Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among 50-64 year olds

% of 50-64 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 = 10,296. 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 38% 59% 2% 1% 10,296

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Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among 50-64 year olds by religious group

% of 50-64 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 34% 64% 2% 1% 2,277
Evangelical Protestant 55% 43% 2% 1% 2,758
Historically Black Protestant 28% 70% 1% < 1% 622
Jewish 24% 74% 2% < 1% 236
Mainline Protestant 36% 62% 2% 1% 1,819
Mormon 61% 37% 3% < 1% 168
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 24% 73% 1% 2% 1,838

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DemographicInformation

Generational cohort among 50-64 year olds by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of 50-64 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 = 4,058. 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% < 1% < 1% 100% < 1% < 1% 4,058
Right or wrong depends on the situation < 1% < 1% < 1% 100% < 1% < 1% 5,993
Neither/both equally < 1% < 1% < 1% 100% < 1% < 1% 167

Gender composition among 50-64 year olds by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of 50-64 year olds who are…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 4,058. 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 52% 48% 4,058
Right or wrong depends on the situation 46% 54% 5,993
Neither/both equally 52% 48% 167

Racial and ethnic composition among 50-64 year olds by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of 50-64 year olds who identify as…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 3,975. 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 79% 9% 1% 7% 3% 3,975
Right or wrong depends on the situation 68% 13% 3% 13% 4% 5,924
Neither/both equally 67% 8% 2% 18% 5% 162

Immigrant status among 50-64 year olds by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of 50-64 year olds who are…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 4,024. 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 8% 6% 86% 4,024
Right or wrong depends on the situation 14% 7% 79% 5,941
Neither/both equally 17% 6% 77% 161

Income distribution among 50-64 year olds by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of 50-64 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 = 3,621. 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% 18% 33% 24% 3,621
Right or wrong depends on the situation 35% 19% 25% 21% 5,387
Neither/both equally 36% 13% 30% 21% 127

Educational distribution among 50-64 year olds by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of 50-64 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 = 4,045. 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 38% 33% 18% 11% 4,045
Right or wrong depends on the situation 44% 28% 16% 12% 5,971
Neither/both equally 41% 31% 13% 16% 167

Marital status among 50-64 year olds by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of 50-64 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 = 4,040. 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% 4% 16% 4% 8% 4,040
Right or wrong depends on the situation 56% 5% 22% 6% 11% 5,972
Neither/both equally 53% 5% 24% 5% 12% 165

Parent of children under 18 among 50-64 year olds by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of 50-64 year olds who are…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 4,048. 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% 84% 4,048
Right or wrong depends on the situation 15% 85% 5,983
Neither/both equally 13% 87% 167

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among 50-64 year olds by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of 50-64 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 = 4,058. 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 80% 13% 3% < 1% 3% 1% 4,058
Right or wrong depends on the situation 63% 22% 5% 1% 8% 2% 5,993
Neither/both equally 62% 22% 5% 4% 4% 3% 167

Importance of religion in one's life among 50-64 year olds by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of 50-64 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 = 4,058. 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 70% 19% 6% 4% < 1% 4,058
Right or wrong depends on the situation 52% 27% 10% 10% 1% 5,993
Neither/both equally 59% 22% 13% 5% 1% 167

Attendance at religious services among 50-64 year olds by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of 50-64 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 = 4,058. 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% 31% 19% < 1% 4,058
Right or wrong depends on the situation 30% 36% 33% 1% 5,993
Neither/both equally 36% 31% 32% 1% 167

Frequency of prayer among 50-64 year olds by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of 50-64 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 = 4,058. 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 71% 14% 4% 11% < 1% 4,058
Right or wrong depends on the situation 55% 17% 6% 21% 1% 5,993
Neither/both equally 67% 14% 3% 16% 1% 167

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among 50-64 year olds by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of 50-64 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 = 4,058. 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 36% 9% 9% 45% < 1% 4,058
Right or wrong depends on the situation 22% 7% 7% 63% < 1% 5,993
Neither/both equally 24% 9% 6% 61% 1% 167

Frequency of meditation among 50-64 year olds by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of 50-64 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 = 4,058. 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 47% 7% 4% 41% 1% 4,058
Right or wrong depends on the situation 42% 8% 4% 44% 1% 5,993
Neither/both equally 50% 4% 3% 41% 1% 167

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among 50-64 year olds by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of 50-64 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 = 4,058. 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 70% 12% 7% 10% 1% 4,058
Right or wrong depends on the situation 58% 14% 10% 17% 1% 5,993
Neither/both equally 71% 10% 4% 11% 3% 167

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among 50-64 year olds by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of 50-64 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 = 4,058. 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% 15% 11% 22% 1% 4,058
Right or wrong depends on the situation 46% 15% 13% 25% 1% 5,993
Neither/both equally 53% 13% 8% 21% 5% 167

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among 50-64 year olds by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of 50-64 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 = 4,058. 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 54% 6% 33% 5% 2% 4,058
Right or wrong depends on the situation 28% 11% 51% 9% 2% 5,993
Neither/both equally 30% 14% 38% 6% 11% 167

Frequency of reading scripture among 50-64 year olds by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of 50-64 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 = 4,058. 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 51% 9% 7% 31% 1% 4,058
Right or wrong depends on the situation 30% 10% 9% 50% 1% 5,993
Neither/both equally 42% 6% 8% 41% 2% 167

Interpreting scripture among 50-64 year olds by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of 50-64 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 = 4,058. 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% 28% 3% 19% 5% 4,058
Right or wrong depends on the situation 29% 25% 2% 36% 8% 5,993
Neither/both equally 30% 15% 8% 26% 21% 167

Belief in Heaven among 50-64 year olds by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of 50-64 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 = 4,058. 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 80% 13% 7% 4,058
Right or wrong depends on the situation 71% 21% 7% 5,993
Neither/both equally 71% 19% 10% 167

Belief in Hell among 50-64 year olds by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of 50-64 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 = 4,058. 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 70% 22% 8% 4,058
Right or wrong depends on the situation 53% 38% 9% 5,993
Neither/both equally 58% 25% 17% 167

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among 50-64 year olds by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of 50-64 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 = 4,058. 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% 14% 30% 4,058
Right or wrong depends on the situation 29% 17% 54% 5,993
Neither/both equally 35% 24% 40% 167

Political ideology among 50-64 year olds by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of 50-64 year olds who are…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,058. 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 58% 26% 12% 4% 4,058
Right or wrong depends on the situation 30% 36% 29% 5% 5,993
Neither/both equally 35% 28% 18% 19% 167

Views about size of government among 50-64 year olds by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of 50-64 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 = 4,058. 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 70% 24% 3% 3% 4,058
Right or wrong depends on the situation 45% 48% 4% 4% 5,993
Neither/both equally 45% 32% 16% 7% 167

Views about government aid to the poor among 50-64 year olds by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of 50-64 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 = 4,058. 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 61% 35% 3% 2% 4,058
Right or wrong depends on the situation 36% 58% 4% 2% 5,993
Neither/both equally 31% 47% 20% 1% 167

Views about abortion among 50-64 year olds by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of 50-64 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 = 4,058. 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% 57% 4% 4,058
Right or wrong depends on the situation 63% 33% 4% 5,993
Neither/both equally 44% 40% 16% 167

Views about homosexuality among 50-64 year olds by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of 50-64 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 = 4,058. 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 43% 50% 4% 3% 4,058
Right or wrong depends on the situation 67% 26% 4% 3% 5,993
Neither/both equally 53% 27% 15% 5% 167

Views about same-sex marriage among 50-64 year olds by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of 50-64 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 = 4,058. 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 32% 61% 7% 4,058
Right or wrong depends on the situation 57% 34% 8% 5,993
Neither/both equally 45% 34% 21% 167

Views about environmental regulation among 50-64 year olds by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of 50-64 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 = 4,058. 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% 43% 2% 2% 4,058
Right or wrong depends on the situation 35% 60% 2% 3% 5,993
Neither/both equally 34% 48% 9% 9% 167

Views about human evolution among 50-64 year olds by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of 50-64 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 = 4,058. 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 18% 27% 3% 50% 4% 4,058
Right or wrong depends on the situation 34% 27% 4% 31% 4% 5,993
Neither/both equally 16% 19% 15% 37% 13% 167