Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among parents

% of 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 = 8,366. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
2014 35% 63% 1% 1% 8,366

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

% of 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 = 0. 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.
Catholic 29% 69% 1% 1% 1,761
Evangelical Protestant 52% 46% 1% 1% 2,175
Historically Black Protestant 31% 67% 1% 1% 487
Jewish 26% 72% 1% 1% 184
Mainline Protestant 33% 66% 1% 1% 1,218
Mormon 61% 37% 2% < 1% 242
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 23% 75% 1% 1% 1,744

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DemographicInformation

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

% of parents who are ages…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 3,013. 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 13% 70% 15% 2% 3,013
Right or wrong depends on the situation 19% 67% 13% 2% 5,088

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

% of 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 = 3,013. 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 4% 21% 58% 16% 1% < 1% 3,013
Right or wrong depends on the situation 7% 24% 55% 13% 1% < 1% 5,088

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

% of parents who are…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 3,056. 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% 51% 3,056
Right or wrong depends on the situation 41% 59% 5,159

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

% of parents who identify as…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 3,013. 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% 11% 3% 16% 4% 3,013
Right or wrong depends on the situation 56% 14% 5% 22% 4% 5,119

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

% of parents who are…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 3,023. 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% 7% 76% 3,023
Right or wrong depends on the situation 23% 8% 69% 5,091

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

% of 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 = 2,814. 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% 32% 23% 2,814
Right or wrong depends on the situation 35% 18% 25% 22% 4,791

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

% of 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 = 3,049. 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.
There are clear standards for what is right and wrong 32% 35% 21% 12% 3,049
Right or wrong depends on the situation 39% 31% 18% 13% 5,138

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

% of 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 = 3,053. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
There are clear standards for what is right and wrong 74% 6% 10% 1% 9% 3,053
Right or wrong depends on the situation 62% 10% 13% 2% 13% 5,145

BeliefsandPractices

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

% of 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 = 3,056. 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 77% 15% 3% 1% 3% 1% 3,056
Right or wrong depends on the situation 59% 24% 6% < 1% 9% 2% 5,159

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

% of 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 = 3,056. 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% 20% 6% 4% 1% 3,056
Right or wrong depends on the situation 49% 28% 11% 11% < 1% 5,159

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

% of 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 = 3,056. 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% 31% 17% < 1% 3,056
Right or wrong depends on the situation 30% 39% 31% < 1% 5,159

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

% of 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 = 3,056. 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% 3,056
Right or wrong depends on the situation 52% 18% 6% 24% < 1% 5,159

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

% of 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 = 3,056. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
There are clear standards for what is right and wrong 37% 13% 9% 41% < 1% 3,056
Right or wrong depends on the situation 21% 11% 9% 59% < 1% 5,159

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

% of 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 = 3,056. 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% 7% 3% 47% 2% 3,056
Right or wrong depends on the situation 37% 8% 4% 49% 1% 5,159

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

% of 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 = 3,056. 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% 14% 9% 9% 1% 3,056
Right or wrong depends on the situation 55% 17% 10% 17% 1% 5,159

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

% of 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 = 3,056. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
There are clear standards for what is right and wrong 43% 19% 13% 24% 1% 3,056
Right or wrong depends on the situation 42% 16% 14% 26% 1% 5,159

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

% of 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 = 3,056. 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% 7% 33% 6% 2% 3,056
Right or wrong depends on the situation 26% 10% 51% 11% 2% 5,159

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

% of 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 = 3,056. 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% 11% 8% 29% < 1% 3,056
Right or wrong depends on the situation 30% 11% 9% 49% < 1% 5,159

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

% of 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 = 3,056. 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% 32% 3% 18% 5% 3,056
Right or wrong depends on the situation 27% 27% 2% 36% 8% 5,159

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

% of parents who …in heaven

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,056. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
There are clear standards for what is right and wrong 81% 12% 7% 3,056
Right or wrong depends on the situation 72% 22% 6% 5,159

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

% of parents who …in hell

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,056. 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% 21% 6% 3,056
Right or wrong depends on the situation 57% 36% 7% 5,159

SocialandPoliticalViews

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

% of parents who identify as…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 3,056. 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% 18% 29% 3,056
Right or wrong depends on the situation 29% 22% 49% 5,159

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

% of parents who are…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,056. 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% 28% 14% 6% 3,056
Right or wrong depends on the situation 29% 37% 28% 7% 5,159

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

% of 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 = 3,056. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
There are clear standards for what is right and wrong 63% 31% 2% 3% 3,056
Right or wrong depends on the situation 42% 52% 3% 3% 5,159

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

% of 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 = 3,056. 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% 1% 3,056
Right or wrong depends on the situation 40% 55% 4% 2% 5,159

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

% of 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 = 3,056. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
There are clear standards for what is right and wrong 37% 61% 3% 3,056
Right or wrong depends on the situation 57% 40% 3% 5,159

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

% of 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 = 3,056. 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% 46% 4% 3% 3,056
Right or wrong depends on the situation 70% 23% 4% 3% 5,159

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

% of 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 = 3,056. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
There are clear standards for what is right and wrong 38% 55% 7% 3,056
Right or wrong depends on the situation 62% 31% 7% 5,159

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

% of 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 = 3,056. 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% 48% 3% 3% 3,056
Right or wrong depends on the situation 33% 63% 2% 2% 5,159

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

% of 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 = 3,056. 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 20% 25% 2% 49% 3% 3,056
Right or wrong depends on the situation 38% 27% 4% 28% 4% 5,159