Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults in the Los Angeles metro area

% of adults in the Los Angeles metro area who say they look to…most for guidance on right and wrong

Survey year Religion Philosophy/reason Common sense Science Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,076. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
2014 28% 14% 42% 13% 3% 1,076

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Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults in the Los Angeles metro area by religious group

% of adults in the Los Angeles metro area who say they look to…most for guidance on right and wrong

Religious tradition Religion Philosophy/reason Common sense Science Don't know 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 33% 10% 43% 11% 3% 290
Evangelical Protestant 59% 6% 26% 6% 3% 196
Mainline Protestant 31% 12% 42% 13% 2% 121
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 5% 22% 49% 22% 3% 275

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults in the Los Angeles metro area by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults in the Los Angeles metro area who are ages…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 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.
Religion 18% 38% 27% 17% 285
Philosophy/reason 34% 38% 18% 11% 162
Common sense 26% 38% 22% 14% 433
Science 28% 36% 26% 10% 140

Generational cohort among adults in the Los Angeles metro area by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults in the Los Angeles metro area who are…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 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.
Religion 12% 14% 30% 31% 12% 1% 285
Philosophy/reason 20% 17% 35% 22% 7% < 1% 162
Common sense 15% 17% 32% 26% 10% < 1% 433
Science 24% 13% 27% 29% 6% < 1% 140

Gender composition among adults in the Los Angeles metro area by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults in the Los Angeles metro area who are…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 293. 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.
Religion 38% 62% 293
Philosophy/reason 52% 48% 166
Common sense 52% 48% 443
Science 56% 44% 140

Racial and ethnic composition among adults in the Los Angeles metro area by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults in the Los Angeles metro area who identify as…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 289. 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.
Religion 31% 7% 10% 49% 3% 289
Philosophy/reason 38% 6% 18% 34% 4% 163
Common sense 35% 8% 15% 40% 2% 437
Science 37% 3% 24% 36% 1% 140

Immigrant status among adults in the Los Angeles metro area by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults in the Los Angeles metro area who are…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 288. 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.
Religion 44% 16% 40% 288
Philosophy/reason 34% 23% 43% 164
Common sense 37% 22% 41% 439
Science 42% 22% 36% 138

Income distribution among adults in the Los Angeles metro area by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults in the Los Angeles metro area who have a household income of…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Less than $30,000 $30,000-$49,999 $50,000-$99,999 $100,000 or more Sample Size
Sample size = 256. 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.
Religion 42% 18% 23% 17% 256
Philosophy/reason 36% 5% 24% 34% 142
Common sense 35% 18% 24% 23% 383
Science 29% 18% 15% 38% 120

Educational distribution among adults in the Los Angeles metro area by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults in the Los Angeles metro area who have completed…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 290. 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.
Religion 46% 31% 14% 9% 290
Philosophy/reason 29% 29% 27% 15% 163
Common sense 43% 31% 17% 8% 434
Science 46% 21% 18% 15% 139

Marital status among adults in the Los Angeles metro area by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults in the Los Angeles metro area who are…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 289. 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.
Religion 51% 7% 12% 6% 24% 289
Philosophy/reason 39% 10% 11% 3% 38% 165
Common sense 40% 13% 12% 4% 30% 440
Science 40% 10% 9% 1% 39% 140

Parent of children under 18 among adults in the Los Angeles metro area by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults in the Los Angeles metro area who are…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 290. 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.
Religion 34% 66% 290
Philosophy/reason 27% 73% 164
Common sense 28% 72% 442
Science 25% 75% 140

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among adults in the Los Angeles metro area by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults in the Los Angeles metro area who say they…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong 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 = 293. 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.
Religion 77% 20% 1% 1% < 1% 2% 293
Philosophy/reason 34% 28% 13% < 1% 20% 4% 166
Common sense 51% 23% 11% 2% 11% 2% 443
Science 30% 26% 17% < 1% 25% 2% 140

Importance of religion in one's life among adults in the Los Angeles metro area by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults in the Los Angeles metro area who say religion is…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 293. 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.
Religion 85% 13% 1% 2% < 1% 293
Philosophy/reason 30% 32% 20% 18% < 1% 166
Common sense 34% 36% 18% 12% 1% 443
Science 28% 27% 14% 31% < 1% 140

Attendance at religious services among adults in the Los Angeles metro area by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults in the Los Angeles metro area who attend religious services…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong At least once a week Once or twice a month/a few times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 293. 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.
Religion 70% 21% 9% < 1% 293
Philosophy/reason 16% 38% 45% < 1% 166
Common sense 20% 42% 38% < 1% 443
Science 18% 40% 42% < 1% 140

Frequency of prayer among adults in the Los Angeles metro area by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults in the Los Angeles metro area who pray…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 293. 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.
Religion 80% 12% 3% 4% 1% 293
Philosophy/reason 35% 17% 11% 37% 1% 166
Common sense 42% 18% 9% 31% 1% 443
Science 32% 13% 8% 46% < 1% 140

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among adults in the Los Angeles metro area by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults in the Los Angeles metro area who attend prayer group…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 293. 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.
Religion 52% 14% 6% 28% < 1% 293
Philosophy/reason 9% 6% 9% 75% < 1% 166
Common sense 9% 9% 9% 72% < 1% 443
Science 9% 7% 9% 76% < 1% 140

Frequency of meditation among adults in the Los Angeles metro area by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults in the Los Angeles metro area who meditate…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 293. 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.
Religion 55% 8% 3% 30% 4% 293
Philosophy/reason 39% 14% 4% 42% 1% 166
Common sense 33% 8% 8% 51% 1% 443
Science 32% 13% 8% 47% < 1% 140

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among adults in the Los Angeles metro area by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults in the Los Angeles metro area who feel a sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 293. 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.
Religion 82% 10% 2% 5% 1% 293
Philosophy/reason 53% 15% 13% 19% < 1% 166
Common sense 44% 17% 15% 22% 3% 443
Science 56% 9% 10% 24% 1% 140

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among adults in the Los Angeles metro area by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults in the Los Angeles metro area who feel a sense of wonder about the universe…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 293. 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.
Religion 49% 18% 12% 19% 2% 293
Philosophy/reason 55% 16% 16% 13% < 1% 166
Common sense 40% 12% 21% 26% 2% 443
Science 46% 14% 15% 22% 3% 140

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults in the Los Angeles metro area by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults in the Los Angeles metro area who say…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong 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 = 293. 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.
Religion 42% 53% 2% 4% 293
Philosophy/reason 19% 78% 2% 1% 166
Common sense 21% 77% 1% 1% 443
Science 26% 72% 1% 1% 140

Frequency of reading scripture among adults in the Los Angeles metro area by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults in the Los Angeles metro area who read scripture…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 293. 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.
Religion 63% 10% 2% 24% 1% 293
Philosophy/reason 19% 9% 11% 61% < 1% 166
Common sense 15% 10% 10% 63% 1% 443
Science 11% 12% 4% 72% 1% 140

Interpreting scripture among adults in the Los Angeles metro area by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults in the Los Angeles metro area who say the holy scripture is…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong 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 = 293. 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.
Religion 47% 35% 3% 8% 7% 293
Philosophy/reason 8% 20% < 1% 64% 8% 166
Common sense 20% 23% 1% 50% 6% 443
Science 19% 14% < 1% 60% 5% 140

Belief in Heaven among adults in the Los Angeles metro area by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults in the Los Angeles metro area who …in heaven

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 293. 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.
Religion 88% 7% 5% 293
Philosophy/reason 42% 44% 14% 166
Common sense 64% 28% 9% 443
Science 43% 49% 8% 140

Belief in Hell among adults in the Los Angeles metro area by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults in the Los Angeles metro area who …in hell

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 293. 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.
Religion 72% 23% 5% 293
Philosophy/reason 30% 59% 10% 166
Common sense 47% 44% 8% 443
Science 35% 55% 10% 140

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults in the Los Angeles metro area by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults in the Los Angeles metro area who identify as…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 293. 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.
Religion 35% 21% 45% 293
Philosophy/reason 23% 19% 58% 166
Common sense 28% 18% 54% 443
Science 29% 22% 50% 140

Political ideology among adults in the Los Angeles metro area by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults in the Los Angeles metro area who are…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 293. 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.
Religion 49% 27% 18% 6% 293
Philosophy/reason 16% 39% 45% 1% 166
Common sense 27% 37% 33% 2% 443
Science 23% 33% 40% 5% 140

Views about size of government among adults in the Los Angeles metro area by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults in the Los Angeles metro area who would rather have…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 293. 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.
Religion 41% 53% 3% 3% 293
Philosophy/reason 42% 53% 1% 4% 166
Common sense 43% 50% 3% 5% 443
Science 39% 52% 5% 4% 140

Views about government aid to the poor among adults in the Los Angeles metro area by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults in the Los Angeles metro area who say government aid to the poor…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Does more harm than good Does more good than harm Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 293. 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.
Religion 43% 52% 3% 2% 293
Philosophy/reason 27% 71% 1% 1% 166
Common sense 40% 55% 4% 1% 443
Science 30% 64% 3% 3% 140

Views about abortion among adults in the Los Angeles metro area by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults in the Los Angeles metro area who say abortion should be…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Legal in all/most cases Illegal in all/most cases Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 293. 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.
Religion 30% 66% 4% 293
Philosophy/reason 72% 24% 4% 166
Common sense 74% 23% 4% 443
Science 66% 31% 3% 140

Views about homosexuality among adults in the Los Angeles metro area by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults in the Los Angeles metro area who say homosexuality…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 293. 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.
Religion 50% 41% 4% 5% 293
Philosophy/reason 86% 9% 4% < 1% 166
Common sense 79% 15% 4% 3% 443
Science 79% 13% 2% 6% 140

Views about same-sex marriage among adults in the Los Angeles metro area by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults in the Los Angeles metro area who …same-sex marriage

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 293. 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.
Religion 45% 49% 5% 293
Philosophy/reason 80% 15% 5% 166
Common sense 71% 21% 8% 443
Science 77% 19% 4% 140

Views about environmental regulation among adults in the Los Angeles metro area by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults in the Los Angeles metro area who say…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong 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 = 293. 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.
Religion 39% 54% 4% 3% 293
Philosophy/reason 29% 66% 4% 2% 166
Common sense 30% 66% 2% 3% 443
Science 23% 73% < 1% 3% 140

Views about human evolution among adults in the Los Angeles metro area by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults in the Los Angeles metro area who say humans…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong 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 = 293. 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.
Religion 19% 29% 2% 44% 6% 293
Philosophy/reason 58% 18% 7% 14% 2% 166
Common sense 43% 21% 3% 29% 4% 443
Science 60% 15% 6% 17% 2% 140