Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among whites

% of whites 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 = 24,900. 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 36% 62% 1% 1% 24,900

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

% of whites 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 = 141. 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 19% 79% 2% < 1% 141
Catholic 34% 64% 1% 1% 4,827
Evangelical Protestant 53% 45% 2% 1% 6,633
Jewish 22% 75% 2% 1% 782
Mainline Protestant 33% 65% 2% 1% 5,322
Mormon 61% 38% 2% < 1% 575
Orthodox Christian 38% 58% 1% 2% 153
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 21% 78% 1% 1% 5,490

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DemographicInformation

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

% of whites who are ages…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 9,089. 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% 32% 33% 23% 9,089
Right or wrong depends on the situation 22% 31% 26% 20% 14,808
Neither/both equally 14% 29% 32% 25% 358
Don't know 13% 16% 26% 44% 215

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

% of whites who are…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 9,089. 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 7% 10% 27% 39% 15% 1% 9,089
Right or wrong depends on the situation 14% 14% 26% 31% 13% 2% 14,808
Neither/both equally 9% 11% 23% 39% 16% 1% 358
Don't know 9% 6% 14% 34% 26% 11% 215

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

% of whites who are…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 9,269. 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% 48% 9,269
Right or wrong depends on the situation 47% 53% 15,037
Neither/both equally 57% 43% 371
Don't know 47% 53% 223

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

% of whites who are…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 9,202. 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 4% 6% 90% 9,202
Right or wrong depends on the situation 5% 8% 87% 14,904
Neither/both equally 5% 5% 90% 369
Don't know 6% 7% 86% 220

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

% of whites 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 = 8,127. 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% 20% 33% 23% 8,127
Right or wrong depends on the situation 29% 20% 29% 22% 13,228
Neither/both equally 32% 16% 32% 20% 283
Don't know 40% 28% 20% 13% 149

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

% of whites who have completed…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 9,226. 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% 34% 19% 11% 9,226
Right or wrong depends on the situation 37% 31% 19% 13% 14,986
Neither/both equally 31% 35% 17% 16% 369
Don't know 54% 24% 16% 6% 222

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

% of whites who are…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 9,233. 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% 4% 11% 7% 14% 9,233
Right or wrong depends on the situation 48% 8% 13% 7% 23% 14,985
Neither/both equally 52% 5% 13% 7% 22% 366
Don't know 41% 6% 9% 26% 19% 220

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

% of whites who are…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 9,239. 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% 72% 9,239
Right or wrong depends on the situation 25% 75% 15,000
Neither/both equally 22% 78% 371
Don't know 12% 88% 222

BeliefsandPractices

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

% of whites who say they…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Believe in God; absolutely certain Believe in God; fairly certain Believe in God; not too/not at all certain Believe in God; don't know Do not believe in God Other/don't know if they believe in God Sample Size
Sample size = 9,269. 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% 14% 3% 1% 5% 1% 9,269
Right or wrong depends on the situation 52% 23% 7% 1% 14% 3% 15,037
Neither/both equally 65% 20% 4% 1% 6% 4% 371
Don't know 72% 9% 4% 3% 7% 4% 223

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

% of whites who say religion is…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 9,269. 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% 20% 8% 6% 1% 9,269
Right or wrong depends on the situation 39% 29% 15% 16% 1% 15,037
Neither/both equally 62% 21% 10% 6% 1% 371
Don't know 61% 22% 5% 9% 4% 223

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

% of whites who attend religious services…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong At least once a week Once or twice a month/a few times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 9,269. 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% 28% 22% < 1% 9,269
Right or wrong depends on the situation 24% 35% 40% < 1% 15,037
Neither/both equally 38% 32% 28% 2% 371
Don't know 37% 25% 36% 3% 223

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

% of whites who pray…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 9,269. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
There are clear standards for what is right and wrong 67% 14% 4% 14% 1% 9,269
Right or wrong depends on the situation 43% 17% 7% 33% 1% 15,037
Neither/both equally 63% 14% 3% 17% 3% 371
Don't know 61% 14% 2% 20% 3% 223

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

% of whites who attend prayer group…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 9,269. 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% 10% 9% 47% < 1% 9,269
Right or wrong depends on the situation 14% 7% 7% 71% < 1% 15,037
Neither/both equally 26% 6% 7% 60% 1% 371
Don't know 25% 9% 3% 59% 4% 223

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

% of whites who meditate…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 9,269. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
There are clear standards for what is right and wrong 42% 7% 4% 45% 2% 9,269
Right or wrong depends on the situation 33% 9% 5% 53% 1% 15,037
Neither/both equally 46% 7% 2% 42% 4% 371
Don't know 52% 5% 2% 34% 7% 223

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

% of whites who feel a sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 9,269. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
There are clear standards for what is right and wrong 67% 13% 8% 11% 1% 9,269
Right or wrong depends on the situation 50% 17% 11% 21% 1% 15,037
Neither/both equally 64% 11% 5% 15% 5% 371
Don't know 59% 12% 5% 16% 8% 223

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

% of whites who feel a sense of wonder about the universe…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 9,269. 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% 16% 12% 24% 2% 9,269
Right or wrong depends on the situation 43% 17% 14% 25% 1% 15,037
Neither/both equally 58% 13% 8% 17% 3% 371
Don't know 42% 16% 7% 23% 13% 223

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

% of whites who say they look to…most for guidance on right and wrong

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Religion Philosophy/reason Common sense Science Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 9,269. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
There are clear standards for what is right and wrong 51% 7% 35% 5% 2% 9,269
Right or wrong depends on the situation 21% 13% 54% 10% 2% 15,037
Neither/both equally 34% 12% 35% 6% 13% 371
Don't know 35% 12% 33% 7% 14% 223

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

% of whites who read scripture…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 9,269. 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% 10% 7% 34% 1% 9,269
Right or wrong depends on the situation 22% 9% 9% 59% 1% 15,037
Neither/both equally 40% 10% 5% 43% 2% 371
Don't know 36% 10% 7% 44% 3% 223

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

% of whites who say the holy scripture is…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Word of God; should be taken literally Word of God; not everything taken literally Word of God; other/don't know Not the word of God Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 9,269. 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% 31% 3% 21% 5% 9,269
Right or wrong depends on the situation 18% 27% 2% 45% 7% 15,037
Neither/both equally 23% 21% 10% 28% 17% 371
Don't know 42% 11% 7% 26% 15% 223

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

% of whites who …in heaven

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 9,269. 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% 14% 8% 9,269
Right or wrong depends on the situation 65% 28% 7% 15,037
Neither/both equally 69% 17% 14% 371
Don't know 69% 17% 14% 223

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

% of whites who …in hell

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 9,269. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
There are clear standards for what is right and wrong 69% 24% 8% 9,269
Right or wrong depends on the situation 48% 44% 8% 15,037
Neither/both equally 58% 26% 16% 371
Don't know 56% 29% 14% 223

SocialandPoliticalViews

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

% of whites who identify as…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 9,269. 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% 14% 22% 9,269
Right or wrong depends on the situation 36% 17% 47% 15,037
Neither/both equally 44% 23% 33% 371
Don't know 41% 23% 36% 223

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

% of whites who are…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 9,269. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
There are clear standards for what is right and wrong 58% 26% 11% 5% 9,269
Right or wrong depends on the situation 28% 38% 29% 6% 15,037
Neither/both equally 44% 30% 13% 14% 371
Don't know 41% 21% 22% 17% 223

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

% of whites who would rather have…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 9,269. 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% 19% 2% 3% 9,269
Right or wrong depends on the situation 54% 39% 3% 4% 15,037
Neither/both equally 60% 16% 16% 9% 371
Don't know 53% 24% 9% 14% 223

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

% of whites who say government aid to the poor…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Does more harm than good Does more good than harm Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 9,269. 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 65% 31% 3% 2% 9,269
Right or wrong depends on the situation 40% 54% 4% 2% 15,037
Neither/both equally 41% 41% 15% 3% 371
Don't know 44% 34% 7% 15% 223

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

% of whites who say abortion should be…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Legal in all/most cases Illegal in all/most cases Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 9,269. 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% 59% 3% 9,269
Right or wrong depends on the situation 65% 31% 4% 15,037
Neither/both equally 43% 47% 10% 371
Don't know 37% 40% 23% 223

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

% of whites who say homosexuality…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 9,269. 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% 49% 4% 3% 9,269
Right or wrong depends on the situation 73% 21% 3% 3% 15,037
Neither/both equally 49% 31% 14% 7% 371
Don't know 41% 38% 8% 14% 223

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

% of whites who …same-sex marriage

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 9,269. 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% 59% 7% 9,269
Right or wrong depends on the situation 66% 27% 7% 15,037
Neither/both equally 45% 38% 17% 371
Don't know 38% 48% 15% 223

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

% of whites who say…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Stricter environmental laws and regulations cost too many jobs and hurt the economy Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 9,269. 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% 43% 3% 2% 9,269
Right or wrong depends on the situation 32% 63% 2% 2% 15,037
Neither/both equally 37% 48% 10% 4% 371
Don't know 33% 36% 5% 27% 223

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

% of whites who say humans…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Evolved; due to natural processes Evolved; due to God's design Evolved; don't know how Always existed in present form Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 9,269. 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% 24% 3% 48% 4% 9,269
Right or wrong depends on the situation 43% 25% 5% 24% 4% 15,037
Neither/both equally 21% 22% 12% 34% 11% 371
Don't know 22% 16% 9% 27% 25% 223