Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults who would rather have a bigger government with more services

% of adults who would rather have a bigger government with more services 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 = 13,339. 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% 75% 1% 1% 13,339

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Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults who would rather have a bigger government with more services by religious group

% of adults who would rather have a bigger government with more services 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 = 134. 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 23% 77% < 1% < 1% 134
Catholic 23% 74% 1% 2% 2,884
Evangelical Protestant 32% 65% 1% 2% 2,210
Hindu 20% 80% < 1% < 1% 103
Historically Black Protestant 26% 72% 1% 1% 1,326
Jehovah's Witness 52% 47% < 1% 1% 109
Jewish 15% 84% 1% 1% 442
Mainline Protestant 21% 77% 1% 1% 1,908
Mormon 31% 67% 2% < 1% 119
Muslim 18% 81% 1% < 1% 163
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 17% 81% < 1% 1% 3,419

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults who would rather have a bigger government with more services by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who would rather have a bigger government with more services who are ages…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 2,992. 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 23% 38% 25% 14% 2,992
Right or wrong depends on the situation 29% 34% 24% 13% 9,845
Neither/both equally 9% 31% 38% 23% 130
Don't know 18% 31% 20% 32% 135

Generational cohort among adults who would rather have a bigger government with more services by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who would rather have a bigger government with more services who are…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 2,992. 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% 30% 29% 9% 1% 2,992
Right or wrong depends on the situation 19% 17% 27% 28% 8% 1% 9,845
Neither/both equally 6% 11% 23% 44% 16% 1% 130
Don't know 11% 12% 26% 24% 25% 2% 135

Gender composition among adults who would rather have a bigger government with more services by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who would rather have a bigger government with more services who are…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 3,053. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
There are clear standards for what is right and wrong 42% 58% 3,053
Right or wrong depends on the situation 41% 59% 10,012
Neither/both equally 54% 46% 132
Don't know 41% 59% 142

Racial and ethnic composition among adults who would rather have a bigger government with more services by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who would rather have a bigger government with more services who identify as…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 3,020. 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% 21% 5% 24% 4% 3,020
Right or wrong depends on the situation 50% 19% 5% 22% 4% 9,923
Neither/both equally 39% 16% < 1% 41% 3% 129
Don't know 30% 14% 1% 51% 3% 138

Immigrant status among adults who would rather have a bigger government with more services by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who would rather have a bigger government with more services who are…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 2,996. 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% 9% 66% 2,996
Right or wrong depends on the situation 22% 12% 66% 9,848
Neither/both equally 31% 8% 61% 126
Don't know 45% 8% 47% 131

Income distribution among adults who would rather have a bigger government with more services by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who would rather have a bigger government with more services 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 = 2,704. 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 47% 19% 21% 13% 2,704
Right or wrong depends on the situation 45% 19% 21% 15% 8,865

Educational distribution among adults who would rather have a bigger government with more services by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who would rather have a bigger government with more services 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 = 3,035. 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% 30% 13% 9% 3,035
Right or wrong depends on the situation 46% 27% 15% 12% 9,959
Neither/both equally 50% 25% 12% 12% 130
Don't know 79% 11% 7% 3% 136

Marital status among adults who would rather have a bigger government with more services by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who would rather have a bigger government with more services who are…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 3,041. 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% 8% 15% 6% 28% 3,041
Right or wrong depends on the situation 38% 9% 14% 6% 32% 9,969
Neither/both equally 35% 15% 23% 6% 21% 130
Don't know 36% 6% 15% 17% 26% 139

Parent of children under 18 among adults who would rather have a bigger government with more services by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who would rather have a bigger government with more services who are…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 3,041. 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% 67% 3,041
Right or wrong depends on the situation 30% 70% 9,982
Neither/both equally 26% 74% 132
Don't know 29% 71% 140

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among adults who would rather have a bigger government with more services by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who would rather have a bigger government with more services 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 = 3,053. 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% 18% 4% 1% 7% 1% 3,053
Right or wrong depends on the situation 55% 23% 7% 1% 13% 2% 10,012
Neither/both equally 65% 22% 2% 4% 4% 4% 132
Don't know 59% 26% 2% 3% 8% 2% 142

Importance of religion in one's life among adults who would rather have a bigger government with more services by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who would rather have a bigger government with more services 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 = 3,053. 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% 21% 7% 8% < 1% 3,053
Right or wrong depends on the situation 48% 26% 12% 13% 1% 10,012
Neither/both equally 70% 12% 11% 6% < 1% 132
Don't know 72% 16% 4% 7% 1% 142

Attendance at religious services among adults who would rather have a bigger government with more services by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who would rather have a bigger government with more services 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 = 3,053. 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% 33% 24% < 1% 3,053
Right or wrong depends on the situation 29% 37% 34% < 1% 10,012
Neither/both equally 46% 27% 25% 2% 132
Don't know 40% 29% 27% 4% 142

Frequency of prayer among adults who would rather have a bigger government with more services by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who would rather have a bigger government with more services who pray…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,053. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
There are clear standards for what is right and wrong 64% 14% 5% 17% 1% 3,053
Right or wrong depends on the situation 49% 16% 6% 27% < 1% 10,012
Neither/both equally 68% 21% 2% 9% 1% 132
Don't know 62% 13% 2% 15% 7% 142

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among adults who would rather have a bigger government with more services by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who would rather have a bigger government with more services 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 = 3,053. 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% 11% 10% 48% 1% 3,053
Right or wrong depends on the situation 21% 9% 8% 61% 1% 10,012
Neither/both equally 30% 11% 11% 47% 1% 132
Don't know 29% 10% 6% 52% 2% 142

Frequency of meditation among adults who would rather have a bigger government with more services by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who would rather have a bigger government with more services 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 = 3,053. 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% 8% 4% 41% 2% 3,053
Right or wrong depends on the situation 38% 10% 5% 46% 1% 10,012
Neither/both equally 55% 6% 7% 30% 3% 132
Don't know 59% 5% 3% 26% 8% 142

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among adults who would rather have a bigger government with more services by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who would rather have a bigger government with more services 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 = 3,053. 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% 13% 9% 13% 2% 3,053
Right or wrong depends on the situation 54% 16% 10% 18% 1% 10,012
Neither/both equally 68% 13% 4% 10% 6% 132
Don't know 62% 9% 8% 14% 6% 142

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among adults who would rather have a bigger government with more services by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who would rather have a bigger government with more services 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 = 3,053. 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% 16% 12% 25% 2% 3,053
Right or wrong depends on the situation 46% 16% 13% 25% 1% 10,012
Neither/both equally 52% 12% 10% 19% 7% 132
Don't know 46% 11% 13% 20% 10% 142

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults who would rather have a bigger government with more services by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who would rather have a bigger government with more services 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 = 3,053. 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% 10% 36% 10% 2% 3,053
Right or wrong depends on the situation 25% 13% 48% 13% 2% 10,012
Neither/both equally 40% 9% 38% 9% 4% 132
Don't know 32% 6% 36% 12% 15% 142

Frequency of reading scripture among adults who would rather have a bigger government with more services by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who would rather have a bigger government with more services 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 = 3,053. 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% 12% 8% 37% 1% 3,053
Right or wrong depends on the situation 29% 11% 9% 51% 1% 10,012
Neither/both equally 47% 7% 7% 36% 2% 132
Don't know 42% 12% 5% 39% 2% 142

Interpreting scripture among adults who would rather have a bigger government with more services by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who would rather have a bigger government with more services 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 = 3,053. 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% 26% 2% 23% 6% 3,053
Right or wrong depends on the situation 30% 23% 2% 39% 6% 10,012
Neither/both equally 40% 13% 6% 23% 17% 132
Don't know 54% 9% 10% 17% 10% 142

Belief in Heaven among adults who would rather have a bigger government with more services by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who would rather have a bigger government with more services who …in heaven

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,053. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
There are clear standards for what is right and wrong 78% 17% 5% 3,053
Right or wrong depends on the situation 69% 25% 6% 10,012
Neither/both equally 82% 15% 3% 132
Don't know 78% 15% 8% 142

Belief in Hell among adults who would rather have a bigger government with more services by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who would rather have a bigger government with more services who …in hell

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,053. 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% 28% 6% 3,053
Right or wrong depends on the situation 53% 40% 7% 10,012
Neither/both equally 63% 28% 10% 132
Don't know 56% 28% 16% 142

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults who would rather have a bigger government with more services by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who would rather have a bigger government with more services who identify as…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 3,053. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
There are clear standards for what is right and wrong 21% 20% 58% 3,053
Right or wrong depends on the situation 16% 18% 67% 10,012
Neither/both equally 12% 27% 62% 132
Don't know 14% 36% 50% 142

Political ideology among adults who would rather have a bigger government with more services by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who would rather have a bigger government with more services who are…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,053. 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% 32% 30% 8% 3,053
Right or wrong depends on the situation 21% 33% 40% 6% 10,012
Neither/both equally 20% 27% 39% 15% 132
Don't know 30% 13% 31% 27% 142

Views about government aid to the poor among adults who would rather have a bigger government with more services by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who would rather have a bigger government with more services 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 = 3,053. 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% 67% 3% 1% 3,053
Right or wrong depends on the situation 24% 72% 3% 2% 10,012
Neither/both equally 11% 69% 20% 1% 132
Don't know 23% 57% 4% 15% 142

Views about abortion among adults who would rather have a bigger government with more services by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who would rather have a bigger government with more services 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 = 3,053. 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% 45% 4% 3,053
Right or wrong depends on the situation 63% 34% 3% 10,012
Neither/both equally 46% 41% 12% 132
Don't know 30% 51% 19% 142

Views about homosexuality among adults who would rather have a bigger government with more services by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who would rather have a bigger government with more services 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 = 3,053. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
There are clear standards for what is right and wrong 61% 33% 3% 3% 3,053
Right or wrong depends on the situation 74% 21% 2% 2% 10,012
Neither/both equally 57% 25% 15% 4% 132
Don't know 42% 35% 5% 18% 142

Views about same-sex marriage among adults who would rather have a bigger government with more services by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who would rather have a bigger government with more services 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 = 3,053. 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% 41% 7% 3,053
Right or wrong depends on the situation 67% 28% 6% 10,012
Neither/both equally 52% 30% 19% 132
Don't know 38% 37% 26% 142

Views about environmental regulation among adults who would rather have a bigger government with more services by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who would rather have a bigger government with more services 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 = 3,053. 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% 67% 1% 2% 3,053
Right or wrong depends on the situation 26% 70% 1% 3% 10,012
Neither/both equally 14% 67% 10% 9% 132
Don't know 26% 36% 2% 36% 142

Views about human evolution among adults who would rather have a bigger government with more services by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who would rather have a bigger government with more services 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 = 3,053. 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% 26% 2% 40% 3% 3,053
Right or wrong depends on the situation 42% 24% 3% 28% 3% 10,012
Neither/both equally 24% 18% 7% 37% 14% 132
Don't know 22% 13% 7% 24% 34% 142