Racial and ethnic composition 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 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 55% 3% 3% 37% 2% 2,178
Evangelical Protestant 76% 6% 1% 11% 5% 5,233
Historically Black Protestant 2% 94% < 1% 3% 1% 927
Jehovah's Witness 36% 25% < 1% 34% 6% 191
Jewish 86% 3% 5% 4% 2% 124
Mainline Protestant 84% 5% 2% 6% 3% 1,803
Mormon 88% 1% < 1% 7% 3% 423
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 48% 23% 3% 21% 5% 423

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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 race/ethnicity

% of adults who say religion 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 = 7,976. 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 13% 29% 32% 26% 7,976
Black 21% 39% 27% 14% 1,437
Asian 35% 28% 26% 12% 180
Latino 20% 47% 23% 11% 1,293
Other/Mixed 20% 39% 29% 12% 468

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

% of adults who say religion 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 = 7,976. 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% 9% 24% 39% 18% 2% 7,976
Black 13% 15% 31% 31% 9% 1% 1,437
Asian 22% 15% 26% 29% 7% 1% 180
Latino 12% 16% 38% 27% 7% 1% 1,293
Other/Mixed 14% 13% 33% 33% 8% 1% 468

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

% of adults who say religion 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 = 8,122. 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 42% 58% 8,122
Black 39% 61% 1,484
Asian 44% 56% 188
Latino 43% 57% 1,325
Other/Mixed 37% 63% 479

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

% of adults who say religion 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 = 8,058. 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 3% 6% 91% 8,058
Black 11% 4% 84% 1,449
Asian 72% 22% 6% 182
Latino 60% 18% 23% 1,301
Other/Mixed 7% 7% 86% 470

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

% of adults who say religion 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 = 7,009. 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% 21% 32% 18% 7,009
Black 49% 23% 19% 9% 1,297
Asian 31% 18% 33% 18% 153
Latino 59% 19% 14% 8% 1,112
Other/Mixed 41% 25% 20% 13% 423

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

% of adults who say religion 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 = 8,094. 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% 33% 17% 10% 8,094
Black 45% 36% 12% 8% 1,474
Asian 27% 25% 32% 17% 185
Latino 65% 24% 8% 3% 1,309
Other/Mixed 37% 43% 12% 8% 476

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

% of adults who say religion 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 = 8,089. 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 64% 3% 11% 9% 14% 8,089
Black 33% 5% 19% 8% 35% 1,479
Asian 53% 3% 10% 5% 29% 188
Latino 48% 9% 16% 5% 22% 1,319
Other/Mixed 44% 6% 18% 5% 27% 479

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

% of adults who say religion 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 = 8,093. 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% 72% 8,093
Black 32% 68% 1,479
Asian 38% 62% 186
Latino 42% 58% 1,314
Other/Mixed 29% 71% 478

BeliefsandPractices

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

% of adults who say religion 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 = 8,122. 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 93% 6% < 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 8,122
Black 94% 5% 1% 1% < 1% < 1% 1,484
Asian 78% 12% 6% 1% 3% < 1% 188
Latino 71% 25% 2% 1% < 1% < 1% 1,325
Other/Mixed 92% 6% 2% < 1% < 1% < 1% 479

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 race/ethnicity

% of adults who say religion 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 = 8,122. 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 88% 10% 1% 1% < 1% 8,122
Black 93% 5% 1% 1% 1% 1,484
Asian 80% 15% 4% < 1% 1% 188
Latino 84% 13% 1% 1% 1% 1,325
Other/Mixed 86% 12% 1% 1% < 1% 479

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

% of adults who say religion 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 = 8,122. 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% 23% 9% 1% 8,122
Black 64% 28% 7% < 1% 1,484
Asian 60% 31% 9% < 1% 188
Latino 62% 26% 11% < 1% 1,325
Other/Mixed 59% 24% 17% < 1% 479

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

% of adults who say religion 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 = 8,122. 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% 10% 2% 3% 1% 8,122
Black 85% 10% 1% 2% 1% 1,484
Asian 79% 11% 5% 4% < 1% 188
Latino 76% 13% 3% 6% 1% 1,325
Other/Mixed 87% 9% 2% 2% 1% 479

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 race/ethnicity

% of adults who say religion 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 = 8,122. 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% 12% 10% 31% 1% 8,122
Black 54% 15% 7% 22% 1% 1,484
Asian 39% 20% 15% 26% < 1% 188
Latino 47% 14% 7% 31% 1% 1,325
Other/Mixed 48% 10% 10% 31% < 1% 479

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

% of adults who say religion 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 = 8,122. 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% 6% 3% 38% 2% 8,122
Black 62% 8% 3% 25% 2% 1,484
Asian 47% 13% 6% 31% 3% 188
Latino 61% 8% 3% 24% 4% 1,325
Other/Mixed 59% 8% 1% 31% 2% 479

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 race/ethnicity

% 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…

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 = 8,122. 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 79% 11% 5% 4% 1% 8,122
Black 80% 9% 4% 6% 1% 1,484
Asian 72% 13% 7% 8% < 1% 188
Latino 76% 10% 6% 7% 1% 1,325
Other/Mixed 79% 11% 3% 6% 2% 479

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 race/ethnicity

% 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…

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 = 8,122. 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 48% 16% 11% 23% 2% 8,122
Black 45% 16% 9% 27% 2% 1,484
Asian 49% 19% 14% 17% 1% 188
Latino 56% 12% 11% 19% 2% 1,325
Other/Mixed 50% 15% 7% 25% 2% 479

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 race/ethnicity

% of adults who say religion 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 = 8,122. 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% 40% 1% 1% 8,122
Black 37% 61% 1% 1% 1,484
Asian 40% 60% < 1% < 1% 188
Latino 35% 60% 2% 3% 1,325
Other/Mixed 42% 56% 2% 1% 479

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

% of adults who say religion 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 = 8,122. 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% 11% 6% 17% 1% 8,122
Black 73% 10% 5% 11% 1% 1,484
Asian 52% 16% 7% 25% < 1% 188
Latino 62% 12% 6% 20% 1% 1,325
Other/Mixed 71% 8% 4% 15% 2% 479

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

% of adults who say religion 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 = 8,122. 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 53% 34% 4% 5% 4% 8,122
Black 65% 22% 4% 4% 6% 1,484
Asian 51% 26% 2% 15% 6% 188
Latino 59% 24% 3% 9% 5% 1,325
Other/Mixed 51% 34% 7% 5% 4% 479

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

% of adults who say religion 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 = 8,122. 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 88% 5% 6% 8,122
Black 92% 4% 4% 1,484
Asian 89% 4% 7% 188
Latino 87% 9% 5% 1,325
Other/Mixed 89% 6% 6% 479

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

% of adults who say religion 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 = 8,122. 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% 13% 7% 8,122
Black 83% 11% 6% 1,484
Asian 79% 13% 7% 188
Latino 73% 21% 6% 1,325
Other/Mixed 77% 16% 7% 479

SocialandPoliticalViews

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

% of adults who say religion 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 = 8,122. 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% 14% 21% 8,122
Black 10% 15% 75% 1,484
Asian 42% 21% 37% 188
Latino 25% 32% 43% 1,325
Other/Mixed 36% 25% 39% 479

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

% of adults who say religion 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 = 8,122. 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 62% 24% 9% 5% 8,122
Black 37% 33% 22% 9% 1,484
Asian 39% 36% 18% 8% 188
Latino 42% 27% 23% 9% 1,325
Other/Mixed 42% 31% 16% 12% 479

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

% of adults who say religion 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 = 8,122. 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% 22% 2% 3% 8,122
Black 23% 70% 3% 4% 1,484
Asian 37% 61% < 1% 2% 188
Latino 27% 66% 4% 3% 1,325
Other/Mixed 50% 40% 5% 5% 479

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 race/ethnicity

% of adults who say religion 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 = 8,122. 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 60% 34% 4% 2% 8,122
Black 27% 67% 4% 2% 1,484
Asian 48% 47% 2% 2% 188
Latino 39% 55% 4% 2% 1,325
Other/Mixed 39% 53% 5% 3% 479

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

% of adults who say religion 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 = 8,122. 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% 71% 3% 8,122
Black 43% 50% 7% 1,484
Asian 33% 64% 3% 188
Latino 27% 69% 4% 1,325
Other/Mixed 38% 59% 3% 479

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

% of adults who say religion 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 = 8,122. 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% 58% 5% 4% 8,122
Black 38% 53% 5% 4% 1,484
Asian 40% 52% 2% 5% 188
Latino 49% 41% 5% 5% 1,325
Other/Mixed 40% 50% 5% 6% 479

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

% of adults who say religion 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 = 8,122. 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 25% 69% 7% 8,122
Black 30% 62% 8% 1,484
Asian 31% 63% 6% 188
Latino 35% 55% 10% 1,325
Other/Mixed 30% 62% 8% 479

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

% of adults who say religion 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 = 8,122. 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% 43% 3% 3% 8,122
Black 34% 60% 2% 4% 1,484
Asian 42% 53% 2% 3% 188
Latino 38% 54% 2% 5% 1,325
Other/Mixed 41% 52% 2% 5% 479

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

% of adults who say religion 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 = 8,122. 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% 26% 2% 60% 5% 8,122
Black 12% 29% 3% 52% 5% 1,484
Asian 17% 23% 2% 55% 3% 188
Latino 15% 28% 3% 48% 6% 1,325
Other/Mixed 8% 29% 1% 57% 5% 479