Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults who attend services weekly or more

% of adults who attend services weekly or more 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 = 13,155. 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 46% 52% 2% 1% 13,155

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Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults who attend services weekly or more by religious group

% of adults who attend services weekly or more 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 35% 61% 1% 2% 3,092
Evangelical Protestant 58% 39% 2% 1% 5,177
Historically Black Protestant 33% 65% 1% 1% 1,070
Jehovah's Witness 62% 33% 2% 2% 207
Jewish 27% 68% 4% 1% 148
Mainline Protestant 37% 61% 2% 1% 2,192
Mormon 64% 33% 2% < 1% 514
Muslim 17% 82% 1% < 1% 105
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 33% 62% 1% 4% 284

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults who attend services weekly or more by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who attend services weekly or more who are ages…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 6,170. 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 13% 33% 31% 24% 6,170
Right or wrong depends on the situation 20% 31% 26% 23% 6,314
Neither/both equally 15% 30% 29% 26% 221
Don't know 9% 27% 17% 47% 138

Generational cohort among adults who attend services weekly or more by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who attend services weekly or more who are…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 6,170. 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% 10% 28% 37% 16% 1% 6,170
Right or wrong depends on the situation 14% 11% 26% 31% 17% 2% 6,314
Neither/both equally 8% 12% 25% 34% 19% 2% 221
Don't know 7% 4% 25% 25% 31% 8% 138

Gender composition among adults who attend services weekly or more by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who attend services weekly or more who are…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 6,335. 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% 53% 6,335
Right or wrong depends on the situation 39% 61% 6,450
Neither/both equally 50% 50% 229
Don't know 39% 61% 141

Racial and ethnic composition among adults who attend services weekly or more by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who attend services weekly or more who identify as…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 6,225. 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 72% 11% 2% 11% 3% 6,225
Right or wrong depends on the situation 54% 19% 3% 20% 4% 6,373
Neither/both equally 64% 12% < 1% 19% 5% 223
Don't know 46% 8% 1% 42% 3% 137

Immigrant status among adults who attend services weekly or more by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who attend services weekly or more who are…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 6,275. 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 12% 7% 81% 6,275
Right or wrong depends on the situation 20% 10% 70% 6,355
Neither/both equally 18% 5% 77% 220
Don't know 34% 14% 52% 138

Income distribution among adults who attend services weekly or more by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who attend services weekly or more 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 = 5,404. 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 28% 21% 32% 19% 5,404
Right or wrong depends on the situation 41% 21% 25% 14% 5,482
Neither/both equally 36% 14% 38% 12% 170

Educational distribution among adults who attend services weekly or more by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who attend services weekly or more 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 = 6,292. 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% 33% 20% 12% 6,292
Right or wrong depends on the situation 47% 29% 15% 10% 6,416
Neither/both equally 35% 32% 17% 16% 227
Don't know 78% 15% 5% 2% 139

Marital status among adults who attend services weekly or more by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who attend services weekly or more who are…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 6,312. 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% 2% 10% 7% 15% 6,312
Right or wrong depends on the situation 50% 5% 13% 10% 23% 6,418
Neither/both equally 56% 5% 12% 9% 18% 226
Don't know 50% 3% 15% 18% 13% 138

Parent of children under 18 among adults who attend services weekly or more by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who attend services weekly or more who are…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 6,305. 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% 68% 6,305
Right or wrong depends on the situation 30% 70% 6,425
Neither/both equally 29% 71% 228
Don't know 30% 70% 139

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among adults who attend services weekly or more by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who attend services weekly or more 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 = 6,335. 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 92% 6% 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 6,335
Right or wrong depends on the situation 82% 15% 1% 1% 1% < 1% 6,450
Neither/both equally 89% 6% 1% 2% < 1% 2% 229
Don't know 74% 15% 2% 5% 2% 2% 141

Importance of religion in one's life among adults who attend services weekly or more by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who attend services weekly or more 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 = 6,335. 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 94% 5% < 1% 1% 1% 6,335
Right or wrong depends on the situation 85% 13% 1% 1% < 1% 6,450
Neither/both equally 91% 7% < 1% 2% 1% 229
Don't know 90% 7% < 1% < 1% 4% 141

Frequency of prayer among adults who attend services weekly or more by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who attend services weekly or more who pray…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,335. 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 89% 8% 1% 1% 1% 6,335
Right or wrong depends on the situation 79% 15% 2% 4% 1% 6,450
Neither/both equally 85% 12% < 1% 2% 1% 229
Don't know 88% 8% < 1% 1% 3% 141

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among adults who attend services weekly or more by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who attend services weekly or more 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 = 6,335. 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 64% 12% 8% 16% 1% 6,335
Right or wrong depends on the situation 53% 14% 9% 24% 1% 6,450
Neither/both equally 61% 11% 5% 22% 2% 229
Don't know 51% 14% 5% 27% 3% 141

Frequency of meditation among adults who attend services weekly or more by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who attend services weekly or more 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 = 6,335. 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 59% 7% 2% 29% 3% 6,335
Right or wrong depends on the situation 56% 8% 3% 31% 2% 6,450
Neither/both equally 67% 5% 2% 23% 4% 229
Don't know 72% 3% 5% 12% 8% 141

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among adults who attend services weekly or more by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who attend services weekly or more 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 = 6,335. 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 84% 8% 3% 3% 1% 6,335
Right or wrong depends on the situation 76% 12% 5% 6% 1% 6,450
Neither/both equally 84% 7% 2% 4% 3% 229
Don't know 72% 11% 10% 2% 5% 141

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among adults who attend services weekly or more by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who attend services weekly or more 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 = 6,335. 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% 16% 9% 20% 2% 6,335
Right or wrong depends on the situation 48% 16% 11% 23% 2% 6,450
Neither/both equally 57% 17% 4% 16% 6% 229
Don't know 50% 10% 13% 16% 11% 141

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults who attend services weekly or more by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who attend services weekly or more 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 = 6,335. 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% 3% 18% 2% 2% 6,335
Right or wrong depends on the situation 50% 7% 35% 5% 3% 6,450
Neither/both equally 55% 5% 24% 4% 12% 229
Don't know 54% 3% 27% 5% 11% 141

Frequency of reading scripture among adults who attend services weekly or more by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who attend services weekly or more 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 = 6,335. 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% 8% 4% 9% 1% 6,335
Right or wrong depends on the situation 62% 12% 6% 19% 1% 6,450
Neither/both equally 79% 3% 4% 14% < 1% 229
Don't know 71% 7% 2% 18% 2% 141

Interpreting scripture among adults who attend services weekly or more by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who attend services weekly or more 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 = 6,335. 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% 30% 5% 4% 4% 6,335
Right or wrong depends on the situation 46% 33% 3% 12% 6% 6,450
Neither/both equally 39% 31% 13% 8% 9% 229
Don't know 62% 15% 10% 8% 5% 141

Belief in Heaven among adults who attend services weekly or more by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who attend services weekly or more who …in heaven

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,335. 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 86% 6% 7% 6,335
Right or wrong depends on the situation 88% 7% 5% 6,450
Neither/both equally 84% 8% 8% 229
Don't know 82% 10% 8% 141

Belief in Hell among adults who attend services weekly or more by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who attend services weekly or more who …in hell

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,335. 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% 6,335
Right or wrong depends on the situation 72% 21% 8% 6,450
Neither/both equally 72% 17% 11% 229
Don't know 62% 25% 13% 141

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults who attend services weekly or more by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who attend services weekly or more who identify as…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 6,335. 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% 14% 24% 6,335
Right or wrong depends on the situation 33% 19% 48% 6,450
Neither/both equally 43% 25% 32% 229
Don't know 30% 36% 34% 141

Political ideology among adults who attend services weekly or more by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who attend services weekly or more who are…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,335. 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 64% 22% 8% 6% 6,335
Right or wrong depends on the situation 38% 35% 21% 6% 6,450
Neither/both equally 48% 22% 14% 16% 229
Don't know 46% 16% 23% 16% 141

Views about size of government among adults who attend services weekly or more by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who attend services weekly or more 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 = 6,335. 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% 26% 2% 3% 6,335
Right or wrong depends on the situation 43% 50% 3% 4% 6,450
Neither/both equally 49% 30% 14% 7% 229
Don't know 45% 40% 3% 11% 141

Views about government aid to the poor among adults who attend services weekly or more by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who attend services weekly or more 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 = 6,335. 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% 34% 4% 2% 6,335
Right or wrong depends on the situation 39% 54% 4% 2% 6,450
Neither/both equally 36% 45% 15% 4% 229
Don't know 41% 45% 2% 13% 141

Views about abortion among adults who attend services weekly or more by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who attend services weekly or more 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 = 6,335. 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 22% 74% 3% 6,335
Right or wrong depends on the situation 42% 53% 5% 6,450
Neither/both equally 23% 64% 13% 229
Don't know 18% 63% 19% 141

Views about homosexuality among adults who attend services weekly or more by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who attend services weekly or more 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 = 6,335. 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 27% 65% 5% 4% 6,335
Right or wrong depends on the situation 53% 39% 5% 4% 6,450
Neither/both equally 32% 47% 15% 6% 229
Don't know 31% 53% 4% 12% 141

Views about same-sex marriage among adults who attend services weekly or more by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who attend services weekly or more 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 = 6,335. 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 19% 75% 6% 6,335
Right or wrong depends on the situation 42% 50% 8% 6,450
Neither/both equally 27% 58% 15% 229
Don't know 21% 61% 19% 141

Views about environmental regulation among adults who attend services weekly or more by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who attend services weekly or more 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 = 6,335. 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% 41% 3% 3% 6,335
Right or wrong depends on the situation 36% 58% 2% 4% 6,450
Neither/both equally 33% 44% 18% 5% 229
Don't know 31% 33% 3% 33% 141

Views about human evolution among adults who attend services weekly or more by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who attend services weekly or more 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 = 6,335. 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 7% 22% 2% 64% 4% 6,335
Right or wrong depends on the situation 18% 30% 4% 43% 5% 6,450
Neither/both equally 8% 23% 4% 48% 17% 229
Don't know 16% 12% 10% 33% 29% 141