Sources of guidance on right and wrong among nothing in particulars

% of nothing in particulars 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 = 4,984. 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 10% 15% 60% 13% 2% 4,984
2007 7% 13% 68% 8% 4% 3,707

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among nothing in particulars by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of nothing in particulars who are ages…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 404. 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 26% 40% 24% 9% 404
Philosophy/reason 39% 33% 20% 7% 771
Common sense 31% 39% 21% 9% 2,893
Science 37% 36% 19% 9% 710
Don't know 30% 33% 29% 8% 125

Generational cohort among nothing in particulars by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of nothing in particulars who are…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 404. 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 14% 25% 27% 27% 6% 1% 404
Philosophy/reason 25% 22% 25% 23% 4% < 1% 771
Common sense 19% 20% 31% 24% 5% < 1% 2,893
Science 24% 20% 29% 21% 6% < 1% 710
Don't know 15% 19% 29% 30% 7% < 1% 125

Gender composition among nothing in particulars by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of nothing in particulars who are…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 417. 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% 53% 417
Philosophy/reason 55% 45% 781
Common sense 53% 47% 2,937
Science 59% 41% 718
Don't know 55% 45% 131

Racial and ethnic composition among nothing in particulars by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of nothing in particulars who identify as…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 401. 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% 23% 3% 21% 5% 401
Philosophy/reason 62% 10% 8% 15% 5% 773
Common sense 68% 11% 3% 12% 5% 2,888
Science 58% 8% 9% 20% 5% 707
Don't know 61% 16% 3% 15% 5% 119

Immigrant status among nothing in particulars by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of nothing in particulars who are…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 400. 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% 8% 74% 400
Philosophy/reason 16% 14% 70% 768
Common sense 10% 11% 79% 2,885
Science 25% 11% 64% 704
Don't know 16% 5% 79% 126

Income distribution among nothing in particulars by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of nothing in particulars 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 = 356. 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% 19% 21% 12% 356
Philosophy/reason 33% 20% 27% 20% 701
Common sense 37% 22% 25% 16% 2,619
Science 37% 19% 22% 22% 641

Educational distribution among nothing in particulars by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of nothing in particulars who have completed…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 414. 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% 26% 8% 4% 414
Philosophy/reason 34% 33% 20% 13% 778
Common sense 46% 33% 14% 7% 2,931
Science 39% 26% 20% 15% 713
Don't know 40% 37% 14% 9% 126

Marital status among nothing in particulars by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of nothing in particulars who are…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 412. 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% 10% 17% 4% 32% 412
Philosophy/reason 37% 11% 11% 2% 38% 779
Common sense 39% 12% 12% 4% 34% 2,928
Science 40% 10% 9% 2% 38% 714
Don't know 33% 8% 12% 4% 42% 127

Parent of children under 18 among nothing in particulars by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of nothing in particulars who are…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 413. 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% 66% 413
Philosophy/reason 23% 77% 779
Common sense 29% 71% 2,927
Science 26% 74% 716
Don't know 31% 69% 130

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among nothing in particulars by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of nothing in particulars 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 = 417. 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% 16% 5% 1% 3% 1% 417
Philosophy/reason 29% 26% 16% 1% 22% 6% 781
Common sense 35% 29% 12% 1% 19% 5% 2,937
Science 22% 25% 14% < 1% 34% 6% 718
Don't know 53% 19% 5% 3% 11% 8% 131

Importance of religion in one's life among nothing in particulars by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of nothing in particulars 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 = 417. 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 59% 25% 8% 6% 2% 417
Philosophy/reason 14% 25% 32% 29% 1% 781
Common sense 13% 28% 29% 29% 1% 2,937
Science 8% 23% 29% 39% 1% 718
Don't know 32% 27% 11% 22% 7% 131

Attendance at religious services among nothing in particulars by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of nothing in particulars 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 = 417. 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 25% 35% 39% 1% 417
Philosophy/reason 4% 28% 67% < 1% 781
Common sense 4% 27% 69% < 1% 2,937
Science 1% 25% 73% < 1% 718
Don't know 9% 23% 65% 2% 131

Frequency of prayer among nothing in particulars by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of nothing in particulars who pray…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 417. 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% 20% 5% 14% < 1% 417
Philosophy/reason 23% 14% 9% 53% 1% 781
Common sense 23% 14% 8% 54% 1% 2,937
Science 15% 12% 8% 65% < 1% 718
Don't know 46% 5% 5% 42% 2% 131

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among nothing in particulars by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of nothing in particulars 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 = 417. 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% 11% 7% 55% < 1% 417
Philosophy/reason 6% 4% 4% 86% < 1% 781
Common sense 4% 3% 4% 89% < 1% 2,937
Science 2% 3% 5% 89% < 1% 718
Don't know 11% 5% 2% 80% 2% 131

Frequency of meditation among nothing in particulars by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of nothing in particulars 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 = 417. 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% 9% 3% 44% 3% 417
Philosophy/reason 33% 14% 6% 47% 1% 781
Common sense 25% 9% 4% 61% 1% 2,937
Science 22% 9% 5% 62% 1% 718
Don't know 48% 6% 1% 42% 3% 131

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among nothing in particulars by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of nothing in particulars 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 = 417. 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 57% 12% 9% 19% 3% 417
Philosophy/reason 47% 19% 10% 24% 1% 781
Common sense 39% 15% 12% 33% 2% 2,937
Science 38% 16% 12% 33% 2% 718
Don't know 53% 8% 6% 22% 11% 131

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among nothing in particulars by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of nothing in particulars 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 = 417. 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 43% 10% 11% 32% 4% 417
Philosophy/reason 56% 17% 12% 14% < 1% 781
Common sense 40% 16% 13% 31% 1% 2,937
Science 43% 16% 11% 29% < 1% 718
Don't know 45% 9% 6% 30% 10% 131

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among nothing in particulars by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of nothing in particulars 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 = 417. 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% 64% 2% 1% 417
Philosophy/reason 20% 77% 2% 1% 781
Common sense 22% 76% 1% 1% 2,937
Science 18% 80% < 1% 1% 718
Don't know 26% 54% 6% 14% 131

Frequency of reading scripture among nothing in particulars by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of nothing in particulars 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 = 417. 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 42% 10% 5% 42% 2% 417
Philosophy/reason 10% 8% 7% 75% < 1% 781
Common sense 9% 7% 5% 79% < 1% 2,937
Science 4% 4% 6% 85% 1% 718
Don't know 21% 3% 5% 70% 1% 131

Interpreting scripture among nothing in particulars by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of nothing in particulars 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 = 417. 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 52% 23% 3% 16% 6% 417
Philosophy/reason 7% 11% < 1% 74% 8% 781
Common sense 10% 16% 1% 65% 9% 2,937
Science 8% 11% < 1% 74% 7% 718
Don't know 12% 18% 11% 35% 24% 131

Belief in Heaven among nothing in particulars by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of nothing in particulars who …in heaven

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 417. 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% 7% 417
Philosophy/reason 38% 50% 12% 781
Common sense 50% 39% 10% 2,937
Science 36% 55% 9% 718
Don't know 58% 25% 17% 131

Belief in Hell among nothing in particulars by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of nothing in particulars who …in hell

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 417. 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% 29% 7% 417
Philosophy/reason 24% 65% 10% 781
Common sense 36% 54% 10% 2,937
Science 28% 66% 7% 718
Don't know 44% 34% 22% 131

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among nothing in particulars by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of nothing in particulars who identify as…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 417. 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 31% 32% 37% 417
Philosophy/reason 19% 23% 58% 781
Common sense 28% 25% 47% 2,937
Science 21% 23% 56% 718
Don't know 19% 41% 40% 131

Political ideology among nothing in particulars by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of nothing in particulars who are…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 417. 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% 30% 26% 14% 417
Philosophy/reason 14% 38% 41% 6% 781
Common sense 23% 37% 30% 9% 2,937
Science 18% 32% 42% 7% 718
Don't know 20% 30% 24% 26% 131

Views about size of government among nothing in particulars by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of nothing in particulars 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 = 417. 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% 53% 3% 4% 417
Philosophy/reason 43% 49% 4% 3% 781
Common sense 51% 43% 3% 3% 2,937
Science 41% 53% 3% 3% 718
Don't know 33% 34% 8% 25% 131

Views about government aid to the poor among nothing in particulars by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of nothing in particulars 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 = 417. 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% 50% 5% 4% 417
Philosophy/reason 32% 63% 4% 1% 781
Common sense 44% 50% 4% 2% 2,937
Science 37% 58% 3% 2% 718
Don't know 23% 58% 8% 12% 131

Views about abortion among nothing in particulars by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of nothing in particulars 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 = 417. 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% 55% 6% 417
Philosophy/reason 73% 23% 4% 781
Common sense 69% 27% 4% 2,937
Science 71% 24% 6% 718
Don't know 50% 28% 22% 131

Views about homosexuality among nothing in particulars by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of nothing in particulars 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 = 417. 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% 42% 4% 5% 417
Philosophy/reason 88% 7% 3% 2% 781
Common sense 79% 14% 3% 3% 2,937
Science 83% 13% 2% 2% 718
Don't know 64% 13% 7% 16% 131

Views about same-sex marriage among nothing in particulars by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of nothing in particulars who …same-sex marriage

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 417. 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% 9% 417
Philosophy/reason 85% 10% 5% 781
Common sense 73% 20% 7% 2,937
Science 76% 18% 6% 718
Don't know 57% 14% 28% 131

Views about environmental regulation among nothing in particulars by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of nothing in particulars 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 = 417. 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% 52% 3% 6% 417
Philosophy/reason 21% 74% 3% 2% 781
Common sense 34% 62% 2% 3% 2,937
Science 24% 71% 2% 2% 718
Don't know 17% 55% 9% 19% 131

Views about human evolution among nothing in particulars by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of nothing in particulars 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 = 417. 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 17% 29% 4% 44% 6% 417
Philosophy/reason 63% 17% 6% 10% 3% 781
Common sense 53% 19% 5% 20% 3% 2,937
Science 68% 12% 4% 14% 2% 718
Don't know 30% 19% 13% 18% 19% 131