Sources of guidance on right and wrong by generational group (2014) Switch to: Generational cohort by sources of guidance on right and wrong

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

Generational cohort Religion Philosophy/reason Common sense Science Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,291. 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.
Younger Millennial 23% 17% 46% 12% 2% 3,291
Older Millennial 26% 13% 48% 11% 2% 4,128
Generation X 33% 10% 45% 10% 2% 7,303
Baby Boomer 38% 9% 44% 7% 3% 13,049
Silent 41% 7% 42% 6% 4% 5,989
Greatest 40% 6% 43% 6% 4% 585

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