Sources of guidance on right and wrong among Mainline Protestants

% of Mainline 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 = 6,083. 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 29% 10% 51% 6% 3% 6,083
2007 24% 9% 59% 4% 4% 7,470

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DemographicInformation

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

% of Mainline Protestants who are ages…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 1,791. 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% 27% 32% 28% 1,791
Philosophy/reason 23% 33% 27% 17% 633
Common sense 16% 30% 27% 27% 2,925
Science 19% 30% 24% 27% 415
Don't know 6% 28% 31% 36% 182

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

% of Mainline Protestants who are…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 1,791. 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 10% 8% 23% 38% 20% 2% 1,791
Philosophy/reason 15% 13% 28% 32% 11% 1% 633
Common sense 10% 11% 25% 35% 17% 2% 2,925
Science 14% 11% 25% 32% 16% 2% 415
Don't know 3% 8% 23% 41% 22% 4% 182

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

% of Mainline Protestants who are…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 1,825. 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% 62% 1,825
Philosophy/reason 49% 51% 647
Common sense 48% 52% 2,990
Science 48% 52% 424
Don't know 42% 58% 197

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

% of Mainline Protestants who identify as…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 1,803. 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% 5% 2% 6% 3% 1,803
Philosophy/reason 88% 2% 1% 5% 4% 641
Common sense 88% 3% 1% 5% 3% 2,949
Science 86% 2% 2% 8% 3% 418
Don't know 91% 1% 1% 4% 3% 184

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

% of Mainline Protestants who are…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 1,813. 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 7% 6% 87% 1,813
Philosophy/reason 6% 7% 87% 640
Common sense 7% 7% 87% 2,957
Science 11% 6% 83% 418
Don't know 5% 10% 85% 191

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

% of Mainline 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 = 1,541. 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% 22% 29% 19% 1,541
Philosophy/reason 26% 18% 27% 29% 581
Common sense 29% 19% 29% 24% 2,574
Science 26% 17% 25% 33% 371
Don't know 23% 24% 25% 28% 141

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

% of Mainline 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 = 1,820. 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% 31% 18% 13% 1,820
Philosophy/reason 22% 33% 25% 20% 646
Common sense 40% 31% 18% 11% 2,965
Science 28% 22% 26% 24% 419
Don't know 26% 25% 28% 21% 195

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

% of Mainline Protestants who are…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 1,817. 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% 3% 12% 10% 15% 1,817
Philosophy/reason 50% 9% 13% 7% 21% 647
Common sense 54% 6% 13% 9% 18% 2,977
Science 53% 4% 13% 7% 23% 421
Don't know 63% 4% 14% 10% 10% 186

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

% of Mainline Protestants who are…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 1,821. 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% 74% 1,821
Philosophy/reason 28% 72% 645
Common sense 26% 74% 2,982
Science 24% 76% 420
Don't know 23% 77% 194

BeliefsandPractices

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

% of Mainline 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 = 1,825. 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% 10% < 1% < 1% < 1% 1% 1,825
Philosophy/reason 51% 37% 8% 1% 2% 2% 647
Common sense 59% 31% 5% 1% 2% 1% 2,990
Science 50% 35% 8% < 1% 5% 2% 424
Don't know 63% 23% 3% 8% < 1% 4% 197

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

% of Mainline 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 = 1,825. 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 85% 13% 1% < 1% 1% 1,825
Philosophy/reason 38% 42% 15% 4% < 1% 647
Common sense 40% 44% 13% 3% 1% 2,990
Science 32% 47% 15% 5% 1% 424
Don't know 64% 25% 7% 2% 2% 197

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

% of Mainline 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 = 1,825. 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% 32% 11% < 1% 1,825
Philosophy/reason 25% 49% 26% 1% 647
Common sense 22% 46% 31% < 1% 2,990
Science 18% 55% 27% 1% 424
Don't know 32% 47% 19% 2% 197

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

% of Mainline Protestants who pray…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,825. 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% 16% 2% 4% 1% 1,825
Philosophy/reason 44% 27% 10% 19% 1% 647
Common sense 45% 25% 9% 19% 1% 2,990
Science 35% 31% 8% 24% 2% 424
Don't know 61% 15% 6% 12% 6% 197

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

% of Mainline 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 = 1,825. 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 36% 15% 11% 37% < 1% 1,825
Philosophy/reason 12% 10% 11% 67% < 1% 647
Common sense 12% 7% 8% 72% 1% 2,990
Science 10% 8% 10% 71% 1% 424
Don't know 18% 8% 9% 62% 4% 197

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

% of Mainline 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 = 1,825. 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% 9% 4% 38% 2% 1,825
Philosophy/reason 40% 10% 7% 42% 1% 647
Common sense 29% 9% 5% 55% 1% 2,990
Science 33% 13% 5% 48% 1% 424
Don't know 35% 9% 5% 44% 7% 197

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

% of Mainline 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 = 1,825. 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 72% 15% 6% 6% 1% 1,825
Philosophy/reason 49% 22% 12% 16% 1% 647
Common sense 49% 19% 13% 17% 1% 2,990
Science 44% 20% 15% 18% 3% 424
Don't know 66% 11% 6% 10% 7% 197

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

% of Mainline 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 = 1,825. 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% 17% 13% 23% 2% 1,825
Philosophy/reason 54% 16% 12% 16% 1% 647
Common sense 38% 17% 16% 28% 2% 2,990
Science 49% 15% 14% 20% 2% 424
Don't know 50% 12% 14% 19% 5% 197

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

% of Mainline 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 = 1,825. 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% 54% 1% 1% 1,825
Philosophy/reason 26% 72% 1% 1% 647
Common sense 28% 70% 2% 1% 2,990
Science 23% 73% 2% 2% 424
Don't know 25% 60% 7% 8% 197

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

% of Mainline 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 = 1,825. 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 54% 14% 9% 21% 1% 1,825
Philosophy/reason 22% 15% 13% 50% < 1% 647
Common sense 20% 12% 13% 55% 1% 2,990
Science 17% 13% 13% 56% 1% 424
Don't know 30% 17% 13% 38% 3% 197

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

% of Mainline 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 = 1,825. 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% 39% 4% 8% 6% 1,825
Philosophy/reason 10% 31% 1% 49% 9% 647
Common sense 18% 36% 2% 34% 10% 2,990
Science 14% 28% 1% 44% 13% 424
Don't know 18% 25% 6% 23% 28% 197

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

% of Mainline Protestants who …in heaven

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,825. 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% 5% 6% 1,825
Philosophy/reason 69% 22% 10% 647
Common sense 78% 13% 9% 2,990
Science 73% 22% 5% 424
Don't know 65% 11% 24% 197

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

% of Mainline Protestants who …in hell

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,825. 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% 9% 1,825
Philosophy/reason 44% 45% 10% 647
Common sense 57% 32% 11% 2,990
Science 52% 42% 6% 424
Don't know 37% 30% 32% 197

SocialandPoliticalViews

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

% of Mainline Protestants who identify as…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 1,825. 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% 16% 33% 1,825
Philosophy/reason 39% 11% 50% 647
Common sense 42% 17% 41% 2,990
Science 35% 13% 52% 424
Don't know 33% 25% 42% 197

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

% of Mainline Protestants who are…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,825. 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 50% 31% 13% 6% 1,825
Philosophy/reason 26% 41% 30% 3% 647
Common sense 34% 40% 20% 6% 2,990
Science 27% 39% 30% 4% 424
Don't know 30% 42% 20% 7% 197

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

% of Mainline 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 = 1,825. 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% 31% 2% 4% 1,825
Philosophy/reason 52% 42% 3% 2% 647
Common sense 60% 33% 4% 4% 2,990
Science 50% 46% 2% 2% 424
Don't know 47% 25% 14% 14% 197

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

% of Mainline 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 = 1,825. 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% 4% 2% 1,825
Philosophy/reason 39% 55% 4% 1% 647
Common sense 50% 45% 4% 2% 2,990
Science 34% 61% 3% 1% 424
Don't know 33% 46% 9% 11% 197

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

% of Mainline 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 = 1,825. 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% 54% 4% 1,825
Philosophy/reason 69% 28% 3% 647
Common sense 67% 29% 4% 2,990
Science 80% 16% 4% 424
Don't know 56% 31% 13% 197

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

% of Mainline 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 = 1,825. 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 50% 40% 6% 4% 1,825
Philosophy/reason 82% 13% 3% 2% 647
Common sense 70% 22% 4% 3% 2,990
Science 81% 15% 3% 1% 424
Don't know 61% 16% 14% 9% 197

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

% of Mainline 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 = 1,825. 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% 8% 1,825
Philosophy/reason 76% 19% 5% 647
Common sense 61% 30% 8% 2,990
Science 73% 19% 8% 424
Don't know 50% 30% 21% 197

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

% of Mainline 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 = 1,825. 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% 51% 3% 2% 1,825
Philosophy/reason 26% 70% 2% 2% 647
Common sense 39% 56% 2% 3% 2,990
Science 29% 68% 1% 2% 424
Don't know 33% 46% 11% 11% 197

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

% of Mainline 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 = 1,825. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Religion 11% 32% 4% 47% 6% 1,825
Philosophy/reason 45% 32% 5% 16% 2% 647
Common sense 33% 32% 5% 25% 5% 2,990
Science 51% 29% 4% 13% 4% 424
Don't know 17% 23% 26% 14% 21% 197