Sources of guidance on right and wrong among atheists

% of atheists 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 = 1,098. 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 1% 21% 44% 32% 2% 1,098
2007 2% 21% 52% 20% 3% 515

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among atheists by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of atheists who are ages…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
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Philosophy/reason 45% 33% 13% 9% 244
Common sense 35% 40% 15% 9% 454
Science 43% 37% 13% 7% 356

Generational cohort among atheists by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of atheists who are…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
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Philosophy/reason 35% 20% 23% 16% 5% 1% 244
Common sense 25% 19% 31% 19% 5% 1% 454
Science 28% 25% 27% 16% 4% < 1% 356

Gender composition among atheists by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of atheists who are…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Men Women Sample Size
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Philosophy/reason 70% 30% 245
Common sense 67% 33% 459
Science 67% 33% 362

Racial and ethnic composition among atheists by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of atheists who identify as…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
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Philosophy/reason 79% 2% 9% 8% 2% 243
Common sense 81% 2% 5% 10% 2% 455
Science 76% 4% 8% 9% 3% 359

Immigrant status among atheists by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of atheists who are…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
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Philosophy/reason 12% 13% 75% 244
Common sense 10% 10% 79% 454
Science 16% 17% 67% 358

Income distribution among atheists by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of atheists 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
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Philosophy/reason 24% 19% 24% 32% 233
Common sense 24% 17% 27% 32% 419
Science 21% 18% 33% 28% 333

Educational distribution among atheists by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of atheists who have completed…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
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Philosophy/reason 16% 35% 28% 21% 245
Common sense 34% 31% 23% 13% 458
Science 21% 30% 30% 19% 361

Marital status among atheists by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of atheists who are…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
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Philosophy/reason 32% 14% 8% 2% 44% 245
Common sense 36% 12% 11% 2% 39% 457
Science 38% 13% 8% 1% 39% 359

Parent of children under 18 among atheists by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of atheists who are…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Parents Non-parents Sample Size
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Philosophy/reason 19% 81% 245
Common sense 22% 78% 458
Science 22% 78% 362

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among atheists by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of atheists 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
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Philosophy/reason 1% 3% 2% < 1% 94% < 1% 245
Common sense 2% 5% 3% < 1% 89% 2% 459
Science 1% 1% 1% < 1% 96% 1% 362

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

% of atheists 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
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Philosophy/reason < 1% 7% 11% 81% < 1% 245
Common sense 3% 6% 12% 79% 1% 459
Science 1% 1% 9% 89% < 1% 362

Attendance at religious services among atheists by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of atheists 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
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Philosophy/reason 1% 12% 87% < 1% 245
Common sense 1% 12% 87% < 1% 459
Science 1% 6% 93% < 1% 362

Frequency of prayer among atheists by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of atheists who pray…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
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Philosophy/reason 1% < 1% 1% 97% < 1% 245
Common sense 1% 1% 1% 97% < 1% 459
Science 1% < 1% 1% 98% < 1% 362

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

% of atheists 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
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Philosophy/reason < 1% 1% 1% 98% < 1% 245
Common sense < 1% < 1% 3% 97% < 1% 459
Science 1% < 1% < 1% 99% < 1% 362

Frequency of meditation among atheists by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of atheists 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 = 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.
Philosophy/reason 23% 13% 5% 58% < 1% 245
Common sense 19% 6% 4% 71% < 1% 459
Science 14% 8% 6% 71% 1% 362

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among atheists by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of atheists 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
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Philosophy/reason 36% 15% 9% 37% 3% 245
Common sense 29% 10% 9% 50% 2% 459
Science 31% 17% 7% 44% 1% 362

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among atheists by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of atheists 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
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Philosophy/reason 59% 19% 12% 10% < 1% 245
Common sense 48% 15% 12% 23% 2% 459
Science 59% 17% 8% 15% < 1% 362

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among atheists by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of atheists 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
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Philosophy/reason 17% 82% 1% < 1% 245
Common sense 16% 83% < 1% 1% 459
Science 13% 85% < 1% 1% 362

Frequency of reading scripture among atheists by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of atheists 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
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Philosophy/reason 2% 5% 7% 86% < 1% 245
Common sense 3% 3% 4% 90% < 1% 459
Science 1% 2% 5% 91% < 1% 362

Interpreting scripture among atheists by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of atheists 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
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Philosophy/reason < 1% < 1% < 1% 100% < 1% 245
Common sense 1% 2% < 1% 94% 3% 459
Science < 1% < 1% < 1% 98% 1% 362

Belief in Heaven among atheists by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of atheists who …in heaven

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
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Philosophy/reason 3% 96% 1% 245
Common sense 5% 94% 1% 459
Science 3% 96% 1% 362

Belief in Hell among atheists by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of atheists who …in hell

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
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Philosophy/reason 1% 98% 1% 245
Common sense 4% 94% 1% 459
Science 3% 97% 1% 362

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among atheists by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of atheists who identify as…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
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Philosophy/reason 9% 10% 81% 245
Common sense 20% 19% 60% 459
Science 11% 16% 73% 362

Political ideology among atheists by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of atheists who are…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
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Philosophy/reason 5% 26% 67% 2% 245
Common sense 14% 30% 49% 7% 459
Science 8% 30% 61% 2% 362

Views about size of government among atheists by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of atheists 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
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Philosophy/reason 34% 60% 3% 3% 245
Common sense 45% 48% 5% 2% 459
Science 40% 54% 3% 3% 362

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

% of atheists 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
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Philosophy/reason 18% 80% 2% 1% 245
Common sense 28% 69% 3% 1% 459
Science 20% 77% 1% 1% 362

Views about abortion among atheists by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of atheists 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
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Philosophy/reason 90% 9% 1% 245
Common sense 86% 12% 3% 459
Science 89% 9% 2% 362

Views about homosexuality among atheists by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of atheists who say homosexuality…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
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Philosophy/reason 99% < 1% 1% < 1% 245
Common sense 92% 6% 1% 1% 459
Science 96% 3% 1% < 1% 362

Views about same-sex marriage among atheists by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of atheists who …same-sex marriage

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
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Philosophy/reason 98% 1% 1% 245
Common sense 89% 7% 5% 459
Science 96% 4% < 1% 362

Views about environmental regulation among atheists by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of atheists 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
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Philosophy/reason 14% 82% 2% 2% 245
Common sense 22% 75% 2% 1% 459
Science 13% 83% 2% 2% 362

Views about human evolution among atheists by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of atheists 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
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Philosophy/reason 94% 2% 2% 3% < 1% 245
Common sense 88% 3% 2% 6% < 1% 459
Science 94% 1% < 1% 5% < 1% 362