Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among married adults

% of married adults 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 = 17,827. 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 40% 58% 1% 1% 17,827

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

% of married adults 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 = 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.
Buddhist 19% 73% 8% < 1% 103
Catholic 33% 64% 1% 1% 3,810
Evangelical Protestant 58% 39% 2% 1% 4,853
Hindu 21% 78% < 1% 1% 131
Historically Black Protestant 37% 62% 1% < 1% 626
Jehovah's Witness 64% 31% 4% 1% 124
Jewish 24% 72% 2% 1% 498
Mainline Protestant 37% 61% 1% 1% 3,444
Mormon 64% 35% 2% < 1% 454
Muslim 25% 74% < 1% < 1% 110
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 23% 75% 1% 1% 3,150

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DemographicInformation

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

% of married adults who are ages…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 7,129. 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 6% 38% 35% 21% 7,129
Right or wrong depends on the situation 8% 42% 31% 19% 9,940
Neither/both equally 6% 33% 35% 25% 254
Don't know 6% 33% 27% 34% 127

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

% of married adults who are…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 7,129. 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 2% 10% 32% 42% 13% 1% 7,129
Right or wrong depends on the situation 2% 12% 35% 37% 12% 1% 9,940
Neither/both equally 2% 10% 28% 45% 15% 1% 254
Don't know 2% 10% 27% 38% 21% 3% 127

Gender composition among married adults by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of married adults who are…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 7,290. 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% 7,290
Right or wrong depends on the situation 47% 53% 10,141
Neither/both equally 57% 43% 261
Don't know 49% 51% 135

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

% of married adults who identify as…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 7,161. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
There are clear standards for what is right and wrong 79% 7% 2% 9% 3% 7,161
Right or wrong depends on the situation 70% 8% 5% 14% 3% 10,031
Neither/both equally 76% 6% 2% 13% 3% 251
Don't know 55% 3% 2% 36% 5% 129

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

% of married adults who are…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 7,223. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
There are clear standards for what is right and wrong 11% 7% 82% 7,223
Right or wrong depends on the situation 18% 8% 74% 10,041
Neither/both equally 17% 7% 76% 254
Don't know 37% 9% 53% 133

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

% of married adults 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 = 6,333. 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% 19% 37% 27% 6,333
Right or wrong depends on the situation 21% 19% 32% 28% 8,862
Neither/both equally 19% 16% 38% 27% 197

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

% of married adults 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 = 7,253. 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% 32% 21% 13% 7,253
Right or wrong depends on the situation 36% 28% 21% 16% 10,087
Neither/both equally 28% 33% 20% 19% 257
Don't know 58% 23% 11% 8% 134

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

% of married adults who are…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 7,253. 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% 61% 7,253
Right or wrong depends on the situation 41% 59% 10,094
Neither/both equally 32% 68% 258
Don't know 28% 72% 132

BeliefsandPractices

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

% of married adults 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 = 7,290. 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% 7,290
Right or wrong depends on the situation 58% 23% 6% 1% 10% 2% 10,141
Neither/both equally 70% 16% 6% 1% 3% 4% 261
Don't know 60% 20% 5% 3% 6% 5% 135

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

% of married adults 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 = 7,290. 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% 17% 6% 4% 1% 7,290
Right or wrong depends on the situation 48% 27% 12% 12% 1% 10,141
Neither/both equally 66% 21% 8% 4% 1% 261
Don't know 67% 18% 2% 8% 5% 135

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

% of married adults 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 = 7,290. 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% 27% 17% < 1% 7,290
Right or wrong depends on the situation 33% 35% 32% < 1% 10,141
Neither/both equally 49% 31% 19% 2% 261
Don't know 54% 24% 19% 3% 135

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

% of married adults who pray…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 7,290. 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% 13% 4% 11% 1% 7,290
Right or wrong depends on the situation 51% 17% 6% 25% 1% 10,141
Neither/both equally 63% 14% 7% 16% 1% 261
Don't know 68% 15% 3% 11% 3% 135

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

% of married adults 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 = 7,290. 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% 7,290
Right or wrong depends on the situation 20% 8% 8% 63% < 1% 10,141
Neither/both equally 31% 8% 9% 50% 2% 261
Don't know 38% 10% 3% 46% 3% 135

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

% of married adults 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 = 7,290. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
There are clear standards for what is right and wrong 46% 7% 4% 42% 2% 7,290
Right or wrong depends on the situation 38% 9% 4% 48% 1% 10,141
Neither/both equally 42% 6% 3% 46% 3% 261
Don't know 57% 4% 5% 24% 8% 135

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

% of married adults 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 = 7,290. 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% 12% 7% 9% 1% 7,290
Right or wrong depends on the situation 56% 16% 11% 16% 1% 10,141
Neither/both equally 67% 14% 6% 8% 5% 261
Don't know 60% 10% 10% 11% 10% 135

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

% of married adults 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 = 7,290. 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% 24% 2% 7,290
Right or wrong depends on the situation 42% 16% 15% 26% 1% 10,141
Neither/both equally 51% 15% 12% 18% 5% 261
Don't know 44% 16% 8% 20% 11% 135

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

% of married adults 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 = 7,290. 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% 6% 31% 5% 2% 7,290
Right or wrong depends on the situation 26% 11% 50% 10% 2% 10,141
Neither/both equally 38% 9% 33% 6% 13% 261
Don't know 31% 7% 31% 12% 19% 135

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

% of married adults 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 = 7,290. 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% 9% 7% 29% 1% 7,290
Right or wrong depends on the situation 28% 10% 9% 52% 1% 10,141
Neither/both equally 44% 10% 5% 39% 2% 261
Don't know 45% 8% 7% 35% 5% 135

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

% of married adults 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 = 7,290. 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% 29% 4% 17% 5% 7,290
Right or wrong depends on the situation 24% 28% 2% 39% 7% 10,141
Neither/both equally 25% 23% 11% 24% 17% 261
Don't know 42% 14% 9% 24% 11% 135

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

% of married adults who …in heaven

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 7,290. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
There are clear standards for what is right and wrong 79% 13% 8% 7,290
Right or wrong depends on the situation 69% 24% 7% 10,141
Neither/both equally 73% 15% 12% 261
Don't know 67% 20% 14% 135

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

% of married adults who …in hell

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 7,290. 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% 21% 8% 7,290
Right or wrong depends on the situation 51% 40% 8% 10,141
Neither/both equally 59% 27% 14% 261
Don't know 53% 30% 16% 135

SocialandPoliticalViews

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

% of married adults who identify as…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 7,290. 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% 14% 24% 7,290
Right or wrong depends on the situation 34% 18% 48% 10,141
Neither/both equally 48% 21% 30% 261
Don't know 26% 32% 42% 135

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

% of married adults who are…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 7,290. 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% 25% 10% 5% 7,290
Right or wrong depends on the situation 30% 37% 27% 5% 10,141
Neither/both equally 48% 25% 16% 11% 261
Don't know 42% 21% 24% 14% 135

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

% of married adults 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 = 7,290. 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 73% 22% 2% 3% 7,290
Right or wrong depends on the situation 50% 43% 3% 4% 10,141
Neither/both equally 61% 20% 11% 8% 261
Don't know 44% 38% 6% 12% 135

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

% of married adults 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 = 7,290. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
There are clear standards for what is right and wrong 64% 31% 3% 2% 7,290
Right or wrong depends on the situation 42% 53% 4% 2% 10,141
Neither/both equally 46% 38% 13% 3% 261
Don't know 41% 41% 5% 14% 135

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

% of married adults 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 = 7,290. 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 34% 62% 3% 7,290
Right or wrong depends on the situation 61% 35% 4% 10,141
Neither/both equally 42% 49% 9% 261
Don't know 32% 47% 20% 135

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

% of married adults 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 = 7,290. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
There are clear standards for what is right and wrong 40% 52% 4% 3% 7,290
Right or wrong depends on the situation 68% 25% 4% 3% 10,141
Neither/both equally 45% 30% 15% 10% 261
Don't know 44% 36% 4% 16% 135

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

% of married adults 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 = 7,290. 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 30% 63% 7% 7,290
Right or wrong depends on the situation 60% 33% 7% 10,141
Neither/both equally 37% 47% 16% 261
Don't know 30% 45% 25% 135

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

% of married adults 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 = 7,290. 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% 42% 3% 2% 7,290
Right or wrong depends on the situation 33% 62% 2% 2% 10,141
Neither/both equally 40% 46% 9% 4% 261
Don't know 35% 38% 3% 24% 135

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

% of married adults 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 = 7,290. 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% 25% 3% 51% 4% 7,290
Right or wrong depends on the situation 38% 26% 5% 28% 4% 10,141
Neither/both equally 18% 24% 11% 34% 14% 261
Don't know 19% 13% 11% 32% 25% 135