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

% of adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups 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 = 20,395. 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 26% 72% 1% 1% 20,395

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

% of adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups 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 = 160. 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 18% 81% 1% < 1% 160
Catholic 28% 70% 1% 1% 4,669
Evangelical Protestant 38% 60% 2% 1% 2,790
Hindu 17% 79% 2% 2% 119
Historically Black Protestant 25% 72% 2% 1% 572
Jewish 17% 80% 2% 1% 548
Mainline Protestant 29% 68% 2% 1% 3,642
Mormon 33% 67% < 1% < 1% 116
Orthodox Christian 33% 65% 1% 1% 109
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 20% 78% 1% 1% 6,810

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DemographicInformation

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

% of adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups who are ages…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 5,404. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
There are clear standards for what is right and wrong 16% 35% 30% 18% 5,404
Right or wrong depends on the situation 27% 34% 24% 15% 14,158
Neither/both equally 15% 33% 33% 19% 287
Don't know 15% 21% 30% 35% 201

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

% of adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups who are…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 5,404. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
There are clear standards for what is right and wrong 9% 13% 29% 36% 12% 1% 5,404
Right or wrong depends on the situation 17% 17% 27% 28% 9% 1% 14,158
Neither/both equally 8% 16% 24% 41% 11% < 1% 287
Don't know 9% 11% 16% 35% 23% 6% 201

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

% of adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups who are…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 5,496. 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 56% 44% 5,496
Right or wrong depends on the situation 50% 50% 14,392
Neither/both equally 60% 40% 298
Don't know 48% 52% 209

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

% of adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups who identify as…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 5,414. 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 76% 7% 3% 11% 3% 5,414
Right or wrong depends on the situation 70% 8% 4% 14% 4% 14,227
Neither/both equally 71% 6% 2% 16% 4% 285
Don't know 61% 7% 1% 25% 6% 201

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

% of adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups who are…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 5,435. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
There are clear standards for what is right and wrong 11% 10% 79% 5,435
Right or wrong depends on the situation 13% 12% 75% 14,204
Neither/both equally 16% 10% 74% 296
Don't know 24% 10% 66% 201

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

% of adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups 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 = 4,854. 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 29% 20% 29% 22% 4,854
Right or wrong depends on the situation 33% 21% 26% 21% 12,687
Neither/both equally 43% 14% 24% 19% 226
Don't know 51% 28% 13% 8% 133

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

% of adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups 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 = 5,470. 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% 33% 17% 10% 5,470
Right or wrong depends on the situation 39% 31% 18% 12% 14,329
Neither/both equally 36% 34% 15% 16% 293
Don't know 58% 22% 16% 5% 206

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

% of adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups who are…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 5,471. 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% 8% 13% 6% 21% 5,471
Right or wrong depends on the situation 42% 10% 13% 6% 30% 14,332
Neither/both equally 40% 8% 16% 6% 31% 295
Don't know 36% 7% 11% 18% 27% 204

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

% of adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups who are…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 5,474. 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% 5,474
Right or wrong depends on the situation 26% 74% 14,357
Neither/both equally 22% 78% 296
Don't know 14% 86% 207

BeliefsandPractices

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

% of adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups 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 = 5,496. 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% 23% 6% 1% 10% 2% 5,496
Right or wrong depends on the situation 43% 26% 9% 1% 18% 4% 14,392
Neither/both equally 53% 25% 5% 2% 9% 7% 298
Don't know 56% 20% 7% 4% 8% 4% 209

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

% of adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups 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 = 5,496. 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% 33% 13% 12% 1% 5,496
Right or wrong depends on the situation 28% 32% 19% 20% 1% 14,392
Neither/both equally 47% 23% 17% 12% 1% 298
Don't know 49% 26% 8% 13% 4% 209

Attendance at religious services among adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups 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 = 5,496. 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% 40% 42% < 1% 5,496
Right or wrong depends on the situation 11% 38% 51% < 1% 14,392
Neither/both equally 15% 34% 50% 1% 298
Don't know 22% 26% 48% 4% 209

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

% of adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups who pray…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,496. 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% 19% 8% 28% 1% 5,496
Right or wrong depends on the situation 33% 17% 8% 41% 1% 14,392
Neither/both equally 48% 16% 7% 26% 3% 298
Don't know 47% 19% 3% 27% 3% 209

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

% of adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups 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 = 5,496. 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% 7% 4% 56% 1% 5,496
Right or wrong depends on the situation 28% 9% 5% 57% 1% 14,392
Neither/both equally 40% 5% 2% 52% 1% 298
Don't know 41% 7% 5% 40% 7% 209

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

% of adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups 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 = 5,496. 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% 17% 11% 21% 1% 5,496
Right or wrong depends on the situation 43% 18% 12% 25% 1% 14,392
Neither/both equally 52% 13% 6% 24% 5% 298
Don't know 52% 7% 8% 23% 10% 209

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

% of adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups 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 = 5,496. 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% 15% 14% 30% 1% 5,496
Right or wrong depends on the situation 42% 16% 14% 27% 1% 14,392
Neither/both equally 51% 12% 12% 22% 3% 298
Don't know 49% 12% 6% 24% 9% 209

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

% of adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups 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 = 5,496. 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% 11% 51% 9% 2% 5,496
Right or wrong depends on the situation 13% 14% 58% 13% 2% 14,392
Neither/both equally 19% 18% 45% 6% 12% 298
Don't know 19% 10% 42% 11% 18% 209

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

% of adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups 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 = 5,496. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
There are clear standards for what is right and wrong 18% 10% 9% 63% < 1% 5,496
Right or wrong depends on the situation 11% 8% 8% 73% < 1% 14,392
Neither/both equally 22% 9% 7% 60% 2% 298
Don't know 21% 8% 7% 62% 2% 209

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

% of adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups 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 = 5,496. 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 23% 29% 2% 38% 8% 5,496
Right or wrong depends on the situation 14% 23% 1% 54% 8% 14,392
Neither/both equally 18% 13% 7% 39% 22% 298
Don't know 33% 12% 11% 26% 18% 209

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

% of adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups who …in heaven

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,496. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
There are clear standards for what is right and wrong 71% 22% 7% 5,496
Right or wrong depends on the situation 58% 34% 8% 14,392
Neither/both equally 62% 23% 15% 298
Don't know 60% 25% 14% 209

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

% of adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups who …in hell

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,496. 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 56% 35% 9% 5,496
Right or wrong depends on the situation 42% 49% 8% 14,392
Neither/both equally 46% 35% 19% 298
Don't know 41% 37% 22% 209

SocialandPoliticalViews

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

% of adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups who identify as…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 5,496. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
There are clear standards for what is right and wrong 47% 17% 36% 5,496
Right or wrong depends on the situation 28% 19% 54% 14,392
Neither/both equally 30% 29% 41% 298
Don't know 30% 33% 37% 209

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

% of adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups who are…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,496. 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% 33% 20% 6% 5,496
Right or wrong depends on the situation 22% 38% 34% 6% 14,392
Neither/both equally 33% 32% 17% 18% 298
Don't know 28% 23% 27% 22% 209

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

% of adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups 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 = 5,496. 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 63% 31% 3% 3% 5,496
Right or wrong depends on the situation 46% 46% 3% 4% 14,392
Neither/both equally 50% 22% 19% 10% 298
Don't know 39% 43% 7% 11% 209

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

% of adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups 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 = 5,496. 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 56% 40% 3% 2% 5,496
Right or wrong depends on the situation 38% 57% 3% 2% 14,392
Neither/both equally 33% 46% 19% 3% 298
Don't know 32% 41% 8% 18% 209

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

% of adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups 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 = 5,496. 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% 41% 4% 5,496
Right or wrong depends on the situation 70% 27% 4% 14,392
Neither/both equally 53% 33% 14% 298
Don't know 35% 38% 27% 209

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

% of adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups 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 = 5,496. 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% 28% 4% 4% 5,496
Right or wrong depends on the situation 80% 15% 3% 2% 14,392
Neither/both equally 60% 18% 16% 7% 298
Don't know 51% 25% 7% 17% 209

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

% of adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups 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 = 5,496. 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% 37% 8% 5,496
Right or wrong depends on the situation 73% 21% 6% 14,392
Neither/both equally 57% 25% 18% 298
Don't know 42% 35% 23% 209

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

% of adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups 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 = 5,496. 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% 51% 2% 2% 5,496
Right or wrong depends on the situation 30% 65% 2% 3% 14,392
Neither/both equally 31% 50% 10% 9% 298
Don't know 25% 38% 4% 33% 209

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

% of adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups 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 = 5,496. 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% 27% 4% 30% 4% 5,496
Right or wrong depends on the situation 50% 23% 5% 20% 3% 14,392
Neither/both equally 29% 21% 14% 25% 10% 298
Don't know 23% 20% 11% 17% 29% 209