State among adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong

% of adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's 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 = 15,190. 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% 12% 2% 1% < 1% < 1% 7% 3% 1% 1% 4% 2% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 2% 3% 3% 2% 1% 2% < 1% 1% 1% 1% 3% 1% 7% 3% < 1% 4% 1% 1% 4% < 1% 1% < 1% 2% 7% 1% < 1% 2% 2% 1% 2% < 1% 15,190
2007 2% < 1% 2% 1% 11% 2% 1% < 1% < 1% 5% 3% < 1% < 1% 4% 2% 1% 1% 2% 1% 1% 2% 2% 3% 2% 1% 2% 1% 1% 1% < 1% 3% 1% 6% 3% < 1% 5% 1% 1% 6% < 1% 1% < 1% 2% 6% 1% < 1% 3% 2% 1% 2% < 1% 18,234

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State among adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by religious group

% of adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's 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 = 111. 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% 3% < 1% 30% 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 2% 2% 8% < 1% 4% < 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 1% < 1% 2% 1% 6% < 1% < 1% < 1% 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 1% 1% 9% 1% < 1% 3% < 1% < 1% 3% < 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 7% 1% < 1% 5% 5% < 1% < 1% < 1% 111
Catholic < 1% < 1% 2% < 1% 15% 1% 2% < 1% < 1% 7% 1% < 1% < 1% 5% 2% 1% 1% 1% 2% 1% 1% 4% 3% 2% < 1% 1% < 1% 1% 1% 1% 5% 1% 10% 1% < 1% 3% < 1% 1% 5% 1% 1% < 1% 1% 8% < 1% < 1% 1% 1% < 1% 2% < 1% 3,428
Evangelical Protestant 3% < 1% 2% 2% 9% 2% 1% < 1% < 1% 7% 4% 1% 1% 3% 2% 1% 1% 3% 1% < 1% 1% 1% 3% 2% 1% 3% < 1% 1% 1% < 1% 2% < 1% 2% 4% < 1% 5% 3% 2% 3% < 1% 2% < 1% 5% 9% < 1% < 1% 3% 2% 1% 2% < 1% 2,407
Historically Black Protestant 5% < 1% < 1% 1% 4% 1% 1% < 1% 1% 8% 7% < 1% < 1% 6% 1% < 1% < 1% 1% 5% < 1% 5% 1% 4% < 1% 3% 2% < 1% < 1% 1% < 1% 2% < 1% 6% 6% < 1% 5% 1% < 1% 2% < 1% 4% < 1% 3% 7% < 1% < 1% 6% 1% < 1% 1% < 1% 751
Jewish < 1% < 1% 1% < 1% 15% 1% 2% < 1% < 1% 15% 1% < 1% < 1% 4% 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 4% 5% 2% 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 1% < 1% 7% < 1% 22% < 1% < 1% 1% < 1% 1% 3% < 1% 1% < 1% 1% 2% < 1% < 1% 2% 1% < 1% 1% < 1% 414
Mainline Protestant 1% < 1% 1% 1% 8% 2% 2% < 1% < 1% 6% 2% < 1% 1% 4% 3% 2% 2% 1% 1% 1% 2% 2% 4% 4% 1% 2% < 1% 1% 1% 1% 3% 1% 6% 3% < 1% 4% 2% 1% 7% < 1% 1% 1% 2% 6% < 1% < 1% 3% 2% 1% 2% < 1% 2,990
Mormon < 1% 1% 5% < 1% 12% 1% < 1% < 1% 1% 2% < 1% 2% 5% 1% 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 2% 3% 2% 1% 1% 1% < 1% 3% 1% 2% < 1% 1% 1% < 1% 2% 1% 2% < 1% < 1% 1% < 1% 1% 4% 31% < 1% 2% 6% 1% < 1% 2% 162
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 1% < 1% 2% 1% 13% 2% 1% < 1% < 1% 7% 2% 1% 1% 4% 2% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 2% 3% 4% 1% 1% 2% < 1% 1% 1% 1% 2% < 1% 7% 3% < 1% 4% 1% 2% 4% < 1% 1% < 1% 2% 6% 1% < 1% 2% 3% 1% 2% < 1% 4,142

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Age distribution among adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by state

% of adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who are ages…

State 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 174. 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% 39% 24% 12% 174
Alaska 35% 31% 21% 13% 142
Arizona 22% 35% 24% 19% 284
Arkansas 28% 34% 22% 16% 113
California 25% 36% 24% 16% 1,557
Colorado 21% 42% 26% 12% 207
Connecticut 23% 35% 26% 16% 188
Delaware 23% 30% 25% 21% 136
District of Columbia 35% 35% 23% 7% 112
Florida 22% 31% 25% 22% 912
Georgia 23% 38% 24% 15% 355
Hawaii 18% 30% 29% 22% 156
Idaho 17% 38% 27% 17% 149
Illinois 22% 33% 27% 18% 586
Indiana 19% 38% 26% 17% 280
Iowa 24% 32% 25% 19% 148
Kansas 28% 26% 29% 18% 138
Kentucky 22% 31% 28% 20% 175
Louisiana 26% 32% 22% 19% 172
Maine 14% 33% 32% 21% 166
Maryland 21% 37% 29% 13% 281
Massachusetts 21% 34% 28% 16% 358
Michigan 25% 33% 26% 16% 438
Minnesota 21% 38% 25% 16% 257
Missouri 24% 31% 29% 16% 262
Montana 20% 32% 33% 15% 134
Nebraska 17% 39% 26% 17% 132
Nevada 22% 34% 25% 20% 158
New Hampshire 19% 30% 32% 19% 164
New Jersey 20% 34% 29% 16% 406
New Mexico 18% 31% 34% 17% 113
New York 21% 34% 26% 18% 912
North Carolina 25% 36% 24% 15% 387
North Dakota 32% 26% 26% 16% 158
Ohio 20% 33% 28% 18% 521
Oklahoma 27% 35% 24% 15% 163
Oregon 17% 38% 25% 20% 183
Pennsylvania 23% 32% 26% 20% 586
Rhode Island 23% 26% 29% 22% 153
South Carolina 27% 30% 26% 17% 172
South Dakota 23% 31% 28% 19% 136
Tennessee 28% 35% 23% 14% 227
Texas 28% 37% 22% 14% 934
Utah 27% 38% 21% 14% 117
Vermont 13% 34% 38% 15% 161
Virginia 28% 33% 24% 15% 343
Washington 20% 35% 26% 19% 304
West Virginia 18% 44% 24% 14% 122
Wisconsin 19% 34% 30% 17% 259
Wyoming 19% 39% 28% 13% 125

Generational cohort among adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by state

% of adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who are…

State Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 174. 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 17% 17% 30% 28% 7% 1% 174
Alaska 19% 21% 26% 23% 11% < 1% 142
Arizona 14% 15% 29% 28% 13% 1% 284
Arkansas 18% 13% 30% 28% 10% < 1% 113
California 16% 16% 29% 28% 11% 1% 1,557
Colorado 9% 22% 31% 29% 7% 1% 207
Connecticut 18% 8% 32% 30% 11% 1% 188
Delaware 18% 14% 22% 29% 17% 1% 136
District of Columbia 17% 28% 26% 23% 7% < 1% 112
Florida 14% 12% 27% 32% 12% 3% 912
Georgia 17% 13% 31% 28% 10% 1% 355
Hawaii 14% 15% 20% 41% 7% 2% 156
Idaho 12% 12% 32% 31% 13% < 1% 149
Illinois 15% 13% 27% 32% 12% 1% 586
Indiana 11% 17% 29% 29% 11% 2% 280
Iowa 16% 18% 22% 30% 14% < 1% 148
Kansas 18% 18% 18% 34% 11% 1% 138
Kentucky 13% 14% 26% 34% 12% 1% 175
Louisiana 16% 17% 26% 29% 12% 1% 172
Maine 10% 8% 28% 40% 12% 2% 166
Maryland 13% 17% 28% 33% 8% < 1% 281
Massachusetts 11% 16% 28% 33% 10% 1% 358
Michigan 15% 15% 28% 31% 9% 1% 438
Minnesota 15% 14% 30% 29% 12% 1% 257
Missouri 16% 14% 26% 35% 8% 2% 262
Montana 10% 15% 27% 38% 10% < 1% 134
Nebraska 12% 13% 32% 30% 10% 3% 132
Nevada 13% 16% 26% 33% 11% 1% 158
New Hampshire 11% 14% 24% 37% 12% 1% 164
New Jersey 14% 13% 27% 34% 10% 2% 406
New Mexico 8% 20% 22% 42% 8% < 1% 113
New York 14% 15% 27% 32% 11% 1% 912
North Carolina 13% 18% 30% 29% 9% 1% 387
North Dakota 16% 24% 18% 31% 8% 3% 158
Ohio 11% 16% 27% 33% 13% 1% 521
Oklahoma 14% 20% 27% 29% 10% < 1% 163
Oregon 10% 13% 31% 32% 12% 1% 183
Pennsylvania 16% 11% 27% 32% 12% 1% 586
Rhode Island 6% 20% 23% 39% 11% 1% 153
South Carolina 16% 20% 21% 32% 10% 1% 172
South Dakota 9% 21% 24% 33% 12% 1% 136
Tennessee 13% 21% 28% 28% 8% 1% 227
Texas 17% 19% 29% 25% 10% 1% 934
Utah 15% 23% 26% 27% 7% < 1% 117
Vermont 9% 10% 28% 44% 8% 1% 161
Virginia 15% 17% 28% 27% 12% < 1% 343
Washington 10% 16% 29% 32% 11% 1% 304
West Virginia 12% 16% 34% 29% 7% 2% 122
Wisconsin 9% 15% 29% 34% 11% 1% 259
Wyoming 11% 21% 27% 33% 9% < 1% 125

Gender composition among adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by state

% of adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who are…

State Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 180. 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% 44% 180
Alaska 54% 46% 146
Arizona 47% 53% 286
Arkansas 52% 48% 114
California 50% 50% 1,596
Colorado 47% 53% 209
Connecticut 46% 54% 197
Delaware 47% 53% 141
District of Columbia 50% 50% 118
Florida 51% 49% 933
Georgia 57% 43% 360
Hawaii 51% 49% 158
Idaho 53% 47% 150
Illinois 51% 49% 596
Indiana 53% 47% 282
Iowa 52% 48% 148
Kansas 50% 50% 139
Kentucky 55% 45% 175
Louisiana 51% 49% 172
Maine 53% 47% 167
Maryland 51% 49% 282
Massachusetts 49% 51% 366
Michigan 49% 51% 447
Minnesota 49% 51% 261
Missouri 50% 50% 267
Montana 49% 51% 138
Nebraska 49% 51% 134
Nevada 57% 43% 162
New Hampshire 48% 52% 168
New Jersey 45% 55% 421
New Mexico 54% 46% 115
New York 48% 52% 935
North Carolina 53% 47% 391
North Dakota 57% 43% 160
Ohio 49% 51% 527
Oklahoma 55% 45% 163
Oregon 52% 48% 185
Pennsylvania 49% 51% 590
Rhode Island 47% 53% 156
South Carolina 50% 50% 177
South Dakota 49% 51% 140
Tennessee 47% 53% 231
Texas 51% 49% 953
Utah 54% 46% 119
Vermont 45% 55% 162
Virginia 52% 48% 350
Washington 49% 51% 308
West Virginia 56% 44% 125
Wisconsin 57% 43% 267
Wyoming 51% 49% 125

Racial and ethnic composition among adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by state

% of adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who identify as…

State White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 177. 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 67% 28% < 1% 3% 1% 177
Alaska 69% 5% 2% 4% 21% 143
Arizona 64% 3% 4% 25% 4% 276
Arkansas 79% 14% 1% 2% 3% 113
California 46% 6% 14% 31% 3% 1,568
Colorado 73% 4% 1% 16% 6% 207
Connecticut 85% 5% 2% 8% < 1% 192
Delaware 76% 17% 1% 2% 4% 137
District of Columbia 39% 52% 1% 6% 2% 117
Florida 65% 13% 1% 17% 3% 921
Georgia 61% 27% < 1% 8% 4% 356
Hawaii 28% 2% 43% 5% 22% 157
Idaho 88% < 1% < 1% 11% 1% 149
Illinois 68% 16% 3% 10% 3% 588
Indiana 86% 6% < 1% 4% 4% 279
Iowa 91% 1% 3% 4% 2% 148
Kansas 83% 7% 1% 8% 1% 138
Kentucky 89% 5% < 1% 4% 2% 172
Louisiana 62% 33% < 1% 3% 1% 171
Maine 98% < 1% < 1% 1% 2% 167
Maryland 62% 27% 2% 4% 5% 279
Massachusetts 79% 6% 2% 9% 5% 357
Michigan 81% 11% 1% 3% 4% 444
Minnesota 88% 3% 1% 4% 3% 256
Missouri 77% 14% 2% 4% 3% 266
Montana 89% < 1% < 1% 3% 8% 136
Nebraska 88% 4% 2% 4% 1% 134
Nevada 64% 8% 4% 18% 6% 157
New Hampshire 95% 1% 1% 1% 3% 165
New Jersey 66% 9% 8% 12% 5% 414
New Mexico 45% 2% < 1% 43% 11% 115
New York 64% 14% 5% 14% 4% 921
North Carolina 68% 22% 2% 4% 4% 390
North Dakota 93% 1% 1% 3% 3% 159
Ohio 84% 10% 2% 2% 2% 518
Oklahoma 72% 7% < 1% 8% 13% 162
Oregon 85% < 1% 1% 11% 3% 180
Pennsylvania 84% 8% 1% 4% 2% 583
Rhode Island 89% 2% < 1% 8% 1% 154
South Carolina 67% 28% < 1% 2% 2% 175
South Dakota 84% < 1% 1% 3% 12% 139
Tennessee 76% 16% 1% 5% 2% 227
Texas 48% 10% 3% 34% 5% 941
Utah 84% 1% 2% 11% 2% 117
Vermont 94% < 1% 1% 3% 3% 160
Virginia 65% 22% 5% 5% 3% 344
Washington 76% 4% 5% 6% 9% 304
West Virginia 97% 1% < 1% < 1% 2% 123
Wisconsin 88% 4% 1% 4% 3% 264
Wyoming 88% 1% < 1% 6% 5% 125

Immigrant status among adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by state

% of adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who are…

State Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 178. 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% 178
Alaska 5% 7% 88% 141
Arizona 16% 12% 73% 284
Arkansas 2% 2% 96% 113
California 29% 18% 53% 1,577
Colorado 12% 11% 77% 208
Connecticut 10% 13% 77% 191
Delaware 10% 7% 82% 139
District of Columbia 15% 6% 79% 114
Florida 17% 15% 68% 921
Georgia 7% 6% 87% 357
Hawaii 18% 14% 68% 154
Idaho 5% 3% 91% 150
Illinois 9% 11% 79% 588
Indiana 3% 4% 92% 281
Iowa 6% 3% 91% 147
Kansas 6% 7% 87% 138
Kentucky 4% 1% 95% 172
Louisiana 2% 6% 92% 167
Maine 3% 12% 84% 166
Maryland 10% 7% 83% 278
Massachusetts 12% 17% 71% 363
Michigan 4% 8% 89% 445
Minnesota 7% 5% 88% 261
Missouri 5% 4% 90% 263
Montana 1% 6% 93% 136
Nebraska 9% 1% 90% 131
Nevada 17% 12% 71% 161
New Hampshire 4% 13% 83% 166
New Jersey 21% 14% 65% 412
New Mexico 13% 7% 80% 113
New York 21% 14% 65% 915
North Carolina 8% 4% 88% 386
North Dakota 5% 5% 89% 158
Ohio 4% 8% 88% 520
Oklahoma 7% 1% 91% 162
Oregon 5% 9% 86% 185
Pennsylvania 4% 7% 89% 580
Rhode Island 9% 19% 72% 154
South Carolina 3% 2% 94% 177
South Dakota 3% 2% 95% 139
Tennessee 7% 4% 89% 227
Texas 19% 14% 67% 936
Utah 9% 8% 83% 119
Vermont 4% 19% 77% 160
Virginia 11% 10% 79% 345
Washington 7% 11% 82% 307
West Virginia < 1% 6% 93% 122
Wisconsin 4% 8% 88% 262
Wyoming 2% 10% 88% 123

Income distribution among adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by state

% of adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's 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 = 167. 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% 25% 21% 13% 167
Alaska 27% 28% 28% 17% 127
Arizona 40% 19% 25% 16% 252
Arkansas 45% 17% 23% 16% 101
California 35% 20% 23% 22% 1,390
Colorado 25% 21% 31% 24% 190
Connecticut 20% 23% 24% 32% 161
Delaware 32% 24% 26% 18% 121
District of Columbia 32% 18% 28% 21% 101
Florida 36% 24% 22% 18% 799
Georgia 30% 19% 28% 22% 327
Hawaii 34% 29% 20% 17% 142
Idaho 33% 25% 29% 14% 142
Illinois 35% 21% 29% 15% 511
Indiana 35% 23% 30% 13% 256
Iowa 25% 24% 33% 18% 132
Kansas 35% 27% 23% 15% 121
Kentucky 53% 15% 22% 10% 156
Louisiana 40% 18% 26% 17% 150
Maine 41% 15% 36% 9% 142
Maryland 20% 19% 36% 25% 256
Massachusetts 31% 19% 24% 26% 316
Michigan 40% 19% 25% 16% 389
Minnesota 27% 20% 26% 28% 231
Missouri 35% 26% 19% 20% 239
Montana 28% 25% 33% 14% 125
Nebraska 31% 28% 27% 14% 116
Nevada 28% 30% 27% 15% 139
New Hampshire 27% 15% 34% 24% 138
New Jersey 26% 14% 28% 32% 359
New York 32% 20% 28% 20% 792
North Carolina 35% 20% 31% 15% 350
North Dakota 25% 19% 38% 17% 146
Ohio 44% 19% 25% 12% 469
Oklahoma 32% 31% 27% 10% 149
Oregon 39% 24% 27% 10% 167
Pennsylvania 35% 19% 25% 21% 504
Rhode Island 34% 16% 31% 19% 134
South Carolina 36% 21% 31% 12% 150
South Dakota 32% 23% 29% 16% 127
Tennessee 43% 23% 21% 13% 199
Texas 37% 18% 27% 17% 822
Utah 24% 23% 37% 15% 114
Vermont 28% 25% 36% 11% 149
Virginia 27% 19% 28% 27% 308
Washington 33% 25% 23% 20% 278
West Virginia 40% 20% 30% 10% 112
Wisconsin 27% 16% 39% 18% 232
Wyoming 29% 28% 27% 15% 117

Educational distribution among adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by state

% of adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who have completed…

State High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 177. 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 50% 34% 11% 6% 177
Alaska 35% 42% 14% 9% 146
Arizona 41% 37% 14% 8% 285
Arkansas 60% 22% 12% 6% 114
California 39% 34% 17% 10% 1,581
Colorado 33% 40% 15% 13% 209
Connecticut 39% 30% 17% 14% 193
Delaware 49% 29% 12% 10% 141
District of Columbia 34% 20% 31% 15% 115
Florida 42% 34% 14% 9% 926
Georgia 47% 28% 14% 11% 359
Hawaii 43% 28% 24% 5% 157
Idaho 43% 35% 15% 7% 150
Illinois 42% 32% 17% 8% 594
Indiana 46% 35% 12% 7% 282
Iowa 41% 42% 10% 7% 147
Kansas 47% 30% 13% 10% 139
Kentucky 61% 28% 9% 3% 173
Louisiana 54% 29% 14% 4% 172
Maine 42% 35% 17% 7% 166
Maryland 39% 30% 20% 12% 281
Massachusetts 43% 25% 18% 14% 366
Michigan 43% 36% 12% 9% 446
Minnesota 40% 32% 20% 7% 260
Missouri 45% 32% 16% 7% 266
Montana 46% 34% 15% 5% 138
Nebraska 41% 40% 13% 6% 133
Nevada 47% 34% 14% 4% 162
New Hampshire 40% 33% 16% 12% 166
New Jersey 38% 26% 17% 19% 417
New Mexico 47% 26% 19% 8% 114
New York 41% 31% 17% 11% 932
North Carolina 44% 31% 14% 10% 391
North Dakota 39% 43% 14% 5% 160
Ohio 49% 29% 14% 8% 526
Oklahoma 48% 31% 15% 6% 163
Oregon 40% 34% 19% 7% 185
Pennsylvania 48% 28% 15% 8% 588
Rhode Island 39% 36% 16% 9% 154
South Carolina 43% 33% 17% 7% 177
South Dakota 50% 27% 14% 9% 139
Tennessee 54% 28% 11% 6% 229
Texas 45% 33% 14% 8% 947
Utah 40% 36% 17% 7% 119
Vermont 39% 27% 22% 12% 160
Virginia 40% 31% 18% 12% 348
Washington 38% 39% 16% 7% 308
West Virginia 51% 30% 11% 8% 123
Wisconsin 41% 35% 17% 6% 264
Wyoming 46% 38% 13% 3% 125

Marital status among adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by state

% of adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who are…

State Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 180. 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% 5% 18% 4% 22% 180
Alaska 51% 13% 6% 2% 28% 144
Arizona 42% 9% 19% 4% 26% 285
Arkansas 41% 9% 20% 11% 20% 114
California 43% 11% 12% 6% 28% 1,590
Colorado 59% 12% 8% 3% 18% 209
Connecticut 45% 6% 14% 4% 31% 194
Delaware 53% 13% 8% 8% 18% 141
District of Columbia 25% 14% 8% 8% 46% 116
Florida 42% 9% 15% 7% 26% 928
Georgia 43% 7% 18% 6% 25% 358
Hawaii 42% 14% 13% 8% 24% 156
Idaho 59% 8% 17% 6% 11% 150
Illinois 46% 8% 12% 5% 29% 591
Indiana 49% 8% 12% 9% 22% 282
Iowa 52% 9% 12% 8% 20% 148
Kansas 47% 9% 15% 6% 23% 139
Kentucky 44% 2% 15% 10% 29% 174
Louisiana 38% 12% 17% 8% 25% 172
Maine 54% 11% 16% 5% 14% 166
Maryland 43% 8% 10% 7% 32% 282
Massachusetts 39% 10% 13% 8% 29% 364
Michigan 43% 12% 14% 7% 24% 446
Minnesota 49% 6% 9% 6% 30% 261
Missouri 44% 11% 15% 9% 22% 266
Montana 59% 9% 8% 8% 16% 138
Nebraska 50% 4% 14% 5% 26% 133
Nevada 41% 15% 13% 8% 24% 162
New Hampshire 47% 13% 14% 5% 20% 168
New Jersey 49% 8% 10% 7% 26% 417
New Mexico 41% 9% 14% 6% 30% 115
New York 43% 9% 10% 7% 31% 931
North Carolina 44% 7% 14% 5% 30% 391
North Dakota 48% 5% 12% 7% 28% 159
Ohio 45% 9% 11% 7% 27% 526
Oklahoma 48% 11% 16% 6% 20% 163
Oregon 51% 5% 15% 9% 21% 185
Pennsylvania 47% 9% 10% 8% 26% 587
Rhode Island 42% 13% 15% 8% 22% 156
South Carolina 43% 13% 14% 9% 21% 175
South Dakota 51% 14% 10% 7% 17% 139
Tennessee 46% 12% 12% 4% 26% 230
Texas 48% 8% 14% 5% 25% 948
Utah 44% 18% 13% 7% 17% 119
Vermont 60% 9% 11% 4% 16% 161
Virginia 45% 8% 13% 7% 27% 349
Washington 45% 11% 15% 7% 23% 308
West Virginia 46% 13% 21% 5% 14% 124
Wisconsin 60% 4% 13% 5% 18% 266
Wyoming 59% 9% 11% 3% 18% 125

Parent of children under 18 among adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by state

% of adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who are…

State Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 180. 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% 69% 180
Alaska 36% 64% 144
Arizona 28% 72% 285
Arkansas 45% 55% 114
California 29% 71% 1,594
Colorado 36% 64% 208
Connecticut 23% 77% 195
Delaware 27% 73% 141
District of Columbia 21% 79% 118
Florida 25% 75% 928
Georgia 30% 70% 358
Hawaii 27% 73% 158
Idaho 36% 64% 149
Illinois 24% 76% 595
Indiana 29% 71% 282
Iowa 32% 68% 148
Kansas 33% 67% 138
Kentucky 21% 79% 175
Louisiana 31% 69% 172
Maine 24% 76% 167
Maryland 28% 72% 281
Massachusetts 25% 75% 365
Michigan 28% 72% 446
Minnesota 26% 74% 261
Missouri 34% 66% 265
Montana 20% 80% 138
Nebraska 31% 69% 133
Nevada 23% 77% 160
New Hampshire 22% 78% 167
New Jersey 27% 73% 420
New Mexico 22% 78% 114
New York 24% 76% 935
North Carolina 29% 71% 390
North Dakota 28% 72% 160
Ohio 30% 70% 525
Oklahoma 33% 67% 163
Oregon 30% 70% 185
Pennsylvania 28% 72% 587
Rhode Island 15% 85% 156
South Carolina 30% 70% 177
South Dakota 27% 73% 140
Tennessee 34% 66% 231
Texas 36% 64% 949
Utah 36% 64% 118
Vermont 22% 78% 162
Virginia 28% 72% 349
Washington 22% 78% 308
West Virginia 28% 72% 125
Wisconsin 31% 69% 266
Wyoming 35% 65% 124

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Belief in God among adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by state

% of adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's 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 = 180. 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 75% 16% 3% < 1% 3% 2% 180
Alaska 43% 33% 6% < 1% 15% 3% 146
Arizona 51% 26% 7% < 1% 12% 3% 286
Arkansas 66% 24% 3% < 1% 4% 4% 114
California 49% 25% 9% 1% 13% 2% 1,596
Colorado 48% 28% 9% 1% 12% 3% 209
Connecticut 48% 28% 5% 2% 11% 5% 197
Delaware 51% 31% 9% 1% 7% 2% 141
District of Columbia 55% 23% 7% < 1% 12% 2% 118
Florida 57% 22% 7% 1% 11% 2% 933
Georgia 61% 21% 7% < 1% 8% 3% 360
Hawaii 54% 22% 8% 1% 12% 3% 158
Idaho 50% 26% 5% < 1% 14% 6% 150
Illinois 54% 27% 6% < 1% 10% 3% 596
Indiana 54% 28% 5% 1% 11% 3% 282
Iowa 56% 23% 6% 2% 12% 1% 148
Kansas 59% 28% 4% 1% 5% 4% 139
Kentucky 62% 21% 3% < 1% 10% 4% 175
Louisiana 70% 18% 2% 2% 7% 1% 172
Maine 41% 29% 8% < 1% 20% 3% 167
Maryland 56% 25% 3% < 1% 11% 5% 282
Massachusetts 35% 33% 10% 2% 18% 3% 366
Michigan 54% 27% 6% 1% 11% 2% 447
Minnesota 47% 32% 8% < 1% 9% 4% 261
Missouri 58% 23% 11% 1% 7% 1% 267
Montana 61% 24% 7% < 1% 7% 1% 138
Nebraska 63% 22% 3% 1% 9% 2% 134
Nevada 48% 23% 8% 1% 19% 2% 162
New Hampshire 37% 30% 11% 1% 14% 6% 168
New Jersey 49% 28% 8% < 1% 10% 4% 421
New Mexico 47% 27% 7% < 1% 15% 4% 115
New York 52% 24% 8% 1% 12% 3% 935
North Carolina 63% 20% 4% 1% 9% 2% 391
North Dakota 53% 31% 4% < 1% 8% 3% 160
Ohio 58% 25% 5% < 1% 8% 2% 527
Oklahoma 63% 27% 4% < 1% 4% 2% 163
Oregon 46% 28% 12% < 1% 7% 6% 185
Pennsylvania 48% 30% 8% 1% 11% 2% 590
Rhode Island 53% 25% 2% < 1% 13% 8% 156
South Carolina 62% 24% 2% 1% 9% 2% 177
South Dakota 63% 24% 3% < 1% 10% < 1% 140
Tennessee 66% 21% 7% < 1% 4% 1% 231
Texas 62% 23% 4% 1% 8% 2% 953
Utah 40% 23% 17% 3% 13% 4% 119
Vermont 34% 34% 8% 1% 17% 6% 162
Virginia 58% 23% 7% < 1% 10% 2% 350
Washington 43% 28% 10% 1% 16% 2% 308
West Virginia 62% 26% 2% < 1% 7% 3% 125
Wisconsin 44% 31% 8% 1% 12% 2% 267
Wyoming 60% 20% 10% < 1% 5% 5% 125

Importance of religion in one's life among adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by state

% of adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's 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 = 180. 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% 24% 10% 8% < 1% 180
Alaska 24% 37% 18% 21% < 1% 146
Arizona 37% 30% 20% 13% < 1% 286
Arkansas 50% 28% 14% 7% 1% 114
California 33% 33% 17% 15% 1% 1,596
Colorado 33% 34% 18% 14% 1% 209
Connecticut 31% 32% 22% 14% 1% 197
Delaware 24% 47% 16% 12% 1% 141
District of Columbia 40% 30% 16% 14% < 1% 118
Florida 38% 32% 16% 13% 1% 933
Georgia 46% 30% 10% 13% 1% 360
Hawaii 36% 34% 18% 12% < 1% 158
Idaho 31% 36% 14% 19% < 1% 150
Illinois 37% 33% 17% 12% < 1% 596
Indiana 34% 37% 16% 12% 1% 282
Iowa 34% 40% 12% 14% < 1% 148
Kansas 30% 40% 21% 9% < 1% 139
Kentucky 46% 36% 12% 6% < 1% 175
Louisiana 60% 28% 6% 5% < 1% 172
Maine 25% 30% 20% 26% < 1% 167
Maryland 36% 33% 18% 13% < 1% 282
Massachusetts 29% 34% 17% 20% 1% 366
Michigan 32% 37% 15% 15% 1% 447
Minnesota 30% 37% 16% 16% 1% 261
Missouri 40% 38% 12% 9% 1% 267
Montana 27% 34% 22% 17% < 1% 138
Nebraska 40% 32% 17% 10% 1% 134
Nevada 32% 33% 13% 20% 3% 162
New Hampshire 25% 33% 24% 18% 1% 168
New Jersey 36% 37% 17% 10% 1% 421
New Mexico 43% 26% 7% 22% 1% 115
New York 33% 35% 16% 16% 1% 935
North Carolina 47% 30% 12% 10% 1% 391
North Dakota 37% 32% 22% 9% < 1% 160
Ohio 42% 35% 11% 12% 1% 527
Oklahoma 48% 35% 7% 8% 1% 163
Oregon 26% 40% 21% 12% 1% 185
Pennsylvania 33% 36% 16% 14% < 1% 590
Rhode Island 41% 31% 9% 19% < 1% 156
South Carolina 53% 29% 10% 7% 1% 177
South Dakota 44% 35% 11% 10% < 1% 140
Tennessee 53% 30% 7% 9% 1% 231
Texas 47% 32% 10% 11% < 1% 953
Utah 34% 20% 25% 17% 4% 119
Vermont 23% 28% 23% 25% 1% 162
Virginia 45% 33% 10% 12% < 1% 350
Washington 28% 29% 20% 22% < 1% 308
West Virginia 39% 43% 12% 6% < 1% 125
Wisconsin 27% 40% 20% 13% < 1% 267
Wyoming 31% 36% 25% 8% < 1% 125

Attendance at religious services among adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by state

% of adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's 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 = 180. 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 32% 43% 25% < 1% 180
Alaska 14% 39% 47% < 1% 146
Arizona 24% 35% 40% 1% 286
Arkansas 21% 45% 33% 1% 114
California 19% 39% 42% < 1% 1,596
Colorado 17% 39% 44% < 1% 209
Connecticut 14% 38% 47% 1% 197
Delaware 21% 34% 43% 2% 141
District of Columbia 18% 37% 45% < 1% 118
Florida 23% 37% 40% < 1% 933
Georgia 22% 43% 35% 1% 360
Hawaii 24% 38% 38% < 1% 158
Idaho 14% 36% 48% 2% 150
Illinois 23% 37% 39% 1% 596
Indiana 21% 43% 36% < 1% 282
Iowa 17% 43% 40% < 1% 148
Kansas 20% 43% 37% < 1% 139
Kentucky 18% 42% 40% < 1% 175
Louisiana 38% 36% 27% < 1% 172
Maine 11% 31% 57% 1% 167
Maryland 16% 41% 43% < 1% 282
Massachusetts 17% 32% 51% < 1% 366
Michigan 19% 38% 43% < 1% 447
Minnesota 22% 41% 37% < 1% 261
Missouri 18% 44% 38% < 1% 267
Montana 11% 39% 50% < 1% 138
Nebraska 22% 36% 43% < 1% 134
Nevada 19% 38% 42% 1% 162
New Hampshire 16% 27% 57% < 1% 168
New Jersey 22% 45% 32% 1% 421
New Mexico 23% 36% 42% < 1% 115
New York 18% 39% 43% < 1% 935
North Carolina 22% 47% 30% 1% 391
North Dakota 18% 39% 42% 1% 160
Ohio 24% 38% 38% < 1% 527
Oklahoma 34% 38% 28% < 1% 163
Oregon 15% 43% 42% 1% 185
Pennsylvania 17% 41% 41% 1% 590
Rhode Island 28% 27% 44% < 1% 156
South Carolina 34% 35% 30% < 1% 177
South Dakota 25% 39% 35% < 1% 140
Tennessee 33% 30% 36% 1% 231
Texas 26% 39% 35% < 1% 953
Utah 24% 23% 52% < 1% 119
Vermont 16% 31% 54% < 1% 162
Virginia 30% 40% 30% < 1% 350
Washington 12% 36% 50% 1% 308
West Virginia 25% 44% 31% < 1% 125
Wisconsin 17% 43% 40% < 1% 267
Wyoming 21% 34% 44% < 1% 125

Frequency of prayer among adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by state

% of adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who pray…

State At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 180. 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 53% 17% 10% 20% < 1% 180
Alaska 36% 19% 7% 38% < 1% 146
Arizona 50% 18% 3% 29% < 1% 286
Arkansas 48% 20% 5% 25% 2% 114
California 41% 16% 9% 33% 1% 1,596
Colorado 42% 14% 7% 35% 1% 209
Connecticut 39% 15% 13% 31% 2% 197
Delaware 37% 22% 6% 33% 2% 141
District of Columbia 46% 20% 7% 26% 1% 118
Florida 46% 16% 8% 29% 1% 933
Georgia 49% 18% 6% 26% 1% 360
Hawaii 42% 16% 4% 36% 2% 158
Idaho 31% 15% 8% 46% < 1% 150
Illinois 42% 20% 9% 28% 1% 596
Indiana 36% 28% 6% 30% 1% 282
Iowa 39% 23% 8% 29% < 1% 148
Kansas 39% 31% 7% 22% 1% 139
Kentucky 52% 13% 9% 25% 1% 175
Louisiana 64% 15% 2% 19% < 1% 172
Maine 26% 19% 6% 47% 1% 167
Maryland 41% 19% 6% 34% < 1% 282
Massachusetts 35% 14% 8% 42% 1% 366
Michigan 42% 21% 6% 31% 1% 447
Minnesota 36% 24% 8% 31% < 1% 261
Missouri 46% 24% 5% 25% < 1% 267
Montana 33% 30% 5% 29% 2% 138
Nebraska 36% 25% 13% 24% 2% 134
Nevada 37% 20% 5% 38% < 1% 162
New Hampshire 32% 16% 12% 36% 3% 168
New Jersey 45% 17% 9% 27% 1% 421
New Mexico 41% 18% 7% 33% < 1% 115
New York 41% 15% 10% 34% 1% 935
North Carolina 53% 19% 5% 21% 2% 391
North Dakota 40% 18% 15% 26% 1% 160
Ohio 47% 19% 8% 26% < 1% 527
Oklahoma 57% 22% 5% 15% < 1% 163
Oregon 27% 20% 12% 40% < 1% 185
Pennsylvania 39% 21% 9% 31% < 1% 590
Rhode Island 38% 19% 10% 32% < 1% 156
South Carolina 49% 18% 8% 22% 3% 177
South Dakota 48% 21% 11% 20% < 1% 140
Tennessee 55% 23% 5% 16% 1% 231
Texas 51% 18% 7% 23% 1% 953
Utah 38% 13% 4% 44% 1% 119
Vermont 22% 17% 12% 50% < 1% 162
Virginia 47% 20% 6% 25% 2% 350
Washington 31% 16% 10% 43% 1% 308
West Virginia 50% 18% 7% 24% 1% 125
Wisconsin 34% 22% 11% 32% 2% 267
Wyoming 45% 16% 12% 26% < 1% 125

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by state

% of adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's 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 = 180. 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 23% 11% 14% 51% < 1% 180
Alaska 5% 3% 9% 82% < 1% 146
Arizona 10% 11% 9% 70% 1% 286
Arkansas 12% 13% 8% 66% 1% 114
California 11% 7% 8% 73% < 1% 1,596
Colorado 7% 7% 10% 75% 1% 209
Connecticut 8% 3% 8% 81% 1% 197
Delaware 11% 11% 10% 65% 2% 141
District of Columbia 22% 9% 5% 64% < 1% 118
Florida 14% 6% 8% 72% 1% 933
Georgia 13% 12% 9% 67% < 1% 360
Hawaii 24% 5% 12% 59% 1% 158
Idaho 11% 6% 6% 75% 2% 150
Illinois 11% 6% 8% 75% 1% 596
Indiana 13% 8% 9% 70% < 1% 282
Iowa 9% 4% 8% 79% < 1% 148
Kansas 13% 6% 13% 68% < 1% 139
Kentucky 14% 8% 11% 67% < 1% 175
Louisiana 24% 10% 7% 59% < 1% 172
Maine 5% 2% 4% 88% 1% 167
Maryland 14% 4% 8% 74% < 1% 282
Massachusetts 9% 8% 3% 80% 1% 366
Michigan 9% 9% 4% 77% 1% 447
Minnesota 9% 4% 7% 80% < 1% 261
Missouri 7% 11% 8% 73% < 1% 267
Montana 6% 1% 9% 83% < 1% 138
Nebraska 7% 7% 9% 75% 2% 134
Nevada 13% 8% 7% 70% 1% 162
New Hampshire 6% 7% 5% 83% < 1% 168
New Jersey 11% 8% 10% 71% 1% 421
New Mexico 6% 13% 6% 75% < 1% 115
New York 9% 5% 6% 78% 1% 935
North Carolina 18% 9% 7% 65% < 1% 391
North Dakota 9% 9% 7% 75% < 1% 160
Ohio 15% 6% 6% 72% < 1% 527
Oklahoma 28% 13% 11% 48% < 1% 163
Oregon 10% 5% 7% 77% 1% 185
Pennsylvania 11% 5% 6% 78% < 1% 590
Rhode Island 6% 3% 7% 84% < 1% 156
South Carolina 21% 11% 11% 57% < 1% 177
South Dakota 7% 6% 14% 72% 1% 140
Tennessee 25% 11% 7% 55% 2% 231
Texas 18% 8% 8% 65% < 1% 953
Utah 18% 6% 5% 69% 1% 119
Vermont 5% 6% 4% 85% < 1% 162
Virginia 16% 11% 6% 66% < 1% 350
Washington 8% 6% 7% 80% < 1% 308
West Virginia 17% 11% 11% 61% < 1% 125
Wisconsin 6% 5% 8% 79% 2% 267
Wyoming 13% 4% 8% 75% < 1% 125

Frequency of meditation among adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by state

% of adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's 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 = 180. 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 29% 8% 5% 58% < 1% 180
Alaska 23% 12% 10% 53% 1% 146
Arizona 33% 8% 6% 53% < 1% 286
Arkansas 30% 6% 8% 57% < 1% 114
California 34% 8% 6% 51% 1% 1,596
Colorado 26% 9% 4% 59% 2% 209
Connecticut 31% 15% 3% 49% 2% 197
Delaware 31% 5% 4% 59% 1% 141
District of Columbia 36% 3% 2% 58% < 1% 118
Florida 34% 9% 4% 52% 1% 933
Georgia 36% 8% 3% 50% 3% 360
Hawaii 39% 9% 10% 42% < 1% 158
Idaho 28% 11% 6% 55% < 1% 150
Illinois 34% 9% 5% 51% 1% 596
Indiana 32% 7% 2% 59% < 1% 282
Iowa 26% 7% 3% 64% < 1% 148
Kansas 27% 9% 5% 59% 1% 139
Kentucky 29% 8% 5% 58% 1% 175
Louisiana 39% 5% 5% 51% < 1% 172
Maine 28% 9% 6% 56% 1% 167
Maryland 27% 9% 4% 58% 2% 282
Massachusetts 30% 10% 4% 55% < 1% 366
Michigan 30% 8% 5% 56% 1% 447
Minnesota 27% 10% 5% 58% < 1% 261
Missouri 31% 8% 3% 58% < 1% 267
Montana 16% 11% 5% 67% 1% 138
Nebraska 25% 8% 8% 57% 3% 134
Nevada 30% 9% 7% 49% 4% 162
New Hampshire 26% 15% 4% 54% 1% 168
New Jersey 30% 8% 4% 57% 1% 421
New Mexico 33% 13% 1% 52% < 1% 115
New York 33% 9% 6% 50% 2% 935
North Carolina 40% 7% 3% 49% < 1% 391
North Dakota 23% 3% 2% 70% 2% 160
Ohio 30% 7% 4% 57% 1% 527
Oklahoma 41% 5% 3% 48% 2% 163
Oregon 29% 12% 5% 52% 2% 185
Pennsylvania 28% 7% 5% 59% < 1% 590
Rhode Island 33% 8% 8% 50% 1% 156
South Carolina 35% 8% 4% 52% 1% 177
South Dakota 29% 9% 5% 56% 1% 140
Tennessee 33% 7% 4% 54% 2% 231
Texas 38% 7% 5% 49% 1% 953
Utah 36% 22% 2% 39% < 1% 119
Vermont 21% 9% 7% 63% 1% 162
Virginia 37% 11% 5% 46% 1% 350
Washington 32% 9% 4% 54% 1% 308
West Virginia 22% 10% 6% 61% 1% 125
Wisconsin 17% 10% 5% 67% < 1% 267
Wyoming 31% 9% 5% 55% < 1% 125

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by state

% of adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's 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 = 180. 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% 23% 7% 16% 2% 180
Alaska 45% 22% 12% 20% 1% 146
Arizona 49% 15% 11% 24% 1% 286
Arkansas 55% 10% 10% 22% 3% 114
California 45% 19% 13% 21% 2% 1,596
Colorado 42% 14% 22% 18% 3% 209
Connecticut 46% 17% 14% 22% 1% 197
Delaware 44% 19% 12% 25% < 1% 141
District of Columbia 45% 17% 18% 17% 3% 118
Florida 54% 14% 12% 19% 2% 933
Georgia 49% 18% 13% 16% 3% 360
Hawaii 58% 10% 10% 22% 1% 158
Idaho 49% 14% 14% 23% < 1% 150
Illinois 47% 17% 10% 25% 2% 596
Indiana 45% 19% 9% 25% 1% 282
Iowa 40% 20% 17% 21% 2% 148
Kansas 44% 24% 15% 15% 1% 139
Kentucky 50% 14% 11% 23% 2% 175
Louisiana 59% 15% 5% 20% 2% 172
Maine 41% 17% 12% 26% 4% 167
Maryland 45% 21% 13% 20% < 1% 282
Massachusetts 43% 18% 11% 27% 1% 366
Michigan 48% 19% 10% 21% 1% 447
Minnesota 48% 21% 10% 19% 1% 261
Missouri 49% 18% 10% 22% 1% 267
Montana 40% 27% 12% 18% 3% 138
Nebraska 52% 16% 8% 24% < 1% 134
Nevada 53% 17% 11% 19% 1% 162
New Hampshire 40% 15% 16% 29% < 1% 168
New Jersey 52% 14% 12% 20% 1% 421
New Mexico 53% 23% 10% 13% < 1% 115
New York 45% 16% 13% 25% 1% 935
North Carolina 58% 15% 12% 15% 1% 391
North Dakota 41% 16% 12% 30% < 1% 160
Ohio 45% 17% 16% 21% 1% 527
Oklahoma 51% 20% 5% 24% 1% 163
Oregon 46% 20% 11% 22% 1% 185
Pennsylvania 45% 17% 13% 25% < 1% 590
Rhode Island 46% 19% 12% 23% 1% 156
South Carolina 58% 17% 8% 15% 1% 177
South Dakota 51% 18% 13% 16% 2% 140
Tennessee 57% 16% 7% 17% 3% 231
Texas 54% 16% 11% 17% 2% 953
Utah 47% 15% 12% 23% 2% 119
Vermont 45% 17% 11% 26% 1% 162
Virginia 48% 21% 10% 20% 1% 350
Washington 42% 14% 15% 28% 2% 308
West Virginia 63% 15% 4% 18% < 1% 125
Wisconsin 39% 20% 11% 30% < 1% 267
Wyoming 52% 10% 8% 30% 1% 125

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by state

% of adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's 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 = 180. 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 36% 16% 10% 36% 2% 180
Alaska 43% 11% 20% 25% 1% 146
Arizona 47% 17% 13% 24% < 1% 286
Arkansas 40% 14% 9% 36% < 1% 114
California 41% 16% 17% 25% 1% 1,596
Colorado 39% 16% 15% 26% 3% 209
Connecticut 36% 20% 15% 29% < 1% 197
Delaware 29% 26% 13% 32% < 1% 141
District of Columbia 41% 14% 18% 26% 1% 118
Florida 42% 15% 13% 29% 2% 933
Georgia 42% 15% 14% 28% 2% 360
Hawaii 37% 19% 14% 27% 2% 158
Idaho 36% 13% 17% 35% < 1% 150
Illinois 41% 16% 12% 29% 1% 596
Indiana 37% 17% 10% 35% < 1% 282
Iowa 37% 18% 16% 29% < 1% 148
Kansas 35% 23% 14% 25% 3% 139
Kentucky 39% 13% 11% 35% 3% 175
Louisiana 41% 13% 13% 30% 4% 172
Maine 33% 13% 17% 35% 1% 167
Maryland 37% 13% 17% 32% 2% 282
Massachusetts 42% 12% 17% 28% 1% 366
Michigan 39% 15% 14% 31% 1% 447
Minnesota 37% 19% 13% 31% < 1% 261
Missouri 39% 15% 13% 33% 1% 267
Montana 40% 13% 16% 30% 1% 138
Nebraska 35% 19% 13% 32% 2% 134
Nevada 49% 18% 14% 18% 1% 162
New Hampshire 36% 24% 8% 31% 1% 168
New Jersey 33% 17% 19% 31% 1% 421
New Mexico 46% 16% 5% 33% < 1% 115
New York 43% 15% 15% 26% 1% 935
North Carolina 39% 19% 14% 26% 1% 391
North Dakota 35% 15% 16% 32% 2% 160
Ohio 37% 19% 14% 29% 1% 527
Oklahoma 41% 14% 14% 32% < 1% 163
Oregon 46% 20% 10% 23% 1% 185
Pennsylvania 35% 20% 16% 30% 1% 590
Rhode Island 29% 24% 15% 32% 1% 156
South Carolina 45% 15% 14% 25% 1% 177
South Dakota 41% 17% 10% 32% < 1% 140
Tennessee 41% 17% 10% 30% 2% 231
Texas 44% 17% 12% 26% 1% 953
Utah 40% 22% 16% 22% < 1% 119
Vermont 42% 19% 15% 25% < 1% 162
Virginia 43% 15% 17% 23% 2% 350
Washington 37% 18% 15% 30% 1% 308
West Virginia 40% 18% 6% 35% < 1% 125
Wisconsin 29% 21% 19% 31% < 1% 267
Wyoming 42% 16% 11% 29% 2% 125

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by state

% of adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who say…

State There are clear standards for what is right and wrong Right or wrong depends on the situation Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 180. 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 32% 67% 1% < 1% 180
Alaska 26% 72% 2% < 1% 146
Arizona 28% 68% 1% 2% 286
Arkansas 29% 69% 2% < 1% 114
California 23% 75% 1% 1% 1,596
Colorado 29% 68% < 1% 3% 209
Connecticut 27% 70% 2% 1% 197
Delaware 23% 76% 1% < 1% 141
District of Columbia 16% 80% 3% 1% 118
Florida 25% 73% 2% < 1% 933
Georgia 26% 71% 2% 1% 360
Hawaii 19% 80% < 1% < 1% 158
Idaho 32% 67% 1% < 1% 150
Illinois 21% 77% 1% 1% 596
Indiana 25% 73% 1% 1% 282
Iowa 26% 73% 1% < 1% 148
Kansas 29% 71% < 1% < 1% 139
Kentucky 28% 68% 3% 2% 175
Louisiana 28% 66% 2% 4% 172
Maine 26% 72% 1% 1% 167
Maryland 24% 74% 1% 1% 282
Massachusetts 22% 75% 1% 2% 366
Michigan 28% 70% 1% < 1% 447
Minnesota 24% 76% 1% < 1% 261
Missouri 28% 72% < 1% < 1% 267
Montana 35% 63% 2% < 1% 138
Nebraska 28% 71% < 1% 1% 134
Nevada 26% 71% 1% 1% 162
New Hampshire 24% 74% 1% < 1% 168
New Jersey 21% 77% 1% 1% 421
New Mexico 24% 75% 2% < 1% 115
New York 19% 79% 1% 1% 935
North Carolina 30% 69% 1% < 1% 391
North Dakota 30% 68% < 1% 2% 160
Ohio 25% 74% 1% < 1% 527
Oklahoma 18% 79% 1% 1% 163
Oregon 26% 72% < 1% 1% 185
Pennsylvania 29% 70% 1% < 1% 590
Rhode Island 26% 70% 4% < 1% 156
South Carolina 26% 72% 2% < 1% 177
South Dakota 32% 66% 2% < 1% 140
Tennessee 28% 70% 1% 1% 231
Texas 27% 70% 2% 1% 953
Utah 24% 75% 1% < 1% 119
Vermont 22% 75% 1% 2% 162
Virginia 25% 73% 1% 1% 350
Washington 26% 73% 1% < 1% 308
West Virginia 37% 60% 3% < 1% 125
Wisconsin 25% 73% 2% < 1% 267
Wyoming 34% 65% 1% < 1% 125

Frequency of reading scripture among adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by state

% of adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's 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 = 180. 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 36% 12% 13% 39% < 1% 180
Alaska 15% 9% 5% 71% < 1% 146
Arizona 22% 9% 10% 58% < 1% 286
Arkansas 29% 17% 12% 41% 1% 114
California 17% 9% 9% 64% 1% 1,596
Colorado 17% 9% 12% 61% 1% 209
Connecticut 15% 3% 7% 73% 1% 197
Delaware 17% 10% 9% 62% 1% 141
District of Columbia 21% 15% 7% 57% < 1% 118
Florida 24% 10% 11% 55% 1% 933
Georgia 28% 15% 7% 50% < 1% 360
Hawaii 23% 12% 6% 58% 1% 158
Idaho 21% 8% 9% 60% 2% 150
Illinois 18% 10% 11% 60% 1% 596
Indiana 19% 10% 12% 60% < 1% 282
Iowa 15% 10% 10% 65% < 1% 148
Kansas 15% 13% 10% 61% 1% 139
Kentucky 27% 6% 10% 56% 1% 175
Louisiana 31% 15% 8% 46% < 1% 172
Maine 10% 6% 5% 79% < 1% 167
Maryland 19% 10% 10% 61% 1% 282
Massachusetts 10% 11% 7% 71% 1% 366
Michigan 18% 11% 7% 63% 1% 447
Minnesota 13% 7% 12% 68% < 1% 261
Missouri 23% 13% 13% 52% < 1% 267
Montana 14% 4% 11% 70% < 1% 138
Nebraska 14% 8% 5% 71% 1% 134
Nevada 15% 13% 10% 63% < 1% 162
New Hampshire 11% 10% 3% 75% 1% 168
New Jersey 14% 9% 8% 68% 1% 421
New Mexico 21% 14% 7% 58% < 1% 115
New York 17% 8% 9% 65% 1% 935
North Carolina 30% 14% 11% 44% 1% 391
North Dakota 14% 12% 7% 66% 1% 160
Ohio 24% 8% 9% 60% < 1% 527
Oklahoma 38% 13% 12% 38% < 1% 163
Oregon 15% 9% 8% 68% < 1% 185
Pennsylvania 14% 8% 12% 65% 1% 590
Rhode Island 12% 6% 8% 73% 1% 156
South Carolina 32% 12% 7% 47% 1% 177
South Dakota 15% 10% 9% 65% < 1% 140
Tennessee 38% 9% 8% 43% 2% 231
Texas 27% 11% 11% 51% 1% 953
Utah 22% 5% 9% 63% 1% 119
Vermont 8% 8% 7% 77% < 1% 162
Virginia 28% 13% 7% 52% < 1% 350
Washington 12% 11% 8% 70% < 1% 308
West Virginia 23% 13% 10% 52% 3% 125
Wisconsin 10% 11% 9% 70% < 1% 267
Wyoming 21% 12% 10% 57% 1% 125

Interpreting scripture among adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by state

% of adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's 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 = 180. 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 38% 30% 5% 23% 4% 180
Alaska 13% 23% 2% 54% 8% 146
Arizona 18% 27% 1% 42% 13% 286
Arkansas 31% 33% 2% 29% 6% 114
California 17% 24% 2% 48% 9% 1,596
Colorado 12% 27% 2% 50% 9% 209
Connecticut 13% 26% 3% 49% 9% 197
Delaware 14% 30% 1% 47% 8% 141
District of Columbia 24% 29% < 1% 38% 8% 118
Florida 20% 25% 2% 45% 8% 933
Georgia 29% 26% 3% 35% 7% 360
Hawaii 24% 20% 1% 48% 7% 158
Idaho 14% 30% 1% 49% 6% 150
Illinois 18% 33% 2% 40% 7% 596
Indiana 19% 32% 3% 37% 9% 282
Iowa 18% 35% 1% 39% 8% 148
Kansas 16% 44% 3% 26% 11% 139
Kentucky 30% 23% 3% 37% 7% 175
Louisiana 39% 25% 1% 27% 8% 172
Maine 15% 23% 1% 53% 8% 167
Maryland 15% 32% 1% 46% 6% 282
Massachusetts 13% 21% 2% 56% 7% 366
Michigan 18% 33% 2% 41% 7% 447
Minnesota 17% 27% < 1% 47% 10% 261
Missouri 20% 30% 3% 37% 11% 267
Montana 8% 34% 1% 48% 9% 138
Nebraska 21% 34% 4% 35% 6% 134
Nevada 15% 23% 1% 53% 7% 162
New Hampshire 10% 26% 2% 55% 7% 168
New Jersey 16% 26% 2% 47% 9% 421
New Mexico 19% 24% 4% 47% 6% 115
New York 16% 23% 2% 50% 9% 935
North Carolina 22% 29% 2% 38% 9% 391
North Dakota 18% 34% 1% 40% 7% 160
Ohio 24% 29% 2% 37% 9% 527
Oklahoma 19% 34% 3% 33% 10% 163
Oregon 17% 26% 1% 44% 12% 185
Pennsylvania 23% 26% 1% 43% 7% 590
Rhode Island 9% 27% 1% 59% 3% 156
South Carolina 36% 25% < 1% 30% 9% 177
South Dakota 20% 36% 2% 29% 13% 140
Tennessee 39% 21% 3% 29% 8% 231
Texas 27% 27% 2% 37% 8% 953
Utah 8% 26% 1% 56% 9% 119
Vermont 8% 22% 2% 60% 7% 162
Virginia 25% 27% < 1% 38% 9% 350
Washington 9% 28% 1% 52% 9% 308
West Virginia 29% 30% 2% 29% 11% 125
Wisconsin 15% 32% 2% 44% 7% 267
Wyoming 24% 30% < 1% 34% 11% 125

Belief in Heaven among adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by state

% of adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who …in heaven

State Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 180. 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 79% 17% 4% 180
Alaska 56% 34% 10% 146
Arizona 68% 24% 7% 286
Arkansas 83% 12% 5% 114
California 62% 30% 8% 1,596
Colorado 60% 32% 8% 209
Connecticut 65% 29% 6% 197
Delaware 75% 19% 6% 141
District of Columbia 71% 26% 4% 118
Florida 67% 26% 8% 933
Georgia 74% 21% 5% 360
Hawaii 59% 27% 13% 158
Idaho 62% 30% 8% 150
Illinois 70% 23% 7% 596
Indiana 73% 17% 10% 282
Iowa 69% 26% 5% 148
Kansas 74% 16% 10% 139
Kentucky 79% 15% 6% 175
Louisiana 79% 12% 9% 172
Maine 56% 37% 7% 167
Maryland 63% 29% 7% 282
Massachusetts 56% 34% 11% 366
Michigan 70% 22% 8% 447
Minnesota 73% 23% 4% 261
Missouri 76% 19% 5% 267
Montana 70% 24% 6% 138
Nebraska 77% 18% 5% 134
Nevada 59% 28% 13% 162
New Hampshire 56% 33% 11% 168
New Jersey 68% 24% 8% 421
New Mexico 62% 32% 7% 115
New York 66% 26% 8% 935
North Carolina 75% 19% 6% 391
North Dakota 82% 14% 4% 160
Ohio 76% 19% 5% 527
Oklahoma 77% 18% 5% 163
Oregon 59% 28% 13% 185
Pennsylvania 70% 23% 7% 590
Rhode Island 63% 30% 8% 156
South Carolina 79% 14% 7% 177
South Dakota 73% 19% 8% 140
Tennessee 77% 17% 7% 231
Texas 72% 20% 8% 953
Utah 62% 33% 6% 119
Vermont 59% 37% 4% 162
Virginia 75% 18% 7% 350
Washington 55% 36% 9% 308
West Virginia 78% 11% 11% 125
Wisconsin 69% 24% 7% 267
Wyoming 70% 17% 13% 125

Belief in Hell among adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by state

% of adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who …in hell

State Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 180. 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% 6% 180
Alaska 47% 46% 8% 146
Arizona 53% 39% 8% 286
Arkansas 69% 28% 3% 114
California 46% 46% 8% 1,596
Colorado 42% 47% 11% 209
Connecticut 41% 48% 10% 197
Delaware 55% 33% 11% 141
District of Columbia 41% 51% 8% 118
Florida 49% 42% 8% 933
Georgia 60% 35% 5% 360
Hawaii 47% 39% 14% 158
Idaho 47% 45% 8% 150
Illinois 53% 37% 9% 596
Indiana 58% 33% 9% 282
Iowa 48% 43% 9% 148
Kansas 56% 37% 7% 139
Kentucky 70% 23% 8% 175
Louisiana 61% 28% 10% 172
Maine 37% 52% 12% 167
Maryland 46% 44% 11% 282
Massachusetts 35% 53% 11% 366
Michigan 54% 37% 9% 447
Minnesota 50% 44% 6% 261
Missouri 60% 32% 8% 267
Montana 49% 45% 6% 138
Nebraska 49% 42% 9% 134
Nevada 44% 42% 14% 162
New Hampshire 43% 47% 10% 168
New Jersey 46% 44% 11% 421
New Mexico 48% 44% 8% 115
New York 45% 45% 10% 935
North Carolina 59% 33% 8% 391
North Dakota 64% 32% 5% 160
Ohio 58% 34% 7% 527
Oklahoma 66% 29% 5% 163
Oregon 41% 47% 12% 185
Pennsylvania 52% 40% 8% 590
Rhode Island 45% 45% 10% 156
South Carolina 63% 29% 8% 177
South Dakota 61% 29% 10% 140
Tennessee 71% 21% 8% 231
Texas 57% 34% 9% 953
Utah 38% 58% 4% 119
Vermont 35% 57% 8% 162
Virginia 56% 35% 10% 350
Washington 37% 55% 9% 308
West Virginia 65% 25% 9% 125
Wisconsin 52% 40% 8% 267
Wyoming 55% 34% 11% 125

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by state

% of adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who identify as…

State Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 180. 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% 12% 34% 180
Alaska 36% 28% 36% 146
Arizona 42% 16% 42% 286
Arkansas 36% 20% 44% 114
California 29% 20% 51% 1,596
Colorado 40% 19% 41% 209
Connecticut 32% 19% 49% 197
Delaware 26% 20% 54% 141
District of Columbia 11% 15% 74% 118
Florida 35% 18% 47% 933
Georgia 36% 20% 44% 360
Hawaii 30% 24% 47% 158
Idaho 42% 21% 38% 150
Illinois 29% 17% 54% 596
Indiana 40% 20% 40% 282
Iowa 35% 22% 43% 148
Kansas 35% 28% 37% 139
Kentucky 45% 11% 44% 175
Louisiana 35% 19% 46% 172
Maine 35% 16% 48% 167
Maryland 34% 13% 53% 282
Massachusetts 25% 19% 56% 366
Michigan 29% 21% 51% 447
Minnesota 36% 15% 49% 261
Missouri 34% 20% 47% 267
Montana 49% 19% 32% 138
Nebraska 44% 22% 34% 134
Nevada 32% 23% 44% 162
New Hampshire 36% 18% 46% 168
New Jersey 29% 21% 51% 421
New Mexico 33% 15% 52% 115
New York 26% 20% 54% 935
North Carolina 34% 16% 49% 391
North Dakota 52% 16% 32% 160
Ohio 39% 18% 43% 527
Oklahoma 44% 18% 37% 163
Oregon 29% 22% 49% 185
Pennsylvania 35% 16% 49% 590
Rhode Island 30% 17% 53% 156
South Carolina 37% 16% 47% 177
South Dakota 48% 9% 43% 140
Tennessee 39% 20% 42% 231
Texas 37% 21% 42% 953
Utah 34% 21% 45% 119
Vermont 28% 13% 58% 162
Virginia 39% 17% 44% 350
Washington 26% 27% 46% 308
West Virginia 36% 23% 41% 125
Wisconsin 42% 15% 43% 267
Wyoming 59% 23% 18% 125

Political ideology among adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by state

% of adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who are…

State Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 180. 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% 31% 20% 8% 180
Alaska 30% 41% 24% 5% 146
Arizona 34% 35% 24% 7% 286
Arkansas 29% 46% 17% 8% 114
California 26% 38% 31% 6% 1,596
Colorado 30% 39% 25% 6% 209
Connecticut 32% 40% 22% 6% 197
Delaware 25% 43% 21% 11% 141
District of Columbia 11% 40% 35% 15% 118
Florida 30% 36% 26% 8% 933
Georgia 34% 36% 23% 8% 360
Hawaii 28% 46% 17% 9% 158
Idaho 33% 38% 25% 4% 150
Illinois 29% 37% 28% 6% 596
Indiana 35% 34% 21% 10% 282
Iowa 34% 36% 25% 5% 148
Kansas 30% 33% 31% 6% 139
Kentucky 34% 31% 28% 6% 175
Louisiana 42% 31% 18% 9% 172
Maine 35% 31% 31% 3% 167
Maryland 24% 37% 30% 9% 282
Massachusetts 22% 38% 34% 6% 366
Michigan 29% 36% 25% 10% 447
Minnesota 30% 36% 27% 7% 261
Missouri 27% 40% 26% 8% 267
Montana 38% 38% 20% 4% 138
Nebraska 39% 28% 21% 12% 134
Nevada 30% 41% 22% 7% 162
New Hampshire 31% 36% 29% 4% 168
New Jersey 21% 40% 30% 8% 421
New Mexico 24% 51% 23% 2% 115
New York 26% 38% 30% 6% 935
North Carolina 33% 37% 25% 5% 391
North Dakota 41% 34% 21% 3% 160
Ohio 34% 35% 25% 6% 527
Oklahoma 33% 46% 17% 4% 163
Oregon 29% 37% 28% 6% 185
Pennsylvania 28% 42% 22% 7% 590
Rhode Island 21% 41% 31% 7% 156
South Carolina 30% 41% 23% 6% 177
South Dakota 38% 39% 21% 3% 140
Tennessee 32% 32% 25% 11% 231
Texas 32% 35% 25% 8% 953
Utah 30% 36% 31% 3% 119
Vermont 26% 37% 35% 2% 162
Virginia 33% 45% 16% 5% 350
Washington 22% 33% 36% 9% 308
West Virginia 40% 38% 16% 5% 125
Wisconsin 35% 46% 15% 3% 267
Wyoming 38% 37% 15% 10% 125

Views about size of government among adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by state

% of adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who would rather have…

State Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 180. 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% 45% 3% 1% 180
Alaska 53% 45% 1% 1% 146
Arizona 60% 36% 1% 3% 286
Arkansas 58% 38% < 1% 3% 114
California 46% 48% 3% 4% 1,596
Colorado 53% 40% 4% 4% 209
Connecticut 58% 36% 3% 4% 197
Delaware 55% 42% < 1% 2% 141
District of Columbia 19% 76% 3% 3% 118
Florida 47% 46% 3% 4% 933
Georgia 51% 40% 4% 5% 360
Hawaii 54% 37% 6% 3% 158
Idaho 67% 26% 3% 5% 150
Illinois 53% 41% 3% 3% 596
Indiana 57% 35% 3% 4% 282
Iowa 55% 37% 3% 6% 148
Kansas 56% 31% 4% 9% 139
Kentucky 54% 37% 5% 4% 175
Louisiana 50% 43% 3% 4% 172
Maine 64% 31% 1% 4% 167
Maryland 55% 39% 1% 5% 282
Massachusetts 50% 43% 3% 4% 366
Michigan 53% 39% 3% 5% 447
Minnesota 56% 39% 3% 2% 261
Missouri 55% 39% 1% 5% 267
Montana 66% 29% < 1% 5% 138
Nebraska 66% 29% 2% 3% 134
Nevada 60% 35% 4% 1% 162
New Hampshire 70% 26% 2% 2% 168
New Jersey 45% 47% 5% 4% 421
New Mexico 38% 59% 1% 2% 115
New York 45% 50% 3% 2% 935
North Carolina 50% 41% 4% 5% 391
North Dakota 68% 29% 2% 1% 160
Ohio 54% 38% 3% 5% 527
Oklahoma 60% 34% 2% 3% 163
Oregon 53% 42% 2% 3% 185
Pennsylvania 57% 38% 2% 3% 590
Rhode Island 47% 42% 5% 7% 156
South Carolina 51% 42% 2% 5% 177
South Dakota 62% 34% 3% < 1% 140
Tennessee 55% 40% 2% 3% 231
Texas 45% 47% 3% 4% 953
Utah 55% 37% 3% 6% 119
Vermont 44% 46% 3% 8% 162
Virginia 57% 38% 2% 2% 350
Washington 57% 37% 3% 2% 308
West Virginia 53% 38% 4% 5% 125
Wisconsin 62% 33% 3% 2% 267
Wyoming 70% 20% 2% 8% 125

Views about government aid to the poor among adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by state

% of adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's 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 = 180. 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 49% 42% 6% 2% 180
Alaska 46% 50% 2% 2% 146
Arizona 45% 46% 4% 5% 286
Arkansas 47% 49% 3% 1% 114
California 39% 54% 4% 2% 1,596
Colorado 41% 52% 5% 2% 209
Connecticut 47% 49% 3% 2% 197
Delaware 41% 50% 6% 2% 141
District of Columbia 25% 71% 1% 3% 118
Florida 48% 47% 3% 2% 933
Georgia 47% 46% 4% 3% 360
Hawaii 43% 48% 8% 2% 158
Idaho 47% 45% 6% 2% 150
Illinois 43% 53% 3% 1% 596
Indiana 60% 36% 3% 1% 282
Iowa 49% 48% 3% < 1% 148
Kansas 44% 50% 4% 2% 139
Kentucky 53% 36% 8% 3% 175
Louisiana 44% 47% 5% 4% 172
Maine 47% 47% 3% 4% 167
Maryland 42% 54% 3% 1% 282
Massachusetts 39% 56% 3% 2% 366
Michigan 44% 51% 4% 1% 447
Minnesota 46% 50% 3% 1% 261
Missouri 48% 50% 2% < 1% 267
Montana 55% 43% 1% < 1% 138
Nebraska 55% 44% 1% < 1% 134
Nevada 44% 52% 3% 1% 162
New Hampshire 44% 52% 3% 1% 168
New Jersey 41% 55% 3% 1% 421
New Mexico 40% 57% < 1% 3% 115
New York 42% 52% 5% 1% 935
North Carolina 47% 49% 3% 2% 391
North Dakota 58% 34% 4% 3% 160
Ohio 47% 48% 3% 1% 527
Oklahoma 47% 47% 4% 3% 163
Oregon 45% 51% 3% 1% 185
Pennsylvania 50% 46% 3% 1% 590
Rhode Island 35% 57% 1% 7% 156
South Carolina 37% 58% 2% 4% 177
South Dakota 52% 45% 3% < 1% 140
Tennessee 46% 49% 4% 2% 231
Texas 46% 46% 5% 3% 953
Utah 46% 53% 1% < 1% 119
Vermont 34% 62% 1% 3% 162
Virginia 52% 42% 3% 3% 350
Washington 39% 56% 3% 2% 308
West Virginia 45% 48% 7% 1% 125
Wisconsin 51% 46% 1% 2% 267
Wyoming 62% 32% 5% 1% 125

Views about abortion among adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by state

% of adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's 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 = 180. 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% 48% 4% 180
Alaska 79% 18% 3% 146
Arizona 59% 37% 4% 286
Arkansas 51% 49% 1% 114
California 69% 27% 3% 1,596
Colorado 68% 26% 6% 209
Connecticut 74% 19% 7% 197
Delaware 67% 26% 7% 141
District of Columbia 78% 21% 1% 118
Florida 66% 30% 4% 933
Georgia 61% 35% 5% 360
Hawaii 70% 26% 4% 158
Idaho 60% 34% 5% 150
Illinois 66% 32% 2% 596
Indiana 56% 39% 5% 282
Iowa 61% 36% 3% 148
Kansas 56% 40% 4% 139
Kentucky 41% 50% 9% 175
Louisiana 49% 46% 5% 172
Maine 72% 25% 3% 167
Maryland 72% 26% 3% 282
Massachusetts 75% 21% 4% 366
Michigan 64% 33% 3% 447
Minnesota 61% 36% 2% 261
Missouri 61% 34% 4% 267
Montana 71% 23% 6% 138
Nebraska 57% 35% 8% 134
Nevada 71% 24% 5% 162
New Hampshire 73% 23% 4% 168
New Jersey 71% 25% 5% 421
New Mexico 64% 35% 1% 115
New York 74% 23% 3% 935
North Carolina 60% 33% 7% 391
North Dakota 52% 45% 3% 160
Ohio 59% 37% 4% 527
Oklahoma 60% 36% 4% 163
Oregon 72% 25% 3% 185
Pennsylvania 60% 35% 5% 590
Rhode Island 75% 23% 3% 156
South Carolina 47% 47% 7% 177
South Dakota 56% 40% 4% 140
Tennessee 54% 40% 6% 231
Texas 56% 38% 6% 953
Utah 63% 31% 6% 119
Vermont 78% 18% 4% 162
Virginia 64% 33% 3% 350
Washington 76% 21% 4% 308
West Virginia 44% 52% 3% 125
Wisconsin 60% 38% 3% 267
Wyoming 53% 43% 3% 125

Views about homosexuality among adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by state

% of adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who say homosexuality…

State Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 180. 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 53% 39% 3% 5% 180
Alaska 71% 24% 4% 1% 146
Arizona 72% 19% 4% 4% 286
Arkansas 66% 28% 3% 3% 114
California 77% 17% 4% 3% 1,596
Colorado 79% 13% 5% 3% 209
Connecticut 82% 13% 1% 4% 197
Delaware 75% 23% 2% < 1% 141
District of Columbia 73% 24% 2% 1% 118
Florida 72% 22% 4% 3% 933
Georgia 67% 25% 3% 5% 360
Hawaii 64% 27% 4% 4% 158
Idaho 68% 22% 6% 4% 150
Illinois 70% 23% 3% 3% 596
Indiana 65% 28% 3% 4% 282
Iowa 65% 30% 2% 3% 148
Kansas 67% 22% 8% 3% 139
Kentucky 51% 34% 9% 7% 175
Louisiana 64% 24% 8% 5% 172
Maine 77% 21% 1% 1% 167
Maryland 74% 21% 3% 1% 282
Massachusetts 83% 11% 2% 4% 366
Michigan 75% 19% 5% 2% 447
Minnesota 72% 25% 3% < 1% 261
Missouri 72% 22% 2% 4% 267
Montana 74% 21% 2% 4% 138
Nebraska 69% 27% 2% 3% 134
Nevada 74% 20% 3% 3% 162
New Hampshire 78% 18% 2% 2% 168
New Jersey 81% 13% 2% 3% 421
New Mexico 78% 18% 2% 3% 115
New York 78% 16% 3% 3% 935
North Carolina 68% 22% 5% 5% 391
North Dakota 58% 33% 7% 2% 160
Ohio 70% 22% 3% 4% 527
Oklahoma 62% 29% 5% 4% 163
Oregon 78% 14% 5% 4% 185
Pennsylvania 71% 22% 4% 3% 590
Rhode Island 80% 14% 3% 3% 156
South Carolina 64% 28% 5% 4% 177
South Dakota 65% 30% 3% 2% 140
Tennessee 54% 39% 4% 4% 231
Texas 70% 23% 4% 3% 953
Utah 80% 14% 5% 1% 119
Vermont 87% 8% 3% 2% 162
Virginia 72% 24% 3% 1% 350
Washington 79% 17% 3% 2% 308
West Virginia 58% 33% 2% 6% 125
Wisconsin 72% 24% 2% 2% 267
Wyoming 60% 32% 5% 3% 125

Views about same-sex marriage among adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by state

% of adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who …same-sex marriage

State Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 180. 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% 47% 9% 180
Alaska 61% 32% 7% 146
Arizona 67% 27% 6% 286
Arkansas 45% 43% 13% 114
California 70% 24% 7% 1,596
Colorado 74% 19% 7% 209
Connecticut 77% 20% 3% 197
Delaware 68% 28% 3% 141
District of Columbia 71% 22% 7% 118
Florida 62% 29% 8% 933
Georgia 57% 33% 10% 360
Hawaii 56% 32% 12% 158
Idaho 62% 26% 12% 150
Illinois 64% 28% 8% 596
Indiana 57% 35% 8% 282
Iowa 58% 31% 11% 148
Kansas 56% 36% 8% 139
Kentucky 42% 45% 12% 175
Louisiana 55% 37% 9% 172
Maine 72% 24% 4% 167
Maryland 68% 24% 8% 282
Massachusetts 75% 18% 7% 366
Michigan 64% 28% 8% 447
Minnesota 65% 30% 5% 261
Missouri 60% 31% 9% 267
Montana 60% 30% 10% 138
Nebraska 60% 34% 5% 134
Nevada 59% 33% 8% 162
New Hampshire 73% 23% 4% 168
New Jersey 73% 21% 6% 421
New Mexico 62% 32% 6% 115
New York 71% 22% 7% 935
North Carolina 58% 32% 10% 391
North Dakota 50% 42% 8% 160
Ohio 60% 32% 8% 527
Oklahoma 57% 34% 9% 163
Oregon 68% 24% 8% 185
Pennsylvania 62% 28% 9% 590
Rhode Island 69% 26% 6% 156
South Carolina 55% 38% 7% 177
South Dakota 52% 42% 6% 140
Tennessee 46% 44% 10% 231
Texas 58% 32% 11% 953
Utah 69% 26% 5% 119
Vermont 83% 13% 4% 162
Virginia 61% 31% 8% 350
Washington 71% 20% 9% 308
West Virginia 48% 39% 13% 125
Wisconsin 62% 30% 8% 267
Wyoming 56% 35% 9% 125

Views about environmental regulation among adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by state

% of adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's 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 = 180. 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 49% 45% 3% 3% 180
Alaska 36% 60% 2% 2% 146
Arizona 42% 53% 2% 3% 286
Arkansas 50% 48% 2% 1% 114
California 36% 59% 2% 3% 1,596
Colorado 34% 60% 2% 4% 209
Connecticut 35% 61% 1% 4% 197
Delaware 28% 62% 4% 6% 141
District of Columbia 24% 68% 5% 4% 118
Florida 36% 59% 2% 3% 933
Georgia 35% 63% 1% 2% 360
Hawaii 25% 70% < 1% 5% 158
Idaho 47% 51% 2% 1% 150
Illinois 37% 59% 2% 2% 596
Indiana 41% 54% 3% 1% 282
Iowa 40% 57% 2% 1% 148
Kansas 37% 52% 5% 6% 139
Kentucky 44% 48% 3% 5% 175
Louisiana 41% 54% 2% 4% 172
Maine 36% 58% 2% 4% 167
Maryland 34% 64% 1% 1% 282
Massachusetts 35% 59% 1% 5% 366
Michigan 35% 59% 3% 4% 447
Minnesota 36% 61% 2% 1% 261
Missouri 44% 53% 2% 2% 267
Montana 55% 44% 1% 1% 138
Nebraska 37% 52% 3% 7% 134
Nevada 38% 55% 3% 5% 162
New Hampshire 29% 69% 2% < 1% 168
New Jersey 29% 67% 2% 2% 421
New Mexico 30% 64% 3% 3% 115
New York 31% 65% 2% 2% 935
North Carolina 44% 51% 3% 2% 391
North Dakota 49% 45% 2% 4% 160
Ohio 41% 56% 2% 2% 527
Oklahoma 42% 49% 3% 5% 163
Oregon 37% 55% 2% 5% 185
Pennsylvania 37% 59% 1% 2% 590
Rhode Island 19% 76% 1% 4% 156
South Carolina 42% 52% 4% 2% 177
South Dakota 49% 50% 1% < 1% 140
Tennessee 46% 49% 4% 1% 231
Texas 37% 57% 2% 4% 953
Utah 32% 63% 3% 2% 119
Vermont 30% 69% < 1% 1% 162
Virginia 38% 58% 3% 1% 350
Washington 26% 70% 2% 2% 308
West Virginia 56% 39% < 1% 4% 125
Wisconsin 35% 62% 1% 2% 267
Wyoming 50% 42% 4% 4% 125

Views about human evolution among adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by state

% of adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's 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 = 180. 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 30% 27% 3% 38% 3% 180
Alaska 44% 28% 2% 23% 3% 146
Arizona 40% 25% 3% 26% 5% 286
Arkansas 27% 32% 5% 36% < 1% 114
California 46% 21% 5% 25% 4% 1,596
Colorado 42% 29% 3% 21% 4% 209
Connecticut 44% 24% 4% 26% 2% 197
Delaware 49% 19% 4% 25% 4% 141
District of Columbia 45% 29% 8% 15% 3% 118
Florida 38% 29% 4% 25% 3% 933
Georgia 33% 25% 4% 33% 5% 360
Hawaii 39% 24% 6% 29% 2% 158
Idaho 27% 35% 6% 26% 5% 150
Illinois 42% 27% 3% 24% 3% 596
Indiana 34% 29% 4% 27% 5% 282
Iowa 42% 28% 3% 25% 3% 148
Kansas 34% 29% 4% 27% 7% 139
Kentucky 33% 23% 4% 35% 4% 175
Louisiana 31% 33% 2% 28% 7% 172
Maine 52% 18% 3% 23% 4% 167
Maryland 46% 27% 6% 20% 1% 282
Massachusetts 48% 22% 6% 20% 4% 366
Michigan 43% 25% 3% 25% 4% 447
Minnesota 36% 31% 6% 23% 4% 261
Missouri 38% 26% 3% 28% 4% 267
Montana 49% 26% 1% 23% 1% 138
Nebraska 36% 30% 5% 25% 3% 134
Nevada 37% 19% 10% 28% 6% 162
New Hampshire 50% 23% 2% 22% 3% 168
New Jersey 47% 25% 5% 20% 4% 421
New Mexico 39% 27% 7% 22% 4% 115
New York 44% 23% 5% 25% 3% 935
North Carolina 36% 29% 5% 26% 4% 391
North Dakota 31% 28% 5% 32% 5% 160
Ohio 33% 29% 5% 29% 4% 527
Oklahoma 28% 35% 2% 30% 5% 163
Oregon 45% 25% 4% 23% 2% 185
Pennsylvania 43% 22% 4% 28% 4% 590
Rhode Island 46% 23% 6% 23% 3% 156
South Carolina 30% 25% 3% 35% 6% 177
South Dakota 32% 27% 2% 33% 5% 140
Tennessee 27% 25% 3% 37% 8% 231
Texas 35% 28% 5% 28% 5% 953
Utah 38% 28% 7% 25% 2% 119
Vermont 55% 17% 9% 17% 2% 162
Virginia 38% 29% 3% 25% 5% 350
Washington 49% 23% 7% 17% 4% 308
West Virginia 33% 30% 4% 33% 1% 125
Wisconsin 43% 27% 3% 22% 5% 267
Wyoming 35% 26% 9% 26% 4% 125