Sources of guidance on right and wrong among Christians

% of Christians who say they look to…most for guidance on right and wrong

Survey year Religion Philosophy/reason Common sense Science 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 43% 8% 41% 6% 2% 25,048
2007 36% 7% 49% 4% 4% 28,279

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among Christians by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of Christians who are ages…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 10,730. 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.
Religion 15% 33% 30% 22% 10,730
Philosophy/reason 27% 33% 25% 15% 1,955
Common sense 18% 32% 29% 21% 9,740
Science 21% 39% 24% 16% 1,417
Don't know 12% 30% 28% 29% 678

Generational cohort among Christians by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of Christians who are…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 10,730. 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.
Religion 9% 11% 28% 36% 15% 1% 10,730
Philosophy/reason 17% 15% 28% 29% 10% 1% 1,955
Common sense 11% 12% 27% 35% 13% 1% 9,740
Science 14% 14% 32% 29% 10% 1% 1,417
Don't know 7% 9% 26% 34% 21% 2% 678

Gender composition among Christians by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of Christians who are…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 10,976. 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.
Religion 41% 59% 10,976
Philosophy/reason 50% 50% 1,989
Common sense 48% 52% 9,923
Science 51% 49% 1,441
Don't know 51% 49% 719

Racial and ethnic composition among Christians by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of Christians who identify as…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 10,851. 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.
Religion 65% 14% 2% 15% 4% 10,851
Philosophy/reason 66% 10% 2% 18% 4% 1,969
Common sense 68% 12% 2% 14% 3% 9,807
Science 54% 9% 2% 32% 3% 1,428
Don't know 68% 10% 1% 16% 5% 682

Immigrant status among Christians by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of Christians who are…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 10,856. 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.
Religion 14% 7% 79% 10,856
Philosophy/reason 16% 12% 72% 1,963
Common sense 12% 10% 78% 9,805
Science 30% 12% 58% 1,423
Don't know 16% 8% 76% 702

Income distribution among Christians by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of Christians who have a household income of…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Less than $30,000 $30,000-$49,999 $50,000-$99,999 $100,000 or more Sample Size
Sample size = 9,427. 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.
Religion 36% 21% 28% 15% 9,427
Philosophy/reason 34% 18% 26% 23% 1,775
Common sense 35% 21% 26% 18% 8,618
Science 37% 20% 24% 19% 1,268
Don't know 33% 24% 25% 18% 528

Educational distribution among Christians by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of Christians who have completed…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 10,914. 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.
Religion 43% 33% 15% 9% 10,914
Philosophy/reason 33% 31% 21% 15% 1,981
Common sense 46% 32% 14% 8% 9,863
Science 43% 24% 18% 14% 1,429
Don't know 38% 31% 19% 13% 711

Marital status among Christians by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of Christians who are…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 10,929. 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.
Religion 57% 4% 13% 8% 18% 10,929
Philosophy/reason 45% 9% 13% 6% 28% 1,983
Common sense 49% 8% 14% 8% 21% 9,888
Science 45% 9% 14% 5% 27% 1,434
Don't know 53% 3% 13% 13% 18% 704

Parent of children under 18 among Christians by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of Christians who are…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 10,927. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Religion 30% 70% 10,927
Philosophy/reason 30% 70% 1,986
Common sense 29% 71% 9,897
Science 33% 67% 1,433
Don't know 24% 76% 708

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among Christians by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of Christians who say they…

Sources of guidance on 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 = 10,976. 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.
Religion 90% 8% 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 10,976
Philosophy/reason 61% 29% 6% 1% 1% 2% 1,989
Common sense 68% 25% 4% 1% 1% 1% 9,923
Science 52% 34% 8% 1% 4% 1% 1,441
Don't know 78% 15% 1% 3% < 1% 2% 719

Importance of religion in one's life among Christians by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of Christians who say religion is…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 10,976. 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.
Religion 90% 9% 1% < 1% < 1% 10,976
Philosophy/reason 47% 38% 10% 3% 1% 1,989
Common sense 51% 37% 9% 2% < 1% 9,923
Science 46% 38% 11% 5% < 1% 1,441
Don't know 73% 16% 4% 2% 5% 719

Attendance at religious services among Christians by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of Christians who attend religious services…

Sources of guidance on 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 = 10,976. 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.
Religion 68% 23% 8% < 1% 10,976
Philosophy/reason 31% 47% 22% 1% 1,989
Common sense 30% 45% 24% < 1% 9,923
Science 29% 47% 24% 1% 1,441
Don't know 50% 32% 14% 4% 719

Frequency of prayer among Christians by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of Christians who pray…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 10,976. 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.
Religion 85% 10% 2% 2% 1% 10,976
Philosophy/reason 52% 25% 8% 14% < 1% 1,989
Common sense 56% 22% 8% 14% 1% 9,923
Science 45% 25% 8% 21% < 1% 1,441
Don't know 71% 15% 3% 6% 4% 719

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among Christians by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of Christians who attend prayer group…

Sources of guidance on 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 = 10,976. 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.
Religion 49% 13% 9% 28% 1% 10,976
Philosophy/reason 17% 12% 11% 60% < 1% 1,989
Common sense 17% 9% 9% 63% 1% 9,923
Science 18% 11% 9% 62% < 1% 1,441
Don't know 31% 12% 9% 44% 4% 719

Frequency of meditation among Christians by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of Christians who meditate…

Sources of guidance on 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 = 10,976. 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.
Religion 55% 7% 3% 33% 2% 10,976
Philosophy/reason 44% 10% 5% 40% 1% 1,989
Common sense 35% 8% 4% 51% 1% 9,923
Science 37% 11% 5% 46% 1% 1,441
Don't know 49% 7% 3% 33% 7% 719

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among Christians by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of Christians who feel a sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing…

Sources of guidance on 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 = 10,976. 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.
Religion 80% 10% 5% 4% 1% 10,976
Philosophy/reason 55% 20% 11% 14% 1% 1,989
Common sense 54% 18% 12% 15% 1% 9,923
Science 51% 16% 14% 18% 1% 1,441
Don't know 71% 10% 5% 8% 6% 719

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among Christians by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of Christians who feel a sense of wonder about the universe…

Sources of guidance on 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 = 10,976. 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.
Religion 49% 16% 11% 22% 2% 10,976
Philosophy/reason 51% 16% 13% 19% 1% 1,989
Common sense 38% 17% 15% 29% 1% 9,923
Science 45% 16% 16% 22% 1% 1,441
Don't know 51% 11% 12% 19% 7% 719

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among Christians by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of Christians who say…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong 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 = 10,976. 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.
Religion 52% 46% 1% 1% 10,976
Philosophy/reason 28% 70% 1% 1% 1,989
Common sense 28% 70% 1% 1% 9,923
Science 25% 72% 1% 2% 1,441
Don't know 31% 56% 6% 7% 719

Frequency of reading scripture among Christians by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of Christians who read scripture…

Sources of guidance on 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 = 10,976. 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.
Religion 67% 11% 6% 15% 1% 10,976
Philosophy/reason 29% 15% 12% 43% < 1% 1,989
Common sense 27% 12% 11% 49% 1% 9,923
Science 23% 13% 12% 52% 1% 1,441
Don't know 46% 13% 9% 27% 5% 719

Interpreting scripture among Christians by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of Christians who say the holy scripture is…

Sources of guidance on 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 = 10,976. 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.
Religion 56% 31% 4% 5% 4% 10,976
Philosophy/reason 20% 35% 1% 35% 8% 1,989
Common sense 27% 35% 3% 27% 8% 9,923
Science 27% 28% 2% 36% 7% 1,441
Don't know 28% 27% 12% 14% 19% 719

Belief in Heaven among Christians by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of Christians who …in heaven

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 10,976. 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.
Religion 89% 5% 6% 10,976
Philosophy/reason 78% 14% 8% 1,989
Common sense 85% 9% 6% 9,923
Science 76% 19% 5% 1,441
Don't know 77% 8% 15% 719

Belief in Hell among Christians by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of Christians who …in hell

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 10,976. 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.
Religion 80% 13% 7% 10,976
Philosophy/reason 58% 35% 8% 1,989
Common sense 65% 27% 9% 9,923
Science 58% 36% 6% 1,441
Don't know 58% 20% 22% 719

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among Christians by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of Christians who identify as…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 10,976. 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.
Religion 51% 17% 33% 10,976
Philosophy/reason 37% 14% 48% 1,989
Common sense 39% 17% 44% 9,923
Science 31% 16% 53% 1,441
Don't know 36% 28% 36% 719

Political ideology among Christians by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of Christians who are…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 10,976. 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.
Religion 56% 26% 12% 6% 10,976
Philosophy/reason 29% 38% 29% 3% 1,989
Common sense 35% 38% 21% 6% 9,923
Science 31% 35% 29% 4% 1,441
Don't know 39% 31% 17% 13% 719

Views about size of government among Christians by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of Christians who would rather have…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 10,976. 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.
Religion 59% 35% 3% 3% 10,976
Philosophy/reason 51% 44% 3% 2% 1,989
Common sense 53% 41% 3% 4% 9,923
Science 39% 57% 2% 2% 1,441
Don't know 45% 31% 10% 15% 719

Views about government aid to the poor among Christians by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of Christians who say government aid to the poor…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Does more harm than good Does more good than harm Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 10,976. 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.
Religion 52% 42% 4% 2% 10,976
Philosophy/reason 40% 55% 4% 1% 1,989
Common sense 48% 47% 3% 2% 9,923
Science 41% 54% 3% 2% 1,441
Don't know 37% 37% 15% 11% 719

Views about abortion among Christians by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of Christians who say abortion should be…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Legal in all/most cases Illegal in all/most cases Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 10,976. 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.
Religion 28% 68% 4% 10,976
Philosophy/reason 60% 37% 3% 1,989
Common sense 58% 38% 4% 9,923
Science 60% 36% 4% 1,441
Don't know 38% 45% 17% 719

Views about homosexuality among Christians by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of Christians who say homosexuality…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 10,976. 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.
Religion 36% 55% 5% 4% 10,976
Philosophy/reason 75% 19% 4% 2% 1,989
Common sense 66% 26% 4% 4% 9,923
Science 74% 21% 2% 2% 1,441
Don't know 42% 34% 11% 13% 719

Views about same-sex marriage among Christians by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of Christians who …same-sex marriage

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 10,976. 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.
Religion 26% 66% 7% 10,976
Philosophy/reason 66% 28% 6% 1,989
Common sense 56% 35% 9% 9,923
Science 63% 30% 7% 1,441
Don't know 35% 45% 19% 719

Views about environmental regulation among Christians by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of Christians who say…

Sources of guidance on 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 = 10,976. 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.
Religion 47% 47% 3% 4% 10,976
Philosophy/reason 32% 64% 2% 2% 1,989
Common sense 41% 54% 2% 3% 9,923
Science 34% 62% 1% 3% 1,441
Don't know 34% 46% 8% 13% 719

Views about human evolution among Christians by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of Christians who say humans…

Sources of guidance on 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 = 10,976. 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.
Religion 9% 26% 2% 58% 5% 10,976
Philosophy/reason 36% 33% 4% 24% 3% 1,989
Common sense 28% 32% 4% 32% 5% 9,923
Science 45% 25% 3% 24% 3% 1,441
Don't know 10% 24% 15% 28% 22% 719