Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults who seldom or never read scripture by religious group (2014) Switch to: Religious tradition among adults who seldom or never read scripture by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who seldom or never read scripture 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
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Buddhist 13% 83% 4% < 1% 147
Catholic 27% 71% 1% 1% 3,807
Evangelical Protestant 31% 66% 1% 1% 1,462
Hindu 18% 79% 2% 1% 120
Historically Black Protestant 21% 76% 1% 1% 308
Jewish 16% 81% 1% 1% 580
Mainline Protestant 28% 69% 2% 1% 2,641
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 19% 79% 1% 1% 6,116

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