Marital status 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 are…

Religious tradition Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 110. 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 41% 9% 9% 1% 40% 110
Catholic 52% 9% 12% 6% 21% 3,418
Evangelical Protestant 47% 8% 17% 9% 19% 2,402
Historically Black Protestant 31% 7% 17% 9% 37% 747
Jewish 51% 5% 10% 8% 27% 412
Mainline Protestant 54% 6% 13% 9% 18% 2,977
Mormon 60% 7% 10% 7% 16% 161
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 38% 12% 12% 3% 35% 4,131

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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 marital status

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

Marital status 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 7,146. 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.
Married 7% 41% 32% 20% 7,146
Living with a partner 37% 41% 17% 5% 1,141
Divorced/separated 5% 35% 41% 18% 2,085
Widowed < 1% 8% 23% 69% 1,371
Never married 60% 27% 10% 2% 3,140

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

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

Marital status Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 7,146. 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.
Married 2% 12% 34% 39% 12% 1% 7,146
Living with a partner 19% 29% 30% 19% 3% < 1% 1,141
Divorced/separated 1% 8% 31% 48% 11% < 1% 2,085
Widowed < 1% 1% 7% 32% 48% 12% 1,371
Never married 44% 24% 19% 11% 1% < 1% 3,140

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

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

Marital status Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 7,285. 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.
Married 52% 48% 7,285
Living with a partner 49% 51% 1,154
Divorced/separated 47% 53% 2,119
Widowed 28% 72% 1,399
Never married 56% 44% 3,172

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

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

Marital status White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 7,182. 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.
Married 76% 7% 4% 10% 3% 7,182
Living with a partner 64% 11% 3% 18% 5% 1,144
Divorced/separated 70% 12% 1% 13% 4% 2,090
Widowed 78% 13% 1% 5% 3% 1,377
Never married 55% 17% 5% 18% 5% 3,147

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

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

Marital status Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 7,217. 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.
Married 14% 8% 78% 7,217
Living with a partner 12% 11% 77% 1,141
Divorced/separated 11% 8% 82% 2,089
Widowed 6% 13% 81% 1,376
Never married 12% 15% 72% 3,114

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

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

Marital status Less than $30,000 $30,000-$49,999 $50,000-$99,999 $100,000 or more Sample Size
Sample size = 6,364. 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.
Married 19% 19% 34% 28% 6,364
Living with a partner 42% 24% 21% 13% 1,059
Divorced/separated 53% 22% 18% 7% 1,919
Widowed 59% 21% 14% 6% 1,142
Never married 43% 22% 22% 13% 2,796

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

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

Marital status High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 7,249. 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.
Married 38% 30% 19% 13% 7,249
Living with a partner 44% 35% 15% 7% 1,148
Divorced/separated 48% 36% 10% 6% 2,108
Widowed 58% 27% 9% 6% 1,394
Never married 47% 34% 13% 6% 3,163

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

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

Marital status Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 7,259. 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.
Married 39% 61% 7,259
Living with a partner 34% 66% 1,151
Divorced/separated 25% 75% 2,117
Widowed 7% 93% 1,397
Never married 15% 85% 3,170

BeliefsandPractices

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

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

Marital status 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 = 7,285. 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.
Married 56% 26% 6% 1% 9% 3% 7,285
Living with a partner 45% 29% 8% 1% 14% 3% 1,154
Divorced/separated 61% 24% 5% 1% 7% 3% 2,119
Widowed 67% 19% 5% 3% 4% 2% 1,399
Never married 48% 24% 9% 1% 16% 3% 3,172

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 marital status

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

Marital status Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 7,285. 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.
Married 40% 34% 15% 11% 1% 7,285
Living with a partner 28% 38% 15% 18% 1% 1,154
Divorced/separated 43% 32% 13% 11% 1% 2,119
Widowed 55% 29% 7% 8% 1% 1,399
Never married 30% 33% 19% 18% 1% 3,172

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

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

Marital status At least once a week Once or twice a month/a few times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 7,285. 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.
Married 25% 39% 36% < 1% 7,285
Living with a partner 12% 38% 50% < 1% 1,154
Divorced/separated 20% 38% 42% < 1% 2,119
Widowed 31% 35% 33% 1% 1,399
Never married 18% 40% 42% < 1% 3,172

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

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

Marital status At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 7,285. 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.
Married 45% 19% 8% 27% 1% 7,285
Living with a partner 39% 15% 10% 35% < 1% 1,154
Divorced/separated 50% 18% 6% 24% 1% 2,119
Widowed 61% 16% 5% 17% 2% 1,399
Never married 34% 19% 8% 38% 1% 3,172

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 marital status

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

Marital status At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 7,285. 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.
Married 14% 7% 8% 71% < 1% 7,285
Living with a partner 8% 7% 7% 78% < 1% 1,154
Divorced/separated 15% 7% 7% 70% < 1% 2,119
Widowed 17% 6% 9% 66% 1% 1,399
Never married 10% 9% 8% 73% 1% 3,172

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

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

Marital status At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 7,285. 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.
Married 32% 8% 5% 54% 1% 7,285
Living with a partner 29% 10% 6% 55% < 1% 1,154
Divorced/separated 39% 9% 5% 46% 1% 2,119
Widowed 47% 8% 3% 39% 2% 1,399
Never married 26% 9% 5% 59% 1% 3,172

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 marital status

% 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…

Marital status At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 7,285. 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.
Married 50% 17% 13% 20% 1% 7,285
Living with a partner 46% 19% 12% 22% 1% 1,154
Divorced/separated 53% 14% 10% 22% 1% 2,119
Widowed 57% 12% 9% 20% 2% 1,399
Never married 43% 20% 12% 24% 1% 3,172

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 marital status

% 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…

Marital status At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 7,285. 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.
Married 37% 17% 16% 30% 1% 7,285
Living with a partner 44% 17% 14% 23% 1% 1,154
Divorced/separated 42% 15% 13% 29% 2% 2,119
Widowed 38% 11% 12% 36% 2% 1,399
Never married 43% 18% 12% 25% 1% 3,172

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 marital status

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

Marital status 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 = 7,285. 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.
Married 29% 69% 1% 1% 7,285
Living with a partner 21% 78% 1% 1% 1,154
Divorced/separated 25% 73% 1% 1% 2,119
Widowed 25% 72% 1% 2% 1,399
Never married 20% 78% 1% 1% 3,172

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

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

Marital status At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 7,285. 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.
Married 20% 9% 10% 61% 1% 7,285
Living with a partner 17% 10% 9% 64% < 1% 1,154
Divorced/separated 26% 11% 9% 52% 1% 2,119
Widowed 30% 10% 11% 48% 1% 1,399
Never married 18% 11% 9% 62% < 1% 3,172

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

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

Marital status 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 = 7,285. 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.
Married 20% 29% 2% 41% 8% 7,285
Living with a partner 17% 22% 1% 51% 9% 1,154
Divorced/separated 25% 26% 2% 37% 9% 2,119
Widowed 30% 28% 3% 27% 12% 1,399
Never married 17% 26% 1% 49% 6% 3,172

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

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

Marital status Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 7,285. 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.
Married 70% 23% 7% 7,285
Living with a partner 62% 30% 8% 1,154
Divorced/separated 70% 22% 8% 2,119
Widowed 78% 14% 8% 1,399
Never married 66% 27% 7% 3,172

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

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

Marital status Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 7,285. 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.
Married 52% 40% 8% 7,285
Living with a partner 49% 44% 7% 1,154
Divorced/separated 54% 37% 9% 2,119
Widowed 52% 35% 13% 1,399
Never married 51% 41% 8% 3,172

SocialandPoliticalViews

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

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

Marital status Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 7,285. 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.
Married 40% 17% 43% 7,285
Living with a partner 27% 23% 49% 1,154
Divorced/separated 31% 21% 49% 2,119
Widowed 32% 18% 50% 1,399
Never married 28% 19% 53% 3,172

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

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

Marital status Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 7,285. 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.
Married 34% 37% 23% 5% 7,285
Living with a partner 25% 38% 30% 6% 1,154
Divorced/separated 29% 37% 27% 8% 2,119
Widowed 33% 39% 20% 8% 1,399
Never married 22% 38% 31% 9% 3,172

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

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

Marital status Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 7,285. 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.
Married 59% 35% 3% 4% 7,285
Living with a partner 46% 48% 2% 4% 1,154
Divorced/separated 48% 45% 3% 4% 2,119
Widowed 50% 39% 5% 6% 1,399
Never married 44% 52% 2% 3% 3,172

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 marital status

% 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…

Marital status Does more harm than good Does more good than harm Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 7,285. 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.
Married 51% 44% 3% 2% 7,285
Living with a partner 40% 54% 5% 1% 1,154
Divorced/separated 39% 55% 4% 2% 2,119
Widowed 43% 49% 3% 5% 1,399
Never married 40% 55% 4% 2% 3,172

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

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

Marital status Legal in all/most cases Illegal in all/most cases Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 7,285. 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.
Married 63% 33% 4% 7,285
Living with a partner 68% 28% 4% 1,154
Divorced/separated 64% 31% 5% 2,119
Widowed 57% 36% 8% 1,399
Never married 65% 31% 4% 3,172

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

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

Marital status Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 7,285. 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.
Married 69% 24% 4% 3% 7,285
Living with a partner 81% 13% 4% 2% 1,154
Divorced/separated 68% 24% 5% 3% 2,119
Widowed 56% 32% 5% 6% 1,399
Never married 79% 16% 3% 2% 3,172

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

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

Marital status Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 7,285. 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.
Married 60% 32% 8% 7,285
Living with a partner 75% 20% 6% 1,154
Divorced/separated 57% 33% 10% 2,119
Widowed 43% 42% 14% 1,399
Never married 73% 21% 6% 3,172

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

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

Marital status 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 = 7,285. 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.
Married 39% 57% 2% 2% 7,285
Living with a partner 35% 62% 1% 1% 1,154
Divorced/separated 37% 56% 3% 4% 2,119
Widowed 39% 50% 4% 7% 1,399
Never married 33% 62% 2% 2% 3,172

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

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

Marital status 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 = 7,285. 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.
Married 39% 27% 5% 26% 4% 7,285
Living with a partner 47% 25% 4% 22% 3% 1,154
Divorced/separated 34% 27% 4% 31% 5% 2,119
Widowed 27% 22% 5% 37% 9% 1,399
Never married 46% 24% 4% 22% 3% 3,172