Racial and ethnic composition 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 identify as…

Religious tradition White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed 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 33% 5% 45% 11% 6% 111
Catholic 65% 3% 3% 28% 2% 3,384
Evangelical Protestant 77% 6% 2% 10% 6% 2,382
Historically Black Protestant 2% 95% < 1% 2% < 1% 751
Jewish 90% 3% 1% 4% 2% 410
Mainline Protestant 88% 3% 1% 5% 3% 2,949
Mormon 81% < 1% 4% 9% 5% 159
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 72% 9% 4% 11% 4% 4,080

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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 race/ethnicity

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

Racial and ethnic composition 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Note: Whites, blacks, Asians and those in the other/mixed category include only those who are not Latinos. Latinos include people of all races. Sample size = 10,874. 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.
White 19% 33% 28% 21% 10,874
Black 28% 34% 25% 12% 1,376
Asian 37% 40% 15% 8% 404
Latino 35% 42% 17% 6% 1,439
Other/Mixed 30% 34% 27% 8% 646

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

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

Racial and ethnic composition Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Note: Whites, blacks, Asians and those in the other/mixed category include only those who are not Latinos. Latinos include people of all races. Sample size = 10,874. 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.
White 11% 13% 27% 33% 13% 1% 10,874
Black 17% 18% 28% 29% 8% 1% 1,376
Asian 22% 26% 29% 19% 4% 1% 404
Latino 24% 21% 32% 20% 4% < 1% 1,439
Other/Mixed 19% 21% 25% 29% 6% < 1% 646

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

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

Racial and ethnic composition Men Women Sample Size
Note: Whites, blacks, Asians and those in the other/mixed category include only those who are not Latinos. Latinos include people of all races. Sample size = 11,053. 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.
White 51% 49% 11,053
Black 48% 52% 1,401
Asian 55% 45% 415
Latino 49% 51% 1,459
Other/Mixed 49% 51% 655

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

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

Racial and ethnic composition Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Note: Whites, blacks, Asians and those in the other/mixed category include only those who are not Latinos. Latinos include people of all races. Sample size = 10,966. 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.
White 4% 8% 88% 10,966
Black 9% 5% 87% 1,370
Asian 69% 21% 9% 400
Latino 46% 26% 28% 1,424
Other/Mixed 7% 13% 80% 641

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

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

Racial and ethnic composition Less than $30,000 $30,000-$49,999 $50,000-$99,999 $100,000 or more Sample Size
Note: Whites, blacks, Asians and those in the other/mixed category include only those who are not Latinos. Latinos include people of all races. Sample size = 9,705. 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.
White 29% 20% 29% 22% 9,705
Black 51% 21% 18% 10% 1,269
Asian 23% 21% 30% 25% 359
Latino 50% 22% 18% 9% 1,254
Other/Mixed 46% 23% 20% 12% 585

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

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

Racial and ethnic composition High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Note: Whites, blacks, Asians and those in the other/mixed category include only those who are not Latinos. Latinos include people of all races. Sample size = 11,013. 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.
White 41% 33% 17% 10% 11,013
Black 54% 31% 9% 6% 1,395
Asian 20% 27% 30% 23% 414
Latino 58% 29% 10% 4% 1,445
Other/Mixed 41% 39% 14% 6% 652

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

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

Racial and ethnic composition Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Note: Whites, blacks, Asians and those in the other/mixed category include only those who are not Latinos. Latinos include people of all races. Sample size = 11,021. 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.
White 50% 9% 13% 7% 21% 11,021
Black 29% 9% 15% 8% 40% 1,397
Asian 50% 7% 4% 2% 37% 414
Latino 37% 13% 13% 2% 36% 1,456
Other/Mixed 36% 11% 14% 6% 33% 652

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

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

Racial and ethnic composition Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Note: Whites, blacks, Asians and those in the other/mixed category include only those who are not Latinos. Latinos include people of all races. Sample size = 11,030. 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.
White 26% 74% 11,030
Black 32% 68% 1,397
Asian 30% 70% 414
Latino 40% 60% 1,453
Other/Mixed 30% 70% 655

BeliefsandPractices

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

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

Racial and ethnic composition 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
Note: Whites, blacks, Asians and those in the other/mixed category include only those who are not Latinos. Latinos include people of all races. Sample size = 11,053. 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.
White 50% 27% 7% 1% 12% 3% 11,053
Black 77% 16% 3% 1% 2% 1% 1,401
Asian 43% 27% 11% < 1% 17% 3% 415
Latino 58% 25% 8% 1% 8% 1% 1,459
Other/Mixed 59% 23% 5% 1% 9% 3% 655

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 race/ethnicity

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

Racial and ethnic composition Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
Note: Whites, blacks, Asians and those in the other/mixed category include only those who are not Latinos. Latinos include people of all races. Sample size = 11,053. 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.
White 32% 35% 17% 15% 1% 11,053
Black 63% 24% 7% 5% < 1% 1,401
Asian 30% 34% 23% 13% < 1% 415
Latino 47% 33% 10% 9% < 1% 1,459
Other/Mixed 40% 34% 11% 13% 1% 655

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

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

Racial and ethnic composition At least once a week Once or twice a month/a few times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Note: Whites, blacks, Asians and those in the other/mixed category include only those who are not Latinos. Latinos include people of all races. Sample size = 11,053. 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.
White 18% 38% 44% < 1% 11,053
Black 34% 42% 24% < 1% 1,401
Asian 20% 46% 33% < 1% 415
Latino 27% 41% 32% < 1% 1,459
Other/Mixed 22% 35% 41% 1% 655

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

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

Racial and ethnic composition At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Note: Whites, blacks, Asians and those in the other/mixed category include only those who are not Latinos. Latinos include people of all races. Sample size = 11,053. 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.
White 39% 19% 8% 33% 1% 11,053
Black 65% 16% 7% 12% 1% 1,401
Asian 37% 15% 9% 38% 1% 415
Latino 50% 18% 8% 23% 1% 1,459
Other/Mixed 53% 16% 6% 25% 1% 655

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 race/ethnicity

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

Racial and ethnic composition At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Note: Whites, blacks, Asians and those in the other/mixed category include only those who are not Latinos. Latinos include people of all races. Sample size = 11,053. 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.
White 10% 6% 7% 77% < 1% 11,053
Black 28% 13% 9% 49% 1% 1,401
Asian 13% 9% 14% 64% < 1% 415
Latino 16% 10% 9% 64% 1% 1,459
Other/Mixed 15% 7% 8% 70% 1% 655

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

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

Racial and ethnic composition At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Note: Whites, blacks, Asians and those in the other/mixed category include only those who are not Latinos. Latinos include people of all races. Sample size = 11,053. 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.
White 28% 8% 5% 58% 1% 11,053
Black 45% 8% 4% 41% 1% 1,401
Asian 30% 9% 9% 50% 2% 415
Latino 40% 10% 5% 43% 1% 1,459
Other/Mixed 41% 9% 5% 45% < 1% 655

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 race/ethnicity

% 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…

Racial and ethnic composition At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Note: Whites, blacks, Asians and those in the other/mixed category include only those who are not Latinos. Latinos include people of all races. Sample size = 11,053. 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.
White 45% 17% 12% 24% 1% 11,053
Black 60% 16% 9% 14% 1% 1,401
Asian 38% 18% 19% 22% 2% 415
Latino 54% 18% 12% 15% 1% 1,459
Other/Mixed 58% 15% 9% 18% 1% 655

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 race/ethnicity

% 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…

Racial and ethnic composition At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Note: Whites, blacks, Asians and those in the other/mixed category include only those who are not Latinos. Latinos include people of all races. Sample size = 11,053. 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.
White 39% 17% 15% 29% 1% 11,053
Black 42% 14% 11% 31% 1% 1,401
Asian 26% 20% 23% 30% 2% 415
Latino 46% 16% 13% 24% 1% 1,459
Other/Mixed 51% 16% 11% 22% 1% 655

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 race/ethnicity

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

Racial and ethnic composition 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
Note: Whites, blacks, Asians and those in the other/mixed category include only those who are not Latinos. Latinos include people of all races. Sample size = 11,053. 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.
White 27% 71% 1% 1% 11,053
Black 22% 76% 1% 1% 1,401
Asian 16% 83% 1% < 1% 415
Latino 21% 76% 2% 1% 1,459
Other/Mixed 26% 72% 1% 2% 655

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

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

Racial and ethnic composition At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Note: Whites, blacks, Asians and those in the other/mixed category include only those who are not Latinos. Latinos include people of all races. Sample size = 11,053. 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.
White 16% 9% 9% 65% 1% 11,053
Black 41% 15% 9% 33% 1% 1,401
Asian 15% 10% 11% 63% 1% 415
Latino 26% 12% 10% 51% 1% 1,459
Other/Mixed 27% 10% 11% 53% < 1% 655

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

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

Racial and ethnic composition 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
Note: Whites, blacks, Asians and those in the other/mixed category include only those who are not Latinos. Latinos include people of all races. Sample size = 11,053. 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.
White 16% 29% 2% 46% 8% 11,053
Black 44% 24% 1% 24% 6% 1,401
Asian 16% 22% 2% 50% 10% 415
Latino 27% 25% 3% 37% 8% 1,459
Other/Mixed 18% 23% 1% 48% 10% 655

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

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

Racial and ethnic composition Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Note: Whites, blacks, Asians and those in the other/mixed category include only those who are not Latinos. Latinos include people of all races. Sample size = 11,053. 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.
White 67% 26% 8% 11,053
Black 84% 11% 5% 1,401
Asian 55% 38% 7% 415
Latino 71% 22% 7% 1,459
Other/Mixed 66% 22% 12% 655

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

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

Racial and ethnic composition Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Note: Whites, blacks, Asians and those in the other/mixed category include only those who are not Latinos. Latinos include people of all races. Sample size = 11,053. 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.
White 49% 42% 9% 11,053
Black 69% 24% 7% 1,401
Asian 40% 50% 10% 415
Latino 56% 36% 8% 1,459
Other/Mixed 53% 35% 12% 655

SocialandPoliticalViews

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

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

Racial and ethnic composition Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Note: Whites, blacks, Asians and those in the other/mixed category include only those who are not Latinos. Latinos include people of all races. Sample size = 11,053. 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.
White 41% 18% 41% 11,053
Black 10% 11% 80% 1,401
Asian 24% 25% 51% 415
Latino 21% 27% 52% 1,459
Other/Mixed 24% 26% 49% 655

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

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

Racial and ethnic composition Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Note: Whites, blacks, Asians and those in the other/mixed category include only those who are not Latinos. Latinos include people of all races. Sample size = 11,053. 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.
White 31% 38% 24% 6% 11,053
Black 27% 36% 29% 9% 1,401
Asian 22% 38% 33% 6% 415
Latino 26% 36% 31% 7% 1,459
Other/Mixed 26% 37% 27% 10% 655

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

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

Racial and ethnic composition Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Note: Whites, blacks, Asians and those in the other/mixed category include only those who are not Latinos. Latinos include people of all races. Sample size = 11,053. 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.
White 61% 33% 3% 4% 11,053
Black 25% 70% 3% 3% 1,401
Asian 43% 53% 2% 2% 415
Latino 30% 63% 3% 3% 1,459
Other/Mixed 45% 45% 5% 5% 655

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 race/ethnicity

% 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…

Racial and ethnic composition Does more harm than good Does more good than harm Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Note: Whites, blacks, Asians and those in the other/mixed category include only those who are not Latinos. Latinos include people of all races. Sample size = 11,053. 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.
White 49% 46% 3% 2% 11,053
Black 29% 65% 4% 2% 1,401
Asian 40% 53% 4% 3% 415
Latino 41% 52% 4% 2% 1,459
Other/Mixed 38% 55% 4% 3% 655

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

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

Racial and ethnic composition Legal in all/most cases Illegal in all/most cases Don't know Sample Size
Note: Whites, blacks, Asians and those in the other/mixed category include only those who are not Latinos. Latinos include people of all races. Sample size = 11,053. 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.
White 66% 30% 4% 11,053
Black 59% 37% 4% 1,401
Asian 67% 30% 2% 415
Latino 55% 40% 5% 1,459
Other/Mixed 66% 27% 7% 655

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

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

Racial and ethnic composition Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Note: Whites, blacks, Asians and those in the other/mixed category include only those who are not Latinos. Latinos include people of all races. Sample size = 11,053. 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.
White 73% 21% 3% 3% 11,053
Black 64% 28% 5% 2% 1,401
Asian 73% 19% 3% 5% 415
Latino 74% 19% 4% 3% 1,459
Other/Mixed 69% 21% 4% 5% 655

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

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

Racial and ethnic composition Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Note: Whites, blacks, Asians and those in the other/mixed category include only those who are not Latinos. Latinos include people of all races. Sample size = 11,053. 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.
White 65% 28% 8% 11,053
Black 52% 39% 9% 1,401
Asian 68% 26% 6% 415
Latino 64% 28% 8% 1,459
Other/Mixed 64% 26% 10% 655

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

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

Racial and ethnic composition 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
Note: Whites, blacks, Asians and those in the other/mixed category include only those who are not Latinos. Latinos include people of all races. Sample size = 11,053. 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.
White 38% 57% 2% 3% 11,053
Black 35% 61% 2% 2% 1,401
Asian 32% 64% 1% 3% 415
Latino 34% 59% 2% 4% 1,459
Other/Mixed 34% 60% 4% 2% 655

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

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

Racial and ethnic composition 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
Note: Whites, blacks, Asians and those in the other/mixed category include only those who are not Latinos. Latinos include people of all races. Sample size = 11,053. 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.
White 43% 26% 5% 23% 4% 11,053
Black 26% 30% 3% 37% 5% 1,401
Asian 49% 18% 4% 25% 4% 415
Latino 38% 24% 3% 30% 5% 1,459
Other/Mixed 36% 26% 5% 29% 3% 655