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

% of adults who say religion 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 = 0. 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.
Catholic 50% 26% 14% 10% 2,190
Evangelical Protestant 41% 35% 16% 8% 5,268
Historically Black Protestant 48% 36% 9% 7% 922
Jehovah's Witness 63% 25% 9% 3% 190
Jewish 29% 23% 23% 25% 126
Mainline Protestant 38% 31% 18% 13% 1,820
Mormon 23% 41% 24% 12% 426
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 62% 26% 8% 4% 438

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DemographicInformation

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

% of adults who say religion 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 = 3,797. 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% 29% 30% 25% 3,797
Some college 20% 34% 29% 18% 3,384
College 14% 39% 31% 16% 2,666
Post-graduate degree 8% 40% 31% 21% 1,602

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

% of adults who say religion 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 = 3,797. 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 10% 9% 24% 36% 18% 2% 3,797
Some college 14% 13% 28% 34% 11% 1% 3,384
College 5% 15% 33% 37% 10% 1% 2,666
Post-graduate degree 1% 13% 33% 37% 14% 1% 1,602

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

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

Educational distribution Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 3,848. 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 44% 56% 3,848
Some college 38% 62% 3,454
College 40% 60% 2,736
Post-graduate degree 45% 55% 1,647

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

% of adults who say religion 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 = 3,814. 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 57% 15% 1% 23% 3% 3,814
Some college 66% 17% 2% 11% 5% 3,409
College 74% 12% 4% 8% 3% 2,697
Post-graduate degree 74% 13% 4% 6% 3% 1,618

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

% of adults who say religion 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 = 3,787. 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 20% 6% 73% 3,787
Some college 8% 9% 83% 3,421
College 12% 9% 79% 2,720
Post-graduate degree 11% 8% 81% 1,626

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

% of adults who say religion 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 = 3,192. 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% 21% 18% 6% 3,192
Some college 32% 24% 30% 13% 2,994
College 15% 19% 37% 30% 2,406
Post-graduate degree 9% 13% 39% 39% 1,471

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

% of adults who say religion 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 = 3,828. 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% 5% 14% 11% 20% 3,828
Some college 54% 4% 14% 7% 22% 3,442
College 68% 2% 10% 4% 15% 2,721
Post-graduate degree 71% 3% 9% 5% 13% 1,643

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

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

Educational distribution Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 3,835. 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% 3,835
Some college 33% 67% 3,445
College 37% 63% 2,720
Post-graduate degree 35% 65% 1,638

BeliefsandPractices

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

% of adults who say religion 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 = 3,848. 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 86% 12% 1% 1% < 1% < 1% 3,848
Some college 93% 6% < 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 3,454
College 91% 7% < 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 2,736
Post-graduate degree 91% 7% 1% < 1% 1% < 1% 1,647

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

% of adults who say religion 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 = 3,848. 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 86% 11% 1% 1% 1% 3,848
Some college 89% 9% 1% 1% < 1% 3,454
College 89% 9% 1% < 1% < 1% 2,736
Post-graduate degree 90% 8% 2% < 1% < 1% 1,647

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

% of adults who say religion 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 = 3,848. 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 61% 26% 12% 1% 3,848
Some college 65% 26% 9% < 1% 3,454
College 74% 21% 5% < 1% 2,736
Post-graduate degree 76% 18% 5% < 1% 1,647

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

% of adults who say religion 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 = 3,848. 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 80% 12% 2% 4% 1% 3,848
Some college 85% 10% 2% 2% < 1% 3,454
College 87% 9% 2% 2% 1% 2,736
Post-graduate degree 86% 9% 2% 2% < 1% 1,647

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

% of adults who say religion 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 = 3,848. 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% 12% 8% 33% 1% 3,848
Some college 48% 13% 10% 28% < 1% 3,454
College 53% 13% 10% 24% 1% 2,736
Post-graduate degree 49% 14% 11% 26% < 1% 1,647

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

% of adults who say religion 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 = 3,848. 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% 7% 3% 33% 3% 3,848
Some college 54% 7% 3% 34% 2% 3,454
College 53% 6% 4% 35% 2% 2,736
Post-graduate degree 58% 7% 3% 31% 2% 1,647

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

% of adults who say religion 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 = 3,848. 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 76% 10% 5% 7% 1% 3,848
Some college 80% 10% 5% 5% 1% 3,454
College 81% 10% 5% 3% 1% 2,736
Post-graduate degree 78% 12% 5% 3% < 1% 1,647

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

% of adults who say religion 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 = 3,848. 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 49% 13% 10% 25% 3% 3,848
Some college 47% 17% 10% 24% 1% 3,454
College 51% 17% 11% 19% 2% 2,736
Post-graduate degree 54% 18% 14% 13% 1% 1,647

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

% of adults who say religion 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 = 3,848. 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% 54% 1% 2% 3,848
Some college 53% 44% 1% 1% 3,454
College 60% 38% 2% < 1% 2,736
Post-graduate degree 58% 40% 2% < 1% 1,647

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

% of adults who say religion 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 = 3,848. 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 63% 11% 5% 20% 1% 3,848
Some college 68% 11% 6% 14% 1% 3,454
College 69% 11% 6% 13% 1% 2,736
Post-graduate degree 67% 12% 6% 15% < 1% 1,647

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

% of adults who say religion 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 = 3,848. 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% 23% 4% 7% 4% 3,848
Some college 54% 32% 4% 5% 5% 3,454
College 45% 40% 4% 6% 5% 2,736
Post-graduate degree 36% 46% 4% 8% 6% 1,647

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

% of adults who say religion 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 = 3,848. 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 89% 6% 5% 3,848
Some college 89% 5% 6% 3,454
College 86% 6% 7% 2,736
Post-graduate degree 84% 8% 8% 1,647

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

% of adults who say religion 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 = 3,848. 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 79% 15% 6% 3,848
Some college 82% 12% 6% 3,454
College 77% 14% 9% 2,736
Post-graduate degree 71% 20% 10% 1,647

SocialandPoliticalViews

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

% of adults who say religion 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 = 3,848. 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 41% 22% 37% 3,848
Some college 52% 15% 32% 3,454
College 63% 12% 25% 2,736
Post-graduate degree 52% 12% 36% 1,647

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

% of adults who say religion 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 = 3,848. 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 51% 24% 15% 9% 3,848
Some college 56% 27% 12% 6% 3,454
College 61% 26% 9% 3% 2,736
Post-graduate degree 46% 35% 15% 3% 1,647

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

% of adults who say religion 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 = 3,848. 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% 46% 3% 4% 3,848
Some college 61% 32% 3% 3% 3,454
College 72% 24% 2% 2% 2,736
Post-graduate degree 64% 31% 3% 2% 1,647

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

% of adults who say religion 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 = 3,848. 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% 46% 4% 3% 3,848
Some college 54% 40% 5% 1% 3,454
College 59% 36% 3% 2% 2,736
Post-graduate degree 46% 48% 5% 1% 1,647

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

% of adults who say religion 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 = 3,848. 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 27% 68% 4% 3,848
Some college 30% 66% 4% 3,454
College 29% 68% 3% 2,736
Post-graduate degree 37% 60% 3% 1,647

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

% of adults who say religion 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 = 3,848. 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 35% 56% 4% 4% 3,848
Some college 37% 54% 5% 4% 3,454
College 37% 55% 5% 3% 2,736
Post-graduate degree 46% 46% 5% 3% 1,647

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

% of adults who say religion 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 = 3,848. 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% 66% 8% 3,848
Some college 27% 66% 7% 3,454
College 28% 66% 6% 2,736
Post-graduate degree 38% 56% 6% 1,647

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

% of adults who say religion 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 = 3,848. 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% 45% 3% 6% 3,848
Some college 47% 48% 3% 2% 3,454
College 48% 47% 3% 3% 2,736
Post-graduate degree 38% 58% 2% 2% 1,647

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

% of adults who say religion 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 = 3,848. 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 10% 23% 3% 57% 6% 3,848
Some college 8% 28% 1% 59% 4% 3,454
College 9% 28% 3% 56% 4% 2,736
Post-graduate degree 12% 36% 4% 45% 3% 1,647