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

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

Survey year At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 15,190. 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.
2014 13% 7% 8% 72% 1% 15,190
2007 13% 7% 8% 72% 1% 18,234

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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 religious group

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

Religious tradition At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know 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 11% 13% 12% 63% < 1% 111
Catholic 11% 7% 9% 73% < 1% 3,428
Evangelical Protestant 23% 13% 11% 52% 1% 2,407
Historically Black Protestant 34% 15% 10% 41% < 1% 751
Jewish 10% 7% 10% 73% < 1% 414
Mainline Protestant 12% 7% 8% 72% 1% 2,990
Mormon 44% 10% 7% 39% < 1% 162
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 3% 3% 3% 91% < 1% 4,142

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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 attendance at prayer groups

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

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 1,860. 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.
At least once a week 17% 32% 29% 22% 1,860
Once or twice a month 29% 38% 19% 14% 994
Several times a year 24% 35% 24% 17% 1,139
Seldom/never 24% 34% 26% 16% 10,848

Generational cohort among adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by attendance at prayer groups

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

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 1,860. 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.
At least once a week 12% 11% 27% 34% 15% 2% 1,860
Once or twice a month 19% 17% 30% 24% 8% 1% 994
Several times a year 15% 16% 29% 27% 12% 1% 1,139
Seldom/never 14% 16% 28% 31% 10% 1% 10,848

Gender composition among adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by attendance at prayer groups

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

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 1,894. 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.
At least once a week 45% 55% 1,894
Once or twice a month 47% 53% 1,017
Several times a year 50% 50% 1,160
Seldom/never 52% 48% 11,028

Racial and ethnic composition among adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by attendance at prayer groups

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

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 1,860. 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.
At least once a week 52% 24% 4% 16% 4% 1,860
Once or twice a month 54% 20% 4% 18% 4% 997
Several times a year 60% 13% 7% 15% 4% 1,146
Seldom/never 74% 8% 3% 11% 4% 10,900

Immigrant status among adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by attendance at prayer groups

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

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 1,868. 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.
At least once a week 17% 8% 75% 1,868
Once or twice a month 16% 11% 73% 991
Several times a year 20% 9% 71% 1,144
Seldom/never 10% 11% 79% 10,902

Income distribution among adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by attendance at prayer groups

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

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups Less than $30,000 $30,000-$49,999 $50,000-$99,999 $100,000 or more Sample Size
Sample size = 1,630. 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.
At least once a week 45% 20% 22% 13% 1,630
Once or twice a month 41% 19% 25% 16% 892
Several times a year 35% 22% 26% 17% 1,030
Seldom/never 32% 21% 27% 20% 9,702

Educational distribution among adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by attendance at prayer groups

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

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 1,882. 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.
At least once a week 52% 29% 12% 6% 1,882
Once or twice a month 48% 32% 11% 9% 1,013
Several times a year 42% 32% 16% 10% 1,155
Seldom/never 41% 33% 16% 9% 10,977

Marital status among adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by attendance at prayer groups

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

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 1,888. 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.
At least once a week 50% 6% 15% 9% 21% 1,888
Once or twice a month 43% 8% 13% 6% 30% 1,013
Several times a year 46% 9% 12% 7% 25% 1,156
Seldom/never 45% 10% 13% 6% 26% 10,993

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

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

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 1,888. 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.
At least once a week 31% 69% 1,888
Once or twice a month 37% 63% 1,014
Several times a year 32% 68% 1,158
Seldom/never 27% 73% 10,999

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by attendance at prayer groups

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

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups 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 = 1,894. 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.
At least once a week 85% 12% 2% 1% 1% < 1% 1,894
Once or twice a month 76% 19% 3% < 1% 2% < 1% 1,017
Several times a year 69% 23% 4% 1% 2% 1% 1,160
Seldom/never 45% 28% 8% 1% 14% 3% 11,028

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 attendance at prayer groups

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

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,894. 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.
At least once a week 82% 15% 1% 2% < 1% 1,894
Once or twice a month 65% 31% 3% 1% 1% 1,017
Several times a year 54% 38% 5% 2% < 1% 1,160
Seldom/never 25% 37% 20% 18% 1% 11,028

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

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

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups At least once a week Once or twice a month/a few times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,894. 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.
At least once a week 75% 18% 7% < 1% 1,894
Once or twice a month 40% 52% 7% 1% 1,017
Several times a year 27% 65% 8% < 1% 1,160
Seldom/never 9% 38% 52% < 1% 11,028

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

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

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,894. 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.
At least once a week 81% 14% 2% 2% 1% 1,894
Once or twice a month 70% 19% 5% 4% 1% 1,017
Several times a year 60% 23% 8% 9% 1% 1,160
Seldom/never 32% 19% 9% 39% 1% 11,028

Frequency of meditation among adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by attendance at prayer groups

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

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,894. 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.
At least once a week 59% 7% 2% 29% 2% 1,894
Once or twice a month 41% 13% 4% 41% 1% 1,017
Several times a year 34% 12% 9% 44% 1% 1,160
Seldom/never 26% 8% 5% 60% 1% 11,028

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 attendance at prayer groups

% 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…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,894. 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.
At least once a week 78% 11% 4% 6% 1% 1,894
Once or twice a month 63% 20% 10% 6% 1% 1,017
Several times a year 54% 20% 16% 9% 1% 1,160
Seldom/never 41% 17% 13% 27% 1% 11,028

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 attendance at prayer groups

% 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…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,894. 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.
At least once a week 51% 16% 9% 22% 2% 1,894
Once or twice a month 41% 21% 15% 23% 1% 1,017
Several times a year 37% 16% 19% 26% 1% 1,160
Seldom/never 38% 16% 15% 30% 1% 11,028

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 attendance at prayer groups

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

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups 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 = 1,894. 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.
At least once a week 31% 66% 1% 1% 1,894
Once or twice a month 29% 70% 1% 1% 1,017
Several times a year 28% 70% 1% 1% 1,160
Seldom/never 24% 74% 1% 1% 11,028

Frequency of reading scripture among adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by attendance at prayer groups

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

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,894. 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.
At least once a week 70% 10% 5% 14% 1% 1,894
Once or twice a month 41% 30% 9% 19% 1% 1,017
Several times a year 24% 18% 30% 28% 1% 1,160
Seldom/never 9% 7% 8% 75% < 1% 11,028

Interpreting scripture among adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by attendance at prayer groups

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

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups 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 = 1,894. 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.
At least once a week 49% 29% 3% 12% 7% 1,894
Once or twice a month 37% 34% 2% 18% 8% 1,017
Several times a year 29% 38% 3% 24% 7% 1,160
Seldom/never 13% 25% 2% 52% 9% 11,028

Belief in Heaven among adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by attendance at prayer groups

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

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,894. 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.
At least once a week 88% 7% 5% 1,894
Once or twice a month 87% 8% 5% 1,017
Several times a year 85% 11% 5% 1,160
Seldom/never 62% 30% 8% 11,028

Belief in Hell among adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by attendance at prayer groups

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

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,894. 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.
At least once a week 73% 21% 6% 1,894
Once or twice a month 70% 24% 6% 1,017
Several times a year 65% 28% 7% 1,160
Seldom/never 45% 46% 9% 11,028

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by attendance at prayer groups

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

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 1,894. 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.
At least once a week 34% 19% 47% 1,894
Once or twice a month 35% 16% 48% 1,017
Several times a year 37% 18% 45% 1,160
Seldom/never 33% 19% 47% 11,028

Political ideology among adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by attendance at prayer groups

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

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,894. 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.
At least once a week 41% 31% 21% 8% 1,894
Once or twice a month 33% 39% 23% 6% 1,017
Several times a year 35% 41% 18% 6% 1,160
Seldom/never 27% 38% 28% 7% 11,028

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

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

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,894. 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.
At least once a week 47% 48% 2% 3% 1,894
Once or twice a month 48% 46% 3% 2% 1,017
Several times a year 51% 44% 2% 3% 1,160
Seldom/never 53% 40% 3% 4% 11,028

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 attendance at prayer groups

% 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…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups Does more harm than good Does more good than harm Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,894. 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.
At least once a week 45% 49% 4% 2% 1,894
Once or twice a month 44% 50% 4% 1% 1,017
Several times a year 45% 50% 3% 2% 1,160
Seldom/never 45% 50% 3% 2% 11,028

Views about abortion among adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by attendance at prayer groups

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

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups Legal in all/most cases Illegal in all/most cases Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,894. 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.
At least once a week 44% 51% 6% 1,894
Once or twice a month 51% 47% 2% 1,017
Several times a year 59% 37% 4% 1,160
Seldom/never 69% 27% 4% 11,028

Views about homosexuality among adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by attendance at prayer groups

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

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,894. 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.
At least once a week 50% 41% 5% 3% 1,894
Once or twice a month 65% 28% 4% 3% 1,017
Several times a year 64% 27% 4% 5% 1,160
Seldom/never 78% 16% 3% 3% 11,028

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

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

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,894. 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.
At least once a week 40% 50% 10% 1,894
Once or twice a month 53% 39% 8% 1,017
Several times a year 55% 37% 9% 1,160
Seldom/never 69% 23% 7% 11,028

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

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

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups 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 = 1,894. 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.
At least once a week 43% 51% 2% 4% 1,894
Once or twice a month 41% 54% 3% 3% 1,017
Several times a year 39% 57% 2% 2% 1,160
Seldom/never 35% 60% 2% 3% 11,028

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

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

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups 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 = 1,894. 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.
At least once a week 18% 28% 3% 45% 6% 1,894
Once or twice a month 26% 31% 2% 37% 3% 1,017
Several times a year 25% 34% 4% 34% 3% 1,160
Seldom/never 47% 24% 5% 21% 4% 11,028