Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong by religious group (2014) Switch to: Religious tradition by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults 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 = 264. 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 21% 75% 4% < 1% 264
Catholic 30% 67% 1% 1% 7,202
Evangelical Protestant 50% 48% 2% 1% 8,593
Hindu 20% 78% 1% 1% 199
Historically Black Protestant 29% 68% 1% 1% 1,916
Jehovah's Witness 57% 39% 2% 2% 245
Jewish 21% 76% 2% 1% 847
Mainline Protestant 32% 65% 2% 1% 6,083
Mormon 57% 41% 2% < 1% 664
Muslim 20% 76% 1% 2% 237
Orthodox Christian 33% 64% 1% 2% 186
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 20% 78% 1% 1% 7,556

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