Political ideology among adults who say religion is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong

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

Survey year Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 11,754. 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 54% 26% 13% 7% 11,754
2007 53% 28% 11% 8% 10,833

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Political ideology among adults who say religion is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by religious group

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

Religious tradition Conservative Moderate Liberal 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 49% 28% 18% 5% 2,203
Evangelical Protestant 64% 22% 8% 6% 5,299
Historically Black Protestant 40% 32% 22% 6% 929
Jehovah's Witness 20% 17% 10% 53% 194
Jewish 42% 32% 21% 5% 126
Mainline Protestant 50% 31% 13% 6% 1,825
Mormon 69% 25% 3% 2% 428
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 31% 30% 26% 14% 441

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults who say religion is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by political ideology

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

Political ideology 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 6,428. 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.
Conservative 12% 33% 31% 24% 6,428
Moderate 20% 33% 28% 19% 3,018
Liberal 18% 37% 29% 17% 1,374
Don't know 21% 33% 26% 20% 663

Generational cohort among adults who say religion is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by political ideology

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

Political ideology Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 6,428. 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.
Conservative 7% 10% 28% 38% 16% 1% 6,428
Moderate 13% 13% 27% 34% 12% 1% 3,018
Liberal 12% 13% 29% 34% 11% 1% 1,374
Don't know 12% 16% 26% 31% 14% 1% 663

Gender composition among adults who say religion is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by political ideology

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

Political ideology Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 6,579. 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.
Conservative 44% 56% 6,579
Moderate 37% 63% 3,067
Liberal 43% 57% 1,392
Don't know 33% 67% 716

Racial and ethnic composition among adults who say religion is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by political ideology

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

Political ideology White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 6,499. 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.
Conservative 73% 10% 2% 12% 3% 6,499
Moderate 59% 18% 3% 16% 4% 3,035
Liberal 42% 24% 3% 26% 4% 1,375
Don't know 51% 19% 3% 20% 6% 689

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

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

Political ideology Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 6,530. 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.
Conservative 11% 7% 82% 6,530
Moderate 14% 9% 77% 3,033
Liberal 25% 10% 65% 1,367
Don't know 22% 6% 72% 673

Income distribution among adults who say religion is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by political ideology

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

Political ideology Less than $30,000 $30,000-$49,999 $50,000-$99,999 $100,000 or more Sample Size
Sample size = 5,662. 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.
Conservative 31% 22% 31% 17% 5,662
Moderate 37% 21% 27% 15% 2,703
Liberal 50% 20% 18% 12% 1,260
Don't know 58% 18% 18% 6% 459

Educational distribution among adults who say religion is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by political ideology

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

Political ideology High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 6,554. 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.
Conservative 42% 33% 17% 8% 6,554
Moderate 40% 33% 15% 12% 3,060
Liberal 51% 28% 11% 10% 1,387
Don't know 61% 28% 8% 4% 684

Marital status among adults who say religion is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by political ideology

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

Political ideology Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 6,553. 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.
Conservative 62% 3% 12% 8% 15% 6,553
Moderate 51% 5% 12% 9% 23% 3,057
Liberal 41% 8% 18% 7% 25% 1,385
Don't know 46% 4% 16% 10% 24% 702

Parent of children under 18 among adults who say religion is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by political ideology

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

Political ideology Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 6,551. 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.
Conservative 31% 69% 6,551
Moderate 31% 69% 3,053
Liberal 29% 71% 1,389
Don't know 30% 70% 704

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among adults who say religion is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by political ideology

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

Political ideology 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 = 6,579. 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.
Conservative 93% 6% < 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 6,579
Moderate 89% 10% 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 3,067
Liberal 77% 18% 3% 1% 1% 1% 1,392
Don't know 85% 11% 2% 2% < 1% < 1% 716

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

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

Political ideology Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,579. 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.
Conservative 91% 7% 1% < 1% < 1% 6,579
Moderate 86% 12% 1% 1% < 1% 3,067
Liberal 80% 15% 3% 2% < 1% 1,392
Don't know 84% 9% 3% 1% 2% 716

Attendance at religious services among adults who say religion is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by political ideology

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

Political ideology At least once a week Once or twice a month/a few times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,579. 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.
Conservative 72% 21% 8% < 1% 6,579
Moderate 63% 28% 9% < 1% 3,067
Liberal 52% 33% 16% < 1% 1,392
Don't know 59% 23% 15% 4% 716

Frequency of prayer among adults who say religion is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by political ideology

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

Political ideology At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,579. 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.
Conservative 88% 9% 1% 2% 1% 6,579
Moderate 80% 13% 2% 4% 1% 3,067
Liberal 74% 17% 3% 7% < 1% 1,392
Don't know 82% 7% 4% 5% 2% 716

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

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

Political ideology At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,579. 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.
Conservative 53% 13% 9% 25% 1% 6,579
Moderate 43% 13% 10% 33% 1% 3,067
Liberal 38% 13% 9% 40% < 1% 1,392
Don't know 48% 11% 6% 34% 2% 716

Frequency of meditation among adults who say religion is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by political ideology

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

Political ideology At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,579. 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.
Conservative 55% 6% 2% 34% 2% 6,579
Moderate 51% 8% 3% 36% 2% 3,067
Liberal 52% 8% 5% 32% 3% 1,392
Don't know 56% 6% 2% 29% 7% 716

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among adults who say religion is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by political ideology

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

Political ideology At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,579. 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.
Conservative 83% 9% 4% 3% 1% 6,579
Moderate 76% 13% 6% 6% 1% 3,067
Liberal 71% 12% 7% 10% 1% 1,392
Don't know 72% 10% 4% 8% 5% 716

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

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

Political ideology At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,579. 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.
Conservative 50% 15% 10% 22% 2% 6,579
Moderate 46% 18% 12% 23% 1% 3,067
Liberal 50% 13% 12% 23% 1% 1,392
Don't know 49% 10% 7% 26% 9% 716

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults who say religion is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by political ideology

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

Political ideology 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 = 6,579. 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.
Conservative 62% 36% 1% 1% 6,579
Moderate 40% 58% 1% 1% 3,067
Liberal 29% 68% 1% 2% 1,392
Don't know 41% 52% 4% 3% 716

Frequency of reading scripture among adults who say religion is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by political ideology

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

Political ideology At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,579. 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.
Conservative 72% 10% 5% 13% 1% 6,579
Moderate 60% 13% 7% 20% 1% 3,067
Liberal 54% 12% 8% 26% < 1% 1,392
Don't know 65% 8% 4% 19% 3% 716

Interpreting scripture among adults who say religion is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by political ideology

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

Political ideology 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 = 6,579. 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.
Conservative 62% 28% 4% 3% 3% 6,579
Moderate 46% 38% 4% 7% 5% 3,067
Liberal 47% 28% 3% 15% 7% 1,392
Don't know 54% 22% 9% 6% 8% 716

Belief in Heaven among adults who say religion is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by political ideology

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

Political ideology Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,579. 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.
Conservative 88% 5% 6% 6,579
Moderate 91% 5% 4% 3,067
Liberal 88% 8% 3% 1,392
Don't know 79% 9% 12% 716

Belief in Hell among adults who say religion is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by political ideology

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

Political ideology Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,579. 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.
Conservative 83% 10% 7% 6,579
Moderate 78% 14% 7% 3,067
Liberal 71% 23% 6% 1,392
Don't know 64% 26% 11% 716

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults who say religion is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by political ideology

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

Political ideology Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 6,579. 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.
Conservative 69% 11% 20% 6,579
Moderate 34% 17% 49% 3,067
Liberal 15% 19% 66% 1,392
Don't know 12% 68% 20% 716

Views about size of government among adults who say religion is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by political ideology

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

Political ideology Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,579. 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.
Conservative 72% 24% 2% 2% 6,579
Moderate 48% 45% 3% 3% 3,067
Liberal 25% 68% 4% 3% 1,392
Don't know 32% 47% 8% 12% 716

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

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

Political ideology Does more harm than good Does more good than harm Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,579. 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.
Conservative 64% 30% 4% 2% 6,579
Moderate 39% 55% 4% 2% 3,067
Liberal 28% 66% 3% 2% 1,392
Don't know 33% 52% 8% 6% 716

Views about abortion among adults who say religion is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by political ideology

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

Political ideology Legal in all/most cases Illegal in all/most cases Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,579. 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.
Conservative 19% 78% 3% 6,579
Moderate 40% 55% 4% 3,067
Liberal 50% 45% 4% 1,392
Don't know 26% 66% 9% 716

Views about homosexuality among adults who say religion is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by political ideology

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

Political ideology Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,579. 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.
Conservative 26% 66% 5% 3% 6,579
Moderate 50% 41% 5% 4% 3,067
Liberal 57% 36% 4% 3% 1,392
Don't know 33% 48% 8% 11% 716

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

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

Political ideology Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,579. 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.
Conservative 17% 77% 6% 6,579
Moderate 39% 53% 8% 3,067
Liberal 50% 43% 7% 1,392
Don't know 24% 58% 18% 716

Views about environmental regulation among adults who say religion is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by political ideology

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

Political ideology 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 = 6,579. 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.
Conservative 58% 36% 3% 3% 6,579
Moderate 34% 61% 3% 3% 3,067
Liberal 28% 67% 1% 3% 1,392
Don't know 35% 48% 5% 12% 716

Views about human evolution among adults who say religion is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by political ideology

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

Political ideology 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 = 6,579. 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.
Conservative 6% 22% 2% 65% 5% 6,579
Moderate 12% 34% 2% 48% 4% 3,067
Liberal 19% 32% 3% 42% 4% 1,392
Don't know 8% 22% 4% 53% 12% 716