Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults who say humans always existed in present form

% of adults who say humans always existed in present form 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 = 11,374. 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 46% 52% 1% 1% 11,374

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Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults who say humans always existed in present form by religious group

% of adults who say humans always existed in present form 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 32% 66% 1% 1% 1,959
Evangelical Protestant 60% 38% 2% 1% 4,973
Historically Black Protestant 34% 64% 1% 1% 853
Jehovah's Witness 67% 29% 3% 2% 182
Jewish 28% 68% 2% 1% 110
Mainline Protestant 42% 56% 1% 1% 1,626
Mormon 67% 32% 1% < 1% 345
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 28% 69% 2% 1% 959

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults who say humans always existed in present form by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who say humans always existed in present form who are ages…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 5,526. 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% 35% 32% 21% 5,526
Right or wrong depends on the situation 20% 33% 27% 20% 5,331
Neither/both equally 18% 24% 33% 24% 157

Generational cohort among adults who say humans always existed in present form by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who say humans always existed in present form who are…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 5,526. 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% 11% 30% 37% 14% 1% 5,526
Right or wrong depends on the situation 13% 12% 28% 32% 13% 2% 5,331
Neither/both equally 13% 10% 20% 40% 17% 1% 157

Gender composition among adults who say humans always existed in present form by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who say humans always existed in present form who are…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 5,667. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
There are clear standards for what is right and wrong 46% 54% 5,667
Right or wrong depends on the situation 41% 59% 5,446
Neither/both equally 51% 49% 163

Racial and ethnic composition among adults who say humans always existed in present form by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who say humans always existed in present form who identify as…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 5,577. 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% 11% 2% 11% 3% 5,577
Right or wrong depends on the situation 55% 18% 4% 19% 4% 5,384
Neither/both equally 64% 11% 1% 19% 5% 155

Immigrant status among adults who say humans always existed in present form by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who say humans always existed in present form who are…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 5,616. 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 10% 7% 82% 5,616
Right or wrong depends on the situation 18% 9% 73% 5,344
Neither/both equally 17% 3% 80% 158

Income distribution among adults who say humans always existed in present form by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who say humans always existed in present form 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 = 4,876. 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% 21% 31% 17% 4,876
Right or wrong depends on the situation 45% 23% 20% 11% 4,675
Neither/both equally 41% 21% 28% 10% 121

Educational distribution among adults who say humans always existed in present form by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who say humans always existed in present form 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 = 5,634. 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 41% 35% 16% 8% 5,634
Right or wrong depends on the situation 54% 30% 10% 5% 5,420
Neither/both equally 48% 34% 11% 7% 160

Marital status among adults who say humans always existed in present form by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who say humans always existed in present form who are…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 5,642. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
There are clear standards for what is right and wrong 62% 3% 12% 7% 15% 5,642
Right or wrong depends on the situation 44% 6% 16% 9% 24% 5,414
Neither/both equally 44% 5% 13% 12% 25% 161

Parent of children under 18 among adults who say humans always existed in present form by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who say humans always existed in present form who are…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 5,643. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
There are clear standards for what is right and wrong 32% 68% 5,643
Right or wrong depends on the situation 29% 71% 5,425
Neither/both equally 22% 78% 161

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among adults who say humans always existed in present form by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who say humans always existed in present form 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 = 5,667. 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 90% 7% 1% 1% 1% < 1% 5,667
Right or wrong depends on the situation 78% 15% 3% 1% 2% 1% 5,446
Neither/both equally 82% 11% 2% 2% 2% 1% 163

Importance of religion in one's life among adults who say humans always existed in present form by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who say humans always existed in present form 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 = 5,667. 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% 12% 2% 2% < 1% 5,667
Right or wrong depends on the situation 68% 22% 5% 4% 1% 5,446
Neither/both equally 79% 10% 7% 3% 1% 163

Attendance at religious services among adults who say humans always existed in present form by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who say humans always existed in present form 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 = 5,667. 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% 23% 11% < 1% 5,667
Right or wrong depends on the situation 45% 34% 21% 1% 5,446
Neither/both equally 54% 27% 17% 2% 163

Frequency of prayer among adults who say humans always existed in present form by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who say humans always existed in present form who pray…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,667. 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% 9% 2% 4% 1% 5,667
Right or wrong depends on the situation 68% 16% 5% 11% 1% 5,446
Neither/both equally 78% 13% 3% 5% 1% 163

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among adults who say humans always existed in present form by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who say humans always existed in present form 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 = 5,667. 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% 12% 9% 28% 1% 5,667
Right or wrong depends on the situation 32% 12% 10% 46% 1% 5,446
Neither/both equally 43% 9% 5% 41% 1% 163

Frequency of meditation among adults who say humans always existed in present form by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who say humans always existed in present form 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 = 5,667. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
There are clear standards for what is right and wrong 53% 6% 3% 36% 2% 5,667
Right or wrong depends on the situation 44% 8% 3% 43% 2% 5,446
Neither/both equally 54% 4% 3% 35% 4% 163

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among adults who say humans always existed in present form by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who say humans always existed in present form 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 = 5,667. 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 79% 9% 5% 6% 1% 5,667
Right or wrong depends on the situation 63% 15% 8% 13% 1% 5,446
Neither/both equally 74% 8% 2% 11% 5% 163

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among adults who say humans always existed in present form by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who say humans always existed in present form 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 = 5,667. 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% 16% 10% 23% 2% 5,667
Right or wrong depends on the situation 41% 14% 12% 31% 2% 5,446
Neither/both equally 49% 14% 7% 23% 7% 163

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults who say humans always existed in present form by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who say humans always existed in present form 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 = 5,667. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
There are clear standards for what is right and wrong 70% 3% 23% 2% 1% 5,667
Right or wrong depends on the situation 41% 7% 44% 6% 2% 5,446
Neither/both equally 53% 6% 29% 3% 9% 163

Frequency of reading scripture among adults who say humans always existed in present form by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who say humans always existed in present form 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 = 5,667. 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% 9% 5% 16% 1% 5,667
Right or wrong depends on the situation 44% 13% 8% 34% 1% 5,446
Neither/both equally 65% 7% 5% 19% 3% 163

Interpreting scripture among adults who say humans always existed in present form by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who say humans always existed in present form 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 = 5,667. 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% 4% 6% 3% 5,667
Right or wrong depends on the situation 46% 30% 3% 16% 5% 5,446
Neither/both equally 46% 25% 15% 6% 8% 163

Belief in Heaven among adults who say humans always existed in present form by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who say humans always existed in present form who …in heaven

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,667. 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% 8% 7% 5,667
Right or wrong depends on the situation 86% 9% 5% 5,446
Neither/both equally 85% 7% 9% 163

Belief in Hell among adults who say humans always existed in present form by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who say humans always existed in present form who …in hell

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,667. 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 79% 14% 7% 5,667
Right or wrong depends on the situation 71% 23% 6% 5,446
Neither/both equally 76% 14% 10% 163

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults who say humans always existed in present form by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who say humans always existed in present form who identify as…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 5,667. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
There are clear standards for what is right and wrong 62% 15% 23% 5,667
Right or wrong depends on the situation 36% 20% 44% 5,446
Neither/both equally 43% 31% 26% 163

Political ideology among adults who say humans always existed in present form by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who say humans always existed in present form who are…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,667. 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% 5,667
Right or wrong depends on the situation 40% 34% 20% 7% 5,446
Neither/both equally 55% 16% 12% 17% 163

Views about size of government among adults who say humans always existed in present form by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who say humans always existed in present form 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 = 5,667. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
There are clear standards for what is right and wrong 70% 25% 2% 3% 5,667
Right or wrong depends on the situation 46% 49% 2% 3% 5,446
Neither/both equally 56% 27% 11% 6% 163

Views about government aid to the poor among adults who say humans always existed in present form by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who say humans always existed in present form 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 = 5,667. 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% 31% 4% 1% 5,667
Right or wrong depends on the situation 44% 51% 3% 2% 5,446
Neither/both equally 51% 33% 14% 1% 163

Views about abortion among adults who say humans always existed in present form by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who say humans always existed in present form 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 = 5,667. 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% 5,667
Right or wrong depends on the situation 43% 52% 4% 5,446
Neither/both equally 27% 64% 9% 163

Views about homosexuality among adults who say humans always existed in present form by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who say humans always existed in present form 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 = 5,667. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
There are clear standards for what is right and wrong 27% 65% 4% 3% 5,667
Right or wrong depends on the situation 52% 40% 4% 4% 5,446
Neither/both equally 29% 54% 14% 2% 163

Views about same-sex marriage among adults who say humans always existed in present form by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who say humans always existed in present form 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 = 5,667. 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 19% 75% 6% 5,667
Right or wrong depends on the situation 40% 51% 8% 5,446
Neither/both equally 24% 63% 13% 163

Views about environmental regulation among adults who say humans always existed in present form by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who say humans always existed in present form 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 = 5,667. 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% 39% 3% 3% 5,667
Right or wrong depends on the situation 42% 53% 2% 3% 5,446
Neither/both equally 44% 41% 13% 3% 163