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

% of adults who strongly favor or favor 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 = 18,708. 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 23% 76% 1% 1% 18,708

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

% of adults who strongly favor or favor 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 = 231. 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 20% 76% 4% < 1% 231
Catholic 25% 73% 1% 1% 4,011
Evangelical Protestant 31% 67% 1% 1% 2,227
Hindu 21% 78% < 1% 1% 126
Historically Black Protestant 24% 75% 1% < 1% 740
Jewish 18% 80% 2% < 1% 689
Mainline Protestant 24% 74% 1% 1% 3,464
Mormon 31% 69% 1% < 1% 155
Muslim 20% 79% 1% < 1% 105
Orthodox Christian 34% 62% 1% 2% 105
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 18% 80% 1% 1% 5,996

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DemographicInformation

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

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

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 4,228. 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% 39% 26% 13% 4,228
Right or wrong depends on the situation 32% 34% 22% 12% 13,822
Neither/both equally 17% 34% 32% 17% 243
Don't know 15% 39% 22% 24% 126

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

% of adults who strongly favor or favor 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 = 4,228. 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% 17% 31% 31% 8% 1% 4,228
Right or wrong depends on the situation 21% 18% 27% 26% 7% 1% 13,822
Neither/both equally 9% 21% 21% 37% 11% < 1% 243
Don't know 9% 12% 33% 25% 17% 4% 126

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

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

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 4,292. 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% 51% 4,292
Right or wrong depends on the situation 45% 55% 14,034
Neither/both equally 56% 44% 250
Don't know 44% 56% 132

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

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

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 4,224. 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% 10% 3% 15% 4% 4,224
Right or wrong depends on the situation 67% 9% 5% 15% 4% 13,892
Neither/both equally 68% 5% 4% 16% 7% 244
Don't know 58% 6% 3% 29% 5% 131

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

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

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 4,253. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
There are clear standards for what is right and wrong 14% 12% 75% 4,253
Right or wrong depends on the situation 14% 12% 73% 13,868
Neither/both equally 16% 9% 75% 246
Don't know 29% 9% 61% 129

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

% of adults who strongly favor or favor 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 = 3,859. 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% 18% 28% 23% 3,859
Right or wrong depends on the situation 32% 20% 27% 21% 12,529
Neither/both equally 38% 18% 24% 21% 196

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

% of adults who strongly favor or favor 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 = 4,272. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
There are clear standards for what is right and wrong 34% 34% 20% 13% 4,272
Right or wrong depends on the situation 34% 32% 20% 14% 13,982
Neither/both equally 27% 35% 17% 21% 249
Don't know 53% 17% 23% 7% 130

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

% of adults who strongly favor or favor 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 = 4,275. 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% 9% 12% 4% 26% 4,275
Right or wrong depends on the situation 41% 10% 12% 4% 32% 13,983
Neither/both equally 39% 9% 18% 4% 31% 247
Don't know 36% 14% 13% 14% 23% 130

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

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

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 4,277. 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% 4,277
Right or wrong depends on the situation 28% 72% 13,996
Neither/both equally 19% 81% 248
Don't know 32% 68% 131

BeliefsandPractices

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

% of adults who strongly favor or favor 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 = 4,292. 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% 23% 6% 1% 10% 2% 4,292
Right or wrong depends on the situation 45% 26% 8% 1% 17% 3% 14,034
Neither/both equally 50% 24% 8% 2% 8% 7% 250
Don't know 55% 21% 8% 1% 11% 4% 132

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

% of adults who strongly favor or favor 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 = 4,292. 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% 31% 12% 12% < 1% 4,292
Right or wrong depends on the situation 33% 31% 17% 19% 1% 14,034
Neither/both equally 47% 21% 20% 11% 1% 250
Don't know 48% 25% 12% 13% 3% 132

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

% of adults who strongly favor or favor 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 = 4,292. 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% 39% 36% < 1% 4,292
Right or wrong depends on the situation 19% 38% 43% < 1% 14,034
Neither/both equally 25% 35% 40% 1% 250
Don't know 26% 29% 41% 4% 132

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

% of adults who strongly favor or favor 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 = 4,292. 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% 19% 6% 26% 1% 4,292
Right or wrong depends on the situation 38% 17% 7% 37% 1% 14,034
Neither/both equally 52% 13% 5% 28% 2% 250
Don't know 44% 19% 7% 28% 2% 132

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

% of adults who strongly favor or favor 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 = 4,292. 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 15% 10% 8% 67% < 1% 4,292
Right or wrong depends on the situation 11% 7% 7% 75% < 1% 14,034
Neither/both equally 12% 4% 9% 74% < 1% 250
Don't know 20% 7% 5% 64% 3% 132

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

% of adults who strongly favor or favor 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 = 4,292. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
There are clear standards for what is right and wrong 35% 9% 4% 51% 1% 4,292
Right or wrong depends on the situation 32% 10% 5% 52% 1% 14,034
Neither/both equally 42% 6% 2% 49% 1% 250
Don't know 48% 8% 3% 35% 6% 132

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

% of adults who strongly favor or favor 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 = 4,292. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
There are clear standards for what is right and wrong 54% 17% 10% 18% 1% 4,292
Right or wrong depends on the situation 49% 18% 12% 20% 1% 14,034
Neither/both equally 56% 11% 8% 20% 5% 250
Don't know 56% 12% 7% 20% 5% 132

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

% of adults who strongly favor or favor 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 = 4,292. 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 43% 17% 14% 25% 1% 4,292
Right or wrong depends on the situation 46% 17% 14% 22% 1% 14,034
Neither/both equally 57% 11% 14% 15% 4% 250
Don't know 56% 13% 6% 17% 8% 132

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

% of adults who strongly favor or favor 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 = 4,292. 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% 14% 49% 11% 2% 4,292
Right or wrong depends on the situation 15% 16% 54% 13% 2% 14,034
Neither/both equally 21% 18% 46% 5% 9% 250
Don't know 21% 14% 41% 15% 9% 132

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

% of adults who strongly favor or favor 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 = 4,292. 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% 12% 9% 54% 1% 4,292
Right or wrong depends on the situation 18% 10% 9% 63% < 1% 14,034
Neither/both equally 26% 6% 6% 60% 2% 250
Don't know 29% 9% 6% 54% 2% 132

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

% of adults who strongly favor or favor 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 = 4,292. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
There are clear standards for what is right and wrong 20% 31% 1% 40% 8% 4,292
Right or wrong depends on the situation 13% 25% 1% 54% 7% 14,034
Neither/both equally 14% 16% 4% 45% 21% 250
Don't know 26% 12% 3% 41% 18% 132

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

% of adults who strongly favor or favor 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 = 4,292. 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% 24% 6% 4,292
Right or wrong depends on the situation 59% 33% 7% 14,034
Neither/both equally 60% 26% 14% 250
Don't know 54% 34% 12% 132

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

% of adults who strongly favor or favor 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 = 4,292. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
There are clear standards for what is right and wrong 54% 39% 7% 4,292
Right or wrong depends on the situation 42% 51% 7% 14,034
Neither/both equally 40% 40% 20% 250
Don't know 39% 42% 19% 132

SocialandPoliticalViews

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

% of adults who strongly favor or favor 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 = 4,292. 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% 17% 47% 4,292
Right or wrong depends on the situation 23% 17% 59% 14,034
Neither/both equally 22% 22% 56% 250
Don't know 25% 30% 45% 132

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

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

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,292. 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% 41% 26% 5% 4,292
Right or wrong depends on the situation 18% 39% 38% 5% 14,034
Neither/both equally 19% 41% 26% 13% 250
Don't know 22% 22% 38% 18% 132

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

% of adults who strongly favor or favor 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 = 4,292. 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% 42% 3% 3% 4,292
Right or wrong depends on the situation 42% 52% 3% 4% 14,034
Neither/both equally 39% 31% 19% 12% 250
Don't know 35% 48% 8% 9% 132

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

% of adults who strongly favor or favor 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 = 4,292. 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 45% 51% 3% 1% 4,292
Right or wrong depends on the situation 32% 63% 3% 1% 14,034
Neither/both equally 21% 54% 23% 2% 250
Don't know 25% 55% 6% 14% 132

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

% of adults who strongly favor or favor 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 = 4,292. 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% 31% 2% 4,292
Right or wrong depends on the situation 74% 23% 2% 14,034
Neither/both equally 62% 27% 11% 250
Don't know 47% 28% 25% 132

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

% of adults who strongly favor or favor 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 = 4,292. 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% 6% 2% 2% 4,292
Right or wrong depends on the situation 94% 4% 1% 1% 14,034
Neither/both equally 85% 3% 8% 3% 250
Don't know 81% 12% < 1% 7% 132

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

% of adults who strongly favor or favor 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 = 4,292. 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 33% 63% 2% 2% 4,292
Right or wrong depends on the situation 25% 71% 2% 2% 14,034
Neither/both equally 23% 63% 10% 4% 250
Don't know 21% 56% 4% 19% 132

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

% of adults who strongly favor or favor 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 = 4,292. 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 39% 29% 3% 25% 2% 4,292
Right or wrong depends on the situation 51% 25% 4% 18% 2% 14,034
Neither/both equally 33% 25% 13% 19% 11% 250
Don't know 29% 20% 9% 25% 17% 132