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

% of adults who say religion 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 = 11,754. 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% 10% 1% 1% < 1% < 1% 6% 4% < 1% < 1% 4% 2% 1% 1% 2% 2% < 1% 2% 1% 3% 1% 1% 2% < 1% 1% 1% < 1% 2% 1% 5% 4% < 1% 4% 1% 1% 4% < 1% 2% < 1% 3% 10% 1% < 1% 3% 2% 1% 2% < 1% 11,754
2007 3% < 1% 1% 1% 9% 1% 1% < 1% < 1% 5% 4% < 1% 1% 3% 3% 1% 1% 2% 2% < 1% 2% 1% 3% 2% 1% 3% < 1% 1% 1% < 1% 2% 1% 4% 4% < 1% 4% 2% 1% 5% < 1% 2% < 1% 4% 8% 2% < 1% 3% 2% 1% 2% < 1% 10,833

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

% of adults who say religion 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 = 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% 2% < 1% 17% 1% 1% < 1% < 1% 7% 2% < 1% < 1% 5% 2% 1% 1% 1% 2% < 1% 2% 2% 3% 2% < 1% 2% < 1% 1% 1% < 1% 4% 1% 9% 1% < 1% 4% < 1% < 1% 5% < 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 10% < 1% < 1% 2% 2% < 1% 3% < 1% 2,203
Evangelical Protestant 3% < 1% 2% 2% 10% 2% < 1% < 1% < 1% 5% 5% < 1% < 1% 3% 3% 1% 1% 2% 2% < 1% 1% 1% 3% 1% 2% 3% < 1% 1% 1% < 1% 1% 1% 3% 4% < 1% 4% 2% 1% 4% < 1% 2% < 1% 4% 10% < 1% < 1% 3% 2% 1% 1% < 1% 5,299
Historically Black Protestant 4% < 1% < 1% 2% 5% < 1% 1% 1% 1% 8% 9% < 1% < 1% 3% 1% < 1% < 1% 2% 4% < 1% 5% < 1% 4% 1% 4% 1% < 1% < 1% 1% < 1% 3% < 1% 4% 7% < 1% 3% 1% < 1% 4% < 1% 3% < 1% 3% 9% < 1% < 1% 4% < 1% < 1% 2% < 1% 929
Jehovah's Witness 1% < 1% 5% < 1% 14% 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 7% 6% < 1% < 1% 4% 1% < 1% 1% < 1% 2% < 1% < 1% 1% 4% 1% < 1% 1% < 1% < 1% 1% 1% 2% 1% 9% 2% < 1% 3% < 1% 1% 5% 1% 2% < 1% 1% 14% < 1% < 1% 1% 4% < 1% 1% 1% 194
Jewish < 1% < 1% 1% < 1% 10% 1% 2% < 1% < 1% 8% < 1% < 1% < 1% 5% 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 4% 1% 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 1% 1% 16% < 1% 29% 1% < 1% 1% < 1% 1% 3% < 1% < 1% < 1% 1% 9% < 1% < 1% 2% < 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 126
Mainline Protestant 2% < 1% 2% 1% 7% 1% 1% < 1% < 1% 5% 3% < 1% < 1% 5% 2% 2% 2% 2% 1% 1% 2% < 1% 4% 2% 1% 2% < 1% 1% < 1% < 1% 2% 1% 4% 5% < 1% 5% 2% 1% 6% < 1% 3% 1% 2% 8% < 1% < 1% 3% 2% 2% 2% < 1% 1,825
Mormon 1% 1% 7% 1% 10% 3% 1% < 1% < 1% 2% 2% < 1% 6% < 1% 1% < 1% 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 1% 1% 1% < 1% 2% < 1% 1% 1% 2% 1% < 1% 1% 1% 3% 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 2% 7% 28% < 1% 3% 4% 1% < 1% 1% 428
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 2% < 1% 3% 2% 7% 1% < 1% 1% < 1% 10% 5% < 1% < 1% 3% 4% < 1% 1% 1% 2% < 1% 2% 1% 3% 1% < 1% 2% < 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 3% 1% 5% 4% < 1% 2% 2% 1% 4% < 1% 4% < 1% 2% 9% < 1% < 1% 4% 3% 1% 2% < 1% 441

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

% of adults who say religion 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 = 258. 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 18% 29% 30% 23% 258
Arizona 15% 30% 32% 23% 215
Arkansas 18% 32% 29% 22% 140
California 17% 38% 28% 17% 1,000
Colorado 17% 29% 31% 23% 149
Florida 14% 29% 30% 26% 623
Georgia 19% 36% 28% 18% 414
Idaho 19% 28% 31% 22% 119
Illinois 12% 38% 28% 22% 395
Indiana 16% 33% 32% 19% 239
Iowa 16% 30% 32% 22% 118
Kansas 10% 48% 24% 18% 114
Kentucky 11% 41% 29% 19% 185
Louisiana 18% 34% 31% 17% 200
Maryland 17% 30% 28% 25% 205
Massachusetts 14% 33% 28% 25% 107
Michigan 12% 29% 33% 26% 323
Minnesota 11% 28% 37% 24% 160
Mississippi 16% 30% 34% 21% 160
Missouri 13% 32% 30% 25% 233
Nebraska 19% 29% 29% 22% 113
New Jersey 20% 29% 27% 24% 240
New Mexico 20% 33% 26% 20% 105
New York 17% 32% 31% 21% 483
North Carolina 14% 35% 30% 21% 422
North Dakota 14% 34% 32% 21% 110
Ohio 15% 31% 32% 22% 376
Oklahoma 13% 27% 32% 27% 156
Oregon 20% 27% 30% 23% 110
Pennsylvania 12% 31% 33% 24% 466
South Carolina 17% 35% 27% 21% 224
South Dakota 19% 29% 34% 18% 106
Tennessee 12% 32% 33% 23% 319
Texas 17% 37% 29% 18% 1,021
Utah 31% 33% 23% 14% 135
Virginia 15% 35% 29% 21% 308
Washington 22% 34% 26% 17% 198
West Virginia 17% 21% 34% 28% 143
Wisconsin 12% 30% 36% 22% 191
Wyoming 16% 29% 34% 21% 116

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

% of adults who say religion 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 = 258. 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 11% 12% 24% 35% 16% 1% 258
Arizona 8% 14% 23% 39% 15% 1% 215
Arkansas 14% 9% 27% 37% 13% 1% 140
California 11% 12% 32% 32% 12% 1% 1,000
Colorado 8% 14% 24% 39% 14% 1% 149
Florida 10% 10% 24% 37% 17% 2% 623
Georgia 11% 13% 30% 33% 12% 1% 414
Idaho 14% 11% 22% 36% 16% 1% 119
Illinois 8% 11% 31% 33% 15% 2% 395
Indiana 13% 7% 28% 37% 14% 1% 239
Iowa 12% 10% 24% 37% 15% 2% 118
Kansas 7% 9% 41% 32% 8% 2% 114
Kentucky 5% 12% 35% 35% 12% 1% 185
Louisiana 11% 13% 28% 35% 12% 1% 200
Maryland 8% 13% 26% 32% 19% 2% 205
Massachusetts 13% 10% 24% 35% 14% 4% 107
Michigan 7% 8% 25% 40% 18% 1% 323
Minnesota 5% 11% 23% 44% 16% 1% 160
Mississippi 13% 8% 25% 40% 12% 2% 160
Missouri 9% 12% 24% 36% 18% 1% 233
Nebraska 9% 15% 25% 35% 16% 1% 113
New Jersey 11% 14% 23% 34% 15% 3% 240
New Mexico 14% 12% 27% 34% 12% < 1% 105
New York 9% 11% 28% 35% 14% 2% 483
North Carolina 8% 12% 29% 38% 12% 1% 422
North Dakota 9% 10% 29% 39% 9% 5% 110
Ohio 10% 11% 25% 39% 13% 2% 376
Oklahoma 9% 7% 24% 36% 18% 6% 156
Oregon 11% 12% 24% 35% 15% 2% 110
Pennsylvania 6% 12% 25% 39% 17% 2% 466
South Carolina 12% 8% 32% 34% 14% < 1% 224
South Dakota 14% 14% 20% 37% 14% 1% 106
Tennessee 7% 12% 26% 39% 15% 1% 319
Texas 10% 13% 31% 32% 13% 2% 1,021
Utah 23% 15% 26% 28% 8% < 1% 135
Virginia 9% 14% 27% 37% 12% 1% 308
Washington 16% 13% 27% 32% 10% 1% 198
West Virginia 13% 5% 20% 41% 20% 1% 143
Wisconsin 8% 11% 23% 40% 16% 1% 191
Wyoming 8% 10% 27% 41% 11% 3% 116

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

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

State Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 264. 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% 62% 264
Arizona 43% 57% 219
Arkansas 39% 61% 147
California 42% 58% 1,027
Colorado 48% 52% 150
Florida 42% 58% 632
Georgia 38% 62% 426
Idaho 37% 63% 120
Illinois 40% 60% 403
Indiana 41% 59% 242
Iowa 44% 56% 119
Kansas 46% 54% 115
Kentucky 40% 60% 190
Louisiana 38% 62% 201
Maryland 43% 57% 211
Massachusetts 42% 58% 111
Michigan 41% 59% 332
Minnesota 42% 58% 164
Mississippi 50% 50% 161
Missouri 43% 57% 240
Nebraska 45% 55% 113
New Jersey 43% 57% 249
New Mexico 41% 59% 107
New York 35% 65% 496
North Carolina 43% 57% 428
North Dakota 41% 59% 113
Ohio 43% 57% 389
Oklahoma 44% 56% 159
Oregon 38% 62% 111
Pennsylvania 40% 60% 474
South Carolina 41% 59% 230
South Dakota 46% 54% 109
Tennessee 48% 52% 326
Texas 43% 57% 1,052
Utah 43% 57% 141
Virginia 41% 59% 318
Washington 42% 58% 204
West Virginia 43% 57% 143
Wisconsin 42% 58% 197
Wyoming 46% 54% 118

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

% of adults who say religion 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 = 261. 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 70% 23% < 1% 3% 4% 261
Arizona 63% 5% < 1% 25% 6% 214
Arkansas 78% 15% < 1% 5% 3% 146
California 37% 8% 8% 43% 3% 1,014
Colorado 73% 5% 2% 19% 2% 148
Florida 54% 19% 1% 23% 3% 626
Georgia 57% 33% < 1% 6% 4% 421
Idaho 92% < 1% < 1% 8% 1% 119
Illinois 65% 16% 1% 16% 2% 396
Indiana 85% 9% < 1% 5% 1% 238
Iowa 90% 6% < 1% 3% 1% 119
Kansas 79% 6% 1% 11% 3% 114
Kentucky 87% 10% < 1% 2% 1% 190
Louisiana 62% 29% < 1% 5% 4% 198
Maryland 44% 37% 2% 11% 5% 207
Massachusetts 65% 15% < 1% 17% 4% 107
Michigan 75% 18% 1% 4% 3% 327
Minnesota 83% 8% 1% 4% 4% 162
Mississippi 60% 34% < 1% 3% 2% 159
Missouri 87% 9% < 1% 2% 2% 238
Nebraska 86% 3% < 1% 8% 4% 112
New Jersey 53% 19% 4% 21% 3% 245
New Mexico 42% 2% 3% 40% 13% 106
New York 51% 19% 5% 20% 5% 488
North Carolina 67% 23% < 1% 6% 4% 423
North Dakota 86% < 1% < 1% 1% 13% 110
Ohio 80% 14% 1% 3% 2% 381
Oklahoma 73% 9% < 1% 6% 13% 156
Oregon 77% 1% 1% 10% 10% 108
Pennsylvania 80% 12% 2% 4% 2% 469
South Carolina 69% 23% < 1% 4% 3% 229
South Dakota 91% < 1% 2% 2% 5% 109
Tennessee 79% 16% 1% 2% 2% 322
Texas 51% 14% 1% 31% 3% 1,037
Utah 88% 1% < 1% 10% 1% 139
Virginia 66% 18% 4% 8% 4% 312
Washington 78% 3% 4% 11% 4% 199
West Virginia 92% 4% < 1% 1% 4% 140
Wisconsin 85% 7% 1% 5% 3% 194
Wyoming 89% < 1% < 1% 10% 1% 118

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

% of adults who say religion 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 = 261. 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% 5% 93% 261
Arizona 8% 14% 79% 217
Arkansas 5% 1% 94% 147
California 38% 14% 48% 1,011
Colorado 12% 5% 84% 147
Florida 24% 8% 68% 620
Georgia 6% 4% 90% 416
Idaho 6% 7% 87% 120
Illinois 12% 8% 79% 398
Indiana 5% 5% 90% 242
Iowa 6% 3% 91% 119
Kansas 7% 4% 89% 113
Kentucky 2% < 1% 98% 188
Louisiana 3% 2% 95% 200
Maryland 14% 7% 79% 207
Massachusetts 24% 18% 58% 110
Michigan 6% 7% 87% 330
Minnesota 8% 3% 89% 163
Mississippi 2% 1% 97% 160
Missouri 5% 4% 92% 238
Nebraska 7% 3% 90% 113
New Jersey 27% 18% 55% 244
New Mexico 10% 9% 80% 105
New York 31% 18% 50% 482
North Carolina 7% 1% 92% 426
North Dakota < 1% 3% 97% 113
Ohio 3% 7% 90% 389
Oklahoma 7% 5% 89% 156
Oregon 10% 13% 78% 111
Pennsylvania 6% 6% 88% 468
South Carolina 4% 6% 90% 229
South Dakota 3% 7% 90% 108
Tennessee 4% 3% 93% 322
Texas 21% 8% 71% 1,040
Utah 5% 7% 88% 139
Virginia 10% 3% 88% 311
Washington 20% 8% 72% 198
West Virginia 3% 2% 96% 143
Wisconsin 5% 6% 89% 195
Wyoming 3% 6% 91% 117

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

% of adults who say religion 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 = 226. 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% 22% 23% 14% 226
Arizona 28% 24% 35% 13% 194
Arkansas 41% 18% 27% 14% 131
California 43% 18% 22% 16% 863
Colorado 25% 23% 27% 25% 132
Florida 38% 22% 26% 14% 541
Georgia 37% 23% 24% 15% 373
Idaho 24% 33% 30% 12% 111
Illinois 36% 17% 31% 17% 338
Indiana 40% 19% 29% 12% 199
Iowa 26% 21% 43% 11% 106
Kansas 29% 30% 31% 11% 105
Kentucky 43% 15% 31% 11% 164
Louisiana 44% 16% 28% 12% 183
Maryland 26% 23% 27% 24% 174
Michigan 36% 23% 33% 8% 282
Minnesota 26% 15% 42% 17% 143
Mississippi 41% 22% 24% 13% 136
Missouri 33% 29% 28% 10% 214
Nebraska 25% 24% 30% 21% 102
New Jersey 37% 18% 24% 21% 209
New York 41% 16% 28% 15% 401
North Carolina 40% 21% 25% 14% 361
North Dakota 25% 23% 25% 26% 100
Ohio 37% 24% 25% 14% 348
Oklahoma 42% 13% 31% 14% 128
Pennsylvania 39% 26% 22% 13% 408
South Carolina 35% 21% 32% 13% 192
Tennessee 35% 24% 25% 17% 281
Texas 39% 19% 24% 18% 908
Utah 22% 21% 33% 23% 124
Virginia 29% 23% 32% 17% 278
Washington 35% 18% 29% 18% 181
West Virginia 46% 17% 30% 7% 121
Wisconsin 32% 26% 32% 10% 168
Wyoming 26% 30% 31% 12% 106

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

% of adults who say religion 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 = 263. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Alabama 46% 32% 15% 7% 263
Arizona 35% 39% 15% 12% 218
Arkansas 45% 38% 12% 5% 144
California 46% 33% 13% 8% 1,019
Colorado 37% 30% 22% 11% 149
Florida 47% 31% 14% 8% 627
Georgia 43% 34% 14% 10% 420
Idaho 29% 45% 17% 10% 120
Illinois 41% 31% 18% 10% 400
Indiana 48% 30% 14% 8% 241
Iowa 39% 28% 21% 12% 119
Kansas 34% 40% 17% 9% 114
Kentucky 47% 29% 11% 13% 187
Louisiana 51% 30% 14% 6% 200
Maryland 43% 29% 14% 14% 210
Massachusetts 31% 42% 18% 9% 111
Michigan 43% 33% 16% 8% 328
Minnesota 32% 37% 20% 11% 164
Mississippi 43% 39% 13% 6% 161
Missouri 43% 32% 17% 8% 240
Nebraska 34% 35% 19% 12% 112
New Jersey 41% 31% 16% 12% 248
New Mexico 52% 35% 10% 3% 107
New York 48% 24% 17% 11% 493
North Carolina 43% 34% 16% 8% 426
North Dakota 35% 29% 26% 11% 113
Ohio 43% 33% 15% 9% 387
Oklahoma 44% 35% 13% 7% 158
Oregon 44% 37% 10% 9% 111
Pennsylvania 51% 26% 12% 11% 473
South Carolina 49% 33% 11% 8% 230
South Dakota 34% 37% 19% 9% 108
Tennessee 45% 32% 12% 11% 322
Texas 44% 31% 18% 8% 1,046
Utah 25% 43% 23% 10% 141
Virginia 43% 31% 17% 9% 318
Washington 31% 39% 21% 8% 202
West Virginia 62% 26% 8% 4% 143
Wisconsin 44% 34% 15% 7% 197
Wyoming 30% 39% 22% 9% 118

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

% of adults who say religion 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 = 261. 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% 2% 17% 8% 15% 261
Arizona 54% 5% 15% 6% 19% 218
Arkansas 64% 2% 14% 8% 12% 145
California 52% 6% 15% 6% 20% 1,019
Colorado 62% 2% 7% 7% 21% 150
Florida 53% 4% 15% 9% 18% 630
Georgia 56% 3% 11% 8% 22% 425
Idaho 72% 1% 12% 6% 8% 120
Illinois 56% 5% 11% 8% 20% 400
Indiana 48% 1% 18% 10% 24% 238
Iowa 67% 5% 5% 6% 16% 119
Kansas 64% 3% 10% 5% 18% 115
Kentucky 58% 2% 19% 7% 15% 190
Louisiana 53% 3% 17% 7% 20% 200
Maryland 47% 3% 14% 11% 26% 211
Massachusetts 45% 11% 14% 11% 19% 110
Michigan 63% 2% 9% 9% 16% 328
Minnesota 67% 1% 8% 8% 16% 164
Mississippi 54% 1% 17% 8% 21% 160
Missouri 59% 5% 9% 9% 19% 239
Nebraska 61% 2% 12% 8% 17% 113
New Jersey 47% 8% 16% 8% 22% 248
New Mexico 49% 9% 18% 5% 19% 106
New York 50% 2% 12% 8% 27% 493
North Carolina 58% 4% 11% 7% 20% 427
North Dakota 57% 1% 18% 10% 14% 113
Ohio 54% 2% 14% 9% 21% 388
Oklahoma 56% 3% 16% 11% 13% 158
Oregon 55% 2% 17% 9% 16% 110
Pennsylvania 58% 3% 11% 11% 16% 473
South Carolina 54% 7% 16% 6% 18% 230
South Dakota 45% 3% 11% 11% 30% 109
Tennessee 63% 3% 13% 8% 13% 324
Texas 55% 5% 14% 8% 18% 1,046
Utah 68% 4% 3% 2% 22% 140
Virginia 60% 4% 13% 9% 14% 316
Washington 59% 5% 10% 7% 18% 202
West Virginia 53% 4% 16% 12% 16% 143
Wisconsin 61% 2% 12% 7% 18% 197
Wyoming 56% 2% 21% 7% 14% 118

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

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

State Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 262. 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% 262
Arizona 25% 75% 218
Arkansas 27% 73% 147
California 35% 65% 1,020
Colorado 30% 70% 149
Florida 27% 73% 630
Georgia 36% 64% 425
Idaho 31% 69% 119
Illinois 31% 69% 403
Indiana 28% 72% 241
Iowa 35% 65% 119
Kansas 40% 60% 114
Kentucky 29% 71% 189
Louisiana 37% 63% 201
Maryland 23% 77% 211
Massachusetts 28% 72% 111
Michigan 28% 72% 330
Minnesota 33% 67% 164
Mississippi 30% 70% 161
Missouri 30% 70% 238
Nebraska 29% 71% 113
New Jersey 31% 69% 245
New Mexico 30% 70% 107
New York 29% 71% 492
North Carolina 28% 72% 425
North Dakota 26% 74% 113
Ohio 33% 67% 387
Oklahoma 22% 78% 159
Oregon 34% 66% 110
Pennsylvania 26% 74% 472
South Carolina 30% 70% 230
South Dakota 26% 74% 109
Tennessee 31% 69% 325
Texas 35% 65% 1,043
Utah 41% 59% 140
Virginia 31% 69% 316
Washington 34% 66% 203
West Virginia 22% 78% 143
Wisconsin 29% 71% 195
Wyoming 28% 72% 118

BeliefsandPractices

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

% of adults who say religion 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 = 264. 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 92% 6% < 1% 1% < 1% 1% 264
Arizona 89% 8% 1% < 1% 1% < 1% 219
Arkansas 94% 6% < 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 147
California 81% 15% 2% 1% < 1% < 1% 1,027
Colorado 87% 11% 1% 1% < 1% < 1% 150
Florida 88% 9% 1% 1% < 1% 1% 632
Georgia 94% 5% < 1% 1% < 1% < 1% 426
Idaho 93% 7% < 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 120
Illinois 87% 10% 2% 1% < 1% 1% 403
Indiana 92% 6% 1% 1% < 1% < 1% 242
Iowa 91% 7% 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 119
Kansas 90% 9% < 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 115
Kentucky 97% 2% 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 190
Louisiana 91% 7% 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 201
Maryland 92% 6% 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 211
Massachusetts 88% 8% < 1% 2% 3% < 1% 111
Michigan 92% 7% < 1% < 1% 1% < 1% 332
Minnesota 95% 5% 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 164
Mississippi 93% 5% 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 161
Missouri 96% 4% < 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 240
Nebraska 89% 11% < 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 113
New Jersey 85% 13% < 1% < 1% 1% 1% 249
New Mexico 93% 6% < 1% < 1% 1% < 1% 107
New York 82% 14% 1% 1% 1% < 1% 496
North Carolina 94% 5% < 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 428
North Dakota 94% 6% < 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 113
Ohio 90% 8% < 1% < 1% 1% < 1% 389
Oklahoma 92% 8% 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 159
Oregon 95% 5% < 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 111
Pennsylvania 92% 6% < 1% 1% < 1% < 1% 474
South Carolina 93% 5% < 1% 1% < 1% < 1% 230
South Dakota 92% 8% < 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 109
Tennessee 93% 5% 2% < 1% < 1% < 1% 326
Texas 86% 12% < 1% < 1% < 1% 1% 1,052
Utah 92% 6% < 1% < 1% 1% 1% 141
Virginia 91% 8% < 1% < 1% 1% < 1% 318
Washington 89% 8% 2% < 1% 1% < 1% 204
West Virginia 95% 4% 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 143
Wisconsin 87% 11% 2% < 1% 1% < 1% 197
Wyoming 86% 10% < 1% < 1% 1% 3% 118

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

% of adults who say religion 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 = 264. 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 95% 3% 1% 1% < 1% 264
Arizona 85% 12% 1% 1% 1% 219
Arkansas 94% 5% < 1% < 1% < 1% 147
California 84% 13% 2% 1% 1% 1,027
Colorado 84% 14% 1% 1% < 1% 150
Florida 87% 11% 1% < 1% < 1% 632
Georgia 90% 9% 1% < 1% 1% 426
Idaho 90% 9% < 1% 1% < 1% 120
Illinois 88% 10% 1% 1% 1% 403
Indiana 87% 9% 2% 1% < 1% 242
Iowa 91% 7% 2% < 1% < 1% 119
Kansas 91% 8% < 1% 1% < 1% 115
Kentucky 91% 7% 1% < 1% 1% 190
Louisiana 92% 8% < 1% < 1% < 1% 201
Maryland 83% 14% 1% < 1% 1% 211
Massachusetts 83% 10% < 1% 5% 1% 111
Michigan 86% 11% 2% < 1% 1% 332
Minnesota 89% 9% 1% < 1% 1% 164
Mississippi 95% 4% 1% < 1% < 1% 161
Missouri 86% 11% 2% 1% 1% 240
Nebraska 83% 16% < 1% < 1% 2% 113
New Jersey 88% 11% 1% < 1% < 1% 249
New Mexico 87% 10% 2% 2% < 1% 107
New York 86% 12% 1% 1% 1% 496
North Carolina 90% 8% 1% 1% < 1% 428
North Dakota 89% 8% 2% 1% < 1% 113
Ohio 87% 11% 1% < 1% < 1% 389
Oklahoma 92% 8% < 1% < 1% < 1% 159
Oregon 87% 10% 1% 1% 1% 111
Pennsylvania 89% 8% 1% 1% 1% 474
South Carolina 92% 6% < 1% 1% 1% 230
South Dakota 91% 6% 2% < 1% 1% 109
Tennessee 92% 5% < 1% 2% 1% 326
Texas 90% 9% 1% 1% < 1% 1,052
Utah 89% 9% < 1% 1% 1% 141
Virginia 91% 7% 1% < 1% 1% 318
Washington 89% 10% 1% < 1% 1% 204
West Virginia 89% 7% 1% < 1% 3% 143
Wisconsin 79% 18% 1% 1% 1% 197
Wyoming 85% 12% 1% 2% < 1% 118

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

% of adults who say religion 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 = 264. 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 69% 22% 9% 1% 264
Arizona 63% 24% 13% < 1% 219
Arkansas 61% 24% 15% < 1% 147
California 64% 27% 9% < 1% 1,027
Colorado 65% 26% 9% < 1% 150
Florida 64% 26% 9% 1% 632
Georgia 66% 26% 8% < 1% 426
Idaho 76% 18% 6% < 1% 120
Illinois 64% 22% 14% 1% 403
Indiana 66% 20% 14% 1% 242
Iowa 71% 20% 8% 1% 119
Kansas 67% 28% 6% < 1% 115
Kentucky 70% 18% 11% 1% 190
Louisiana 60% 29% 10% < 1% 201
Maryland 64% 26% 9% 1% 211
Massachusetts 57% 30% 13% < 1% 111
Michigan 65% 24% 10% < 1% 332
Minnesota 70% 27% 3% < 1% 164
Mississippi 67% 28% 5% < 1% 161
Missouri 69% 23% 6% 2% 240
Nebraska 67% 21% 11% < 1% 113
New Jersey 66% 23% 10% 1% 249
New Mexico 57% 28% 15% < 1% 107
New York 66% 25% 9% 1% 496
North Carolina 66% 25% 9% 1% 428
North Dakota 62% 25% 14% < 1% 113
Ohio 66% 21% 12% 1% 389
Oklahoma 67% 21% 13% < 1% 159
Oregon 61% 24% 13% 2% 111
Pennsylvania 66% 24% 9% < 1% 474
South Carolina 67% 28% 5% < 1% 230
South Dakota 64% 27% 9% < 1% 109
Tennessee 71% 18% 10% 1% 326
Texas 66% 24% 10% < 1% 1,052
Utah 86% 11% < 1% 3% 141
Virginia 71% 21% 7% 1% 318
Washington 69% 23% 8% < 1% 204
West Virginia 67% 22% 10% 1% 143
Wisconsin 55% 31% 14% < 1% 197
Wyoming 68% 17% 12% 2% 118

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

% of adults who say religion 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 = 264. 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 92% 4% 1% 2% < 1% 264
Arizona 81% 13% 2% 4% < 1% 219
Arkansas 83% 13% < 1% 1% 3% 147
California 82% 11% 2% 4% 1% 1,027
Colorado 85% 10% 2% 3% < 1% 150
Florida 84% 10% 3% 3% < 1% 632
Georgia 86% 11% 1% 1% 1% 426
Idaho 85% 11% < 1% 1% 2% 120
Illinois 81% 12% 2% 4% 1% 403
Indiana 83% 11% 1% 4% 1% 242
Iowa 73% 23% 1% 2% < 1% 119
Kansas 85% 12% 4% < 1% < 1% 115
Kentucky 84% 13% 1% 2% < 1% 190
Louisiana 82% 11% 1% 6% < 1% 201
Maryland 77% 19% 1% 3% 1% 211
Massachusetts 71% 14% 7% 6% 2% 111
Michigan 81% 12% 5% 2% < 1% 332
Minnesota 84% 8% 2% 6% < 1% 164
Mississippi 87% 8% 3% 1% 1% 161
Missouri 84% 9% 2% 5% < 1% 240
Nebraska 79% 16% < 1% 5% < 1% 113
New Jersey 80% 13% 3% 3% 1% 249
New Mexico 86% 7% 3% 2% 2% 107
New York 82% 11% 2% 5% < 1% 496
North Carolina 87% 8% 1% 2% 1% 428
North Dakota 82% 10% 3% 4% < 1% 113
Ohio 82% 13% 2% 3% < 1% 389
Oklahoma 85% 12% 1% 2% < 1% 159
Oregon 90% 7% 1% 2% < 1% 111
Pennsylvania 84% 12% 1% 3% < 1% 474
South Carolina 86% 11% 1% 2% 1% 230
South Dakota 79% 12% 4% 5% < 1% 109
Tennessee 89% 7% 2% 2% 1% 326
Texas 84% 11% 2% 3% 1% 1,052
Utah 93% 5% < 1% 1% < 1% 141
Virginia 88% 7% 2% 2% 1% 318
Washington 84% 10% 3% 2% 1% 204
West Virginia 87% 10% 1% 3% < 1% 143
Wisconsin 74% 15% 1% 8% 2% 197
Wyoming 78% 17% 2% 3% 1% 118

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

% of adults who say religion 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 = 264. 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% 8% 8% 25% 1% 264
Arizona 51% 9% 7% 33% < 1% 219
Arkansas 45% 20% 10% 24% < 1% 147
California 48% 15% 8% 29% < 1% 1,027
Colorado 46% 10% 13% 31% < 1% 150
Florida 47% 10% 9% 33% 2% 632
Georgia 54% 12% 11% 23% < 1% 426
Idaho 64% 6% 8% 22% < 1% 120
Illinois 40% 14% 11% 35% < 1% 403
Indiana 48% 14% 9% 28% < 1% 242
Iowa 45% 10% 19% 26% 1% 119
Kansas 54% 12% 8% 26% < 1% 115
Kentucky 49% 10% 12% 27% 1% 190
Louisiana 45% 18% 11% 25% 1% 201
Maryland 46% 13% 9% 31% 1% 211
Massachusetts 34% 10% 7% 48% 1% 111
Michigan 44% 16% 9% 30% 1% 332
Minnesota 43% 16% 8% 32% < 1% 164
Mississippi 54% 14% 13% 19% < 1% 161
Missouri 46% 11% 11% 32% < 1% 240
Nebraska 42% 15% 12% 29% 2% 113
New Jersey 43% 10% 11% 34% 2% 249
New Mexico 44% 24% 3% 29% < 1% 107
New York 46% 11% 6% 36% 1% 496
North Carolina 52% 12% 12% 24% < 1% 428
North Dakota 36% 11% 15% 37% < 1% 113
Ohio 48% 13% 6% 34% < 1% 389
Oklahoma 52% 9% 6% 33% < 1% 159
Oregon 48% 11% 11% 29% < 1% 111
Pennsylvania 44% 10% 14% 31% < 1% 474
South Carolina 52% 14% 8% 25% 1% 230
South Dakota 40% 10% 6% 42% 1% 109
Tennessee 56% 13% 9% 20% 2% 326
Texas 48% 15% 9% 28% 1% 1,052
Utah 79% 4% 5% 11% < 1% 141
Virginia 51% 16% 4% 27% 2% 318
Washington 58% 12% 7% 23% 1% 204
West Virginia 52% 16% 6% 26% 1% 143
Wisconsin 34% 14% 12% 39% 1% 197
Wyoming 55% 8% 9% 27% 1% 118

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

% of adults who say religion 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 = 264. 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 62% 6% 1% 30% < 1% 264
Arizona 59% 7% 2% 29% 3% 219
Arkansas 45% 6% 3% 44% 3% 147
California 55% 8% 3% 30% 3% 1,027
Colorado 56% 11% 3% 30% 1% 150
Florida 57% 7% 2% 32% 3% 632
Georgia 57% 9% 2% 31% 2% 426
Idaho 56% 9% 5% 29% 1% 120
Illinois 58% 5% 5% 29% 2% 403
Indiana 45% 8% 4% 40% 3% 242
Iowa 47% 4% 2% 44% 3% 119
Kansas 51% 9% 2% 38% 1% 115
Kentucky 51% 6% 4% 38% 2% 190
Louisiana 55% 5% 1% 37% 2% 201
Maryland 55% 7% 4% 33% 2% 211
Massachusetts 48% 11% 9% 30% 2% 111
Michigan 52% 5% 2% 39% 2% 332
Minnesota 45% 6% 2% 47% 1% 164
Mississippi 54% 9% 1% 33% 3% 161
Missouri 45% 6% 3% 44% 2% 240
Nebraska 49% 7% 1% 43% 1% 113
New Jersey 49% 7% 3% 35% 4% 249
New Mexico 58% 11% 1% 28% 2% 107
New York 56% 6% 3% 33% 3% 496
North Carolina 55% 8% 3% 31% 3% 428
North Dakota 42% 13% 5% 40% < 1% 113
Ohio 55% 7% 2% 34% 2% 389
Oklahoma 56% 4% 3% 37% 1% 159
Oregon 56% 2% 5% 33% 4% 111
Pennsylvania 53% 8% 3% 34% 2% 474
South Carolina 57% 4% 3% 32% 4% 230
South Dakota 46% 8% 3% 41% 1% 109
Tennessee 55% 7% 1% 34% 3% 326
Texas 56% 8% 3% 30% 3% 1,052
Utah 62% 7% < 1% 28% 4% 141
Virginia 47% 10% 7% 32% 4% 318
Washington 50% 5% 3% 39% 3% 204
West Virginia 44% 6% 4% 42% 4% 143
Wisconsin 43% 5% 7% 44% 2% 197
Wyoming 57% 4% 1% 37% 2% 118

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

% of adults who say religion 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 = 264. 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% 8% 4% 3% 1% 264
Arizona 80% 13% 2% 4% < 1% 219
Arkansas 76% 15% 5% 5% < 1% 147
California 80% 9% 5% 5% 1% 1,027
Colorado 79% 10% 6% 5% < 1% 150
Florida 78% 11% 5% 6% < 1% 632
Georgia 83% 8% 4% 4% 2% 426
Idaho 93% 3% 2% 1% < 1% 120
Illinois 75% 12% 3% 8% 1% 403
Indiana 79% 10% 6% 4% 1% 242
Iowa 80% 12% 2% 5% 1% 119
Kansas 85% 8% 6% 1% < 1% 115
Kentucky 73% 14% 4% 7% 2% 190
Louisiana 77% 11% 5% 6% 1% 201
Maryland 75% 15% 5% 5% 1% 211
Massachusetts 73% 17% 2% 5% 2% 111
Michigan 77% 9% 8% 5% 1% 332
Minnesota 78% 13% 7% 2% < 1% 164
Mississippi 83% 8% 5% 5% < 1% 161
Missouri 74% 12% 7% 6% 1% 240
Nebraska 76% 11% 8% 2% 2% 113
New Jersey 76% 13% 3% 7% 1% 249
New Mexico 72% 14% 3% 7% 4% 107
New York 71% 15% 5% 7% 2% 496
North Carolina 81% 10% 5% 4% 1% 428
North Dakota 74% 16% 6% 5% < 1% 113
Ohio 79% 9% 5% 6% 1% 389
Oklahoma 78% 9% 6% 8% < 1% 159
Oregon 80% 8% 5% 6% < 1% 111
Pennsylvania 77% 12% 7% 4% 1% 474
South Carolina 82% 8% 3% 5% 2% 230
South Dakota 81% 6% 5% 7% < 1% 109
Tennessee 88% 5% 3% 4% < 1% 326
Texas 78% 10% 6% 5% 2% 1,052
Utah 89% 7% 2% 2% 1% 141
Virginia 81% 9% 4% 5% < 1% 318
Washington 82% 8% 6% 4% < 1% 204
West Virginia 77% 10% 5% 3% 5% 143
Wisconsin 67% 12% 11% 9% < 1% 197
Wyoming 74% 9% 6% 8% 3% 118

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

% of adults who say religion 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 = 264. 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% 11% 9% 34% 2% 264
Arizona 57% 12% 6% 22% 2% 219
Arkansas 44% 18% 12% 25% 2% 147
California 53% 13% 11% 21% 2% 1,027
Colorado 57% 15% 12% 17% < 1% 150
Florida 51% 14% 9% 23% 3% 632
Georgia 46% 17% 8% 28% 1% 426
Idaho 57% 20% 5% 17% < 1% 120
Illinois 42% 14% 17% 24% 4% 403
Indiana 50% 15% 14% 19% 1% 242
Iowa 39% 18% 20% 20% 3% 119
Kansas 48% 13% 13% 23% 2% 115
Kentucky 43% 12% 12% 31% 2% 190
Louisiana 39% 15% 13% 31% 2% 201
Maryland 48% 12% 11% 27% 1% 211
Massachusetts 54% 10% 13% 20% 3% 111
Michigan 46% 18% 10% 23% 4% 332
Minnesota 46% 15% 12% 26% 1% 164
Mississippi 46% 12% 10% 31% < 1% 161
Missouri 50% 16% 8% 23% 4% 240
Nebraska 47% 19% 10% 22% 2% 113
New Jersey 50% 12% 11% 24% 3% 249
New Mexico 55% 7% 10% 20% 8% 107
New York 51% 15% 9% 22% 2% 496
North Carolina 47% 19% 9% 23% 2% 428
North Dakota 45% 12% 13% 30% < 1% 113
Ohio 48% 16% 11% 23% 2% 389
Oklahoma 49% 15% 12% 23% 1% 159
Oregon 59% 15% 9% 17% < 1% 111
Pennsylvania 53% 19% 9% 18% 1% 474
South Carolina 44% 14% 9% 30% 2% 230
South Dakota 44% 15% 11% 29% < 1% 109
Tennessee 47% 18% 8% 24% 2% 326
Texas 49% 16% 11% 21% 3% 1,052
Utah 51% 33% 10% 7% < 1% 141
Virginia 50% 15% 10% 23% 2% 318
Washington 56% 14% 10% 19% 1% 204
West Virginia 53% 17% 9% 19% 2% 143
Wisconsin 44% 17% 15% 20% 3% 197
Wyoming 51% 15% 4% 28% 2% 118

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

% of adults who say religion 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 = 264. 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% 46% 1% < 1% 264
Arizona 57% 36% 3% 4% 219
Arkansas 52% 47% 1% < 1% 147
California 45% 50% 2% 3% 1,027
Colorado 63% 34% 2% 2% 150
Florida 49% 49% 1% 1% 632
Georgia 52% 47% 1% 1% 426
Idaho 68% 32% < 1% 1% 120
Illinois 50% 47% 2% 1% 403
Indiana 53% 46% < 1% 1% 242
Iowa 50% 48% 1% < 1% 119
Kansas 55% 45% < 1% < 1% 115
Kentucky 55% 41% 3% 1% 190
Louisiana 49% 50% < 1% < 1% 201
Maryland 43% 55% 1% 2% 211
Massachusetts 34% 61% 4% 2% 111
Michigan 54% 42% 2% 2% 332
Minnesota 54% 45% < 1% 1% 164
Mississippi 50% 49% < 1% 1% 161
Missouri 51% 47% 2% < 1% 240
Nebraska 61% 37% < 1% 1% 113
New Jersey 41% 55% 2% 1% 249
New Mexico 50% 46% 2% 3% 107
New York 44% 53% 1% 2% 496
North Carolina 47% 51% 2% 1% 428
North Dakota 56% 44% < 1% < 1% 113
Ohio 49% 50% 1% < 1% 389
Oklahoma 55% 43% 1% 1% 159
Oregon 65% 35% < 1% < 1% 111
Pennsylvania 52% 47% 1% < 1% 474
South Carolina 54% 42% 2% 2% 230
South Dakota 56% 43% < 1% 1% 109
Tennessee 57% 40% 2% < 1% 326
Texas 47% 50% 2% 1% 1,052
Utah 60% 37% 3% < 1% 141
Virginia 57% 40% 1% 1% 318
Washington 53% 45% 2% 1% 204
West Virginia 52% 44% 2% 2% 143
Wisconsin 48% 50% 1% < 1% 197
Wyoming 64% 35% < 1% < 1% 118

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

% of adults who say religion 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 = 264. 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% 10% < 1% 264
Arizona 68% 10% 6% 16% < 1% 219
Arkansas 66% 13% 5% 16% < 1% 147
California 64% 11% 5% 18% 1% 1,027
Colorado 66% 6% 3% 25% < 1% 150
Florida 60% 13% 8% 19% 1% 632
Georgia 75% 7% 6% 12% 1% 426
Idaho 72% 11% 7% 10% < 1% 120
Illinois 59% 10% 8% 22% 1% 403
Indiana 64% 10% 8% 18% 1% 242
Iowa 59% 9% 8% 23% 1% 119
Kansas 67% 12% 6% 15% < 1% 115
Kentucky 70% 8% 6% 15% 2% 190
Louisiana 68% 9% 6% 15% 2% 201
Maryland 70% 13% 4% 12% < 1% 211
Massachusetts 54% 12% 5% 28% 1% 111
Michigan 63% 10% 8% 17% 1% 332
Minnesota 66% 10% 12% 12% < 1% 164
Mississippi 77% 12% 4% 7% 1% 161
Missouri 68% 9% 6% 17% < 1% 240
Nebraska 50% 12% 8% 29% 1% 113
New Jersey 61% 10% 6% 23% 1% 249
New Mexico 67% 12% 2% 20% < 1% 107
New York 60% 9% 9% 20% 2% 496
North Carolina 68% 14% 5% 13% 1% 428
North Dakota 44% 22% 12% 22% < 1% 113
Ohio 60% 13% 4% 23% 1% 389
Oklahoma 67% 12% 3% 18% < 1% 159
Oregon 70% 12% 3% 15% < 1% 111
Pennsylvania 64% 9% 8% 19% < 1% 474
South Carolina 73% 12% 5% 9% 1% 230
South Dakota 51% 9% 11% 28% 1% 109
Tennessee 79% 9% 3% 7% 1% 326
Texas 67% 12% 5% 15% 1% 1,052
Utah 89% 4% 5% 1% 1% 141
Virginia 73% 8% 3% 15% 1% 318
Washington 70% 14% 3% 13% < 1% 204
West Virginia 69% 11% 5% 15% < 1% 143
Wisconsin 53% 12% 11% 24% 1% 197
Wyoming 60% 11% 7% 21% < 1% 118

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

% of adults who say religion 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 = 264. 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% 26% 4% 4% 2% 264
Arizona 49% 40% 3% 4% 4% 219
Arkansas 60% 26% 2% 7% 4% 147
California 51% 30% 3% 9% 6% 1,027
Colorado 49% 34% 4% 6% 6% 150
Florida 60% 25% 5% 6% 4% 632
Georgia 56% 32% 3% 3% 6% 426
Idaho 49% 40% 4% 2% 5% 120
Illinois 49% 34% 4% 6% 7% 403
Indiana 65% 25% 3% 4% 3% 242
Iowa 43% 43% 4% 5% 4% 119
Kansas 54% 37% 5% 2% 2% 115
Kentucky 65% 28% 3% 3% 1% 190
Louisiana 58% 31% 4% 5% 2% 201
Maryland 56% 26% 4% 7% 7% 211
Massachusetts 38% 40% 4% 13% 5% 111
Michigan 56% 28% 5% 7% 4% 332
Minnesota 52% 34% 6% 4% 4% 164
Mississippi 71% 21% 4% < 1% 3% 161
Missouri 53% 31% 4% 8% 4% 240
Nebraska 48% 43% 2% 1% 7% 113
New Jersey 43% 37% 6% 9% 5% 249
New Mexico 58% 24% 4% 5% 9% 107
New York 47% 34% 4% 10% 5% 496
North Carolina 60% 24% 6% 4% 6% 428
North Dakota 50% 39% 4% 5% 3% 113
Ohio 52% 36% 4% 5% 3% 389
Oklahoma 62% 24% 2% 9% 2% 159
Oregon 44% 39% 8% 3% 6% 111
Pennsylvania 48% 36% 3% 9% 3% 474
South Carolina 66% 27% 3% 1% 3% 230
South Dakota 54% 37% 3% 1% 5% 109
Tennessee 60% 25% 6% 4% 5% 326
Texas 60% 28% 3% 4% 5% 1,052
Utah 38% 54% 6% 1% < 1% 141
Virginia 65% 22% 6% 4% 2% 318
Washington 56% 30% 4% 7% 3% 204
West Virginia 66% 18% 8% 4% 4% 143
Wisconsin 55% 30% 5% 8% 1% 197
Wyoming 56% 33% 6% 2% 4% 118

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

% of adults who say religion 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 = 264. 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 92% 3% 4% 264
Arizona 86% 8% 6% 219
Arkansas 90% 4% 7% 147
California 87% 8% 5% 1,027
Colorado 80% 9% 12% 150
Florida 87% 8% 5% 632
Georgia 91% 4% 5% 426
Idaho 92% 5% 3% 120
Illinois 85% 7% 8% 403
Indiana 89% 6% 6% 242
Iowa 88% 7% 4% 119
Kansas 89% 4% 7% 115
Kentucky 93% 3% 4% 190
Louisiana 88% 6% 5% 201
Maryland 91% 7% 2% 211
Massachusetts 88% 7% 4% 111
Michigan 86% 6% 8% 332
Minnesota 82% 9% 10% 164
Mississippi 93% 3% 4% 161
Missouri 90% 5% 5% 240
Nebraska 92% 3% 5% 113
New Jersey 91% 3% 7% 249
New Mexico 87% 9% 4% 107
New York 86% 7% 7% 496
North Carolina 88% 5% 7% 428
North Dakota 89% 4% 7% 113
Ohio 89% 5% 6% 389
Oklahoma 95% 3% 2% 159
Oregon 91% 3% 6% 111
Pennsylvania 86% 7% 7% 474
South Carolina 89% 5% 6% 230
South Dakota 87% 1% 12% 109
Tennessee 89% 4% 7% 326
Texas 89% 6% 6% 1,052
Utah 97% 1% 2% 141
Virginia 90% 5% 5% 318
Washington 86% 9% 5% 204
West Virginia 93% 2% 5% 143
Wisconsin 89% 3% 8% 197
Wyoming 86% 5% 9% 118

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

% of adults who say religion 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 = 264. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Alabama 81% 11% 8% 264
Arizona 70% 20% 11% 219
Arkansas 89% 4% 7% 147
California 75% 18% 7% 1,027
Colorado 78% 17% 5% 150
Florida 80% 14% 6% 632
Georgia 82% 11% 7% 426
Idaho 77% 17% 6% 120
Illinois 76% 15% 9% 403
Indiana 83% 10% 7% 242
Iowa 80% 15% 5% 119
Kansas 86% 6% 8% 115
Kentucky 90% 7% 3% 190
Louisiana 82% 13% 5% 201
Maryland 78% 19% 4% 211
Massachusetts 65% 30% 5% 111
Michigan 76% 18% 6% 332
Minnesota 72% 15% 13% 164
Mississippi 84% 11% 5% 161
Missouri 83% 10% 7% 240
Nebraska 86% 10% 4% 113
New Jersey 74% 16% 10% 249
New Mexico 77% 15% 8% 107
New York 69% 21% 10% 496
North Carolina 86% 7% 7% 428
North Dakota 75% 18% 8% 113
Ohio 81% 13% 6% 389
Oklahoma 78% 15% 7% 159
Oregon 74% 16% 9% 111
Pennsylvania 76% 18% 6% 474
South Carolina 83% 7% 10% 230
South Dakota 79% 11% 9% 109
Tennessee 87% 9% 3% 326
Texas 81% 13% 6% 1,052
Utah 61% 32% 7% 141
Virginia 88% 7% 4% 318
Washington 75% 15% 10% 204
West Virginia 91% 6% 3% 143
Wisconsin 81% 12% 7% 197
Wyoming 69% 25% 6% 118

SocialandPoliticalViews

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

% of adults who say religion 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 = 264. 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 54% 12% 34% 264
Arizona 49% 26% 25% 219
Arkansas 53% 14% 32% 147
California 38% 22% 40% 1,027
Colorado 60% 13% 27% 150
Florida 46% 20% 34% 632
Georgia 49% 17% 34% 426
Idaho 72% 12% 16% 120
Illinois 46% 22% 32% 403
Indiana 56% 19% 26% 242
Iowa 61% 12% 27% 119
Kansas 67% 20% 14% 115
Kentucky 53% 16% 31% 190
Louisiana 49% 13% 38% 201
Maryland 35% 11% 54% 211
Massachusetts 38% 12% 50% 111
Michigan 47% 18% 35% 332
Minnesota 58% 17% 25% 164
Mississippi 52% 10% 38% 161
Missouri 54% 15% 31% 240
Nebraska 62% 8% 30% 113
New Jersey 38% 20% 42% 249
New Mexico 50% 16% 34% 107
New York 39% 20% 42% 496
North Carolina 51% 16% 32% 428
North Dakota 57% 19% 24% 113
Ohio 51% 17% 32% 389
Oklahoma 53% 12% 35% 159
Oregon 50% 20% 30% 111
Pennsylvania 52% 15% 33% 474
South Carolina 55% 18% 27% 230
South Dakota 68% 11% 21% 109
Tennessee 61% 11% 28% 326
Texas 48% 19% 32% 1,052
Utah 80% 9% 11% 141
Virginia 52% 21% 27% 318
Washington 55% 22% 23% 204
West Virginia 50% 10% 41% 143
Wisconsin 52% 19% 29% 197
Wyoming 67% 18% 15% 118

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

% of adults who say religion 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 = 264. 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% 27% 5% 8% 264
Arizona 57% 28% 9% 6% 219
Arkansas 55% 32% 8% 6% 147
California 48% 28% 18% 7% 1,027
Colorado 56% 25% 13% 7% 150
Florida 56% 23% 14% 7% 632
Georgia 54% 29% 11% 6% 426
Idaho 68% 19% 8% 6% 120
Illinois 47% 30% 15% 9% 403
Indiana 59% 23% 11% 7% 242
Iowa 54% 27% 15% 4% 119
Kansas 58% 26% 13% 2% 115
Kentucky 61% 24% 8% 7% 190
Louisiana 62% 23% 10% 5% 201
Maryland 40% 35% 19% 6% 211
Massachusetts 38% 30% 24% 8% 111
Michigan 52% 22% 16% 9% 332
Minnesota 58% 26% 11% 5% 164
Mississippi 64% 21% 10% 6% 161
Missouri 58% 20% 13% 8% 240
Nebraska 52% 34% 10% 4% 113
New Jersey 47% 34% 13% 6% 249
New Mexico 52% 23% 9% 15% 107
New York 45% 30% 18% 8% 496
North Carolina 58% 24% 13% 5% 428
North Dakota 64% 18% 15% 2% 113
Ohio 56% 25% 11% 9% 389
Oklahoma 54% 30% 10% 6% 159
Oregon 46% 29% 15% 10% 111
Pennsylvania 54% 22% 16% 9% 474
South Carolina 60% 27% 5% 9% 230
South Dakota 66% 23% 5% 7% 109
Tennessee 61% 22% 11% 6% 326
Texas 53% 25% 15% 8% 1,052
Utah 67% 28% 2% 3% 141
Virginia 54% 25% 15% 5% 318
Washington 56% 29% 8% 6% 204
West Virginia 57% 23% 11% 8% 143
Wisconsin 64% 23% 9% 4% 197
Wyoming 60% 19% 14% 8% 118

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

% of adults who say religion 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 = 264. 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% 33% 4% 3% 264
Arizona 68% 30% 1% 1% 219
Arkansas 55% 42% < 1% 2% 147
California 45% 48% 4% 3% 1,027
Colorado 68% 30% 1% 1% 150
Florida 50% 42% 4% 4% 632
Georgia 54% 42% 2% 2% 426
Idaho 75% 20% 3% 2% 120
Illinois 54% 41% 2% 3% 403
Indiana 61% 33% 4% 2% 242
Iowa 70% 29% < 1% 1% 119
Kansas 78% 20% 1% 1% 115
Kentucky 61% 33% 3% 3% 190
Louisiana 55% 40% 2% 3% 201
Maryland 51% 42% 2% 5% 211
Massachusetts 46% 47% 3% 4% 111
Michigan 64% 29% 3% 3% 332
Minnesota 69% 24% 1% 6% 164
Mississippi 59% 37% 2% 2% 161
Missouri 73% 21% 3% 3% 240
Nebraska 78% 19% < 1% 3% 113
New Jersey 46% 50% < 1% 4% 249
New Mexico 54% 38% 5% 4% 107
New York 39% 54% 3% 4% 496
North Carolina 57% 37% 2% 4% 428
North Dakota 74% 22% < 1% 4% 113
Ohio 66% 27% 3% 4% 389
Oklahoma 62% 30% 4% 4% 159
Oregon 67% 26% 2% 5% 111
Pennsylvania 62% 31% 2% 4% 474
South Carolina 59% 35% 3% 3% 230
South Dakota 76% 19% 3% 2% 109
Tennessee 62% 30% 2% 6% 326
Texas 51% 42% 3% 3% 1,052
Utah 78% 19% 1% 3% 141
Virginia 61% 35% 2% 3% 318
Washington 61% 31% 3% 4% 204
West Virginia 64% 25% 5% 6% 143
Wisconsin 73% 24% 2% 2% 197
Wyoming 74% 19% 1% 5% 118

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

% of adults who say religion 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 = 264. 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% 39% 4% < 1% 264
Arizona 59% 35% 4% 2% 219
Arkansas 54% 44% 1% 1% 147
California 45% 49% 3% 2% 1,027
Colorado 62% 36% 1% < 1% 150
Florida 49% 45% 5% 1% 632
Georgia 51% 43% 5% 1% 426
Idaho 61% 34% 3% 2% 120
Illinois 49% 43% 5% 2% 403
Indiana 59% 32% 6% 2% 242
Iowa 44% 52% 3% < 1% 119
Kansas 65% 31% 3% 1% 115
Kentucky 51% 38% 8% 3% 190
Louisiana 54% 39% 3% 4% 201
Maryland 45% 50% 3% 2% 211
Massachusetts 47% 46% 4% 4% 111
Michigan 51% 44% 3% 2% 332
Minnesota 54% 41% 5% < 1% 164
Mississippi 55% 38% 4% 3% 161
Missouri 55% 37% 4% 3% 240
Nebraska 66% 29% 3% 2% 113
New Jersey 37% 54% 3% 5% 249
New Mexico 55% 42% 1% 3% 107
New York 42% 51% 5% 2% 496
North Carolina 49% 46% 3% 2% 428
North Dakota 63% 34% 3% 1% 113
Ohio 52% 43% 4% 2% 389
Oklahoma 55% 38% 2% 5% 159
Oregon 44% 47% 8% < 1% 111
Pennsylvania 54% 39% 4% 3% 474
South Carolina 52% 39% 7% 2% 230
South Dakota 54% 41% 2% 3% 109
Tennessee 52% 42% 4% 2% 326
Texas 51% 43% 3% 3% 1,052
Utah 63% 34% 2% 1% 141
Virginia 53% 40% 5% 2% 318
Washington 51% 43% 3% 2% 204
West Virginia 50% 45% 4% 2% 143
Wisconsin 63% 34% 3% 1% 197
Wyoming 73% 21% 4% 2% 118

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

% of adults who say religion 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 = 264. 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% 68% 4% 264
Arizona 25% 73% 2% 219
Arkansas 25% 72% 3% 147
California 28% 66% 6% 1,027
Colorado 30% 66% 5% 150
Florida 33% 62% 5% 632
Georgia 30% 66% 3% 426
Idaho 16% 80% 4% 120
Illinois 30% 67% 3% 403
Indiana 20% 74% 6% 242
Iowa 29% 69% 1% 119
Kansas 26% 73% 1% 115
Kentucky 22% 73% 5% 190
Louisiana 23% 73% 4% 201
Maryland 45% 49% 5% 211
Massachusetts 53% 41% 6% 111
Michigan 32% 64% 4% 332
Minnesota 20% 78% 2% 164
Mississippi 18% 79% 3% 161
Missouri 23% 75% 2% 240
Nebraska 25% 73% 2% 113
New Jersey 42% 56% 3% 249
New Mexico 30% 66% 4% 107
New York 38% 57% 5% 496
North Carolina 33% 62% 5% 428
North Dakota 32% 67% 1% 113
Ohio 25% 71% 4% 389
Oklahoma 29% 67% 4% 159
Oregon 36% 61% 3% 111
Pennsylvania 27% 70% 4% 474
South Carolina 29% 66% 5% 230
South Dakota 29% 70% 2% 109
Tennessee 25% 72% 3% 326
Texas 26% 71% 3% 1,052
Utah 20% 80% < 1% 141
Virginia 36% 61% 3% 318
Washington 19% 75% 6% 204
West Virginia 25% 67% 8% 143
Wisconsin 31% 68% 1% 197
Wyoming 25% 73% 2% 118

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

% of adults who say religion 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 = 264. 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% 64% 3% 3% 264
Arizona 38% 46% 6% 9% 219
Arkansas 23% 66% 7% 4% 147
California 44% 47% 5% 4% 1,027
Colorado 37% 51% 5% 7% 150
Florida 42% 48% 5% 6% 632
Georgia 36% 56% 5% 3% 426
Idaho 29% 59% 9% 2% 120
Illinois 41% 49% 5% 5% 403
Indiana 33% 57% 6% 5% 242
Iowa 37% 55% 7% 1% 119
Kansas 34% 54% 7% 4% 115
Kentucky 22% 68% 8% 3% 190
Louisiana 36% 53% 6% 6% 201
Maryland 40% 50% 8% 3% 211
Massachusetts 60% 32% 6% 2% 111
Michigan 35% 55% 7% 2% 332
Minnesota 31% 63% 4% 2% 164
Mississippi 21% 71% 6% 1% 161
Missouri 32% 62% 3% 4% 240
Nebraska 38% 55% 3% 3% 113
New Jersey 47% 45% 2% 5% 249
New Mexico 29% 61% 5% 5% 107
New York 43% 46% 6% 5% 496
North Carolina 33% 56% 6% 5% 428
North Dakota 45% 49% 5% 1% 113
Ohio 37% 54% 5% 5% 389
Oklahoma 26% 68% 4% 2% 159
Oregon 37% 51% 8% 4% 111
Pennsylvania 40% 52% 5% 3% 474
South Carolina 36% 58% 5% 2% 230
South Dakota 40% 49% 8% 3% 109
Tennessee 23% 72% 2% 2% 326
Texas 35% 57% 4% 5% 1,052
Utah 29% 64% 3% 5% 141
Virginia 37% 56% 4% 2% 318
Washington 36% 58% 4% 2% 204
West Virginia 29% 62% 6% 2% 143
Wisconsin 42% 54% 1% 2% 197
Wyoming 25% 64% 7% 3% 118

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

% of adults who say religion 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 = 264. 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 21% 70% 9% 264
Arizona 29% 61% 10% 219
Arkansas 19% 69% 12% 147
California 36% 58% 6% 1,027
Colorado 28% 66% 6% 150
Florida 28% 63% 8% 632
Georgia 25% 70% 5% 426
Idaho 13% 70% 17% 120
Illinois 34% 57% 9% 403
Indiana 23% 69% 9% 242
Iowa 31% 67% 2% 119
Kansas 29% 66% 5% 115
Kentucky 18% 72% 9% 190
Louisiana 23% 69% 8% 201
Maryland 34% 58% 8% 211
Massachusetts 48% 36% 16% 111
Michigan 24% 68% 7% 332
Minnesota 28% 68% 4% 164
Mississippi 12% 82% 6% 161
Missouri 25% 70% 5% 240
Nebraska 27% 69% 3% 113
New Jersey 30% 58% 12% 249
New Mexico 20% 69% 10% 107
New York 32% 58% 10% 496
North Carolina 24% 66% 10% 428
North Dakota 30% 67% 3% 113
Ohio 26% 68% 6% 389
Oklahoma 16% 76% 8% 159
Oregon 25% 64% 11% 111
Pennsylvania 30% 61% 9% 474
South Carolina 19% 74% 6% 230
South Dakota 35% 60% 6% 109
Tennessee 17% 77% 6% 326
Texas 26% 68% 6% 1,052
Utah 24% 72% 4% 141
Virginia 24% 71% 5% 318
Washington 25% 66% 8% 204
West Virginia 26% 66% 9% 143
Wisconsin 33% 65% 2% 197
Wyoming 23% 67% 10% 118

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

% of adults who say religion 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 = 264. 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% 42% 3% 7% 264
Arizona 50% 45% 1% 4% 219
Arkansas 47% 48% 3% 2% 147
California 39% 53% 3% 5% 1,027
Colorado 54% 39% 4% 3% 150
Florida 48% 48% 2% 3% 632
Georgia 42% 51% 2% 4% 426
Idaho 53% 44% 1% 3% 120
Illinois 45% 51% 2% 3% 403
Indiana 53% 45% 1% 2% 242
Iowa 35% 58% 4% 3% 119
Kansas 51% 42% 4% 3% 115
Kentucky 59% 35% 3% 3% 190
Louisiana 52% 41% 2% 5% 201
Maryland 39% 56% 3% 3% 211
Massachusetts 33% 58% 4% 4% 111
Michigan 50% 41% 4% 6% 332
Minnesota 46% 46% 1% 6% 164
Mississippi 49% 45% 4% 2% 161
Missouri 51% 45% 2% 2% 240
Nebraska 49% 46% 1% 4% 113
New Jersey 45% 48% 2% 5% 249
New Mexico 54% 42% 2% 2% 107
New York 40% 53% 2% 5% 496
North Carolina 41% 50% 3% 6% 428
North Dakota 51% 43% < 1% 6% 113
Ohio 48% 46% 3% 3% 389
Oklahoma 47% 49% 1% 2% 159
Oregon 53% 39% 5% 4% 111
Pennsylvania 52% 43% 3% 2% 474
South Carolina 52% 44% < 1% 4% 230
South Dakota 55% 39% 1% 5% 109
Tennessee 51% 41% 1% 7% 326
Texas 43% 50% 3% 4% 1,052
Utah 54% 35% 9% 2% 141
Virginia 48% 49% 2% 1% 318
Washington 41% 50% 6% 3% 204
West Virginia 58% 34% 5% 4% 143
Wisconsin 48% 49% 1% 2% 197
Wyoming 70% 24% 3% 3% 118

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

% of adults who say religion 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
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Alabama 6% 28% 1% 60% 5% 264
Arizona 9% 30% 3% 54% 4% 219
Arkansas 7% 28% 1% 59% 4% 147
California 14% 28% 2% 51% 6% 1,027
Colorado 11% 24% 3% 59% 3% 150
Florida 11% 25% 2% 57% 5% 632
Georgia 11% 30% 1% 53% 5% 426
Idaho 7% 23% 1% 62% 6% 120
Illinois 11% 31% 1% 51% 5% 403
Indiana 6% 25% 2% 64% 4% 242
Iowa 7% 35% 2% 48% 8% 119
Kansas 11% 21% < 1% 66% 3% 115
Kentucky 7% 24% 2% 60% 6% 190
Louisiana 8% 25% 3% 59% 5% 201
Maryland 12% 31% 2% 51% 4% 211
Massachusetts 17% 37% 4% 37% 6% 111
Michigan 9% 23% 3% 62% 4% 332
Minnesota 8% 15% 4% 70% 4% 164
Mississippi 6% 18% 4% 68% 4% 161
Missouri 8% 25% 5% 60% 3% 240
Nebraska 13% 34% 1% 49% 3% 113
New Jersey 15% 22% 2% 56% 6% 249
New Mexico 8% 25% 6% 60% 1% 107
New York 10% 30% 5% 49% 6% 496
North Carolina 7% 28% 3% 56% 5% 428
North Dakota 14% 26% 2% 54% 4% 113
Ohio 8% 26% 3% 57% 5% 389
Oklahoma 10% 20% 1% 63% 6% 159
Oregon 7% 23% 4% 54% 11% 111
Pennsylvania 10% 25% 3% 59% 3% 474
South Carolina 8% 30% 1% 57% 4% 230
South Dakota 5% 21% < 1% 70% 4% 109
Tennessee 5% 22% 1% 65% 7% 326
Texas 10% 27% 2% 56% 5% 1,052
Utah 8% 30% 1% 58% 4% 141
Virginia 6% 32% 2% 57% 4% 318
Washington 8% 23% 5% 62% 2% 204
West Virginia 5% 16% 5% 66% 8% 143
Wisconsin 6% 27% 1% 60% 6% 197
Wyoming 8% 23% 6% 59% 4% 118