Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults who seldom or never read scripture

% of adults who seldom or never read scripture 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 = 16,085. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
2014 23% 74% 1% 1% 16,085

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Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults who seldom or never read scripture by religious group

% of adults who seldom or never read scripture 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 = 147. 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 13% 83% 4% < 1% 147
Catholic 27% 71% 1% 1% 3,807
Evangelical Protestant 31% 66% 1% 1% 1,462
Hindu 18% 79% 2% 1% 120
Historically Black Protestant 21% 76% 1% 1% 308
Jewish 16% 81% 1% 1% 580
Mainline Protestant 28% 69% 2% 1% 2,641
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 19% 79% 1% 1% 6,116

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults who seldom or never read scripture by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who seldom or never read scripture who are ages…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 3,871. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
There are clear standards for what is right and wrong 17% 35% 29% 18% 3,871
Right or wrong depends on the situation 28% 34% 23% 15% 11,585
Neither/both equally 18% 34% 32% 16% 208
Don't know 15% 29% 27% 29% 156

Generational cohort among adults who seldom or never read scripture by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who seldom or never read scripture who are…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 3,871. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
There are clear standards for what is right and wrong 10% 14% 28% 35% 11% 1% 3,871
Right or wrong depends on the situation 18% 17% 26% 28% 9% 1% 11,585
Neither/both equally 7% 20% 24% 39% 8% 1% 208
Don't know 10% 10% 23% 32% 17% 7% 156

Gender composition among adults who seldom or never read scripture by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who seldom or never read scripture who are…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 3,941. 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% 41% 3,941
Right or wrong depends on the situation 51% 49% 11,766
Neither/both equally 65% 35% 215
Don't know 53% 47% 163

Racial and ethnic composition among adults who seldom or never read scripture by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who seldom or never read scripture who identify as…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 3,878. 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% 6% 3% 11% 3% 3,878
Right or wrong depends on the situation 72% 6% 5% 13% 3% 11,642
Neither/both equally 70% 6% 5% 14% 5% 208
Don't know 60% 6% 2% 28% 5% 157

Immigrant status among adults who seldom or never read scripture by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who seldom or never read scripture who are…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 3,896. 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 12% 10% 79% 3,896
Right or wrong depends on the situation 14% 12% 74% 11,625
Neither/both equally 17% 8% 74% 213
Don't know 27% 12% 61% 158

Income distribution among adults who seldom or never read scripture by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who seldom or never read scripture 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 = 3,477. 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% 18% 30% 25% 3,477
Right or wrong depends on the situation 31% 20% 27% 22% 10,381
Neither/both equally 37% 16% 26% 22% 165
Don't know 55% 22% 13% 11% 104

Educational distribution among adults who seldom or never read scripture by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who seldom or never read scripture 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 = 3,915. 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% 31% 18% 11% 3,915
Right or wrong depends on the situation 39% 30% 19% 12% 11,718
Neither/both equally 30% 37% 16% 16% 212
Don't know 57% 20% 18% 4% 159

Marital status among adults who seldom or never read scripture by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who seldom or never read scripture who are…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 3,924. 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% 11% 5% 22% 3,924
Right or wrong depends on the situation 43% 10% 12% 5% 30% 11,723
Neither/both equally 44% 11% 12% 4% 30% 215
Don't know 35% 10% 11% 19% 26% 161

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

% of adults who seldom or never read scripture who are…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 3,923. 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% 3,923
Right or wrong depends on the situation 26% 74% 11,735
Neither/both equally 24% 76% 214
Don't know 16% 84% 163

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among adults who seldom or never read scripture by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who seldom or never read scripture 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 = 3,941. 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% 28% 8% 1% 13% 2% 3,941
Right or wrong depends on the situation 37% 28% 10% 1% 20% 4% 11,766
Neither/both equally 45% 26% 8% 1% 12% 8% 215
Don't know 51% 22% 9% 5% 9% 5% 163

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

% of adults who seldom or never read scripture 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 = 3,941. 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% 36% 17% 15% < 1% 3,941
Right or wrong depends on the situation 22% 33% 21% 23% 1% 11,766
Neither/both equally 36% 27% 21% 15% 1% 215
Don't know 43% 27% 10% 13% 7% 163

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

% of adults who seldom or never read scripture 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 = 3,941. 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 14% 38% 48% < 1% 3,941
Right or wrong depends on the situation 10% 35% 54% < 1% 11,766
Neither/both equally 14% 34% 52% < 1% 215
Don't know 19% 27% 50% 3% 163

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

% of adults who seldom or never read scripture who pray…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,941. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
There are clear standards for what is right and wrong 33% 20% 9% 37% 1% 3,941
Right or wrong depends on the situation 26% 17% 9% 48% 1% 11,766
Neither/both equally 38% 15% 6% 38% 3% 215
Don't know 39% 18% 5% 34% 4% 163

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among adults who seldom or never read scripture by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who seldom or never read scripture 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 = 3,941. 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 4% 4% 4% 88% < 1% 3,941
Right or wrong depends on the situation 4% 3% 4% 90% < 1% 11,766
Neither/both equally 4% 2% 8% 85% 1% 215
Don't know 12% < 1% 2% 83% 3% 163

Frequency of meditation among adults who seldom or never read scripture by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who seldom or never read scripture 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 = 3,941. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
There are clear standards for what is right and wrong 25% 7% 4% 64% 1% 3,941
Right or wrong depends on the situation 24% 9% 5% 61% 1% 11,766
Neither/both equally 33% 4% 3% 57% 3% 215
Don't know 34% 6% 3% 49% 8% 163

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

% of adults who seldom or never read scripture 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 = 3,941. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
There are clear standards for what is right and wrong 43% 17% 13% 27% 1% 3,941
Right or wrong depends on the situation 39% 18% 13% 29% 1% 11,766
Neither/both equally 43% 13% 11% 28% 5% 215
Don't know 53% 9% 4% 26% 7% 163

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

% of adults who seldom or never read scripture 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 = 3,941. 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 36% 15% 15% 33% 1% 3,941
Right or wrong depends on the situation 40% 16% 15% 28% 1% 11,766
Neither/both equally 47% 11% 16% 24% 2% 215
Don't know 41% 15% 6% 29% 9% 163

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults who seldom or never read scripture by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who seldom or never read scripture 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 = 3,941. 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% 12% 57% 11% 2% 3,941
Right or wrong depends on the situation 10% 14% 59% 15% 2% 11,766
Neither/both equally 14% 18% 51% 8% 9% 215
Don't know 17% 12% 40% 12% 20% 163

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

% of adults who seldom or never read scripture 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 = 3,941. 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% 28% 2% 46% 7% 3,941
Right or wrong depends on the situation 11% 21% 1% 60% 8% 11,766
Neither/both equally 15% 11% 4% 49% 22% 215
Don't know 29% 8% 10% 30% 23% 163

Belief in Heaven among adults who seldom or never read scripture by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who seldom or never read scripture who …in heaven

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,941. 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% 27% 8% 3,941
Right or wrong depends on the situation 54% 38% 8% 11,766
Neither/both equally 57% 28% 15% 215
Don't know 55% 24% 20% 163

Belief in Hell among adults who seldom or never read scripture by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who seldom or never read scripture who …in hell

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,941. 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% 41% 8% 3,941
Right or wrong depends on the situation 38% 53% 8% 11,766
Neither/both equally 43% 39% 18% 215
Don't know 36% 41% 24% 163

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults who seldom or never read scripture by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who seldom or never read scripture who identify as…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 3,941. 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% 18% 37% 3,941
Right or wrong depends on the situation 27% 19% 54% 11,766
Neither/both equally 25% 28% 47% 215
Don't know 27% 41% 32% 163

Political ideology among adults who seldom or never read scripture by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who seldom or never read scripture who are…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,941. 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% 22% 6% 3,941
Right or wrong depends on the situation 21% 37% 36% 6% 11,766
Neither/both equally 29% 33% 19% 18% 215
Don't know 23% 25% 28% 23% 163

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

% of adults who seldom or never read scripture 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 = 3,941. 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% 33% 3% 3% 3,941
Right or wrong depends on the situation 46% 47% 3% 4% 11,766
Neither/both equally 45% 23% 21% 11% 215
Don't know 38% 42% 5% 15% 163

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

% of adults who seldom or never read scripture 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 = 3,941. 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% 40% 3% 2% 3,941
Right or wrong depends on the situation 38% 57% 4% 2% 11,766
Neither/both equally 29% 48% 20% 3% 215
Don't know 31% 37% 8% 23% 163

Views about abortion among adults who seldom or never read scripture by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who seldom or never read scripture 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 = 3,941. 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% 36% 4% 3,941
Right or wrong depends on the situation 73% 24% 4% 11,766
Neither/both equally 56% 29% 15% 215
Don't know 36% 38% 27% 163

Views about homosexuality among adults who seldom or never read scripture by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who seldom or never read scripture 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 = 3,941. 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% 4% 3% 3,941
Right or wrong depends on the situation 82% 13% 3% 2% 11,766
Neither/both equally 66% 9% 16% 9% 215
Don't know 50% 20% 9% 21% 163

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

% of adults who seldom or never read scripture 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 = 3,941. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
There are clear standards for what is right and wrong 61% 31% 8% 3,941
Right or wrong depends on the situation 75% 19% 6% 11,766
Neither/both equally 65% 15% 20% 215
Don't know 46% 28% 26% 163

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

% of adults who seldom or never read scripture 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 = 3,941. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
There are clear standards for what is right and wrong 43% 53% 2% 2% 3,941
Right or wrong depends on the situation 29% 67% 2% 2% 11,766
Neither/both equally 26% 53% 10% 11% 215
Don't know 24% 37% 5% 34% 163

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

% of adults who seldom or never read scripture 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 = 3,941. 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% 26% 4% 24% 3% 3,941
Right or wrong depends on the situation 55% 20% 4% 18% 3% 11,766
Neither/both equally 33% 22% 15% 17% 13% 215
Don't know 26% 13% 12% 17% 31% 163