Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among parents by state (2014) Switch to: State among parents by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of parents who say…

StateThere are clear standards for what is right and wrongRight or wrong depends on the situationNeither/both equallyDon't knowSample size
Alabama43%56%1%< 1%125
Florida36%63%1%< 1%434
Georgia39%60%1%< 1%248
Illinois29%70%1%< 1%300
Indiana33%67%< 1%< 1%152
Kentucky52%44%4%< 1%106
Michigan35%63%1%< 1%221
Minnesota30%69%1%< 1%140
Missouri40%58%2%< 1%168
New Jersey27%72%< 1%1%222
New York27%71%1%< 1%402
North Carolina33%64%< 1%2%228
Ohio37%62%1%< 1%272
Pennsylvania35%65%< 1%1%291
South Carolina41%57%2%< 1%117
Tennessee42%56%2%< 1%156
Washington36%63%1%< 1%157
Wisconsin32%66%< 1%1%145
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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