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

% of adults who say science 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 45% 11% 13% 3% 27% 624
Evangelical Protestant 43% 10% 17% 5% 25% 253
Jewish 57% 4% 11% 4% 24% 124
Mainline Protestant 53% 4% 13% 7% 23% 421
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 40% 10% 8% 2% 39% 1,383

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DemographicInformation

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

% of adults who say science 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 = 1,556. 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% 47% 27% 18% 1,556
Living with a partner 37% 45% 12% 5% 254
Divorced/separated 5% 41% 40% 14% 370
Widowed < 1% 6% 20% 74% 170
Never married 67% 25% 7% 2% 789

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

% of adults who say science 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 = 1,556. 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 3% 12% 40% 33% 12% 1% 1,556
Living with a partner 18% 34% 31% 14% 3% < 1% 254
Divorced/separated 1% 7% 38% 45% 7% 1% 370
Widowed < 1% 2% 4% 28% 53% 13% 170
Never married 49% 26% 17% 8% 1% < 1% 789

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

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

Marital status Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 1,587. 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 58% 42% 1,587
Living with a partner 55% 45% 257
Divorced/separated 48% 52% 377
Widowed 33% 67% 174
Never married 60% 40% 794

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

% of adults who say science 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 = 1,566. 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 67% 4% 8% 18% 3% 1,566
Living with a partner 54% 7% 1% 33% 5% 256
Divorced/separated 59% 8% 1% 29% 3% 371
Widowed 70% 9% < 1% 18% 3% 170
Never married 54% 10% 10% 21% 5% 786

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

% of adults who say science 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 = 1,571. 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% 9% 63% 1,571
Living with a partner 30% 14% 56% 254
Divorced/separated 27% 7% 66% 369
Widowed 14% 18% 67% 167
Never married 22% 18% 59% 781

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

% of adults who say science 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 = 1,401. 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 17% 15% 30% 39% 1,401
Living with a partner 42% 18% 23% 17% 243
Divorced/separated 44% 24% 23% 9% 345
Widowed 54% 21% 14% 11% 148
Never married 43% 21% 22% 14% 715

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

% of adults who say science 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 = 1,577. 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% 21% 28% 26% 1,577
Living with a partner 39% 26% 20% 16% 257
Divorced/separated 41% 28% 19% 12% 372
Widowed 47% 20% 20% 14% 171
Never married 43% 32% 16% 9% 791

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

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

Marital status Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 1,576. 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 43% 57% 1,576
Living with a partner 36% 64% 257
Divorced/separated 29% 71% 377
Widowed 4% 96% 174
Never married 11% 89% 794

BeliefsandPractices

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

% of adults who say science 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 = 1,587. 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 33% 28% 10% < 1% 24% 4% 1,587
Living with a partner 28% 29% 11% < 1% 31% 2% 257
Divorced/separated 45% 29% 5% 1% 19% 1% 377
Widowed 50% 18% 8% 2% 17% 5% 174
Never married 28% 23% 10% 1% 35% 3% 794

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

% of adults who say science 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 = 1,587. 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% 27% 18% 27% 1% 1,587
Living with a partner 23% 31% 15% 31% < 1% 257
Divorced/separated 36% 31% 7% 26% 1% 377
Widowed 47% 26% 15% 13% < 1% 174
Never married 21% 27% 21% 30% < 1% 794

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

% of adults who say science 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 = 1,587. 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 17% 36% 46% 1% 1,587
Living with a partner 10% 34% 55% < 1% 257
Divorced/separated 21% 32% 47% < 1% 377
Widowed 31% 27% 39% 4% 174
Never married 12% 35% 53% < 1% 794

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

% of adults who say science 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 = 1,587. 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 30% 17% 7% 46% < 1% 1,587
Living with a partner 27% 16% 8% 49% < 1% 257
Divorced/separated 44% 17% 6% 32% 1% 377
Widowed 43% 15% 5% 36% < 1% 174
Never married 21% 14% 8% 56% < 1% 794

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

% of adults who say science 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 = 1,587. 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 9% 6% 7% 77% < 1% 1,587
Living with a partner 9% 7% 3% 80% < 1% 257
Divorced/separated 14% 9% 5% 71% 1% 377
Widowed 22% 6% 9% 63% < 1% 174
Never married 9% 7% 8% 76% < 1% 794

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

% of adults who say science 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 = 1,587. 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 30% 10% 5% 54% 2% 1,587
Living with a partner 31% 10% 5% 53% 2% 257
Divorced/separated 39% 11% 4% 43% 2% 377
Widowed 46% 11% 2% 38% 3% 174
Never married 24% 10% 7% 59% < 1% 794

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

% of adults who say science 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 = 1,587. 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 46% 15% 14% 23% 2% 1,587
Living with a partner 48% 14% 10% 26% 1% 257
Divorced/separated 47% 17% 11% 23% 1% 377
Widowed 50% 10% 9% 29% 2% 174
Never married 37% 19% 13% 30% 1% 794

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

% of adults who say science 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 = 1,587. 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 47% 16% 16% 21% 1% 1,587
Living with a partner 52% 15% 11% 22% < 1% 257
Divorced/separated 48% 20% 13% 19% 1% 377
Widowed 48% 11% 15% 23% 3% 174
Never married 45% 17% 14% 23% 1% 794

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

% of adults who say science 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 = 1,587. 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% 74% 1% 1% 1,587
Living with a partner 22% 76% 1% 1% 257
Divorced/separated 22% 76% 1% 1% 377
Widowed 20% 73% 2% 6% 174
Never married 17% 82% < 1% 1% 794

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

% of adults who say science 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 = 1,587. 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 12% 6% 12% 68% 1% 1,587
Living with a partner 10% 11% 5% 74% < 1% 257
Divorced/separated 23% 8% 7% 61% < 1% 377
Widowed 31% 8% 9% 53% < 1% 174
Never married 10% 10% 7% 72% 1% 794

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

% of adults who say science 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 = 1,587. 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% 17% 1% 63% 6% 1,587
Living with a partner 15% 14% < 1% 67% 4% 257
Divorced/separated 22% 19% 1% 51% 8% 377
Widowed 29% 18% 3% 48% 3% 174
Never married 16% 17% 1% 61% 6% 794

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

% of adults who say science 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 = 1,587. 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 48% 46% 7% 1,587
Living with a partner 45% 49% 6% 257
Divorced/separated 58% 37% 5% 377
Widowed 57% 30% 13% 174
Never married 49% 45% 6% 794

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

% of adults who say science 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 = 1,587. 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 33% 60% 7% 1,587
Living with a partner 34% 60% 7% 257
Divorced/separated 46% 49% 6% 377
Widowed 34% 55% 11% 174
Never married 40% 55% 5% 794

SocialandPoliticalViews

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

% of adults who say science 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 = 1,587. 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% 15% 61% 1,587
Living with a partner 26% 19% 55% 257
Divorced/separated 23% 22% 55% 377
Widowed 24% 13% 63% 174
Never married 21% 19% 60% 794

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

% of adults who say science 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 = 1,587. 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 21% 37% 37% 4% 1,587
Living with a partner 16% 30% 51% 3% 257
Divorced/separated 26% 27% 42% 5% 377
Widowed 30% 29% 38% 2% 174
Never married 21% 35% 40% 5% 794

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

% of adults who say science 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 = 1,587. 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% 52% 3% 3% 1,587
Living with a partner 40% 53% 4% 3% 257
Divorced/separated 34% 62% 2% 2% 377
Widowed 41% 47% 6% 5% 174
Never married 37% 59% 2% 3% 794

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

% of adults who say science 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 = 1,587. 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% 61% 3% 1% 1,587
Living with a partner 33% 64% 2% 1% 257
Divorced/separated 35% 58% 3% 4% 377
Widowed 31% 64% 3% 3% 174
Never married 33% 64% 2% 2% 794

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

% of adults who say science 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 = 1,587. 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% 23% 3% 1,587
Living with a partner 64% 32% 4% 257
Divorced/separated 67% 29% 4% 377
Widowed 59% 31% 10% 174
Never married 71% 26% 3% 794

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

% of adults who say science 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 = 1,587. 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 81% 15% 2% 2% 1,587
Living with a partner 85% 10% 4% 1% 257
Divorced/separated 76% 18% 3% 3% 377
Widowed 65% 29% 1% 4% 174
Never married 84% 14% 1% 2% 794

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

% of adults who say science 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 = 1,587. 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% 22% 5% 1,587
Living with a partner 82% 12% 6% 257
Divorced/separated 64% 29% 7% 377
Widowed 61% 32% 8% 174
Never married 79% 17% 4% 794

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

% of adults who say science 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 = 1,587. 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% 72% 2% 2% 1,587
Living with a partner 27% 71% 1% 1% 257
Divorced/separated 31% 65% 2% 2% 377
Widowed 31% 60% 2% 6% 174
Never married 28% 69% 1% 2% 794

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

% of adults who say science 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 = 1,587. 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% 18% 4% 14% 2% 1,587
Living with a partner 68% 11% 3% 17% 1% 257
Divorced/separated 52% 20% 3% 23% 2% 377
Widowed 47% 14% 2% 32% 5% 174
Never married 66% 14% 2% 16% 2% 794