Marital status among adults who say philosophy/reason is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by religious group

% of adults who say philosophy/reason 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 = 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 47% 8% 13% 5% 27% 735
Evangelical Protestant 41% 10% 13% 7% 30% 406
Historically Black Protestant 26% 6% 21% 4% 44% 110
Jewish 53% 12% 8% 3% 24% 142
Mainline Protestant 50% 9% 13% 7% 21% 647
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 34% 11% 11% 2% 42% 1,394

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults who say philosophy/reason is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by marital status

% of adults who say philosophy/reason 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 = 1,733. 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 8% 45% 31% 16% 1,733
Living with a partner 44% 37% 16% 3% 315
Divorced/separated 8% 42% 37% 14% 521
Widowed < 1% 6% 23% 71% 229
Never married 72% 20% 6% 2% 1,015

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

% of adults who say philosophy/reason 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 = 1,733. 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% 14% 37% 37% 10% 1% 1,733
Living with a partner 21% 32% 28% 17% 2% < 1% 315
Divorced/separated 3% 11% 36% 42% 9% < 1% 521
Widowed < 1% < 1% 6% 30% 55% 9% 229
Never married 55% 24% 12% 7% 1% < 1% 1,015

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

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

Marital status Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 1,759. 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 54% 46% 1,759
Living with a partner 52% 48% 320
Divorced/separated 51% 49% 528
Widowed 33% 67% 235
Never married 59% 41% 1,024

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

% of adults who say philosophy/reason 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 = 1,743. 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 74% 4% 6% 14% 3% 1,743
Living with a partner 70% 5% 2% 18% 5% 319
Divorced/separated 71% 10% 1% 14% 3% 519
Widowed 77% 8% 2% 10% 3% 234
Never married 55% 13% 9% 18% 5% 1,007

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

% of adults who say philosophy/reason 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 = 1,742. 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% 9% 72% 1,742
Living with a partner 12% 13% 75% 315
Divorced/separated 13% 11% 76% 520
Widowed 10% 12% 78% 234
Never married 15% 21% 64% 1,012

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

% of adults who say philosophy/reason 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 = 1,575. 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 16% 14% 31% 39% 1,575
Living with a partner 35% 23% 28% 14% 304
Divorced/separated 42% 17% 27% 14% 497
Widowed 46% 22% 19% 12% 200
Never married 41% 21% 22% 16% 905

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

% of adults who say philosophy/reason 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 = 1,752. 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 22% 25% 28% 26% 1,752
Living with a partner 22% 42% 23% 13% 320
Divorced/separated 31% 33% 19% 16% 526
Widowed 39% 26% 17% 18% 234
Never married 38% 37% 18% 7% 1,022

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

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

Marital status Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 1,754. 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 42% 58% 1,754
Living with a partner 25% 75% 319
Divorced/separated 29% 71% 528
Widowed 3% 97% 235
Never married 7% 93% 1,023

BeliefsandPractices

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

% of adults who say philosophy/reason 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 = 1,759. 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% 27% 8% 1% 16% 3% 1,759
Living with a partner 38% 27% 11% < 1% 19% 4% 320
Divorced/separated 52% 22% 8% 1% 13% 5% 528
Widowed 51% 28% 6% 2% 8% 4% 235
Never married 35% 26% 14% < 1% 19% 5% 1,024

Importance of religion in one's life among adults who say philosophy/reason is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by marital status

% of adults who say philosophy/reason 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 = 1,759. 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 35% 32% 16% 16% 1% 1,759
Living with a partner 28% 31% 21% 20% < 1% 320
Divorced/separated 33% 30% 16% 21% 1% 528
Widowed 47% 26% 10% 14% 3% 235
Never married 23% 32% 23% 22% 1% 1,024

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

% of adults who say philosophy/reason 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 = 1,759. 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 24% 38% 38% < 1% 1,759
Living with a partner 9% 39% 52% < 1% 320
Divorced/separated 17% 38% 45% < 1% 528
Widowed 24% 31% 42% 3% 235
Never married 15% 39% 45% 1% 1,024

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

% of adults who say philosophy/reason 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 = 1,759. 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% 20% 8% 33% < 1% 1,759
Living with a partner 36% 17% 6% 41% < 1% 320
Divorced/separated 47% 17% 6% 30% < 1% 528
Widowed 51% 18% 6% 25% 1% 235
Never married 28% 19% 9% 43% 1% 1,024

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among adults who say philosophy/reason is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by marital status

% of adults who say philosophy/reason 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 = 1,759. 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 13% 8% 9% 70% < 1% 1,759
Living with a partner 8% 8% 9% 74% 1% 320
Divorced/separated 12% 8% 10% 70% 1% 528
Widowed 18% 8% 9% 63% 1% 235
Never married 10% 8% 7% 75% < 1% 1,024

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

% of adults who say philosophy/reason 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 = 1,759. 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% 11% 6% 43% 1% 1,759
Living with a partner 41% 11% 7% 41% < 1% 320
Divorced/separated 52% 9% 4% 35% < 1% 528
Widowed 57% 6% 5% 29% 3% 235
Never married 33% 14% 5% 48% 1% 1,024

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among adults who say philosophy/reason is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by marital status

% of adults who say philosophy/reason 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 = 1,759. 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 53% 19% 11% 16% 1% 1,759
Living with a partner 49% 17% 13% 21% 1% 320
Divorced/separated 56% 18% 6% 18% 2% 528
Widowed 59% 10% 8% 21% 2% 235
Never married 45% 21% 11% 22% 1% 1,024

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among adults who say philosophy/reason is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by marital status

% of adults who say philosophy/reason 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 = 1,759. 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% 17% 15% 17% 1% 1,759
Living with a partner 61% 16% 13% 10% < 1% 320
Divorced/separated 53% 15% 10% 22% 1% 528
Widowed 55% 10% 12% 20% 4% 235
Never married 61% 17% 10% 12% < 1% 1,024

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults who say philosophy/reason is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by marital status

% of adults who say philosophy/reason 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 = 1,759. 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 27% 71% 1% 1% 1,759
Living with a partner 24% 74% 2% < 1% 320
Divorced/separated 26% 72% 1% 1% 528
Widowed 23% 72% 3% 2% 235
Never married 18% 80% 2% 1% 1,024

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

% of adults who say philosophy/reason 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 = 1,759. 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% 11% 11% 58% < 1% 1,759
Living with a partner 15% 12% 9% 64% < 1% 320
Divorced/separated 22% 13% 8% 57% < 1% 528
Widowed 35% 7% 8% 48% 2% 235
Never married 19% 11% 10% 60% 1% 1,024

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

% of adults who say philosophy/reason 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 = 1,759. 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 11% 24% 1% 57% 7% 1,759
Living with a partner 10% 14% 1% 66% 9% 320
Divorced/separated 18% 22% 1% 54% 6% 528
Widowed 26% 18% 2% 47% 7% 235
Never married 11% 23% < 1% 58% 8% 1,024

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

% of adults who say philosophy/reason 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 = 1,759. 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 53% 38% 10% 1,759
Living with a partner 58% 37% 5% 320
Divorced/separated 50% 41% 9% 528
Widowed 63% 24% 13% 235
Never married 53% 37% 10% 1,024

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

% of adults who say philosophy/reason 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 = 1,759. 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 35% 57% 8% 1,759
Living with a partner 38% 57% 5% 320
Divorced/separated 35% 56% 10% 528
Widowed 42% 46% 13% 235
Never married 40% 51% 8% 1,024

SocialandPoliticalViews

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

% of adults who say philosophy/reason 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 = 1,759. 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% 16% 52% 1,759
Living with a partner 19% 17% 63% 320
Divorced/separated 24% 18% 57% 528
Widowed 34% 12% 54% 235
Never married 24% 17% 59% 1,024

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

% of adults who say philosophy/reason 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 = 1,759. 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 23% 36% 38% 3% 1,759
Living with a partner 17% 30% 46% 7% 320
Divorced/separated 21% 34% 42% 2% 528
Widowed 30% 37% 26% 6% 235
Never married 16% 41% 39% 4% 1,024

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

% of adults who say philosophy/reason 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 = 1,759. 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 49% 45% 3% 2% 1,759
Living with a partner 36% 56% 5% 4% 320
Divorced/separated 45% 49% 3% 3% 528
Widowed 47% 40% 5% 7% 235
Never married 45% 49% 3% 4% 1,024

Views about government aid to the poor among adults who say philosophy/reason is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by marital status

% of adults who say philosophy/reason 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 = 1,759. 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 36% 61% 3% 1% 1,759
Living with a partner 28% 67% 3% 2% 320
Divorced/separated 29% 66% 5% 1% 528
Widowed 38% 57% 3% 2% 235
Never married 31% 63% 5% 2% 1,024

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

% of adults who say philosophy/reason 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 = 1,759. 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% 27% 3% 1,759
Living with a partner 73% 24% 3% 320
Divorced/separated 68% 29% 3% 528
Widowed 64% 31% 6% 235
Never married 70% 28% 2% 1,024

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

% of adults who say philosophy/reason 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 = 1,759. 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 80% 15% 3% 2% 1,759
Living with a partner 87% 9% 3% 1% 320
Divorced/separated 80% 14% 4% 2% 528
Widowed 68% 29% 2% 2% 235
Never married 88% 9% 2% 1% 1,024

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

% of adults who say philosophy/reason 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 = 1,759. 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 75% 20% 5% 1,759
Living with a partner 81% 13% 6% 320
Divorced/separated 72% 22% 6% 528
Widowed 53% 36% 10% 235
Never married 84% 13% 3% 1,024

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

% of adults who say philosophy/reason 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 = 1,759. 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 28% 68% 2% 2% 1,759
Living with a partner 16% 78% 3% 3% 320
Divorced/separated 26% 69% 2% 2% 528
Widowed 29% 65% 3% 3% 235
Never married 24% 72% 2% 2% 1,024

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

% of adults who say philosophy/reason 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 = 1,759. 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 53% 25% 4% 15% 3% 1,759
Living with a partner 57% 23% 4% 14% 2% 320
Divorced/separated 48% 26% 6% 17% 3% 528
Widowed 37% 19% 10% 31% 3% 235
Never married 57% 22% 5% 15% 2% 1,024