 2% 6% 2% 213
Kansas 79% 5% 4% 10% 2% 185
Kentucky 85% 9% < 1% 4% 2% 249
Louisiana 59% 31% 1% 6% 3% 264
Maine 94% 2% < 1% 1% 3% 213
Maryland 53% 32% 3% 6% 6% 413
Massachusetts 77% 6% 3% 9% 6% 493
Michigan 77% 14% 1% 4% 3% 597
Minnesota 85% 5% 2% 4% 4% 350
Mississippi 57% 41% < 1% 1% 1% 179
Missouri 79% 14% 1% 3% 3% 392
Montana 88% < 1% 1% 3% 8% 167
Nebraska 82% 6% 2% 7% 2% 179
Nevada 51% 9% 5% 24% 11% 206
New Hampshire 94% < 1% 1% 2% 3% 189
New Jersey 60% 12% 6% 17% 4% 587
New Mexico 38% 2% 2% 48% 10% 194
New York 59% 14% 5% 18% 5% 1,336
North Carolina 63% 24% 2% 7% 4% 618
North Dakota 90% 1% 2% 1% 6% 194
Ohio 80% 13% 2% 3% 2% 715
Oklahoma 68% 7% < 1% 9% 16% 243
Oregon 80% 1% 3% 9% 7% 265
Pennsylvania 79% 10% 3% 6% 2% 829
Rhode Island 84% 4% 1% 6% 5% 193
South Carolina 63% 28% < 1% 7% 2% 280
South Dakota 84% < 1% 1% 3% 11% 186
Tennessee 74% 18% 1% 5% 2% 350
Texas 43% 13% 3% 38% 3% 1,493
Utah 79% 2% 2% 12% 4% 177
Vermont 93% 1% 1% 2% 3% 215
Virginia 60% 22% 5% 8% 4% 526
Washington 72% 4% 7% 10% 7% 448
West Virginia 93% 3% < 1% 1% 3% 162
Wisconsin 84% 5% 2% 6% 3% 384
Wyoming 82% 1% 1% 10% 6% 160

Immigrant status among adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation by state

% of adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation who are…

State Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 265. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Alabama 6% 3% 91% 265
Alaska 8% 7% 84% 187
Arizona 13% 12% 75% 372
Arkansas 4% 3% 93% 177
California 34% 19% 47% 2,395
Colorado 13% 10% 78% 297
Connecticut 19% 13% 68% 249
Delaware 13% 6% 81% 196
District of Columbia 18% 8% 73% 216
Florida 21% 15% 64% 1,273
Georgia 9% 6% 85% 561
Hawaii 21% 15% 64% 207
Idaho 7% 5% 88% 177
Illinois 13% 13% 74% 848
Indiana 7% 5% 88% 397
Iowa 7% 4% 88% 212
Kansas 9% 6% 85% 184
Kentucky 5% < 1% 95% 246
Louisiana 4% 4% 91% 265
Maine 3% 15% 82% 211
Maryland 15% 9% 76% 412
Massachusetts 15% 18% 67% 500
Michigan 7% 7% 86% 595
Minnesota 7% 4% 88% 356
Mississippi < 1% 1% 99% 178
Missouri 4% 4% 92% 385
Montana 1% 5% 94% 167
Nebraska 10% 5% 84% 175
Nevada 25% 14% 61% 208
New Hampshire 7% 10% 84% 191
New Jersey 22% 18% 60% 582
New Mexico 19% 9% 72% 189
New York 25% 18% 57% 1,337
North Carolina 9% 5% 86% 617
North Dakota 4% 6% 90% 194
Ohio 5% 9% 86% 721
Oklahoma 7% 3% 90% 241
Oregon 8% 9% 83% 269
Pennsylvania 7% 8% 85% 821
Rhode Island 15% 19% 66% 192
South Carolina 7% 4% 88% 281
South Dakota 3% 4% 93% 185
Tennessee 6% 6% 88% 349
Texas 24% 12% 64% 1,488
Utah 12% 9% 79% 179
Vermont 3% 15% 81% 214
Virginia 13% 9% 78% 520
Washington 14% 11% 75% 450
West Virginia 2% 4% 94% 164
Wisconsin 7% 7% 86% 382
Wyoming 5% 6% 89% 161

Income distribution among adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation by state

% of adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation who have a household income of…

State Less than $30,000 $30,000-$49,999 $50,000-$99,999 $100,000 or more Sample Size
Sample size = 243. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Alabama 40% 24% 22% 14% 243
Alaska 29% 23% 29% 19% 169
Arizona 41% 20% 24% 15% 333
Arkansas 46% 18% 23% 13% 167
California 37% 18% 22% 22% 2,105
Colorado 25% 17% 29% 29% 270
Connecticut 33% 17% 24% 26% 216
Delaware 26% 21% 32% 20% 169
District of Columbia 31% 16% 26% 27% 196
Florida 39% 23% 22% 15% 1,099
Georgia 38% 20% 25% 17% 508
Hawaii 35% 24% 25% 16% 195
Idaho 33% 27% 26% 15% 164
Illinois 33% 23% 27% 18% 741
Indiana 43% 19% 27% 11% 353
Iowa 29% 25% 33% 14% 190
Kansas 33% 26% 27% 14% 168
Kentucky 46% 20% 23% 10% 222
Louisiana 47% 14% 23% 16% 239
Maine 39% 21% 30% 11% 185
Maryland 25% 20% 29% 26% 370
Massachusetts 27% 19% 28% 27% 431
Michigan 40% 21% 24% 14% 525
Minnesota 26% 19% 30% 25% 313
Mississippi 53% 20% 14% 13% 157
Missouri 34% 28% 21% 17% 354
Montana 34% 14% 32% 20% 155
Nebraska 31% 28% 29% 13% 154
Nevada 31% 29% 24% 16% 185
New Hampshire 29% 19% 30% 22% 158
New Jersey 25% 19% 27% 30% 512
New Mexico 40% 23% 26% 11% 165
New York 33% 20% 28% 19% 1,158
North Carolina 41% 19% 26% 15% 542
North Dakota 27% 22% 33% 18% 180
Ohio 46% 19% 24% 11% 652
Oklahoma 38% 28% 23% 11% 221
Oregon 38% 25% 23% 14% 241
Pennsylvania 37% 21% 23% 19% 714
Rhode Island 32% 15% 36% 17% 161
South Carolina 42% 22% 22% 14% 237
South Dakota 27% 28% 29% 16% 168
Tennessee 43% 23% 18% 16% 313
Texas 42% 19% 23% 16% 1,334
Utah 30% 19% 34% 17% 163
Vermont 28% 27% 33% 12% 198
Virginia 26% 21% 29% 24% 474
Washington 34% 21% 23% 21% 413
West Virginia 45% 16% 32% 8% 146
Wisconsin 33% 20% 32% 15% 340
Wyoming 34% 30% 23% 13% 147

Educational distribution among adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation by state

% of adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation who have completed…

State High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 265. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Alabama 48% 31% 15% 7% 265
Alaska 39% 30% 19% 13% 193
Arizona 42% 32% 15% 11% 373
Arkansas 49% 31% 13% 8% 179
California 40% 31% 18% 11% 2,410
Colorado 28% 37% 19% 16% 298
Connecticut 39% 27% 18% 16% 253
Delaware 42% 30% 15% 13% 199
District of Columbia 29% 20% 28% 23% 218
Florida 42% 33% 14% 11% 1,294
Georgia 44% 31% 14% 11% 565
Hawaii 41% 26% 22% 10% 214
Idaho 38% 37% 16% 9% 177
Illinois 39% 31% 19% 11% 854
Indiana 50% 30% 14% 7% 397
Iowa 42% 32% 17% 8% 212
Kansas 41% 32% 15% 12% 187
Kentucky 56% 27% 9% 8% 248
Louisiana 54% 25% 16% 5% 268
Maine 44% 28% 20% 9% 213
Maryland 39% 30% 16% 15% 416
Massachusetts 37% 26% 21% 17% 503
Michigan 40% 33% 15% 11% 596
Minnesota 34% 35% 20% 11% 356
Mississippi 45% 32% 18% 5% 181
Missouri 43% 32% 16% 9% 394
Montana 42% 29% 18% 11% 169
Nebraska 37% 40% 16% 8% 179
Nevada 47% 33% 11% 9% 210
New Hampshire 37% 29% 19% 15% 190
New Jersey 41% 25% 18% 16% 593
New Mexico 45% 27% 19% 10% 194
New York 39% 28% 19% 13% 1,350
North Carolina 40% 33% 15% 12% 624
North Dakota 34% 39% 19% 8% 196
Ohio 46% 32% 14% 8% 726
Oklahoma 50% 31% 11% 8% 244
Oregon 40% 30% 18% 12% 270
Pennsylvania 46% 26% 17% 11% 834
Rhode Island 38% 32% 19% 11% 193
South Carolina 45% 31% 15% 10% 282
South Dakota 44% 32% 13% 10% 186
Tennessee 51% 27% 13% 8% 352
Texas 45% 31% 15% 9% 1,502
Utah 38% 35% 18% 8% 179
Vermont 38% 25% 22% 14% 214
Virginia 35% 31% 18% 16% 527
Washington 35% 37% 17% 11% 453
West Virginia 50% 28% 14% 8% 165
Wisconsin 40% 35% 17% 8% 386
Wyoming 41% 40% 13% 6% 162

Marital status among adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation by state

% of adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation who are…

State Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 266. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Alabama 46% 4% 20% 5% 24% 266
Alaska 41% 9% 12% 3% 34% 192
Arizona 37% 11% 17% 4% 30% 373
Arkansas 46% 6% 17% 9% 22% 178
California 42% 10% 13% 5% 30% 2,413
Colorado 52% 13% 9% 4% 22% 299
Connecticut 41% 9% 14% 5% 32% 254
Delaware 52% 11% 12% 7% 18% 199
District of Columbia 30% 10% 9% 7% 44% 219
Florida 42% 9% 16% 7% 27% 1,299
Georgia 43% 6% 14% 6% 32% 568
Hawaii 40% 13% 10% 9% 29% 213
Idaho 53% 7% 15% 7% 17% 178
Illinois 43% 7% 12% 5% 33% 852
Indiana 42% 7% 13% 10% 28% 398
Iowa 51% 9% 9% 8% 23% 213
Kansas 50% 6% 12% 5% 26% 187
Kentucky 39% 4% 16% 7% 34% 249
Louisiana 35% 8% 19% 8% 31% 267
Maine 51% 10% 14% 4% 20% 212
Maryland 40% 6% 12% 7% 35% 416
Massachusetts 43% 9% 11% 7% 30% 505
Michigan 47% 11% 11% 7% 25% 599
Minnesota 47% 6% 8% 7% 33% 357
Mississippi 33% 7% 17% 12% 31% 180
Missouri 42% 9% 14% 9% 26% 394
Montana 51% 9% 11% 6% 24% 170
Nebraska 49% 3% 11% 6% 31% 179
Nevada 41% 14% 15% 8% 23% 210
New Hampshire 44% 12% 12% 2% 30% 191
New Jersey 45% 9% 14% 7% 26% 591
New Mexico 40% 14% 16% 6% 23% 194
New York 41% 8% 11% 7% 33% 1,350
North Carolina 44% 8% 15% 4% 29% 622
North Dakota 41% 6% 14% 6% 32% 195
Ohio 42% 7% 14% 8% 29% 727
Oklahoma 48% 11% 16% 6% 18% 243
Oregon 46% 6% 16% 9% 23% 269
Pennsylvania 45% 8% 11% 9% 27% 830
Rhode Island 36% 16% 13% 10% 25% 195
South Carolina 40% 12% 16% 6% 25% 280
South Dakota 42% 11% 10% 8% 29% 186
Tennessee 47% 9% 13% 5% 26% 350
Texas 45% 8% 15% 6% 26% 1,502
Utah 43% 17% 11% 6% 22% 178
Vermont 55% 8% 11% 4% 23% 214
Virginia 48% 7% 11% 7% 27% 528
Washington 42% 11% 13% 6% 27% 454
West Virginia 44% 8% 19% 11% 19% 164
Wisconsin 47% 7% 12% 5% 28% 388
Wyoming 46% 10% 15% 6% 24% 162

Parent of children under 18 among adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation by state

% of adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation who are…

State Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 266. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Alabama 28% 72% 266
Alaska 30% 70% 192
Arizona 26% 74% 372
Arkansas 34% 66% 180
California 28% 72% 2,423
Colorado 30% 70% 299
Connecticut 23% 77% 255
Delaware 34% 66% 199
District of Columbia 20% 80% 220
Florida 25% 75% 1,299
Georgia 31% 69% 568
Hawaii 25% 75% 215
Idaho 35% 65% 177
Illinois 27% 73% 858
Indiana 30% 70% 398
Iowa 32% 68% 213
Kansas 30% 70% 186
Kentucky 19% 81% 250
Louisiana 30% 70% 267
Maine 23% 77% 213
Maryland 26% 74% 416
Massachusetts 24% 76% 504
Michigan 30% 70% 599
Minnesota 28% 72% 357
Mississippi 27% 73% 180
Missouri 29% 71% 390
Montana 26% 74% 170
Nebraska 31% 69% 179
Nevada 25% 75% 207
New Hampshire 19% 81% 192
New Jersey 30% 70% 593
New Mexico 25% 75% 194
New York 25% 75% 1,356
North Carolina 29% 71% 622
North Dakota 25% 75% 196
Ohio 28% 72% 726
Oklahoma 28% 72% 244
Oregon 28% 72% 270
Pennsylvania 28% 72% 834
Rhode Island 21% 79% 195
South Carolina 28% 72% 281
South Dakota 19% 81% 187
Tennessee 32% 68% 353
Texas 35% 65% 1,500
Utah 30% 70% 178
Vermont 25% 75% 217
Virginia 27% 73% 525
Washington 25% 75% 453
West Virginia 27% 73% 165
Wisconsin 28% 72% 387
Wyoming 28% 72% 161

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation by state

% of adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation who say they…

State Believe in God; absolutely certain Believe in God; fairly certain Believe in God; not too/not at all certain Believe in God; don't know Do not believe in God Other/don't know if they believe in God Sample Size
Sample size = 268. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Alabama 81% 13% 2% < 1% 3% 1% 268
Alaska 44% 31% 6% 1% 15% 2% 193
Arizona 52% 23% 8% < 1% 14% 2% 374
Arkansas 70% 18% 4% < 1% 6% 2% 180
California 48% 24% 9% 1% 15% 2% 2,431
Colorado 46% 23% 10% 1% 16% 4% 299
Connecticut 51% 25% 6% 1% 13% 4% 257
Delaware 53% 26% 7% 1% 10% 3% 199
District of Columbia 48% 22% 9% 1% 16% 4% 222
Florida 59% 21% 5% 1% 12% 2% 1,303
Georgia 67% 17% 6% < 1% 8% 2% 571
Hawaii 56% 21% 8% 1% 13% 2% 215
Idaho 53% 22% 7% 1% 12% 6% 178
Illinois 53% 26% 6% 1% 11% 4% 860
Indiana 56% 23% 5% 1% 12% 3% 398
Iowa 59% 20% 7% 1% 11% 3% 213
Kansas 60% 25% 2% 1% 10% 3% 187
Kentucky 66% 17% 3% < 1% 13% 1% 251
Louisiana 73% 14% 3% 1% 8% 1% 268
Maine 37% 33% 8% 1% 19% 2% 213
Maryland 59% 18% 5% < 1% 14% 4% 417
Massachusetts 35% 28% 10% 2% 21% 4% 506
Michigan 54% 27% 5% < 1% 11% 2% 601
Minnesota 47% 29% 7% < 1% 12% 4% 357
Mississippi 78% 11% 3% < 1% 5% 2% 181
Missouri 61% 21% 8% < 1% 8% 2% 394
Montana 51% 29% 8% < 1% 12% 1% 170
Nebraska 58% 23% 4% < 1% 12% 3% 180
Nevada 54% 21% 6% 1% 16% 2% 210
New Hampshire 40% 24% 10% 1% 19% 6% 192
New Jersey 58% 25% 6% < 1% 10% 2% 596
New Mexico 54% 25% 4% < 1% 15% 3% 194
New York 51% 22% 9% 1% 14% 3% 1,357
North Carolina 68% 17% 3% 1% 10% 2% 624
North Dakota 52% 28% 4% < 1% 13% 3% 196
Ohio 62% 20% 5% 1% 9% 3% 728
Oklahoma 63% 23% 3% < 1% 9% 2% 244
Oregon 44% 21% 10% < 1% 19% 6% 270
Pennsylvania 53% 24% 7% 1% 13% 3% 836
Rhode Island 53% 23% 2% < 1% 16% 6% 195
South Carolina 68% 18% 4% 1% 7% 2% 282
South Dakota 65% 17% 4% < 1% 12% 1% 187
Tennessee 70% 17% 7% < 1% 5% 1% 354
Texas 63% 21% 5% 1% 8% 2% 1,509
Utah 46% 25% 11% 3% 12% 4% 179
Vermont 31% 31% 7% 1% 25% 6% 217
Virginia 60% 21% 7% < 1% 10% 2% 529
Washington 45% 26% 10% 1% 16% 3% 454
West Virginia 72% 15% 2% < 1% 8% 2% 165
Wisconsin 50% 25% 7% 1% 14% 3% 389
Wyoming 60% 21% 5% < 1% 9% 5% 162

Importance of religion in one's life among adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation by state

% of adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation who say religion is…

State Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 268. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Alabama 73% 16% 6% 5% < 1% 268
Alaska 30% 32% 16% 20% 1% 193
Arizona 38% 27% 20% 14% < 1% 374
Arkansas 64% 17% 10% 8% 1% 180
California 40% 28% 15% 16% 1% 2,431
Colorado 36% 28% 17% 18% 1% 299
Connecticut 39% 25% 21% 14% < 1% 257
Delaware 40% 33% 13% 13% 1% 199
District of Columbia 46% 19% 17% 18% < 1% 222
Florida 46% 26% 13% 14% 1% 1,303
Georgia 58% 22% 9% 10% 1% 571
Hawaii 35% 36% 16% 13% < 1% 215
Idaho 34% 33% 17% 16% < 1% 178
Illinois 42% 31% 15% 12% < 1% 860
Indiana 45% 29% 14% 12% < 1% 398
Iowa 45% 28% 15% 12% < 1% 213
Kansas 42% 34% 16% 8% < 1% 187
Kentucky 53% 26% 10% 11% < 1% 251
Louisiana 67% 20% 5% 7% < 1% 268
Maine 22% 33% 18% 25% 1% 213
Maryland 43% 25% 16% 15% 1% 417
Massachusetts 30% 29% 17% 23% 1% 506
Michigan 40% 31% 15% 12% 1% 601
Minnesota 36% 31% 15% 17% 1% 357
Mississippi 71% 17% 5% 6% 1% 181
Missouri 47% 32% 12% 9% < 1% 394
Montana 33% 27% 20% 19% 1% 170
Nebraska 45% 26% 17% 11% 1% 180
Nevada 40% 29% 10% 20% 2% 210
New Hampshire 28% 26% 26% 20% < 1% 192
New Jersey 46% 32% 11% 9% 1% 596
New Mexico 51% 22% 10% 16% 1% 194
New York 40% 29% 13% 17% 1% 1,357
North Carolina 53% 24% 12% 10% 1% 624
North Dakota 40% 29% 16% 14% 1% 196
Ohio 50% 28% 9% 13% 1% 728
Oklahoma 56% 26% 6% 10% 1% 244
Oregon 31% 29% 15% 25% 1% 270
Pennsylvania 43% 28% 14% 15% 1% 836
Rhode Island 42% 26% 13% 19% < 1% 195
South Carolina 61% 20% 9% 8% 2% 282
South Dakota 50% 25% 11% 14% 1% 187
Tennessee 62% 21% 7% 9% 1% 354
Texas 56% 25% 8% 11% < 1% 1,509
Utah 41% 21% 20% 14% 4% 179
Vermont 21% 31% 21% 26% 1% 217
Virginia 50% 28% 12% 10% < 1% 529
Washington 34% 25% 20% 20% < 1% 454
West Virginia 53% 31% 7% 7% 2% 165
Wisconsin 39% 34% 13% 14% 1% 389
Wyoming 38% 36% 15% 11% < 1% 162

Attendance at religious services among adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation by state

% of adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation who attend religious services…

State At least once a week Once or twice a month/a few times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 268. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Alabama 47% 35% 18% 1% 268
Alaska 23% 36% 41% < 1% 193
Arizona 26% 36% 38% 1% 374
Arkansas 33% 36% 30% 1% 180
California 25% 36% 38% < 1% 2,431
Colorado 19% 35% 46% < 1% 299
Connecticut 27% 38% 35% < 1% 257
Delaware 24% 36% 39% 1% 199
District of Columbia 25% 31% 43% 1% 222
Florida 29% 36% 35% 1% 1,303
Georgia 33% 38% 28% < 1% 571
Hawaii 22% 38% 39% < 1% 215
Idaho 25% 31% 44% < 1% 178
Illinois 26% 38% 35% 1% 860
Indiana 30% 34% 36% < 1% 398
Iowa 28% 33% 38% < 1% 213
Kansas 32% 38% 30% < 1% 187
Kentucky 25% 38% 37% < 1% 251
Louisiana 39% 37% 23% < 1% 268
Maine 16% 30% 54% < 1% 213
Maryland 26% 36% 38% < 1% 417
Massachusetts 20% 32% 48% < 1% 506
Michigan 27% 35% 38% < 1% 601
Minnesota 25% 37% 38% < 1% 357
Mississippi 46% 32% 21% 1% 181
Missouri 31% 35% 33% 1% 394
Montana 22% 34% 44% < 1% 170
Nebraska 28% 36% 36% < 1% 180
Nevada 28% 35% 37% 1% 210
New Hampshire 19% 21% 59% 1% 192
New Jersey 32% 40% 27% 1% 596
New Mexico 27% 36% 36% < 1% 194
New York 24% 35% 41% 1% 1,357
North Carolina 32% 39% 28% 1% 624
North Dakota 25% 33% 42% 1% 196
Ohio 31% 34% 34% < 1% 728
Oklahoma 34% 37% 30% < 1% 244
Oregon 17% 32% 51% 1% 270
Pennsylvania 26% 38% 36% < 1% 836
Rhode Island 30% 31% 39% < 1% 195
South Carolina 38% 33% 28% 1% 282
South Dakota 32% 37% 32% < 1% 187
Tennessee 42% 28% 29% 1% 354
Texas 35% 35% 29% < 1% 1,509
Utah 36% 23% 39% 2% 179
Vermont 15% 35% 50% < 1% 217
Virginia 35% 37% 28% < 1% 529
Washington 21% 33% 45% 1% 454
West Virginia 34% 41% 24% 1% 165
Wisconsin 23% 41% 35% 1% 389
Wyoming 30% 29% 39% 2% 162

Frequency of prayer among adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation by state

% of adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation who pray…

State At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 268. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Alabama 68% 13% 5% 14% 1% 268
Alaska 40% 17% 9% 35% < 1% 193
Arizona 46% 20% 3% 31% < 1% 374
Arkansas 56% 20% 2% 20% 1% 180
California 45% 15% 8% 32% 1% 2,431
Colorado 41% 15% 5% 37% 2% 299
Connecticut 45% 14% 10% 29% 2% 257
Delaware 44% 16% 8% 31% 1% 199
District of Columbia 45% 20% 6% 28% 1% 222
Florida 50% 16% 6% 26% 1% 1,303
Georgia 58% 15% 5% 22% 1% 571
Hawaii 43% 18% 4% 34% 1% 215
Idaho 39% 20% 5% 36% < 1% 178
Illinois 43% 17% 9% 29% 1% 860
Indiana 46% 21% 3% 28% 1% 398
Iowa 43% 21% 7% 28% 1% 213
Kansas 51% 21% 5% 24% < 1% 187
Kentucky 50% 14% 6% 29% 1% 251
Louisiana 64% 16% 2% 19% < 1% 268
Maine 27% 18% 7% 48% < 1% 213
Maryland 47% 20% 4% 29% < 1% 417
Massachusetts 34% 14% 8% 44% < 1% 506
Michigan 46% 17% 7% 29% 1% 601
Minnesota 40% 18% 7% 35% < 1% 357
Mississippi 71% 13% 5% 10% 1% 181
Missouri 49% 19% 7% 25% < 1% 394
Montana 40% 26% 6% 28% < 1% 170
Nebraska 42% 24% 11% 22% 1% 180
Nevada 45% 14% 6% 34% < 1% 210
New Hampshire 29% 18% 9% 43% 1% 192
New Jersey 51% 17% 6% 24% 1% 596
New Mexico 49% 14% 5% 31% < 1% 194
New York 42% 17% 7% 33% 1% 1,357
North Carolina 59% 15% 5% 19% 2% 624
North Dakota 43% 18% 11% 28% < 1% 196
Ohio 52% 19% 7% 22% 1% 728
Oklahoma 58% 19% 4% 18% < 1% 244
Oregon 32% 14% 10% 44% < 1% 270
Pennsylvania 46% 17% 7% 30% < 1% 836
Rhode Island 42% 17% 7% 35% < 1% 195
South Carolina 61% 16% 5% 16% 2% 282
South Dakota 49% 20% 10% 21% < 1% 187
Tennessee 63% 18% 4% 14% 1% 354
Texas 58% 16% 6% 21% 1% 1,509
Utah 46% 12% 7% 34% 1% 179
Vermont 24% 14% 11% 50% 1% 217
Virginia 52% 16% 6% 25% 1% 529
Washington 35% 15% 10% 40% < 1% 454
West Virginia 61% 16% 5% 19% < 1% 165
Wisconsin 40% 21% 8% 29% 2% 389
Wyoming 44% 22% 9% 24% 1% 162

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation by state

% of adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation who attend prayer group…

State At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 268. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Alabama 31% 12% 13% 43% < 1% 268
Alaska 10% 3% 8% 79% < 1% 193
Arizona 16% 8% 9% 66% < 1% 374
Arkansas 24% 17% 10% 48% 1% 180
California 16% 9% 9% 66% < 1% 2,431
Colorado 12% 7% 9% 70% 2% 299
Connecticut 14% 6% 7% 72% 1% 257
Delaware 14% 7% 13% 65% < 1% 199
District of Columbia 19% 9% 7% 64% 1% 222
Florida 21% 7% 8% 64% 1% 1,303
Georgia 24% 13% 7% 56% 1% 571
Hawaii 20% 5% 12% 63% 1% 215
Idaho 16% 4% 10% 68% 1% 178
Illinois 14% 8% 8% 70% < 1% 860
Indiana 20% 9% 10% 60% < 1% 398
Iowa 16% 4% 10% 69% 1% 213
Kansas 26% 5% 7% 61% < 1% 187
Kentucky 15% 7% 13% 66% < 1% 251
Louisiana 27% 12% 8% 52% < 1% 268
Maine 7% 2% 3% 88% < 1% 213
Maryland 21% 7% 9% 63% < 1% 417
Massachusetts 9% 7% 5% 79% 1% 506
Michigan 15% 11% 6% 67% 1% 601
Minnesota 13% 7% 6% 73% < 1% 357
Mississippi 43% 11% 11% 35% < 1% 181
Missouri 20% 6% 6% 67% < 1% 394
Montana 14% 3% 9% 73% < 1% 170
Nebraska 11% 12% 10% 66% 2% 180
Nevada 20% 11% 7% 62% 1% 210
New Hampshire 7% 5% 7% 81% 1% 192
New Jersey 16% 8% 9% 65% 1% 596
New Mexico 18% 13% 7% 63% < 1% 194
New York 14% 7% 6% 72% 1% 1,357
North Carolina 25% 10% 9% 55% < 1% 624
North Dakota 12% 8% 8% 72% < 1% 196
Ohio 19% 9% 7% 65% < 1% 728
Oklahoma 28% 11% 9% 53% < 1% 244
Oregon 9% 6% 7% 77% 1% 270
Pennsylvania 16% 6% 7% 71% < 1% 836
Rhode Island 12% 4% 9% 74% < 1% 195
South Carolina 29% 9% 12% 49% 1% 282
South Dakota 12% 7% 9% 70% 1% 187
Tennessee 32% 11% 9% 46% 1% 354
Texas 26% 11% 8% 55% < 1% 1,509
Utah 28% 7% 7% 56% 1% 179
Vermont 5% 6% 5% 84% < 1% 217
Virginia 21% 10% 6% 63% 1% 529
Washington 14% 7% 6% 72% 1% 454
West Virginia 25% 13% 9% 52% 1% 165
Wisconsin 13% 7% 9% 69% 2% 389
Wyoming 14% 5% 8% 72% 1% 162

Frequency of meditation among adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation by state

% of adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation who meditate…

State At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 268. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Alabama 43% 8% 2% 47% < 1% 268
Alaska 35% 6% 9% 49% < 1% 193
Arizona 35% 10% 5% 49% 1% 374
Arkansas 37% 9% 5% 49% 1% 180
California 38% 10% 5% 46% 2% 2,431
Colorado 33% 10% 6% 49% 2% 299
Connecticut 39% 15% 3% 42% 2% 257
Delaware 33% 8% 4% 52% 2% 199
District of Columbia 43% 6% 5% 46% < 1% 222
Florida 41% 9% 4% 45% 1% 1,303
Georgia 42% 10% 4% 42% 2% 571
Hawaii 38% 9% 6% 45% 1% 215
Idaho 39% 13% 7% 40% 1% 178
Illinois 35% 9% 6% 50% 1% 860
Indiana 34% 6% 3% 55% 1% 398
Iowa 29% 4% 4% 60% 2% 213
Kansas 38% 9% 6% 48% < 1% 187
Kentucky 32% 10% 4% 51% 2% 251
Louisiana 44% 6% 3% 46% 1% 268
Maine 33% 10% 6% 50% < 1% 213
Maryland 37% 10% 5% 46% 2% 417
Massachusetts 30% 9% 5% 55% 1% 506
Michigan 33% 8% 5% 52% 1% 601
Minnesota 30% 11% 5% 54% < 1% 357
Mississippi 48% 11% 1% 37% 3% 181
Missouri 34% 8% 3% 55% 1% 394
Montana 28% 13% 7% 52% 1% 170
Nebraska 35% 10% 4% 49% 3% 180
Nevada 40% 10% 6% 43% < 1% 210
New Hampshire 27% 14% 5% 54% 1% 192
New Jersey 35% 9% 5% 50% 1% 596
New Mexico 41% 14% 1% 43% < 1% 194
New York 37% 10% 6% 46% 2% 1,357
North Carolina 41% 8% 4% 45% 2% 624
North Dakota 28% 4% 2% 64% 1% 196
Ohio 39% 8% 4% 47% 2% 728
Oklahoma 47% 5% 3% 43% 2% 244
Oregon 29% 13% 6% 50% 2% 270
Pennsylvania 33% 8% 6% 52% 1% 836
Rhode Island 39% 10% 6% 45% 1% 195
South Carolina 42% 7% 5% 44% 2% 282
South Dakota 36% 10% 3% 51% < 1% 187
Tennessee 43% 8% 3% 44% 2% 354
Texas 43% 8% 5% 42% 2% 1,509
Utah 41% 18% 2% 39% 1% 179
Vermont 25% 9% 3% 62% 1% 217
Virginia 39% 10% 5% 44% 1% 529
Washington 33% 10% 4% 52% 1% 454
West Virginia 26% 11% 5% 55% 2% 165
Wisconsin 27% 8% 7% 57% 1% 389
Wyoming 36% 8% 3% 52% 1% 162

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation by state

% of adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation who feel a sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing…

State At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 268. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Alabama 64% 18% 5% 10% 2% 268
Alaska 47% 23% 10% 20% 1% 193
Arizona 49% 16% 12% 23% < 1% 374
Arkansas 59% 16% 8% 15% 1% 180
California 52% 17% 11% 19% 1% 2,431
Colorado 46% 16% 16% 20% 3% 299
Connecticut 49% 14% 12% 24% 1% 257
Delaware 48% 16% 11% 24% 1% 199
District of Columbia 50% 17% 15% 17% 1% 222
Florida 58% 13% 9% 18% 1% 1,303
Georgia 59% 17% 10% 11% 2% 571
Hawaii 54% 15% 13% 18% 1% 215
Idaho 56% 10% 14% 20% < 1% 178
Illinois 50% 18% 10% 22% 1% 860
Indiana 51% 19% 8% 21% 1% 398
Iowa 46% 15% 14% 22% 3% 213
Kansas 56% 19% 12% 13% < 1% 187
Kentucky 54% 17% 9% 18% 2% 251
Louisiana 62% 15% 7% 16% 1% 268
Maine 43% 18% 11% 27% 1% 213
Maryland 52% 18% 12% 17% 1% 417
Massachusetts 43% 18% 10% 27% 2% 506
Michigan 51% 19% 9% 19% 1% 601
Minnesota 51% 19% 11% 18% 1% 357
Mississippi 72% 10% 5% 12% 1% 181
Missouri 52% 16% 12% 19% 1% 394
Montana 41% 31% 12% 14% 2% 170
Nebraska 50% 22% 6% 20% 2% 180
Nevada 57% 14% 11% 17% 1% 210
New Hampshire 41% 16% 14% 28% 1% 192
New Jersey 56% 15% 10% 17% 2% 596
New Mexico 53% 20% 9% 15% 2% 194
New York 49% 17% 11% 22% 2% 1,357
North Carolina 59% 15% 11% 14% 1% 624
North Dakota 45% 22% 10% 23% 1% 196
Ohio 57% 14% 13% 15% 1% 728
Oklahoma 57% 15% 6% 21% 2% 244
Oregon 49% 20% 9% 22% 1% 270
Pennsylvania 49% 16% 12% 21% 1% 836
Rhode Island 50% 15% 16% 18% 1% 195
South Carolina 60% 14% 10% 14% 2% 282
South Dakota 62% 18% 6% 12% 1% 187
Tennessee 64% 17% 4% 13% 2% 354
Texas 59% 14% 11% 15% 2% 1,509
Utah 56% 15% 9% 19% 2% 179
Vermont 44% 16% 14% 24% 1% 217
Virginia 55% 17% 11% 17% 1% 529
Washington 47% 15% 14% 23% 1% 454
West Virginia 68% 9% 8% 12% 3% 165
Wisconsin 47% 20% 9% 23% 1% 389
Wyoming 55% 14% 7% 23% 1% 162

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation by state

% of adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation who feel a sense of wonder about the universe…

State At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 268. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Alabama 41% 12% 10% 37% < 1% 268
Alaska 49% 13% 13% 23% 2% 193
Arizona 49% 15% 13% 22% 1% 374
Arkansas 40% 15% 14% 31% < 1% 180
California 46% 16% 15% 22% 1% 2,431
Colorado 46% 15% 15% 21% 2% 299
Connecticut 40% 19% 15% 25% 1% 257
Delaware 34% 26% 11% 28% 1% 199
District of Columbia 46% 14% 16% 23% 1% 222
Florida 45% 15% 14% 25% 2% 1,303
Georgia 45% 17% 11% 27% 1% 571
Hawaii 38% 19% 14% 27% 2% 215
Idaho 48% 12% 13% 27% < 1% 178
Illinois 44% 16% 14% 25% 1% 860
Indiana 42% 17% 12% 29% 1% 398
Iowa 38% 15% 16% 28% 2% 213
Kansas 41% 19% 15% 23% 2% 187
Kentucky 40% 13% 12% 33% 2% 251
Louisiana 43% 15% 13% 27% 2% 268
Maine 38% 14% 16% 32% 1% 213
Maryland 44% 12% 17% 26% 1% 417
Massachusetts 46% 14% 15% 24% 1% 506
Michigan 41% 19% 14% 25% 1% 601
Minnesota 41% 19% 11% 28% < 1% 357
Mississippi 44% 10% 11% 35% 1% 181
Missouri 42% 18% 10% 27% 2% 394
Montana 44% 15% 17% 22% 2% 170
Nebraska 33% 16% 16% 33% 2% 180
Nevada 51% 18% 13% 16% 1% 210
New Hampshire 42% 21% 9% 28% < 1% 192
New Jersey 42% 15% 15% 26% 1% 596
New Mexico 43% 18% 8% 28% 3% 194
New York 48% 15% 12% 24% 1% 1,357
North Carolina 44% 17% 13% 25% 1% 624
North Dakota 35% 13% 14% 35% 2% 196
Ohio 44% 16% 14% 24% 2% 728
Oklahoma 44% 11% 12% 32% < 1% 244
Oregon 47% 17% 13% 22% 1% 270
Pennsylvania 42% 19% 14% 25% < 1% 836
Rhode Island 34% 20% 18% 28% 1% 195
South Carolina 44% 16% 12% 26% 2% 282
South Dakota 52% 14% 7% 27% < 1% 187
Tennessee 51% 15% 8% 23% 3% 354
Texas 48% 16% 12% 22% 1% 1,509
Utah 48% 20% 15% 17% < 1% 179
Vermont 44% 15% 17% 24% < 1% 217
Virginia 46% 15% 14% 24% 1% 529
Washington 47% 15% 13% 24% 1% 454
West Virginia 45% 16% 8% 30% < 1% 165
Wisconsin 36% 20% 16% 26% 1% 389
Wyoming 41% 16% 10% 30% 2% 162

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation by state

% of adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation who say they look to…most for guidance on right and wrong

State Religion Philosophy/reason Common sense Science Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 268. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Alabama 41% 4% 47% 5% 3% 268
Alaska 16% 9% 56% 13% 7% 193
Arizona 21% 11% 53% 13% 2% 374
Arkansas 38% 7% 45% 9% 1% 180
California 21% 15% 48% 13% 3% 2,431
Colorado 17% 18% 50% 13% 2% 299
Connecticut 15% 16% 55% 12% 1% 257
Delaware 23% 10% 57% 8% 2% 199
District of Columbia 22% 14% 45% 14% 4% 222
Florida 23% 12% 53% 10% 2% 1,303
Georgia 35% 11% 44% 8% 2% 571
Hawaii 16% 13% 62% 8% 1% 215
Idaho 18% 11% 59% 10% 2% 178
Illinois 20% 12% 53% 13% 2% 860
Indiana 26% 9% 51% 12% 2% 398
Iowa 25% 15% 52% 5% 3% 213
Kansas 27% 12% 52% 8% 2% 187
Kentucky 28% 13% 50% 6% 3% 251
Louisiana 37% 10% 46% 7% 1% 268
Maine 13% 15% 60% 10% 2% 213
Maryland 27% 9% 49% 13% 3% 417
Massachusetts 13% 11% 58% 16% 3% 506
Michigan 22% 9% 56% 10% 3% 601
Minnesota 17% 14% 56% 10% 2% 357
Mississippi 41% 12% 35% 9% 2% 181
Missouri 28% 12% 49% 8% 3% 394
Montana 17% 16% 54% 12% 1% 170
Nebraska 21% 12% 54% 10% 2% 180
Nevada 20% 13% 53% 12% 3% 210
New Hampshire 10% 13% 65% 11% 2% 192
New Jersey 22% 12% 54% 11% 2% 596
New Mexico 30% 9% 43% 13% 4% 194
New York 18% 15% 54% 10% 3% 1,357
North Carolina 33% 11% 45% 9% 1% 624
North Dakota 22% 7% 55% 13% 4% 196
Ohio 25% 12% 53% 8% 2% 728
Oklahoma 24% 11% 56% 8% 1% 244
Oregon 16% 15% 52% 15% 2% 270
Pennsylvania 25% 10% 51% 12% 2% 836
Rhode Island 23% 9% 55% 12% < 1% 195
South Carolina 33% 10% 46% 7% 4% 282
South Dakota 25% 11% 52% 10% 2% 187
Tennessee 32% 9% 50% 6% 2% 354
Texas 33% 11% 44% 11% 2% 1,509
Utah 27% 10% 52% 10% 1% 179
Vermont 7% 16% 59% 17% 2% 217
Virginia 25% 13% 50% 9% 3% 529
Washington 19% 17% 50% 12% 2% 454
West Virginia 42% 7% 45% 4% 2% 165
Wisconsin 23% 15% 48% 11% 3% 389
Wyoming 23% 13% 50% 10% 5% 162

Frequency of reading scripture among adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation by state

% of adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation who read scripture…

State At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 268. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Alabama 48% 15% 10% 26% 1% 268
Alaska 22% 8% 7% 63% < 1% 193
Arizona 27% 12% 6% 55% 1% 374
Arkansas 38% 16% 9% 36% 1% 180
California 23% 10% 9% 57% 1% 2,431
Colorado 19% 9% 12% 60% 1% 299
Connecticut 22% 7% 9% 62% < 1% 257
Delaware 20% 15% 7% 56% 2% 199
District of Columbia 24% 13% 8% 55% < 1% 222
Florida 31% 10% 9% 49% 1% 1,303
Georgia 39% 11% 8% 42% < 1% 571
Hawaii 22% 9% 7% 61% 1% 215
Idaho 25% 10% 10% 55% < 1% 178
Illinois 23% 11% 11% 55% 1% 860
Indiana 26% 8% 11% 54% 1% 398
Iowa 21% 12% 10% 57% < 1% 213
Kansas 26% 11% 10% 53% < 1% 187
Kentucky 30% 7% 8% 54% < 1% 251
Louisiana 40% 13% 8% 37% 2% 268
Maine 15% 5% 5% 75% 1% 213
Maryland 31% 12% 7% 50% < 1% 417
Massachusetts 12% 8% 9% 71% < 1% 506
Michigan 24% 12% 9% 54% 1% 601
Minnesota 19% 7% 12% 62% < 1% 357
Mississippi 52% 12% 5% 31% 1% 181
Missouri 29% 12% 9% 49% < 1% 394
Montana 22% 7% 8% 62% < 1% 170
Nebraska 21% 11% 5% 62% 1% 180
Nevada 23% 13% 10% 54% < 1% 210
New Hampshire 13% 9% 8% 70% < 1% 192
New Jersey 26% 8% 8% 57% 1% 596
New Mexico 32% 8% 7% 52% < 1% 194
New York 22% 9% 9% 59% 1% 1,357
North Carolina 36% 16% 9% 38% 1% 624
North Dakota 14% 12% 10% 64% < 1% 196
Ohio 30% 9% 7% 53% < 1% 728
Oklahoma 41% 12% 8% 38% < 1% 244
Oregon 18% 8% 9% 65% 1% 270
Pennsylvania 23% 8% 12% 57% < 1% 836
Rhode Island 16% 12% 11% 61% < 1% 195
South Carolina 41% 13% 6% 40% < 1% 282
South Dakota 25% 11% 9% 55% < 1% 187
Tennessee 48% 10% 6% 33% 2% 354
Texas 36% 11% 9% 43% 1% 1,509
Utah 36% 5% 9% 48% 2% 179
Vermont 12% 7% 4% 77% < 1% 217
Virginia 33% 12% 8% 46% 1% 529
Washington 18% 11% 8% 63% < 1% 454
West Virginia 34% 15% 9% 41% < 1% 165
Wisconsin 19% 11% 8% 62% 1% 389
Wyoming 25% 11% 7% 57% < 1% 162

Interpreting scripture among adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation by state

% of adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation who say the holy scripture is…

State Word of God; should be taken literally Word of God; not everything taken literally Word of God; other/don't know Not the word of God Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 268. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Alabama 44% 33% 4% 16% 3% 268
Alaska 22% 17% 1% 52% 9% 193
Arizona 20% 27% 1% 40% 12% 374
Arkansas 40% 28% 1% 25% 6% 180
California 21% 22% 2% 47% 9% 2,431
Colorado 15% 20% 1% 54% 10% 299
Connecticut 19% 24% 2% 49% 6% 257
Delaware 19% 27% 3% 45% 7% 199
District of Columbia 23% 22% 1% 46% 8% 222
Florida 26% 24% 3% 40% 7% 1,303
Georgia 36% 26% 2% 30% 6% 571
Hawaii 19% 22% < 1% 48% 10% 215
Idaho 15% 32% 2% 47% 5% 178
Illinois 21% 30% 2% 40% 6% 860
Indiana 27% 30% 3% 34% 6% 398
Iowa 19% 34% 1% 39% 7% 213
Kansas 22% 38% 2% 30% 7% 187
Kentucky 30% 26% 2% 37% 6% 251
Louisiana 41% 26% 1% 27% 4% 268
Maine 13% 20% 1% 55% 11% 213
Maryland 23% 24% 2% 44% 7% 417
Massachusetts 13% 21% 2% 57% 7% 506
Michigan 21% 33% 1% 37% 7% 601
Minnesota 16% 23% 2% 49% 11% 357
Mississippi 53% 23% 3% 16% 4% 181
Missouri 25% 29% 2% 33% 10% 394
Montana 11% 35% 3% 44% 7% 170
Nebraska 24% 35% 2% 33% 6% 180
Nevada 22% 23% 1% 48% 5% 210
New Hampshire 8% 23% 1% 58% 9% 192
New Jersey 22% 27% 1% 42% 7% 596
New Mexico 27% 23% 2% 41% 6% 194
New York 20% 22% 2% 49% 7% 1,357
North Carolina 31% 25% 2% 33% 9% 624
North Dakota 17% 30% 2% 45% 6% 196
Ohio 28% 29% 2% 32% 8% 728
Oklahoma 28% 29% 2% 32% 8% 244
Oregon 15% 23% 1% 52% 8% 270
Pennsylvania 22% 27% 2% 43% 7% 836
Rhode Island 15% 29% 2% 51% 3% 195
South Carolina 40% 27% 2% 25% 7% 282
South Dakota 23% 33% 2% 30% 11% 187
Tennessee 37% 24% 4% 26% 9% 354
Texas 33% 26% 2% 32% 7% 1,509
Utah 17% 30% 2% 45% 7% 179
Vermont 8% 20% 4% 64% 5% 217
Virginia 29% 25% 2% 36% 8% 529
Washington 16% 23% 1% 52% 7% 454
West Virginia 40% 21% 5% 26% 7% 165
Wisconsin 22% 30% 3% 39% 6% 389
Wyoming 20% 31% 5% 36% 9% 162

Belief in Heaven among adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation by state

% of adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation who …in heaven

State Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 268. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Alabama 84% 12% 4% 268
Alaska 59% 32% 9% 193
Arizona 67% 26% 7% 374
Arkansas 84% 11% 4% 180
California 62% 31% 7% 2,431
Colorado 55% 34% 11% 299
Connecticut 66% 27% 7% 257
Delaware 71% 24% 5% 199
District of Columbia 63% 30% 7% 222
Florida 67% 25% 8% 1,303
Georgia 74% 21% 6% 571
Hawaii 60% 28% 12% 215
Idaho 67% 28% 5% 178
Illinois 68% 24% 8% 860
Indiana 74% 18% 8% 398
Iowa 73% 21% 5% 213
Kansas 77% 15% 8% 187
Kentucky 75% 19% 6% 251
Louisiana 80% 15% 6% 268
Maine 56% 38% 6% 213
Maryland 64% 30% 5% 417
Massachusetts 50% 39% 11% 506
Michigan 69% 23% 8% 601
Minnesota 68% 25% 7% 357
Mississippi 86% 10% 4% 181
Missouri 78% 17% 5% 394
Montana 67% 30% 3% 170
Nebraska 72% 24% 4% 180
Nevada 60% 32% 8% 210
New Hampshire 55% 36% 9% 192
New Jersey 69% 23% 8% 596
New Mexico 61% 33% 7% 194
New York 64% 30% 7% 1,357
North Carolina 74% 18% 7% 624
North Dakota 70% 22% 8% 196
Ohio 76% 19% 5% 728
Oklahoma 74% 21% 6% 244
Oregon 51% 40% 9% 270
Pennsylvania 68% 25% 7% 836
Rhode Island 62% 29% 9% 195
South Carolina 78% 13% 9% 282
South Dakota 73% 18% 9% 187
Tennessee 79% 15% 6% 354
Texas 73% 20% 7% 1,509
Utah 68% 27% 5% 179
Vermont 52% 41% 7% 217
Virginia 72% 21% 7% 529
Washington 53% 37% 10% 454
West Virginia 79% 13% 8% 165
Wisconsin 69% 24% 8% 389
Wyoming 69% 19% 12% 162

Belief in Hell among adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation by state

% of adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation who …in hell

State Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 268. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Alabama 71% 23% 6% 268
Alaska 49% 43% 8% 193
Arizona 48% 43% 9% 374
Arkansas 73% 25% 2% 180
California 45% 47% 8% 2,431
Colorado 39% 50% 11% 299
Connecticut 45% 47% 8% 257
Delaware 53% 39% 9% 199
District of Columbia 40% 51% 9% 222
Florida 52% 40% 8% 1,303
Georgia 61% 33% 6% 571
Hawaii 48% 41% 11% 215
Idaho 48% 44% 7% 178
Illinois 51% 40% 9% 860
Indiana 60% 32% 7% 398
Iowa 54% 37% 9% 213
Kansas 58% 30% 12% 187
Kentucky 66% 28% 6% 251
Louisiana 65% 27% 8% 268
Maine 34% 55% 11% 213
Maryland 47% 45% 8% 417
Massachusetts 31% 58% 11% 506
Michigan 53% 39% 9% 601
Minnesota 45% 46% 10% 357
Mississippi 76% 20% 5% 181
Missouri 60% 31% 8% 394
Montana 45% 51% 4% 170
Nebraska 51% 42% 7% 180
Nevada 45% 47% 8% 210
New Hampshire 38% 55% 7% 192
New Jersey 49% 41% 10% 596
New Mexico 46% 46% 8% 194
New York 47% 45% 8% 1,357
North Carolina 63% 30% 7% 624
North Dakota 50% 44% 6% 196
Ohio 58% 35% 7% 728
Oklahoma 61% 34% 5% 244
Oregon 35% 55% 10% 270
Pennsylvania 52% 40% 8% 836
Rhode Island 46% 42% 12% 195
South Carolina 62% 26% 12% 282
South Dakota 59% 32% 9% 187
Tennessee 71% 22% 7% 354
Texas 59% 33% 8% 1,509
Utah 40% 55% 5% 179
Vermont 31% 59% 10% 217
Virginia 56% 35% 9% 529
Washington 37% 54% 9% 454
West Virginia 67% 25% 8% 165
Wisconsin 55% 38% 7% 389
Wyoming 51% 39% 10% 162

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation by state

% of adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation who identify as…

State Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 268. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Alabama 45% 8% 46% 268
Alaska 28% 27% 45% 193
Arizona 34% 21% 45% 374
Arkansas 35% 17% 48% 180
California 25% 20% 55% 2,431
Colorado 30% 17% 53% 299
Connecticut 22% 22% 56% 257
Delaware 22% 16% 62% 199
District of Columbia 10% 13% 77% 222
Florida 31% 19% 50% 1,303
Georgia 32% 20% 48% 571
Hawaii 25% 20% 55% 215
Idaho 37% 19% 43% 178
Illinois 26% 20% 54% 860
Indiana 31% 23% 46% 398
Iowa 28% 23% 48% 213
Kansas 37% 27% 36% 187
Kentucky 32% 15% 53% 251
Louisiana 37% 14% 48% 268
Maine 29% 14% 57% 213
Maryland 22% 14% 63% 417
Massachusetts 23% 16% 61% 506
Michigan 28% 17% 55% 601
Minnesota 30% 17% 52% 357
Mississippi 33% 16% 51% 181
Missouri 33% 18% 49% 394
Montana 39% 23% 39% 170
Nebraska 35% 18% 47% 180
Nevada 24% 19% 57% 210
New Hampshire 25% 19% 56% 192
New Jersey 24% 19% 57% 596
New Mexico 26% 14% 60% 194
New York 22% 19% 59% 1,357
North Carolina 31% 18% 51% 624
North Dakota 39% 23% 38% 196
Ohio 32% 19% 48% 728
Oklahoma 38% 17% 45% 244
Oregon 25% 22% 54% 270
Pennsylvania 30% 15% 55% 836
Rhode Island 27% 15% 58% 195
South Carolina 36% 16% 48% 282
South Dakota 44% 12% 44% 187
Tennessee 37% 18% 44% 354
Texas 31% 23% 46% 1,509
Utah 40% 20% 40% 179
Vermont 24% 12% 64% 217
Virginia 31% 20% 49% 529
Washington 23% 24% 53% 454
West Virginia 31% 18% 51% 165
Wisconsin 36% 15% 50% 389
Wyoming 46% 20% 33% 162

Political ideology among adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation by state

% of adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation who are…

State Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 268. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Alabama 43% 35% 16% 6% 268
Alaska 20% 46% 28% 6% 193
Arizona 28% 36% 30% 7% 374
Arkansas 31% 44% 17% 9% 180
California 25% 36% 34% 5% 2,431
Colorado 24% 38% 32% 6% 299
Connecticut 25% 39% 29% 7% 257
Delaware 20% 43% 29% 7% 199
District of Columbia 15% 33% 43% 9% 222
Florida 30% 34% 29% 8% 1,303
Georgia 30% 38% 26% 6% 571
Hawaii 26% 46% 22% 6% 215
Idaho 30% 37% 29% 4% 178
Illinois 27% 35% 33% 6% 860
Indiana 30% 35% 27% 8% 398
Iowa 32% 33% 29% 5% 213
Kansas 25% 35% 36% 3% 187
Kentucky 29% 35% 31% 6% 251
Louisiana 46% 32% 16% 5% 268
Maine 24% 42% 32% 3% 213
Maryland 15% 39% 37% 9% 417
Massachusetts 21% 31% 42% 7% 506
Michigan 26% 39% 28% 7% 601
Minnesota 25% 32% 35% 8% 357
Mississippi 33% 38% 22% 7% 181
Missouri 29% 36% 26% 9% 394
Montana 32% 34% 28% 5% 170
Nebraska 31% 31% 30% 8% 180
Nevada 22% 41% 31% 5% 210
New Hampshire 24% 35% 37% 3% 192
New Jersey 22% 40% 31% 7% 596
New Mexico 22% 42% 31% 5% 194
New York 23% 36% 36% 5% 1,357
North Carolina 32% 33% 29% 5% 624
North Dakota 29% 36% 30% 5% 196
Ohio 32% 36% 25% 7% 728
Oklahoma 31% 42% 20% 7% 244
Oregon 20% 39% 33% 8% 270
Pennsylvania 25% 38% 28% 8% 836
Rhode Island 20% 40% 36% 5% 195
South Carolina 33% 43% 18% 6% 282
South Dakota 39% 36% 20% 5% 187
Tennessee 33% 32% 27% 8% 354
Texas 31% 36% 26% 7% 1,509
Utah 29% 36% 28% 7% 179
Vermont 23% 34% 40% 3% 217
Virginia 27% 43% 26% 5% 529
Washington 19% 35% 39% 7% 454
West Virginia 34% 39% 23% 4% 165
Wisconsin 33% 38% 25% 4% 389
Wyoming 22% 42% 24% 12% 162

Views about size of government among adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation by state

% of adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation who would rather have…

State Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 268. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Alabama 48% 46% 2% 3% 268
Alaska 41% 53% 3% 3% 193
Arizona 51% 43% 2% 4% 374
Arkansas 44% 49% 2% 5% 180
California 39% 54% 4% 4% 2,431
Colorado 42% 49% 4% 5% 299
Connecticut 44% 49% 3% 3% 257
Delaware 45% 50% 3% 3% 199
District of Columbia 19% 76% 3% 2% 222
Florida 41% 52% 3% 4% 1,303
Georgia 41% 51% 4% 4% 571
Hawaii 47% 44% 5% 4% 215
Idaho 55% 37% 5% 4% 178
Illinois 46% 47% 3% 3% 860
Indiana 47% 44% 4% 5% 398
Iowa 51% 42% 2% 4% 213
Kansas 57% 35% 3% 5% 187
Kentucky 46% 46% 4% 4% 251
Louisiana 43% 51% 3% 3% 268
Maine 53% 38% 5% 5% 213
Maryland 42% 51% 1% 6% 417
Massachusetts 43% 50% 3% 5% 506
Michigan 49% 43% 4% 4% 601
Minnesota 52% 40% 4% 4% 357
Mississippi 46% 47% 3% 4% 181
Missouri 55% 39% 2% 4% 394
Montana 57% 34% 3% 6% 170
Nebraska 58% 37% 2% 3% 180
Nevada 50% 45% 3% 2% 210
New Hampshire 59% 37% 2% 2% 192
New Jersey 39% 53% 4% 4% 596
New Mexico 35% 61% 2% 2% 194
New York 37% 57% 3% 4% 1,357
North Carolina 41% 52% 3% 5% 624
North Dakota 62% 33% 2% 3% 196
Ohio 49% 42% 3% 5% 728
Oklahoma 51% 42% 4% 3% 244
Oregon 48% 45% 2% 5% 270
Pennsylvania 51% 43% 2% 4% 836
Rhode Island 50% 45% 2% 3% 195
South Carolina 46% 48% 1% 5% 282
South Dakota 63% 32% 3% 2% 187
Tennessee 46% 45% 4% 5% 354
Texas 41% 52% 3% 4% 1,509
Utah 56% 37% 3% 3% 179
Vermont 41% 48% 4% 7% 217
Virginia 45% 49% 3% 3% 529
Washington 45% 48% 4% 3% 454
West Virginia 49% 38% 6% 6% 165
Wisconsin 53% 42% 2% 3% 389
Wyoming 69% 22% 2% 8% 162

Views about government aid to the poor among adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation by state

% of adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation who say government aid to the poor…

State Does more harm than good Does more good than harm Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 268. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Alabama 44% 48% 5% 2% 268
Alaska 39% 55% 5% 2% 193
Arizona 40% 51% 4% 4% 374
Arkansas 38% 59% 2% 1% 180
California 33% 61% 4% 2% 2,431
Colorado 38% 57% 3% 2% 299
Connecticut 36% 60% 3% 1% 257
Delaware 37% 58% 3% 2% 199
District of Columbia 17% 80% 2% 1% 222
Florida 41% 53% 4% 2% 1,303
Georgia 38% 56% 5% 2% 571
Hawaii 42% 50% 7% 1% 215
Idaho 40% 54% 3% 2% 178
Illinois 37% 58% 3% 2% 860
Indiana 49% 45% 5% 1% 398
Iowa 40% 55% 4% 1% 213
Kansas 36% 57% 5% 2% 187
Kentucky 43% 49% 6% 2% 251
Louisiana 42% 51% 4% 3% 268
Maine 34% 59% 4% 2% 213
Maryland 34% 61% 4% 1% 417
Massachusetts 34% 61% 3% 3% 506
Michigan 37% 57% 4% 2% 601
Minnesota 36% 58% 4% 1% 357
Mississippi 44% 49% 6% 1% 181
Missouri 40% 55% 4% 1% 394
Montana 42% 53% 2% 3% 170
Nebraska 46% 53% 1% < 1% 180
Nevada 40% 57% 3% < 1% 210
New Hampshire 33% 62% 3% 2% 192
New Jersey 35% 59% 3% 3% 596
New Mexico 32% 63% 1% 3% 194
New York 34% 60% 4% 2% 1,357
North Carolina 37% 57% 4% 3% 624
North Dakota 50% 45% 4% 1% 196
Ohio 41% 52% 4% 2% 728
Oklahoma 43% 52% 3% 2% 244
Oregon 33% 64% 2% 1% 270
Pennsylvania 40% 55% 4% 2% 836
Rhode Island 35% 60% 2% 3% 195
South Carolina 32% 60% 4% 4% 282
South Dakota 46% 53% 1% < 1% 187
Tennessee 37% 58% 3% 3% 354
Texas 41% 53% 4% 3% 1,509
Utah 43% 55% 1% < 1% 179
Vermont 28% 66% 3% 3% 217
Virginia 40% 53% 4% 3% 529
Washington 32% 63% 3% 2% 454
West Virginia 32% 60% 7% < 1% 165
Wisconsin 42% 54% 2% 2% 389
Wyoming 56% 34% 7% 3% 162

Views about abortion among adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation by state

% of adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation who say abortion should be…

State Legal in all/most cases Illegal in all/most cases Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 268. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Alabama 43% 54% 4% 268
Alaska 77% 21% 2% 193
Arizona 55% 39% 6% 374
Arkansas 47% 52% 1% 180
California 63% 33% 4% 2,431
Colorado 73% 24% 3% 299
Connecticut 72% 24% 4% 257
Delaware 66% 28% 6% 199
District of Columbia 77% 20% 3% 222
Florida 63% 33% 4% 1,303
Georgia 58% 37% 4% 571
Hawaii 74% 23% 3% 215
Idaho 53% 42% 5% 178
Illinois 64% 35% 2% 860
Indiana 51% 44% 5% 398
Iowa 60% 38% 2% 213
Kansas 58% 39% 3% 187
Kentucky 45% 48% 6% 251
Louisiana 44% 53% 3% 268
Maine 73% 23% 4% 213
Maryland 70% 28% 3% 417
Massachusetts 80% 17% 3% 506
Michigan 61% 36% 3% 601
Minnesota 61% 35% 4% 357
Mississippi 46% 49% 6% 181
Missouri 52% 43% 5% 394
Montana 70% 28% 2% 170
Nebraska 62% 33% 5% 180
Nevada 72% 25% 4% 210
New Hampshire 74% 24% 2% 192
New Jersey 67% 29% 4% 596
New Mexico 60% 37% 3% 194
New York 69% 28% 4% 1,357
North Carolina 54% 39% 7% 624
North Dakota 59% 38% 3% 196
Ohio 56% 39% 6% 728
Oklahoma 60% 37% 4% 244
Oregon 75% 23% 3% 270
Pennsylvania 60% 36% 4% 836
Rhode Island 72% 24% 4% 195
South Carolina 51% 41% 8% 282
South Dakota 61% 35% 4% 187
Tennessee 50% 45% 6% 354
Texas 52% 44% 4% 1,509
Utah 63% 33% 4% 179
Vermont 78% 17% 4% 217
Virginia 65% 32% 3% 529
Washington 71% 24% 4% 454
West Virginia 48% 47% 5% 165
Wisconsin 60% 38% 2% 389
Wyoming 63% 34% 3% 162

Views about homosexuality among adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation by state

% of adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation who say homosexuality…

State Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 268. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Alabama 48% 44% 4% 3% 268
Alaska 75% 20% 3% 2% 193
Arizona 71% 19% 4% 5% 374
Arkansas 53% 39% 4% 3% 180
California 75% 18% 4% 3% 2,431
Colorado 80% 13% 4% 3% 299
Connecticut 80% 15% 2% 3% 257
Delaware 78% 18% 2% 1% 199
District of Columbia 77% 18% 3% 3% 222
Florida 70% 23% 4% 3% 1,303
Georgia 64% 28% 3% 4% 571
Hawaii 67% 26% 3% 4% 215
Idaho 77% 14% 9% < 1% 178
Illinois 70% 23% 4% 2% 860
Indiana 64% 28% 4% 4% 398
Iowa 66% 27% 3% 3% 213
Kansas 67% 24% 7% 2% 187
Kentucky 58% 31% 7% 4% 251
Louisiana 63% 29% 5% 3% 268
Maine 79% 14% 3% 3% 213
Maryland 74% 21% 4% 1% 417
Massachusetts 85% 10% 2% 3% 506
Michigan 72% 22% 4% 2% 601
Minnesota 76% 21% 3% < 1% 357
Mississippi 51% 42% 6% 1% 181
Missouri 66% 30% 2% 3% 394
Montana 75% 17% 6% 2% 170
Nebraska 68% 27% 3% 2% 180
Nevada 75% 19% 3% 3% 210
New Hampshire 81% 13% 3% 2% 192
New Jersey 78% 17% 2% 3% 596
New Mexico 76% 20% 2% 2% 194
New York 75% 19% 3% 3% 1,357
North Carolina 60% 29% 6% 5% 624
North Dakota 67% 24% 7% 2% 196
Ohio 69% 24% 3% 4% 728
Oklahoma 62% 28% 5% 5% 244
Oregon 80% 14% 3% 3% 270
Pennsylvania 73% 22% 3% 2% 836
Rhode Island 83% 11% 4% 1% 195
South Carolina 62% 32% 3% 4% 282
South Dakota 65% 28% 5% 1% 187
Tennessee 54% 39% 4% 3% 354
Texas 64% 29% 4% 3% 1,509
Utah 77% 16% 2% 4% 179
Vermont 85% 10% 3% 2% 217
Virginia 74% 22% 3% 1% 529
Washington 81% 15% 2% 2% 454
West Virginia 58% 35% 5% 2% 165
Wisconsin 73% 24% 1% 2% 389
Wyoming 66% 23% 7% 4% 162

Views about same-sex marriage among adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation by state

% of adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation who …same-sex marriage

State Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 268. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Alabama 39% 51% 10% 268
Alaska 73% 21% 5% 193
Arizona 67% 26% 8% 374
Arkansas 44% 42% 14% 180
California 68% 26% 6% 2,431
Colorado 78% 16% 5% 299
Connecticut 77% 21% 3% 257
Delaware 68% 27% 5% 199
District of Columbia 72% 19% 9% 222
Florida 60% 32% 8% 1,303
Georgia 55% 36% 9% 571
Hawaii 60% 28% 12% 215
Idaho 67% 22% 11% 178
Illinois 65% 28% 7% 860
Indiana 57% 35% 9% 398
Iowa 63% 29% 8% 213
Kansas 60% 31% 9% 187
Kentucky 52% 39% 9% 251
Louisiana 52% 42% 6% 268
Maine 74% 22% 4% 213
Maryland 67% 26% 7% 417
Massachusetts 77% 15% 7% 506
Michigan 62% 31% 7% 601
Minnesota 72% 24% 4% 357
Mississippi 42% 50% 8% 181
Missouri 55% 38% 7% 394
Montana 68% 20% 12% 170
Nebraska 60% 34% 6% 180
Nevada 60% 33% 7% 210
New Hampshire 80% 17% 3% 192
New Jersey 66% 27% 8% 596
New Mexico 62% 32% 7% 194
New York 68% 26% 6% 1,357
North Carolina 54% 36% 10% 624
North Dakota 61% 32% 6% 196
Ohio 60% 32% 7% 728
Oklahoma 53% 39% 7% 244
Oregon 71% 23% 6% 270
Pennsylvania 65% 28% 7% 836
Rhode Island 75% 20% 5% 195
South Carolina 51% 42% 7% 282
South Dakota 56% 37% 6% 187
Tennessee 46% 45% 9% 354
Texas 55% 39% 6% 1,509
Utah 68% 29% 3% 179
Vermont 82% 14% 4% 217
Virginia 62% 32% 7% 529
Washington 75% 18% 6% 454
West Virginia 50% 41% 10% 165
Wisconsin 67% 28% 5% 389
Wyoming 62% 26% 12% 162

Views about environmental regulation among adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation by state

% of adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation who say…

State Stricter environmental laws and regulations cost too many jobs and hurt the economy Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 268. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Alabama 40% 52% 3% 6% 268
Alaska 31% 66% 2% 1% 193
Arizona 37% 57% 2% 3% 374
Arkansas 41% 56% 1% 2% 180
California 30% 65% 2% 3% 2,431
Colorado 33% 63% 2% 3% 299
Connecticut 27% 69% 1% 4% 257
Delaware 30% 62% 5% 4% 199
District of Columbia 22% 74% 1% 3% 222
Florida 33% 63% 2% 3% 1,303
Georgia 31% 64% 2% 2% 571
Hawaii 21% 75% < 1% 4% 215
Idaho 38% 58% 2% 2% 178
Illinois 34% 62% 2% 2% 860
Indiana 38% 58% 2% 2% 398
Iowa 26% 68% 3% 3% 213
Kansas 34% 58% 3% 5% 187
Kentucky 44% 53% 1% 3% 251
Louisiana 42% 53% 1% 4% 268
Maine 27% 68% 3% 2% 213
Maryland 27% 70% 1% 2% 417
Massachusetts 28% 68% 2% 3% 506
Michigan 33% 58% 4% 5% 601
Minnesota 29% 66% 3% 3% 357
Mississippi 35% 58% 5% 2% 181
Missouri 40% 55% 2% 3% 394
Montana 42% 52% 3% 2% 170
Nebraska 30% 63% 3% 5% 180
Nevada 33% 60% 3% 4% 210
New Hampshire 24% 74% 1% < 1% 192
New Jersey 30% 65% 2% 3% 596
New Mexico 29% 67% 2% 2% 194
New York 26% 69% 2% 3% 1,357
North Carolina 35% 57% 3% 5% 624
North Dakota 39% 52% 4% 6% 196
Ohio 36% 59% 2% 2% 728
Oklahoma 37% 56% 3% 4% 244
Oregon 30% 62% 2% 6% 270
Pennsylvania 34% 63% 2% 2% 836
Rhode Island 25% 70% 1% 4% 195
South Carolina 35% 60% 3% 2% 282
South Dakota 43% 56% 1% < 1% 187
Tennessee 38% 57% 2% 3% 354
Texas 33% 62% 2% 3% 1,509
Utah 40% 55% 3% 2% 179
Vermont 23% 74% 1% 1% 217
Virginia 32% 66% 2% 1% 529
Washington 25% 70% 3% 2% 454
West Virginia 48% 43% 4% 6% 165
Wisconsin 30% 66% 2% 2% 389
Wyoming 46% 46% 5% 3% 162

Views about human evolution among adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation by state

% of adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation who say humans…

State Evolved; due to natural processes Evolved; due to God's design Evolved; don't know how Always existed in present form Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 268. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Alabama 22% 31% 4% 39% 5% 268
Alaska 44% 25% 5% 20% 5% 193
Arizona 43% 23% 3% 26% 5% 374
Arkansas 27% 32% 4% 36% 2% 180
California 47% 21% 5% 24% 4% 2,431
Colorado 49% 23% 4% 22% 2% 299
Connecticut 45% 23% 4% 25% 2% 257
Delaware 45% 22% 5% 23% 6% 199
District of Columbia 50% 23% 4% 19% 4% 222
Florida 38% 26% 4% 29% 3% 1,303
Georgia 31% 26% 4% 34% 5% 571
Hawaii 45% 21% 5% 26% 3% 215
Idaho 33% 33% 6% 23% 4% 178
Illinois 42% 27% 4% 25% 3% 860
Indiana 33% 29% 5% 30% 3% 398
Iowa 42% 29% 3% 20% 6% 213
Kansas 33% 29% 5% 28% 6% 187
Kentucky 31% 32% 4% 29% 5% 251
Louisiana 27% 32% 3% 34% 4% 268
Maine 58% 14% 5% 19% 4% 213
Maryland 43% 26% 4% 25% 2% 417
Massachusetts 53% 23% 5% 16% 3% 506
Michigan 40% 24% 6% 27% 3% 601
Minnesota 42% 23% 6% 25% 4% 357
Mississippi 19% 27% 4% 45% 4% 181
Missouri 36% 25% 6% 30% 3% 394
Montana 48% 23% 2% 23% 4% 170
Nebraska 40% 27% 2% 27% 4% 180
Nevada 41% 24% 5% 25% 4% 210
New Hampshire 57% 20% 1% 20% 2% 192
New Jersey 43% 23% 5% 25% 5% 596
New Mexico 38% 26% 3% 30% 2% 194
New York 43% 23% 4% 26% 3% 1,357
North Carolina 32% 31% 6% 28% 4% 624
North Dakota 42% 23% 3% 29% 3% 196
Ohio 33% 28% 6% 29% 4% 728
Oklahoma 30% 29% 2% 34% 5% 244
Oregon 50% 23% 5% 16% 6% 270
Pennsylvania 41% 24% 4% 27% 4% 836
Rhode Island 39% 29% 6% 25% 1% 195
South Carolina 29% 29% 3% 34% 6% 282
South Dakota 31% 27% 4% 32% 5% 187
Tennessee 23% 24% 4% 40% 8% 354
Texas 33% 27% 4% 32% 4% 1,509
Utah 38% 29% 3% 27% 3% 179
Vermont 63% 16% 6% 13% 2% 217
Virginia 36% 30% 3% 26% 4% 529
Washington 49% 20% 7% 22% 3% 454
West Virginia 24% 25% 5% 39% 7% 165
Wisconsin 42% 25% 2% 26% 5% 389
Wyoming 34% 27% 10% 25% 4% 162