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

% of adults who say science 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 41% 2% 3% 51% 2% 622
Evangelical Protestant 72% 5% 2% 18% 3% 252
Jewish 98% < 1% < 1% 1% 2% 123
Mainline Protestant 86% 2% 2% 8% 3% 418
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 67% 6% 8% 15% 4% 1,371

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DemographicInformation

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

% of adults who say science 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 = 2,158. 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% 34% 23% 16% 2,158
Black 33% 34% 24% 9% 180
Asian 39% 46% 12% 3% 174
Latino 29% 46% 18% 7% 476
Other/Mixed 37% 39% 12% 11% 133

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

% of adults who say science 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 = 2,158. 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% 16% 28% 28% 10% 1% 2,158
Black 19% 18% 30% 25% 8% 1% 180
Asian 23% 26% 36% 12% 2% < 1% 174
Latino 20% 20% 34% 20% 5% < 1% 476
Other/Mixed 30% 15% 32% 15% 8% < 1% 133

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

% of adults who say science 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 = 2,194. 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 56% 44% 2,194
Black 54% 46% 182
Asian 64% 36% 178
Latino 56% 44% 480
Other/Mixed 52% 48% 135

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

% of adults who say science 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 = 2,167. 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 7% 10% 83% 2,167
Black 16% 8% 75% 177
Asian 74% 20% 5% 177
Latino 67% 21% 12% 475
Other/Mixed 9% 13% 78% 131

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

% of adults who say science 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 = 1,970. 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% 17% 30% 30% 1,970
Black 46% 19% 24% 12% 169
Asian 24% 19% 22% 36% 159
Latino 55% 24% 13% 7% 411
Other/Mixed 43% 14% 22% 21% 127

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

% of adults who say science 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 = 2,181. 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% 28% 26% 21% 2,181
Black 48% 26% 14% 12% 181
Asian 20% 18% 29% 33% 176
Latino 63% 21% 11% 5% 479
Other/Mixed 32% 34% 16% 17% 134

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

% of adults who say science 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 = 2,179. 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% 8% 11% 4% 29% 2,179
Black 25% 9% 13% 4% 48% 181
Asian 50% 1% 1% < 1% 47% 176
Latino 36% 15% 15% 3% 32% 478
Other/Mixed 38% 12% 8% 3% 40% 135

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

% of adults who say science 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 = 2,188. 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% 75% 2,188
Black 25% 75% 181
Asian 30% 70% 177
Latino 42% 58% 479
Other/Mixed 32% 68% 134

BeliefsandPractices

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

% of adults who say science 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 = 2,194. 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% 24% 10% < 1% 33% 5% 2,194
Black 55% 22% 9% 1% 12% 1% 182
Asian 20% 25% 15% 2% 36% 2% 178
Latino 43% 35% 8% < 1% 13% < 1% 480
Other/Mixed 41% 17% 7% 2% 28% 6% 135

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

% of adults who say science 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 = 2,194. 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% 26% 21% 34% < 1% 2,194
Black 50% 24% 10% 15% 1% 182
Asian 17% 29% 25% 28% 1% 178
Latino 45% 33% 7% 15% < 1% 480
Other/Mixed 25% 23% 26% 23% 2% 135

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

% of adults who say science 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 = 2,194. 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% 33% 55% < 1% 2,194
Black 27% 33% 38% 2% 182
Asian 10% 45% 43% 1% 178
Latino 25% 37% 38% < 1% 480
Other/Mixed 17% 37% 47% < 1% 135

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

% of adults who say science 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 = 2,194. 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 21% 16% 6% 56% < 1% 2,194
Black 55% 12% 10% 22% 1% 182
Asian 27% 8% 10% 55% < 1% 178
Latino 41% 21% 8% 30% < 1% 480
Other/Mixed 34% 10% 5% 48% 2% 135

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

% of adults who say science 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 = 2,194. 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% 4% 5% 84% < 1% 2,194
Black 24% 10% 9% 56% < 1% 182
Asian 7% 6% 15% 72% < 1% 178
Latino 16% 14% 10% 60% < 1% 480
Other/Mixed 15% 4% 3% 76% 2% 135

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

% of adults who say science 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 = 2,194. 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% 10% 5% 59% 1% 2,194
Black 38% 12% 6% 44% 1% 182
Asian 20% 8% 8% 60% 4% 178
Latino 42% 12% 5% 39% 2% 480
Other/Mixed 32% 7% 3% 55% 3% 135

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

% of adults who say science 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 = 2,194. 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% 19% 12% 30% 2% 2,194
Black 53% 16% 11% 20% 1% 182
Asian 33% 12% 27% 25% 3% 178
Latino 57% 10% 12% 19% 2% 480
Other/Mixed 54% 16% 7% 21% 1% 135

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

% of adults who say science 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 = 2,194. 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% 18% 13% 19% 1% 2,194
Black 44% 11% 11% 33% 1% 182
Asian 25% 13% 31% 29% 2% 178
Latino 47% 13% 15% 23% 1% 480
Other/Mixed 52% 15% 10% 21% 2% 135

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

% of adults who say science 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 = 2,194. 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% 78% 1% 1% 2,194
Black 25% 74% < 1% 1% 182
Asian 16% 84% < 1% < 1% 178
Latino 26% 70% 1% 3% 480
Other/Mixed 11% 87% < 1% 1% 135

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

% of adults who say science 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 = 2,194. 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% 76% < 1% 2,194
Black 26% 14% 11% 48% 1% 182
Asian 5% 2% 17% 76% < 1% 178
Latino 21% 13% 11% 54% 2% 480
Other/Mixed 16% 8% 10% 66% < 1% 135

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

% of adults who say science 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 = 2,194. 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% 16% 1% 69% 6% 2,194
Black 38% 20% 1% 37% 4% 182
Asian 8% 14% < 1% 70% 8% 178
Latino 34% 18% 2% 42% 5% 480
Other/Mixed 11% 21% 2% 54% 12% 135

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

% of adults who say science 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 = 2,194. 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% 50% 7% 2,194
Black 70% 25% 5% 182
Asian 44% 51% 5% 178
Latino 64% 30% 6% 480
Other/Mixed 50% 45% 5% 135

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

% of adults who say science 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 = 2,194. 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 30% 64% 6% 2,194
Black 54% 38% 8% 182
Asian 32% 61% 7% 178
Latino 53% 41% 6% 480
Other/Mixed 35% 57% 7% 135

SocialandPoliticalViews

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

% of adults who say science 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 = 2,194. 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% 14% 59% 2,194
Black 10% 15% 76% 182
Asian 16% 28% 56% 178
Latino 20% 24% 55% 480
Other/Mixed 21% 22% 57% 135

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

% of adults who say science 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 = 2,194. 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% 41% 3% 2,194
Black 31% 29% 34% 6% 182
Asian 13% 32% 47% 7% 178
Latino 27% 32% 35% 6% 480
Other/Mixed 15% 25% 51% 9% 135

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

% of adults who say science 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 = 2,194. 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% 47% 3% 3% 2,194
Black 26% 69% 2% 3% 182
Asian 33% 62% 4% 1% 178
Latino 24% 72% 1% 3% 480
Other/Mixed 35% 56% 3% 6% 135

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

% of adults who say science 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 = 2,194. 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% 64% 3% 2% 2,194
Black 32% 66% 1% 1% 182
Asian 34% 61% 2% 3% 178
Latino 44% 53% 2% 1% 480
Other/Mixed 26% 70% 2% 2% 135

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

% of adults who say science 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 = 2,194. 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 78% 20% 3% 2,194
Black 68% 28% 4% 182
Asian 69% 25% 6% 178
Latino 52% 44% 4% 480
Other/Mixed 74% 22% 4% 135

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

% of adults who say science 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 = 2,194. 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 84% 12% 2% 2% 2,194
Black 67% 29% 2% 2% 182
Asian 79% 19% 1% 2% 178
Latino 77% 18% 2% 2% 480
Other/Mixed 86% 11% < 1% 3% 135

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

% of adults who say science 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 = 2,194. 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% 15% 4% 2,194
Black 51% 45% 4% 182
Asian 76% 18% 6% 178
Latino 66% 27% 7% 480
Other/Mixed 77% 19% 4% 135

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

% of adults who say science 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 = 2,194. 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% 74% 2% 1% 2,194
Black 34% 62% 1% 2% 182
Asian 19% 74% 1% 6% 178
Latino 35% 59% 2% 3% 480
Other/Mixed 21% 75% 2% 2% 135

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

% of adults who say science 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 = 2,194. 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 70% 15% 3% 10% 2% 2,194
Black 34% 21% 2% 39% 3% 182
Asian 68% 10% 4% 16% 2% 178
Latino 45% 21% 4% 28% 2% 480
Other/Mixed 72% 8% 4% 14% 2% 135