Parent of children under 18 among adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by religious group

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

Religious tradition Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 111. 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.
Buddhist 27% 73% 111
Catholic 30% 70% 3,417
Evangelical Protestant 31% 69% 2,402
Historically Black Protestant 30% 70% 749
Jewish 21% 79% 414
Mainline Protestant 26% 74% 2,982
Mormon 43% 57% 162
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 27% 73% 4,129

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DemographicInformation

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

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

Parent of children under 18 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 3,533. 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.
Parents 19% 68% 12% 1% 3,533
Non-parents 25% 21% 31% 23% 11,356

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

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

Parent of children under 18 Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 3,533. 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.
Parents 7% 24% 55% 13% 1% < 1% 3,533
Non-parents 17% 12% 17% 38% 15% 2% 11,356

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

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

Parent of children under 18 Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 3,577. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Parents 45% 55% 3,577
Non-parents 52% 48% 11,569

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

% of adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who identify as…

Parent of children under 18 White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 3,538. 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.
Parents 62% 12% 4% 18% 4% 3,538
Non-parents 71% 10% 4% 11% 4% 11,411

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

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

Parent of children under 18 Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 3,530. 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.
Parents 18% 9% 73% 3,530
Non-parents 10% 11% 79% 11,424

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

% of adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who have a household income of…

Parent of children under 18 Less than $30,000 $30,000-$49,999 $50,000-$99,999 $100,000 or more Sample Size
Sample size = 3,301. 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.
Parents 33% 17% 27% 23% 3,301
Non-parents 35% 22% 26% 17% 9,979

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

% of adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who have completed…

Parent of children under 18 High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 3,567. 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.
Parents 40% 33% 17% 10% 3,567
Non-parents 45% 32% 15% 8% 11,508

Marital status among adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by parental status

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

Parent of children under 18 Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 3,574. 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.
Parents 63% 11% 11% 1% 13% 3,574
Non-parents 39% 8% 14% 8% 31% 11,520

BeliefsandPractices

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

% of adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who say they…

Parent of children under 18 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 = 3,577. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Parents 57% 26% 6% < 1% 8% 2% 3,577
Non-parents 53% 25% 7% 1% 11% 3% 11,569

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

% of adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who say religion is…

Parent of children under 18 Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,577. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Parents 40% 35% 14% 11% < 1% 3,577
Non-parents 37% 33% 15% 14% 1% 11,569

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

% of adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who attend religious services…

Parent of children under 18 At least once a week Once or twice a month/a few times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,577. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Parents 22% 42% 35% < 1% 3,577
Non-parents 21% 38% 41% < 1% 11,569

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

% of adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who pray…

Parent of children under 18 At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,577. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Parents 46% 20% 8% 25% < 1% 3,577
Non-parents 42% 18% 8% 31% 1% 11,569

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

% of adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who attend prayer group…

Parent of children under 18 At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,577. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Parents 14% 10% 9% 68% < 1% 3,577
Non-parents 12% 6% 7% 73% 1% 11,569

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

% of adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who meditate…

Parent of children under 18 At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,577. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Parents 31% 8% 4% 56% < 1% 3,577
Non-parents 33% 9% 5% 52% 1% 11,569

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

% of adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who feel a sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing…

Parent of children under 18 At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,577. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Parents 49% 19% 12% 19% 1% 3,577
Non-parents 48% 16% 12% 22% 1% 11,569

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

% of adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who feel a sense of wonder about the universe…

Parent of children under 18 At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,577. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Parents 39% 18% 15% 28% 1% 3,577
Non-parents 40% 16% 14% 28% 1% 11,569

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

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

Parent of children under 18 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 = 3,577. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Parents 26% 72% 1% 1% 3,577
Non-parents 25% 73% 1% 1% 11,569

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

% of adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who read scripture…

Parent of children under 18 At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,577. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Parents 22% 11% 10% 56% < 1% 3,577
Non-parents 20% 10% 9% 61% 1% 11,569

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

% of adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who say the holy scripture is…

Parent of children under 18 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 = 3,577. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Parents 21% 28% 2% 39% 9% 3,577
Non-parents 20% 26% 2% 44% 8% 11,569

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

% of adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who …in heaven

Parent of children under 18 Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,577. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Parents 73% 21% 6% 3,577
Non-parents 67% 25% 8% 11,569

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

% of adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who …in hell

Parent of children under 18 Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,577. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Parents 57% 37% 7% 3,577
Non-parents 50% 41% 9% 11,569

SocialandPoliticalViews

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

% of adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who identify as…

Parent of children under 18 Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 3,577. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Parents 34% 22% 44% 3,577
Non-parents 34% 18% 48% 11,569

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

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

Parent of children under 18 Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,577. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Parents 30% 38% 25% 8% 3,577
Non-parents 30% 37% 26% 7% 11,569

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

% of adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who would rather have…

Parent of children under 18 Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,577. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Parents 49% 45% 3% 3% 3,577
Non-parents 53% 41% 3% 4% 11,569

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

% of adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who say government aid to the poor…

Parent of children under 18 Does more harm than good Does more good than harm Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,577. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Parents 47% 48% 4% 2% 3,577
Non-parents 44% 50% 3% 2% 11,569

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

% of adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who say abortion should be…

Parent of children under 18 Legal in all/most cases Illegal in all/most cases Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,577. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Parents 60% 37% 3% 3,577
Non-parents 65% 30% 5% 11,569

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

% of adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who say homosexuality…

Parent of children under 18 Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,577. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Parents 74% 19% 3% 3% 3,577
Non-parents 71% 22% 4% 3% 11,569

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

% of adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who …same-sex marriage

Parent of children under 18 Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,577. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Parents 64% 28% 8% 3,577
Non-parents 63% 29% 8% 11,569

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

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

Parent of children under 18 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 = 3,577. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Parents 36% 59% 2% 3% 3,577
Non-parents 37% 58% 2% 3% 11,569

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

% of adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who say humans…

Parent of children under 18 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 = 3,577. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Parents 40% 27% 4% 27% 3% 3,577
Non-parents 40% 25% 5% 26% 4% 11,569