Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults who believe in God with absolute certainty

% of adults who believe in God with absolute certainty 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 = 21,904. 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 40% 57% 2% 1% 21,904

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Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults who believe in God with absolute certainty by religious group

% of adults who believe in God with absolute certainty 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 33% 64% 1% 1% 4,775
Evangelical Protestant 53% 45% 2% 1% 7,594
Historically Black Protestant 30% 67% 1% 1% 1,694
Jehovah's Witness 58% 38% 2% 2% 221
Jewish 27% 69% 3% 1% 277
Mainline Protestant 36% 62% 1% 1% 3,989
Mormon 61% 37% 2% < 1% 576
Muslim 22% 75% 1% 3% 192
Orthodox Christian 37% 62% < 1% 1% 113
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 25% 71% 2% 2% 1,805

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults who believe in God with absolute certainty by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who believe in God with absolute certainty who are ages…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 9,143. 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% 34% 32% 21% 9,143
Right or wrong depends on the situation 21% 34% 27% 18% 11,732
Neither/both equally 16% 33% 29% 22% 331
Don't know 17% 23% 21% 39% 218

Generational cohort among adults who believe in God with absolute certainty by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who believe in God with absolute certainty who are…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 9,143. 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% 11% 29% 38% 14% 1% 9,143
Right or wrong depends on the situation 13% 14% 28% 32% 12% 1% 11,732
Neither/both equally 9% 13% 27% 35% 15% 1% 331
Don't know 13% 8% 19% 27% 27% 6% 218

Gender composition among adults who believe in God with absolute certainty by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who believe in God with absolute certainty who are…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 9,361. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
There are clear standards for what is right and wrong 48% 52% 9,361
Right or wrong depends on the situation 40% 60% 11,969
Neither/both equally 53% 47% 344
Don't know 40% 60% 230

Racial and ethnic composition among adults who believe in God with absolute certainty by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who believe in God with absolute certainty who identify as…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 9,195. 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 73% 11% 2% 10% 4% 9,195
Right or wrong depends on the situation 58% 18% 3% 16% 4% 11,820
Neither/both equally 65% 11% 1% 18% 5% 324
Don't know 58% 14% 1% 23% 3% 220

Immigrant status among adults who believe in God with absolute certainty by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who believe in God with absolute certainty who are…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 9,267. 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% 8% 83% 9,267
Right or wrong depends on the situation 15% 10% 75% 11,790
Neither/both equally 17% 5% 78% 333
Don't know 23% 10% 68% 224

Income distribution among adults who believe in God with absolute certainty by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who believe in God with absolute certainty 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 = 8,115. 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 30% 21% 30% 19% 8,115
Right or wrong depends on the situation 41% 21% 24% 14% 10,360
Neither/both equally 42% 16% 29% 13% 253
Don't know 49% 29% 13% 8% 142

Educational distribution among adults who believe in God with absolute certainty by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who believe in God with absolute certainty 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 = 9,307. 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% 35% 18% 10% 9,307
Right or wrong depends on the situation 46% 32% 14% 8% 11,900
Neither/both equally 40% 34% 14% 12% 339
Don't know 67% 21% 9% 3% 226

Marital status among adults who believe in God with absolute certainty by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who believe in God with absolute certainty who are…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 9,321. 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% 4% 12% 7% 16% 9,321
Right or wrong depends on the situation 45% 7% 15% 8% 25% 11,923
Neither/both equally 48% 5% 14% 8% 25% 337
Don't know 37% 4% 11% 22% 26% 223

Parent of children under 18 among adults who believe in God with absolute certainty by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who believe in God with absolute certainty who are…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 9,321. 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 31% 69% 9,321
Right or wrong depends on the situation 30% 70% 11,929
Neither/both equally 27% 73% 341
Don't know 22% 78% 228

BeliefsandPractices

Importance of religion in one's life among adults who believe in God with absolute certainty by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who believe in God with absolute certainty 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 = 9,361. 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 82% 14% 2% 1% 1% 9,361
Right or wrong depends on the situation 68% 24% 4% 3% 1% 11,969
Neither/both equally 79% 12% 4% 4% 1% 344
Don't know 80% 11% 3% 3% 3% 230

Attendance at religious services among adults who believe in God with absolute certainty by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who believe in God with absolute certainty 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 = 9,361. 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 60% 28% 12% < 1% 9,361
Right or wrong depends on the situation 42% 37% 21% 1% 11,969
Neither/both equally 52% 26% 19% 2% 344
Don't know 48% 25% 25% 3% 230

Frequency of prayer among adults who believe in God with absolute certainty by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who believe in God with absolute certainty who pray…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 9,361. 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 81% 12% 3% 4% 1% 9,361
Right or wrong depends on the situation 70% 18% 4% 7% 1% 11,969
Neither/both equally 80% 11% 3% 3% 2% 344
Don't know 75% 11% 2% 7% 5% 230

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among adults who believe in God with absolute certainty by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who believe in God with absolute certainty 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 = 9,361. 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% 12% 10% 35% 1% 9,361
Right or wrong depends on the situation 29% 11% 10% 50% 1% 11,969
Neither/both equally 35% 9% 8% 45% 3% 344
Don't know 37% 9% 6% 44% 4% 230

Frequency of meditation among adults who believe in God with absolute certainty by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who believe in God with absolute certainty 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 = 9,361. 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% 7% 3% 37% 2% 9,361
Right or wrong depends on the situation 46% 8% 4% 40% 2% 11,969
Neither/both equally 56% 4% 3% 33% 4% 344
Don't know 63% 6% 3% 22% 6% 230

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among adults who believe in God with absolute certainty by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who believe in God with absolute certainty 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 = 9,361. 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 77% 11% 6% 5% 1% 9,361
Right or wrong depends on the situation 67% 15% 8% 9% 1% 11,969
Neither/both equally 76% 9% 3% 8% 3% 344
Don't know 65% 12% 8% 7% 7% 230

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among adults who believe in God with absolute certainty by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who believe in God with absolute certainty 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 = 9,361. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
There are clear standards for what is right and wrong 49% 16% 11% 23% 2% 9,361
Right or wrong depends on the situation 45% 15% 12% 27% 1% 11,969
Neither/both equally 57% 14% 9% 16% 4% 344
Don't know 47% 16% 9% 19% 9% 230

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults who believe in God with absolute certainty by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who believe in God with absolute certainty 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 = 9,361. 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% 5% 28% 3% 2% 9,361
Right or wrong depends on the situation 37% 9% 46% 6% 3% 11,969
Neither/both equally 46% 8% 31% 4% 12% 344
Don't know 41% 8% 29% 8% 14% 230

Frequency of reading scripture among adults who believe in God with absolute certainty by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who believe in God with absolute certainty 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 = 9,361. 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% 11% 7% 21% 1% 9,361
Right or wrong depends on the situation 42% 13% 10% 34% 1% 11,969
Neither/both equally 58% 8% 5% 27% 2% 344
Don't know 51% 10% 5% 30% 3% 230

Interpreting scripture among adults who believe in God with absolute certainty by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who believe in God with absolute certainty 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 = 9,361. 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% 32% 4% 9% 5% 9,361
Right or wrong depends on the situation 38% 33% 3% 19% 7% 11,969
Neither/both equally 34% 25% 12% 12% 18% 344
Don't know 53% 14% 8% 12% 13% 230

Belief in Heaven among adults who believe in God with absolute certainty by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who believe in God with absolute certainty who …in heaven

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 9,361. 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 87% 7% 6% 9,361
Right or wrong depends on the situation 87% 8% 5% 11,969
Neither/both equally 80% 8% 12% 344
Don't know 81% 10% 8% 230

Belief in Hell among adults who believe in God with absolute certainty by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who believe in God with absolute certainty who …in hell

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 9,361. 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% 15% 7% 9,361
Right or wrong depends on the situation 69% 23% 7% 11,969
Neither/both equally 68% 18% 14% 344
Don't know 58% 25% 17% 230

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults who believe in God with absolute certainty by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who believe in God with absolute certainty who identify as…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 9,361. 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% 16% 27% 9,361
Right or wrong depends on the situation 33% 19% 48% 11,969
Neither/both equally 41% 29% 30% 344
Don't know 31% 31% 38% 230

Political ideology among adults who believe in God with absolute certainty by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who believe in God with absolute certainty who are…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 9,361. 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% 25% 10% 6% 9,361
Right or wrong depends on the situation 35% 36% 22% 7% 11,969
Neither/both equally 46% 26% 11% 18% 344
Don't know 41% 16% 21% 22% 230

Views about size of government among adults who believe in God with absolute certainty by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who believe in God with absolute certainty 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 = 9,361. 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 68% 27% 2% 3% 9,361
Right or wrong depends on the situation 45% 48% 3% 4% 11,969
Neither/both equally 53% 25% 15% 7% 344
Don't know 46% 39% 5% 10% 230

Views about government aid to the poor among adults who believe in God with absolute certainty by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who believe in God with absolute certainty 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 = 9,361. 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 60% 34% 4% 2% 9,361
Right or wrong depends on the situation 40% 53% 4% 2% 11,969
Neither/both equally 42% 39% 15% 3% 344
Don't know 41% 37% 6% 17% 230

Views about abortion among adults who believe in God with absolute certainty by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who believe in God with absolute certainty 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 = 9,361. 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 31% 65% 4% 9,361
Right or wrong depends on the situation 50% 45% 5% 11,969
Neither/both equally 32% 57% 11% 344
Don't know 27% 47% 26% 230

Views about homosexuality among adults who believe in God with absolute certainty by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who believe in God with absolute certainty 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 = 9,361. 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 37% 55% 4% 4% 9,361
Right or wrong depends on the situation 60% 32% 4% 4% 11,969
Neither/both equally 38% 40% 15% 8% 344
Don't know 36% 42% 7% 14% 230

Views about same-sex marriage among adults who believe in God with absolute certainty by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who believe in God with absolute certainty 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 = 9,361. 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% 65% 7% 9,361
Right or wrong depends on the situation 50% 42% 8% 11,969
Neither/both equally 33% 51% 16% 344
Don't know 28% 52% 20% 230

Views about environmental regulation among adults who believe in God with absolute certainty by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who believe in God with absolute certainty 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 = 9,361. 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% 44% 3% 3% 9,361
Right or wrong depends on the situation 37% 57% 2% 3% 11,969
Neither/both equally 35% 44% 13% 7% 344
Don't know 37% 29% 4% 29% 230

Views about human evolution among adults who believe in God with absolute certainty by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who believe in God with absolute certainty 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 = 9,361. 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% 27% 2% 57% 4% 9,361
Right or wrong depends on the situation 21% 32% 4% 38% 5% 11,969
Neither/both equally 10% 23% 7% 43% 17% 344
Don't know 13% 17% 7% 31% 32% 230