Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults with an education level of high school or less

% of adults with an education level of high school or less 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 = 10,584. 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 31% 66% 1% 2% 10,584

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Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults with an education level of high school or less by religious group

% of adults with an education level of high school or less 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 26% 71% 1% 2% 2,431
Evangelical Protestant 43% 54% 1% 2% 2,977
Historically Black Protestant 26% 72% 1% 1% 823
Jehovah's Witness 62% 36% 1% 1% 130
Mainline Protestant 31% 66% 1% 2% 1,536
Mormon 47% 51% 2% < 1% 127
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 24% 73% 1% 1% 2,129

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults with an education level of high school or less by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults with an education level of high school or less who are ages…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 3,330. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
There are clear standards for what is right and wrong 16% 31% 30% 23% 3,330
Right or wrong depends on the situation 26% 29% 25% 20% 6,810
Neither/both equally 18% 25% 35% 22% 137
Don't know 14% 25% 21% 40% 184

Generational cohort among adults with an education level of high school or less by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults with an education level of high school or less who are…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 3,330. 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% 10% 27% 36% 16% 2% 3,330
Right or wrong depends on the situation 19% 12% 24% 30% 13% 2% 6,810
Neither/both equally 12% 9% 22% 38% 18% 1% 137
Don't know 11% 4% 24% 26% 28% 7% 184

Gender composition among adults with an education level of high school or less by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults with an education level of high school or less who are…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 3,368. 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% 47% 3,368
Right or wrong depends on the situation 49% 51% 6,890
Neither/both equally 61% 39% 139
Don't know 42% 58% 187

Racial and ethnic composition among adults with an education level of high school or less by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults with an education level of high school or less who identify as…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 3,326. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
There are clear standards for what is right and wrong 67% 11% 1% 17% 3% 3,326
Right or wrong depends on the situation 56% 15% 2% 23% 4% 6,834
Neither/both equally 58% 8% < 1% 30% 4% 131
Don't know 44% 11% 1% 40% 5% 182

Immigrant status among adults with an education level of high school or less by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults with an education level of high school or less who are…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 3,326. 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% 7% 78% 3,326
Right or wrong depends on the situation 19% 10% 70% 6,751
Neither/both equally 27% 5% 67% 134
Don't know 35% 9% 56% 181

Income distribution among adults with an education level of high school or less by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults with an education level of high school or less 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 = 2,882. 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% 23% 9% 2,882
Right or wrong depends on the situation 55% 22% 16% 7% 5,860
Don't know 69% 18% 9% 4% 122

Marital status among adults with an education level of high school or less by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults with an education level of high school or less who are…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 3,358. 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% 6% 12% 8% 21% 3,358
Right or wrong depends on the situation 37% 9% 15% 9% 30% 6,859
Neither/both equally 34% 5% 20% 10% 31% 138
Don't know 35% 5% 15% 24% 21% 184

Parent of children under 18 among adults with an education level of high school or less by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults with an education level of high school or less who are…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 3,362. 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% 74% 3,362
Right or wrong depends on the situation 26% 74% 6,869
Neither/both equally 21% 79% 139
Don't know 25% 75% 185

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among adults with an education level of high school or less by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults with an education level of high school or less 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 = 3,368. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
There are clear standards for what is right and wrong 74% 16% 4% 1% 4% 1% 3,368
Right or wrong depends on the situation 62% 22% 6% 1% 8% 2% 6,890
Neither/both equally 72% 18% 2% 4% 2% 2% 139
Don't know 66% 21% 3% 5% 2% 1% 187

Importance of religion in one's life among adults with an education level of high school or less by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults with an education level of high school or less 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 = 3,368. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
There are clear standards for what is right and wrong 67% 20% 6% 6% 1% 3,368
Right or wrong depends on the situation 53% 27% 10% 10% 1% 6,890
Neither/both equally 75% 14% 8% 2% 1% 139
Don't know 77% 15% 3% 2% 3% 187

Attendance at religious services among adults with an education level of high school or less by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults with an education level of high school or less 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 = 3,368. 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% 30% 24% 1% 3,368
Right or wrong depends on the situation 32% 34% 34% 1% 6,890
Neither/both equally 38% 28% 32% 2% 139
Don't know 50% 24% 24% 3% 187

Frequency of prayer among adults with an education level of high school or less by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults with an education level of high school or less who pray…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,368. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
There are clear standards for what is right and wrong 67% 14% 5% 13% 1% 3,368
Right or wrong depends on the situation 52% 17% 6% 23% 1% 6,890
Neither/both equally 71% 11% 5% 10% 3% 139
Don't know 68% 14% 2% 12% 4% 187

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among adults with an education level of high school or less by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults with an education level of high school or less 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 = 3,368. 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 34% 10% 8% 47% 1% 3,368
Right or wrong depends on the situation 23% 10% 8% 59% 1% 6,890
Neither/both equally 30% 6% 7% 55% 2% 139
Don't know 37% 10% 5% 45% 3% 187

Frequency of meditation among adults with an education level of high school or less by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults with an education level of high school or less 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 = 3,368. 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% 7% 3% 43% 2% 3,368
Right or wrong depends on the situation 37% 8% 4% 48% 2% 6,890
Neither/both equally 50% 5% 4% 38% 4% 139
Don't know 59% 6% 4% 22% 9% 187

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among adults with an education level of high school or less by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults with an education level of high school or less 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 = 3,368. 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 65% 12% 7% 14% 1% 3,368
Right or wrong depends on the situation 54% 15% 10% 20% 1% 6,890
Neither/both equally 65% 9% 3% 16% 6% 139
Don't know 60% 11% 10% 10% 9% 187

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among adults with an education level of high school or less by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults with an education level of high school or less 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 = 3,368. 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% 10% 29% 2% 3,368
Right or wrong depends on the situation 42% 14% 12% 30% 2% 6,890
Neither/both equally 53% 12% 10% 20% 4% 139
Don't know 44% 11% 10% 20% 16% 187

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults with an education level of high school or less by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults with an education level of high school or less 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 = 3,368. 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% 5% 39% 5% 2% 3,368
Right or wrong depends on the situation 29% 9% 52% 9% 2% 6,890
Neither/both equally 35% 7% 41% 6% 10% 139
Don't know 41% 5% 33% 9% 13% 187

Frequency of reading scripture among adults with an education level of high school or less by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults with an education level of high school or less 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 = 3,368. 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% 11% 7% 33% 1% 3,368
Right or wrong depends on the situation 32% 11% 8% 48% 1% 6,890
Neither/both equally 49% 7% 9% 33% 3% 139
Don't know 49% 10% 4% 33% 4% 187

Interpreting scripture among adults with an education level of high school or less by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults with an education level of high school or less 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 = 3,368. 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% 24% 3% 18% 5% 3,368
Right or wrong depends on the situation 37% 25% 2% 29% 7% 6,890
Neither/both equally 46% 14% 11% 13% 15% 139
Don't know 56% 13% 10% 13% 8% 187

Belief in Heaven among adults with an education level of high school or less by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults with an education level of high school or less who …in heaven

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,368. 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% 6% 3,368
Right or wrong depends on the situation 77% 17% 6% 6,890
Neither/both equally 76% 7% 17% 139
Don't know 82% 10% 8% 187

Belief in Hell among adults with an education level of high school or less by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults with an education level of high school or less who …in hell

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,368. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
There are clear standards for what is right and wrong 72% 22% 7% 3,368
Right or wrong depends on the situation 61% 31% 8% 6,890
Neither/both equally 69% 14% 18% 139
Don't know 62% 23% 15% 187

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults with an education level of high school or less by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults with an education level of high school or less who identify as…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 3,368. 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% 20% 32% 3,368
Right or wrong depends on the situation 29% 24% 47% 6,890
Neither/both equally 31% 38% 30% 139
Don't know 25% 34% 41% 187

Political ideology among adults with an education level of high school or less by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults with an education level of high school or less who are…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,368. 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% 24% 16% 9% 3,368
Right or wrong depends on the situation 33% 34% 24% 9% 6,890
Neither/both equally 47% 22% 11% 20% 139
Don't know 37% 14% 25% 24% 187

Views about size of government among adults with an education level of high school or less by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults with an education level of high school or less 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 = 3,368. 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% 37% 2% 4% 3,368
Right or wrong depends on the situation 40% 53% 3% 4% 6,890
Neither/both equally 42% 36% 14% 9% 139
Don't know 38% 50% 6% 6% 187

Views about government aid to the poor among adults with an education level of high school or less by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults with an education level of high school or less 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 = 3,368. 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% 38% 3% 2% 3,368
Right or wrong depends on the situation 39% 54% 4% 3% 6,890
Neither/both equally 40% 41% 16% 4% 139
Don't know 38% 40% 4% 18% 187

Views about abortion among adults with an education level of high school or less by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults with an education level of high school or less 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 = 3,368. 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% 59% 4% 3,368
Right or wrong depends on the situation 50% 45% 5% 6,890
Neither/both equally 34% 54% 12% 139
Don't know 25% 54% 21% 187

Views about homosexuality among adults with an education level of high school or less by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults with an education level of high school or less 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 = 3,368. 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% 50% 4% 4% 3,368
Right or wrong depends on the situation 62% 30% 4% 4% 6,890
Neither/both equally 41% 35% 16% 8% 139
Don't know 35% 42% 5% 19% 187

Views about same-sex marriage among adults with an education level of high school or less by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults with an education level of high school or less 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 = 3,368. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
There are clear standards for what is right and wrong 32% 59% 8% 3,368
Right or wrong depends on the situation 51% 40% 9% 6,890
Neither/both equally 32% 42% 26% 139
Don't know 27% 51% 23% 187

Views about environmental regulation among adults with an education level of high school or less by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults with an education level of high school or less 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 = 3,368. 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% 2% 3% 3,368
Right or wrong depends on the situation 40% 53% 2% 4% 6,890
Neither/both equally 37% 37% 13% 13% 139
Don't know 30% 29% 4% 38% 187

Views about human evolution among adults with an education level of high school or less by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults with an education level of high school or less 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 = 3,368. 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% 23% 2% 51% 5% 3,368
Right or wrong depends on the situation 31% 24% 4% 36% 6% 6,890
Neither/both equally 16% 15% 6% 46% 18% 139
Don't know 12% 13% 10% 31% 35% 187