Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults in the Northeast

% of adults in the Northeast who say…

Survey year 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 = 6,516. 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 29% 69% 1% 1% 6,516

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Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults in the Northeast by religious group

% of adults in the Northeast who say…

Religious tradition 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 = 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 29% 69% 2% 1% 2,023
Evangelical Protestant 48% 49% 2% 1% 759
Historically Black Protestant 34% 63% 1% 1% 247
Jewish 23% 74% 2% 2% 350
Mainline Protestant 29% 68% 2% 1% 1,131
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 20% 79% 1% 1% 1,499

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults in the Northeast by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults in the Northeast who are ages…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 1,913. 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.
There are clear standards for what is right and wrong 15% 33% 32% 19% 1,913
Right or wrong depends on the situation 24% 33% 25% 18% 4,267
Neither/both equally 8% 31% 30% 30% 110

Generational cohort among adults in the Northeast by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults in the Northeast who are…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 1,913. 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.
There are clear standards for what is right and wrong 9% 12% 28% 37% 13% 1% 1,913
Right or wrong depends on the situation 16% 14% 27% 30% 11% 2% 4,267
Neither/both equally 6% 14% 19% 37% 21% 2% 110

Gender composition among adults in the Northeast by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults in the Northeast who are…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 1,959. 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.
There are clear standards for what is right and wrong 51% 49% 1,959
Right or wrong depends on the situation 46% 54% 4,369
Neither/both equally 50% 50% 114

Racial and ethnic composition among adults in the Northeast by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults in the Northeast who identify as…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 1,917. 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.
There are clear standards for what is right and wrong 75% 10% 3% 9% 3% 1,917
Right or wrong depends on the situation 69% 10% 4% 13% 4% 4,307
Neither/both equally 65% 8% 2% 24% 2% 112

Immigrant status among adults in the Northeast by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults in the Northeast who are…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 1,926. 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.
There are clear standards for what is right and wrong 14% 12% 74% 1,926
Right or wrong depends on the situation 18% 15% 67% 4,297
Neither/both equally 22% 17% 61% 111

Income distribution among adults in the Northeast by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

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

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Less than $30,000 $30,000-$49,999 $50,000-$99,999 $100,000 or more Sample Size
Sample size = 1,649. 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.
There are clear standards for what is right and wrong 30% 18% 28% 24% 1,649
Right or wrong depends on the situation 32% 19% 27% 22% 3,733

Educational distribution among adults in the Northeast by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults in the Northeast who have completed…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 1,946. 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.
There are clear standards for what is right and wrong 39% 29% 18% 14% 1,946
Right or wrong depends on the situation 41% 27% 19% 14% 4,343
Neither/both equally 38% 24% 15% 23% 112

Marital status among adults in the Northeast by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults in the Northeast who are…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 1,948. 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.
There are clear standards for what is right and wrong 56% 6% 10% 6% 22% 1,948
Right or wrong depends on the situation 43% 9% 12% 7% 29% 4,342
Neither/both equally 36% 8% 13% 10% 32% 112

Parent of children under 18 among adults in the Northeast by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults in the Northeast who are…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 1,944. 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.
There are clear standards for what is right and wrong 27% 73% 1,944
Right or wrong depends on the situation 26% 74% 4,359
Neither/both equally 21% 79% 113

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among adults in the Northeast by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults in the Northeast who say they…

Belief in absolute standards for 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 = 1,959. 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.
There are clear standards for what is right and wrong 67% 19% 5% 1% 7% 2% 1,959
Right or wrong depends on the situation 50% 24% 8% 1% 14% 3% 4,369
Neither/both equally 55% 24% 2% 4% 6% 8% 114

Importance of religion in one's life among adults in the Northeast by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults in the Northeast who say religion is…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,959. 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.
There are clear standards for what is right and wrong 58% 23% 9% 9% 1% 1,959
Right or wrong depends on the situation 39% 29% 15% 16% 1% 4,369
Neither/both equally 48% 26% 15% 9% 2% 114

Attendance at religious services among adults in the Northeast by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults in the Northeast who attend religious services…

Belief in absolute standards for 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 = 1,959. 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.
There are clear standards for what is right and wrong 41% 32% 26% 1% 1,959
Right or wrong depends on the situation 25% 35% 39% < 1% 4,369
Neither/both equally 33% 35% 29% 3% 114

Frequency of prayer among adults in the Northeast by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults in the Northeast who pray…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,959. 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.
There are clear standards for what is right and wrong 59% 14% 7% 19% 1% 1,959
Right or wrong depends on the situation 43% 16% 7% 33% 1% 4,369
Neither/both equally 59% 12% 7% 19% 3% 114

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among adults in the Northeast by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults in the Northeast who attend prayer group…

Belief in absolute standards for 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 = 1,959. 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.
There are clear standards for what is right and wrong 26% 9% 9% 55% < 1% 1,959
Right or wrong depends on the situation 14% 6% 7% 72% 1% 4,369
Neither/both equally 22% 5% 4% 67% 1% 114

Frequency of meditation among adults in the Northeast by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults in the Northeast who meditate…

Belief in absolute standards for 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 = 1,959. 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.
There are clear standards for what is right and wrong 41% 8% 4% 45% 1% 1,959
Right or wrong depends on the situation 35% 10% 5% 49% 1% 4,369
Neither/both equally 51% 5% 6% 36% 2% 114

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among adults in the Northeast by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

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

Belief in absolute standards for 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 = 1,959. 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.
There are clear standards for what is right and wrong 59% 15% 8% 16% 1% 1,959
Right or wrong depends on the situation 49% 16% 11% 22% 1% 4,369
Neither/both equally 62% 11% 10% 12% 5% 114

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among adults in the Northeast by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

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

Belief in absolute standards for 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 = 1,959. 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.
There are clear standards for what is right and wrong 45% 17% 13% 24% 2% 1,959
Right or wrong depends on the situation 44% 16% 14% 25% 1% 4,369
Neither/both equally 48% 13% 13% 22% 3% 114

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults in the Northeast by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

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

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Religion Philosophy/reason Common sense Science Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,959. 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.
There are clear standards for what is right and wrong 40% 10% 40% 8% 2% 1,959
Right or wrong depends on the situation 19% 13% 54% 12% 2% 4,369
Neither/both equally 29% 12% 40% 11% 8% 114

Frequency of reading scripture among adults in the Northeast by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults in the Northeast who read scripture…

Belief in absolute standards for 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 = 1,959. 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.
There are clear standards for what is right and wrong 38% 8% 8% 45% 1% 1,959
Right or wrong depends on the situation 21% 8% 9% 61% 1% 4,369
Neither/both equally 36% 9% 7% 45% 3% 114

Interpreting scripture among adults in the Northeast by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

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

Belief in absolute standards for 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 = 1,959. 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.
There are clear standards for what is right and wrong 32% 30% 3% 28% 7% 1,959
Right or wrong depends on the situation 19% 24% 2% 48% 7% 4,369
Neither/both equally 22% 15% 11% 36% 16% 114

Belief in Heaven among adults in the Northeast by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults in the Northeast who …in heaven

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,959. 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.
There are clear standards for what is right and wrong 74% 18% 8% 1,959
Right or wrong depends on the situation 64% 29% 8% 4,369
Neither/both equally 69% 21% 10% 114

Belief in Hell among adults in the Northeast by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults in the Northeast who …in hell

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,959. 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.
There are clear standards for what is right and wrong 59% 32% 9% 1,959
Right or wrong depends on the situation 45% 46% 9% 4,369
Neither/both equally 49% 36% 15% 114

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults in the Northeast by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults in the Northeast who identify as…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 1,959. 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.
There are clear standards for what is right and wrong 48% 18% 35% 1,959
Right or wrong depends on the situation 25% 18% 58% 4,369
Neither/both equally 37% 14% 50% 114

Political ideology among adults in the Northeast by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults in the Northeast who are…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,959. 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.
There are clear standards for what is right and wrong 47% 29% 17% 6% 1,959
Right or wrong depends on the situation 23% 37% 34% 6% 4,369
Neither/both equally 38% 30% 22% 10% 114

Views about size of government among adults in the Northeast by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults in the Northeast who would rather have…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,959. 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.
There are clear standards for what is right and wrong 60% 34% 2% 3% 1,959
Right or wrong depends on the situation 43% 51% 3% 4% 4,369
Neither/both equally 44% 37% 12% 6% 114

Views about government aid to the poor among adults in the Northeast by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

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

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Does more harm than good Does more good than harm Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,959. 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.
There are clear standards for what is right and wrong 55% 40% 4% 2% 1,959
Right or wrong depends on the situation 35% 59% 4% 2% 4,369
Neither/both equally 30% 49% 19% 1% 114

Views about abortion among adults in the Northeast by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

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

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Legal in all/most cases Illegal in all/most cases Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,959. 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.
There are clear standards for what is right and wrong 48% 48% 4% 1,959
Right or wrong depends on the situation 68% 28% 4% 4,369
Neither/both equally 55% 35% 10% 114

Views about homosexuality among adults in the Northeast by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults in the Northeast who say homosexuality…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,959. 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.
There are clear standards for what is right and wrong 56% 35% 4% 4% 1,959
Right or wrong depends on the situation 77% 17% 3% 3% 4,369
Neither/both equally 56% 21% 21% 3% 114

Views about same-sex marriage among adults in the Northeast by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

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

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,959. 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.
There are clear standards for what is right and wrong 46% 45% 9% 1,959
Right or wrong depends on the situation 69% 24% 7% 4,369
Neither/both equally 57% 28% 15% 114

Views about environmental regulation among adults in the Northeast by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults in the Northeast who say…

Belief in absolute standards for 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 = 1,959. 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.
There are clear standards for what is right and wrong 44% 52% 2% 2% 1,959
Right or wrong depends on the situation 28% 67% 2% 3% 4,369
Neither/both equally 34% 54% 9% 2% 114

Views about human evolution among adults in the Northeast by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults in the Northeast who say humans…

Belief in absolute standards for 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 = 1,959. 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.
There are clear standards for what is right and wrong 27% 25% 4% 40% 4% 1,959
Right or wrong depends on the situation 45% 23% 4% 24% 4% 4,369
Neither/both equally 30% 15% 8% 36% 12% 114