Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among conservatives

% of conservatives 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 = 12,935. 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 48% 49% 2% 1% 12,935

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

% of conservatives 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 39% 58% 1% 2% 2,780
Evangelical Protestant 62% 35% 2% 1% 4,975
Historically Black Protestant 35% 64% < 1% 1% 653
Jewish 36% 62% 2% < 1% 167
Mainline Protestant 46% 51% 2% 1% 2,269
Mormon 66% 31% 3% < 1% 419
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 31% 67% 1% 1% 1,277

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DemographicInformation

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

% of conservatives who are ages…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 6,592. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
There are clear standards for what is right and wrong 11% 33% 33% 23% 6,592
Right or wrong depends on the situation 21% 32% 26% 20% 5,776
Neither/both equally 15% 33% 28% 25% 183
Don't know 17% 23% 17% 43% 128

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

% of conservatives who are…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 6,592. 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% 9% 28% 40% 15% 1% 6,592
Right or wrong depends on the situation 14% 12% 27% 31% 14% 2% 5,776
Neither/both equally 8% 13% 26% 34% 17% 1% 183
Don't know 12% 8% 20% 26% 29% 6% 128

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

% of conservatives who are…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 6,745. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
There are clear standards for what is right and wrong 54% 46% 6,745
Right or wrong depends on the situation 49% 51% 5,868
Neither/both equally 59% 41% 189
Don't know 48% 52% 133

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

% of conservatives who identify as…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 6,631. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
There are clear standards for what is right and wrong 80% 7% 1% 9% 3% 6,631
Right or wrong depends on the situation 64% 13% 3% 16% 3% 5,802
Neither/both equally 74% 3% 3% 17% 3% 183
Don't know 62% 4% 1% 31% 2% 127

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

% of conservatives who are…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 6,696. 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% 7% 84% 6,696
Right or wrong depends on the situation 15% 9% 76% 5,807
Neither/both equally 21% 4% 75% 183
Don't know 25% 12% 63% 131

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

% of conservatives 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 = 5,863. 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% 20% 33% 21% 5,863
Right or wrong depends on the situation 38% 21% 25% 15% 5,076
Neither/both equally 31% 19% 31% 19% 135

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

% of conservatives 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 = 6,714. 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% 34% 19% 9% 6,714
Right or wrong depends on the situation 51% 31% 13% 6% 5,854
Neither/both equally 44% 33% 12% 11% 186
Don't know 67% 23% 7% 3% 132

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

% of conservatives who are…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 6,716. 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% 3% 11% 7% 13% 6,716
Right or wrong depends on the situation 48% 7% 14% 8% 24% 5,847
Neither/both equally 57% 2% 13% 9% 19% 186
Don't know 46% 2% 17% 18% 16% 130

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

% of conservatives who are…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 6,717. 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% 69% 6,717
Right or wrong depends on the situation 29% 71% 5,851
Neither/both equally 29% 71% 188
Don't know 15% 85% 131

BeliefsandPractices

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

% of conservatives 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 = 6,745. 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 85% 11% 2% 1% 2% 1% 6,745
Right or wrong depends on the situation 71% 18% 4% 1% 5% 1% 5,868
Neither/both equally 79% 14% 4% < 1% < 1% 3% 189
Don't know 76% 12% 3% 3% 6% 1% 133

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

% of conservatives 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 = 6,745. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
There are clear standards for what is right and wrong 78% 15% 4% 2% < 1% 6,745
Right or wrong depends on the situation 62% 24% 8% 6% 1% 5,868
Neither/both equally 69% 23% 4% 3% 1% 189
Don't know 77% 12% 3% 6% 1% 133

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

% of conservatives 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 = 6,745. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
There are clear standards for what is right and wrong 60% 26% 14% < 1% 6,745
Right or wrong depends on the situation 40% 35% 25% 1% 5,868
Neither/both equally 49% 29% 20% 3% 189
Don't know 55% 25% 20% 1% 133

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

% of conservatives who pray…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,745. 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% 11% 3% 7% 1% 6,745
Right or wrong depends on the situation 61% 17% 5% 16% 1% 5,868
Neither/both equally 68% 15% 5% 10% 2% 189
Don't know 73% 14% 2% 9% 2% 133

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

% of conservatives 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 = 6,745. 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 44% 11% 9% 36% 1% 6,745
Right or wrong depends on the situation 28% 10% 9% 52% 1% 5,868
Neither/both equally 38% 7% 4% 48% 2% 189
Don't know 34% 17% 4% 41% 5% 133

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

% of conservatives 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 = 6,745. 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% 7% 3% 39% 2% 6,745
Right or wrong depends on the situation 41% 8% 3% 46% 1% 5,868
Neither/both equally 44% 5% 3% 44% 5% 189
Don't know 65% 6% 7% 17% 5% 133

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

% of conservatives 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 = 6,745. 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% 11% 6% 8% 1% 6,745
Right or wrong depends on the situation 61% 15% 9% 14% 1% 5,868
Neither/both equally 73% 10% 7% 8% 2% 189
Don't know 57% 19% 7% 10% 6% 133

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

% of conservatives 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 = 6,745. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
There are clear standards for what is right and wrong 50% 15% 10% 23% 2% 6,745
Right or wrong depends on the situation 42% 16% 12% 28% 1% 5,868
Neither/both equally 51% 14% 12% 18% 6% 189
Don't know 42% 16% 10% 22% 10% 133

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

% of conservatives 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 = 6,745. 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% 4% 27% 3% 2% 6,745
Right or wrong depends on the situation 37% 8% 46% 8% 2% 5,868
Neither/both equally 41% 4% 33% 8% 14% 189
Don't know 44% 7% 29% 6% 14% 133

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

% of conservatives 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 = 6,745. 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% 9% 7% 23% 1% 6,745
Right or wrong depends on the situation 38% 12% 9% 40% 1% 5,868
Neither/both equally 53% 10% 5% 31% 1% 189
Don't know 51% 9% 10% 26% 4% 133

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

% of conservatives 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 = 6,745. 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% 29% 4% 11% 4% 6,745
Right or wrong depends on the situation 38% 30% 3% 22% 6% 5,868
Neither/both equally 35% 22% 17% 12% 14% 189
Don't know 51% 14% 10% 16% 9% 133

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

% of conservatives who …in heaven

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,745. 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 84% 9% 8% 6,745
Right or wrong depends on the situation 82% 12% 6% 5,868
Neither/both equally 83% 8% 9% 189
Don't know 84% 8% 8% 133

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

% of conservatives who …in hell

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,745. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
There are clear standards for what is right and wrong 78% 15% 7% 6,745
Right or wrong depends on the situation 66% 25% 8% 5,868
Neither/both equally 77% 13% 10% 189
Don't know 63% 23% 14% 133

SocialandPoliticalViews

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

% of conservatives who identify as…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 6,745. 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% 10% 15% 6,745
Right or wrong depends on the situation 52% 15% 32% 5,868
Neither/both equally 60% 23% 17% 189
Don't know 45% 18% 36% 133

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

% of conservatives 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 = 6,745. 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% 16% 1% 2% 6,745
Right or wrong depends on the situation 58% 38% 2% 3% 5,868
Neither/both equally 77% 13% 5% 5% 189
Don't know 56% 36% 4% 5% 133

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

% of conservatives 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 = 6,745. 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% 23% 3% 1% 6,745
Right or wrong depends on the situation 54% 41% 4% 2% 5,868
Neither/both equally 60% 25% 11% 4% 189
Don't know 58% 27% 6% 9% 133

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

% of conservatives 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 = 6,745. 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% 72% 3% 6,745
Right or wrong depends on the situation 43% 52% 5% 5,868
Neither/both equally 28% 65% 7% 189
Don't know 28% 56% 16% 133

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

% of conservatives 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 = 6,745. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
There are clear standards for what is right and wrong 30% 63% 4% 3% 6,745
Right or wrong depends on the situation 53% 38% 5% 4% 5,868
Neither/both equally 32% 44% 16% 8% 189
Don't know 34% 48% 4% 13% 133

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

% of conservatives 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 = 6,745. 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% 74% 7% 6,745
Right or wrong depends on the situation 42% 50% 8% 5,868
Neither/both equally 22% 56% 22% 189
Don't know 20% 61% 19% 133

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

% of conservatives 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 = 6,745. 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% 32% 2% 2% 6,745
Right or wrong depends on the situation 47% 48% 2% 3% 5,868
Neither/both equally 53% 29% 13% 5% 189
Don't know 50% 26% 2% 21% 133

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

% of conservatives 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 = 6,745. 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 12% 23% 2% 59% 4% 6,745
Right or wrong depends on the situation 25% 27% 4% 39% 5% 5,868
Neither/both equally 9% 18% 7% 49% 17% 189
Don't know 15% 17% 10% 36% 22% 133