Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among Christians

% of Christians 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 = 25,048. 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 38% 59% 1% 1% 25,048

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among Christians by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of Christians who are ages…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 9,954. 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% 34% 32% 22% 9,954
Right or wrong depends on the situation 20% 33% 27% 20% 13,921
Neither/both equally 14% 28% 33% 25% 382
Don't know 11% 26% 20% 43% 263

Generational cohort among Christians by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of Christians who are…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 9,954. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
There are clear standards for what is right and wrong 8% 10% 29% 38% 14% 1% 9,954
Right or wrong depends on the situation 13% 13% 27% 32% 13% 1% 13,921
Neither/both equally 8% 11% 23% 40% 17% 1% 382
Don't know 7% 6% 24% 26% 29% 7% 263

Gender composition among Christians by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of Christians who are…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 10,188. 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% 10,188
Right or wrong depends on the situation 42% 58% 14,190
Neither/both equally 52% 48% 395
Don't know 44% 56% 275

Racial and ethnic composition among Christians by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of Christians who identify as…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 10,030. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
There are clear standards for what is right and wrong 73% 10% 2% 12% 3% 10,030
Right or wrong depends on the situation 61% 15% 2% 18% 4% 14,061
Neither/both equally 69% 9% < 1% 19% 3% 381
Don't know 54% 8% 1% 35% 2% 265

Immigrant status among Christians by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of Christians who are…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 10,098. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
There are clear standards for what is right and wrong 11% 8% 82% 10,098
Right or wrong depends on the situation 16% 10% 74% 14,003
Neither/both equally 18% 6% 76% 383
Don't know 29% 9% 62% 265

Income distribution among Christians by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of Christians 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 = 8,852. 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% 21% 30% 20% 8,852
Right or wrong depends on the situation 39% 21% 24% 16% 12,292
Neither/both equally 38% 15% 30% 17% 290
Don't know 55% 27% 12% 5% 182

Educational distribution among Christians by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of Christians 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 = 10,124. 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 38% 34% 18% 10% 10,124
Right or wrong depends on the situation 46% 30% 14% 9% 14,116
Neither/both equally 38% 33% 16% 13% 389
Don't know 69% 19% 9% 3% 269

Marital status among Christians by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of Christians who are…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 10,149. 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% 4% 12% 7% 16% 10,149
Right or wrong depends on the situation 46% 7% 14% 8% 24% 14,130
Neither/both equally 49% 5% 16% 10% 21% 390
Don't know 41% 3% 15% 23% 17% 269

Parent of children under 18 among Christians by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of Christians who are…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 10,144. 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% 69% 10,144
Right or wrong depends on the situation 29% 71% 14,139
Neither/both equally 26% 74% 394
Don't know 22% 78% 274

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among Christians by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of Christians 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 = 10,188. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
There are clear standards for what is right and wrong 84% 12% 2% 1% 1% < 1% 10,188
Right or wrong depends on the situation 71% 22% 4% 1% 1% 1% 14,190
Neither/both equally 77% 17% 2% 2% 1% 2% 395
Don't know 68% 21% 3% 5% 2% 1% 275

Importance of religion in one's life among Christians by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of Christians 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 = 10,188. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
There are clear standards for what is right and wrong 77% 18% 3% 1% < 1% 10,188
Right or wrong depends on the situation 62% 29% 7% 2% 1% 14,190
Neither/both equally 71% 19% 7% 3% 1% 395
Don't know 79% 15% 3% 1% 2% 275

Attendance at religious services among Christians by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of Christians 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 = 10,188. 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% 30% 12% < 1% 10,188
Right or wrong depends on the situation 40% 40% 19% 1% 14,190
Neither/both equally 50% 31% 17% 2% 395
Don't know 52% 29% 16% 2% 275

Frequency of prayer among Christians by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of Christians who pray…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 10,188. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
There are clear standards for what is right and wrong 76% 14% 4% 6% 1% 10,188
Right or wrong depends on the situation 62% 20% 6% 11% 1% 14,190
Neither/both equally 74% 14% 3% 8% 1% 395
Don't know 70% 17% 2% 8% 4% 275

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among Christians by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of Christians 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 = 10,188. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
There are clear standards for what is right and wrong 41% 12% 9% 38% 1% 10,188
Right or wrong depends on the situation 26% 11% 9% 53% 1% 14,190
Neither/both equally 32% 9% 7% 50% 3% 395
Don't know 35% 11% 6% 45% 3% 275

Frequency of meditation among Christians by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of Christians 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 = 10,188. 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% 7% 3% 38% 2% 10,188
Right or wrong depends on the situation 42% 9% 4% 44% 1% 14,190
Neither/both equally 52% 5% 3% 36% 4% 395
Don't know 58% 5% 5% 26% 7% 275

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among Christians by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of Christians 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 = 10,188. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
There are clear standards for what is right and wrong 73% 12% 7% 7% 1% 10,188
Right or wrong depends on the situation 60% 16% 10% 12% 1% 14,190
Neither/both equally 71% 11% 4% 9% 4% 395
Don't know 65% 11% 7% 10% 7% 275

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among Christians by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of Christians 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 = 10,188. 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% 2% 10,188
Right or wrong depends on the situation 42% 16% 14% 26% 1% 14,190
Neither/both equally 55% 15% 9% 17% 5% 395
Don't know 44% 13% 11% 22% 11% 275

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among Christians by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of Christians 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 = 10,188. 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% 6% 30% 4% 2% 10,188
Right or wrong depends on the situation 34% 9% 48% 7% 2% 14,190
Neither/both equally 42% 8% 34% 6% 11% 395
Don't know 42% 4% 30% 9% 15% 275

Frequency of reading scripture among Christians by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of Christians 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 = 10,188. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
There are clear standards for what is right and wrong 57% 11% 7% 24% 1% 10,188
Right or wrong depends on the situation 37% 13% 10% 39% 1% 14,190
Neither/both equally 51% 9% 7% 31% 2% 395
Don't know 48% 10% 7% 32% 4% 275

Interpreting scripture among Christians by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of Christians 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 = 10,188. 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% 32% 4% 12% 5% 10,188
Right or wrong depends on the situation 34% 34% 3% 23% 7% 14,190
Neither/both equally 31% 24% 11% 17% 17% 395
Don't know 51% 12% 9% 16% 13% 275

Belief in Heaven among Christians by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of Christians who …in heaven

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 10,188. 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 86% 7% 6% 10,188
Right or wrong depends on the situation 85% 9% 6% 14,190
Neither/both equally 80% 8% 11% 395
Don't know 82% 10% 8% 275

Belief in Hell among Christians by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of Christians who …in hell

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 10,188. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
There are clear standards for what is right and wrong 77% 16% 7% 10,188
Right or wrong depends on the situation 66% 25% 8% 14,190
Neither/both equally 67% 18% 15% 395
Don't know 62% 23% 16% 275

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among Christians by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of Christians who identify as…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 10,188. 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% 15% 27% 10,188
Right or wrong depends on the situation 34% 18% 48% 14,190
Neither/both equally 42% 24% 33% 395
Don't know 30% 30% 41% 275

Political ideology among Christians by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of Christians who are…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 10,188. 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% 25% 11% 5% 10,188
Right or wrong depends on the situation 34% 37% 23% 6% 14,190
Neither/both equally 45% 27% 14% 14% 395
Don't know 42% 19% 18% 20% 275

Views about size of government among Christians by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of Christians 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 = 10,188. 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% 27% 2% 3% 10,188
Right or wrong depends on the situation 46% 48% 3% 4% 14,190
Neither/both equally 50% 29% 15% 6% 395
Don't know 43% 45% 4% 8% 275

Views about government aid to the poor among Christians by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of Christians 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 = 10,188. 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% 34% 4% 2% 10,188
Right or wrong depends on the situation 41% 53% 4% 2% 14,190
Neither/both equally 39% 42% 16% 2% 395
Don't know 44% 38% 5% 14% 275

Views about abortion among Christians by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of Christians 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 = 10,188. 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% 4% 10,188
Right or wrong depends on the situation 53% 43% 4% 14,190
Neither/both equally 35% 52% 13% 395
Don't know 29% 52% 19% 275

Views about homosexuality among Christians by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of Christians 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 = 10,188. 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 40% 52% 4% 4% 10,188
Right or wrong depends on the situation 64% 29% 4% 3% 14,190
Neither/both equally 41% 37% 16% 7% 395
Don't know 36% 43% 6% 15% 275

Views about same-sex marriage among Christians by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of Christians 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 = 10,188. 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% 10,188
Right or wrong depends on the situation 53% 39% 8% 14,190
Neither/both equally 36% 47% 17% 395
Don't know 26% 53% 21% 275

Views about environmental regulation among Christians by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of Christians 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 = 10,188. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
There are clear standards for what is right and wrong 51% 43% 3% 3% 10,188
Right or wrong depends on the situation 36% 58% 2% 3% 14,190
Neither/both equally 36% 45% 13% 6% 395
Don't know 37% 30% 3% 30% 275

Views about human evolution among Christians by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of Christians 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 = 10,188. 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% 26% 2% 53% 4% 10,188
Right or wrong depends on the situation 26% 31% 4% 34% 5% 14,190
Neither/both equally 14% 23% 7% 41% 15% 395
Don't know 16% 15% 7% 31% 30% 275