Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults in the Washington, DC metro area

% of adults in the Washington, DC 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 = 913. 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 32% 12% 39% 13% 3% 913

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Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults in the Washington, DC metro area by religious group

% of adults in the Washington, DC 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 39% 11% 40% 9% 1% 163
Evangelical Protestant 50% 12% 29% 8% < 1% 113
Historically Black Protestant 45% 4% 41% 7% 4% 112
Mainline Protestant 35% 16% 41% 6% 3% 153
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 14% 16% 43% 22% 6% 232

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults in the Washington, DC metro area by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults in the Washington, DC metro area who are ages…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 248. 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 23% 39% 23% 15% 248
Philosophy/reason 21% 41% 26% 12% 131
Common sense 25% 38% 26% 10% 361
Science 18% 45% 30% 8% 121

Generational cohort among adults in the Washington, DC metro area by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults in the Washington, DC 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 = 248. 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 9% 20% 34% 30% 8% < 1% 248
Philosophy/reason 14% 17% 32% 29% 9% < 1% 131
Common sense 13% 22% 30% 29% 7% < 1% 361
Science 8% 18% 37% 30% 7% < 1% 121

Gender composition among adults in the Washington, DC metro area by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults in the Washington, DC metro area who are…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 259. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Religion 45% 55% 259
Philosophy/reason 50% 50% 135
Common sense 52% 48% 366
Science 49% 51% 125

Racial and ethnic composition among adults in the Washington, DC metro area by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults in the Washington, DC metro area who identify as…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed 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 37% 33% 5% 21% 5% 256
Philosophy/reason 60% 13% 12% 13% 1% 135
Common sense 57% 26% 7% 6% 4% 362
Science 62% 10% 5% 14% 9% 124

Immigrant status among adults in the Washington, DC metro area by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults in the Washington, DC metro area who are…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 254. 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 26% 10% 64% 254
Philosophy/reason 36% 10% 53% 132
Common sense 19% 8% 73% 362
Science 31% 13% 57% 123

Income distribution among adults in the Washington, DC metro area by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults in the Washington, DC 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 = 224. 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% 20% 27% 23% 224
Philosophy/reason 13% 12% 26% 49% 129
Common sense 19% 15% 31% 35% 331
Science 14% 15% 24% 47% 109

Educational distribution among adults in the Washington, DC metro area by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults in the Washington, DC 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 = 259. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Religion 39% 27% 19% 15% 259
Philosophy/reason 12% 20% 28% 40% 135
Common sense 31% 27% 25% 17% 365
Science 11% 21% 24% 43% 124

Marital status among adults in the Washington, DC metro area by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults in the Washington, DC 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 = 257. 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% 8% 16% 7% 26% 257
Philosophy/reason 50% 5% 13% 3% 29% 135
Common sense 41% 10% 10% 5% 34% 365
Science 52% 5% 17% 3% 23% 125

Parent of children under 18 among adults in the Washington, DC metro area by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults in the Washington, DC metro area who are…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 259. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Religion 32% 68% 259
Philosophy/reason 30% 70% 135
Common sense 30% 70% 366
Science 26% 74% 124

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among adults in the Washington, DC metro area by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults in the Washington, DC 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 = 259. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Religion 88% 11% 1% 1% < 1% < 1% 259
Philosophy/reason 39% 21% 16% < 1% 15% 9% 135
Common sense 53% 24% 7% < 1% 11% 4% 366
Science 31% 22% 6% < 1% 36% 4% 125

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

% of adults in the Washington, DC 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 = 259. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Religion 85% 13% < 1% 1% 1% 259
Philosophy/reason 31% 32% 18% 19% < 1% 135
Common sense 35% 37% 15% 14% < 1% 366
Science 29% 10% 25% 35% < 1% 125

Attendance at religious services among adults in the Washington, DC metro area by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults in the Washington, DC 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 = 259. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Religion 61% 28% 10% 1% 259
Philosophy/reason 20% 36% 45% < 1% 135
Common sense 18% 41% 40% < 1% 366
Science 15% 24% 60% < 1% 125

Frequency of prayer among adults in the Washington, DC metro area by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults in the Washington, DC 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 = 259. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Religion 76% 18% 2% 3% 1% 259
Philosophy/reason 36% 22% 9% 34% < 1% 135
Common sense 34% 24% 6% 35% 1% 366
Science 28% 19% 3% 48% 2% 125

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

% of adults in the Washington, DC 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 = 259. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Religion 40% 13% 9% 37% < 1% 259
Philosophy/reason 16% 5% 11% 68% 1% 135
Common sense 10% 9% 8% 74% < 1% 366
Science 15% 2% 2% 79% 2% 125

Frequency of meditation among adults in the Washington, DC metro area by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults in the Washington, DC 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 = 259. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Religion 52% 15% 5% 27% 1% 259
Philosophy/reason 42% 6% 9% 42% < 1% 135
Common sense 31% 13% 3% 53% < 1% 366
Science 31% 21% 9% 37% 1% 125

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among adults in the Washington, DC metro area by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults in the Washington, DC 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 = 259. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Religion 75% 14% 8% 3% 1% 259
Philosophy/reason 44% 18% 29% 8% < 1% 135
Common sense 45% 19% 12% 22% 2% 366
Science 48% 14% 12% 23% 2% 125

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among adults in the Washington, DC metro area by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults in the Washington, DC 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 = 259. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Religion 48% 16% 13% 22% 2% 259
Philosophy/reason 49% 27% 9% 14% < 1% 135
Common sense 38% 19% 20% 22% 1% 366
Science 55% 18% 11% 15% 1% 125

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults in the Washington, DC metro area by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults in the Washington, DC 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 = 259. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Religion 42% 56% 2% < 1% 259
Philosophy/reason 30% 69% < 1% < 1% 135
Common sense 24% 75% 1% < 1% 366
Science 21% 78% 1% < 1% 125

Frequency of reading scripture among adults in the Washington, DC metro area by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults in the Washington, DC 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 = 259. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Religion 60% 15% 7% 18% < 1% 259
Philosophy/reason 20% 9% 9% 61% 1% 135
Common sense 16% 11% 5% 67% < 1% 366
Science 12% 6% 4% 77% 1% 125

Interpreting scripture among adults in the Washington, DC metro area by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults in the Washington, DC 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 = 259. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Religion 45% 30% 7% 9% 8% 259
Philosophy/reason 7% 18% 4% 67% 5% 135
Common sense 16% 25% < 1% 48% 10% 366
Science 14% 12% < 1% 69% 5% 125

Belief in Heaven among adults in the Washington, DC metro area by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults in the Washington, DC metro area who …in heaven

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 259. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Religion 91% 5% 4% 259
Philosophy/reason 44% 44% 11% 135
Common sense 64% 30% 6% 366
Science 47% 51% 2% 125

Belief in Hell among adults in the Washington, DC metro area by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults in the Washington, DC metro area who …in hell

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 259. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Religion 84% 12% 5% 259
Philosophy/reason 25% 69% 5% 135
Common sense 44% 48% 8% 366
Science 33% 63% 3% 125

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults in the Washington, DC metro area by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults in the Washington, DC metro area who identify as…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 259. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Religion 32% 20% 48% 259
Philosophy/reason 26% 12% 62% 135
Common sense 33% 14% 54% 366
Science 12% 13% 75% 125

Political ideology among adults in the Washington, DC metro area by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults in the Washington, DC metro area who are…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 259. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Religion 39% 33% 20% 7% 259
Philosophy/reason 9% 48% 38% 4% 135
Common sense 22% 43% 28% 8% 366
Science 12% 32% 52% 4% 125

Views about size of government among adults in the Washington, DC metro area by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults in the Washington, DC 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 = 259. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Religion 43% 51% 2% 4% 259
Philosophy/reason 41% 56% 3% < 1% 135
Common sense 46% 50% 1% 3% 366
Science 28% 69% 1% 3% 125

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

% of adults in the Washington, DC 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 = 259. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Religion 38% 52% 9% 2% 259
Philosophy/reason 23% 75% 3% < 1% 135
Common sense 43% 55% 1% 1% 366
Science 20% 73% 1% 6% 125

Views about abortion among adults in the Washington, DC metro area by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults in the Washington, DC 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 = 259. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Religion 45% 51% 4% 259
Philosophy/reason 74% 24% 2% 135
Common sense 81% 16% 3% 366
Science 83% 12% 5% 125

Views about homosexuality among adults in the Washington, DC metro area by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults in the Washington, DC 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 = 259. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Religion 50% 42% 5% 4% 259
Philosophy/reason 93% 6% 1% < 1% 135
Common sense 79% 17% 3% 1% 366
Science 91% 9% 1% < 1% 125

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

% of adults in the Washington, DC 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 = 259. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Religion 36% 57% 7% 259
Philosophy/reason 85% 9% 6% 135
Common sense 71% 23% 6% 366
Science 84% 11% 4% 125

Views about environmental regulation among adults in the Washington, DC metro area by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults in the Washington, DC 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 = 259. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Religion 32% 63% 2% 3% 259
Philosophy/reason 25% 69% 2% 4% 135
Common sense 30% 66% 3% 1% 366
Science 10% 87% < 1% 3% 125

Views about human evolution among adults in the Washington, DC metro area by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults in the Washington, DC 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 = 259. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Religion 9% 36% 1% 49% 4% 259
Philosophy/reason 52% 29% 7% 11% < 1% 135
Common sense 46% 27% 4% 18% 5% 366
Science 71% 13% 2% 13% < 1% 125