Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among women

% of women 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 = 17,557. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
2014 31% 66% 1% 1% 17,557

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

% of women 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 = 126. 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 27% 72% 1% < 1% 126
Catholic 27% 70% 1% 1% 3,776
Evangelical Protestant 47% 51% 1% 1% 4,532
Historically Black Protestant 27% 71% 1% 1% 1,098
Jehovah's Witness 54% 42% 2% 1% 158
Jewish 21% 76% 1% 1% 419
Mainline Protestant 29% 69% 1% 1% 3,305
Mormon 56% 42% 1% < 1% 317
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 18% 81% 1% 1% 3,085

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DemographicInformation

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

% of women who are ages…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 5,583. 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% 34% 30% 21% 5,583
Right or wrong depends on the situation 24% 33% 25% 18% 11,122
Neither/both equally 10% 28% 35% 27% 242
Don't know 13% 27% 23% 38% 176

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

% of women who are…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 5,583. 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 8% 12% 28% 36% 14% 1% 5,583
Right or wrong depends on the situation 15% 15% 27% 29% 12% 1% 11,122
Neither/both equally 7% 11% 20% 40% 20% 1% 242
Don't know 8% 7% 24% 27% 26% 8% 176

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

% of women who identify as…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 5,669. 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% 11% 2% 12% 3% 5,669
Right or wrong depends on the situation 63% 13% 4% 16% 4% 11,253
Neither/both equally 66% 9% < 1% 20% 5% 242
Don't know 51% 9% < 1% 34% 5% 178

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

% of women who are…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 5,678. 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% 5,678
Right or wrong depends on the situation 16% 11% 74% 11,193
Neither/both equally 20% 8% 73% 245
Don't know 27% 14% 59% 179

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

% of women who have a household income of…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Less than $30,000 $30,000-$49,999 $50,000-$99,999 $100,000 or more Sample Size
Sample size = 4,853. 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% 20% 29% 16% 4,853
Right or wrong depends on the situation 41% 20% 23% 16% 9,734
Neither/both equally 46% 11% 28% 14% 176
Don't know 61% 24% 7% 8% 118

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

% of women who have completed…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 5,711. 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% 9% 5,711
Right or wrong depends on the situation 40% 32% 17% 11% 11,310
Neither/both equally 34% 33% 20% 13% 252
Don't know 72% 19% 8% 2% 182

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

% of women who are…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 5,714. 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% 5% 13% 9% 16% 5,714
Right or wrong depends on the situation 43% 9% 14% 9% 24% 11,316
Neither/both equally 45% 7% 18% 12% 18% 251
Don't know 38% 6% 10% 25% 20% 181

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

% of women who are…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 5,722. 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% 5,722
Right or wrong depends on the situation 31% 69% 11,342
Neither/both equally 26% 74% 253
Don't know 30% 70% 184

BeliefsandPractices

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

% of women who say they…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Believe in God; absolutely certain Believe in God; fairly certain Believe in God; not too/not at all certain Believe in God; don't know Do not believe in God Other/don't know if they believe in God Sample Size
Sample size = 5,744. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
There are clear standards for what is right and wrong 81% 12% 2% 1% 3% 1% 5,744
Right or wrong depends on the situation 63% 21% 5% 1% 8% 2% 11,371
Neither/both equally 72% 19% 2% 2% 2% 3% 255
Don't know 73% 18% 2% 3% 2% 1% 187

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

% of women who say religion is…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,744. 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% 17% 5% 4% 1% 5,744
Right or wrong depends on the situation 52% 26% 11% 10% 1% 11,371
Neither/both equally 69% 17% 9% 4% < 1% 255
Don't know 78% 13% 2% 5% 2% 187

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

% of women who attend religious services…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong At least once a week Once or twice a month/a few times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,744. 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% 28% 18% < 1% 5,744
Right or wrong depends on the situation 33% 36% 31% 1% 11,371
Neither/both equally 45% 30% 23% 2% 255
Don't know 48% 29% 20% 3% 187

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

% of women who pray…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,744. 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% 12% 3% 8% 1% 5,744
Right or wrong depends on the situation 57% 17% 5% 20% 1% 11,371
Neither/both equally 78% 10% 2% 8% 1% 255
Don't know 73% 13% 1% 9% 4% 187

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

% of women 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 = 5,744. 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% 11% 9% 41% 1% 5,744
Right or wrong depends on the situation 22% 9% 8% 60% 1% 11,371
Neither/both equally 33% 9% 5% 52% 1% 255
Don't know 35% 7% 4% 50% 5% 187

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

% of women who meditate…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,744. 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% 7% 3% 39% 2% 5,744
Right or wrong depends on the situation 40% 9% 4% 45% 1% 11,371
Neither/both equally 50% 8% 4% 34% 4% 255
Don't know 64% 2% 2% 26% 5% 187

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

% of women who feel a sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,744. 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% 11% 6% 8% 1% 5,744
Right or wrong depends on the situation 59% 16% 10% 14% 1% 11,371
Neither/both equally 66% 13% 4% 12% 5% 255
Don't know 67% 11% 8% 10% 4% 187

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

% of women who feel a sense of wonder about the universe…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,744. 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% 11% 24% 2% 5,744
Right or wrong depends on the situation 44% 16% 13% 26% 1% 11,371
Neither/both equally 55% 14% 8% 17% 6% 255
Don't know 46% 12% 6% 24% 12% 187

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

% of women who say they look to…most for guidance on right and wrong

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Religion Philosophy/reason Common sense Science Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,744. 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% 6% 30% 4% 2% 5,744
Right or wrong depends on the situation 28% 11% 49% 9% 2% 11,371
Neither/both equally 41% 12% 33% 5% 8% 255
Don't know 39% 4% 35% 7% 14% 187

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

% of women who read scripture…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,744. 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% 10% 7% 27% 1% 5,744
Right or wrong depends on the situation 32% 11% 8% 48% 1% 11,371
Neither/both equally 49% 9% 7% 32% 3% 255
Don't know 50% 8% 6% 34% 3% 187

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

% of women who say the holy scripture is…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Word of God; should be taken literally Word of God; not everything taken literally Word of God; other/don't know Not the word of God Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,744. 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% 29% 4% 15% 5% 5,744
Right or wrong depends on the situation 28% 28% 2% 35% 7% 11,371
Neither/both equally 31% 19% 11% 26% 13% 255
Don't know 47% 15% 11% 18% 9% 187

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

% of women who …in heaven

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,744. 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 82% 11% 7% 5,744
Right or wrong depends on the situation 73% 20% 7% 11,371
Neither/both equally 72% 16% 12% 255
Don't know 77% 11% 12% 187

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

% of women who …in hell

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,744. 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% 22% 7% 5,744
Right or wrong depends on the situation 54% 37% 9% 11,371
Neither/both equally 57% 27% 16% 255
Don't know 56% 23% 21% 187

SocialandPoliticalViews

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

% of women who identify as…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 5,744. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
There are clear standards for what is right and wrong 50% 16% 34% 5,744
Right or wrong depends on the situation 26% 19% 55% 11,371
Neither/both equally 35% 27% 38% 255
Don't know 28% 37% 35% 187

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

% of women who are…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,744. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
There are clear standards for what is right and wrong 50% 29% 14% 7% 5,744
Right or wrong depends on the situation 26% 36% 31% 7% 11,371
Neither/both equally 36% 29% 16% 19% 255
Don't know 34% 13% 29% 24% 187

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

% of women who would rather have…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,744. 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% 35% 3% 4% 5,744
Right or wrong depends on the situation 39% 54% 3% 4% 11,371
Neither/both equally 44% 28% 20% 9% 255
Don't know 36% 46% 6% 13% 187

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

% of women who say government aid to the poor…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Does more harm than good Does more good than harm Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,744. 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% 41% 4% 2% 5,744
Right or wrong depends on the situation 36% 59% 4% 2% 11,371
Neither/both equally 31% 50% 16% 3% 255
Don't know 33% 42% 4% 21% 187

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

% of women who say abortion should be…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Legal in all/most cases Illegal in all/most cases Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,744. 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% 58% 3% 5,744
Right or wrong depends on the situation 61% 35% 4% 11,371
Neither/both equally 45% 42% 13% 255
Don't know 29% 48% 23% 187

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

% of women who say homosexuality…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,744. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
There are clear standards for what is right and wrong 48% 44% 4% 4% 5,744
Right or wrong depends on the situation 74% 19% 3% 3% 11,371
Neither/both equally 54% 28% 14% 4% 255
Don't know 42% 39% 5% 15% 187

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

% of women who …same-sex marriage

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,744. 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 38% 55% 7% 5,744
Right or wrong depends on the situation 65% 28% 7% 11,371
Neither/both equally 44% 40% 16% 255
Don't know 34% 42% 23% 187

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

% of women who say…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Stricter environmental laws and regulations cost too many jobs and hurt the economy Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,744. 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% 52% 2% 3% 5,744
Right or wrong depends on the situation 30% 64% 2% 4% 11,371
Neither/both equally 27% 49% 15% 9% 255
Don't know 32% 29% 6% 34% 187

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

% of women who say humans…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Evolved; due to natural processes Evolved; due to God's design Evolved; don't know how Always existed in present form Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,744. 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% 23% 2% 53% 4% 5,744
Right or wrong depends on the situation 35% 26% 4% 30% 4% 11,371
Neither/both equally 17% 23% 8% 39% 13% 255
Don't know 13% 16% 11% 28% 32% 187