Sources of guidance on right and wrong among 18-29 year olds

% of 18-29 year olds 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 = 5,544. 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 24% 16% 47% 12% 2% 5,544
2007 25% 12% 54% 7% 3% 4,242

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Sources of guidance on right and wrong among 18-29 year olds by religious group

% of 18-29 year olds who say they look to…most for guidance on right and wrong

Religious tradition Religion Philosophy/reason Common sense Science Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 0. 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.
Catholic 21% 14% 50% 13% 2% 890
Evangelical Protestant 51% 9% 34% 4% 2% 1,092
Historically Black Protestant 42% 10% 43% 4% 1% 298
Jewish 17% 17% 57% 9% < 1% 104
Mainline Protestant 25% 15% 52% 8% 1% 586
Mormon 69% 8% 19% 3% < 1% 114
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 5% 21% 53% 19% 2% 2,003

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DemographicInformation

Generational cohort among 18-29 year olds by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of 18-29 year olds who are…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 1,308. 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 63% 37% < 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 1,308
Philosophy/reason 66% 34% < 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 887
Common sense 61% 39% < 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 2,562
Science 65% 35% < 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 674
Don't know 58% 42% < 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 113

Gender composition among 18-29 year olds by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of 18-29 year olds who are…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 1,308. 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% 56% 1,308
Philosophy/reason 55% 45% 887
Common sense 51% 49% 2,562
Science 56% 44% 674
Don't know 70% 30% 113

Racial and ethnic composition among 18-29 year olds by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of 18-29 year olds who identify as…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 1,296. 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% 20% 5% 19% 5% 1,296
Philosophy/reason 54% 10% 10% 20% 6% 877
Common sense 57% 13% 6% 19% 5% 2,548
Science 57% 8% 10% 21% 5% 669
Don't know 55% 12% 5% 22% 5% 109

Immigrant status among 18-29 year olds by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of 18-29 year olds who are…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 1,295. 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 16% 14% 69% 1,295
Philosophy/reason 16% 22% 62% 878
Common sense 12% 17% 71% 2,522
Science 22% 18% 60% 664
Don't know 15% 9% 75% 111

Income distribution among 18-29 year olds by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of 18-29 year olds 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 = 1,130. 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% 20% 26% 10% 1,130
Philosophy/reason 40% 23% 22% 14% 795
Common sense 42% 22% 23% 14% 2,272
Science 42% 22% 23% 14% 605

Educational distribution among 18-29 year olds by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of 18-29 year olds who have completed…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 1,304. 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% 40% 13% 4% 1,304
Philosophy/reason 37% 41% 17% 5% 887
Common sense 44% 40% 13% 4% 2,558
Science 39% 36% 18% 7% 673
Don't know 35% 48% 13% 4% 112

Marital status among 18-29 year olds by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of 18-29 year olds who are…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 1,304. 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% 7% 4% < 1% 65% 1,304
Philosophy/reason 10% 13% 3% < 1% 74% 886
Common sense 15% 15% 3% < 1% 68% 2,559
Science 12% 12% 2% < 1% 75% 671
Don't know 19% 7% 9% < 1% 66% 111

Parent of children under 18 among 18-29 year olds by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of 18-29 year olds who are…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 1,302. 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% 73% 1,302
Philosophy/reason 15% 85% 886
Common sense 23% 77% 2,558
Science 16% 84% 674
Don't know 26% 74% 113

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among 18-29 year olds by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of 18-29 year olds 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 = 1,308. 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% 10% 1% < 1% 1% < 1% 1,308
Philosophy/reason 35% 26% 14% < 1% 20% 5% 887
Common sense 44% 26% 10% 1% 17% 3% 2,562
Science 25% 21% 11% < 1% 39% 3% 674
Don't know 63% 17% 8% 1% 8% 4% 113

Importance of religion in one's life among 18-29 year olds by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of 18-29 year olds 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 = 1,308. 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% 13% 1% 2% < 1% 1,308
Philosophy/reason 23% 32% 22% 22% 1% 887
Common sense 28% 35% 19% 17% < 1% 2,562
Science 17% 26% 24% 33% < 1% 674
Don't know 56% 20% 8% 11% 5% 113

Attendance at religious services among 18-29 year olds by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of 18-29 year olds 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 = 1,308. 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 63% 28% 9% < 1% 1,308
Philosophy/reason 15% 39% 45% < 1% 887
Common sense 17% 42% 41% < 1% 2,562
Science 9% 35% 56% < 1% 674
Don't know 29% 40% 23% 8% 113

Frequency of prayer among 18-29 year olds by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of 18-29 year olds who pray…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,308. 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% 15% 3% 4% < 1% 1,308
Philosophy/reason 29% 18% 8% 45% < 1% 887
Common sense 32% 19% 9% 40% < 1% 2,562
Science 18% 14% 7% 61% < 1% 674
Don't know 51% 19% 4% 22% 4% 113

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among 18-29 year olds by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of 18-29 year olds 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 = 1,308. 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% 17% 11% 29% < 1% 1,308
Philosophy/reason 10% 9% 8% 72% 1% 887
Common sense 10% 9% 8% 73% < 1% 2,562
Science 6% 7% 6% 81% < 1% 674
Don't know 18% 9% 8% 57% 8% 113

Frequency of meditation among 18-29 year olds by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of 18-29 year olds 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 = 1,308. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Religion 42% 10% 3% 43% 2% 1,308
Philosophy/reason 31% 13% 5% 51% 1% 887
Common sense 23% 9% 6% 62% 1% 2,562
Science 20% 10% 6% 64% 1% 674
Don't know 37% 9% 2% 49% 2% 113

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among 18-29 year olds by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of 18-29 year olds 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 = 1,308. 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% 14% 6% 6% 1% 1,308
Philosophy/reason 46% 22% 9% 22% 1% 887
Common sense 43% 21% 12% 22% 1% 2,562
Science 36% 20% 14% 29% 1% 674
Don't know 64% 11% 8% 15% 2% 113

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among 18-29 year olds by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of 18-29 year olds 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 = 1,308. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Religion 45% 19% 13% 22% 1% 1,308
Philosophy/reason 62% 17% 9% 12% < 1% 887
Common sense 44% 21% 12% 22% < 1% 2,562
Science 46% 19% 12% 22% < 1% 674
Don't know 57% 13% 10% 16% 4% 113

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among 18-29 year olds by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of 18-29 year olds 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 = 1,308. 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% 57% 1% 1% 1,308
Philosophy/reason 17% 82% < 1% < 1% 887
Common sense 17% 81% 1% 1% 2,562
Science 14% 85% < 1% < 1% 674
Don't know 22% 60% 11% 7% 113

Frequency of reading scripture among 18-29 year olds by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of 18-29 year olds 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 = 1,308. 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% 14% 6% 17% 1% 1,308
Philosophy/reason 19% 13% 9% 59% < 1% 887
Common sense 16% 11% 9% 63% < 1% 2,562
Science 7% 10% 8% 75% < 1% 674
Don't know 32% 13% 9% 42% 4% 113

Interpreting scripture among 18-29 year olds by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of 18-29 year olds 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 = 1,308. 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% 40% 3% 7% 4% 1,308
Philosophy/reason 9% 25% 1% 59% 7% 887
Common sense 14% 28% 1% 51% 6% 2,562
Science 12% 17% 1% 66% 5% 674
Don't know 17% 22% 12% 33% 16% 113

Belief in Heaven among 18-29 year olds by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of 18-29 year olds who …in heaven

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,308. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Religion 91% 6% 3% 1,308
Philosophy/reason 54% 37% 9% 887
Common sense 66% 29% 6% 2,562
Science 46% 47% 7% 674
Don't know 69% 18% 13% 113

Belief in Hell among 18-29 year olds by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of 18-29 year olds who …in hell

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,308. 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 82% 14% 4% 1,308
Philosophy/reason 41% 53% 6% 887
Common sense 52% 42% 6% 2,562
Science 36% 57% 6% 674
Don't know 59% 24% 17% 113

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among 18-29 year olds by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of 18-29 year olds who identify as…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 1,308. 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% 21% 33% 1,308
Philosophy/reason 25% 19% 56% 887
Common sense 31% 20% 49% 2,562
Science 22% 21% 57% 674
Don't know 22% 43% 35% 113

Political ideology among 18-29 year olds by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of 18-29 year olds who are…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,308. 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% 34% 15% 9% 1,308
Philosophy/reason 16% 37% 43% 4% 887
Common sense 22% 39% 31% 8% 2,562
Science 17% 36% 42% 5% 674
Don't know 32% 26% 20% 22% 113

Views about size of government among 18-29 year olds by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of 18-29 year olds 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 = 1,308. 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% 52% 2% 3% 1,308
Philosophy/reason 44% 51% 2% 4% 887
Common sense 44% 52% 2% 3% 2,562
Science 37% 59% 2% 2% 674
Don't know 44% 31% 7% 18% 113

Views about government aid to the poor among 18-29 year olds by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of 18-29 year olds 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 = 1,308. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Religion 48% 48% 3% 1% 1,308
Philosophy/reason 33% 62% 4% 1% 887
Common sense 42% 53% 4% 2% 2,562
Science 32% 66% 1% 1% 674
Don't know 36% 43% 10% 11% 113

Views about abortion among 18-29 year olds by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of 18-29 year olds 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 = 1,308. 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 28% 70% 2% 1,308
Philosophy/reason 68% 30% 2% 887
Common sense 62% 35% 2% 2,562
Science 69% 28% 3% 674
Don't know 44% 42% 14% 113

Views about homosexuality among 18-29 year olds by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of 18-29 year olds 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 = 1,308. 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% 45% 4% 3% 1,308
Philosophy/reason 89% 8% 2% < 1% 887
Common sense 84% 12% 2% 2% 2,562
Science 89% 10% < 1% 1% 674
Don't know 58% 22% 8% 11% 113

Views about same-sex marriage among 18-29 year olds by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of 18-29 year olds who …same-sex marriage

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,308. 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% 54% 6% 1,308
Philosophy/reason 86% 12% 2% 887
Common sense 79% 17% 4% 2,562
Science 84% 14% 3% 674
Don't know 54% 24% 22% 113

Views about environmental regulation among 18-29 year olds by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of 18-29 year olds 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 = 1,308. 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% 57% 1% 3% 1,308
Philosophy/reason 24% 73% 2% 2% 887
Common sense 34% 62% 2% 2% 2,562
Science 26% 71% 1% 1% 674
Don't know 31% 55% 7% 7% 113

Views about human evolution among 18-29 year olds by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of 18-29 year olds 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 = 1,308. 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 13% 32% 1% 51% 2% 1,308
Philosophy/reason 58% 23% 4% 14% 2% 887
Common sense 48% 25% 4% 21% 2% 2,562
Science 71% 15% 2% 12% 1% 674
Don't know 25% 22% 18% 22% 14% 113