Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among democrats and Democratic leaners

% of democrats and Democratic leaners 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 = 15,682. 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 23% 75% 1% 1% 15,682

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Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among democrats and Democratic leaners by religious group

% of democrats and Democratic leaners 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 = 184. 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 18% 79% 4% < 1% 184
Catholic 23% 74% 1% 1% 3,118
Evangelical Protestant 32% 65% 1% 1% 2,307
Hindu 16% 84% < 1% < 1% 113
Historically Black Protestant 28% 70% 1% 1% 1,557
Jewish 17% 81% 2% < 1% 575
Mainline Protestant 21% 76% 2% 1% 2,511
Mormon 29% 71% < 1% < 1% 110
Muslim 20% 80% < 1% < 1% 150
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 16% 82% 1% 1% 4,348

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among democrats and Democratic leaners by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of democrats and Democratic leaners who are ages…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 3,474. 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% 35% 30% 19% 3,474
Right or wrong depends on the situation 26% 33% 25% 17% 11,635
Neither/both equally 13% 29% 34% 23% 204
Don't know 12% 28% 19% 41% 145

Generational cohort among democrats and Democratic leaners by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of democrats and Democratic leaners who are…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 3,474. 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 9% 13% 29% 35% 12% 1% 3,474
Right or wrong depends on the situation 17% 16% 26% 30% 11% 1% 11,635
Neither/both equally 8% 16% 19% 40% 16% 2% 204
Don't know 4% 9% 27% 24% 32% 4% 145

Gender composition among democrats and Democratic leaners by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of democrats and Democratic leaners who are…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 3,534. 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% 54% 3,534
Right or wrong depends on the situation 44% 56% 11,786
Neither/both equally 55% 45% 210
Don't know 53% 47% 152

Racial and ethnic composition among democrats and Democratic leaners by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of democrats and Democratic leaners who identify as…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 3,497. 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% 24% 3% 17% 4% 3,497
Right or wrong depends on the situation 57% 19% 5% 16% 4% 11,675
Neither/both equally 58% 15% 5% 18% 3% 204
Don't know 49% 14% 1% 35% 2% 147

Immigrant status among democrats and Democratic leaners by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of democrats and Democratic leaners who are…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 3,501. 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% 10% 74% 3,501
Right or wrong depends on the situation 16% 13% 72% 11,649
Neither/both equally 19% 8% 73% 205
Don't know 27% 11% 62% 145

Income distribution among democrats and Democratic leaners by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of democrats and Democratic leaners 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 = 3,202. 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% 20% 25% 16% 3,202
Right or wrong depends on the situation 37% 20% 24% 18% 10,647
Neither/both equally 40% 20% 26% 14% 164
Don't know 54% 24% 10% 12% 109

Educational distribution among democrats and Democratic leaners by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of democrats and Democratic leaners 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 = 3,517. 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% 33% 16% 11% 3,517
Right or wrong depends on the situation 38% 30% 18% 14% 11,752
Neither/both equally 30% 35% 15% 20% 209
Don't know 67% 16% 12% 5% 150

Marital status among democrats and Democratic leaners by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of democrats and Democratic leaners who are…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 3,523. 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% 7% 15% 7% 24% 3,523
Right or wrong depends on the situation 40% 9% 14% 7% 30% 11,748
Neither/both equally 37% 12% 15% 7% 29% 207
Don't know 42% 5% 15% 20% 19% 150

Parent of children under 18 among democrats and Democratic leaners by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of democrats and Democratic leaners who are…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 3,524. 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% 70% 3,524
Right or wrong depends on the situation 26% 74% 11,760
Neither/both equally 19% 81% 209
Don't know 21% 79% 148

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among democrats and Democratic leaners by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of democrats and Democratic leaners 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 = 3,534. 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% 18% 5% 1% 8% 1% 3,534
Right or wrong depends on the situation 52% 22% 8% 1% 15% 3% 11,786
Neither/both equally 54% 22% 9% 3% 7% 5% 210
Don't know 63% 20% 7% 3% 6% 2% 152

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

% of democrats and Democratic leaners 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 = 3,534. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
There are clear standards for what is right and wrong 59% 22% 8% 10% < 1% 3,534
Right or wrong depends on the situation 43% 26% 14% 16% 1% 11,786
Neither/both equally 52% 24% 15% 8% 1% 210
Don't know 73% 15% 4% 7% 1% 152

Attendance at religious services among democrats and Democratic leaners by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of democrats and Democratic leaners 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 = 3,534. 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% 34% 27% < 1% 3,534
Right or wrong depends on the situation 26% 36% 37% < 1% 11,786
Neither/both equally 34% 31% 35% 1% 210
Don't know 36% 34% 27% 3% 152

Frequency of prayer among democrats and Democratic leaners by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of democrats and Democratic leaners who pray…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,534. 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% 15% 5% 18% 1% 3,534
Right or wrong depends on the situation 46% 16% 6% 31% 1% 11,786
Neither/both equally 55% 17% 4% 22% 3% 210
Don't know 66% 14% 1% 15% 4% 152

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

% of democrats and Democratic leaners 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 = 3,534. 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 27% 10% 8% 54% < 1% 3,534
Right or wrong depends on the situation 17% 9% 7% 66% < 1% 11,786
Neither/both equally 21% 7% 9% 63% < 1% 210
Don't know 40% 4% 4% 48% 4% 152

Frequency of meditation among democrats and Democratic leaners by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of democrats and Democratic leaners 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 = 3,534. 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% 8% 4% 42% 1% 3,534
Right or wrong depends on the situation 38% 10% 5% 45% 1% 11,786
Neither/both equally 50% 7% 4% 39% 1% 210
Don't know 59% 5% 4% 24% 8% 152

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

% of democrats and Democratic leaners 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 = 3,534. 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 62% 14% 9% 14% 1% 3,534
Right or wrong depends on the situation 54% 16% 11% 18% 1% 11,786
Neither/both equally 58% 14% 7% 16% 4% 210
Don't know 59% 14% 6% 11% 10% 152

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

% of democrats and Democratic leaners 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 = 3,534. 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% 16% 12% 25% 2% 3,534
Right or wrong depends on the situation 46% 17% 13% 23% 1% 11,786
Neither/both equally 54% 13% 13% 16% 4% 210
Don't know 49% 11% 14% 12% 14% 152

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among democrats and Democratic leaners by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of democrats and Democratic leaners 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 = 3,534. 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% 10% 40% 10% 1% 3,534
Right or wrong depends on the situation 21% 14% 50% 13% 2% 11,786
Neither/both equally 25% 17% 45% 6% 7% 210
Don't know 32% 8% 31% 13% 15% 152

Frequency of reading scripture among democrats and Democratic leaners by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of democrats and Democratic leaners 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 = 3,534. 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% 11% 9% 39% 1% 3,534
Right or wrong depends on the situation 26% 10% 9% 55% 1% 11,786
Neither/both equally 34% 5% 7% 51% 2% 210
Don't know 44% 11% 8% 31% 5% 152

Interpreting scripture among democrats and Democratic leaners by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of democrats and Democratic leaners 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 = 3,534. 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% 26% 2% 29% 7% 3,534
Right or wrong depends on the situation 23% 22% 1% 47% 6% 11,786
Neither/both equally 22% 16% 5% 40% 17% 210
Don't know 40% 14% 6% 29% 12% 152

Belief in Heaven among democrats and Democratic leaners by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of democrats and Democratic leaners who …in heaven

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,534. 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% 19% 5% 3,534
Right or wrong depends on the situation 63% 30% 7% 11,786
Neither/both equally 66% 24% 11% 210
Don't know 76% 16% 7% 152

Belief in Hell among democrats and Democratic leaners by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of democrats and Democratic leaners who …in hell

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,534. 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 62% 30% 7% 3,534
Right or wrong depends on the situation 47% 45% 7% 11,786
Neither/both equally 47% 36% 16% 210
Don't know 55% 28% 16% 152

SocialandPoliticalViews

Political ideology among democrats and Democratic leaners by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of democrats and Democratic leaners who are…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,534. 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 25% 40% 32% 3% 3,534
Right or wrong depends on the situation 17% 36% 43% 4% 11,786
Neither/both equally 18% 36% 35% 12% 210
Don't know 32% 23% 30% 14% 152

Views about size of government among democrats and Democratic leaners by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of democrats and Democratic leaners 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 = 3,534. 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% 4% 4% 3,534
Right or wrong depends on the situation 30% 62% 3% 4% 11,786
Neither/both equally 28% 43% 20% 9% 210
Don't know 31% 54% 7% 8% 152

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

% of democrats and Democratic leaners 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 = 3,534. 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 31% 64% 3% 2% 3,534
Right or wrong depends on the situation 23% 72% 3% 1% 11,786
Neither/both equally 10% 70% 19% 2% 210
Don't know 35% 46% 5% 14% 152

Views about abortion among democrats and Democratic leaners by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of democrats and Democratic leaners 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 = 3,534. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
There are clear standards for what is right and wrong 59% 37% 4% 3,534
Right or wrong depends on the situation 71% 26% 3% 11,786
Neither/both equally 57% 27% 16% 210
Don't know 45% 32% 22% 152

Views about homosexuality among democrats and Democratic leaners by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of democrats and Democratic leaners 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 = 3,534. 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% 30% 3% 3% 3,534
Right or wrong depends on the situation 78% 18% 3% 2% 11,786
Neither/both equally 69% 20% 10% 2% 210
Don't know 44% 38% 5% 14% 152

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

% of democrats and Democratic leaners 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 = 3,534. 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% 37% 7% 3,534
Right or wrong depends on the situation 71% 24% 5% 11,786
Neither/both equally 66% 23% 11% 210
Don't know 38% 45% 17% 152

Views about environmental regulation among democrats and Democratic leaners by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of democrats and Democratic leaners 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 = 3,534. 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 25% 71% 2% 2% 3,534
Right or wrong depends on the situation 23% 73% 2% 2% 11,786
Neither/both equally 13% 74% 7% 6% 210
Don't know 27% 44% 4% 25% 152

Views about human evolution among democrats and Democratic leaners by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of democrats and Democratic leaners 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 = 3,534. 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% 26% 3% 36% 3% 3,534
Right or wrong depends on the situation 46% 24% 4% 23% 3% 11,786
Neither/both equally 33% 24% 14% 25% 4% 210
Don't know 22% 14% 9% 24% 30% 152