Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among republicans and Republican leaners

% of republicans and Republican 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 = 13,731. 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 47% 50% 1% 1% 13,731

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Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among republicans and Republican leaners by religious group

% of republicans and Republican 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 = 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 41% 57% 1% 1% 2,926
Evangelical Protestant 61% 37% 2% 1% 5,056
Historically Black Protestant 39% 58% 2% 1% 175
Jewish 35% 63% 1% 1% 200
Mainline Protestant 43% 55% 1% 1% 2,750
Mormon 66% 32% 1% < 1% 481
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 28% 70% 1% 1% 1,734

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among republicans and Republican leaners by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of republicans and Republican leaners who are ages…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 6,804. 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% 33% 32% 22% 6,804
Right or wrong depends on the situation 25% 33% 24% 18% 6,405
Neither/both equally 14% 30% 31% 24% 183
Don't know 11% 19% 33% 37% 111

Generational cohort among republicans and Republican leaners by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of republicans and Republican 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 = 6,804. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
There are clear standards for what is right and wrong 8% 10% 28% 38% 14% 1% 6,804
Right or wrong depends on the situation 17% 15% 27% 28% 12% 1% 6,405
Neither/both equally 7% 10% 27% 38% 16% 1% 183
Don't know 10% 3% 17% 43% 19% 8% 111

Gender composition among republicans and Republican leaners by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of republicans and Republican leaners who are…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 6,933. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
There are clear standards for what is right and wrong 55% 45% 6,933
Right or wrong depends on the situation 52% 48% 6,497
Neither/both equally 57% 43% 190
Don't know 44% 56% 111

Racial and ethnic composition among republicans and Republican leaners by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of republicans and Republican leaners who identify as…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 6,826. 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 87% 2% 2% 6% 2% 6,826
Right or wrong depends on the situation 79% 4% 4% 11% 3% 6,441
Neither/both equally 83% 2% < 1% 12% 2% 183
Don't know 79% 1% 1% 12% 7% 107

Immigrant status among republicans and Republican leaners by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of republicans and Republican leaners who are…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 6,886. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
There are clear standards for what is right and wrong 6% 7% 86% 6,886
Right or wrong depends on the situation 11% 9% 80% 6,443
Neither/both equally 9% 9% 82% 186
Don't know 13% 3% 84% 109

Income distribution among republicans and Republican leaners by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of republicans and Republican 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 = 6,087. 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% 20% 34% 25% 6,087
Right or wrong depends on the situation 28% 21% 29% 21% 5,722
Neither/both equally 25% 18% 34% 23% 142

Educational distribution among republicans and Republican leaners by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of republicans and Republican 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 = 6,902. 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% 34% 21% 11% 6,902
Right or wrong depends on the situation 42% 33% 17% 9% 6,482
Neither/both equally 33% 38% 16% 13% 187
Don't know 61% 22% 13% 4% 109

Marital status among republicans and Republican leaners by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of republicans and Republican 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 = 6,912. 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% 3% 10% 6% 14% 6,912
Right or wrong depends on the situation 50% 7% 12% 6% 25% 6,479
Neither/both equally 63% 1% 12% 9% 16% 188
Don't know 40% 1% 12% 22% 25% 108

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

% of republicans and Republican leaners who are…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 6,907. 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% 6,907
Right or wrong depends on the situation 28% 72% 6,478
Neither/both equally 27% 73% 189
Don't know 21% 79% 111

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among republicans and Republican leaners by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of republicans and Republican 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 = 6,933. 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 82% 12% 2% < 1% 2% 1% 6,933
Right or wrong depends on the situation 64% 22% 5% < 1% 7% 2% 6,497
Neither/both equally 79% 13% 2% 1% 2% 3% 190
Don't know 76% 13% 1% 6% 1% 3% 111

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

% of republicans and Republican 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 = 6,933. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
There are clear standards for what is right and wrong 73% 18% 5% 3% < 1% 6,933
Right or wrong depends on the situation 50% 29% 12% 9% < 1% 6,497
Neither/both equally 74% 14% 8% 3% < 1% 190
Don't know 68% 17% 6% 6% 3% 111

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

% of republicans and Republican 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 = 6,933. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
There are clear standards for what is right and wrong 57% 27% 16% < 1% 6,933
Right or wrong depends on the situation 33% 37% 30% < 1% 6,497
Neither/both equally 48% 32% 18% 2% 190
Don't know 47% 26% 24% 3% 111

Frequency of prayer among republicans and Republican leaners by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of republicans and Republican 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 = 6,933. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
There are clear standards for what is right and wrong 73% 13% 4% 9% 1% 6,933
Right or wrong depends on the situation 52% 19% 7% 22% 1% 6,497
Neither/both equally 73% 11% 3% 10% 2% 190
Don't know 66% 20% 2% 9% 2% 111

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

% of republicans and Republican 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 = 6,933. 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% 40% < 1% 6,933
Right or wrong depends on the situation 20% 9% 9% 61% < 1% 6,497
Neither/both equally 33% 8% 6% 49% 4% 190
Don't know 20% 18% 4% 57% 2% 111

Frequency of meditation among republicans and Republican leaners by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of republicans and Republican 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 = 6,933. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
There are clear standards for what is right and wrong 46% 7% 3% 42% 2% 6,933
Right or wrong depends on the situation 34% 8% 4% 53% 1% 6,497
Neither/both equally 44% 6% < 1% 45% 3% 190
Don't know 52% 7% 4% 31% 6% 111

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

% of republicans and Republican 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 = 6,933. 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% 12% 7% 9% 1% 6,933
Right or wrong depends on the situation 53% 17% 11% 18% 1% 6,497
Neither/both equally 72% 11% 4% 10% 3% 190
Don't know 53% 11% 12% 16% 8% 111

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

% of republicans and Republican 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 = 6,933. 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% 17% 12% 22% 1% 6,933
Right or wrong depends on the situation 40% 17% 14% 28% 1% 6,497
Neither/both equally 51% 16% 8% 22% 4% 190
Don't know 35% 21% 9% 26% 10% 111

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among republicans and Republican leaners by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of republicans and Republican 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 = 6,933. 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% 6% 30% 3% 2% 6,933
Right or wrong depends on the situation 30% 9% 52% 8% 2% 6,497
Neither/both equally 44% 6% 31% 7% 12% 190
Don't know 33% 11% 40% 4% 11% 111

Frequency of reading scripture among republicans and Republican leaners by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of republicans and Republican 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 = 6,933. 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% 10% 7% 27% < 1% 6,933
Right or wrong depends on the situation 30% 11% 9% 49% < 1% 6,497
Neither/both equally 53% 13% 2% 29% 3% 190
Don't know 40% 11% 7% 39% 3% 111

Interpreting scripture among republicans and Republican leaners by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of republicans and Republican 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 = 6,933. 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% 32% 3% 14% 4% 6,933
Right or wrong depends on the situation 27% 34% 2% 31% 7% 6,497
Neither/both equally 33% 27% 14% 15% 12% 190
Don't know 45% 19% 10% 9% 16% 111

Belief in Heaven among republicans and Republican leaners by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of republicans and Republican leaners who …in heaven

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,933. 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 83% 10% 7% 6,933
Right or wrong depends on the situation 77% 16% 6% 6,497
Neither/both equally 78% 13% 10% 190
Don't know 78% 13% 9% 111

Belief in Hell among republicans and Republican leaners by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of republicans and Republican leaners who …in hell

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,933. 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 76% 17% 7% 6,933
Right or wrong depends on the situation 62% 31% 8% 6,497
Neither/both equally 71% 18% 11% 190
Don't know 58% 24% 19% 111

SocialandPoliticalViews

Political ideology among republicans and Republican leaners by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of republicans and Republican leaners who are…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,933. 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% 20% 4% 2% 6,933
Right or wrong depends on the situation 49% 37% 11% 2% 6,497
Neither/both equally 66% 24% 3% 7% 190
Don't know 60% 15% 14% 12% 111

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

% of republicans and Republican 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 = 6,933. 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 86% 12% 1% 1% 6,933
Right or wrong depends on the situation 70% 26% 2% 2% 6,497
Neither/both equally 80% 9% 9% 2% 190
Don't know 68% 21% 5% 6% 111

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

% of republicans and Republican 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 = 6,933. 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 76% 20% 3% 1% 6,933
Right or wrong depends on the situation 62% 33% 3% 2% 6,497
Neither/both equally 66% 21% 12% 1% 190
Don't know 56% 20% 8% 16% 111

Views about abortion among republicans and Republican leaners by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of republicans and Republican 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 = 6,933. 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 28% 70% 3% 6,933
Right or wrong depends on the situation 49% 48% 3% 6,497
Neither/both equally 30% 65% 5% 190
Don't know 20% 53% 27% 111

Views about homosexuality among republicans and Republican leaners by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of republicans and Republican 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 = 6,933. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
There are clear standards for what is right and wrong 35% 58% 4% 3% 6,933
Right or wrong depends on the situation 61% 32% 4% 3% 6,497
Neither/both equally 32% 44% 15% 8% 190
Don't know 41% 41% 4% 15% 111

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

% of republicans and Republican 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 = 6,933. 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 24% 69% 6% 6,933
Right or wrong depends on the situation 50% 43% 7% 6,497
Neither/both equally 27% 60% 13% 190
Don't know 30% 56% 14% 111

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

% of republicans and Republican 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 = 6,933. 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% 32% 2% 2% 6,933
Right or wrong depends on the situation 48% 47% 2% 2% 6,497
Neither/both equally 60% 26% 14% 1% 190
Don't know 47% 26% 3% 24% 111

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

% of republicans and Republican 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 = 6,933. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
There are clear standards for what is right and wrong 14% 24% 2% 55% 4% 6,933
Right or wrong depends on the situation 30% 29% 4% 34% 4% 6,497
Neither/both equally 13% 22% 6% 42% 16% 190
Don't know 17% 22% 12% 28% 20% 111