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

% of moderates who say…

StateThere are clear standards for what is right and wrongRight or wrong depends on the situationNeither/both equallyDon't knowSample size
Alabama33%66%1%< 1%144
Alaska23%76%2%< 1%100
Arkansas31%67%2%< 1%118
Connecticut26%73%1%< 1%139
Delaware24%75%1%< 1%116
District of Columbia33%65%1%1%112
Georgia28%71%1%< 1%308
Hawaii23%77%< 1%< 1%122
Idaho33%66%1%< 1%104
Indiana29%71%< 1%< 1%217
Iowa25%73%2%< 1%101
Kansas28%72%< 1%< 1%102
Kentucky26%71%3%< 1%130
Louisiana36%63%1%< 1%131
Massachusetts34%64%< 1%2%248
Michigan24%74%1%< 1%324
Minnesota32%68%1%< 1%191
Missouri29%70%1%< 1%206
Nevada23%75%2%< 1%108
New Hampshire28%68%3%< 1%105
New Jersey21%77%2%1%329
New Mexico28%70%2%< 1%106
New York21%77%2%< 1%641
North Carolina33%65%1%1%331
Ohio27%73%< 1%< 1%395
Oklahoma25%74%1%< 1%138
Oregon28%72%1%< 1%137
Pennsylvania28%71%< 1%< 1%462
Rhode Island27%70%3%< 1%112
South Carolina26%72%2%< 1%170
South Dakota30%67%3%< 1%103
Tennessee32%68%< 1%< 1%179
Texas28%71%1%< 1%815
Virginia28%71%1%< 1%323
Wisconsin23%73%3%< 1%211
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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