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

% of adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer 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 = 19,186. 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 42% 56% 1% 1% 19,186

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

% of adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer 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 = 102. 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 24% 68% 8% < 1% 102
Catholic 38% 60% 1% 1% 3,868
Evangelical Protestant 59% 39% 2% 1% 5,851
Historically Black Protestant 39% 58% 1% 1% 454
Jewish 31% 65% 3% 1% 336
Mainline Protestant 39% 58% 1% 1% 3,687
Mormon 66% 32% 2% < 1% 524
Orthodox Christian 40% 56% 1% 3% 120
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 24% 74% 1% 1% 3,541

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DemographicInformation

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

% of adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services who are ages…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 8,295. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
There are clear standards for what is right and wrong 12% 34% 32% 22% 8,295
Right or wrong depends on the situation 24% 34% 24% 18% 10,093
Neither/both equally 16% 34% 28% 22% 259
Don't know 12% 21% 25% 41% 145

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

% of adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer 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 = 8,295. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
There are clear standards for what is right and wrong 7% 10% 29% 39% 14% 1% 8,295
Right or wrong depends on the situation 15% 15% 27% 29% 12% 1% 10,093
Neither/both equally 10% 12% 28% 35% 14% 1% 259
Don't know 10% 5% 19% 32% 25% 9% 145

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

% of adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services who are…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 8,496. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
There are clear standards for what is right and wrong 56% 44% 8,496
Right or wrong depends on the situation 54% 46% 10,268
Neither/both equally 63% 37% 271
Don't know 53% 47% 151

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

% of adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services who identify as…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 8,332. 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% 5% 1% 6% 3% 8,332
Right or wrong depends on the situation 77% 6% 4% 10% 4% 10,139
Neither/both equally 78% 3% 4% 10% 5% 258
Don't know 69% 8% 2% 16% 6% 146

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

% of adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services who are…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 8,436. 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% 8% 86% 8,436
Right or wrong depends on the situation 10% 11% 79% 10,152
Neither/both equally 11% 8% 81% 266
Don't know 17% 12% 72% 149

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

% of adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer 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 = 7,415. 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% 20% 34% 24% 7,415
Right or wrong depends on the situation 27% 22% 29% 22% 9,039
Neither/both equally 28% 18% 33% 21% 200
Don't know 29% 40% 18% 13% 103

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

% of adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer 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 = 8,448. 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% 35% 20% 11% 8,448
Right or wrong depends on the situation 37% 34% 18% 10% 10,225
Neither/both equally 30% 40% 14% 15% 267
Don't know 62% 22% 12% 4% 150

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

% of adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer 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 = 8,456. 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% 4% 10% 6% 15% 8,456
Right or wrong depends on the situation 49% 8% 12% 6% 25% 10,230
Neither/both equally 55% 4% 9% 8% 24% 265
Don't know 42% 1% 12% 22% 22% 149

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

% of adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services who are…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 8,458. 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% 8,458
Right or wrong depends on the situation 27% 73% 10,235
Neither/both equally 22% 78% 269
Don't know 15% 85% 150

BeliefsandPractices

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

% of adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer 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 = 8,496. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
There are clear standards for what is right and wrong 79% 13% 3% 1% 4% 1% 8,496
Right or wrong depends on the situation 57% 22% 6% < 1% 11% 3% 10,268
Neither/both equally 69% 16% 5% 1% 5% 3% 271
Don't know 74% 12% 4% 6% 1% 2% 151

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

% of adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer 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 = 8,496. 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% 6% 5% 1% 8,496
Right or wrong depends on the situation 43% 29% 14% 14% 1% 10,268
Neither/both equally 61% 24% 8% 7% < 1% 271
Don't know 69% 17% 5% 5% 5% 151

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

% of adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer 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 = 8,496. 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% 28% 20% < 1% 8,496
Right or wrong depends on the situation 28% 35% 36% < 1% 10,268
Neither/both equally 37% 33% 28% 2% 271
Don't know 47% 23% 27% 3% 151

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

% of adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer 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 = 8,496. 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% 13% 4% 12% 1% 8,496
Right or wrong depends on the situation 47% 17% 7% 29% 1% 10,268
Neither/both equally 62% 12% 6% 19% 2% 271
Don't know 65% 18% 2% 13% 1% 151

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

% of adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer 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 = 8,496. 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 37% 11% 8% 43% 1% 8,496
Right or wrong depends on the situation 17% 8% 8% 67% < 1% 10,268
Neither/both equally 28% 8% 6% 55% 3% 271
Don't know 33% 9% 5% 49% 3% 151

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

% of adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer 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 = 8,496. 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% 7% 3% 42% 2% 8,496
Right or wrong depends on the situation 35% 9% 4% 51% 1% 10,268
Neither/both equally 43% 6% 2% 45% 3% 271
Don't know 56% 7% 3% 28% 6% 151

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

% of adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer 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 = 8,496. 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% 12% 7% 10% 1% 8,496
Right or wrong depends on the situation 52% 17% 11% 19% 1% 10,268
Neither/both equally 67% 11% 7% 12% 3% 271
Don't know 55% 15% 10% 12% 7% 151

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

% of adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer 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 = 8,496. 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% 16% 12% 23% 1% 8,496
Right or wrong depends on the situation 43% 17% 14% 25% 1% 10,268
Neither/both equally 53% 13% 12% 19% 3% 271
Don't know 47% 16% 9% 18% 10% 151

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

% of adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer 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 = 8,496. 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% 6% 33% 4% 2% 8,496
Right or wrong depends on the situation 24% 12% 54% 9% 2% 10,268
Neither/both equally 34% 11% 38% 5% 12% 271
Don't know 40% 10% 32% 8% 11% 151

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

% of adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer 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 = 8,496. 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% 10% 7% 30% 1% 8,496
Right or wrong depends on the situation 26% 10% 9% 54% 1% 10,268
Neither/both equally 46% 10% 5% 35% 2% 271
Don't know 42% 9% 8% 36% 5% 151

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

% of adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer 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 = 8,496. 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% 31% 3% 19% 5% 8,496
Right or wrong depends on the situation 20% 30% 2% 41% 7% 10,268
Neither/both equally 25% 24% 11% 26% 14% 271
Don't know 41% 17% 6% 22% 14% 151

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

% of adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services who …in heaven

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 8,496. 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% 8% 8,496
Right or wrong depends on the situation 69% 24% 7% 10,268
Neither/both equally 70% 17% 13% 271
Don't know 72% 18% 11% 151

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

% of adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services who …in hell

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 8,496. 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 71% 21% 8% 8,496
Right or wrong depends on the situation 52% 40% 8% 10,268
Neither/both equally 64% 23% 13% 271
Don't know 52% 31% 17% 151

SocialandPoliticalViews

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

% of adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services who identify as…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 8,496. 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% 13% 17% 8,496
Right or wrong depends on the situation 46% 19% 35% 10,268
Neither/both equally 55% 24% 20% 271
Don't know 45% 24% 30% 151

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

% of adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services who are…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 8,496. 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% 25% 7% 4% 8,496
Right or wrong depends on the situation 36% 41% 18% 5% 10,268
Neither/both equally 58% 23% 5% 14% 271
Don't know 49% 23% 14% 14% 151

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

% of adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer 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 = 8,496. 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 72% 23% 3% 1% 8,496
Right or wrong depends on the situation 56% 40% 3% 2% 10,268
Neither/both equally 61% 25% 14% 1% 271
Don't know 60% 23% 5% 12% 151

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

% of adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer 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 = 8,496. 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% 64% 3% 8,496
Right or wrong depends on the situation 59% 37% 4% 10,268
Neither/both equally 38% 52% 10% 271
Don't know 34% 45% 21% 151

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

% of adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer 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 = 8,496. 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% 53% 5% 3% 8,496
Right or wrong depends on the situation 67% 26% 4% 3% 10,268
Neither/both equally 43% 37% 14% 6% 271
Don't know 43% 38% 7% 12% 151

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

% of adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer 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 = 8,496. 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% 63% 7% 8,496
Right or wrong depends on the situation 59% 34% 7% 10,268
Neither/both equally 33% 51% 16% 271
Don't know 29% 56% 16% 151

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

% of adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer 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 = 8,496. 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 59% 37% 2% 2% 8,496
Right or wrong depends on the situation 41% 54% 2% 2% 10,268
Neither/both equally 52% 34% 11% 3% 271
Don't know 45% 30% 3% 22% 151

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

% of adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer 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 = 8,496. 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 17% 25% 2% 51% 4% 8,496
Right or wrong depends on the situation 37% 27% 4% 28% 3% 10,268
Neither/both equally 17% 22% 9% 38% 13% 271
Don't know 16% 19% 10% 33% 22% 151