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

% of adults who say science 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 = 3,212. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
2014 1% < 1% 2% 1% 16% 2% 2% < 1% < 1% 6% 2% < 1% < 1% 5% 2% < 1% 1% 1% 1% < 1% 2% 4% 3% 2% 1% 1% < 1% 1% 1% 1% 3% 1% 6% 3% < 1% 3% 1% 2% 5% < 1% 1% < 1% 1% 8% 1% < 1% 2% 3% < 1% 2% < 1% 3,212
2007 1% < 1% 2% 1% 18% 2% 1% < 1% < 1% 5% 2% < 1% 1% 4% 2% 1% 1% 1% 2% 1% 2% 3% 2% 2% < 1% 1% < 1% < 1% 1% < 1% 3% < 1% 8% 2% < 1% 4% 1% 2% 4% < 1% 1% < 1% 2% 7% 1% < 1% 3% 1% < 1% 2% < 1% 1,845

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

% of adults who say science 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% 3% < 1% 18% 1% 1% < 1% < 1% 5% 1% < 1% < 1% 6% 2% < 1% 1% 1% 1% < 1% 1% 5% 2% 2% < 1% 1% < 1% < 1% 2% < 1% 5% 2% 7% 1% < 1% 2% 1% < 1% 5% < 1% < 1% < 1% 1% 12% < 1% < 1% 1% 3% < 1% 1% < 1% 626
Evangelical Protestant 1% < 1% 1% 1% 12% 2% 3% < 1% < 1% 5% 5% 1% < 1% 7% 2% < 1% < 1% 1% < 1% 1% 3% 3% 5% 1% 2% 2% < 1% < 1% 1% 1% < 1% < 1% 1% 3% < 1% 4% < 1% 2% 3% 1% 2% < 1% 4% 8% 1% < 1% 3% 1% < 1% 2% < 1% 255
Jewish < 1% < 1% 1% < 1% 14% 3% 1% 1% 1% 7% 1% < 1% < 1% 6% < 1% < 1% 1% < 1% 1% < 1% 3% 5% 8% 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 1% < 1% 7% < 1% 15% 3% < 1% 2% < 1% 2% 1% < 1% 4% < 1% 2% 1% < 1% < 1% 2% 4% < 1% 2% < 1% 124
Mainline Protestant 1% < 1% 3% 1% 10% 2% 2% < 1% < 1% 7% 3% 1% < 1% 5% 2% 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 3% 3% 3% 3% 1% 2% < 1% 1% 2% < 1% 4% 1% 3% 3% 1% 3% 1% 1% 7% < 1% 1% < 1% 3% 7% 1% < 1% 3% 1% < 1% 2% < 1% 424
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 1% < 1% 2% < 1% 17% 2% 1% < 1% < 1% 6% 2% < 1% < 1% 4% 3% 1% 1% 1% 1% < 1% 2% 4% 3% 2% 1% 1% < 1% < 1% 1% 1% 2% 1% 7% 3% < 1% 4% 1% 2% 5% < 1% 1% < 1% < 1% 7% < 1% 1% 2% 3% < 1% 2% < 1% 1,392

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DemographicInformation

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

% of adults who say science 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
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California 29% 37% 24% 10% 422
Florida 21% 37% 19% 24% 178
Illinois 27% 46% 20% 7% 125
Massachusetts 31% 38% 20% 10% 102
New York 32% 34% 23% 11% 182
Pennsylvania 29% 38% 20% 14% 137
Texas 33% 41% 16% 11% 215

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

% of adults who say science 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
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California 19% 19% 28% 27% 7% < 1% 422
Florida 14% 11% 32% 25% 15% 3% 178
Illinois 16% 20% 37% 21% 5% < 1% 125
Massachusetts 22% 14% 34% 22% 8% < 1% 102
New York 21% 18% 26% 27% 7% < 1% 182
Pennsylvania 25% 11% 30% 23% 10% 1% 137
Texas 22% 22% 30% 19% 7% 1% 215

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

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

State Men Women 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.
California 57% 43% 429
Florida 55% 45% 178
Illinois 53% 47% 131
Massachusetts 52% 48% 107
New York 61% 39% 188
Pennsylvania 65% 35% 139
Texas 58% 42% 220

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

% of adults who say science 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 = 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.
California 40% 3% 19% 36% 1% 425
Florida 54% 7% 2% 35% 2% 176
Illinois 63% 7% 7% 21% 2% 127
Massachusetts 79% 1% 7% 7% 6% 106
New York 57% 7% 7% 25% 4% 182
Pennsylvania 76% 8% 5% 9% 2% 137
Texas 36% 7% 3% 49% 4% 219

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

% of adults who say science 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 = 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.
California 43% 18% 40% 420
Florida 37% 15% 48% 175
Illinois 22% 15% 63% 129
Massachusetts 26% 16% 58% 105
New York 34% 16% 50% 187
Pennsylvania 13% 12% 75% 134
Texas 35% 13% 51% 218

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

% of adults who say science 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
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California 34% 17% 20% 29% 378
Florida 38% 22% 24% 16% 161
Illinois 26% 22% 22% 29% 116
New York 31% 16% 28% 26% 163
Pennsylvania 35% 13% 22% 30% 118
Texas 38% 22% 21% 19% 199

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

% of adults who say science 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
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California 36% 25% 20% 19% 427
Florida 36% 27% 21% 16% 177
Illinois 35% 31% 24% 11% 127
Massachusetts 28% 24% 27% 21% 106
New York 35% 22% 25% 17% 185
Pennsylvania 37% 25% 21% 16% 137
Texas 42% 28% 18% 11% 219

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

% of adults who say science 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 = 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.
California 42% 11% 10% 2% 34% 428
Florida 47% 12% 15% 5% 22% 178
Illinois 39% 7% 8% 2% 43% 130
Massachusetts 51% 4% 8% 2% 35% 106
New York 45% 7% 9% 4% 35% 187
Pennsylvania 43% 4% 9% 4% 40% 137
Texas 41% 11% 15% 4% 30% 220

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

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

State Parents Non-parents 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.
California 29% 71% 428
Florida 32% 68% 178
Illinois 31% 69% 130
Massachusetts 31% 69% 105
New York 28% 72% 188
Pennsylvania 23% 77% 139
Texas 38% 62% 219

BeliefsandPractices

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

% of adults who say science 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 = 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.
California 28% 27% 13% 1% 28% 3% 429
Florida 36% 24% 7% < 1% 28% 4% 178
Illinois 39% 26% 10% 1% 21% 3% 131
Massachusetts 23% 24% 11% < 1% 36% 6% 107
New York 26% 25% 11% 1% 33% 5% 188
Pennsylvania 29% 23% 9% < 1% 34% 5% 139
Texas 38% 30% 11% 1% 19% 1% 220

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

% of adults who say science 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 = 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.
California 29% 25% 17% 30% < 1% 429
Florida 28% 24% 18% 29% < 1% 178
Illinois 26% 36% 23% 16% < 1% 131
Massachusetts 13% 29% 23% 36% < 1% 107
New York 21% 30% 16% 33% 1% 188
Pennsylvania 20% 28% 22% 30% < 1% 139
Texas 31% 35% 11% 22% 1% 220

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

% of adults who say science 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 = 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.
California 14% 39% 47% < 1% 429
Florida 15% 33% 52% < 1% 178
Illinois 16% 37% 46% 1% 131
Massachusetts 16% 37% 46% < 1% 107
New York 13% 31% 55% 1% 188
Pennsylvania 13% 35% 51% 1% 139
Texas 22% 37% 41% 1% 220

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

% of adults who say science 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 = 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.
California 32% 9% 9% 49% < 1% 429
Florida 29% 19% 7% 44% 1% 178
Illinois 34% 13% 10% 43% < 1% 131
Massachusetts 16% 14% 7% 64% < 1% 107
New York 21% 17% 7% 55% < 1% 188
Pennsylvania 31% 9% 6% 53% 1% 139
Texas 32% 19% 7% 41% 1% 220

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

% of adults who say science 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 = 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.
California 6% 9% 10% 76% < 1% 429
Florida 14% 5% 3% 77% < 1% 178
Illinois 10% 12% 4% 74% < 1% 131
Massachusetts 3% 9% 6% 82% < 1% 107
New York 6% 7% 8% 79% < 1% 188
Pennsylvania 9% 2% 3% 85% < 1% 139
Texas 16% 11% 7% 65% 1% 220

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

% of adults who say science 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 = 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.
California 34% 11% 4% 50% 1% 429
Florida 33% 12% 4% 51% 1% 178
Illinois 30% 8% 6% 56% 1% 131
Massachusetts 15% 9% 7% 68% < 1% 107
New York 24% 8% 8% 58% 3% 188
Pennsylvania 26% 8% 4% 61% 1% 139
Texas 37% 9% 2% 51% 2% 220

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

% of adults who say science 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 = 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.
California 49% 13% 14% 23% 2% 429
Florida 53% 14% 7% 24% 1% 178
Illinois 42% 22% 9% 27% < 1% 131
Massachusetts 35% 10% 12% 39% 3% 107
New York 41% 14% 16% 26% 2% 188
Pennsylvania 36% 16% 13% 33% 3% 139
Texas 47% 14% 13% 24% 2% 220

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

% of adults who say science 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 = 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.
California 45% 17% 15% 22% 2% 429
Florida 39% 18% 21% 22% 1% 178
Illinois 44% 13% 20% 22% < 1% 131
Massachusetts 45% 24% 11% 20% < 1% 107
New York 47% 17% 13% 23% < 1% 188
Pennsylvania 43% 18% 13% 26% < 1% 139
Texas 45% 16% 13% 24% 2% 220

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

% of adults who say science 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 = 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.
California 23% 75% < 1% 2% 429
Florida 18% 80% 1% 1% 178
Illinois 15% 83% < 1% 2% 131
Massachusetts 20% 75% 4% 1% 107
New York 20% 77% 1% 1% 188
Pennsylvania 23% 73% 2% 1% 139
Texas 22% 76% < 1% 2% 220

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

% of adults who say science 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 = 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.
California 10% 8% 10% 72% 1% 429
Florida 18% 12% 2% 67% < 1% 178
Illinois 17% 10% 10% 61% 2% 131
Massachusetts 4% < 1% 14% 81% < 1% 107
New York 11% 3% 9% 77% < 1% 188
Pennsylvania 14% 5% 7% 75% < 1% 139
Texas 18% 9% 8% 64% 2% 220

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

% of adults who say science 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 = 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.
California 18% 12% 1% 63% 6% 429
Florida 14% 18% < 1% 60% 8% 178
Illinois 19% 21% < 1% 57% 3% 131
Massachusetts 3% 12% 2% 73% 10% 107
New York 16% 14% < 1% 64% 6% 188
Pennsylvania 15% 11% < 1% 66% 9% 139
Texas 21% 22% 1% 51% 5% 220

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

% of adults who say science 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 = 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.
California 46% 48% 6% 429
Florida 47% 47% 6% 178
Illinois 57% 34% 8% 131
Massachusetts 31% 58% 11% 107
New York 42% 55% 3% 188
Pennsylvania 45% 49% 6% 139
Texas 60% 35% 5% 220

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

% of adults who say science 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 = 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.
California 35% 57% 8% 429
Florida 36% 61% 3% 178
Illinois 43% 49% 8% 131
Massachusetts 18% 72% 10% 107
New York 31% 63% 6% 188
Pennsylvania 41% 56% 3% 139
Texas 46% 49% 5% 220

SocialandPoliticalViews

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

% of adults who say science 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
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California 21% 20% 59% 429
Florida 26% 12% 62% 178
Illinois 22% 22% 55% 131
Massachusetts 23% 17% 60% 107
New York 20% 17% 63% 188
Pennsylvania 24% 15% 61% 139
Texas 26% 27% 48% 220

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

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

State Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
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California 22% 32% 40% 6% 429
Florida 22% 34% 41% 4% 178
Illinois 19% 36% 42% 3% 131
Massachusetts 17% 33% 48% 3% 107
New York 22% 29% 44% 5% 188
Pennsylvania 25% 33% 38% 4% 139
Texas 23% 40% 33% 4% 220

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

% of adults who say science 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
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California 38% 56% 4% 2% 429
Florida 38% 59% < 1% 3% 178
Illinois 41% 47% 5% 7% 131
Massachusetts 32% 63% 2% 3% 107
New York 35% 62% 1% 2% 188
Pennsylvania 45% 52% < 1% 2% 139
Texas 39% 55% 3% 4% 220

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

% of adults who say science 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
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California 31% 65% 2% 2% 429
Florida 34% 62% 3% 1% 178
Illinois 32% 64% 2% 3% 131
Massachusetts 31% 66% 1% 2% 107
New York 31% 65% 2% 2% 188
Pennsylvania 38% 59% 3% 1% 139
Texas 43% 52% 4% 1% 220

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

% of adults who say science 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
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California 65% 31% 4% 429
Florida 73% 23% 3% 178
Illinois 73% 23% 4% 131
Massachusetts 90% 9% 1% 107
New York 69% 27% 4% 188
Pennsylvania 74% 24% 2% 139
Texas 65% 32% 3% 220

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

% of adults who say science 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
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California 83% 13% 1% 3% 429
Florida 81% 15% 2% 1% 178
Illinois 84% 15% < 1% 1% 131
Massachusetts 93% 4% 1% 2% 107
New York 78% 17% 3% 2% 188
Pennsylvania 83% 11% 3% 3% 139
Texas 77% 18% 2% 4% 220

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

% of adults who say science 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 = 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.
California 77% 18% 5% 429
Florida 71% 24% 5% 178
Illinois 78% 17% 4% 131
Massachusetts 86% 11% 4% 107
New York 73% 21% 6% 188
Pennsylvania 77% 15% 8% 139
Texas 66% 30% 4% 220

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

% of adults who say science 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
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California 25% 72% < 1% 3% 429
Florida 32% 66% 2% < 1% 178
Illinois 30% 65% 4% 1% 131
Massachusetts 23% 73% 2% 2% 107
New York 21% 72% 2% 4% 188
Pennsylvania 26% 73% < 1% < 1% 139
Texas 34% 65% < 1% 1% 220

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

% of adults who say science 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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California 63% 14% 5% 16% 2% 429
Florida 63% 15% 3% 17% 2% 178
Illinois 59% 18% 3% 19% 1% 131
Massachusetts 80% 8% 5% 5% 2% 107
New York 65% 15% 1% 17% 2% 188
Pennsylvania 66% 15% 1% 18% < 1% 139
Texas 50% 19% 3% 25% 2% 220