Sources of guidance on right and wrong among Evangelical Protestants

% of Evangelical Protestants 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 = 8,593. 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 60% 5% 30% 3% 2% 8,593
2007 52% 4% 39% 2% 3% 9,472

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among Evangelical Protestants by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of Evangelical Protestants who are ages…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 5,180. 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% 33% 31% 21% 5,180
Philosophy/reason 32% 34% 20% 13% 404
Common sense 20% 33% 27% 20% 2,373
Science 21% 40% 25% 14% 248
Don't know 17% 33% 27% 23% 212

Generational cohort among Evangelical Protestants by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of Evangelical Protestants who are…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 5,180. 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 9% 11% 27% 37% 14% 1% 5,180
Philosophy/reason 18% 20% 28% 24% 10% < 1% 404
Common sense 12% 13% 28% 32% 14% 1% 2,373
Science 13% 14% 34% 28% 10% 1% 248
Don't know 10% 13% 27% 32% 17% 1% 212

Gender composition among Evangelical Protestants by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of Evangelical Protestants who are…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 5,299. 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% 58% 5,299
Philosophy/reason 54% 46% 408
Common sense 49% 51% 2,407
Science 48% 52% 255
Don't know 55% 45% 224

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

% of Evangelical Protestants who identify as…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 5,233. 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 76% 6% 1% 11% 5% 5,233
Philosophy/reason 66% 8% 4% 15% 7% 404
Common sense 77% 6% 2% 10% 6% 2,382
Science 72% 5% 2% 18% 3% 252
Don't know 79% 2% 1% 12% 6% 208

Immigrant status among Evangelical Protestants by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of Evangelical Protestants who are…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 5,243. 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 9% 7% 85% 5,243
Philosophy/reason 15% 10% 76% 405
Common sense 7% 6% 87% 2,366
Science 20% 9% 71% 249
Don't know 15% 4% 81% 221

Income distribution among Evangelical Protestants by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of Evangelical Protestants 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 = 4,573. 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% 22% 30% 15% 4,573
Philosophy/reason 37% 21% 23% 19% 375
Common sense 38% 23% 26% 13% 2,124
Science 38% 24% 22% 15% 228
Don't know 38% 26% 27% 9% 162

Educational distribution among Evangelical Protestants by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of Evangelical Protestants who have completed…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 5,268. 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% 35% 16% 8% 5,268
Philosophy/reason 39% 36% 16% 9% 408
Common sense 50% 35% 10% 5% 2,394
Science 37% 34% 14% 14% 253
Don't know 37% 39% 17% 6% 222

Marital status among Evangelical Protestants by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of Evangelical Protestants who are…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 5,278. 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% 3% 13% 7% 16% 5,278
Philosophy/reason 41% 10% 13% 7% 30% 406
Common sense 47% 8% 17% 9% 19% 2,402
Science 43% 10% 17% 5% 25% 253
Don't know 49% 4% 17% 16% 14% 223

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

% of Evangelical Protestants who are…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 5,278. 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% 69% 5,278
Philosophy/reason 31% 69% 408
Common sense 31% 69% 2,402
Science 34% 66% 253
Don't know 26% 74% 219

BeliefsandPractices

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

% of Evangelical Protestants 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 = 5,299. 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 95% 4% < 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 5,299
Philosophy/reason 68% 26% 3% < 1% 1% 2% 408
Common sense 78% 18% 3% < 1% < 1% 1% 2,407
Science 72% 22% 3% < 1% 2% < 1% 255
Don't know 89% 8% 1% 1% < 1% 1% 224

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

% of Evangelical Protestants 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 = 5,299. 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 92% 7% < 1% < 1% < 1% 5,299
Philosophy/reason 53% 39% 5% 3% < 1% 408
Common sense 60% 34% 4% 2% 1% 2,407
Science 58% 34% 7% 1% < 1% 255
Don't know 77% 13% 2% 2% 7% 224

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

% of Evangelical Protestants 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 = 5,299. 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 73% 20% 7% 1% 5,299
Philosophy/reason 31% 49% 19% < 1% 408
Common sense 34% 45% 21% < 1% 2,407
Science 42% 42% 15% 1% 255
Don't know 58% 27% 11% 4% 224

Frequency of prayer among Evangelical Protestants by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of Evangelical Protestants who pray…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,299. 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 89% 8% 1% 1% < 1% 5,299
Philosophy/reason 57% 27% 8% 9% < 1% 408
Common sense 64% 21% 6% 8% 1% 2,407
Science 57% 26% 7% 9% < 1% 255
Don't know 81% 14% 1% 3% 2% 224

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

% of Evangelical Protestants 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 = 5,299. 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% 13% 8% 22% 1% 5,299
Philosophy/reason 21% 15% 13% 51% 1% 408
Common sense 23% 13% 11% 52% 1% 2,407
Science 27% 15% 9% 49% < 1% 255
Don't know 41% 17% 9% 30% 3% 224

Frequency of meditation among Evangelical Protestants by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of Evangelical Protestants 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 = 5,299. 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% 6% 2% 34% 2% 5,299
Philosophy/reason 48% 11% 3% 37% 1% 408
Common sense 37% 7% 4% 51% 1% 2,407
Science 39% 9% 3% 48% < 1% 255
Don't know 52% 4% 3% 33% 8% 224

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

% of Evangelical Protestants 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 = 5,299. 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 84% 9% 4% 3% 1% 5,299
Philosophy/reason 61% 16% 10% 12% 1% 408
Common sense 60% 17% 10% 12% 1% 2,407
Science 58% 18% 12% 12% 1% 255
Don't know 77% 8% 3% 5% 6% 224

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

% of Evangelical Protestants 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 = 5,299. 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% 15% 10% 22% 2% 5,299
Philosophy/reason 51% 16% 14% 18% 1% 408
Common sense 39% 18% 13% 28% 1% 2,407
Science 53% 16% 14% 16% 1% 255
Don't know 49% 12% 11% 20% 7% 224

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

% of Evangelical Protestants 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 = 5,299. 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% 37% 1% 1% 5,299
Philosophy/reason 33% 66% 1% 1% 408
Common sense 34% 64% 1% 1% 2,407
Science 31% 67% 1% 1% 255
Don't know 36% 49% 10% 6% 224

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

% of Evangelical Protestants 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 = 5,299. 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 77% 10% 4% 8% 1% 5,299
Philosophy/reason 40% 19% 12% 29% < 1% 408
Common sense 40% 14% 11% 34% 1% 2,407
Science 41% 14% 11% 34% < 1% 255
Don't know 63% 13% 8% 11% 6% 224

Interpreting scripture among Evangelical Protestants by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of Evangelical Protestants 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 = 5,299. 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 67% 24% 4% 2% 3% 5,299
Philosophy/reason 27% 45% 2% 18% 8% 408
Common sense 38% 36% 4% 16% 6% 2,407
Science 38% 31% 4% 23% 4% 255
Don't know 41% 27% 12% 5% 14% 224

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

% of Evangelical Protestants who …in heaven

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,299. 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 87% 5% 7% 5,299
Philosophy/reason 87% 7% 6% 408
Common sense 90% 5% 5% 2,407
Science 83% 11% 6% 255
Don't know 79% 7% 13% 224

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

% of Evangelical Protestants who …in hell

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,299. 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 87% 7% 7% 5,299
Philosophy/reason 70% 23% 7% 408
Common sense 77% 16% 7% 2,407
Science 68% 24% 8% 255
Don't know 73% 9% 18% 224

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among Evangelical Protestants by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of Evangelical Protestants who identify as…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 5,299. 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% 15% 23% 5,299
Philosophy/reason 43% 12% 45% 408
Common sense 47% 18% 35% 2,407
Science 44% 14% 43% 255
Don't know 49% 29% 21% 224

Political ideology among Evangelical Protestants by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of Evangelical Protestants who are…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,299. 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% 22% 8% 6% 5,299
Philosophy/reason 33% 35% 28% 5% 408
Common sense 41% 34% 18% 7% 2,407
Science 38% 31% 27% 3% 255
Don't know 55% 23% 14% 9% 224

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

% of Evangelical Protestants 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 = 5,299. 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% 3% 3% 5,299
Philosophy/reason 55% 40% 2% 2% 408
Common sense 59% 35% 3% 4% 2,407
Science 47% 48% 2% 3% 255
Don't know 54% 20% 9% 17% 224

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

% of Evangelical Protestants 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 = 5,299. 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% 35% 4% 2% 5,299
Philosophy/reason 42% 55% 3% < 1% 408
Common sense 54% 42% 3% 2% 2,407
Science 46% 48% 3% 3% 255
Don't know 47% 26% 17% 10% 224

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

% of Evangelical Protestants 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 = 5,299. 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 22% 75% 3% 5,299
Philosophy/reason 58% 38% 4% 408
Common sense 49% 47% 4% 2,407
Science 51% 44% 4% 255
Don't know 28% 57% 15% 224

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

% of Evangelical Protestants 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 = 5,299. 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% 67% 5% 4% 5,299
Philosophy/reason 66% 28% 4% 1% 408
Common sense 53% 39% 4% 4% 2,407
Science 60% 32% 4% 4% 255
Don't know 26% 51% 11% 12% 224

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

% of Evangelical Protestants who …same-sex marriage

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,299. 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% 77% 6% 5,299
Philosophy/reason 59% 35% 5% 408
Common sense 43% 47% 10% 2,407
Science 51% 44% 5% 255
Don't know 19% 63% 17% 224

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

% of Evangelical Protestants 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 = 5,299. 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% 42% 3% 4% 5,299
Philosophy/reason 35% 62% 1% 1% 408
Common sense 45% 49% 2% 4% 2,407
Science 34% 61% 3% 3% 255
Don't know 46% 38% 6% 11% 224

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

% of Evangelical Protestants 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 = 5,299. 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% 21% 1% 69% 4% 5,299
Philosophy/reason 19% 40% 5% 33% 4% 408
Common sense 19% 32% 3% 41% 5% 2,407
Science 32% 29% 3% 33% 4% 255
Don't know 5% 21% 8% 47% 19% 224