Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults who attend services seldom or never

% of adults who attend services seldom or never 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 = 10,485. 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 23% 75% 1% 1% 10,485

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Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults who attend services seldom or never by religious group

% of adults who attend services seldom or never 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 = 107. 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.
Buddhist 17% 83% 1% < 1% 107
Catholic 25% 73% 2% 1% 1,326
Evangelical Protestant 35% 62% 1% 1% 995
Historically Black Protestant 27% 72% 2% < 1% 181
Jewish 17% 80% 3% < 1% 270
Mainline Protestant 29% 68% 2% 1% 1,340
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 19% 78% 1% 1% 5,580

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults who attend services seldom or never by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who attend services seldom or never who are ages…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 2,379. 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% 38% 28% 17% 2,379
Right or wrong depends on the situation 28% 35% 23% 14% 7,689
Neither/both equally 10% 41% 34% 15% 145
Don't know 22% 20% 37% 21% 109

Generational cohort among adults who attend services seldom or never by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who attend services seldom or never who are…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 2,379. 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 10% 15% 31% 33% 10% 1% 2,379
Right or wrong depends on the situation 17% 18% 27% 27% 9% 1% 7,689
Neither/both equally 4% 18% 29% 40% 9% < 1% 145
Don't know 14% 16% 12% 39% 15% 3% 109

Gender composition among adults who attend services seldom or never by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who attend services seldom or never who are…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 2,423. 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% 41% 2,423
Right or wrong depends on the situation 54% 46% 7,796
Neither/both equally 67% 33% 152
Don't know 64% 36% 114

Racial and ethnic composition among adults who attend services seldom or never by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who attend services seldom or never who identify as…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 2,387. 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 75% 6% 2% 12% 4% 2,387
Right or wrong depends on the situation 72% 7% 4% 12% 4% 7,698
Neither/both equally 65% 5% 3% 22% 5% 142
Don't know 65% 7% 2% 23% 3% 108

Immigrant status among adults who attend services seldom or never by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who attend services seldom or never who are…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 2,397. 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 11% 10% 79% 2,397
Right or wrong depends on the situation 12% 12% 76% 7,685
Neither/both equally 19% 11% 71% 152
Don't know 32% 7% 61% 110

Income distribution among adults who attend services seldom or never by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who attend services seldom or never 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 = 2,158. 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 33% 19% 28% 19% 2,158
Right or wrong depends on the situation 35% 21% 25% 20% 6,924
Neither/both equally 50% 15% 23% 12% 114

Educational distribution among adults who attend services seldom or never by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who attend services seldom or never 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 = 2,412. 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% 34% 14% 8% 2,412
Right or wrong depends on the situation 40% 31% 18% 11% 7,759
Neither/both equally 40% 37% 11% 12% 149
Don't know 54% 25% 15% 6% 111

Marital status among adults who attend services seldom or never by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who attend services seldom or never who are…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 2,411. 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% 10% 13% 6% 24% 2,411
Right or wrong depends on the situation 39% 11% 14% 5% 31% 7,762
Neither/both equally 29% 11% 16% 8% 36% 150
Don't know 27% 10% 14% 16% 34% 111

Parent of children under 18 among adults who attend services seldom or never by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who attend services seldom or never who are…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 2,415. 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% 75% 2,415
Right or wrong depends on the situation 25% 75% 7,781
Neither/both equally 21% 79% 151
Don't know 8% 92% 113

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among adults who attend services seldom or never by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who attend services seldom or never 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 = 2,423. 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% 25% 9% 1% 18% 3% 2,423
Right or wrong depends on the situation 33% 24% 10% 1% 27% 5% 7,796
Neither/both equally 42% 25% 6% 3% 16% 8% 152
Don't know 55% 13% 8% 5% 13% 6% 114

Importance of religion in one's life among adults who attend services seldom or never by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who attend services seldom or never 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 = 2,423. 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 26% 29% 20% 24% 1% 2,423
Right or wrong depends on the situation 17% 25% 23% 34% 1% 7,796
Neither/both equally 37% 16% 27% 20% 1% 152
Don't know 33% 29% 8% 24% 6% 114

Frequency of prayer among adults who attend services seldom or never by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who attend services seldom or never who pray…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,423. 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 33% 15% 7% 43% 1% 2,423
Right or wrong depends on the situation 24% 12% 7% 56% 1% 7,796
Neither/both equally 35% 11% 7% 43% 4% 152
Don't know 39% 13% 4% 41% 3% 114

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among adults who attend services seldom or never by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who attend services seldom or never 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 = 2,423. 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 5% 2% 3% 90% < 1% 2,423
Right or wrong depends on the situation 3% 2% 2% 93% < 1% 7,796
Neither/both equally 2% < 1% 2% 95% 1% 152
Don't know 12% 2% 1% 84% 2% 114

Frequency of meditation among adults who attend services seldom or never by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who attend services seldom or never 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 = 2,423. 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% 7% 4% 60% 1% 2,423
Right or wrong depends on the situation 27% 8% 5% 59% 1% 7,796
Neither/both equally 33% 7% 2% 55% 2% 152
Don't know 39% 8% 4% 42% 7% 114

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among adults who attend services seldom or never by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who attend services seldom or never 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 = 2,423. 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% 14% 11% 29% 2% 2,423
Right or wrong depends on the situation 40% 16% 11% 32% 1% 7,796
Neither/both equally 47% 12% 6% 27% 7% 152
Don't know 51% 6% 6% 29% 9% 114

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among adults who attend services seldom or never by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who attend services seldom or never 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 = 2,423. 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% 15% 13% 29% 1% 2,423
Right or wrong depends on the situation 45% 15% 13% 26% 1% 7,796
Neither/both equally 58% 6% 12% 22% 2% 152
Don't know 49% 11% 6% 21% 13% 114

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults who attend services seldom or never by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who attend services seldom or never 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 = 2,423. 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 17% 14% 56% 12% 2% 2,423
Right or wrong depends on the situation 8% 15% 59% 15% 2% 7,796
Neither/both equally 10% 18% 54% 7% 11% 152
Don't know 15% 16% 39% 13% 18% 114

Frequency of reading scripture among adults who attend services seldom or never by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who attend services seldom or never 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 = 2,423. 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% 6% 74% 1% 2,423
Right or wrong depends on the situation 8% 5% 6% 81% < 1% 7,796
Neither/both equally 17% 6% 5% 70% 2% 152
Don't know 18% 8% 3% 67% 3% 114

Interpreting scripture among adults who attend services seldom or never by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who attend services seldom or never 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 = 2,423. 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% 21% 2% 52% 8% 2,423
Right or wrong depends on the situation 11% 15% 1% 67% 7% 7,796
Neither/both equally 10% 11% 6% 52% 21% 152
Don't know 30% 4% 9% 38% 18% 114

Belief in Heaven among adults who attend services seldom or never by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who attend services seldom or never who …in heaven

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,423. 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% 34% 9% 2,423
Right or wrong depends on the situation 45% 46% 9% 7,796
Neither/both equally 46% 34% 20% 152
Don't know 49% 31% 20% 114

Belief in Hell among adults who attend services seldom or never by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who attend services seldom or never who …in hell

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,423. 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% 47% 8% 2,423
Right or wrong depends on the situation 33% 58% 8% 7,796
Neither/both equally 38% 42% 20% 152
Don't know 36% 42% 22% 114

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults who attend services seldom or never by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who attend services seldom or never who identify as…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 2,423. 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 42% 20% 38% 2,423
Right or wrong depends on the situation 25% 21% 55% 7,796
Neither/both equally 21% 36% 43% 152
Don't know 22% 42% 36% 114

Political ideology among adults who attend services seldom or never by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who attend services seldom or never who are…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,423. 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% 24% 8% 2,423
Right or wrong depends on the situation 19% 34% 39% 7% 7,796
Neither/both equally 25% 28% 17% 29% 152
Don't know 24% 21% 32% 23% 114

Views about size of government among adults who attend services seldom or never by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who attend services seldom or never 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 = 2,423. 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% 33% 2% 3% 2,423
Right or wrong depends on the situation 46% 46% 3% 5% 7,796
Neither/both equally 47% 22% 16% 15% 152
Don't know 37% 39% 8% 16% 114

Views about government aid to the poor among adults who attend services seldom or never by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who attend services seldom or never 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 = 2,423. 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% 43% 3% 2% 2,423
Right or wrong depends on the situation 35% 59% 4% 2% 7,796
Neither/both equally 31% 44% 22% 3% 152
Don't know 32% 39% 11% 19% 114

Views about abortion among adults who attend services seldom or never by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who attend services seldom or never 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 = 2,423. 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% 33% 5% 2,423
Right or wrong depends on the situation 74% 22% 4% 7,796
Neither/both equally 58% 24% 18% 152
Don't know 41% 27% 32% 114

Views about homosexuality among adults who attend services seldom or never by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who attend services seldom or never 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 = 2,423. 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% 23% 3% 3% 2,423
Right or wrong depends on the situation 81% 13% 3% 3% 7,796
Neither/both equally 65% 16% 12% 7% 152
Don't know 51% 24% 6% 19% 114

Views about same-sex marriage among adults who attend services seldom or never by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who attend services seldom or never 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 = 2,423. 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% 30% 8% 2,423
Right or wrong depends on the situation 76% 18% 6% 7,796
Neither/both equally 58% 19% 23% 152
Don't know 47% 32% 21% 114

Views about environmental regulation among adults who attend services seldom or never by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who attend services seldom or never 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 = 2,423. 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% 54% 3% 3% 2,423
Right or wrong depends on the situation 28% 67% 2% 3% 7,796
Neither/both equally 33% 50% 5% 12% 152
Don't know 26% 38% 7% 29% 114

Views about human evolution among adults who attend services seldom or never by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who attend services seldom or never 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 = 2,423. 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% 22% 4% 24% 3% 2,423
Right or wrong depends on the situation 59% 17% 5% 16% 3% 7,796
Neither/both equally 37% 18% 16% 20% 10% 152
Don't know 28% 19% 9% 11% 33% 114