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

% of adults in the South 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 = 12,566. 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 36% 62% 2% 1% 12,566

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

% of adults in the South 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 31% 67% 1% 2% 1,885
Evangelical Protestant 50% 48% 2% 1% 4,078
Historically Black Protestant 28% 69% 1% 1% 1,191
Jewish 19% 78% 3% < 1% 229
Mainline Protestant 34% 63% 2% 1% 2,174
Mormon 60% 38% 2% < 1% 112
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 22% 76% 1% 1% 2,214

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DemographicInformation

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

% of adults in the South who are ages…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 4,568. 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% 35% 30% 20% 4,568
Right or wrong depends on the situation 26% 34% 23% 16% 7,420
Neither/both equally 20% 31% 28% 20% 186
Don't know 17% 18% 23% 42% 128

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

% of adults in the South who are…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 4,568. 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% 29% 36% 13% 1% 4,568
Right or wrong depends on the situation 17% 17% 28% 28% 10% 1% 7,420
Neither/both equally 12% 15% 25% 35% 13% 1% 186
Don't know 11% 9% 15% 30% 30% 5% 128

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

% of adults in the South who are…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 4,672. 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% 4,672
Right or wrong depends on the situation 46% 54% 7,567
Neither/both equally 57% 43% 192
Don't know 42% 58% 135

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

% of adults in the South who identify as…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 4,597. 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 70% 14% 1% 11% 3% 4,597
Right or wrong depends on the situation 58% 20% 2% 16% 4% 7,493
Neither/both equally 64% 13% 1% 15% 7% 184
Don't know 58% 16% 1% 22% 3% 129

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

% of adults in the South who are…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 4,625. 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 11% 6% 83% 4,625
Right or wrong depends on the situation 14% 9% 78% 7,449
Neither/both equally 15% 3% 82% 184
Don't know 20% 6% 75% 124

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

% of adults in the South 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 = 4,056. 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 31% 20% 30% 19% 4,056
Right or wrong depends on the situation 39% 21% 24% 16% 6,637
Neither/both equally 39% 15% 33% 13% 147

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

% of adults in the South 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 = 4,639. 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 42% 32% 17% 9% 4,639
Right or wrong depends on the situation 44% 31% 15% 10% 7,529
Neither/both equally 35% 39% 13% 13% 188
Don't know 66% 22% 9% 2% 130

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

% of adults in the South who are…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 4,652. 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% 4% 13% 7% 16% 4,652
Right or wrong depends on the situation 43% 8% 15% 7% 28% 7,530
Neither/both equally 47% 5% 17% 9% 22% 191
Don't know 40% 7% 10% 25% 18% 133

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

% of adults in the South who are…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 4,655. 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% 68% 4,655
Right or wrong depends on the situation 29% 71% 7,535
Neither/both equally 23% 77% 190
Don't know 23% 77% 134

BeliefsandPractices

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

% of adults in the South 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 = 4,672. 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 81% 12% 2% 1% 3% 1% 4,672
Right or wrong depends on the situation 65% 19% 5% 1% 9% 2% 7,567
Neither/both equally 71% 15% 3% 1% 5% 4% 192
Don't know 69% 14% 3% 7% 3% 4% 135

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

% of adults in the South 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 = 4,672. 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% 17% 4% 4% 1% 4,672
Right or wrong depends on the situation 55% 24% 10% 11% 1% 7,567
Neither/both equally 68% 17% 8% 6% 1% 192
Don't know 80% 10% 3% 3% 4% 135

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

% of adults in the South 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 = 4,672. 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 54% 28% 17% < 1% 4,672
Right or wrong depends on the situation 34% 36% 30% 1% 7,567
Neither/both equally 45% 25% 27% 3% 192
Don't know 49% 23% 23% 5% 135

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

% of adults in the South who pray…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,672. 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 73% 13% 3% 9% 1% 4,672
Right or wrong depends on the situation 56% 16% 5% 22% 1% 7,567
Neither/both equally 69% 12% 3% 15% 1% 192
Don't know 69% 16% 1% 6% 8% 135

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

% of adults in the South 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 = 4,672. 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% 11% 9% 39% 1% 4,672
Right or wrong depends on the situation 25% 10% 9% 56% 1% 7,567
Neither/both equally 32% 11% 7% 50% 1% 192
Don't know 38% 7% 5% 44% 5% 135

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

% of adults in the South 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 = 4,672. 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% 7% 3% 40% 2% 4,672
Right or wrong depends on the situation 41% 9% 4% 44% 2% 7,567
Neither/both equally 45% 6% 2% 43% 4% 192
Don't know 56% 3% 2% 31% 8% 135

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

% of adults in the South 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 = 4,672. 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 72% 11% 6% 9% 1% 4,672
Right or wrong depends on the situation 59% 15% 9% 15% 2% 7,567
Neither/both equally 68% 11% 3% 12% 5% 192
Don't know 62% 8% 11% 9% 8% 135

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

% of adults in the South 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 = 4,672. 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% 16% 11% 24% 2% 4,672
Right or wrong depends on the situation 45% 15% 12% 26% 1% 7,567
Neither/both equally 56% 11% 7% 21% 5% 192
Don't know 41% 16% 9% 23% 11% 135

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

% of adults in the South 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 = 4,672. 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% 31% 4% 2% 4,672
Right or wrong depends on the situation 31% 11% 48% 9% 2% 7,567
Neither/both equally 36% 9% 41% 4% 10% 192
Don't know 38% 7% 33% 6% 16% 135

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

% of adults in the South 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 = 4,672. 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 57% 11% 6% 25% 1% 4,672
Right or wrong depends on the situation 36% 12% 8% 43% 1% 7,567
Neither/both equally 52% 10% 4% 31% 2% 192
Don't know 44% 12% 8% 34% 3% 135

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

% of adults in the South 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 = 4,672. 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 49% 27% 4% 15% 5% 4,672
Right or wrong depends on the situation 33% 25% 2% 33% 7% 7,567
Neither/both equally 33% 19% 10% 23% 14% 192
Don't know 51% 9% 13% 14% 13% 135

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

% of adults in the South who …in heaven

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,672. 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 83% 10% 7% 4,672
Right or wrong depends on the situation 73% 20% 7% 7,567
Neither/both equally 73% 17% 10% 192
Don't know 75% 13% 13% 135

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

% of adults in the South who …in hell

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,672. 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% 18% 7% 4,672
Right or wrong depends on the situation 60% 33% 7% 7,567
Neither/both equally 65% 25% 10% 192
Don't know 57% 27% 16% 135

SocialandPoliticalViews

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

% of adults in the South who identify as…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 4,672. 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% 15% 29% 4,672
Right or wrong depends on the situation 32% 19% 49% 7,567
Neither/both equally 39% 29% 32% 192
Don't know 29% 37% 34% 135

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

% of adults in the South who are…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,672. 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% 26% 12% 6% 4,672
Right or wrong depends on the situation 31% 37% 26% 7% 7,567
Neither/both equally 40% 22% 14% 24% 192
Don't know 37% 13% 21% 29% 135

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

% of adults in the South 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 = 4,672. 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 65% 29% 2% 3% 4,672
Right or wrong depends on the situation 43% 50% 3% 4% 7,567
Neither/both equally 54% 21% 17% 9% 192
Don't know 43% 41% 4% 13% 135

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

% of adults in the South 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 = 4,672. 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% 35% 4% 2% 4,672
Right or wrong depends on the situation 39% 54% 4% 2% 7,567
Neither/both equally 42% 43% 13% 2% 192
Don't know 36% 34% 9% 22% 135

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

% of adults in the South 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 = 4,672. 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 35% 61% 4% 4,672
Right or wrong depends on the situation 56% 40% 5% 7,567
Neither/both equally 41% 49% 10% 192
Don't know 27% 51% 21% 135

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

% of adults in the South 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 = 4,672. 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% 52% 4% 3% 4,672
Right or wrong depends on the situation 64% 28% 4% 3% 7,567
Neither/both equally 42% 39% 12% 7% 192
Don't know 32% 45% 7% 15% 135

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

% of adults in the South 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 = 4,672. 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% 62% 8% 4,672
Right or wrong depends on the situation 55% 37% 8% 7,567
Neither/both equally 33% 48% 19% 192
Don't know 22% 56% 22% 135

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

% of adults in the South 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 = 4,672. 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 50% 45% 2% 3% 4,672
Right or wrong depends on the situation 34% 61% 2% 3% 7,567
Neither/both equally 33% 42% 16% 9% 192
Don't know 32% 30% 5% 33% 135

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

% of adults in the South 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 = 4,672. 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 18% 25% 2% 52% 4% 4,672
Right or wrong depends on the situation 33% 28% 4% 32% 4% 7,567
Neither/both equally 17% 24% 9% 38% 11% 192
Don't know 8% 13% 14% 28% 36% 135