Sources of guidance on right and wrong among Nothing in particulars (religion important)

% of Nothing in particulars (religion important) 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 = 2,015. 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 18% 13% 56% 9% 3% 2,015
2007 12% 11% 67% 6% 4% 1,701

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among Nothing in particulars (religion important) by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of Nothing in particulars (religion important) who are ages…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 340. 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 24% 41% 25% 10% 340
Philosophy/reason 39% 33% 22% 6% 275
Common sense 29% 40% 23% 8% 1,107
Science 37% 37% 21% 5% 193

Generational cohort among Nothing in particulars (religion important) by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of Nothing in particulars (religion important) who are…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 340. 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 11% 26% 27% 29% 6% 1% 340
Philosophy/reason 23% 25% 25% 24% 4% < 1% 275
Common sense 17% 19% 33% 26% 5% < 1% 1,107
Science 21% 24% 29% 22% 4% < 1% 193

Gender composition among Nothing in particulars (religion important) by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of Nothing in particulars (religion important) who are…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 352. 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 45% 55% 352
Philosophy/reason 52% 48% 277
Common sense 52% 48% 1,127
Science 58% 42% 194

Racial and ethnic composition among Nothing in particulars (religion important) by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of Nothing in particulars (religion important) who identify as…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 337. 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 47% 24% 3% 21% 6% 337
Philosophy/reason 52% 17% 6% 19% 6% 272
Common sense 58% 17% 3% 16% 7% 1,105
Science 43% 14% 5% 32% 5% 192

Immigrant status among Nothing in particulars (religion important) by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of Nothing in particulars (religion important) who are…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 336. 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 19% 7% 74% 336
Philosophy/reason 18% 13% 69% 274
Common sense 12% 10% 78% 1,107
Science 27% 10% 63% 189

Income distribution among Nothing in particulars (religion important) by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of Nothing in particulars (religion important) 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 = 298. 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 51% 19% 19% 11% 298
Philosophy/reason 44% 21% 22% 13% 250
Common sense 45% 21% 22% 12% 995
Science 54% 21% 13% 12% 174

Educational distribution among Nothing in particulars (religion important) by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of Nothing in particulars (religion important) who have completed…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 350. 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 64% 25% 8% 4% 350
Philosophy/reason 40% 35% 17% 7% 276
Common sense 54% 30% 11% 5% 1,125
Science 60% 22% 11% 7% 192

Marital status among Nothing in particulars (religion important) by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of Nothing in particulars (religion important) who are…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 347. 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 39% 11% 17% 5% 28% 347
Philosophy/reason 36% 16% 10% 3% 36% 277
Common sense 38% 13% 14% 5% 31% 1,122
Science 33% 13% 11% 3% 40% 194

Parent of children under 18 among Nothing in particulars (religion important) by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of Nothing in particulars (religion important) who are…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 349. 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 37% 63% 349
Philosophy/reason 30% 70% 275
Common sense 32% 68% 1,126
Science 26% 74% 194

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among Nothing in particulars (religion important) by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of Nothing in particulars (religion important) 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 = 352. 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 80% 14% 3% < 1% 1% 1% 352
Philosophy/reason 48% 33% 10% 1% 5% 3% 277
Common sense 57% 30% 7% < 1% 3% 3% 1,127
Science 39% 37% 13% < 1% 7% 3% 194

Importance of religion in one's life among Nothing in particulars (religion important) by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of Nothing in particulars (religion important) 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 = 352. 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 70% 30% < 1% < 1% < 1% 352
Philosophy/reason 35% 65% < 1% < 1% < 1% 277
Common sense 32% 68% < 1% < 1% < 1% 1,127
Science 26% 74% < 1% < 1% < 1% 194

Attendance at religious services among Nothing in particulars (religion important) by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of Nothing in particulars (religion important) 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 = 352. 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% 36% 35% 1% 352
Philosophy/reason 9% 41% 50% < 1% 277
Common sense 8% 41% 51% < 1% 1,127
Science 2% 41% 56% 1% 194

Frequency of prayer among Nothing in particulars (religion important) by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of Nothing in particulars (religion important) who pray…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 352. 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% 21% 5% 10% < 1% 352
Philosophy/reason 39% 21% 10% 28% 2% 277
Common sense 42% 21% 11% 25% 1% 1,127
Science 30% 24% 13% 33% < 1% 194

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among Nothing in particulars (religion important) by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of Nothing in particulars (religion important) 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 = 352. 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 30% 11% 6% 53% < 1% 352
Philosophy/reason 10% 8% 9% 73% < 1% 277
Common sense 8% 6% 7% 78% < 1% 1,127
Science 4% 8% 11% 78% < 1% 194

Frequency of meditation among Nothing in particulars (religion important) by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of Nothing in particulars (religion important) 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 = 352. 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% 8% 3% 43% 2% 352
Philosophy/reason 40% 16% 5% 39% < 1% 277
Common sense 31% 8% 4% 56% 1% 1,127
Science 24% 11% 5% 56% 3% 194

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among Nothing in particulars (religion important) by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of Nothing in particulars (religion important) 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 = 352. 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 60% 11% 8% 17% 3% 352
Philosophy/reason 55% 16% 9% 19% < 1% 277
Common sense 46% 17% 11% 24% 1% 1,127
Science 41% 16% 16% 26% < 1% 194

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among Nothing in particulars (religion important) by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of Nothing in particulars (religion important) 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 = 352. 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% 11% 10% 33% 3% 352
Philosophy/reason 62% 14% 11% 12% < 1% 277
Common sense 43% 17% 11% 29% 1% 1,127
Science 40% 13% 12% 35% < 1% 194

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among Nothing in particulars (religion important) by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of Nothing in particulars (religion important) 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 = 352. 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% 62% 2% 1% 352
Philosophy/reason 23% 73% 3% 1% 277
Common sense 26% 71% 1% 1% 1,127
Science 15% 84% < 1% 1% 194

Frequency of reading scripture among Nothing in particulars (religion important) by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of Nothing in particulars (religion important) 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 = 352. 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 47% 9% 5% 37% 2% 352
Philosophy/reason 18% 13% 11% 59% < 1% 277
Common sense 17% 12% 8% 62% 1% 1,127
Science 8% 10% 10% 72% < 1% 194

Interpreting scripture among Nothing in particulars (religion important) by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of Nothing in particulars (religion important) 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 = 352. 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% 23% 3% 12% 6% 352
Philosophy/reason 13% 15% 1% 59% 13% 277
Common sense 19% 26% 1% 44% 10% 1,127
Science 21% 22% < 1% 49% 8% 194

Belief in Heaven among Nothing in particulars (religion important) by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of Nothing in particulars (religion important) who …in heaven

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 352. 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 83% 11% 6% 352
Philosophy/reason 56% 27% 16% 277
Common sense 74% 18% 8% 1,127
Science 66% 28% 7% 194

Belief in Hell among Nothing in particulars (religion important) by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of Nothing in particulars (religion important) who …in hell

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 352. 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 68% 26% 7% 352
Philosophy/reason 39% 48% 12% 277
Common sense 55% 37% 8% 1,127
Science 52% 43% 5% 194

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among Nothing in particulars (religion important) by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of Nothing in particulars (religion important) who identify as…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 352. 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 32% 32% 36% 352
Philosophy/reason 23% 24% 53% 277
Common sense 28% 27% 45% 1,127
Science 18% 24% 59% 194

Political ideology among Nothing in particulars (religion important) by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of Nothing in particulars (religion important) who are…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 352. 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 32% 31% 24% 13% 352
Philosophy/reason 20% 40% 31% 9% 277
Common sense 27% 38% 27% 9% 1,127
Science 25% 32% 37% 6% 194

Views about size of government among Nothing in particulars (religion important) by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of Nothing in particulars (religion important) 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 = 352. 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 40% 52% 2% 5% 352
Philosophy/reason 41% 52% 5% 1% 277
Common sense 49% 46% 2% 2% 1,127
Science 38% 56% 2% 4% 194

Views about government aid to the poor among Nothing in particulars (religion important) by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of Nothing in particulars (religion important) 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 = 352. 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 40% 51% 5% 4% 352
Philosophy/reason 35% 56% 7% 2% 277
Common sense 45% 50% 3% 2% 1,127
Science 47% 50% 1% 2% 194

Views about abortion among Nothing in particulars (religion important) by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of Nothing in particulars (religion important) 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 = 352. 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 38% 56% 6% 352
Philosophy/reason 65% 30% 5% 277
Common sense 59% 35% 5% 1,127
Science 53% 42% 5% 194

Views about homosexuality among Nothing in particulars (religion important) by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of Nothing in particulars (religion important) 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 = 352. 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 47% 43% 4% 6% 352
Philosophy/reason 83% 12% 2% 2% 277
Common sense 75% 17% 4% 4% 1,127
Science 76% 21% 2% 1% 194

Views about same-sex marriage among Nothing in particulars (religion important) by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of Nothing in particulars (religion important) who …same-sex marriage

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 352. 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 38% 53% 9% 352
Philosophy/reason 78% 15% 8% 277
Common sense 64% 27% 9% 1,127
Science 64% 30% 5% 194

Views about environmental regulation among Nothing in particulars (religion important) by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of Nothing in particulars (religion important) 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 = 352. 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 39% 51% 3% 7% 352
Philosophy/reason 23% 70% 4% 3% 277
Common sense 38% 57% 2% 3% 1,127
Science 37% 56% 3% 3% 194

Views about human evolution among Nothing in particulars (religion important) by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of Nothing in particulars (religion important) 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 = 352. 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 15% 30% 4% 47% 4% 352
Philosophy/reason 47% 26% 8% 14% 5% 277
Common sense 34% 27% 6% 30% 3% 1,127
Science 50% 18% 3% 28% 1% 194