Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among non-parents

% of non-parents 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 = 26,567. 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 32% 65% 2% 1% 26,567

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Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among non-parents by religious group

% of non-parents 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 = 217. 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 22% 74% 4% < 1% 217
Catholic 31% 67% 1% 1% 5,411
Evangelical Protestant 49% 49% 2% 1% 6,385
Hindu 21% 75% 2% 2% 115
Historically Black Protestant 29% 69% 1% 1% 1,421
Jehovah's Witness 58% 37% 3% 2% 182
Jewish 20% 77% 2% 1% 661
Mainline Protestant 32% 65% 2% 1% 4,844
Mormon 55% 44% 2% < 1% 419
Muslim 21% 74% 1% 4% 147
Orthodox Christian 28% 70% 1% 1% 137
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 19% 78% 1% 1% 5,788

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among non-parents by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of non-parents who are ages…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 8,883. 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 16% 19% 37% 28% 8,883
Right or wrong depends on the situation 29% 21% 29% 22% 16,421
Neither/both equally 15% 21% 36% 27% 421
Don't know 14% 18% 24% 44% 296

Generational cohort among non-parents by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of non-parents who are…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 8,883. 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% 8% 16% 45% 18% 2% 8,883
Right or wrong depends on the situation 21% 13% 16% 35% 14% 2% 16,421
Neither/both equally 11% 11% 15% 44% 18% 1% 421
Don't know 9% 8% 15% 31% 30% 7% 296

Gender composition among non-parents by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of non-parents who are…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 9,095. 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% 47% 9,095
Right or wrong depends on the situation 49% 51% 16,722
Neither/both equally 58% 42% 441
Don't know 52% 48% 309

Racial and ethnic composition among non-parents by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of non-parents who identify as…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 8,940. 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 75% 10% 2% 10% 3% 8,940
Right or wrong depends on the situation 66% 12% 4% 13% 4% 16,507
Neither/both equally 68% 8% 3% 15% 5% 421
Don't know 60% 10% 2% 25% 3% 296

Immigrant status among non-parents by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of non-parents who are…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 9,006. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
There are clear standards for what is right and wrong 10% 9% 82% 9,006
Right or wrong depends on the situation 13% 12% 75% 16,484
Neither/both equally 13% 8% 79% 430
Don't know 27% 7% 66% 297

Income distribution among non-parents by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of non-parents 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 = 7,795. 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% 21% 29% 18% 7,795
Right or wrong depends on the situation 37% 21% 25% 17% 14,391
Neither/both equally 38% 18% 27% 16% 324
Don't know 51% 25% 16% 8% 199

Educational distribution among non-parents by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of non-parents 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 = 9,045. 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 41% 33% 16% 10% 9,045
Right or wrong depends on the situation 43% 31% 16% 10% 16,640
Neither/both equally 38% 34% 14% 15% 435
Don't know 63% 21% 13% 3% 301

Marital status among non-parents by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of non-parents who are…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 9,051. 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% 5% 13% 8% 23% 9,051
Right or wrong depends on the situation 36% 8% 14% 8% 34% 16,643
Neither/both equally 40% 5% 14% 10% 30% 434
Don't know 36% 5% 12% 22% 25% 302

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among non-parents by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of non-parents 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 = 9,095. 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 75% 14% 3% 1% 5% 1% 9,095
Right or wrong depends on the situation 55% 22% 7% 1% 13% 3% 16,722
Neither/both equally 63% 19% 5% 2% 5% 5% 441
Don't know 65% 16% 5% 6% 6% 3% 309

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

% of non-parents 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 = 9,095. 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 67% 19% 7% 7% 1% 9,095
Right or wrong depends on the situation 44% 27% 14% 15% 1% 16,722
Neither/both equally 62% 17% 12% 8% 1% 441
Don't know 65% 18% 4% 8% 5% 309

Attendance at religious services among non-parents by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of non-parents 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 = 9,095. 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% 29% 23% 1% 9,095
Right or wrong depends on the situation 28% 34% 37% 1% 16,722
Neither/both equally 36% 31% 31% 2% 441
Don't know 37% 25% 34% 4% 309

Frequency of prayer among non-parents by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of non-parents who pray…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 9,095. 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 67% 13% 4% 14% 1% 9,095
Right or wrong depends on the situation 47% 16% 7% 30% 1% 16,722
Neither/both equally 62% 14% 3% 18% 3% 441
Don't know 60% 14% 2% 18% 5% 309

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

% of non-parents 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 = 9,095. 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% 9% 9% 47% 1% 9,095
Right or wrong depends on the situation 18% 8% 8% 66% 1% 16,722
Neither/both equally 26% 7% 8% 57% 2% 441
Don't know 27% 9% 4% 57% 4% 309

Frequency of meditation among non-parents by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of non-parents 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 = 9,095. 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% 7% 4% 39% 2% 9,095
Right or wrong depends on the situation 37% 10% 5% 47% 2% 16,722
Neither/both equally 52% 6% 3% 36% 4% 441
Don't know 55% 5% 4% 27% 9% 309

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

% of non-parents 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 = 9,095. 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 69% 11% 7% 12% 1% 9,095
Right or wrong depends on the situation 53% 16% 11% 19% 1% 16,722
Neither/both equally 66% 11% 6% 13% 5% 441
Don't know 58% 10% 6% 16% 10% 309

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

% of non-parents 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 = 9,095. 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% 15% 11% 23% 2% 9,095
Right or wrong depends on the situation 45% 16% 13% 24% 1% 16,722
Neither/both equally 58% 9% 11% 18% 4% 441
Don't know 44% 12% 9% 22% 13% 309

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among non-parents by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of non-parents 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 = 9,095. 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% 8% 35% 6% 2% 9,095
Right or wrong depends on the situation 24% 13% 50% 11% 2% 16,722
Neither/both equally 32% 13% 38% 4% 13% 441
Don't know 32% 8% 33% 11% 16% 309

Frequency of reading scripture among non-parents by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of non-parents 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 = 9,095. 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% 10% 7% 33% 1% 9,095
Right or wrong depends on the situation 27% 10% 9% 54% 1% 16,722
Neither/both equally 44% 9% 5% 40% 3% 441
Don't know 38% 8% 6% 42% 5% 309

Interpreting scripture among non-parents by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of non-parents 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 = 9,095. 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 41% 28% 3% 21% 6% 9,095
Right or wrong depends on the situation 24% 25% 2% 42% 7% 16,722
Neither/both equally 29% 19% 8% 27% 18% 441
Don't know 45% 9% 9% 22% 14% 309

Belief in Heaven among non-parents by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of non-parents who …in heaven

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 9,095. 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 78% 15% 7% 9,095
Right or wrong depends on the situation 67% 26% 7% 16,722
Neither/both equally 68% 19% 13% 441
Don't know 69% 16% 15% 309

Belief in Hell among non-parents by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of non-parents who …in hell

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 9,095. 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% 24% 8% 9,095
Right or wrong depends on the situation 50% 41% 8% 16,722
Neither/both equally 55% 29% 16% 441
Don't know 51% 29% 21% 309

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among non-parents by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of non-parents who identify as…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 9,095. 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% 16% 31% 9,095
Right or wrong depends on the situation 29% 18% 53% 16,722
Neither/both equally 33% 28% 39% 441
Don't know 28% 33% 39% 309

Political ideology among non-parents by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of non-parents who are…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 9,095. 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% 27% 14% 6% 9,095
Right or wrong depends on the situation 27% 36% 30% 6% 16,722
Neither/both equally 35% 29% 17% 19% 441
Don't know 38% 20% 20% 23% 309

Views about size of government among non-parents by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of non-parents 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 = 9,095. 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 66% 28% 2% 3% 9,095
Right or wrong depends on the situation 45% 47% 3% 4% 16,722
Neither/both equally 51% 25% 15% 9% 441
Don't know 44% 39% 6% 12% 309

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

% of non-parents 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 = 9,095. 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 58% 37% 4% 2% 9,095
Right or wrong depends on the situation 37% 57% 4% 2% 16,722
Neither/both equally 35% 44% 18% 3% 441
Don't know 41% 36% 5% 18% 309

Views about abortion among non-parents by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of non-parents 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 = 9,095. 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% 56% 4% 9,095
Right or wrong depends on the situation 63% 33% 4% 16,722
Neither/both equally 45% 43% 12% 441
Don't know 32% 43% 25% 309

Views about homosexuality among non-parents by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of non-parents 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 = 9,095. 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% 46% 4% 4% 9,095
Right or wrong depends on the situation 71% 23% 3% 3% 16,722
Neither/both equally 51% 29% 16% 5% 441
Don't know 39% 37% 5% 18% 309

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

% of non-parents 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 = 9,095. 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% 56% 8% 9,095
Right or wrong depends on the situation 63% 30% 7% 16,722
Neither/both equally 45% 36% 19% 441
Don't know 29% 47% 24% 309

Views about environmental regulation among non-parents by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of non-parents 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 = 9,095. 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% 46% 2% 3% 9,095
Right or wrong depends on the situation 32% 62% 2% 3% 16,722
Neither/both equally 32% 50% 11% 7% 441
Don't know 31% 31% 5% 33% 309

Views about human evolution among non-parents by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of non-parents 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 = 9,095. 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 21% 25% 3% 47% 4% 9,095
Right or wrong depends on the situation 40% 25% 5% 27% 4% 16,722
Neither/both equally 22% 19% 11% 35% 13% 441
Don't know 18% 17% 9% 28% 28% 309