Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults in the Midwest

% of adults in the Midwest who say they look to…most for guidance on right and wrong

Survey year Religion Philosophy/reason Common sense Science Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 7,491. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
2014 32% 10% 47% 8% 3% 7,491
2007 28% 8% 56% 5% 3% 9,078

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Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults in the Midwest by religious group

% of adults in the Midwest who say they look to…most for guidance on right and wrong

Religious tradition Religion Philosophy/reason Common sense Science Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 0. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Catholic 32% 10% 47% 8% 3% 1,634
Evangelical Protestant 57% 6% 32% 3% 2% 1,937
Historically Black Protestant 43% 7% 43% 4% 3% 335
Mainline Protestant 29% 9% 54% 5% 3% 1,637
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 6% 16% 59% 16% 2% 1,455

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults in the Midwest by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults in the Midwest who are ages…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 2,478. 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.
Religion 13% 33% 32% 23% 2,478
Philosophy/reason 34% 34% 21% 11% 727
Common sense 22% 34% 27% 17% 3,315
Science 33% 34% 21% 12% 620
Don't know 25% 28% 24% 23% 217

Generational cohort among adults in the Midwest by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults in the Midwest who are…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 2,478. 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.
Religion 9% 10% 27% 37% 15% 1% 2,478
Philosophy/reason 24% 18% 27% 24% 7% 1% 727
Common sense 14% 15% 27% 32% 11% 1% 3,315
Science 21% 18% 28% 25% 7% 1% 620
Don't know 17% 14% 22% 32% 14% 1% 217

Gender composition among adults in the Midwest by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults in the Midwest who are…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 2,536. 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.
Religion 42% 58% 2,536
Philosophy/reason 52% 48% 734
Common sense 51% 49% 3,368
Science 55% 45% 630
Don't know 60% 40% 223

Racial and ethnic composition among adults in the Midwest by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults in the Midwest who identify as…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 2,500. 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.
Religion 79% 11% 1% 6% 3% 2,500
Philosophy/reason 78% 7% 2% 9% 4% 728
Common sense 81% 9% 2% 5% 3% 3,333
Science 77% 7% 5% 8% 3% 618
Don't know 80% 10% 2% 4% 3% 205

Immigrant status among adults in the Midwest by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults in the Midwest who are…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 2,521. 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.
Religion 6% 6% 88% 2,521
Philosophy/reason 11% 9% 80% 728
Common sense 6% 7% 87% 3,333
Science 14% 9% 77% 620
Don't know 6% 6% 88% 216

Income distribution among adults in the Midwest by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults in the Midwest who have a household income of…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Less than $30,000 $30,000-$49,999 $50,000-$99,999 $100,000 or more Sample Size
Sample size = 2,201. 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.
Religion 34% 22% 31% 13% 2,201
Philosophy/reason 31% 22% 27% 19% 668
Common sense 35% 21% 28% 16% 2,969
Science 32% 20% 26% 22% 575
Don't know 38% 16% 29% 17% 167

Educational distribution among adults in the Midwest by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults in the Midwest who have completed…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 2,523. 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.
Religion 41% 33% 17% 9% 2,523
Philosophy/reason 32% 34% 20% 15% 733
Common sense 44% 34% 15% 8% 3,356
Science 32% 31% 24% 13% 625
Don't know 31% 38% 17% 14% 221

Marital status among adults in the Midwest by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults in the Midwest who are…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 2,523. 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.
Religion 58% 3% 12% 8% 19% 2,523
Philosophy/reason 40% 10% 12% 5% 33% 731
Common sense 47% 9% 12% 7% 25% 3,356
Science 41% 6% 9% 3% 40% 628
Don't know 40% 6% 13% 11% 30% 219

Parent of children under 18 among adults in the Midwest by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults in the Midwest who are…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 2,526. 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.
Religion 31% 69% 2,526
Philosophy/reason 27% 73% 734
Common sense 29% 71% 3,359
Science 26% 74% 628
Don't know 23% 77% 222

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among adults in the Midwest by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults in the Midwest who say they…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Believe in God; absolutely certain Believe in God; fairly certain Believe in God; not too/not at all certain Believe in God; don't know Do not believe in God Other/don't know if they believe in God Sample Size
Sample size = 2,536. 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.
Religion 91% 8% 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 2,536
Philosophy/reason 42% 29% 7% 1% 16% 5% 734
Common sense 54% 27% 6% 1% 10% 2% 3,368
Science 34% 28% 8% 1% 26% 3% 630
Don't know 65% 17% 6% 4% 4% 5% 223

Importance of religion in one's life among adults in the Midwest by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults in the Midwest who say religion is…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,536. 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.
Religion 87% 11% 1% 1% < 1% 2,536
Philosophy/reason 30% 33% 21% 16% 1% 734
Common sense 36% 36% 15% 12% 1% 3,368
Science 27% 27% 18% 27% 1% 630
Don't know 61% 21% 5% 7% 6% 223

Attendance at religious services among adults in the Midwest by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults in the Midwest who attend religious services…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong At least once a week Once or twice a month/a few times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,536. 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.
Religion 65% 23% 11% 1% 2,536
Philosophy/reason 19% 41% 39% 1% 734
Common sense 21% 40% 39% < 1% 3,368
Science 15% 34% 51% < 1% 630
Don't know 38% 34% 24% 4% 223

Frequency of prayer among adults in the Midwest by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults in the Midwest who pray…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,536. 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.
Religion 81% 12% 2% 4% < 1% 2,536
Philosophy/reason 34% 21% 11% 34% < 1% 734
Common sense 41% 22% 8% 28% 1% 3,368
Science 28% 16% 8% 48% < 1% 630
Don't know 58% 12% 6% 16% 7% 223

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among adults in the Midwest by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults in the Midwest who attend prayer group…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,536. 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.
Religion 44% 14% 10% 32% < 1% 2,536
Philosophy/reason 12% 8% 10% 70% < 1% 734
Common sense 10% 7% 7% 75% 1% 3,368
Science 9% 6% 7% 77% < 1% 630
Don't know 22% 5% 6% 58% 9% 223

Frequency of meditation among adults in the Midwest by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults in the Midwest who meditate…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,536. 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.
Religion 50% 6% 3% 38% 2% 2,536
Philosophy/reason 36% 10% 6% 47% 1% 734
Common sense 29% 8% 4% 58% 1% 3,368
Science 25% 9% 5% 59% 2% 630
Don't know 45% 8% 5% 37% 5% 223

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among adults in the Midwest by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults in the Midwest who feel a sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,536. 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.
Religion 77% 11% 6% 5% 1% 2,536
Philosophy/reason 50% 19% 12% 19% 1% 734
Common sense 46% 19% 12% 23% 1% 3,368
Science 40% 20% 12% 27% 1% 630
Don't know 66% 8% 6% 11% 9% 223

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among adults in the Midwest by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults in the Midwest who feel a sense of wonder about the universe…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,536. 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.
Religion 46% 16% 13% 23% 3% 2,536
Philosophy/reason 52% 18% 12% 17% 1% 734
Common sense 38% 17% 14% 31% 1% 3,368
Science 42% 18% 14% 24% 1% 630
Don't know 50% 11% 14% 17% 7% 223

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults in the Midwest by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults in the Midwest who say…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong There are clear standards for what is right and wrong Right or wrong depends on the situation Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,536. 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.
Religion 52% 47% 1% 1% 2,536
Philosophy/reason 22% 75% 2% 1% 734
Common sense 25% 73% 1% < 1% 3,368
Science 19% 80% < 1% 1% 630
Don't know 30% 59% 8% 3% 223

Frequency of reading scripture among adults in the Midwest by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults in the Midwest who read scripture…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,536. 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.
Religion 61% 11% 8% 20% 1% 2,536
Philosophy/reason 19% 13% 10% 58% < 1% 734
Common sense 18% 10% 10% 62% < 1% 3,368
Science 12% 8% 9% 70% 1% 630
Don't know 36% 10% 9% 41% 4% 223

Interpreting scripture among adults in the Midwest by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults in the Midwest who say the holy scripture is…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Word of God; should be taken literally Word of God; not everything taken literally Word of God; other/don't know Not the word of God Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,536. 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.
Religion 53% 33% 4% 6% 4% 2,536
Philosophy/reason 11% 24% 2% 56% 7% 734
Common sense 19% 32% 2% 39% 8% 3,368
Science 16% 22% 1% 57% 5% 630
Don't know 21% 28% 8% 23% 20% 223

Belief in Heaven among adults in the Midwest by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults in the Midwest who …in heaven

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,536. 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.
Religion 88% 6% 7% 2,536
Philosophy/reason 59% 33% 8% 734
Common sense 72% 21% 7% 3,368
Science 56% 38% 7% 630
Don't know 69% 13% 18% 223

Belief in Hell among adults in the Midwest by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults in the Midwest who …in hell

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,536. 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.
Religion 79% 13% 7% 2,536
Philosophy/reason 43% 49% 8% 734
Common sense 55% 37% 8% 3,368
Science 39% 53% 7% 630
Don't know 52% 23% 26% 223

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults in the Midwest by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults in the Midwest who identify as…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 2,536. 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.
Religion 53% 18% 30% 2,536
Philosophy/reason 30% 16% 53% 734
Common sense 35% 19% 46% 3,368
Science 22% 17% 60% 630
Don't know 36% 28% 36% 223

Political ideology among adults in the Midwest by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults in the Midwest who are…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,536. 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.
Religion 55% 25% 13% 7% 2,536
Philosophy/reason 23% 33% 38% 5% 734
Common sense 32% 37% 25% 7% 3,368
Science 22% 38% 37% 3% 630
Don't know 30% 36% 21% 13% 223

Views about size of government among adults in the Midwest by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults in the Midwest who would rather have…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,536. 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.
Religion 66% 29% 2% 3% 2,536
Philosophy/reason 51% 43% 4% 2% 734
Common sense 56% 38% 3% 4% 3,368
Science 44% 49% 4% 3% 630
Don't know 50% 28% 6% 16% 223

Views about government aid to the poor among adults in the Midwest by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults in the Midwest who say government aid to the poor…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Does more harm than good Does more good than harm Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,536. 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.
Religion 54% 40% 4% 2% 2,536
Philosophy/reason 36% 59% 3% 1% 734
Common sense 48% 48% 3% 1% 3,368
Science 32% 63% 3% 2% 630
Don't know 30% 45% 14% 11% 223

Views about abortion among adults in the Midwest by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults in the Midwest who say abortion should be…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Legal in all/most cases Illegal in all/most cases Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,536. 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.
Religion 27% 70% 3% 2,536
Philosophy/reason 66% 32% 2% 734
Common sense 61% 36% 3% 3,368
Science 72% 23% 5% 630
Don't know 38% 43% 19% 223

Views about homosexuality among adults in the Midwest by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults in the Midwest who say homosexuality…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,536. 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.
Religion 36% 55% 5% 4% 2,536
Philosophy/reason 83% 14% 3% 1% 734
Common sense 70% 24% 3% 3% 3,368
Science 80% 17% 2% 1% 630
Don't know 50% 26% 10% 14% 223

Views about same-sex marriage among adults in the Midwest by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults in the Midwest who …same-sex marriage

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,536. 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.
Religion 28% 66% 6% 2,536
Philosophy/reason 77% 17% 6% 734
Common sense 61% 31% 8% 3,368
Science 76% 18% 6% 630
Don't know 44% 34% 22% 223

Views about environmental regulation among adults in the Midwest by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults in the Midwest who say…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Stricter environmental laws and regulations cost too many jobs and hurt the economy Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,536. 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.
Religion 48% 46% 2% 3% 2,536
Philosophy/reason 29% 66% 2% 3% 734
Common sense 38% 57% 2% 2% 3,368
Science 29% 66% 3% 2% 630
Don't know 28% 49% 9% 14% 223

Views about human evolution among adults in the Midwest by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults in the Midwest who say humans…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Evolved; due to natural processes Evolved; due to God's design Evolved; don't know how Always existed in present form Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,536. 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.
Religion 9% 26% 2% 59% 5% 2,536
Philosophy/reason 52% 25% 5% 15% 3% 734
Common sense 38% 28% 4% 26% 4% 3,368
Science 60% 17% 3% 18% 1% 630
Don't know 20% 22% 17% 22% 19% 223