Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among men

% of men 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 = 17,514. 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 35% 62% 2% 1% 17,514

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Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among men by religious group

% of men 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 = 138. 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 16% 78% 6% < 1% 138
Catholic 33% 64% 1% 1% 3,426
Evangelical Protestant 53% 44% 2% 1% 4,061
Hindu 21% 76% 2% 1% 136
Historically Black Protestant 33% 65% 2% 1% 818
Jewish 21% 76% 3% < 1% 428
Mainline Protestant 36% 61% 2% 1% 2,778
Mormon 59% 39% 3% < 1% 347
Muslim 17% 80% 1% 2% 152
Orthodox Christian 36% 61% < 1% 4% 106
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 22% 75% 1% 1% 4,471

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among men by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of men who are ages…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 6,342. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
There are clear standards for what is right and wrong 15% 36% 31% 18% 6,342
Right or wrong depends on the situation 28% 34% 24% 15% 10,428
Neither/both equally 19% 36% 28% 17% 275
Don't know 17% 28% 23% 32% 177

Generational cohort among men by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of men who are…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 6,342. 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% 12% 30% 36% 12% 1% 6,342
Right or wrong depends on the situation 18% 17% 27% 28% 9% 1% 10,428
Neither/both equally 11% 16% 28% 35% 10% 1% 275
Don't know 12% 10% 23% 30% 21% 3% 177

Racial and ethnic composition among men by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of men who identify as…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 6,325. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
There are clear standards for what is right and wrong 74% 9% 2% 12% 3% 6,325
Right or wrong depends on the situation 63% 12% 5% 16% 4% 10,436
Neither/both equally 67% 8% 4% 17% 5% 270
Don't know 54% 12% 2% 29% 3% 176

Immigrant status among men by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of men who are…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 6,399. 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% 8% 80% 6,399
Right or wrong depends on the situation 16% 11% 72% 10,445
Neither/both equally 16% 7% 77% 279
Don't know 33% 5% 62% 175

Income distribution among men by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of men 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 = 5,779. 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% 20% 31% 23% 5,779
Right or wrong depends on the situation 32% 21% 27% 21% 9,479
Neither/both equally 36% 20% 26% 18% 226
Don't know 46% 23% 19% 12% 125

Educational distribution among men by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of men 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 = 6,421. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
There are clear standards for what is right and wrong 39% 32% 18% 11% 6,421
Right or wrong depends on the situation 44% 29% 16% 11% 10,533
Neither/both equally 39% 36% 11% 15% 280
Don't know 59% 21% 13% 7% 179

Marital status among men by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of men who are…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 6,433. 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% 6% 11% 3% 21% 6,433
Right or wrong depends on the situation 43% 9% 12% 3% 33% 10,536
Neither/both equally 46% 6% 12% 4% 33% 280
Don't know 41% 5% 16% 11% 27% 180

Parent of children under 18 among men by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of men who are…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 6,429. 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% 71% 6,429
Right or wrong depends on the situation 25% 75% 10,539
Neither/both equally 22% 78% 282
Don't know 14% 86% 182

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among men by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of men 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 = 6,462. 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% 17% 4% 1% 6% 1% 6,462
Right or wrong depends on the situation 48% 23% 8% 1% 16% 3% 10,584
Neither/both equally 62% 17% 6% 2% 7% 6% 285
Don't know 56% 19% 6% 7% 8% 4% 183

Importance of religion in one's life among men by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of men 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 = 6,462. 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% 22% 8% 8% 1% 6,462
Right or wrong depends on the situation 38% 28% 15% 18% 1% 10,584
Neither/both equally 58% 19% 11% 10% 2% 285
Don't know 55% 21% 7% 10% 7% 183

Attendance at religious services among men by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of men 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 = 6,462. 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% 31% 24% 1% 6,462
Right or wrong depends on the situation 24% 35% 40% < 1% 10,584
Neither/both equally 34% 29% 35% 2% 285
Don't know 35% 21% 40% 4% 183

Frequency of prayer among men by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of men who pray…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,462. 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% 15% 6% 18% 1% 6,462
Right or wrong depends on the situation 38% 16% 8% 37% 1% 10,584
Neither/both equally 52% 15% 6% 23% 4% 285
Don't know 53% 15% 4% 22% 6% 183

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among men by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of men 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 = 6,462. 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% 10% 9% 49% < 1% 6,462
Right or wrong depends on the situation 15% 8% 8% 69% 1% 10,584
Neither/both equally 21% 7% 9% 59% 3% 285
Don't know 29% 10% 6% 52% 3% 183

Frequency of meditation among men by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of men 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 = 6,462. 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% 7% 4% 44% 2% 6,462
Right or wrong depends on the situation 34% 9% 5% 50% 2% 10,584
Neither/both equally 47% 4% 3% 43% 3% 285
Don't know 47% 9% 5% 28% 11% 183

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among men by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of men 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 = 6,462. 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% 13% 8% 14% 1% 6,462
Right or wrong depends on the situation 47% 17% 11% 24% 1% 10,584
Neither/both equally 64% 10% 6% 15% 5% 285
Don't know 53% 10% 8% 16% 13% 183

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among men by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of men 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 = 6,462. 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% 16% 12% 23% 1% 6,462
Right or wrong depends on the situation 45% 16% 14% 24% 1% 10,584
Neither/both equally 54% 11% 12% 19% 3% 285
Don't know 45% 13% 14% 16% 12% 183

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among men by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of men 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 = 6,462. 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% 9% 38% 7% 3% 6,462
Right or wrong depends on the situation 20% 14% 52% 12% 2% 10,584
Neither/both equally 29% 11% 39% 5% 15% 285
Don't know 29% 11% 31% 12% 17% 183

Frequency of reading scripture among men by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of men 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 = 6,462. 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% 11% 8% 37% 1% 6,462
Right or wrong depends on the situation 22% 10% 9% 58% 1% 10,584
Neither/both equally 40% 8% 4% 45% 2% 285
Don't know 34% 10% 6% 44% 6% 183

Interpreting scripture among men by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of men 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 = 6,462. 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% 29% 3% 24% 6% 6,462
Right or wrong depends on the situation 22% 23% 2% 46% 7% 10,584
Neither/both equally 24% 20% 8% 28% 21% 285
Don't know 39% 9% 7% 26% 20% 183

Belief in Heaven among men by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of men who …in heaven

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,462. 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% 17% 8% 6,462
Right or wrong depends on the situation 62% 30% 7% 10,584
Neither/both equally 67% 18% 15% 285
Don't know 64% 22% 14% 183

Belief in Hell among men by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of men who …in hell

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,462. 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 68% 25% 8% 6,462
Right or wrong depends on the situation 50% 42% 7% 10,584
Neither/both equally 58% 25% 16% 285
Don't know 49% 35% 16% 183

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among men by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of men who identify as…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 6,462. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
There are clear standards for what is right and wrong 57% 16% 27% 6,462
Right or wrong depends on the situation 32% 19% 48% 10,584
Neither/both equally 35% 30% 35% 285
Don't know 25% 29% 45% 183

Political ideology among men by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of men who are…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,462. 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% 26% 14% 5% 6,462
Right or wrong depends on the situation 29% 37% 28% 6% 10,584
Neither/both equally 40% 27% 16% 17% 285
Don't know 37% 24% 20% 18% 183

Views about size of government among men by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of men 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 = 6,462. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
There are clear standards for what is right and wrong 72% 24% 2% 2% 6,462
Right or wrong depends on the situation 51% 42% 3% 3% 10,584
Neither/both equally 56% 24% 11% 9% 285
Don't know 46% 38% 7% 10% 183

Views about government aid to the poor among men by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of men 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 = 6,462. 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% 2% 6,462
Right or wrong depends on the situation 40% 54% 4% 2% 10,584
Neither/both equally 41% 39% 17% 3% 285
Don't know 41% 36% 8% 15% 183

Views about abortion among men by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of men 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 = 6,462. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
There are clear standards for what is right and wrong 39% 57% 4% 6,462
Right or wrong depends on the situation 61% 35% 4% 10,584
Neither/both equally 41% 46% 13% 285
Don't know 32% 42% 26% 183

Views about homosexuality among men by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of men 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 = 6,462. 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% 49% 4% 3% 6,462
Right or wrong depends on the situation 66% 27% 4% 3% 10,584
Neither/both equally 46% 30% 15% 9% 285
Don't know 43% 32% 6% 20% 183

Views about same-sex marriage among men by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of men 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 = 6,462. 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% 57% 8% 6,462
Right or wrong depends on the situation 60% 33% 7% 10,584
Neither/both equally 42% 38% 20% 285
Don't know 32% 47% 21% 183

Views about environmental regulation among men by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of men 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 = 6,462. 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% 42% 3% 2% 6,462
Right or wrong depends on the situation 34% 61% 2% 2% 10,584
Neither/both equally 37% 48% 9% 6% 285
Don't know 31% 38% 3% 28% 183

Views about human evolution among men by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of men 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 = 6,462. 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 24% 26% 3% 43% 4% 6,462
Right or wrong depends on the situation 44% 24% 5% 24% 3% 10,584
Neither/both equally 23% 19% 12% 31% 15% 285
Don't know 25% 14% 8% 27% 26% 183