Sources of guidance on right and wrong among blacks by state (2014) Switch to: State among blacks by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of blacks who say they look to…most for guidance on right and wrong

StateReligionPhilosophy/reasonCommon senseScienceDon't knowSample size
Alabama45%5%44%6%< 1%105
District of Columbia35%6%48%7%4%119
Georgia51%9%35%5%< 1%251
Illinois33%6%56%6%< 1%156
Mississippi48%9%35%8%< 1%103
New York34%10%48%5%2%240
North Carolina46%6%44%4%< 1%183
Ohio40%12%41%6%< 1%102
South Carolina43%9%42%3%3%112
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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