Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among 30-49 year olds

% of 30-49 year olds who say…

Survey year 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 = 9,178. 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 34% 64% 1% 1% 9,178

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Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among 30-49 year olds by religious group

% of 30-49 year olds who say…

Religious tradition 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.
Catholic 30% 67% 1% 1% 1,763
Evangelical Protestant 50% 47% 1% 1% 2,168
Hindu 13% 84% 1% 2% 109
Historically Black Protestant 33% 66% 1% < 1% 552
Jewish 24% 74% 1% 1% 165
Mainline Protestant 32% 66% 1% 1% 1,269
Mormon 55% 43% 2% < 1% 223
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 23% 75% 1% 1% 2,371

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DemographicInformation

Generational cohort among 30-49 year olds by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of 30-49 year olds who are…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 3,144. 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.
There are clear standards for what is right and wrong < 1% 17% 83% < 1% < 1% < 1% 3,144
Right or wrong depends on the situation < 1% 20% 80% < 1% < 1% < 1% 5,844
Neither/both equally < 1% 24% 76% < 1% < 1% < 1% 118

Gender composition among 30-49 year olds by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of 30-49 year olds who are…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 3,144. 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.
There are clear standards for what is right and wrong 53% 47% 3,144
Right or wrong depends on the situation 48% 52% 5,844
Neither/both equally 63% 37% 118

Racial and ethnic composition among 30-49 year olds by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of 30-49 year olds who identify as…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 3,102. 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.
There are clear standards for what is right and wrong 66% 11% 3% 17% 4% 3,102
Right or wrong depends on the situation 59% 13% 5% 19% 4% 5,785
Neither/both equally 60% 8% 4% 24% 4% 111

Immigrant status among 30-49 year olds by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of 30-49 year olds who are…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 3,114. 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.
There are clear standards for what is right and wrong 16% 7% 76% 3,114
Right or wrong depends on the situation 21% 8% 70% 5,768
Neither/both equally 24% 6% 70% 116

Income distribution among 30-49 year olds by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of 30-49 year olds who have a household income of…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Less than $30,000 $30,000-$49,999 $50,000-$99,999 $100,000 or more Sample Size
Sample size = 2,901. 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.
There are clear standards for what is right and wrong 25% 20% 31% 23% 2,901
Right or wrong depends on the situation 31% 20% 27% 22% 5,438

Educational distribution among 30-49 year olds by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of 30-49 year olds who have completed…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 3,140. 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.
There are clear standards for what is right and wrong 34% 34% 20% 12% 3,140
Right or wrong depends on the situation 36% 29% 20% 15% 5,827
Neither/both equally 29% 38% 17% 16% 117

Marital status among 30-49 year olds by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of 30-49 year olds who are…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 3,138. 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.
There are clear standards for what is right and wrong 63% 7% 12% 1% 17% 3,138
Right or wrong depends on the situation 53% 11% 15% 1% 20% 5,833
Neither/both equally 47% 8% 7% < 1% 38% 117

Parent of children under 18 among 30-49 year olds by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of 30-49 year olds who are…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 3,130. 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.
There are clear standards for what is right and wrong 62% 38% 3,130
Right or wrong depends on the situation 56% 44% 5,829
Neither/both equally 50% 50% 116

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among 30-49 year olds by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of 30-49 year olds who say they…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong 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 = 3,144. 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.
There are clear standards for what is right and wrong 74% 15% 3% < 1% 5% 1% 3,144
Right or wrong depends on the situation 56% 23% 6% < 1% 12% 2% 5,844
Neither/both equally 67% 14% 5% 1% 6% 7% 118

Importance of religion in one's life among 30-49 year olds by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of 30-49 year olds who say religion is…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,144. 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.
There are clear standards for what is right and wrong 65% 21% 7% 7% 1% 3,144
Right or wrong depends on the situation 44% 28% 13% 14% 1% 5,844
Neither/both equally 57% 18% 12% 13% 1% 118

Attendance at religious services among 30-49 year olds by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of 30-49 year olds who attend religious services…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong At least once a week Once or twice a month/a few times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,144. 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.
There are clear standards for what is right and wrong 46% 31% 23% < 1% 3,144
Right or wrong depends on the situation 26% 37% 37% < 1% 5,844
Neither/both equally 36% 26% 37% 1% 118

Frequency of prayer among 30-49 year olds by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of 30-49 year olds who pray…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,144. 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.
There are clear standards for what is right and wrong 67% 14% 5% 14% 1% 3,144
Right or wrong depends on the situation 48% 17% 7% 28% < 1% 5,844
Neither/both equally 57% 14% 6% 21% 3% 118

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among 30-49 year olds by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of 30-49 year olds who attend prayer group…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,144. 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.
There are clear standards for what is right and wrong 34% 11% 9% 46% < 1% 3,144
Right or wrong depends on the situation 18% 9% 8% 64% < 1% 5,844
Neither/both equally 24% 9% 7% 57% 3% 118

Frequency of meditation among 30-49 year olds by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of 30-49 year olds who meditate…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,144. 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.
There are clear standards for what is right and wrong 41% 8% 3% 46% 2% 3,144
Right or wrong depends on the situation 36% 9% 5% 49% 1% 5,844
Neither/both equally 43% 7% 4% 43% 2% 118

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among 30-49 year olds by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of 30-49 year olds who feel a sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,144. 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.
There are clear standards for what is right and wrong 65% 14% 9% 11% 1% 3,144
Right or wrong depends on the situation 53% 17% 12% 18% 1% 5,844
Neither/both equally 61% 14% 6% 15% 4% 118

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among 30-49 year olds by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of 30-49 year olds who feel a sense of wonder about the universe…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,144. 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.
There are clear standards for what is right and wrong 44% 17% 13% 25% 1% 3,144
Right or wrong depends on the situation 42% 16% 15% 26% 1% 5,844
Neither/both equally 56% 15% 13% 13% 3% 118

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among 30-49 year olds by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of 30-49 year olds who say they look to…most for guidance on right and wrong

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Religion Philosophy/reason Common sense Science Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,144. 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.
There are clear standards for what is right and wrong 48% 8% 35% 7% 2% 3,144
Right or wrong depends on the situation 24% 12% 51% 12% 2% 5,844
Neither/both equally 34% 15% 35% 6% 10% 118

Frequency of reading scripture among 30-49 year olds by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of 30-49 year olds who read scripture…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,144. 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.
There are clear standards for what is right and wrong 49% 11% 8% 32% < 1% 3,144
Right or wrong depends on the situation 27% 10% 9% 53% 1% 5,844
Neither/both equally 44% 10% 4% 42% < 1% 118

Interpreting scripture among 30-49 year olds by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of 30-49 year olds who say the holy scripture is…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong 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 = 3,144. 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.
There are clear standards for what is right and wrong 40% 30% 3% 21% 6% 3,144
Right or wrong depends on the situation 26% 25% 1% 41% 7% 5,844
Neither/both equally 17% 22% 10% 34% 18% 118

Belief in Heaven among 30-49 year olds by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of 30-49 year olds who …in heaven

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,144. 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.
There are clear standards for what is right and wrong 78% 14% 8% 3,144
Right or wrong depends on the situation 68% 25% 6% 5,844
Neither/both equally 66% 16% 19% 118

Belief in Hell among 30-49 year olds by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of 30-49 year olds who …in hell

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,144. 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.
There are clear standards for what is right and wrong 69% 24% 7% 3,144
Right or wrong depends on the situation 53% 39% 7% 5,844
Neither/both equally 56% 26% 18% 118

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among 30-49 year olds by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of 30-49 year olds who identify as…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 3,144. 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.
There are clear standards for what is right and wrong 50% 19% 31% 3,144
Right or wrong depends on the situation 29% 21% 50% 5,844
Neither/both equally 32% 35% 33% 118

Political ideology among 30-49 year olds by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of 30-49 year olds who are…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,144. 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.
There are clear standards for what is right and wrong 49% 29% 15% 7% 3,144
Right or wrong depends on the situation 26% 37% 31% 6% 5,844
Neither/both equally 39% 29% 19% 14% 118

Views about size of government among 30-49 year olds by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of 30-49 year olds who would rather have…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,144. 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.
There are clear standards for what is right and wrong 63% 31% 3% 3% 3,144
Right or wrong depends on the situation 45% 49% 3% 3% 5,844
Neither/both equally 53% 25% 16% 6% 118

Views about government aid to the poor among 30-49 year olds by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of 30-49 year olds who say government aid to the poor…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Does more harm than good Does more good than harm Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,144. 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.
There are clear standards for what is right and wrong 57% 37% 4% 1% 3,144
Right or wrong depends on the situation 39% 56% 4% 2% 5,844
Neither/both equally 41% 38% 19% 2% 118

Views about abortion among 30-49 year olds by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of 30-49 year olds who say abortion should be…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Legal in all/most cases Illegal in all/most cases Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,144. 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.
There are clear standards for what is right and wrong 40% 56% 4% 3,144
Right or wrong depends on the situation 62% 35% 4% 5,844
Neither/both equally 51% 37% 12% 118

Views about homosexuality among 30-49 year olds by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of 30-49 year olds who say homosexuality…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,144. 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.
There are clear standards for what is right and wrong 49% 42% 5% 4% 3,144
Right or wrong depends on the situation 71% 22% 4% 3% 5,844
Neither/both equally 50% 28% 14% 8% 118

Views about same-sex marriage among 30-49 year olds by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of 30-49 year olds who …same-sex marriage

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,144. 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.
There are clear standards for what is right and wrong 41% 51% 8% 3,144
Right or wrong depends on the situation 64% 29% 7% 5,844
Neither/both equally 45% 41% 14% 118

Views about environmental regulation among 30-49 year olds by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of 30-49 year olds who say…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong 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
Sample size = 3,144. 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.
There are clear standards for what is right and wrong 45% 50% 3% 2% 3,144
Right or wrong depends on the situation 31% 65% 2% 2% 5,844
Neither/both equally 34% 49% 12% 5% 118

Views about human evolution among 30-49 year olds by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of 30-49 year olds who say humans…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong 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
Sample size = 3,144. 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.
There are clear standards for what is right and wrong 23% 24% 3% 47% 3% 3,144
Right or wrong depends on the situation 41% 25% 4% 27% 3% 5,844
Neither/both equally 25% 22% 9% 26% 18% 118