Sources of guidance on right and wrong among methodists in the Mainline Tradition

% of methodists in the Mainline Tradition 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 = 1,746. 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% 8% 49% 5% 2% 1,746
2007 27% 7% 59% 4% 3% 2,393

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among methodists in the Mainline Tradition by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of methodists in the Mainline Tradition who are ages…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 615. 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 8% 25% 33% 33% 615
Philosophy/reason 13% 36% 29% 21% 153
Common sense 9% 30% 27% 34% 808

Generational cohort among methodists in the Mainline Tradition by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of methodists in the Mainline Tradition who are…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 615. 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 5% 6% 22% 41% 23% 2% 615
Philosophy/reason 9% 13% 27% 34% 15% 1% 153
Common sense 6% 7% 26% 35% 23% 4% 808

Gender composition among methodists in the Mainline Tradition by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of methodists in the Mainline Tradition who are…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 624. 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 35% 65% 624
Philosophy/reason 49% 51% 153
Common sense 50% 50% 820
Science 47% 53% 100

Racial and ethnic composition among methodists in the Mainline Tradition by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of methodists in the Mainline Tradition who identify as…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 620. 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 94% 1% < 1% 3% 1% 620
Philosophy/reason 96% 1% < 1% 1% 2% 153
Common sense 93% 1% 1% 1% 3% 814
Science 94% < 1% 4% 1% 1% 100

Immigrant status among methodists in the Mainline Tradition by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of methodists in the Mainline Tradition who are…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 621. 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 4% 5% 90% 621
Philosophy/reason 2% 2% 95% 152
Common sense 3% 4% 93% 816
Science 10% 5% 86% 100

Income distribution among methodists in the Mainline Tradition by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of methodists in the Mainline Tradition 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 = 532. 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% 24% 30% 22% 532
Philosophy/reason 25% 14% 26% 35% 142
Common sense 25% 20% 32% 24% 716

Educational distribution among methodists in the Mainline Tradition by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of methodists in the Mainline Tradition who have completed…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 623. 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 35% 29% 23% 13% 623
Philosophy/reason 22% 32% 27% 19% 153
Common sense 38% 32% 18% 12% 816

Marital status among methodists in the Mainline Tradition by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of methodists in the Mainline Tradition who are…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 624. 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% 2% 11% 12% 11% 624
Philosophy/reason 52% 9% 12% 14% 13% 153
Common sense 59% 6% 14% 11% 10% 817

Parent of children under 18 among methodists in the Mainline Tradition by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of methodists in the Mainline Tradition who are…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 623. 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 23% 77% 623
Philosophy/reason 28% 72% 153
Common sense 24% 76% 820

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among methodists in the Mainline Tradition by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of methodists in the Mainline Tradition 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 = 624. 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 90% 9% < 1% < 1% < 1% 1% 624
Philosophy/reason 52% 33% 12% < 1% < 1% 2% 153
Common sense 58% 31% 6% 2% 2% 1% 820
Science 50% 42% 7% < 1% 1% < 1% 100

Importance of religion in one's life among methodists in the Mainline Tradition by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of methodists in the Mainline Tradition 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 = 624. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Religion 88% 10% 1% < 1% 1% 624
Philosophy/reason 46% 38% 12% 3% 1% 153
Common sense 42% 46% 10% 2% < 1% 820
Science 38% 48% 7% 6% 1% 100

Attendance at religious services among methodists in the Mainline Tradition by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of methodists in the Mainline Tradition 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 = 624. 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 69% 22% 9% < 1% 624
Philosophy/reason 28% 51% 20% < 1% 153
Common sense 27% 47% 26% < 1% 820
Science 25% 52% 23% < 1% 100

Frequency of prayer among methodists in the Mainline Tradition by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of methodists in the Mainline Tradition who pray…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 624. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Religion 81% 13% 2% 3% 1% 624
Philosophy/reason 49% 23% 13% 15% 1% 153
Common sense 49% 25% 9% 16% 1% 820
Science 41% 26% 8% 22% 3% 100

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

% of methodists in the Mainline Tradition 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 = 624. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Religion 41% 15% 11% 32% < 1% 624
Philosophy/reason 11% 13% 14% 61% < 1% 153
Common sense 13% 7% 9% 71% < 1% 820
Science 19% 7% 18% 56% < 1% 100

Frequency of meditation among methodists in the Mainline Tradition by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of methodists in the Mainline Tradition 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 = 624. 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 49% 10% 4% 34% 3% 624
Philosophy/reason 37% 13% 8% 42% < 1% 153
Common sense 32% 9% 5% 52% 1% 820
Science 36% 13% 3% 48% < 1% 100

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among methodists in the Mainline Tradition by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of methodists in the Mainline Tradition 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 = 624. 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 78% 12% 6% 3% 2% 624
Philosophy/reason 52% 26% 10% 12% 1% 153
Common sense 49% 20% 14% 15% 1% 820
Science 48% 20% 14% 18% < 1% 100

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among methodists in the Mainline Tradition by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of methodists in the Mainline Tradition 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 = 624. 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% 17% 13% 24% 1% 624
Philosophy/reason 53% 18% 13% 16% < 1% 153
Common sense 33% 15% 20% 30% 2% 820
Science 52% 12% 11% 23% 2% 100

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among methodists in the Mainline Tradition by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of methodists in the Mainline Tradition 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 = 624. 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% 51% 1% 1% 624
Philosophy/reason 28% 70% < 1% 2% 153
Common sense 30% 69% 1% 1% 820
Science 33% 63% 4% < 1% 100

Frequency of reading scripture among methodists in the Mainline Tradition by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of methodists in the Mainline Tradition 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 = 624. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Religion 61% 13% 7% 19% 1% 624
Philosophy/reason 26% 15% 11% 47% 1% 153
Common sense 24% 12% 13% 51% 1% 820
Science 21% 22% 15% 43% < 1% 100

Interpreting scripture among methodists in the Mainline Tradition by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of methodists in the Mainline Tradition 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 = 624. 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% 41% 4% 7% 4% 624
Philosophy/reason 9% 38% 4% 43% 5% 153
Common sense 19% 42% 1% 28% 10% 820
Science 9% 38% < 1% 35% 18% 100

Belief in Heaven among methodists in the Mainline Tradition by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of methodists in the Mainline Tradition who …in heaven

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 624. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Religion 91% 4% 5% 624
Philosophy/reason 78% 17% 5% 153
Common sense 82% 10% 8% 820
Science 77% 18% 5% 100

Belief in Hell among methodists in the Mainline Tradition by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of methodists in the Mainline Tradition who …in hell

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 624. 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 75% 17% 7% 624
Philosophy/reason 45% 43% 11% 153
Common sense 60% 29% 11% 820
Science 53% 41% 6% 100

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among methodists in the Mainline Tradition by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of methodists in the Mainline Tradition who identify as…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 624. 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 62% 10% 28% 624
Philosophy/reason 45% 9% 46% 153
Common sense 50% 12% 38% 820
Science 45% 8% 47% 100

Political ideology among methodists in the Mainline Tradition by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of methodists in the Mainline Tradition who are…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 624. 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% 29% 8% 4% 624
Philosophy/reason 30% 44% 26% 1% 153
Common sense 38% 44% 15% 3% 820
Science 30% 42% 25% 3% 100

Views about size of government among methodists in the Mainline Tradition by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of methodists in the Mainline Tradition 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 = 624. 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 71% 24% 2% 4% 624
Philosophy/reason 56% 40% 2% 2% 153
Common sense 67% 27% 3% 3% 820
Science 56% 38% 2% 3% 100

Views about government aid to the poor among methodists in the Mainline Tradition by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of methodists in the Mainline Tradition 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 = 624. 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% 36% 2% 1% 624
Philosophy/reason 46% 50% 2% 2% 153
Common sense 52% 43% 3% 2% 820
Science 39% 56% 3% 1% 100

Views about abortion among methodists in the Mainline Tradition by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of methodists in the Mainline Tradition 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 = 624. 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% 51% 4% 624
Philosophy/reason 66% 30% 3% 153
Common sense 65% 31% 5% 820
Science 81% 17% 2% 100

Views about homosexuality among methodists in the Mainline Tradition by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of methodists in the Mainline Tradition 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 = 624. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Religion 46% 44% 5% 4% 624
Philosophy/reason 76% 19% 4% 1% 153
Common sense 66% 27% 4% 3% 820
Science 76% 19% 4% 1% 100

Views about same-sex marriage among methodists in the Mainline Tradition by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of methodists in the Mainline Tradition who …same-sex marriage

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 624. 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 33% 59% 8% 624
Philosophy/reason 67% 25% 8% 153
Common sense 55% 37% 8% 820
Science 68% 24% 8% 100

Views about environmental regulation among methodists in the Mainline Tradition by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of methodists in the Mainline Tradition 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 = 624. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Religion 48% 48% 2% 2% 624
Philosophy/reason 30% 67% 1% 2% 153
Common sense 42% 53% 2% 3% 820
Science 31% 67% 2% < 1% 100

Views about human evolution among methodists in the Mainline Tradition by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of methodists in the Mainline Tradition 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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Religion 8% 33% 4% 50% 6% 624
Philosophy/reason 40% 38% 6% 14% 1% 153
Common sense 29% 32% 4% 29% 6% 820
Science 49% 37% 3% 8% 3% 100