Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults who do not believe in Hell

% of adults who do not believe in Hell 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 = 12,839. 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% 12,839

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Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults who do not believe in Hell by religious group

% of adults who do not believe in Hell 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 = 192. 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 21% 76% 3% < 1% 192
Catholic 23% 74% 1% 2% 2,080
Evangelical Protestant 36% 62% 1% 1% 957
Hindu 24% 73% 1% 2% 118
Historically Black Protestant 20% 78% < 1% 2% 225
Jehovah's Witness 59% 37% 2% 2% 215
Jewish 18% 80% 2% 1% 637
Mainline Protestant 24% 73% 2% 1% 2,056
Mormon 54% 45% 1% < 1% 227
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 18% 80% 1% 1% 5,272

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults who do not believe in Hell by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who do not believe in Hell who are ages…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 2,920. 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% 35% 28% 19% 2,920
Right or wrong depends on the situation 27% 33% 23% 16% 9,399
Neither/both equally 16% 32% 29% 24% 174
Don't know 15% 25% 26% 35% 108

Generational cohort among adults who do not believe in Hell by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who do not believe in Hell who are…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 2,920. 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% 14% 28% 34% 12% 1% 2,920
Right or wrong depends on the situation 18% 17% 26% 28% 10% 1% 9,399
Neither/both equally 10% 14% 24% 37% 15% 1% 174
Don't know 10% 10% 19% 33% 18% 10% 108

Gender composition among adults who do not believe in Hell by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who do not believe in Hell who are…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 2,978. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
There are clear standards for what is right and wrong 54% 46% 2,978
Right or wrong depends on the situation 50% 50% 9,569
Neither/both equally 55% 45% 178
Don't know 57% 43% 114

Racial and ethnic composition among adults who do not believe in Hell by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who do not believe in Hell who identify as…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 2,926. 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% 7% 3% 13% 4% 2,926
Right or wrong depends on the situation 70% 7% 6% 14% 4% 9,444
Neither/both equally 65% 6% 3% 20% 5% 171
Don't know 53% 10% 2% 34% < 1% 111

Immigrant status among adults who do not believe in Hell by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who do not believe in Hell who are…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 2,953. 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 15% 11% 74% 2,953
Right or wrong depends on the situation 16% 13% 72% 9,471
Neither/both equally 13% 18% 70% 175
Don't know 32% 16% 52% 110

Income distribution among adults who do not believe in Hell by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who do not believe in Hell 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 = 2,643. 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% 19% 30% 24% 2,643
Right or wrong depends on the situation 28% 20% 27% 25% 8,562
Neither/both equally 24% 13% 39% 24% 143

Educational distribution among adults who do not believe in Hell by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who do not believe in Hell 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 = 2,964. 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 35% 31% 20% 14% 2,964
Right or wrong depends on the situation 32% 30% 22% 16% 9,525
Neither/both equally 19% 34% 25% 22% 176
Don't know 52% 22% 18% 8% 113

Marital status among adults who do not believe in Hell by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who do not believe in Hell who are…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 2,965. 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% 7% 12% 5% 22% 2,965
Right or wrong depends on the situation 44% 10% 12% 5% 29% 9,529
Neither/both equally 47% 7% 9% 8% 30% 177
Don't know 42% 8% 13% 13% 24% 113

Parent of children under 18 among adults who do not believe in Hell by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who do not believe in Hell who are…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 2,969. 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% 72% 2,969
Right or wrong depends on the situation 25% 75% 9,545
Neither/both equally 14% 86% 178
Don't know 19% 81% 112

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among adults who do not believe in Hell by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who do not believe in Hell 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 = 2,978. 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% 22% 8% 1% 18% 2% 2,978
Right or wrong depends on the situation 33% 25% 10% 1% 28% 4% 9,569
Neither/both equally 45% 20% 7% 1% 19% 8% 178
Don't know 57% 16% 7% 4% 12% 4% 114

Importance of religion in one's life among adults who do not believe in Hell by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who do not believe in Hell 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 = 2,978. 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% 24% 15% 20% 1% 2,978
Right or wrong depends on the situation 24% 26% 21% 28% 1% 9,569
Neither/both equally 40% 19% 21% 18% 3% 178
Don't know 47% 25% 11% 16% 2% 114

Attendance at religious services among adults who do not believe in Hell by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who do not believe in Hell 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 = 2,978. 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% 30% 42% < 1% 2,978
Right or wrong depends on the situation 15% 33% 52% < 1% 9,569
Neither/both equally 25% 26% 48% 1% 178
Don't know 36% 19% 43% 2% 114

Frequency of prayer among adults who do not believe in Hell by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who do not believe in Hell who pray…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,978. 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% 13% 6% 36% 1% 2,978
Right or wrong depends on the situation 30% 14% 7% 49% 1% 9,569
Neither/both equally 40% 17% 5% 36% 2% 178
Don't know 46% 18% 4% 25% 6% 114

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among adults who do not believe in Hell by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who do not believe in Hell 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 = 2,978. 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% 6% 6% 67% 1% 2,978
Right or wrong depends on the situation 9% 5% 6% 80% < 1% 9,569
Neither/both equally 15% 2% 7% 75% 1% 178
Don't know 16% 7% 9% 66% 1% 114

Frequency of meditation among adults who do not believe in Hell by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who do not believe in Hell 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 = 2,978. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
There are clear standards for what is right and wrong 40% 8% 4% 47% 1% 2,978
Right or wrong depends on the situation 33% 10% 6% 50% 1% 9,569
Neither/both equally 43% 8% 3% 44% 2% 178
Don't know 48% 11% 3% 31% 7% 114

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among adults who do not believe in Hell by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who do not believe in Hell 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 = 2,978. 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 55% 14% 9% 21% 1% 2,978
Right or wrong depends on the situation 45% 17% 12% 25% 1% 9,569
Neither/both equally 53% 18% 5% 18% 6% 178
Don't know 52% 12% 8% 22% 5% 114

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among adults who do not believe in Hell by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who do not believe in Hell 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 = 2,978. 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% 16% 13% 22% 1% 2,978
Right or wrong depends on the situation 49% 16% 14% 21% 1% 9,569
Neither/both equally 54% 7% 13% 24% 2% 178
Don't know 50% 16% 9% 19% 6% 114

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults who do not believe in Hell by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who do not believe in Hell 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 = 2,978. 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% 15% 46% 12% 2% 2,978
Right or wrong depends on the situation 10% 18% 54% 16% 2% 9,569
Neither/both equally 18% 15% 49% 7% 11% 178
Don't know 21% 14% 37% 14% 14% 114

Frequency of reading scripture among adults who do not believe in Hell by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who do not believe in Hell 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 = 2,978. 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% 8% 7% 56% 1% 2,978
Right or wrong depends on the situation 14% 7% 8% 70% < 1% 9,569
Neither/both equally 25% 11% 3% 60% 1% 178
Don't know 30% 11% 4% 55% < 1% 114

Interpreting scripture among adults who do not believe in Hell by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who do not believe in Hell 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 = 2,978. 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% 24% 2% 51% 6% 2,978
Right or wrong depends on the situation 8% 16% 1% 68% 6% 9,569
Neither/both equally 12% 12% 2% 60% 15% 178
Don't know 30% 12% 4% 38% 16% 114

Belief in Heaven among adults who do not believe in Hell by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who do not believe in Hell who …in heaven

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,978. 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% 49% 6% 2,978
Right or wrong depends on the situation 36% 59% 5% 9,569
Neither/both equally 36% 56% 8% 178
Don't know 49% 43% 8% 114

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults who do not believe in Hell by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who do not believe in Hell who identify as…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 2,978. 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 39% 22% 39% 2,978
Right or wrong depends on the situation 22% 18% 59% 9,569
Neither/both equally 23% 26% 51% 178
Don't know 22% 38% 39% 114

Political ideology among adults who do not believe in Hell by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who do not believe in Hell who are…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,978. 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% 33% 25% 9% 2,978
Right or wrong depends on the situation 17% 36% 42% 5% 9,569
Neither/both equally 19% 35% 30% 16% 178
Don't know 28% 27% 24% 21% 114

Views about size of government among adults who do not believe in Hell by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who do not believe in Hell 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 = 2,978. 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% 35% 3% 3% 2,978
Right or wrong depends on the situation 44% 49% 3% 3% 9,569
Neither/both equally 44% 27% 17% 11% 178
Don't know 44% 42% 2% 12% 114

Views about government aid to the poor among adults who do not believe in Hell by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who do not believe in Hell 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 = 2,978. 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% 47% 3% 1% 2,978
Right or wrong depends on the situation 32% 63% 3% 2% 9,569
Neither/both equally 26% 51% 22% 1% 178
Don't know 33% 42% 7% 18% 114

Views about abortion among adults who do not believe in Hell by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who do not believe in Hell 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 = 2,978. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
There are clear standards for what is right and wrong 61% 35% 5% 2,978
Right or wrong depends on the situation 76% 21% 3% 9,569
Neither/both equally 66% 21% 13% 178
Don't know 38% 41% 22% 114

Views about homosexuality among adults who do not believe in Hell by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who do not believe in Hell 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 = 2,978. 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% 25% 3% 3% 2,978
Right or wrong depends on the situation 84% 11% 2% 2% 9,569
Neither/both equally 67% 14% 15% 4% 178
Don't know 53% 22% 5% 19% 114

Views about same-sex marriage among adults who do not believe in Hell by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who do not believe in Hell 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 = 2,978. 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% 32% 8% 2,978
Right or wrong depends on the situation 80% 15% 5% 9,569
Neither/both equally 66% 20% 14% 178
Don't know 49% 33% 18% 114

Views about environmental regulation among adults who do not believe in Hell by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who do not believe in Hell 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 = 2,978. 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% 57% 2% 3% 2,978
Right or wrong depends on the situation 24% 72% 2% 2% 9,569
Neither/both equally 26% 61% 9% 4% 178
Don't know 26% 40% 5% 29% 114

Views about human evolution among adults who do not believe in Hell by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who do not believe in Hell 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 = 2,978. 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% 20% 3% 28% 3% 2,978
Right or wrong depends on the situation 60% 17% 4% 16% 2% 9,569
Neither/both equally 45% 18% 10% 18% 9% 178
Don't know 30% 12% 10% 18% 30% 114