Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults who oppose or strongly oppose gay marriage

% of adults who oppose or strongly oppose gay marriage who say…

Survey year There are clear standards for what is right and wrong Right or wrong depends on the situation Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 13,702. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
2014 47% 50% 1% 1% 13,702

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Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults who oppose or strongly oppose gay marriage by religious group

% of adults who oppose or strongly oppose gay marriage 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% 1% 2,547
Evangelical Protestant 59% 39% 2% 1% 5,738
Historically Black Protestant 33% 64% 1% 1% 994
Jehovah's Witness 63% 34% 3% 1% 188
Jewish 33% 66% 1% < 1% 119
Mainline Protestant 45% 53% 1% 1% 2,103
Mormon 69% 30% 2% < 1% 468
Muslim 20% 75% 1% 4% 117
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 29% 69% 1% 1% 1,117

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults who oppose or strongly oppose gay marriage by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who oppose or strongly oppose gay marriage who are ages…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 6,822. 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% 32% 33% 24% 6,822
Right or wrong depends on the situation 17% 32% 27% 24% 6,229
Neither/both equally 13% 35% 27% 25% 191
Don't know 16% 14% 26% 44% 153

Generational cohort among adults who oppose or strongly oppose gay marriage by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who oppose or strongly oppose gay marriage who are…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 6,822. 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% 16% 1% 6,822
Right or wrong depends on the situation 11% 12% 27% 33% 16% 2% 6,229
Neither/both equally 8% 9% 31% 34% 17% 2% 191
Don't know 12% 6% 12% 33% 30% 6% 153

Gender composition among adults who oppose or strongly oppose gay marriage by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who oppose or strongly oppose gay marriage who are…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 6,999. 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% 6,999
Right or wrong depends on the situation 51% 49% 6,347
Neither/both equally 55% 45% 199
Don't know 49% 51% 157

Racial and ethnic composition among adults who oppose or strongly oppose gay marriage by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who oppose or strongly oppose gay marriage who identify as…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 6,888. 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% 2% 10% 3% 6,888
Right or wrong depends on the situation 56% 19% 4% 17% 4% 6,277
Neither/both equally 64% 12% 1% 18% 4% 191
Don't know 56% 10% 1% 31% 3% 152

Immigrant status among adults who oppose or strongly oppose gay marriage by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who oppose or strongly oppose gay marriage who are…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 6,927. 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% 6% 84% 6,927
Right or wrong depends on the situation 19% 8% 73% 6,245
Neither/both equally 19% 5% 76% 192
Don't know 24% 10% 66% 148

Income distribution among adults who oppose or strongly oppose gay marriage by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who oppose or strongly oppose gay marriage who have a household income of…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Less than $30,000 $30,000-$49,999 $50,000-$99,999 $100,000 or more Sample Size
Sample size = 6,038. 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 29% 21% 32% 18% 6,038
Right or wrong depends on the situation 45% 21% 22% 12% 5,475
Neither/both equally 37% 19% 32% 12% 145
Don't know 54% 27% 10% 9% 104

Educational distribution among adults who oppose or strongly oppose gay marriage by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who oppose or strongly oppose gay marriage 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 = 6,953. 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% 33% 17% 9% 6,953
Right or wrong depends on the situation 55% 29% 11% 6% 6,308
Neither/both equally 40% 34% 15% 11% 195
Don't know 74% 21% 3% 2% 155

Marital status among adults who oppose or strongly oppose gay marriage by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who oppose or strongly oppose gay marriage who are…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 6,970. 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% 3% 11% 7% 13% 6,970
Right or wrong depends on the situation 47% 6% 16% 10% 22% 6,320
Neither/both equally 55% 3% 13% 9% 20% 196
Don't know 40% < 1% 14% 24% 22% 155

Parent of children under 18 among adults who oppose or strongly oppose gay marriage by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who oppose or strongly oppose gay marriage who are…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 6,966. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
There are clear standards for what is right and wrong 30% 70% 6,966
Right or wrong depends on the situation 29% 71% 6,323
Neither/both equally 29% 71% 199
Don't know 17% 83% 156

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among adults who oppose or strongly oppose gay marriage by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who oppose or strongly oppose gay marriage 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 = 6,999. 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 88% 8% 1% < 1% 1% 1% 6,999
Right or wrong depends on the situation 77% 15% 3% 1% 3% 1% 6,347
Neither/both equally 87% 9% < 1% 1% 2% 1% 199
Don't know 76% 13% 3% 7% 2% 1% 157

Importance of religion in one's life among adults who oppose or strongly oppose gay marriage by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who oppose or strongly oppose gay marriage 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 = 6,999. 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% 12% 3% 2% 1% 6,999
Right or wrong depends on the situation 69% 20% 6% 4% < 1% 6,347
Neither/both equally 79% 15% 3% 4% < 1% 199
Don't know 82% 12% < 1% 2% 4% 157

Attendance at religious services among adults who oppose or strongly oppose gay marriage by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who oppose or strongly oppose gay marriage 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 = 6,999. 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% 22% 11% < 1% 6,999
Right or wrong depends on the situation 47% 31% 21% 1% 6,347
Neither/both equally 58% 26% 14% 2% 199
Don't know 57% 20% 21% 2% 157

Frequency of prayer among adults who oppose or strongly oppose gay marriage by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who oppose or strongly oppose gay marriage who pray…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,999. 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% 10% 3% 5% 1% 6,999
Right or wrong depends on the situation 67% 15% 5% 12% 1% 6,347
Neither/both equally 78% 14% 3% 4% 1% 199
Don't know 80% 9% 1% 6% 4% 157

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among adults who oppose or strongly oppose gay marriage by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who oppose or strongly oppose gay marriage 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 = 6,999. 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% 11% 9% 30% 1% 6,999
Right or wrong depends on the situation 34% 11% 9% 44% 1% 6,347
Neither/both equally 42% 13% 6% 37% 2% 199
Don't know 42% 10% 4% 40% 3% 157

Frequency of meditation among adults who oppose or strongly oppose gay marriage by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who oppose or strongly oppose gay marriage 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 = 6,999. 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% 6% 3% 37% 2% 6,999
Right or wrong depends on the situation 46% 7% 4% 40% 2% 6,347
Neither/both equally 58% 5% 4% 30% 3% 199
Don't know 59% 5% 6% 23% 7% 157

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among adults who oppose or strongly oppose gay marriage by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who oppose or strongly oppose gay marriage 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 = 6,999. 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% 10% 5% 7% 1% 6,999
Right or wrong depends on the situation 63% 13% 8% 15% 1% 6,347
Neither/both equally 75% 10% 4% 8% 3% 199
Don't know 62% 15% 10% 6% 6% 157

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among adults who oppose or strongly oppose gay marriage by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who oppose or strongly oppose gay marriage 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 = 6,999. 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% 22% 2% 6,999
Right or wrong depends on the situation 42% 15% 13% 29% 2% 6,347
Neither/both equally 52% 15% 9% 17% 6% 199
Don't know 40% 15% 16% 19% 11% 157

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults who oppose or strongly oppose gay marriage by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who oppose or strongly oppose gay marriage 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 = 6,999. 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 68% 3% 24% 3% 2% 6,999
Right or wrong depends on the situation 43% 6% 42% 7% 2% 6,347
Neither/both equally 53% 6% 27% 5% 10% 199
Don't know 49% 6% 26% 4% 16% 157

Frequency of reading scripture among adults who oppose or strongly oppose gay marriage by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who oppose or strongly oppose gay marriage 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 = 6,999. 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% 9% 6% 18% 1% 6,999
Right or wrong depends on the situation 47% 12% 8% 33% 1% 6,347
Neither/both equally 68% 8% 6% 16% 3% 199
Don't know 57% 10% 7% 24% 2% 157

Interpreting scripture among adults who oppose or strongly oppose gay marriage by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who oppose or strongly oppose gay marriage 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 = 6,999. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
There are clear standards for what is right and wrong 57% 28% 4% 7% 4% 6,999
Right or wrong depends on the situation 47% 28% 3% 16% 6% 6,347
Neither/both equally 42% 25% 14% 7% 11% 199
Don't know 58% 14% 9% 9% 9% 157

Belief in Heaven among adults who oppose or strongly oppose gay marriage by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who oppose or strongly oppose gay marriage who …in heaven

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,999. 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% 6,999
Right or wrong depends on the situation 85% 10% 5% 6,347
Neither/both equally 81% 8% 11% 199
Don't know 85% 7% 8% 157

Belief in Hell among adults who oppose or strongly oppose gay marriage by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who oppose or strongly oppose gay marriage who …in hell

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,999. 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% 13% 7% 6,999
Right or wrong depends on the situation 73% 20% 7% 6,347
Neither/both equally 76% 14% 10% 199
Don't know 70% 21% 9% 157

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults who oppose or strongly oppose gay marriage by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who oppose or strongly oppose gay marriage who identify as…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 6,999. 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% 14% 20% 6,999
Right or wrong depends on the situation 41% 18% 40% 6,347
Neither/both equally 54% 24% 21% 199
Don't know 34% 27% 40% 157

Political ideology among adults who oppose or strongly oppose gay marriage by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who oppose or strongly oppose gay marriage who are…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,999. 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% 19% 7% 5% 6,999
Right or wrong depends on the situation 45% 32% 16% 7% 6,347
Neither/both equally 55% 19% 10% 16% 199
Don't know 48% 19% 15% 18% 157

Views about size of government among adults who oppose or strongly oppose gay marriage by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who oppose or strongly oppose gay marriage 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 = 6,999. 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% 21% 2% 3% 6,999
Right or wrong depends on the situation 50% 44% 2% 3% 6,347
Neither/both equally 66% 20% 10% 4% 199
Don't know 50% 35% 4% 10% 157

Views about government aid to the poor among adults who oppose or strongly oppose gay marriage by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who oppose or strongly oppose gay marriage 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 = 6,999. 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% 28% 3% 2% 6,999
Right or wrong depends on the situation 48% 46% 4% 2% 6,347
Neither/both equally 53% 32% 13% 2% 199
Don't know 51% 29% 4% 15% 157

Views about abortion among adults who oppose or strongly oppose gay marriage by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who oppose or strongly oppose gay marriage 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 = 6,999. 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 22% 75% 3% 6,999
Right or wrong depends on the situation 37% 59% 4% 6,347
Neither/both equally 26% 65% 9% 199
Don't know 23% 62% 15% 157

Views about homosexuality among adults who oppose or strongly oppose gay marriage by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who oppose or strongly oppose gay marriage 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 = 6,999. 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 18% 76% 4% 3% 6,999
Right or wrong depends on the situation 29% 63% 4% 3% 6,347
Neither/both equally 15% 66% 14% 5% 199
Don't know 16% 67% 7% 10% 157

Views about environmental regulation among adults who oppose or strongly oppose gay marriage by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who oppose or strongly oppose gay marriage 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 = 6,999. 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% 37% 3% 3% 6,999
Right or wrong depends on the situation 45% 49% 2% 4% 6,347
Neither/both equally 44% 38% 15% 4% 199
Don't know 44% 21% 4% 31% 157

Views about human evolution among adults who oppose or strongly oppose gay marriage by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who oppose or strongly oppose gay marriage 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 = 6,999. 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% 22% 2% 63% 4% 6,999
Right or wrong depends on the situation 19% 26% 3% 46% 6% 6,347
Neither/both equally 10% 17% 5% 57% 12% 199
Don't know 13% 13% 8% 33% 33% 157