Racial and ethnic composition among adults who say philosophy/reason is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by religious group

% of adults who say philosophy/reason 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 = 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 60% 2% 3% 33% 2% 728
Evangelical Protestant 66% 8% 4% 15% 7% 404
Historically Black Protestant 1% 95% < 1% 4% < 1% 111
Jewish 86% 2% 1% 9% 2% 142
Mainline Protestant 88% 2% 1% 5% 4% 641
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 68% 7% 7% 14% 4% 1,384

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults who say philosophy/reason is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by race/ethnicity

% of adults who say philosophy/reason 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 = 2,789. 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% 33% 25% 15% 2,789
Black 43% 29% 23% 5% 254
Asian 55% 34% 8% 4% 136
Latino 44% 36% 15% 6% 440
Other/Mixed 47% 32% 16% 5% 165

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

% of adults who say philosophy/reason 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 = 2,789. 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 17% 17% 26% 29% 10% 1% 2,789
Black 30% 22% 19% 24% 3% < 1% 254
Asian 37% 24% 27% 10% 1% 1% 136
Latino 31% 20% 29% 16% 4% < 1% 440
Other/Mixed 29% 24% 26% 17% 3% < 1% 165

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

% of adults who say philosophy/reason 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 = 2,824. 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 55% 45% 2,824
Black 47% 53% 255
Asian 52% 48% 138
Latino 55% 45% 446
Other/Mixed 60% 40% 170

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

% of adults who say philosophy/reason 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 = 2,804. 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 6% 9% 85% 2,804
Black 13% 10% 78% 249
Asian 62% 33% 5% 136
Latino 46% 29% 25% 436
Other/Mixed 9% 16% 76% 166

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

% of adults who say philosophy/reason 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 = 2,562. 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 24% 18% 30% 29% 2,562
Black 52% 16% 22% 10% 232
Asian 17% 24% 23% 36% 121
Latino 53% 17% 21% 9% 387
Other/Mixed 40% 20% 16% 24% 154

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

% of adults who say philosophy/reason 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 = 2,816. 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 23% 31% 26% 20% 2,816
Black 39% 38% 16% 6% 254
Asian 21% 29% 22% 28% 137
Latino 51% 32% 11% 6% 444
Other/Mixed 30% 39% 18% 13% 170

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

% of adults who say philosophy/reason 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 = 2,817. 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% 10% 13% 5% 27% 2,817
Black 22% 6% 14% 4% 54% 254
Asian 40% 4% 3% 1% 52% 138
Latino 36% 11% 11% 3% 39% 444
Other/Mixed 27% 12% 10% 3% 47% 169

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

% of adults who say philosophy/reason 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 = 2,820. 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 24% 76% 2,820
Black 29% 71% 255
Asian 21% 79% 138
Latino 32% 68% 445
Other/Mixed 28% 72% 169

BeliefsandPractices

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

% of adults who say philosophy/reason 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 = 2,824. 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% 27% 10% 1% 20% 5% 2,824
Black 73% 15% 5% < 1% 6% 1% 255
Asian 31% 22% 18% < 1% 26% 2% 138
Latino 49% 26% 12% 1% 9% 3% 446
Other/Mixed 41% 32% 10% < 1% 14% 4% 170

Importance of religion in one's life among adults who say philosophy/reason is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by race/ethnicity

% of adults who say philosophy/reason 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 = 2,824. 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% 32% 20% 21% 1% 2,824
Black 56% 25% 9% 9% 1% 255
Asian 21% 37% 22% 20% < 1% 138
Latino 40% 30% 15% 14% 2% 446
Other/Mixed 34% 27% 20% 19% < 1% 170

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

% of adults who say philosophy/reason 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 = 2,824. 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% 37% 46% < 1% 2,824
Black 33% 44% 23% 1% 255
Asian 14% 41% 45% < 1% 138
Latino 23% 39% 38% < 1% 446
Other/Mixed 18% 39% 42% < 1% 170

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

% of adults who say philosophy/reason 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 = 2,824. 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% 19% 8% 40% 1% 2,824
Black 58% 18% 6% 16% < 1% 255
Asian 26% 19% 8% 47% < 1% 138
Latino 46% 17% 9% 28% < 1% 446
Other/Mixed 45% 17% 8% 30% < 1% 170

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among adults who say philosophy/reason is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by race/ethnicity

% of adults who say philosophy/reason 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 = 2,824. 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 8% 6% 8% 77% < 1% 2,824
Black 24% 11% 14% 50% 2% 255
Asian 14% 6% 6% 74% 1% 138
Latino 17% 14% 8% 61% < 1% 446
Other/Mixed 11% 9% 10% 68% 2% 170

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

% of adults who say philosophy/reason 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 = 2,824. 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% 12% 6% 44% 1% 2,824
Black 45% 9% 4% 42% < 1% 255
Asian 28% 16% 3% 53% 1% 138
Latino 47% 11% 5% 35% 2% 446
Other/Mixed 45% 15% 4% 36% < 1% 170

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among adults who say philosophy/reason is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by race/ethnicity

% of adults who say philosophy/reason 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 = 2,824. 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 47% 20% 11% 20% 1% 2,824
Black 60% 18% 8% 11% 2% 255
Asian 45% 21% 8% 24% 1% 138
Latino 57% 15% 11% 17% 1% 446
Other/Mixed 63% 12% 5% 18% 2% 170

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among adults who say philosophy/reason is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by race/ethnicity

% of adults who say philosophy/reason 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 = 2,824. 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 55% 17% 12% 14% 1% 2,824
Black 56% 14% 7% 22% 1% 255
Asian 50% 16% 23% 11% 1% 138
Latino 57% 15% 11% 17% < 1% 446
Other/Mixed 66% 8% 15% 11% < 1% 170

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults who say philosophy/reason is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by race/ethnicity

% of adults who say philosophy/reason 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 = 2,824. 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 24% 73% 2% 1% 2,824
Black 24% 75% 1% < 1% 255
Asian 17% 81% 1% 1% 138
Latino 21% 77% 1% 1% 446
Other/Mixed 26% 70% 4% < 1% 170

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

% of adults who say philosophy/reason 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 = 2,824. 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 14% 11% 10% 64% < 1% 2,824
Black 43% 15% 10% 31% < 1% 255
Asian 18% 10% 8% 64% 1% 138
Latino 28% 12% 10% 49% < 1% 446
Other/Mixed 29% 11% 9% 50% < 1% 170

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

% of adults who say philosophy/reason 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 = 2,824. 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 8% 21% 1% 63% 7% 2,824
Black 32% 29% < 1% 29% 9% 255
Asian 4% 18% 1% 67% 9% 138
Latino 22% 23% 1% 47% 6% 446
Other/Mixed 11% 28% < 1% 50% 11% 170

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

% of adults who say philosophy/reason 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 = 2,824. 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% 41% 9% 2,824
Black 75% 20% 5% 255
Asian 54% 41% 5% 138
Latino 62% 27% 12% 446
Other/Mixed 48% 37% 15% 170

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

% of adults who say philosophy/reason 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 = 2,824. 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 33% 59% 8% 2,824
Black 57% 39% 4% 255
Asian 37% 57% 6% 138
Latino 49% 41% 10% 446
Other/Mixed 38% 50% 12% 170

SocialandPoliticalViews

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

% of adults who say philosophy/reason 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 = 2,824. 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% 13% 55% 2,824
Black 10% 15% 75% 255
Asian 24% 17% 59% 138
Latino 21% 29% 50% 446
Other/Mixed 17% 20% 63% 170

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

% of adults who say philosophy/reason 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 = 2,824. 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 20% 36% 40% 3% 2,824
Black 28% 32% 35% 6% 255
Asian 11% 45% 43% 1% 138
Latino 21% 36% 37% 5% 446
Other/Mixed 12% 44% 37% 7% 170

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

% of adults who say philosophy/reason 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 = 2,824. 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% 42% 4% 3% 2,824
Black 26% 70% 2% 1% 255
Asian 40% 56% 1% 2% 138
Latino 36% 60% 2% 3% 446
Other/Mixed 49% 41% 5% 5% 170

Views about government aid to the poor among adults who say philosophy/reason is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by race/ethnicity

% of adults who say philosophy/reason 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 = 2,824. 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 34% 61% 4% 1% 2,824
Black 28% 66% 4% 2% 255
Asian 29% 64% 5% 1% 138
Latino 33% 62% 4% 1% 446
Other/Mixed 23% 70% 5% 2% 170

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

% of adults who say philosophy/reason 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 = 2,824. 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% 24% 3% 2,824
Black 61% 35% 4% 255
Asian 74% 22% 3% 138
Latino 58% 39% 3% 446
Other/Mixed 71% 28% < 1% 170

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

% of adults who say philosophy/reason 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 = 2,824. 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 85% 11% 2% 1% 2,824
Black 67% 29% 3% 2% 255
Asian 84% 12% 3% < 1% 138
Latino 81% 12% 5% 2% 446
Other/Mixed 81% 12% 5% 3% 170

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

% of adults who say philosophy/reason 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 = 2,824. 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 80% 16% 4% 2,824
Black 63% 32% 5% 255
Asian 80% 16% 4% 138
Latino 72% 20% 8% 446
Other/Mixed 77% 20% 4% 170

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

% of adults who say philosophy/reason 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 = 2,824. 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 23% 73% 2% 2% 2,824
Black 30% 69% 1% < 1% 255
Asian 28% 67% 3% 2% 138
Latino 32% 61% 2% 5% 446
Other/Mixed 18% 76% 4% 2% 170

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

% of adults who say philosophy/reason 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 = 2,824. 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 57% 23% 5% 13% 2% 2,824
Black 32% 32% 3% 31% 2% 255
Asian 59% 20% 4% 13% 4% 138
Latino 44% 25% 4% 23% 4% 446
Other/Mixed 55% 28% 5% 10% 1% 170