State among adults who say that there are clear standards for what is right and wrong

% of adults who say that there are clear standards for what is right and wrong 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 = 12,206. 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 2% < 1% 2% 1% 11% 2% 1% < 1% < 1% 6% 4% < 1% 1% 4% 2% 1% 1% 2% 2% < 1% 2% 2% 3% 2% 1% 2% < 1% 1% 1% < 1% 2% 1% 5% 3% < 1% 4% 1% 1% 5% < 1% 2% < 1% 3% 8% 1% < 1% 3% 2% 1% 2% < 1% 12,206

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State among adults who say that there are clear standards for what is right and wrong by religious group

% of adults who say that there are clear standards for what is right and wrong 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 = 0. 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.
Catholic 1% < 1% 3% < 1% 14% 2% 2% < 1% < 1% 7% 1% < 1% < 1% 6% 2% 1% 1% < 1% 2% < 1% 2% 3% 3% 2% < 1% 2% < 1% 1% 1% < 1% 5% 1% 8% 1% < 1% 3% < 1% 1% 6% 1% < 1% < 1% 1% 8% < 1% < 1% 2% 2% < 1% 2% < 1% 2,385
Evangelical Protestant 3% < 1% 2% 2% 9% 2% < 1% < 1% < 1% 6% 5% < 1% < 1% 3% 3% 1% 1% 3% 2% < 1% 1% < 1% 3% 1% 2% 3% < 1% 1% 1% < 1% 1% 1% 2% 4% < 1% 4% 2% 2% 4% < 1% 2% < 1% 4% 9% < 1% < 1% 4% 2% 1% 1% < 1% 4,563
Historically Black Protestant 4% < 1% < 1% 1% 6% < 1% 2% < 1% 1% 9% 9% < 1% < 1% 4% 1% < 1% < 1% 1% 5% < 1% 3% 1% 5% 1% 3% 1% < 1% < 1% 1% < 1% 2% < 1% 6% 6% < 1% 2% 1% < 1% 4% < 1% 3% < 1% 3% 6% < 1% < 1% 3% 1% < 1% 1% < 1% 585
Jehovah's Witness 1% < 1% 2% < 1% 18% 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 3% 5% < 1% < 1% 5% 2% < 1% 1% 1% 2% < 1% < 1% 1% 5% 1% 1% 2% < 1% < 1% < 1% 1% 1% 2% 10% 1% < 1% 5% 1% 1% 5% 1% 1% < 1% 1% 13% < 1% < 1% 1% 4% < 1% 2% 1% 140
Jewish 1% < 1% 3% < 1% 13% 3% 3% < 1% < 1% 9% 1% < 1% < 1% 2% 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 1% 4% 2% 4% 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 2% 1% 10% < 1% 25% 1% < 1% 1% < 1% 1% 3% < 1% 1% < 1% 1% 3% < 1% < 1% 2% < 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 188
Mainline Protestant 1% < 1% 2% 1% 7% 2% 1% < 1% < 1% 6% 3% < 1% 1% 4% 2% 2% 2% 1% 1% 1% 2% 1% 4% 3% 1% 2% < 1% 1% 1% 1% 2% 1% 4% 5% 1% 5% 2% 2% 7% < 1% 2% 1% 2% 8% < 1% < 1% 3% 2% 1% 2% < 1% 2,013
Mormon 1% 1% 7% 1% 8% 3% 1% < 1% < 1% 2% 2% < 1% 6% < 1% 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 1% 1% 3% 1% < 1% 2% < 1% 2% 1% 2% 1% < 1% 1% 1% 3% 1% < 1% 1% < 1% 1% 6% 27% < 1% 3% 6% 1% < 1% 1% 382
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 1% < 1% 2% 1% 13% 2% 1% < 1% < 1% 7% 2% < 1% 1% 3% 3% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 3% 4% 1% 1% 2% 1% 1% 1% 1% 2% 1% 6% 2% < 1% 4% 1% 1% 4% < 1% 1% < 1% 2% 7% 1% < 1% 2% 3% 1% 2% < 1% 1,520

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Age distribution among adults who say that there are clear standards for what is right and wrong by state

% of adults who say that there are clear standards for what is right and wrong who are ages…

State 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 223. 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 16% 34% 29% 21% 223
Alaska 10% 43% 33% 14% 104
Arizona 16% 33% 28% 23% 248
Arkansas 15% 39% 27% 19% 121
California 18% 38% 28% 17% 1,128
Colorado 20% 34% 24% 21% 187
Connecticut 12% 32% 38% 18% 111
Florida 13% 33% 30% 24% 661
Georgia 16% 37% 29% 19% 368
Idaho 14% 37% 28% 22% 135
Illinois 13% 34% 30% 23% 419
Indiana 15% 34% 33% 18% 239
Iowa 13% 31% 32% 24% 112
Kansas 14% 50% 23% 14% 118
Kentucky 9% 40% 34% 16% 170
Louisiana 17% 38% 25% 20% 182
Maryland 12% 38% 33% 18% 203
Massachusetts 13% 33% 37% 17% 171
Michigan 12% 34% 33% 21% 342
Minnesota 12% 34% 32% 22% 189
Mississippi 15% 30% 31% 23% 121
Missouri 11% 38% 28% 23% 236
Montana 11% 29% 35% 25% 131
Nebraska 14% 31% 36% 19% 127
New Jersey 17% 36% 30% 18% 257
New Mexico 14% 38% 33% 15% 101
New York 17% 33% 30% 20% 526
North Carolina 16% 33% 29% 22% 370
North Dakota 14% 32% 32% 22% 135
Ohio 12% 36% 34% 19% 372
Oklahoma 18% 33% 27% 22% 133
Oregon 16% 32% 36% 16% 138
Pennsylvania 15% 33% 31% 20% 496
South Carolina 14% 31% 32% 23% 194
South Dakota 11% 39% 31% 19% 105
Tennessee 16% 37% 27% 20% 286
Texas 18% 35% 29% 17% 924
Utah 28% 33% 22% 17% 123
Virginia 10% 39% 34% 17% 315
Washington 13% 39% 27% 21% 237
West Virginia 14% 26% 32% 27% 134
Wisconsin 11% 33% 36% 21% 193
Wyoming 15% 35% 35% 15% 146

Generational cohort among adults who say that there are clear standards for what is right and wrong by state

% of adults who say that there are clear standards for what is right and wrong who are…

State Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 223. 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 7% 13% 29% 33% 15% 2% 223
Alaska 6% 12% 35% 35% 11% < 1% 104
Arizona 9% 13% 27% 34% 17% < 1% 248
Arkansas 10% 9% 35% 35% 10% 1% 121
California 11% 12% 32% 33% 11% 1% 1,128
Colorado 7% 21% 27% 31% 14% 1% 187
Connecticut 8% 8% 28% 42% 12% 2% 111
Florida 8% 9% 29% 37% 15% 2% 661
Georgia 10% 10% 32% 36% 11% 1% 368
Idaho 11% 9% 31% 33% 17% < 1% 135
Illinois 10% 9% 29% 35% 16% 2% 419
Indiana 10% 9% 29% 38% 11% 2% 239
Iowa 10% 13% 22% 37% 17% 2% 112
Kansas 8% 16% 39% 30% 7% < 1% 118
Kentucky 5% 11% 34% 40% 10% 1% 170
Louisiana 7% 19% 29% 30% 15% < 1% 182
Maryland 4% 14% 32% 37% 11% 2% 203
Massachusetts 8% 12% 26% 42% 10% 1% 171
Michigan 6% 12% 28% 41% 12% 1% 342
Minnesota 6% 15% 25% 40% 13% 1% 189
Mississippi 9% 11% 25% 39% 16% < 1% 121
Missouri 8% 10% 31% 34% 16% 2% 236
Montana 5% 13% 23% 38% 21% < 1% 131
Nebraska 6% 13% 26% 40% 14% 1% 127
New Jersey 8% 15% 30% 35% 12% 1% 257
New Mexico 3% 20% 28% 39% 10% < 1% 101
New York 10% 13% 27% 37% 12% 1% 526
North Carolina 12% 10% 27% 36% 14% 1% 370
North Dakota 9% 16% 21% 40% 11% 3% 135
Ohio 7% 11% 30% 39% 12% 1% 372
Oklahoma 12% 10% 29% 33% 14% 3% 133
Oregon 5% 12% 30% 40% 12% < 1% 138
Pennsylvania 9% 12% 28% 36% 14% 2% 496
South Carolina 8% 11% 26% 42% 13% < 1% 194
South Dakota 6% 17% 27% 37% 11% 2% 105
Tennessee 7% 17% 29% 33% 12% 1% 286
Texas 11% 15% 28% 33% 12% 1% 924
Utah 17% 16% 28% 29% 9% 1% 123
Virginia 5% 12% 32% 39% 11% < 1% 315
Washington 8% 11% 34% 34% 13% 1% 237
West Virginia 12% 5% 24% 40% 17% 2% 134
Wisconsin 4% 13% 26% 41% 13% 2% 193
Wyoming 5% 13% 31% 42% 8% < 1% 146

Gender composition among adults who say that there are clear standards for what is right and wrong by state

% of adults who say that there are clear standards for what is right and wrong who are…

State Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 231. 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 51% 49% 231
Alaska 62% 38% 106
Arizona 50% 50% 252
Arkansas 48% 52% 126
California 51% 49% 1,154
Colorado 50% 50% 193
Connecticut 53% 47% 113
Florida 50% 50% 671
Georgia 47% 53% 377
Idaho 49% 51% 137
Illinois 52% 48% 430
Indiana 55% 45% 243
Iowa 56% 44% 113
Kansas 54% 46% 120
Kentucky 49% 51% 172
Louisiana 53% 47% 183
Maryland 48% 52% 207
Massachusetts 53% 47% 177
Michigan 49% 51% 352
Minnesota 52% 48% 196
Mississippi 49% 51% 121
Missouri 49% 51% 239
Montana 56% 44% 134
Nebraska 55% 45% 128
New Hampshire 56% 44% 100
New Jersey 54% 46% 266
New Mexico 52% 48% 103
New York 49% 51% 544
North Carolina 53% 47% 377
North Dakota 60% 40% 139
Ohio 53% 47% 385
Oklahoma 60% 40% 134
Oregon 52% 48% 140
Pennsylvania 50% 50% 501
South Carolina 51% 49% 197
South Dakota 49% 51% 113
Tennessee 55% 45% 292
Texas 50% 50% 949
Utah 55% 45% 126
Virginia 55% 45% 328
Washington 54% 46% 243
West Virginia 52% 48% 136
Wisconsin 52% 48% 199
Wyoming 56% 44% 147

Racial and ethnic composition among adults who say that there are clear standards for what is right and wrong by state

% of adults who say that there are clear standards for what is right and wrong who identify as…

State White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 227. 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 76% 18% < 1% 4% 3% 227
Alaska 71% 6% 1% 5% 16% 105
Arizona 67% 4% 2% 23% 5% 243
Arkansas 80% 11% < 1% 4% 5% 126
California 48% 6% 9% 33% 4% 1,127
Colorado 74% 5% 1% 17% 2% 191
Connecticut 74% 11% 1% 12% 2% 112
Florida 64% 12% 1% 20% 3% 658
Georgia 69% 24% < 1% 5% 2% 370
Idaho 95% 2% < 1% 3% < 1% 136
Illinois 73% 14% 2% 8% 3% 422
Indiana 89% 6% < 1% 2% 3% 238
Iowa 93% 4% < 1% 1% 1% 113
Kansas 83% 5% < 1% 7% 4% 119
Kentucky 91% 5% < 1% 1% 2% 171
Louisiana 68% 27% < 1% 2% 3% 182
Maryland 64% 18% 2% 12% 4% 202
Massachusetts 82% 8% 3% 5% 2% 171
Michigan 81% 11% 1% 3% 4% 345
Minnesota 86% 3% 1% 4% 6% 192
Mississippi 69% 26% < 1% 3% 2% 121
Missouri 87% 5% 1% 3% 3% 236
Montana 92% 1% < 1% < 1% 7% 134
Nebraska 88% 1% < 1% 9% 2% 128
New Jersey 64% 10% 7% 16% 3% 258
New Mexico 59% 1% < 1% 32% 8% 102
New York 65% 14% 6% 12% 4% 531
North Carolina 77% 16% 1% 5% 2% 374
North Dakota 88% < 1% < 1% 3% 9% 135
Ohio 87% 8% 1% 2% 1% 379
Oklahoma 79% 7% 1% 4% 10% 131
Oregon 85% 1% 1% 9% 5% 135
Pennsylvania 85% 9% 1% 3% 2% 491
South Carolina 75% 21% 1% < 1% 3% 196
South Dakota 93% < 1% 1% 1% 5% 113
Tennessee 82% 12% 1% 3% 2% 288
Texas 59% 9% 1% 26% 4% 933
Utah 86% < 1% < 1% 9% 4% 123
Virginia 78% 11% 3% 5% 3% 316
Washington 79% 3% 4% 9% 6% 239
West Virginia 95% 2% < 1% < 1% 2% 134
Wisconsin 90% 4% < 1% 3% 2% 196
Wyoming 93% < 1% < 1% 6% 1% 147

Immigrant status among adults who say that there are clear standards for what is right and wrong by state

% of adults who say that there are clear standards for what is right and wrong who are…

State Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 229. 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 2% 7% 92% 229
Alaska 9% 7% 84% 106
Arizona 13% 12% 75% 250
Arkansas 5% 3% 93% 126
California 28% 15% 58% 1,137
Colorado 12% 9% 79% 190
Connecticut 12% 18% 70% 112
Florida 23% 8% 68% 666
Georgia 7% 5% 88% 373
Idaho 6% 5% 89% 137
Illinois 12% 9% 79% 424
Indiana 2% 5% 94% 243
Iowa 1% 2% 97% 112
Kansas 6% 5% 89% 120
Kentucky 1% 2% 97% 172
Louisiana 1% 3% 96% 181
Maryland 10% 11% 79% 203
Massachusetts 16% 12% 72% 176
Michigan 5% 8% 87% 350
Minnesota 5% 8% 86% 196
Mississippi 3% < 1% 97% 121
Missouri 5% 5% 90% 237
Montana < 1% 8% 92% 133
Nebraska 10% 1% 89% 128
New Jersey 25% 12% 63% 262
New Mexico 7% 6% 86% 102
New York 20% 16% 64% 528
North Carolina 7% 3% 90% 373
North Dakota 4% 6% 90% 139
Ohio 3% 5% 92% 383
Oklahoma 7% 3% 90% 133
Oregon 8% 12% 80% 140
Pennsylvania 5% 6% 90% 494
South Carolina 2% 5% 93% 195
South Dakota 3% 6% 91% 112
Tennessee 5% 2% 93% 289
Texas 17% 11% 73% 939
Utah 2% 6% 92% 124
Virginia 10% 3% 87% 323
Washington 14% 7% 79% 239
West Virginia 1% 3% 96% 134
Wisconsin 3% 8% 89% 198
Wyoming 1% 9% 91% 145

Income distribution among adults who say that there are clear standards for what is right and wrong by state

% of adults who say that there are clear standards for what is right and wrong 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 = 194. 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% 22% 22% 15% 194
Arizona 32% 18% 34% 16% 224
Arkansas 35% 16% 30% 19% 108
California 31% 17% 27% 24% 997
Colorado 26% 22% 27% 24% 165
Florida 31% 22% 28% 18% 592
Georgia 30% 22% 27% 22% 337
Idaho 22% 29% 33% 16% 127
Illinois 33% 14% 31% 21% 364
Indiana 29% 22% 32% 17% 211
Iowa 22% 22% 40% 17% 104
Kansas 23% 29% 32% 16% 109
Kentucky 39% 14% 31% 15% 152
Louisiana 37% 18% 31% 14% 162
Maryland 13% 15% 41% 31% 180
Massachusetts 29% 12% 27% 32% 150
Michigan 32% 19% 35% 13% 309
Minnesota 27% 17% 32% 24% 174
Mississippi 34% 24% 30% 12% 108
Missouri 33% 27% 27% 13% 218
Montana 23% 35% 33% 9% 125
Nebraska 31% 17% 30% 22% 118
New Jersey 30% 11% 25% 34% 222
New York 34% 17% 28% 22% 444
North Carolina 33% 20% 32% 15% 330
North Dakota 17% 22% 33% 28% 123
Ohio 29% 25% 29% 17% 344
Oklahoma 31% 15% 39% 15% 112
Oregon 31% 24% 30% 15% 126
Pennsylvania 32% 21% 29% 19% 430
South Carolina 31% 16% 38% 15% 170
South Dakota 26% 23% 34% 16% 100
Tennessee 30% 24% 30% 16% 249
Texas 31% 18% 27% 23% 817
Utah 19% 24% 37% 20% 115
Virginia 23% 22% 33% 22% 284
Washington 23% 28% 28% 22% 218
West Virginia 40% 23% 27% 10% 119
Wisconsin 25% 22% 36% 17% 175
Wyoming 23% 30% 31% 16% 138

Educational distribution among adults who say that there are clear standards for what is right and wrong by state

% of adults who say that there are clear standards for what is right and wrong who have completed…

State High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 229. 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% 34% 13% 8% 229
Alaska 23% 58% 10% 9% 105
Arizona 30% 44% 15% 11% 250
Arkansas 51% 31% 13% 5% 124
California 36% 36% 17% 11% 1,144
Colorado 30% 32% 25% 13% 191
Connecticut 34% 31% 22% 13% 113
Florida 44% 29% 18% 10% 666
Georgia 41% 32% 17% 11% 375
Idaho 35% 39% 16% 9% 137
Illinois 39% 32% 17% 12% 428
Indiana 40% 36% 15% 9% 243
Iowa 34% 40% 15% 11% 113
Kansas 31% 40% 18% 11% 119
Kentucky 41% 35% 14% 10% 172
Louisiana 44% 35% 15% 7% 182
Maryland 34% 24% 22% 20% 205
Massachusetts 30% 32% 22% 16% 177
Michigan 37% 40% 16% 6% 350
Minnesota 31% 35% 24% 9% 195
Mississippi 46% 40% 10% 4% 121
Missouri 43% 32% 17% 9% 239
Montana 34% 41% 18% 7% 134
Nebraska 34% 31% 22% 13% 128
New Jersey 32% 30% 18% 20% 263
New Mexico 41% 42% 12% 5% 102
New York 40% 28% 19% 13% 541
North Carolina 44% 31% 16% 9% 375
North Dakota 34% 35% 21% 11% 139
Ohio 40% 32% 18% 11% 383
Oklahoma 37% 35% 20% 8% 133
Oregon 28% 47% 18% 6% 139
Pennsylvania 45% 29% 15% 11% 498
South Carolina 45% 32% 16% 8% 197
South Dakota 37% 37% 21% 4% 112
Tennessee 39% 34% 14% 12% 288
Texas 38% 33% 20% 8% 943
Utah 26% 45% 20% 9% 126
Virginia 39% 28% 22% 11% 328
Washington 30% 36% 25% 8% 242
West Virginia 59% 28% 9% 4% 133
Wisconsin 40% 32% 20% 8% 199
Wyoming 32% 36% 25% 7% 146

Marital status among adults who say that there are clear standards for what is right and wrong by state

% of adults who say that there are clear standards for what is right and wrong who are…

State Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 229. 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% 2% 16% 8% 11% 229
Alaska 66% 4% 5% 3% 23% 104
Arizona 59% 7% 13% 3% 18% 251
Arkansas 62% 4% 14% 9% 11% 125
California 52% 7% 13% 5% 22% 1,149
Colorado 63% 5% 8% 5% 20% 192
Connecticut 59% 3% 16% 5% 17% 111
Florida 55% 5% 14% 7% 18% 667
Georgia 59% 3% 15% 7% 17% 375
Idaho 71% < 1% 17% 2% 9% 137
Illinois 58% 5% 9% 7% 21% 427
Indiana 54% 3% 15% 7% 21% 239
Iowa 64% 5% 11% 4% 17% 113
Kansas 58% 6% 12% 7% 17% 120
Kentucky 63% 3% 13% 10% 11% 172
Louisiana 57% 6% 12% 5% 20% 183
Maryland 58% 6% 9% 8% 19% 207
Massachusetts 48% 9% 14% 6% 23% 174
Michigan 59% 4% 13% 7% 18% 348
Minnesota 60% 6% 10% 7% 17% 196
Mississippi 61% 1% 15% 3% 19% 121
Missouri 57% 8% 10% 9% 16% 238
Montana 68% 4% 8% 4% 17% 134
Nebraska 57% 5% 16% 5% 16% 128
New Hampshire 60% 11% 9% 7% 14% 100
New Jersey 61% 6% 7% 4% 23% 264
New Mexico 49% 5% 19% 4% 22% 102
New York 54% 6% 10% 5% 26% 541
North Carolina 59% 4% 9% 8% 19% 377
North Dakota 67% < 1% 11% 9% 13% 139
Ohio 61% 5% 10% 5% 18% 382
Oklahoma 61% 3% 11% 9% 15% 134
Oregon 61% 4% 16% 4% 16% 139
Pennsylvania 59% 4% 9% 7% 21% 500
South Carolina 60% 5% 14% 7% 14% 196
South Dakota 56% 7% 10% 9% 18% 113
Tennessee 64% 4% 9% 6% 17% 291
Texas 60% 4% 13% 6% 17% 943
Utah 66% 3% 7% 1% 23% 126
Virginia 63% 4% 14% 6% 13% 328
Washington 62% 8% 9% 6% 14% 241
West Virginia 56% 10% 17% 6% 11% 135
Wisconsin 70% 1% 10% 6% 12% 199
Wyoming 65% 4% 15% 3% 13% 147

Parent of children under 18 among adults who say that there are clear standards for what is right and wrong by state

% of adults who say that there are clear standards for what is right and wrong who are…

State Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 229. 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% 229
Alaska 37% 63% 106
Arizona 31% 69% 252
Arkansas 35% 65% 126
California 33% 67% 1,148
Colorado 31% 69% 191
Connecticut 20% 80% 112
Florida 29% 71% 667
Georgia 32% 68% 376
Idaho 29% 71% 135
Illinois 26% 74% 430
Indiana 27% 73% 241
Iowa 29% 71% 113
Kansas 39% 61% 119
Kentucky 35% 65% 172
Louisiana 38% 62% 182
Maryland 25% 75% 206
Massachusetts 32% 68% 176
Michigan 29% 71% 351
Minnesota 26% 74% 196
Mississippi 32% 68% 121
Missouri 34% 66% 239
Montana 19% 81% 133
Nebraska 31% 69% 128
New Jersey 29% 71% 262
New Mexico 32% 68% 102
New York 27% 73% 540
North Carolina 26% 74% 375
North Dakota 28% 72% 139
Ohio 35% 65% 383
Oklahoma 29% 71% 134
Oregon 31% 69% 139
Pennsylvania 26% 74% 498
South Carolina 30% 70% 197
South Dakota 37% 63% 113
Tennessee 34% 66% 292
Texas 35% 65% 944
Utah 43% 57% 125
Virginia 34% 66% 328
Washington 27% 73% 242
West Virginia 20% 80% 136
Wisconsin 32% 68% 198
Wyoming 36% 64% 146

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among adults who say that there are clear standards for what is right and wrong by state

% of adults who say that there are clear standards for what is right and wrong 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 = 231. 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 83% 11% 2% 1% 1% 3% 231
Alaska 73% 15% 2% < 1% 6% 4% 106
Arizona 77% 14% 2% < 1% 5% 2% 252
Arkansas 87% 12% < 1% < 1% 1% < 1% 126
California 67% 18% 5% 1% 7% 2% 1,154
Colorado 68% 25% 2% 1% 3% 2% 193
Connecticut 61% 24% 4% 1% 8% 2% 113
Florida 75% 14% 4% 1% 5% 1% 671
Georgia 85% 10% 2% < 1% 2% 1% 377
Idaho 76% 14% 1% 1% 8% < 1% 137
Illinois 79% 13% 4% < 1% 3% < 1% 430
Indiana 76% 16% 2% < 1% 5% 1% 243
Iowa 80% 10% 1% 3% 5% < 1% 113
Kansas 76% 17% 4% < 1% 3% < 1% 120
Kentucky 88% 5% 2% < 1% 2% 3% 172
Louisiana 81% 13% 1% 1% 4% < 1% 183
Maryland 75% 15% 2% < 1% 4% 2% 207
Massachusetts 54% 22% 12% < 1% 9% 3% 177
Michigan 79% 11% 3% 1% 5% 1% 352
Minnesota 75% 17% 4% < 1% 2% 2% 196
Mississippi 86% 6% 3% < 1% 3% 1% 121
Missouri 85% 9% 2% < 1% 3% 1% 239
Montana 81% 10% 5% < 1% 3% 1% 134
Nebraska 78% 15% < 1% 1% 3% 2% 128
New Hampshire 50% 29% 4% < 1% 11% 5% 100
New Jersey 66% 21% 6% < 1% 6% 2% 266
New Mexico 79% 10% 4% < 1% 7% < 1% 103
New York 67% 18% 5% 2% 7% 2% 544
North Carolina 83% 11% 1% < 1% 4% < 1% 377
North Dakota 86% 13% 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 139
Ohio 75% 16% 3% 1% 4% 1% 385
Oklahoma 88% 10% 1% < 1% 1% < 1% 134
Oregon 79% 14% 2% < 1% 4% 1% 140
Pennsylvania 74% 16% 3% 1% 5% 1% 501
South Carolina 82% 13% 1% < 1% 3% < 1% 197
South Dakota 74% 23% 3% < 1% < 1% < 1% 113
Tennessee 88% 8% 1% 1% 1% 1% 292
Texas 79% 14% 2% 1% 4% < 1% 949
Utah 83% 10% 5% < 1% 1% < 1% 126
Virginia 80% 12% 3% < 1% 3% 2% 328
Washington 72% 15% 2% < 1% 9% < 1% 243
West Virginia 84% 12% 3% < 1% 1% < 1% 136
Wisconsin 70% 21% 3% < 1% 6% 1% 199
Wyoming 75% 12% 8% < 1% 2% 2% 147

Importance of religion in one's life among adults who say that there are clear standards for what is right and wrong by state

% of adults who say that there are clear standards for what is right and wrong who say religion is…

State Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 231. 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 80% 10% 5% 4% 1% 231
Alaska 56% 23% 9% 12% < 1% 106
Arizona 67% 21% 5% 6% 2% 252
Arkansas 79% 14% 4% 2% 1% 126
California 60% 21% 9% 9% 1% 1,154
Colorado 61% 28% 5% 5% < 1% 193
Connecticut 49% 29% 9% 13% 1% 113
Florida 65% 21% 7% 7% < 1% 671
Georgia 74% 18% 4% 3% 1% 377
Idaho 74% 13% 4% 9% < 1% 137
Illinois 69% 18% 8% 5% < 1% 430
Indiana 66% 19% 8% 6% 2% 243
Iowa 70% 22% 4% 4% < 1% 113
Kansas 63% 20% 10% 5% 2% 120
Kentucky 76% 20% 2% 2% < 1% 172
Louisiana 81% 15% 1% 4% < 1% 183
Maryland 66% 24% 6% 4% < 1% 207
Massachusetts 42% 32% 14% 13% < 1% 177
Michigan 64% 21% 5% 9% 1% 352
Minnesota 67% 22% 8% 3% < 1% 196
Mississippi 79% 11% 8% 1% 1% 121
Missouri 72% 17% 6% 4% 1% 239
Montana 57% 24% 8% 10% 1% 134
Nebraska 67% 23% 6% 3% 2% 128
New Hampshire 42% 31% 20% 7% < 1% 100
New Jersey 61% 19% 11% 9% < 1% 266
New Mexico 73% 15% 2% 10% < 1% 103
New York 59% 24% 9% 8% 1% 544
North Carolina 75% 18% 3% 3% < 1% 377
North Dakota 75% 12% 12% 1% < 1% 139
Ohio 68% 19% 9% 4% < 1% 385
Oklahoma 79% 18% < 1% 2% 1% 134
Oregon 70% 16% 9% 4% 1% 140
Pennsylvania 64% 21% 7% 7% 1% 501
South Carolina 82% 10% 5% 3% < 1% 197
South Dakota 70% 23% 5% 2% < 1% 113
Tennessee 81% 14% 3% 1% 1% 292
Texas 74% 19% 3% 3% < 1% 949
Utah 82% 8% 5% 4% < 1% 126
Virginia 76% 12% 6% 4% 1% 328
Washington 62% 20% 9% 9% < 1% 243
West Virginia 78% 13% 6% 2% 1% 136
Wisconsin 57% 25% 8% 9% 1% 199
Wyoming 65% 18% 11% 5% < 1% 147

Attendance at religious services among adults who say that there are clear standards for what is right and wrong by state

% of adults who say that there are clear standards for what is right and wrong 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 = 231. 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 55% 30% 14% 1% 231
Alaska 39% 33% 28% < 1% 106
Arizona 46% 29% 25% < 1% 252
Arkansas 54% 27% 19% < 1% 126
California 44% 30% 25% < 1% 1,154
Colorado 46% 29% 25% < 1% 193
Connecticut 30% 33% 37% < 1% 113
Florida 47% 30% 23% 1% 671
Georgia 55% 27% 17% < 1% 377
Idaho 48% 23% 27% 2% 137
Illinois 52% 24% 24% < 1% 430
Indiana 50% 27% 20% 3% 243
Iowa 52% 33% 15% < 1% 113
Kansas 46% 29% 26% < 1% 120
Kentucky 61% 22% 18% < 1% 172
Louisiana 57% 28% 15% < 1% 183
Maryland 43% 36% 21% < 1% 207
Massachusetts 26% 37% 36% < 1% 177
Michigan 45% 34% 21% < 1% 352
Minnesota 54% 34% 12% < 1% 196
Mississippi 55% 32% 13% < 1% 121
Missouri 47% 34% 18% 1% 239
Montana 44% 28% 28% < 1% 134
Nebraska 55% 25% 19% < 1% 128
New Hampshire 28% 39% 33% < 1% 100
New Jersey 42% 32% 25% < 1% 266
New Mexico 47% 25% 28% < 1% 103
New York 43% 33% 23% 1% 544
North Carolina 51% 31% 18% < 1% 377
North Dakota 47% 33% 20% < 1% 139
Ohio 50% 27% 22% 1% 385
Oklahoma 63% 23% 14% < 1% 134
Oregon 50% 35% 15% < 1% 140
Pennsylvania 48% 29% 22% 1% 501
South Carolina 62% 26% 11% < 1% 197
South Dakota 44% 36% 20% < 1% 113
Tennessee 63% 19% 17% 1% 292
Texas 54% 29% 17% < 1% 949
Utah 78% 11% 11% < 1% 126
Virginia 60% 24% 16% < 1% 328
Washington 48% 28% 24% 1% 243
West Virginia 60% 20% 19% 1% 136
Wisconsin 38% 38% 24% < 1% 199
Wyoming 49% 27% 23% 1% 147

Frequency of prayer among adults who say that there are clear standards for what is right and wrong by state

% of adults who say that there are clear standards for what is right and wrong who pray…

State At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 231. 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 78% 9% 5% 8% 1% 231
Alaska 64% 10% 4% 22% 1% 106
Arizona 71% 13% 4% 12% < 1% 252
Arkansas 78% 10% 5% 5% 3% 126
California 65% 11% 4% 19% 1% 1,154
Colorado 64% 16% 5% 16% < 1% 193
Connecticut 50% 18% 12% 20% < 1% 113
Florida 68% 12% 5% 14% 1% 671
Georgia 74% 14% 3% 8% 1% 377
Idaho 66% 8% 3% 22% 2% 137
Illinois 67% 19% 4% 10% 1% 430
Indiana 62% 19% 6% 12% 1% 243
Iowa 62% 20% 6% 12% < 1% 113
Kansas 58% 21% 9% 11% 1% 120
Kentucky 81% 10% 1% 7% < 1% 172
Louisiana 74% 14% 3% 8% < 1% 183
Maryland 60% 20% 4% 16% 1% 207
Massachusetts 46% 14% 8% 29% 2% 177
Michigan 64% 16% 5% 15% 1% 352
Minnesota 63% 18% 3% 15% 1% 196
Mississippi 82% 8% 5% 5% 1% 121
Missouri 75% 12% 2% 10% 1% 239
Montana 65% 16% 3% 14% 2% 134
Nebraska 67% 17% 3% 12% < 1% 128
New Hampshire 52% 17% 6% 23% 3% 100
New Jersey 59% 15% 7% 18% 1% 266
New Mexico 68% 12% 2% 15% 2% 103
New York 61% 11% 7% 19% 1% 544
North Carolina 75% 13% 3% 8% 1% 377
North Dakota 64% 14% 9% 12% 1% 139
Ohio 68% 13% 6% 13% < 1% 385
Oklahoma 79% 15% 1% 5% < 1% 134
Oregon 69% 14% 3% 15% < 1% 140
Pennsylvania 66% 16% 4% 13% 1% 501
South Carolina 76% 11% 3% 9% 2% 197
South Dakota 66% 12% 10% 13% < 1% 113
Tennessee 79% 13% 2% 5% 1% 292
Texas 71% 13% 3% 11% 1% 949
Utah 82% 9% < 1% 8% 1% 126
Virginia 72% 13% 4% 9% 1% 328
Washington 67% 9% 5% 18% 1% 243
West Virginia 77% 11% 3% 8% < 1% 136
Wisconsin 60% 16% 4% 18% 2% 199
Wyoming 67% 14% 4% 14% 1% 147

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among adults who say that there are clear standards for what is right and wrong by state

% of adults who say that there are clear standards for what is right and wrong 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 = 231. 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 52% 4% 8% 33% 2% 231
Alaska 33% 8% 7% 52% 1% 106
Arizona 36% 10% 6% 48% < 1% 252
Arkansas 41% 15% 6% 38% < 1% 126
California 32% 11% 7% 49% < 1% 1,154
Colorado 29% 8% 12% 50% < 1% 193
Connecticut 13% 7% 12% 68% < 1% 113
Florida 31% 8% 9% 51% 1% 671
Georgia 43% 11% 12% 34% < 1% 377
Idaho 46% 8% 4% 39% 2% 137
Illinois 30% 11% 9% 49% 1% 430
Indiana 40% 12% 5% 42% 1% 243
Iowa 33% 10% 13% 43% < 1% 113
Kansas 28% 13% 15% 44% < 1% 120
Kentucky 47% 10% 12% 30% 1% 172
Louisiana 45% 15% 9% 32% < 1% 183
Maryland 28% 11% 8% 53% < 1% 207
Massachusetts 15% 10% 7% 68% < 1% 177
Michigan 29% 9% 9% 52% 1% 352
Minnesota 28% 11% 10% 51% 1% 196
Mississippi 42% 15% 11% 32% < 1% 121
Missouri 30% 15% 12% 43% < 1% 239
Montana 25% 8% 10% 57% < 1% 134
Nebraska 33% 12% 12% 42% 1% 128
New Hampshire 16% 8% 10% 65% 1% 100
New Jersey 27% 11% 10% 52% < 1% 266
New Mexico 33% 17% 5% 45% < 1% 103
New York 28% 10% 8% 53% 1% 544
North Carolina 39% 11% 12% 38% < 1% 377
North Dakota 29% 9% 13% 48% 1% 139
Ohio 39% 7% 10% 44% < 1% 385
Oklahoma 51% 12% 9% 28% < 1% 134
Oregon 41% 10% 10% 39% < 1% 140
Pennsylvania 31% 9% 11% 49% < 1% 501
South Carolina 46% 16% 5% 32% 1% 197
South Dakota 28% 7% 14% 50% 1% 113
Tennessee 47% 12% 9% 31% 1% 292
Texas 39% 12% 9% 40% 1% 949
Utah 70% 6% 1% 21% 1% 126
Virginia 43% 14% 6% 36% 1% 328
Washington 38% 9% 7% 45% 1% 243
West Virginia 46% 13% 8% 32% 1% 136
Wisconsin 21% 9% 12% 57% < 1% 199
Wyoming 45% 6% 7% 42% < 1% 147

Frequency of meditation among adults who say that there are clear standards for what is right and wrong by state

% of adults who say that there are clear standards for what is right and wrong 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 = 231. 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 52% 5% 5% 36% 1% 231
Alaska 36% 13% 3% 46% 2% 106
Arizona 54% 5% 2% 37% 3% 252
Arkansas 41% 2% 3% 50% 2% 126
California 47% 7% 4% 39% 2% 1,154
Colorado 45% 11% 2% 41% 2% 193
Connecticut 39% 10% 8% 43% 1% 113
Florida 45% 8% 2% 43% 2% 671
Georgia 51% 7% 3% 37% 3% 377
Idaho 43% 6% 5% 46% < 1% 137
Illinois 51% 6% 4% 37% 3% 430
Indiana 37% 10% 3% 48% 1% 243
Iowa 43% 8% 1% 48% < 1% 113
Kansas 35% 9% 3% 52% 2% 120
Kentucky 48% 6% 4% 42% < 1% 172
Louisiana 47% 7% 5% 41% 1% 183
Maryland 39% 6% 3% 50% 2% 207
Massachusetts 36% 11% 6% 47% < 1% 177
Michigan 42% 6% 3% 49% 1% 352
Minnesota 41% 4% 2% 51% 1% 196
Mississippi 52% 8% 2% 35% 4% 121
Missouri 43% 11% 4% 41% 2% 239
Montana 33% 7% 2% 53% 5% 134
Nebraska 40% 8% 5% 47% 1% 128
New Hampshire 38% 8% 6% 48% < 1% 100
New Jersey 41% 9% 3% 45% 2% 266
New Mexico 50% 11% 1% 36% 3% 103
New York 42% 7% 4% 45% 2% 544
North Carolina 52% 8% 2% 37% 2% 377
North Dakota 33% 10% 4% 52% 1% 139
Ohio 40% 8% 2% 48% 1% 385
Oklahoma 50% 6% 1% 42% 1% 134
Oregon 56% 2% 4% 35% 3% 140
Pennsylvania 44% 8% 3% 44% 1% 501
South Carolina 53% 4% 3% 37% 4% 197
South Dakota 34% 12% 7% 45% 1% 113
Tennessee 46% 5% 3% 42% 4% 292
Texas 50% 7% 3% 38% 2% 949
Utah 58% 13% 1% 25% 3% 126
Virginia 42% 12% 7% 36% 3% 328
Washington 50% 4% 3% 41% 2% 243
West Virginia 47% 3% 4% 42% 4% 136
Wisconsin 33% 6% 7% 51% 3% 199
Wyoming 50% 5% 2% 42% 1% 147

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among adults who say that there are clear standards for what is right and wrong by state

% of adults who say that there are clear standards for what is right and wrong 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 = 231. 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 76% 11% 4% 9% 1% 231
Alaska 69% 11% 10% 9% 1% 106
Arizona 74% 10% 3% 12% < 1% 252
Arkansas 72% 6% 9% 12% 1% 126
California 68% 11% 8% 11% 2% 1,154
Colorado 72% 13% 10% 5% < 1% 193
Connecticut 55% 19% 12% 14% 1% 113
Florida 69% 13% 8% 10% < 1% 671
Georgia 74% 10% 6% 8% 1% 377
Idaho 75% 11% 5% 8% < 1% 137
Illinois 64% 14% 7% 13% 2% 430
Indiana 68% 11% 9% 10% 1% 243
Iowa 72% 13% 5% 10% 1% 113
Kansas 66% 13% 13% 7% 1% 120
Kentucky 72% 11% 7% 10% < 1% 172
Louisiana 72% 11% 6% 11% 1% 183
Maryland 60% 21% 8% 10% 1% 207
Massachusetts 50% 18% 11% 20% 2% 177
Michigan 65% 10% 11% 13% 1% 352
Minnesota 67% 16% 6% 11% < 1% 196
Mississippi 72% 10% 8% 8% 3% 121
Missouri 72% 12% 6% 9% 1% 239
Montana 67% 12% 7% 11% 3% 134
Nebraska 69% 11% 9% 9% 1% 128
New Hampshire 46% 21% 7% 26% < 1% 100
New Jersey 61% 14% 7% 16% 1% 266
New Mexico 68% 16% 3% 11% 2% 103
New York 59% 14% 8% 16% 2% 544
North Carolina 75% 12% 7% 6% < 1% 377
North Dakota 72% 8% 10% 9% 1% 139
Ohio 62% 14% 9% 14% 1% 385
Oklahoma 76% 13% 2% 9% < 1% 134
Oregon 68% 13% 7% 10% 2% 140
Pennsylvania 63% 15% 8% 12% 1% 501
South Carolina 77% 8% 4% 10% 1% 197
South Dakota 63% 12% 10% 13% 1% 113
Tennessee 80% 5% 7% 7% 1% 292
Texas 72% 11% 6% 10% 2% 949
Utah 83% 8% 6% 3% 1% 126
Virginia 71% 14% 6% 8% 1% 328
Washington 70% 12% 7% 10% 1% 243
West Virginia 70% 16% 1% 9% 3% 136
Wisconsin 58% 14% 13% 14% 1% 199
Wyoming 61% 10% 10% 16% 3% 147

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among adults who say that there are clear standards for what is right and wrong by state

% of adults who say that there are clear standards for what is right and wrong 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 = 231. 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 42% 14% 10% 31% 3% 231
Alaska 47% 12% 18% 22% < 1% 106
Arizona 56% 12% 7% 24% < 1% 252
Arkansas 47% 19% 8% 24% 2% 126
California 50% 14% 13% 22% 1% 1,154
Colorado 48% 19% 13% 20% < 1% 193
Connecticut 45% 17% 9% 29% 1% 113
Florida 49% 15% 9% 25% 2% 671
Georgia 48% 14% 10% 27% 2% 377
Idaho 46% 16% 9% 29% < 1% 137
Illinois 44% 12% 16% 24% 4% 430
Indiana 47% 14% 15% 24% < 1% 243
Iowa 44% 19% 19% 17% 1% 113
Kansas 40% 17% 12% 27% 3% 120
Kentucky 46% 14% 10% 29% 1% 172
Louisiana 41% 13% 17% 26% 3% 183
Maryland 42% 11% 13% 33% 1% 207
Massachusetts 48% 14% 12% 25% 2% 177
Michigan 41% 14% 12% 30% 3% 352
Minnesota 47% 13% 15% 24% 1% 196
Mississippi 50% 11% 13% 25% 1% 121
Missouri 47% 16% 10% 27% < 1% 239
Montana 52% 13% 9% 24% 1% 134
Nebraska 50% 23% 9% 16% 3% 128
New Hampshire 39% 20% 11% 29% < 1% 100
New Jersey 43% 17% 14% 25% 1% 266
New Mexico 62% 9% 8% 16% 5% 103
New York 44% 17% 15% 21% 3% 544
North Carolina 47% 18% 13% 20% 2% 377
North Dakota 51% 10% 16% 22% 1% 139
Ohio 41% 20% 11% 28% 1% 385
Oklahoma 45% 20% 12% 22% 1% 134
Oregon 59% 17% 7% 17% < 1% 140
Pennsylvania 47% 17% 11% 23% 1% 501
South Carolina 52% 12% 12% 23% 1% 197
South Dakota 37% 18% 12% 33% < 1% 113
Tennessee 40% 19% 11% 26% 3% 292
Texas 49% 16% 11% 22% 2% 949
Utah 50% 33% 7% 9% 1% 126
Virginia 52% 17% 12% 17% 2% 328
Washington 51% 17% 14% 15% 2% 243
West Virginia 50% 20% 9% 21% 1% 136
Wisconsin 41% 19% 14% 24% 2% 199
Wyoming 53% 15% 7% 24% 1% 147

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults who say that there are clear standards for what is right and wrong by state

% of adults who say that there are clear standards for what is right and wrong 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 = 231. 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 61% 4% 29% 3% 2% 231
Alaska 44% 5% 35% 12% 4% 106
Arizona 50% 9% 34% 5% 3% 252
Arkansas 64% 6% 29% < 1% 1% 126
California 45% 9% 34% 9% 2% 1,154
Colorado 50% 10% 34% 2% 3% 193
Connecticut 30% 10% 47% 11% 1% 113
Florida 48% 8% 38% 5% 2% 671
Georgia 61% 6% 26% 5% 2% 377
Idaho 54% 3% 39% 2% 2% 137
Illinois 48% 10% 34% 5% 3% 430
Indiana 55% 7% 32% 3% 3% 243
Iowa 53% 3% 39% 2% 2% 113
Kansas 55% 4% 36% 4% 1% 120
Kentucky 59% 4% 32% 4% 1% 172
Louisiana 55% 10% 30% 3% 2% 183
Maryland 47% 7% 37% 7% 2% 207
Massachusetts 20% 16% 50% 13% < 1% 177
Michigan 48% 5% 39% 6% 2% 352
Minnesota 45% 9% 37% 5% 3% 196
Mississippi 66% 3% 28% 3% 1% 121
Missouri 52% 7% 32% 4% 5% 239
Montana 45% 7% 40% 3% 5% 134
Nebraska 53% 7% 33% 4% 2% 128
New Hampshire 27% 14% 44% 13% 2% 100
New Jersey 41% 9% 38% 9% 4% 266
New Mexico 57% 9% 24% 6% 3% 103
New York 42% 11% 37% 7% 2% 544
North Carolina 53% 6% 34% 5% 2% 377
North Dakota 46% 5% 40% 7% 1% 139
Ohio 49% 8% 37% 5% 1% 385
Oklahoma 62% 4% 26% 4% 4% 134
Oregon 53% 7% 34% 5% 1% 140
Pennsylvania 49% 6% 36% 7% 1% 501
South Carolina 66% 6% 25% 2% 1% 197
South Dakota 49% 10% 38% 2% < 1% 113
Tennessee 64% 5% 28% 1% 2% 292
Texas 55% 6% 31% 6% 2% 949
Utah 65% 5% 26% 3% 2% 126
Virginia 59% 7% 28% 4% 2% 328
Washington 44% 9% 34% 9% 4% 243
West Virginia 60% 4% 34% 1% 1% 136
Wisconsin 51% 3% 39% 5% 2% 199
Wyoming 54% 6% 34% 2% 4% 147

Frequency of reading scripture among adults who say that there are clear standards for what is right and wrong by state

% of adults who say that there are clear standards for what is right and wrong 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 = 231. 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% 12% 5% 18% 1% 231
Alaska 43% 10% 7% 40% < 1% 106
Arizona 49% 6% 11% 34% < 1% 252
Arkansas 64% 11% 7% 18% < 1% 126
California 46% 10% 7% 37% 1% 1,154
Colorado 45% 7% 5% 44% < 1% 193
Connecticut 27% 8% 8% 58% < 1% 113
Florida 45% 12% 7% 35% 1% 671
Georgia 62% 13% 7% 18% < 1% 377
Idaho 54% 8% 11% 25% 2% 137
Illinois 45% 10% 7% 36% 1% 430
Indiana 53% 10% 6% 30% 1% 243
Iowa 47% 4% 10% 39% 1% 113
Kansas 46% 11% 6% 36% 1% 120
Kentucky 63% 7% 9% 20% 1% 172
Louisiana 61% 8% 6% 25% < 1% 183
Maryland 43% 13% 8% 35% 1% 207
Massachusetts 22% 10% 8% 59% 1% 177
Michigan 44% 10% 10% 35% 2% 352
Minnesota 44% 10% 11% 35% < 1% 196
Mississippi 69% 14% 5% 11% 1% 121
Missouri 57% 10% 8% 24% < 1% 239
Montana 46% 3% 9% 43% < 1% 134
Nebraska 42% 12% 8% 38% 1% 128
New Hampshire 31% 4% 7% 58% < 1% 100
New Jersey 36% 10% 7% 46% 1% 266
New Mexico 50% 21% < 1% 29% < 1% 103
New York 40% 7% 10% 43% 1% 544
North Carolina 57% 12% 7% 25% 1% 377
North Dakota 37% 19% 10% 33% 1% 139
Ohio 46% 12% 8% 33% < 1% 385
Oklahoma 60% 14% 6% 20% < 1% 134
Oregon 55% 14% 6% 24% < 1% 140
Pennsylvania 46% 9% 8% 37% < 1% 501
South Carolina 66% 9% 5% 18% 2% 197
South Dakota 36% 9% 10% 44% 1% 113
Tennessee 65% 9% 6% 17% 2% 292
Texas 55% 12% 7% 25% 1% 949
Utah 74% 4% 8% 13% 1% 126
Virginia 60% 9% 4% 27% < 1% 328
Washington 51% 9% 5% 35% < 1% 243
West Virginia 60% 8% 5% 26% 2% 136
Wisconsin 37% 12% 11% 39% 1% 199
Wyoming 46% 13% 9% 32% 1% 147

Interpreting scripture among adults who say that there are clear standards for what is right and wrong by state

% of adults who say that there are clear standards for what is right and wrong 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 = 231. 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 60% 20% 4% 12% 4% 231
Alaska 30% 31% 4% 32% 2% 106
Arizona 36% 37% 2% 18% 6% 252
Arkansas 52% 28% 2% 14% 4% 126
California 37% 28% 2% 28% 6% 1,154
Colorado 35% 32% 3% 24% 5% 193
Connecticut 25% 31% 3% 31% 10% 113
Florida 41% 28% 4% 21% 6% 671
Georgia 47% 30% 3% 13% 7% 377
Idaho 43% 29% 2% 20% 6% 137
Illinois 39% 32% 3% 19% 7% 430
Indiana 52% 24% 2% 17% 5% 243
Iowa 36% 39% 3% 14% 7% 113
Kansas 42% 32% 5% 14% 6% 120
Kentucky 55% 23% 5% 12% 4% 172
Louisiana 50% 30% 4% 10% 6% 183
Maryland 36% 35% 3% 21% 5% 207
Massachusetts 16% 28% 1% 46% 9% 177
Michigan 42% 25% 6% 22% 5% 352
Minnesota 38% 34% 3% 18% 7% 196
Mississippi 62% 22% 6% 7% 4% 121
Missouri 43% 31% 4% 17% 5% 239
Montana 33% 30% 6% 22% 9% 134
Nebraska 39% 36% 4% 16% 6% 128
New Hampshire 30% 24% 2% 35% 9% 100
New Jersey 26% 31% 6% 30% 7% 266
New Mexico 44% 23% 5% 20% 8% 103
New York 32% 32% 2% 26% 8% 544
North Carolina 46% 27% 5% 17% 5% 377
North Dakota 44% 36% 2% 14% 4% 139
Ohio 36% 34% 4% 21% 4% 385
Oklahoma 52% 29% 2% 17% 1% 134
Oregon 35% 34% 6% 15% 10% 140
Pennsylvania 43% 31% 2% 20% 4% 501
South Carolina 63% 20% 1% 10% 6% 197
South Dakota 42% 39% 2% 9% 9% 113
Tennessee 58% 23% 6% 11% 3% 292
Texas 48% 28% 2% 16% 5% 949
Utah 30% 53% 5% 11% 2% 126
Virginia 52% 20% 6% 18% 4% 328
Washington 32% 33% 6% 22% 7% 243
West Virginia 54% 28% 4% 7% 7% 136
Wisconsin 38% 30% 3% 25% 3% 199
Wyoming 51% 24% 2% 17% 5% 147

Belief in Heaven among adults who say that there are clear standards for what is right and wrong by state

% of adults who say that there are clear standards for what is right and wrong who …in heaven

State Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 231. 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% 9% 8% 231
Alaska 62% 29% 9% 106
Arizona 79% 15% 6% 252
Arkansas 83% 7% 10% 126
California 71% 21% 8% 1,154
Colorado 73% 21% 7% 193
Connecticut 76% 17% 7% 113
Florida 77% 16% 7% 671
Georgia 84% 10% 6% 377
Idaho 74% 19% 7% 137
Illinois 80% 12% 8% 430
Indiana 83% 11% 7% 243
Iowa 78% 16% 5% 113
Kansas 74% 16% 10% 120
Kentucky 91% 5% 4% 172
Louisiana 83% 11% 6% 183
Maryland 79% 13% 8% 207
Massachusetts 65% 23% 12% 177
Michigan 79% 11% 9% 352
Minnesota 79% 13% 8% 196
Mississippi 89% 7% 4% 121
Missouri 81% 15% 4% 239
Montana 75% 15% 10% 134
Nebraska 85% 8% 7% 128
New Hampshire 58% 26% 15% 100
New Jersey 77% 15% 7% 266
New Mexico 77% 17% 7% 103
New York 73% 18% 8% 544
North Carolina 84% 10% 6% 377
North Dakota 93% 2% 5% 139
Ohio 80% 15% 5% 385
Oklahoma 90% 8% 2% 134
Oregon 81% 12% 7% 140
Pennsylvania 78% 15% 7% 501
South Carolina 82% 10% 7% 197
South Dakota 83% 9% 8% 113
Tennessee 84% 9% 8% 292
Texas 82% 9% 8% 949
Utah 91% 7% 2% 126
Virginia 83% 11% 6% 328
Washington 74% 22% 5% 243
West Virginia 87% 5% 7% 136
Wisconsin 78% 12% 10% 199
Wyoming 79% 12% 9% 147

Belief in Hell among adults who say that there are clear standards for what is right and wrong by state

% of adults who say that there are clear standards for what is right and wrong who …in hell

State Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 231. 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% 17% 10% 231
Alaska 61% 34% 5% 106
Arizona 66% 26% 8% 252
Arkansas 79% 11% 10% 126
California 63% 29% 8% 1,154
Colorado 66% 28% 6% 193
Connecticut 56% 34% 10% 113
Florida 67% 26% 7% 671
Georgia 76% 17% 8% 377
Idaho 66% 28% 6% 137
Illinois 68% 21% 10% 430
Indiana 75% 18% 7% 243
Iowa 69% 27% 5% 113
Kansas 72% 24% 4% 120
Kentucky 86% 9% 5% 172
Louisiana 79% 15% 6% 183
Maryland 66% 26% 8% 207
Massachusetts 47% 43% 10% 177
Michigan 73% 20% 7% 352
Minnesota 68% 21% 10% 196
Mississippi 82% 15% 3% 121
Missouri 77% 20% 3% 239
Montana 54% 36% 10% 134
Nebraska 75% 17% 8% 128
New Hampshire 55% 28% 18% 100
New Jersey 61% 31% 8% 266
New Mexico 65% 28% 7% 103
New York 56% 33% 10% 544
North Carolina 77% 16% 7% 377
North Dakota 81% 12% 7% 139
Ohio 71% 22% 7% 385
Oklahoma 81% 12% 8% 134
Oregon 64% 29% 7% 140
Pennsylvania 66% 27% 7% 501
South Carolina 77% 15% 8% 197
South Dakota 72% 18% 10% 113
Tennessee 84% 12% 4% 292
Texas 74% 19% 7% 949
Utah 59% 36% 5% 126
Virginia 77% 18% 5% 328
Washington 58% 35% 7% 243
West Virginia 87% 9% 4% 136
Wisconsin 62% 28% 10% 199
Wyoming 69% 25% 6% 147

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults who say that there are clear standards for what is right and wrong by state

% of adults who say that there are clear standards for what is right and wrong who identify as…

State Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 231. 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 59% 19% 21% 231
Alaska 61% 26% 13% 106
Arizona 54% 18% 28% 252
Arkansas 64% 13% 23% 126
California 43% 20% 37% 1,154
Colorado 59% 14% 27% 193
Connecticut 52% 10% 38% 113
Florida 50% 17% 33% 671
Georgia 54% 15% 31% 377
Idaho 66% 18% 16% 137
Illinois 48% 17% 35% 430
Indiana 63% 15% 22% 243
Iowa 67% 10% 23% 113
Kansas 63% 16% 21% 120
Kentucky 61% 9% 31% 172
Louisiana 50% 17% 33% 183
Maryland 50% 13% 37% 207
Massachusetts 42% 16% 41% 177
Michigan 45% 20% 35% 352
Minnesota 59% 10% 31% 196
Mississippi 62% 8% 30% 121
Missouri 56% 16% 28% 239
Montana 63% 17% 20% 134
Nebraska 67% 13% 20% 128
New Hampshire 56% 23% 21% 100
New Jersey 46% 18% 35% 266
New Mexico 57% 12% 31% 103
New York 44% 19% 37% 544
North Carolina 56% 13% 31% 377
North Dakota 69% 9% 22% 139
Ohio 59% 15% 25% 385
Oklahoma 59% 10% 32% 134
Oregon 45% 20% 34% 140
Pennsylvania 54% 16% 31% 501
South Carolina 53% 21% 25% 197
South Dakota 69% 8% 23% 113
Tennessee 65% 10% 25% 292
Texas 56% 17% 27% 949
Utah 75% 9% 16% 126
Virginia 62% 15% 23% 328
Washington 52% 21% 27% 243
West Virginia 58% 13% 29% 136
Wisconsin 55% 19% 26% 199
Wyoming 71% 17% 12% 147

Political ideology among adults who say that there are clear standards for what is right and wrong by state

% of adults who say that there are clear standards for what is right and wrong who are…

State Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 231. 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 59% 23% 7% 11% 231
Alaska 58% 24% 16% 3% 106
Arizona 55% 24% 14% 7% 252
Arkansas 58% 31% 10% 2% 126
California 44% 31% 19% 7% 1,154
Colorado 49% 29% 19% 3% 193
Connecticut 49% 31% 17% 3% 113
Florida 51% 27% 16% 7% 671
Georgia 59% 24% 12% 6% 377
Idaho 59% 26% 9% 7% 137
Illinois 44% 34% 15% 7% 430
Indiana 58% 26% 8% 8% 243
Iowa 60% 24% 10% 6% 113
Kansas 62% 23% 12% 3% 120
Kentucky 64% 20% 12% 5% 172
Louisiana 58% 28% 11% 3% 183
Maryland 51% 29% 13% 7% 207
Massachusetts 29% 49% 19% 3% 177
Michigan 51% 22% 16% 10% 352
Minnesota 53% 32% 10% 5% 196
Mississippi 65% 19% 14% 2% 121
Missouri 58% 25% 11% 5% 239
Montana 60% 26% 10% 3% 134
Nebraska 56% 27% 8% 9% 128
New Hampshire 55% 30% 9% 5% 100
New Jersey 46% 27% 20% 7% 266
New Mexico 51% 29% 9% 11% 103
New York 45% 28% 20% 7% 544
North Carolina 55% 29% 13% 3% 377
North Dakota 72% 21% 7% 1% 139
Ohio 54% 27% 13% 5% 385
Oklahoma 52% 29% 15% 4% 134
Oregon 48% 26% 23% 3% 140
Pennsylvania 55% 26% 13% 6% 501
South Carolina 59% 24% 10% 7% 197
South Dakota 60% 25% 9% 6% 113
Tennessee 63% 21% 8% 7% 292
Texas 53% 26% 14% 7% 949
Utah 67% 24% 9% < 1% 126
Virginia 59% 28% 8% 4% 328
Washington 52% 26% 13% 9% 243
West Virginia 62% 21% 9% 8% 136
Wisconsin 63% 27% 7% 3% 199
Wyoming 65% 21% 9% 5% 147

Views about size of government among adults who say that there are clear standards for what is right and wrong by state

% of adults who say that there are clear standards for what is right and wrong who would rather have…

State Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 231. 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 66% 28% 4% 2% 231
Alaska 82% 17% < 1% 2% 106
Arizona 68% 29% 2% 2% 252
Arkansas 73% 26% < 1% 1% 126
California 56% 38% 4% 2% 1,154
Colorado 67% 28% 3% 1% 193
Connecticut 67% 29% 2% 2% 113
Florida 59% 33% 4% 4% 671
Georgia 65% 29% 2% 3% 377
Idaho 80% 18% 1% 1% 137
Illinois 62% 33% 2% 3% 430
Indiana 75% 21% 3% 1% 243
Iowa 69% 29% < 1% 1% 113
Kansas 74% 16% 3% 7% 120
Kentucky 68% 26% 3% 3% 172
Louisiana 67% 28% 2% 3% 183
Maryland 62% 33% 1% 4% 207
Massachusetts 62% 33% 3% 2% 177
Michigan 68% 26% 2% 3% 352
Minnesota 72% 24% 2% 3% 196
Mississippi 70% 27% < 1% 3% 121
Missouri 72% 24% 2% 3% 239
Montana 79% 17% 3% 1% 134
Nebraska 78% 19% 1% 2% 128
New Hampshire 74% 23% < 1% 3% 100
New Jersey 56% 39% 1% 4% 266
New Mexico 61% 31% 5% 4% 103
New York 53% 42% 3% 2% 544
North Carolina 69% 26% 2% 3% 377
North Dakota 78% 17% 1% 3% 139
Ohio 77% 18% 2% 3% 385
Oklahoma 74% 21% 3% 2% 134
Oregon 66% 29% 1% 4% 140
Pennsylvania 66% 27% 2% 4% 501
South Carolina 66% 28% 2% 5% 197
South Dakota 78% 18% 2% 2% 113
Tennessee 74% 23% < 1% 4% 292
Texas 59% 34% 3% 3% 949
Utah 79% 15% 3% 4% 126
Virginia 75% 23% 1% 1% 328
Washington 72% 23% 2% 4% 243
West Virginia 67% 26% 3% 3% 136
Wisconsin 78% 18% 2% 2% 199
Wyoming 75% 18% 1% 6% 147

Views about government aid to the poor among adults who say that there are clear standards for what is right and wrong by state

% of adults who say that there are clear standards for what is right and wrong 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 = 231. 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% 30% 5% 1% 231
Alaska 52% 38% 6% 3% 106
Arizona 61% 33% 2% 3% 252
Arkansas 65% 31% 1% 3% 126
California 51% 45% 3% 2% 1,154
Colorado 58% 39% 1% 2% 193
Connecticut 52% 42% 5% 1% 113
Florida 55% 39% 5% 1% 671
Georgia 61% 33% 3% 2% 377
Idaho 61% 31% 7% 1% 137
Illinois 55% 41% 2% 2% 430
Indiana 68% 26% 3% 3% 243
Iowa 55% 42% 2% < 1% 113
Kansas 68% 25% 8% < 1% 120
Kentucky 59% 29% 10% 2% 172
Louisiana 59% 35% 3% 3% 183
Maryland 56% 40% 3% < 1% 207
Massachusetts 53% 43% 3% 1% 177
Michigan 59% 38% 3% 1% 352
Minnesota 58% 38% 3% 1% 196
Mississippi 61% 34% 1% 4% 121
Missouri 62% 32% 4% 2% 239
Montana 72% 27% < 1% 1% 134
Nebraska 69% 27% 3% 1% 128
New Hampshire 57% 37% 1% 6% 100
New Jersey 50% 44% 3% 3% 266
New Mexico 58% 36% 3% 3% 103
New York 52% 42% 5% 1% 544
North Carolina 57% 39% 3% 1% 377
North Dakota 66% 29% 4% 1% 139
Ohio 60% 36% 3% 1% 385
Oklahoma 60% 33% 3% 4% 134
Oregon 51% 41% 8% < 1% 140
Pennsylvania 63% 32% 4% 2% 501
South Carolina 58% 35% 7% < 1% 197
South Dakota 63% 31% 3% 3% 113
Tennessee 62% 33% 4% 2% 292
Texas 59% 35% 4% 3% 949
Utah 67% 30% 2% 1% 126
Virginia 66% 30% 3% 1% 328
Washington 54% 41% 2% 2% 243
West Virginia 63% 31% 3% 2% 136
Wisconsin 64% 32% 3% 1% 199
Wyoming 70% 28% 1% 1% 147

Views about abortion among adults who say that there are clear standards for what is right and wrong by state

% of adults who say that there are clear standards for what is right and wrong who say abortion should be…

State Legal in all/most cases Illegal in all/most cases Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 231. 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% 65% 4% 231
Alaska 44% 53% 3% 106
Arizona 43% 55% 2% 252
Arkansas 23% 74% 3% 126
California 46% 50% 4% 1,154
Colorado 40% 56% 4% 193
Connecticut 59% 34% 6% 113
Florida 44% 50% 6% 671
Georgia 32% 66% 3% 377
Idaho 35% 58% 6% 137
Illinois 41% 55% 4% 430
Indiana 28% 66% 6% 243
Iowa 35% 62% 3% 113
Kansas 33% 66% 2% 120
Kentucky 24% 67% 9% 172
Louisiana 30% 65% 5% 183
Maryland 52% 46% 2% 207
Massachusetts 61% 36% 4% 177
Michigan 45% 52% 3% 352
Minnesota 33% 65% 3% 196
Mississippi 22% 76% 2% 121
Missouri 35% 61% 4% 239
Montana 38% 53% 9% 134
Nebraska 31% 66% 3% 128
New Hampshire 50% 41% 8% 100
New Jersey 47% 50% 3% 266
New Mexico 42% 54% 4% 103
New York 51% 45% 4% 544
North Carolina 41% 55% 4% 377
North Dakota 27% 71% 2% 139
Ohio 34% 65% 1% 385
Oklahoma 35% 62% 3% 134
Oregon 44% 53% 3% 140
Pennsylvania 37% 59% 5% 501
South Carolina 27% 70% 3% 197
South Dakota 28% 72% < 1% 113
Tennessee 27% 70% 2% 292
Texas 34% 62% 4% 949
Utah 23% 77% < 1% 126
Virginia 40% 58% 3% 328
Washington 39% 56% 5% 243
West Virginia 22% 71% 8% 136
Wisconsin 36% 61% 3% 199
Wyoming 28% 70% 2% 147

Views about homosexuality among adults who say that there are clear standards for what is right and wrong by state

% of adults who say that there are clear standards for what is right and wrong who say homosexuality…

State Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 231. 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 33% 60% 3% 4% 231
Alaska 40% 49% 8% 2% 106
Arizona 52% 37% 5% 6% 252
Arkansas 31% 61% 5% 3% 126
California 56% 37% 4% 3% 1,154
Colorado 49% 43% 4% 4% 193
Connecticut 69% 28% 1% 3% 113
Florida 53% 39% 5% 4% 671
Georgia 40% 53% 4% 3% 377
Idaho 33% 59% 2% 6% 137
Illinois 50% 42% 3% 5% 430
Indiana 36% 55% 5% 4% 243
Iowa 40% 53% 6% 1% 113
Kansas 39% 49% 8% 4% 120
Kentucky 26% 65% 7% 2% 172
Louisiana 36% 48% 6% 10% 183
Maryland 50% 43% 7% 1% 207
Massachusetts 74% 21% 3% 3% 177
Michigan 46% 45% 6% 3% 352
Minnesota 41% 55% 2% 3% 196
Mississippi 22% 74% 2% 2% 121
Missouri 43% 48% 2% 6% 239
Montana 47% 46% 1% 6% 134
Nebraska 48% 46% 3% 3% 128
New Hampshire 52% 36% 5% 6% 100
New Jersey 56% 35% 4% 5% 266
New Mexico 32% 58% 6% 4% 103
New York 58% 32% 5% 4% 544
North Carolina 44% 47% 5% 4% 377
North Dakota 42% 53% 3% 2% 139
Ohio 43% 48% 6% 4% 385
Oklahoma 35% 62% 2% < 1% 134
Oregon 41% 47% 10% 2% 140
Pennsylvania 46% 44% 5% 4% 501
South Carolina 35% 59% 6% 1% 197
South Dakota 48% 45% 2% 5% 113
Tennessee 25% 71% 1% 3% 292
Texas 43% 49% 4% 4% 949
Utah 31% 61% 7% 2% 126
Virginia 39% 56% 4% 2% 328
Washington 45% 48% 4% 3% 243
West Virginia 28% 63% 2% 6% 136
Wisconsin 50% 46% 2% 3% 199
Wyoming 36% 59% 3% 2% 147

Views about same-sex marriage among adults who say that there are clear standards for what is right and wrong by state

% of adults who say that there are clear standards for what is right and wrong who …same-sex marriage

State Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 231. 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% 65% 9% 231
Alaska 34% 58% 8% 106
Arizona 44% 51% 5% 252
Arkansas 20% 72% 8% 126
California 49% 45% 6% 1,154
Colorado 39% 56% 5% 193
Connecticut 61% 36% 4% 113
Florida 39% 52% 9% 671
Georgia 29% 66% 5% 377
Idaho 25% 63% 12% 137
Illinois 45% 46% 9% 430
Indiana 25% 63% 11% 243
Iowa 26% 66% 8% 113
Kansas 34% 62% 4% 120
Kentucky 17% 72% 11% 172
Louisiana 27% 63% 9% 183
Maryland 43% 49% 8% 207
Massachusetts 61% 32% 7% 177
Michigan 37% 54% 8% 352
Minnesota 33% 63% 4% 196
Mississippi 16% 79% 4% 121
Missouri 34% 59% 7% 239
Montana 36% 54% 11% 134
Nebraska 39% 58% 3% 128
New Hampshire 44% 48% 8% 100
New Jersey 44% 47% 9% 266
New Mexico 27% 64% 8% 103
New York 48% 43% 9% 544
North Carolina 32% 62% 6% 377
North Dakota 27% 67% 6% 139
Ohio 31% 61% 7% 385
Oklahoma 28% 66% 7% 134
Oregon 35% 56% 8% 140
Pennsylvania 37% 53% 10% 501
South Carolina 22% 71% 6% 197
South Dakota 35% 60% 5% 113
Tennessee 21% 73% 6% 292
Texas 32% 58% 10% 949
Utah 27% 68% 5% 126
Virginia 32% 63% 5% 328
Washington 36% 54% 11% 243
West Virginia 25% 65% 10% 136
Wisconsin 37% 58% 5% 199
Wyoming 33% 62% 5% 147

Views about environmental regulation among adults who say that there are clear standards for what is right and wrong by state

% of adults who say that there are clear standards for what is right and wrong 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 = 231. 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 56% 37% 3% 4% 231
Alaska 61% 35% 1% 3% 106
Arizona 41% 52% 2% 4% 252
Arkansas 56% 39% 3% 1% 126
California 45% 49% 3% 3% 1,154
Colorado 45% 49% 3% 3% 193
Connecticut 43% 56% 1% < 1% 113
Florida 49% 45% 3% 3% 671
Georgia 47% 49% 1% 3% 377
Idaho 54% 44% < 1% 2% 137
Illinois 46% 50% 2% 2% 430
Indiana 55% 42% 1% 1% 243
Iowa 53% 42% 4% 1% 113
Kansas 50% 39% 7% 5% 120
Kentucky 57% 36% 4% 3% 172
Louisiana 48% 46% 4% 2% 183
Maryland 44% 53% 1% 2% 207
Massachusetts 42% 52% 1% 5% 177
Michigan 45% 49% 3% 3% 352
Minnesota 49% 46% 1% 4% 196
Mississippi 58% 36% 4% 2% 121
Missouri 50% 46% 2% 1% 239
Montana 75% 24% 1% 1% 134
Nebraska 58% 36% 2% 4% 128
New Hampshire 43% 55% 1% < 1% 100
New Jersey 36% 58% 2% 4% 266
New Mexico 56% 39% 3% 2% 103
New York 42% 53% 2% 3% 544
North Carolina 43% 53% 2% 2% 377
North Dakota 61% 37% 1% 2% 139
Ohio 54% 40% 3% 2% 385
Oklahoma 48% 47% 2% 3% 134
Oregon 53% 44% 3% < 1% 140
Pennsylvania 51% 45% 3% 1% 501
South Carolina 57% 39% 2% 2% 197
South Dakota 58% 39% < 1% 3% 113
Tennessee 56% 38% 3% 3% 292
Texas 49% 46% 2% 3% 949
Utah 45% 43% 10% 2% 126
Virginia 49% 46% 2% 2% 328
Washington 33% 60% 3% 4% 243
West Virginia 65% 33% 2% 1% 136
Wisconsin 55% 42% 1% 2% 199
Wyoming 67% 28% 2% 3% 147

Views about human evolution among adults who say that there are clear standards for what is right and wrong by state

% of adults who say that there are clear standards for what is right and wrong 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 = 231. 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 13% 21% 1% 61% 3% 231
Alaska 24% 23% 3% 48% 3% 106
Arizona 19% 27% 1% 48% 5% 252
Arkansas 10% 25% < 1% 59% 5% 126
California 27% 26% 2% 42% 3% 1,154
Colorado 21% 27% 3% 46% 3% 193
Connecticut 29% 32% 1% 34% 5% 113
Florida 21% 27% 3% 45% 4% 671
Georgia 17% 28% 2% 49% 4% 377
Idaho 14% 24% 3% 53% 7% 137
Illinois 24% 26% 1% 44% 5% 430
Indiana 18% 23% 3% 52% 4% 243
Iowa 15% 28% 4% 50% 3% 113
Kansas 23% 20% 2% 53% 2% 120
Kentucky 16% 15% 1% 63% 5% 172
Louisiana 20% 24% 2% 50% 4% 183
Maryland 30% 28% 5% 33% 4% 207
Massachusetts 41% 23% 7% 24% 4% 177
Michigan 23% 23% 1% 49% 4% 352
Minnesota 18% 21% 5% 51% 5% 196
Mississippi 17% 14% 2% 64% 3% 121
Missouri 16% 26% 1% 53% 4% 239
Montana 26% 20% 3% 46% 5% 134
Nebraska 17% 32% 6% 39% 5% 128
New Hampshire 25% 26% 2% 44% 3% 100
New Jersey 27% 24% 4% 40% 5% 266
New Mexico 16% 30% 6% 46% 2% 103
New York 27% 27% 5% 38% 3% 544
North Carolina 19% 23% 2% 51% 5% 377
North Dakota 12% 30% 4% 48% 6% 139
Ohio 15% 25% 3% 51% 5% 385
Oklahoma 9% 27% 1% 55% 7% 134
Oregon 23% 22% 2% 48% 5% 140
Pennsylvania 22% 23% 2% 51% 3% 501
South Carolina 14% 22% 2% 59% 3% 197
South Dakota 18% 19% 1% 57% 5% 113
Tennessee 12% 21% 1% 62% 4% 292
Texas 18% 25% 3% 50% 5% 949
Utah 11% 28% 4% 54% 4% 126
Virginia 17% 29% 1% 50% 3% 328
Washington 25% 23% 7% 41% 3% 243
West Virginia 12% 22% 2% 62% 2% 136
Wisconsin 19% 27% 2% 46% 6% 199
Wyoming 21% 22% 4% 49% 3% 147