Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults who attend services weekly or more

% of adults who attend services weekly or more 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 = 13,155. 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 61% 6% 27% 4% 3% 13,155
2007 52% 5% 35% 3% 4% 14,919

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Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults who attend services weekly or more by religious group

% of adults who attend services weekly or more 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 47% 8% 35% 7% 3% 3,092
Evangelical Protestant 75% 3% 18% 2% 2% 5,177
Historically Black Protestant 57% 5% 33% 3% 2% 1,070
Jehovah's Witness 82% 1% 10% 2% 5% 207
Jewish 47% 8% 35% 7% 3% 148
Mainline Protestant 51% 8% 35% 3% 3% 2,192
Mormon 76% 2% 15% 3% 3% 514
Muslim 49% 6% 32% 9% 5% 105
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 41% 12% 39% 4% 4% 284

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults who attend services weekly or more by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who attend services weekly or more who are ages…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 7,829. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Religion 15% 32% 29% 24% 7,829
Philosophy/reason 27% 31% 22% 20% 752
Common sense 18% 30% 27% 25% 3,356
Science 18% 37% 24% 22% 511
Don't know 13% 31% 24% 32% 395

Generational cohort among adults who attend services weekly or more by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who attend services weekly or more who are…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 7,829. 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% 11% 27% 35% 16% 1% 7,829
Philosophy/reason 18% 14% 26% 27% 14% 1% 752
Common sense 12% 11% 25% 32% 17% 2% 3,356
Science 12% 10% 33% 29% 14% 2% 511
Don't know 8% 7% 28% 30% 23% 3% 395

Gender composition among adults who attend services weekly or more by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who attend services weekly or more who are…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 8,030. 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% 60% 8,030
Philosophy/reason 48% 52% 764
Common sense 45% 55% 3,423
Science 50% 50% 521
Don't know 52% 48% 417

Racial and ethnic composition among adults who attend services weekly or more by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who attend services weekly or more who identify as…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 7,931. 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 66% 15% 2% 15% 3% 7,931
Philosophy/reason 58% 14% 4% 19% 4% 754
Common sense 59% 18% 4% 16% 4% 3,367
Science 44% 12% 5% 35% 4% 515
Don't know 65% 11% 3% 15% 6% 391

Immigrant status among adults who attend services weekly or more by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who attend services weekly or more who are…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 7,941. 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% 8% 78% 7,941
Philosophy/reason 20% 11% 69% 752
Common sense 17% 10% 73% 3,374
Science 36% 13% 51% 516
Don't know 18% 7% 75% 405

Income distribution among adults who attend services weekly or more by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who attend services weekly or more 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 = 6,829. 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% 21% 30% 15% 6,829
Philosophy/reason 34% 18% 26% 23% 672
Common sense 39% 20% 25% 16% 2,905
Science 38% 23% 21% 18% 452
Don't know 29% 22% 34% 15% 293

Educational distribution among adults who attend services weekly or more by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who attend services weekly or more who have completed…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 7,985. 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% 32% 17% 10% 7,985
Philosophy/reason 34% 26% 21% 18% 760
Common sense 47% 29% 15% 9% 3,402
Science 40% 23% 19% 18% 518
Don't know 37% 28% 20% 15% 409

Marital status among adults who attend services weekly or more by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who attend services weekly or more who are…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 7,994. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Religion 61% 3% 11% 9% 17% 7,994
Philosophy/reason 51% 5% 11% 5% 28% 760
Common sense 52% 5% 12% 9% 21% 3,411
Science 48% 6% 15% 7% 25% 518
Don't know 63% 1% 13% 11% 13% 411

Parent of children under 18 among adults who attend services weekly or more by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who attend services weekly or more who are…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 7,995. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Religion 31% 69% 7,995
Philosophy/reason 33% 67% 763
Common sense 30% 70% 3,411
Science 32% 68% 518
Don't know 29% 71% 410

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among adults who attend services weekly or more by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who attend services weekly or more 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 = 8,030. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Religion 92% 6% < 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 8,030
Philosophy/reason 73% 20% 3% 2% 2% 1% 764
Common sense 79% 16% 2% 1% 1% 1% 3,423
Science 65% 28% 3% < 1% 4% < 1% 521
Don't know 86% 9% < 1% 2% < 1% 2% 417

Importance of religion in one's life among adults who attend services weekly or more by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who attend services weekly or more 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 = 8,030. 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 96% 3% < 1% < 1% < 1% 8,030
Philosophy/reason 75% 22% 2% 1% < 1% 764
Common sense 79% 18% 1% 1% < 1% 3,423
Science 75% 21% 3% 2% < 1% 521
Don't know 85% 7% 1% 1% 5% 417

Frequency of prayer among adults who attend services weekly or more by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who attend services weekly or more who pray…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 8,030. 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% 7% 1% 1% < 1% 8,030
Philosophy/reason 70% 21% 2% 6% 1% 764
Common sense 74% 18% 3% 4% 1% 3,423
Science 67% 22% 4% 7% < 1% 521
Don't know 82% 11% 1% 2% 4% 417

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among adults who attend services weekly or more by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who attend services weekly or more 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 = 8,030. 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 66% 12% 7% 14% 1% 8,030
Philosophy/reason 44% 18% 12% 25% 1% 764
Common sense 45% 14% 10% 31% 1% 3,423
Science 44% 16% 11% 29% < 1% 521
Don't know 55% 12% 7% 24% 3% 417

Frequency of meditation among adults who attend services weekly or more by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who attend services weekly or more 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 = 8,030. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Religion 61% 6% 2% 28% 2% 8,030
Philosophy/reason 58% 10% 3% 28% 1% 764
Common sense 50% 8% 4% 37% 2% 3,423
Science 53% 12% 5% 28% 2% 521
Don't know 59% 3% 3% 27% 8% 417

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among adults who attend services weekly or more by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who attend services weekly or more 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 = 8,030. 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 86% 8% 3% 2% 1% 8,030
Philosophy/reason 69% 17% 7% 6% < 1% 764
Common sense 71% 14% 7% 7% 1% 3,423
Science 65% 13% 7% 12% 1% 521
Don't know 80% 7% 2% 5% 6% 417

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among adults who attend services weekly or more by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who attend services weekly or more 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 = 8,030. 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% 9% 20% 2% 8,030
Philosophy/reason 58% 15% 10% 15% 2% 764
Common sense 43% 17% 12% 26% 2% 3,423
Science 53% 19% 14% 14% < 1% 521
Don't know 54% 11% 10% 19% 5% 417

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults who attend services weekly or more by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who attend services weekly or more 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 = 8,030. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Religion 55% 42% 1% 1% 8,030
Philosophy/reason 29% 69% 1% 1% 764
Common sense 31% 67% 1% 1% 3,423
Science 28% 68% 2% 2% 521
Don't know 35% 53% 7% 5% 417

Frequency of reading scripture among adults who attend services weekly or more by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who attend services weekly or more 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 = 8,030. 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% 8% 3% 8% 1% 8,030
Philosophy/reason 53% 17% 7% 23% 1% 764
Common sense 52% 13% 8% 26% 1% 3,423
Science 49% 12% 12% 25% 1% 521
Don't know 64% 9% 5% 17% 5% 417

Interpreting scripture among adults who attend services weekly or more by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who attend services weekly or more 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 = 8,030. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Religion 61% 29% 4% 3% 3% 8,030
Philosophy/reason 28% 39% 2% 25% 6% 764
Common sense 40% 34% 3% 15% 7% 3,423
Science 38% 27% 2% 26% 6% 521
Don't know 32% 31% 16% 8% 13% 417

Belief in Heaven among adults who attend services weekly or more by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who attend services weekly or more who …in heaven

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 8,030. 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 88% 5% 6% 8,030
Philosophy/reason 80% 13% 7% 764
Common sense 88% 7% 5% 3,423
Science 81% 14% 5% 521
Don't know 77% 8% 15% 417

Belief in Hell among adults who attend services weekly or more by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who attend services weekly or more who …in hell

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 8,030. 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% 8,030
Philosophy/reason 59% 32% 8% 764
Common sense 70% 23% 7% 3,423
Science 61% 32% 7% 521
Don't know 59% 21% 20% 417

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults who attend services weekly or more by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who attend services weekly or more who identify as…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 8,030. 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 53% 16% 31% 8,030
Philosophy/reason 34% 16% 50% 764
Common sense 37% 17% 45% 3,423
Science 31% 17% 52% 521
Don't know 35% 30% 35% 417

Political ideology among adults who attend services weekly or more by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who attend services weekly or more who are…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 8,030. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Religion 59% 25% 10% 6% 8,030
Philosophy/reason 31% 37% 29% 4% 764
Common sense 39% 35% 20% 6% 3,423
Science 33% 35% 28% 5% 521
Don't know 44% 25% 17% 14% 417

Views about size of government among adults who attend services weekly or more by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who attend services weekly or more 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 = 8,030. 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% 34% 3% 3% 8,030
Philosophy/reason 48% 46% 4% 2% 764
Common sense 50% 44% 3% 3% 3,423
Science 36% 59% 1% 4% 521
Don't know 46% 27% 11% 16% 417

Views about government aid to the poor among adults who attend services weekly or more by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who attend services weekly or more 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 = 8,030. 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 53% 41% 4% 2% 8,030
Philosophy/reason 36% 60% 3% < 1% 764
Common sense 45% 49% 4% 2% 3,423
Science 46% 48% 3% 3% 521
Don't know 36% 34% 18% 12% 417

Views about abortion among adults who attend services weekly or more by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who attend services weekly or more 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 = 8,030. 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 23% 73% 3% 8,030
Philosophy/reason 49% 46% 6% 764
Common sense 46% 49% 5% 3,423
Science 52% 44% 5% 521
Don't know 34% 51% 14% 417

Views about homosexuality among adults who attend services weekly or more by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who attend services weekly or more 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 = 8,030. 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% 62% 5% 4% 8,030
Philosophy/reason 65% 28% 4% 3% 764
Common sense 57% 35% 5% 4% 3,423
Science 65% 30% 3% 2% 521
Don't know 36% 40% 12% 13% 417

Views about same-sex marriage among adults who attend services weekly or more by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who attend services weekly or more who …same-sex marriage

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 8,030. 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 21% 73% 7% 8,030
Philosophy/reason 58% 35% 7% 764
Common sense 45% 45% 9% 3,423
Science 52% 42% 6% 521
Don't know 29% 56% 15% 417

Views about environmental regulation among adults who attend services weekly or more by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who attend services weekly or more 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 = 8,030. 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% 46% 3% 4% 8,030
Philosophy/reason 35% 62% 2% 1% 764
Common sense 39% 54% 3% 4% 3,423
Science 33% 62% 2% 2% 521
Don't know 32% 45% 8% 14% 417

Views about human evolution among adults who attend services weekly or more by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who attend services weekly or more 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 = 8,030. 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% 24% 2% 62% 5% 8,030
Philosophy/reason 28% 36% 5% 27% 3% 764
Common sense 20% 31% 3% 41% 6% 3,423
Science 35% 23% 4% 35% 3% 521
Don't know 5% 25% 13% 35% 22% 417