Sources of guidance on right and wrong by religious group (2014) Switch to: Religious tradition by sources of guidance on right and wrong

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

Religious tradition Religion Philosophy/reason Common sense Science Don't know Sample Size
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Buddhist 8% 28% 44% 16% 5% 264
Catholic 30% 10% 48% 10% 2% 7,202
Evangelical Protestant 60% 5% 30% 3% 2% 8,593
Hindu 6% 19% 50% 24% 1% 199
Historically Black Protestant 47% 6% 41% 4% 2% 1,916
Jehovah's Witness 78% 1% 14% 3% 4% 245
Jewish 17% 17% 50% 14% 3% 847
Mainline Protestant 29% 10% 51% 6% 3% 6,083
Mormon 64% 4% 25% 4% 3% 664
Muslim 37% 9% 36% 13% 4% 237
Orthodox Christian 27% 14% 48% 8% 3% 186
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 7% 18% 57% 17% 2% 7,556

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