Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults in the New York City metro area

% of adults in the New York City 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 = 1,786. 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 26% 15% 47% 10% 3% 1,786

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Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults in the New York City metro area by religious group

% of adults in the New York City 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 27% 11% 49% 10% 3% 602
Evangelical Protestant 65% 10% 20% 1% 3% 139
Historically Black Protestant 39% 5% 42% 7% 7% 116
Jewish 24% 19% 44% 9% 5% 218
Mainline Protestant 20% 12% 60% 6% 3% 162
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 6% 25% 52% 14% 2% 388

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults in the New York City metro area by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults in the New York City metro area who are ages…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 434. 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 21% 31% 28% 19% 434
Philosophy/reason 28% 40% 17% 15% 253
Common sense 20% 38% 25% 16% 810
Science 23% 40% 25% 12% 173

Generational cohort among adults in the New York City metro area by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults in the New York City 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 = 434. 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% 13% 28% 32% 12% 3% 434
Philosophy/reason 15% 25% 28% 20% 9% 3% 253
Common sense 13% 16% 30% 30% 10% 2% 810
Science 13% 18% 32% 28% 8% 1% 173

Gender composition among adults in the New York City metro area by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults in the New York City metro area who are…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 447. 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% 447
Philosophy/reason 52% 48% 259
Common sense 48% 52% 836
Science 62% 38% 175

Racial and ethnic composition among adults in the New York City metro area by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults in the New York City metro area who identify as…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 437. 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 40% 22% 9% 28% 1% 437
Philosophy/reason 59% 11% 11% 18% 1% 254
Common sense 56% 16% 10% 16% 2% 821
Science 41% 11% 11% 35% 1% 170

Immigrant status among adults in the New York City metro area by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults in the New York City metro area who are…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 436. 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 40% 20% 40% 436
Philosophy/reason 24% 28% 48% 258
Common sense 30% 14% 56% 817
Science 45% 17% 38% 174

Income distribution among adults in the New York City metro area by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults in the New York City 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 = 362. 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% 15% 26% 17% 362
Philosophy/reason 29% 18% 24% 29% 224
Common sense 28% 17% 28% 27% 711
Science 34% 15% 21% 29% 153

Educational distribution among adults in the New York City metro area by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults in the New York City 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 = 445. 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% 25% 16% 11% 445
Philosophy/reason 29% 24% 25% 22% 257
Common sense 40% 26% 18% 16% 833
Science 42% 19% 22% 18% 175

Marital status among adults in the New York City metro area by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults in the New York City 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 = 447. 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% 6% 15% 7% 29% 447
Philosophy/reason 42% 9% 9% 4% 36% 258
Common sense 43% 9% 10% 6% 32% 829
Science 44% 11% 13% 3% 29% 174

Parent of children under 18 among adults in the New York City metro area by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults in the New York City metro area who are…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 441. 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 32% 68% 441
Philosophy/reason 26% 74% 258
Common sense 25% 75% 835
Science 32% 68% 175

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among adults in the New York City metro area by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults in the New York City 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 = 447. 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% 17% 1% 1% 1% 1% 447
Philosophy/reason 47% 20% 12% 2% 16% 3% 259
Common sense 53% 24% 7% 1% 12% 3% 836
Science 35% 26% 11% < 1% 25% 4% 175

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

% of adults in the New York City 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 = 447. 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 87% 12% 1% < 1% < 1% 447
Philosophy/reason 32% 30% 12% 22% 3% 259
Common sense 35% 34% 16% 14% 1% 836
Science 31% 30% 12% 27% < 1% 175

Attendance at religious services among adults in the New York City metro area by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults in the New York City 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 = 447. 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 67% 21% 11% < 1% 447
Philosophy/reason 19% 37% 44% < 1% 259
Common sense 21% 41% 38% 1% 836
Science 17% 36% 46% < 1% 175

Frequency of prayer among adults in the New York City metro area by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults in the New York City 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 = 447. 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% 11% 2% 5% < 1% 447
Philosophy/reason 34% 18% 4% 43% 2% 259
Common sense 47% 12% 9% 31% 1% 836
Science 32% 16% 6% 45% < 1% 175

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

% of adults in the New York City 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 = 447. 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% 11% 7% 34% 1% 447
Philosophy/reason 8% 12% 7% 73% 1% 259
Common sense 11% 5% 9% 74% 1% 836
Science 12% 9% 9% 70% < 1% 175

Frequency of meditation among adults in the New York City metro area by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults in the New York City 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 = 447. 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 56% 6% 2% 33% 3% 447
Philosophy/reason 40% 15% 5% 39% < 1% 259
Common sense 34% 9% 7% 48% 2% 836
Science 32% 8% 7% 52% 1% 175

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among adults in the New York City metro area by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults in the New York City 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 = 447. 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 74% 14% 4% 7% 1% 447
Philosophy/reason 48% 21% 8% 22% 1% 259
Common sense 49% 16% 14% 21% 1% 836
Science 41% 16% 15% 25% 3% 175

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among adults in the New York City metro area by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults in the New York City 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 = 447. 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 53% 14% 11% 21% 2% 447
Philosophy/reason 57% 18% 10% 14% 1% 259
Common sense 41% 16% 16% 27% 1% 836
Science 44% 14% 15% 27% < 1% 175

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults in the New York City metro area by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults in the New York City 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 = 447. 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% 59% 2% 2% 447
Philosophy/reason 20% 78% 2% < 1% 259
Common sense 17% 81% 1% 1% 836
Science 20% 78% 1% 1% 175

Frequency of reading scripture among adults in the New York City metro area by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults in the New York City 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 = 447. 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 60% 10% 8% 20% 2% 447
Philosophy/reason 22% 10% 7% 61% 1% 259
Common sense 17% 10% 10% 63% 1% 836
Science 15% 4% 10% 71% < 1% 175

Interpreting scripture among adults in the New York City metro area by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults in the New York City 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 = 447. 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 48% 31% 5% 11% 4% 447
Philosophy/reason 16% 20% 1% 58% 4% 259
Common sense 17% 22% 3% 49% 10% 836
Science 25% 13% < 1% 57% 5% 175

Belief in Heaven among adults in the New York City metro area by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults in the New York City metro area who …in heaven

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 447. 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% 447
Philosophy/reason 54% 38% 8% 259
Common sense 64% 28% 7% 836
Science 49% 47% 4% 175

Belief in Hell among adults in the New York City metro area by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults in the New York City metro area who …in hell

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 447. 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 68% 21% 11% 447
Philosophy/reason 37% 56% 7% 259
Common sense 45% 46% 9% 836
Science 40% 56% 3% 175

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults in the New York City metro area by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults in the New York City metro area who identify as…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 447. 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% 19% 47% 447
Philosophy/reason 20% 15% 65% 259
Common sense 25% 18% 56% 836
Science 19% 13% 68% 175

Political ideology among adults in the New York City metro area by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults in the New York City metro area who are…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 447. 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% 35% 17% 5% 447
Philosophy/reason 15% 32% 50% 3% 259
Common sense 23% 38% 33% 6% 836
Science 24% 27% 42% 6% 175

Views about size of government among adults in the New York City metro area by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults in the New York City 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 = 447. 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 33% 62% 2% 4% 447
Philosophy/reason 34% 56% 5% 5% 259
Common sense 41% 53% 3% 3% 836
Science 28% 69% 1% 3% 175

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

% of adults in the New York City 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 = 447. 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% 56% 3% 3% 447
Philosophy/reason 24% 72% 4% < 1% 259
Common sense 40% 55% 5% 1% 836
Science 38% 57% 2% 4% 175

Views about abortion among adults in the New York City metro area by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults in the New York City 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 = 447. 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 40% 56% 4% 447
Philosophy/reason 69% 28% 3% 259
Common sense 74% 23% 3% 836
Science 62% 33% 5% 175

Views about homosexuality among adults in the New York City metro area by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults in the New York City 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 = 447. 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 48% 43% 4% 5% 447
Philosophy/reason 83% 12% 4% < 1% 259
Common sense 78% 16% 3% 3% 836
Science 76% 20% 2% 1% 175

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

% of adults in the New York City 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 = 447. 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 32% 56% 11% 447
Philosophy/reason 80% 15% 5% 259
Common sense 70% 23% 7% 836
Science 65% 31% 5% 175

Views about environmental regulation among adults in the New York City metro area by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults in the New York City 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 = 447. 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 40% 53% 2% 5% 447
Philosophy/reason 17% 80% 2% 2% 259
Common sense 28% 68% 2% 2% 836
Science 25% 68% 3% 4% 175

Views about human evolution among adults in the New York City metro area by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults in the New York City 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 = 447. 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 14% 26% 6% 47% 7% 447
Philosophy/reason 48% 23% 4% 21% 4% 259
Common sense 47% 24% 6% 20% 4% 836
Science 56% 17% 2% 19% 5% 175