Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among 50-64 year olds by state (2014) Switch to: State among 50-64 year olds by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of 50-64 year olds who say…

StateThere are clear standards for what is right and wrongRight or wrong depends on the situationNeither/both equallyDon't knowSample size
California33%64%2%< 1%1,020
Colorado34%58%< 1%8%138
Connecticut42%57%1%< 1%106
Georgia43%55%1%< 1%274
Hawaii28%71%1%< 1%111
Idaho42%56%2%< 1%101
Illinois34%64%1%< 1%370
Indiana42%55%2%< 1%205
Iowa38%59%3%< 1%114
Louisiana38%60%< 1%2%130
Michigan41%56%2%< 1%310
Minnesota37%62%< 1%< 1%177
Missouri37%62%1%< 1%194
New Jersey30%68%1%1%255
New Mexico42%55%< 1%4%107
New York29%69%1%< 1%556
North Carolina40%58%2%< 1%320
Ohio38%60%< 1%2%361
Oregon46%53%1%< 1%125
South Carolina47%51%2%1%134
Tennessee42%55%4%< 1%211
Washington34%64%2%< 1%200
Wisconsin37%60%3%< 1%182
Wyoming52%48%1%< 1%106
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.

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