Educational distribution among adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by religious group

% of adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who have completed…

Religious tradition High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 111. 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% 36% 30% 13% 111
Catholic 46% 29% 16% 9% 3,410
Evangelical Protestant 50% 35% 10% 5% 2,394
Historically Black Protestant 57% 31% 8% 4% 748
Jewish 21% 23% 29% 27% 413
Mainline Protestant 40% 31% 18% 11% 2,965
Mormon 34% 38% 22% 6% 162
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 42% 33% 16% 9% 4,135

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by educational group

% of adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who are ages…

Educational distribution 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 4,966. 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.
High school or less 23% 30% 26% 20% 4,966
Some college 28% 34% 24% 14% 4,282
College 20% 41% 25% 14% 3,485
Post-graduate degree 9% 45% 27% 18% 2,143

Generational cohort among adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by educational group

% of adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who are…

Educational distribution Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 4,966. 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.
High school or less 16% 12% 26% 31% 13% 2% 4,966
Some college 18% 18% 27% 29% 8% 1% 4,282
College 8% 21% 32% 30% 8% 1% 3,485
Post-graduate degree 2% 17% 36% 34% 11% 1% 2,143

Gender composition among adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by educational group

% of adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who are…

Educational distribution Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 5,021. 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.
High school or less 53% 47% 5,021
Some college 49% 51% 4,331
College 48% 52% 3,563
Post-graduate degree 49% 51% 2,196

Racial and ethnic composition among adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by educational group

% of adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who identify as…

Educational distribution White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 4,971. 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.
High school or less 64% 14% 2% 17% 4% 4,971
Some college 70% 11% 3% 11% 5% 4,274
College 74% 7% 7% 8% 3% 3,510
Post-graduate degree 76% 7% 10% 5% 2% 2,164

Immigrant status among adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by educational group

% of adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who are…

Educational distribution Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 4,933. 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.
High school or less 14% 10% 77% 4,933
Some college 9% 11% 79% 4,286
College 12% 11% 77% 3,537
Post-graduate degree 17% 11% 73% 2,180

Income distribution among adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by educational group

% of adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who have a household income of…

Educational distribution Less than $30,000 $30,000-$49,999 $50,000-$99,999 $100,000 or more Sample Size
Sample size = 4,333. 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.
High school or less 50% 22% 19% 9% 4,333
Some college 32% 23% 30% 15% 3,833
College 13% 17% 35% 35% 3,157
Post-graduate degree 8% 10% 31% 51% 1,957

Marital status among adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by educational group

% of adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who are…

Educational distribution Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 5,004. 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.
High school or less 40% 9% 15% 9% 28% 5,004
Some college 43% 10% 15% 5% 27% 4,319
College 57% 9% 9% 4% 22% 3,547
Post-graduate degree 64% 7% 9% 4% 16% 2,192

Parent of children under 18 among adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by educational group

% of adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who are…

Educational distribution Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 5,010. 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.
High school or less 26% 74% 5,010
Some college 29% 71% 4,319
College 31% 69% 3,557
Post-graduate degree 33% 67% 2,189

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by educational group

% of adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who say they…

Educational distribution 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 = 5,021. 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.
High school or less 58% 24% 6% 1% 8% 2% 5,021
Some college 55% 25% 6% 1% 10% 3% 4,331
College 47% 25% 8% 1% 16% 3% 3,563
Post-graduate degree 42% 30% 9% 1% 14% 4% 2,196

Importance of religion in one's life among adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by educational group

% of adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who say religion is…

Educational distribution Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,021. 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.
High school or less 43% 33% 12% 12% < 1% 5,021
Some college 36% 34% 16% 13% 1% 4,331
College 30% 35% 18% 17% 1% 3,563
Post-graduate degree 30% 34% 20% 16% 1% 2,196

Attendance at religious services among adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by educational group

% of adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who attend religious services…

Educational distribution At least once a week Once or twice a month/a few times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,021. 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.
High school or less 23% 37% 40% < 1% 5,021
Some college 19% 41% 40% < 1% 4,331
College 21% 40% 39% < 1% 3,563
Post-graduate degree 21% 42% 36% < 1% 2,196

Frequency of prayer among adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by educational group

% of adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who pray…

Educational distribution At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,021. 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.
High school or less 47% 18% 8% 27% 1% 5,021
Some college 44% 19% 8% 29% 1% 4,331
College 38% 18% 7% 36% 1% 3,563
Post-graduate degree 37% 19% 9% 34% 1% 2,196

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by educational group

% of adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who attend prayer group…

Educational distribution At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,021. 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.
High school or less 15% 8% 7% 69% 1% 5,021
Some college 12% 7% 8% 73% < 1% 4,331
College 10% 5% 8% 76% < 1% 3,563
Post-graduate degree 9% 7% 8% 75% < 1% 2,196

Frequency of meditation among adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by educational group

% of adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who meditate…

Educational distribution At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,021. 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.
High school or less 32% 8% 4% 55% 1% 5,021
Some college 33% 9% 4% 53% 1% 4,331
College 31% 10% 6% 52% 1% 3,563
Post-graduate degree 35% 10% 7% 47% 1% 2,196

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by educational group

% of adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who feel a sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing…

Educational distribution At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,021. 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.
High school or less 48% 16% 11% 24% 1% 5,021
Some college 50% 17% 11% 20% 1% 4,331
College 48% 19% 14% 17% 1% 3,563
Post-graduate degree 49% 18% 14% 18% 1% 2,196

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by educational group

% of adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who feel a sense of wonder about the universe…

Educational distribution At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,021. 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.
High school or less 37% 15% 12% 34% 1% 5,021
Some college 43% 17% 14% 25% 1% 4,331
College 40% 19% 17% 23% 1% 3,563
Post-graduate degree 42% 18% 19% 20% 1% 2,196

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by educational group

% of adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who say…

Educational distribution 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 = 5,021. 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.
High school or less 25% 72% 1% 1% 5,021
Some college 26% 72% 1% < 1% 4,331
College 25% 74% 1% 1% 3,563
Post-graduate degree 23% 76% 1% < 1% 2,196

Frequency of reading scripture among adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by educational group

% of adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who read scripture…

Educational distribution At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,021. 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.
High school or less 23% 11% 9% 56% 1% 5,021
Some college 21% 10% 10% 59% 1% 4,331
College 16% 8% 9% 67% < 1% 3,563
Post-graduate degree 16% 8% 11% 64% 1% 2,196

Interpreting scripture among adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by educational group

% of adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who say the holy scripture is…

Educational distribution 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 = 5,021. 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.
High school or less 30% 26% 2% 33% 8% 5,021
Some college 16% 29% 2% 44% 9% 4,331
College 10% 27% 1% 55% 7% 3,563
Post-graduate degree 6% 24% 1% 60% 8% 2,196

Belief in Heaven among adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by educational group

% of adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who …in heaven

Educational distribution Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,021. 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.
High school or less 74% 18% 7% 5,021
Some college 70% 23% 7% 4,331
College 58% 34% 8% 3,563
Post-graduate degree 54% 38% 9% 2,196

Belief in Hell among adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by educational group

% of adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who …in hell

Educational distribution Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,021. 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.
High school or less 58% 33% 9% 5,021
Some college 53% 39% 8% 4,331
College 41% 51% 8% 3,563
Post-graduate degree 33% 57% 10% 2,196

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by educational group

% of adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who identify as…

Educational distribution Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 5,021. 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.
High school or less 33% 23% 44% 5,021
Some college 35% 19% 46% 4,331
College 35% 13% 52% 3,563
Post-graduate degree 33% 11% 57% 2,196

Political ideology among adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by educational group

% of adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who are…

Educational distribution Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,021. 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.
High school or less 33% 34% 23% 9% 5,021
Some college 30% 39% 25% 7% 4,331
College 25% 41% 31% 3% 3,563
Post-graduate degree 21% 41% 35% 3% 2,196

Views about size of government among adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by educational group

% of adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who would rather have…

Educational distribution Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,021. 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.
High school or less 47% 47% 3% 4% 5,021
Some college 57% 36% 3% 4% 4,331
College 55% 39% 3% 3% 3,563
Post-graduate degree 52% 42% 3% 3% 2,196

Views about government aid to the poor among adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by educational group

% of adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who say government aid to the poor…

Educational distribution Does more harm than good Does more good than harm Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,021. 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.
High school or less 46% 49% 3% 3% 5,021
Some college 47% 48% 4% 1% 4,331
College 43% 51% 4% 2% 3,563
Post-graduate degree 37% 57% 4% 1% 2,196

Views about abortion among adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by educational group

% of adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who say abortion should be…

Educational distribution Legal in all/most cases Illegal in all/most cases Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,021. 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.
High school or less 56% 39% 5% 5,021
Some college 66% 30% 4% 4,331
College 74% 24% 3% 3,563
Post-graduate degree 77% 21% 3% 2,196

Views about homosexuality among adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by educational group

% of adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who say homosexuality…

Educational distribution Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,021. 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.
High school or less 65% 28% 4% 4% 5,021
Some college 74% 19% 4% 3% 4,331
College 82% 13% 3% 2% 3,563
Post-graduate degree 83% 11% 3% 2% 2,196

Views about same-sex marriage among adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by educational group

% of adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who …same-sex marriage

Educational distribution Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,021. 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.
High school or less 54% 36% 10% 5,021
Some college 66% 27% 7% 4,331
College 76% 19% 5% 3,563
Post-graduate degree 77% 17% 5% 2,196

Views about environmental regulation among adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by educational group

% of adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who say…

Educational distribution 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 = 5,021. 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.
High school or less 43% 51% 2% 4% 5,021
Some college 35% 60% 3% 2% 4,331
College 30% 67% 2% 1% 3,563
Post-graduate degree 25% 71% 2% 2% 2,196

Views about human evolution among adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by educational group

% of adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who say humans…

Educational distribution 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 = 5,021. 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.
High school or less 34% 24% 4% 33% 5% 5,021
Some college 38% 29% 5% 25% 3% 4,331
College 52% 25% 4% 16% 3% 3,563
Post-graduate degree 55% 24% 6% 14% 2% 2,196