Sources of guidance on right and wrong among the Unaffiliated

% of the Unaffiliated 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 = 7,556. 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 7% 18% 57% 17% 2% 7,556
2007 6% 16% 66% 10% 3% 5,048

Learn More: Religion, Philosophy/reason, Common sense, Science

DemographicInformation

Age distribution among the Unaffiliated by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of the Unaffiliated who are ages…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 427. 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% 40% 24% 10% 427
Philosophy/reason 41% 33% 17% 8% 1,379
Common sense 32% 39% 20% 9% 4,085
Science 40% 35% 17% 9% 1,373
Don't know 29% 33% 27% 10% 173

Generational cohort among the Unaffiliated by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of the Unaffiliated who are…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 427. 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% 427
Philosophy/reason 28% 22% 25% 20% 4% < 1% 1,379
Common sense 20% 21% 30% 23% 5% < 1% 4,085
Science 26% 21% 27% 19% 6% < 1% 1,373
Don't know 15% 21% 28% 29% 7% 1% 173

Gender composition among the Unaffiliated by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of the Unaffiliated who are…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 441. 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% 52% 441
Philosophy/reason 60% 40% 1,396
Common sense 56% 44% 4,142
Science 62% 38% 1,392
Don't know 60% 40% 185

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

% of the Unaffiliated who identify as…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 423. 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% 23% 3% 21% 5% 423
Philosophy/reason 68% 7% 7% 14% 4% 1,384
Common sense 72% 9% 4% 11% 4% 4,080
Science 67% 6% 8% 15% 4% 1,371
Don't know 64% 12% 2% 16% 5% 169

Immigrant status among the Unaffiliated by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of the Unaffiliated who are…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 422. 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% 73% 422
Philosophy/reason 13% 16% 71% 1,381
Common sense 10% 11% 79% 4,081
Science 20% 13% 67% 1,371
Don't know 14% 10% 77% 180

Income distribution among the Unaffiliated by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of the Unaffiliated 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 = 379. 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% 19% 20% 12% 379
Philosophy/reason 29% 19% 27% 24% 1,273
Common sense 33% 21% 26% 19% 3,731
Science 28% 18% 26% 27% 1,268
Don't know 44% 26% 18% 11% 139

Educational distribution among the Unaffiliated by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of the Unaffiliated who have completed…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 438. 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% 438
Philosophy/reason 27% 35% 23% 16% 1,393
Common sense 42% 33% 16% 9% 4,135
Science 30% 28% 25% 17% 1,386
Don't know 37% 35% 16% 12% 180

Marital status among the Unaffiliated by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of the Unaffiliated who are…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 435. 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% 16% 4% 32% 435
Philosophy/reason 34% 11% 11% 2% 42% 1,394
Common sense 38% 12% 12% 3% 35% 4,131
Science 40% 10% 8% 2% 39% 1,383
Don't know 34% 8% 12% 5% 41% 180

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

% of the Unaffiliated who are…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 437. 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% 437
Philosophy/reason 21% 79% 1,392
Common sense 27% 73% 4,129
Science 25% 75% 1,390
Don't know 29% 71% 184

BeliefsandPractices

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

% of the Unaffiliated 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 = 441. 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% 16% 5% 1% 4% 1% 441
Philosophy/reason 19% 21% 15% 1% 37% 7% 1,396
Common sense 27% 25% 11% 1% 30% 6% 4,142
Science 13% 16% 10% < 1% 54% 6% 1,392
Don't know 44% 17% 6% 3% 19% 11% 185

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

% of the Unaffiliated 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 = 441. 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 58% 25% 8% 7% 2% 441
Philosophy/reason 9% 20% 29% 41% 1% 1,396
Common sense 10% 24% 28% 37% 1% 4,142
Science 5% 14% 24% 57% < 1% 1,392
Don't know 26% 23% 14% 30% 7% 185

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

% of the Unaffiliated 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 = 441. 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% 441
Philosophy/reason 3% 24% 72% < 1% 1,396
Common sense 3% 24% 73% < 1% 4,142
Science 1% 19% 80% < 1% 1,392
Don't know 7% 21% 70% 2% 185

Frequency of prayer among the Unaffiliated by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of the Unaffiliated who pray…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 441. 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% 15% < 1% 441
Philosophy/reason 16% 10% 7% 66% 1% 1,396
Common sense 18% 11% 7% 63% 1% 4,142
Science 9% 7% 5% 78% < 1% 1,392
Don't know 37% 6% 5% 50% 1% 185

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

% of the Unaffiliated 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 = 441. 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% 10% 6% 56% < 1% 441
Philosophy/reason 4% 3% 4% 89% < 1% 1,396
Common sense 3% 3% 3% 91% < 1% 4,142
Science 2% 2% 3% 93% < 1% 1,392
Don't know 9% 5% 1% 83% 2% 185

Frequency of meditation among the Unaffiliated by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of the Unaffiliated 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 = 441. 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% 8% 3% 44% 3% 441
Philosophy/reason 30% 15% 6% 49% 1% 1,396
Common sense 24% 9% 5% 62% 1% 4,142
Science 20% 9% 6% 64% 1% 1,392
Don't know 43% 7% 1% 46% 2% 185

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

% of the Unaffiliated 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 = 441. 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 58% 11% 9% 19% 3% 441
Philosophy/reason 43% 19% 11% 26% 2% 1,396
Common sense 37% 15% 11% 35% 2% 4,142
Science 36% 17% 11% 36% 2% 1,392
Don't know 47% 11% 5% 27% 10% 185

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

% of the Unaffiliated 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 = 441. 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% 10% 11% 32% 3% 441
Philosophy/reason 58% 18% 12% 12% < 1% 1,396
Common sense 42% 16% 13% 28% 1% 4,142
Science 50% 16% 11% 22% 1% 1,392
Don't know 46% 10% 9% 26% 8% 185

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

% of the Unaffiliated 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 = 441. 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% 63% 2% 1% 441
Philosophy/reason 18% 79% 2% 1% 1,396
Common sense 20% 78% 1% 1% 4,142
Science 16% 82% < 1% 1% 1,392
Don't know 24% 59% 7% 11% 185

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

% of the Unaffiliated 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 = 441. 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% 9% 5% 42% 2% 441
Philosophy/reason 8% 7% 8% 78% < 1% 1,396
Common sense 7% 6% 5% 82% < 1% 4,142
Science 3% 4% 6% 87% < 1% 1,392
Don't know 17% 5% 5% 71% 1% 185

Interpreting scripture among the Unaffiliated by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of the Unaffiliated 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 = 441. 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% 22% 4% 17% 6% 441
Philosophy/reason 4% 7% < 1% 83% 6% 1,396
Common sense 8% 12% < 1% 72% 8% 4,142
Science 5% 6% < 1% 84% 5% 1,392
Don't know 10% 14% 9% 46% 21% 185

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

% of the Unaffiliated who …in heaven

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 441. 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 80% 13% 7% 441
Philosophy/reason 26% 63% 11% 1,396
Common sense 40% 51% 10% 4,142
Science 22% 70% 8% 1,392
Don't know 48% 35% 17% 185

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

% of the Unaffiliated who …in hell

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 441. 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% 29% 7% 441
Philosophy/reason 17% 74% 9% 1,396
Common sense 29% 63% 8% 4,142
Science 16% 77% 6% 1,392
Don't know 36% 44% 20% 185

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among the Unaffiliated by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of the Unaffiliated who identify as…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 441. 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% 31% 38% 441
Philosophy/reason 17% 19% 64% 1,396
Common sense 26% 23% 51% 4,142
Science 17% 19% 63% 1,392
Don't know 17% 41% 42% 185

Political ideology among the Unaffiliated by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of the Unaffiliated who are…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 441. 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% 30% 26% 14% 441
Philosophy/reason 11% 35% 50% 4% 1,396
Common sense 20% 38% 34% 8% 4,142
Science 14% 33% 48% 4% 1,392
Don't know 18% 30% 27% 26% 185

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

% of the Unaffiliated 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 = 441. 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% 53% 3% 4% 441
Philosophy/reason 42% 51% 4% 4% 1,396
Common sense 51% 43% 3% 3% 4,142
Science 41% 52% 3% 3% 1,392
Don't know 35% 34% 9% 23% 185

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

% of the Unaffiliated 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 = 441. 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% 5% 4% 441
Philosophy/reason 27% 68% 4% 1% 1,396
Common sense 41% 54% 4% 2% 4,142
Science 30% 66% 3% 1% 1,392
Don't know 19% 59% 11% 11% 185

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

% of the Unaffiliated 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 = 441. 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% 441
Philosophy/reason 80% 18% 3% 1,396
Common sense 74% 23% 4% 4,142
Science 80% 17% 4% 1,392
Don't know 57% 23% 20% 185

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

% of the Unaffiliated 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 = 441. 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% 41% 4% 5% 441
Philosophy/reason 91% 5% 2% 1% 1,396
Common sense 83% 12% 3% 2% 4,142
Science 88% 8% 2% 1% 1,392
Don't know 68% 11% 7% 14% 185

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

% of the Unaffiliated who …same-sex marriage

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 441. 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% 50% 10% 441
Philosophy/reason 89% 7% 3% 1,396
Common sense 77% 16% 6% 4,142
Science 85% 12% 4% 1,392
Don't know 61% 13% 26% 185

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

% of the Unaffiliated 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 = 441. 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% 3% 6% 441
Philosophy/reason 19% 77% 3% 2% 1,396
Common sense 31% 65% 2% 2% 4,142
Science 20% 76% 2% 2% 1,392
Don't know 15% 57% 10% 17% 185

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

% of the Unaffiliated 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 = 441. 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% 29% 4% 43% 6% 441
Philosophy/reason 72% 13% 5% 7% 2% 1,396
Common sense 62% 15% 5% 16% 3% 4,142
Science 79% 8% 3% 9% 1% 1,392
Don't know 40% 16% 13% 15% 16% 185