Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among baby Boomers

% of baby Boomers 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 = 13,049. 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 38% 59% 2% 1% 13,049

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

% of baby Boomers 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 = 107. 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 24% 72% 4% < 1% 107
Catholic 33% 64% 2% 1% 2,905
Evangelical Protestant 55% 42% 2% 1% 3,416
Historically Black Protestant 29% 70% 1% < 1% 749
Jewish 25% 73% 2% < 1% 330
Mainline Protestant 35% 62% 2% 1% 2,435
Mormon 61% 37% 2% < 1% 214
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 24% 73% 1% 2% 2,281

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DemographicInformation

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

% of baby Boomers who are ages…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 5,103. 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 < 1% < 1% 84% 16% 5,103
Right or wrong depends on the situation < 1% < 1% 84% 16% 7,620
Neither/both equally < 1% < 1% 84% 16% 221
Don't know < 1% < 1% 82% 18% 105

Gender composition among baby Boomers by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of baby Boomers who are…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 5,103. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
There are clear standards for what is right and wrong 52% 48% 5,103
Right or wrong depends on the situation 46% 54% 7,620
Neither/both equally 54% 46% 221
Don't know 50% 50% 105

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

% of baby Boomers who identify as…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 5,009. 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 80% 9% 2% 7% 3% 5,009
Right or wrong depends on the situation 69% 12% 3% 12% 4% 7,529
Neither/both equally 70% 8% 2% 16% 4% 214

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

% of baby Boomers who are…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 5,059. 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% 6% 86% 5,059
Right or wrong depends on the situation 14% 7% 79% 7,552
Neither/both equally 16% 6% 78% 215
Don't know 25% 6% 69% 103

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

% of baby Boomers 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 = 4,528. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
There are clear standards for what is right and wrong 26% 18% 33% 23% 4,528
Right or wrong depends on the situation 35% 19% 25% 21% 6,792
Neither/both equally 34% 14% 31% 21% 170

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

% of baby Boomers 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 = 5,088. 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% 32% 18% 11% 5,088
Right or wrong depends on the situation 44% 28% 16% 12% 7,597
Neither/both equally 38% 31% 14% 16% 220
Don't know 61% 23% 12% 4% 105

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

% of baby Boomers who are…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 5,081. 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% 3% 16% 5% 8% 5,081
Right or wrong depends on the situation 56% 5% 21% 7% 10% 7,596
Neither/both equally 56% 4% 23% 6% 11% 219
Don't know 52% 3% 16% 11% 18% 103

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

% of baby Boomers who are…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 5,092. 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% 86% 5,092
Right or wrong depends on the situation 13% 87% 7,609
Neither/both equally 11% 89% 221
Don't know 17% 83% 105

BeliefsandPractices

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

% of baby Boomers 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 = 5,103. 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 80% 13% 3% < 1% 3% 1% 5,103
Right or wrong depends on the situation 63% 22% 5% 1% 8% 2% 7,620
Neither/both equally 62% 22% 5% 3% 4% 3% 221
Don't know 61% 19% 4% 6% 4% 6% 105

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

% of baby Boomers 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 = 5,103. 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% 19% 6% 5% 1% 5,103
Right or wrong depends on the situation 51% 27% 10% 11% 1% 7,620
Neither/both equally 60% 21% 13% 5% 1% 221
Don't know 59% 23% 3% 9% 6% 105

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

% of baby Boomers 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 = 5,103. 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% 30% 19% < 1% 5,103
Right or wrong depends on the situation 30% 35% 34% 1% 7,620
Neither/both equally 36% 31% 32% 2% 221
Don't know 37% 20% 41% 2% 105

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

% of baby Boomers who pray…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,103. 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% 14% 4% 11% 1% 5,103
Right or wrong depends on the situation 54% 17% 6% 22% 1% 7,620
Neither/both equally 66% 14% 3% 16% 1% 221
Don't know 63% 12% 1% 19% 5% 105

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

% of baby Boomers 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 = 5,103. 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% 9% 9% 45% 1% 5,103
Right or wrong depends on the situation 21% 7% 7% 64% 1% 7,620
Neither/both equally 23% 9% 6% 62% < 1% 221
Don't know 23% 11% 2% 64% 1% 105

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

% of baby Boomers 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 = 5,103. 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% 6% 4% 40% 2% 5,103
Right or wrong depends on the situation 42% 8% 4% 44% 2% 7,620
Neither/both equally 49% 5% 3% 42% 1% 221
Don't know 56% 2% 5% 27% 10% 105

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

% of baby Boomers 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 = 5,103. 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% 11% 7% 10% 1% 5,103
Right or wrong depends on the situation 57% 14% 10% 17% 1% 7,620
Neither/both equally 69% 10% 4% 11% 5% 221
Don't know 57% 3% 12% 14% 14% 105

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

% of baby Boomers 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 = 5,103. 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% 15% 11% 23% 1% 5,103
Right or wrong depends on the situation 46% 15% 13% 25% 2% 7,620
Neither/both equally 53% 12% 8% 21% 6% 221
Don't know 46% 12% 11% 14% 17% 105

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

% of baby Boomers 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 = 5,103. 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% 6% 33% 4% 2% 5,103
Right or wrong depends on the situation 27% 10% 51% 9% 2% 7,620
Neither/both equally 31% 13% 40% 6% 11% 221
Don't know 27% 10% 36% 9% 19% 105

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

% of baby Boomers 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 = 5,103. 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% 9% 7% 32% 1% 5,103
Right or wrong depends on the situation 30% 10% 9% 51% 1% 7,620
Neither/both equally 41% 6% 8% 42% 3% 221
Don't know 44% 7% 3% 45% 1% 105

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

% of baby Boomers 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 = 5,103. 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% 28% 3% 19% 5% 5,103
Right or wrong depends on the situation 29% 25% 3% 36% 8% 7,620
Neither/both equally 30% 14% 8% 27% 21% 221
Don't know 42% 14% 12% 17% 15% 105

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

% of baby Boomers who …in heaven

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,103. 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 80% 13% 7% 5,103
Right or wrong depends on the situation 71% 21% 8% 7,620
Neither/both equally 72% 19% 10% 221
Don't know 62% 22% 17% 105

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

% of baby Boomers who …in hell

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,103. 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% 8% 5,103
Right or wrong depends on the situation 52% 39% 9% 7,620
Neither/both equally 59% 26% 15% 221
Don't know 43% 32% 24% 105

SocialandPoliticalViews

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

% of baby Boomers who identify as…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 5,103. 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% 13% 30% 5,103
Right or wrong depends on the situation 29% 17% 54% 7,620
Neither/both equally 36% 25% 39% 221
Don't know 42% 24% 33% 105

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

% of baby Boomers who are…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,103. 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% 25% 12% 4% 5,103
Right or wrong depends on the situation 30% 36% 28% 6% 7,620
Neither/both equally 36% 29% 16% 19% 221
Don't know 32% 17% 29% 22% 105

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

% of baby Boomers 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 = 5,103. 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% 24% 3% 3% 5,103
Right or wrong depends on the situation 45% 47% 3% 4% 7,620
Neither/both equally 47% 31% 15% 7% 221
Don't know 45% 36% 6% 14% 105

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

% of baby Boomers 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 = 5,103. 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% 35% 3% 2% 5,103
Right or wrong depends on the situation 36% 58% 4% 2% 7,620
Neither/both equally 33% 47% 19% 1% 221
Don't know 42% 35% 8% 15% 105

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

% of baby Boomers 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 = 5,103. 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% 5,103
Right or wrong depends on the situation 63% 32% 4% 7,620
Neither/both equally 44% 40% 16% 221
Don't know 33% 43% 24% 105

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

% of baby Boomers 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 = 5,103. 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% 50% 4% 3% 5,103
Right or wrong depends on the situation 67% 26% 4% 3% 7,620
Neither/both equally 51% 27% 16% 6% 221
Don't know 41% 29% 8% 23% 105

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

% of baby Boomers 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 = 5,103. 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% 61% 7% 5,103
Right or wrong depends on the situation 57% 35% 8% 7,620
Neither/both equally 44% 35% 20% 221
Don't know 30% 51% 19% 105

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

% of baby Boomers 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 = 5,103. 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% 43% 2% 2% 5,103
Right or wrong depends on the situation 34% 61% 2% 3% 7,620
Neither/both equally 36% 49% 8% 7% 221
Don't know 34% 34% 5% 26% 105

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

% of baby Boomers 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 = 5,103. 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% 27% 3% 49% 4% 5,103
Right or wrong depends on the situation 34% 27% 5% 30% 4% 7,620
Neither/both equally 18% 18% 15% 37% 12% 221
Don't know 16% 26% 7% 21% 30% 105