Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults who read scripture at least once a week

% of adults who read scripture at least once a week 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 = 12,336. 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 47% 50% 2% 1% 12,336

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Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults who read scripture at least once a week by religious group

% of adults who read scripture at least once a week 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 35% 61% 2% 2% 1,810
Evangelical Protestant 58% 39% 2% 1% 5,525
Historically Black Protestant 33% 65% 1% 1% 1,189
Jehovah's Witness 60% 36% 2% 2% 216
Jewish 30% 64% 5% < 1% 121
Mainline Protestant 39% 59% 2% 1% 1,894
Mormon 64% 33% 2% < 1% 513
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 29% 65% 3% 3% 606

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults who read scripture at least once a week by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who read scripture at least once a week who are ages…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 5,906. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
There are clear standards for what is right and wrong 13% 34% 31% 21% 5,906
Right or wrong depends on the situation 20% 33% 27% 20% 5,773
Neither/both equally 13% 33% 30% 24% 222
Don't know 15% 19% 24% 43% 135

Generational cohort among adults who read scripture at least once a week by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who read scripture at least once a week who are…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 5,906. 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 7% 11% 30% 37% 14% 1% 5,906
Right or wrong depends on the situation 12% 13% 27% 31% 14% 2% 5,773
Neither/both equally 10% 11% 25% 34% 18% 1% 222
Don't know 12% 6% 16% 30% 31% 6% 135

Gender composition among adults who read scripture at least once a week by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who read scripture at least once a week who are…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 6,062. 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% 54% 6,062
Right or wrong depends on the situation 38% 62% 5,903
Neither/both equally 52% 48% 231
Don't know 37% 63% 140

Racial and ethnic composition among adults who read scripture at least once a week by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who read scripture at least once a week who identify as…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 5,955. 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 70% 12% 2% 12% 4% 5,955
Right or wrong depends on the situation 50% 23% 3% 19% 5% 5,821
Neither/both equally 61% 12% < 1% 22% 5% 217
Don't know 45% 16% 1% 33% 5% 134

Immigrant status among adults who read scripture at least once a week by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who read scripture at least once a week who are…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 6,011. 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% 7% 82% 6,011
Right or wrong depends on the situation 18% 9% 73% 5,799
Neither/both equally 18% 5% 77% 221
Don't know 29% 11% 60% 135

Income distribution among adults who read scripture at least once a week by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who read scripture at least once a week 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 = 5,239. 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% 21% 31% 16% 5,239
Right or wrong depends on the situation 48% 21% 20% 11% 5,057
Neither/both equally 41% 16% 33% 10% 177
Don't know 56% 25% 12% 7% 100

Educational distribution among adults who read scripture at least once a week by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who read scripture at least once a week 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 = 6,027. 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% 35% 18% 10% 6,027
Right or wrong depends on the situation 48% 32% 12% 8% 5,870
Neither/both equally 40% 34% 13% 13% 228
Don't know 75% 17% 6% 2% 137

Marital status among adults who read scripture at least once a week by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who read scripture at least once a week who are…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 6,034. 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% 3% 12% 7% 15% 6,034
Right or wrong depends on the situation 44% 6% 16% 10% 24% 5,867
Neither/both equally 45% 2% 17% 11% 25% 226
Don't know 42% 4% 14% 19% 21% 136

Parent of children under 18 among adults who read scripture at least once a week by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who read scripture at least once a week who are…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 6,032. 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% 68% 6,032
Right or wrong depends on the situation 30% 70% 5,879
Neither/both equally 24% 76% 230
Don't know 29% 71% 138

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among adults who read scripture at least once a week by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who read scripture at least once a week 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 = 6,062. 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 93% 5% 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 6,062
Right or wrong depends on the situation 86% 11% 1% 1% 1% 1% 5,903
Neither/both equally 87% 8% < 1% 2% < 1% 2% 231
Don't know 78% 14% 2% 4% 1% 1% 140

Importance of religion in one's life among adults who read scripture at least once a week by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who read scripture at least once a week 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 = 6,062. 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 92% 6% 1% 1% 1% 6,062
Right or wrong depends on the situation 84% 12% 2% 2% 1% 5,903
Neither/both equally 87% 6% 3% 3% 1% 231
Don't know 88% 7% < 1% 1% 3% 140

Attendance at religious services among adults who read scripture at least once a week by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who read scripture at least once a week 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 = 6,062. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
There are clear standards for what is right and wrong 77% 17% 5% < 1% 6,062
Right or wrong depends on the situation 64% 25% 11% 1% 5,903
Neither/both equally 70% 18% 12% 1% 231
Don't know 69% 18% 12% 1% 140

Frequency of prayer among adults who read scripture at least once a week by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who read scripture at least once a week who pray…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,062. 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 92% 6% < 1% 1% < 1% 6,062
Right or wrong depends on the situation 86% 10% 1% 2% < 1% 5,903
Neither/both equally 88% 8% < 1% 2% 1% 231
Don't know 93% 2% < 1% 1% 4% 140

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among adults who read scripture at least once a week by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who read scripture at least once a week 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 = 6,062. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
There are clear standards for what is right and wrong 62% 13% 8% 16% 1% 6,062
Right or wrong depends on the situation 52% 14% 8% 25% 1% 5,903
Neither/both equally 55% 11% 5% 28% 2% 231
Don't know 53% 15% 5% 25% 2% 140

Frequency of meditation among adults who read scripture at least once a week by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who read scripture at least once a week 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 = 6,062. 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% 5% 2% 27% 2% 6,062
Right or wrong depends on the situation 64% 7% 2% 26% 2% 5,903
Neither/both equally 70% 5% 2% 21% 3% 231
Don't know 82% 3% 3% 8% 5% 140

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among adults who read scripture at least once a week by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who read scripture at least once a week 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 = 6,062. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
There are clear standards for what is right and wrong 87% 7% 3% 2% 1% 6,062
Right or wrong depends on the situation 80% 11% 4% 5% 1% 5,903
Neither/both equally 89% 5% 1% 3% 2% 231
Don't know 71% 12% 9% 3% 5% 140

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among adults who read scripture at least once a week by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who read scripture at least once a week 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 = 6,062. 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% 15% 8% 18% 2% 6,062
Right or wrong depends on the situation 54% 15% 9% 21% 2% 5,903
Neither/both equally 65% 13% 4% 14% 4% 231
Don't know 55% 12% 9% 12% 12% 140

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults who read scripture at least once a week by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who read scripture at least once a week 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 = 6,062. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
There are clear standards for what is right and wrong 75% 4% 17% 2% 2% 6,062
Right or wrong depends on the situation 51% 8% 34% 4% 2% 5,903
Neither/both equally 55% 5% 24% 3% 13% 231
Don't know 53% 4% 30% 4% 10% 140

Interpreting scripture among adults who read scripture at least once a week by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who read scripture at least once a week 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 = 6,062. 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% 27% 5% 4% 4% 6,062
Right or wrong depends on the situation 50% 29% 4% 11% 6% 5,903
Neither/both equally 40% 27% 12% 8% 12% 231
Don't know 59% 16% 11% 9% 5% 140

Belief in Heaven among adults who read scripture at least once a week by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who read scripture at least once a week who …in heaven

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,062. 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 86% 7% 8% 6,062
Right or wrong depends on the situation 88% 7% 5% 5,903
Neither/both equally 83% 8% 9% 231
Don't know 84% 10% 7% 140

Belief in Hell among adults who read scripture at least once a week by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who read scripture at least once a week who …in hell

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,062. 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 79% 13% 7% 6,062
Right or wrong depends on the situation 73% 20% 7% 5,903
Neither/both equally 76% 15% 9% 231
Don't know 68% 20% 12% 140

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults who read scripture at least once a week by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who read scripture at least once a week who identify as…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 6,062. 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% 16% 24% 6,062
Right or wrong depends on the situation 32% 20% 48% 5,903
Neither/both equally 42% 29% 28% 231
Don't know 25% 33% 41% 140

Political ideology among adults who read scripture at least once a week by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who read scripture at least once a week who are…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,062. 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 64% 21% 8% 6% 6,062
Right or wrong depends on the situation 38% 34% 22% 7% 5,903
Neither/both equally 46% 21% 15% 18% 231
Don't know 42% 14% 24% 20% 140

Views about size of government among adults who read scripture at least once a week by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who read scripture at least once a week 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 = 6,062. 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% 2% 3% 6,062
Right or wrong depends on the situation 41% 52% 3% 4% 5,903
Neither/both equally 53% 28% 11% 8% 231
Don't know 39% 42% 9% 10% 140

Views about government aid to the poor among adults who read scripture at least once a week by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who read scripture at least once a week 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 = 6,062. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
There are clear standards for what is right and wrong 60% 34% 4% 2% 6,062
Right or wrong depends on the situation 38% 56% 4% 2% 5,903
Neither/both equally 43% 38% 17% 3% 231
Don't know 36% 42% 4% 18% 140

Views about abortion among adults who read scripture at least once a week by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who read scripture at least once a week 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 = 6,062. 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% 73% 4% 6,062
Right or wrong depends on the situation 41% 54% 5% 5,903
Neither/both equally 24% 65% 12% 231
Don't know 24% 54% 22% 140

Views about homosexuality among adults who read scripture at least once a week by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who read scripture at least once a week 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 = 6,062. 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% 65% 5% 4% 6,062
Right or wrong depends on the situation 50% 41% 5% 4% 5,903
Neither/both equally 32% 52% 10% 5% 231
Don't know 33% 51% 2% 14% 140

Views about same-sex marriage among adults who read scripture at least once a week by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who read scripture at least once a week 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 = 6,062. 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% 75% 7% 6,062
Right or wrong depends on the situation 40% 51% 9% 5,903
Neither/both equally 26% 60% 15% 231
Don't know 23% 59% 18% 140

Views about environmental regulation among adults who read scripture at least once a week by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who read scripture at least once a week 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 = 6,062. 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% 42% 3% 3% 6,062
Right or wrong depends on the situation 37% 56% 2% 4% 5,903
Neither/both equally 38% 43% 15% 4% 231
Don't know 33% 31% 2% 34% 140

Views about human evolution among adults who read scripture at least once a week by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who read scripture at least once a week 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 = 6,062. 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 7% 21% 2% 66% 5% 6,062
Right or wrong depends on the situation 16% 31% 4% 44% 6% 5,903
Neither/both equally 10% 17% 6% 51% 17% 231
Don't know 12% 14% 9% 35% 30% 140