Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults who attend services monthly or yearly

% of adults who attend services monthly or yearly 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 = 11,214. 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% 12% 52% 9% 2% 11,214
2007 19% 11% 62% 6% 3% 11,431

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

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

% of adults who attend services monthly or yearly 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 = 105. 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.
Buddhist 9% 27% 52% 10% 1% 105
Catholic 21% 11% 55% 12% 2% 2,747
Evangelical Protestant 40% 8% 45% 4% 2% 2,367
Hindu 4% 16% 53% 26% 2% 111
Historically Black Protestant 37% 6% 50% 5% 2% 652
Jewish 10% 21% 49% 15% 4% 428
Mainline Protestant 22% 12% 56% 8% 3% 2,517
Orthodox Christian 18% 19% 54% 7% 1% 102
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 10% 18% 57% 13% 2% 1,668

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

DemographicInformation

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

% of adults who attend services monthly or yearly who are ages…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 2,596. 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 18% 37% 31% 14% 2,596
Philosophy/reason 34% 37% 21% 8% 1,396
Common sense 25% 35% 26% 14% 5,694
Science 29% 39% 22% 10% 1,023
Don't know 22% 31% 29% 18% 298

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

% of adults who attend services monthly or yearly who are…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 2,596. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Religion 11% 13% 31% 37% 8% 1% 2,596
Philosophy/reason 22% 20% 29% 24% 5% < 1% 1,396
Common sense 16% 16% 28% 30% 9% 1% 5,694
Science 20% 18% 30% 25% 6% 1% 1,023
Don't know 12% 16% 25% 32% 14% 1% 298

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

% of adults who attend services monthly or yearly who are…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 2,638. 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% 57% 2,638
Philosophy/reason 53% 47% 1,413
Common sense 50% 50% 5,806
Science 53% 47% 1,042
Don't know 51% 49% 315

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

% of adults who attend services monthly or yearly who identify as…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 2,607. 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% 17% 3% 17% 4% 2,607
Philosophy/reason 65% 9% 6% 16% 4% 1,398
Common sense 67% 12% 4% 13% 3% 5,739
Science 57% 7% 9% 23% 4% 1,029
Don't know 69% 11% 2% 12% 6% 303

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

% of adults who attend services monthly or yearly who are…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 2,598. 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% 8% 77% 2,598
Philosophy/reason 16% 14% 70% 1,398
Common sense 13% 11% 76% 5,734
Science 29% 11% 60% 1,029
Don't know 12% 7% 82% 307

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

% of adults who attend services monthly or yearly 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 = 2,346. 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% 21% 23% 16% 2,346
Philosophy/reason 29% 17% 28% 26% 1,279
Common sense 31% 21% 27% 21% 5,146
Science 32% 18% 26% 25% 938
Don't know 36% 22% 20% 22% 247

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

% of adults who attend services monthly or yearly who have completed…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 2,628. 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% 34% 13% 7% 2,628
Philosophy/reason 27% 34% 23% 16% 1,413
Common sense 41% 34% 16% 10% 5,779
Science 37% 23% 22% 18% 1,034
Don't know 32% 35% 20% 13% 311

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

% of adults who attend services monthly or yearly who are…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 2,628. 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% 7% 17% 5% 22% 2,628
Philosophy/reason 40% 10% 12% 3% 34% 1,411
Common sense 46% 9% 13% 6% 26% 5,784
Science 46% 9% 10% 3% 32% 1,038
Don't know 41% 6% 12% 11% 30% 308

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

% of adults who attend services monthly or yearly who are…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 2,626. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Religion 33% 67% 2,626
Philosophy/reason 28% 72% 1,409
Common sense 31% 69% 5,788
Science 33% 67% 1,039
Don't know 25% 75% 311

BeliefsandPractices

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

% of adults who attend services monthly or yearly 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 = 2,638. 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% 2% 1% < 1% < 1% 2,638
Philosophy/reason 47% 31% 10% < 1% 9% 3% 1,413
Common sense 59% 28% 6% 1% 4% 2% 5,806
Science 39% 35% 11% < 1% 12% 3% 1,042
Don't know 66% 20% 4% 4% 2% 4% 315

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

% of adults who attend services monthly or yearly 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 = 2,638. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Religion 76% 21% 2% 1% < 1% 2,638
Philosophy/reason 29% 48% 16% 7% < 1% 1,413
Common sense 37% 47% 13% 3% < 1% 5,806
Science 30% 42% 20% 8% < 1% 1,042
Don't know 59% 28% 7% 3% 3% 315

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

% of adults who attend services monthly or yearly who pray…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,638. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Religion 72% 19% 5% 4% 1% 2,638
Philosophy/reason 39% 25% 12% 24% < 1% 1,413
Common sense 46% 23% 11% 19% 1% 5,806
Science 35% 23% 12% 30% < 1% 1,042
Don't know 56% 20% 9% 12% 3% 315

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

% of adults who attend services monthly or yearly 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 = 2,638. 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% 17% 17% 51% < 1% 2,638
Philosophy/reason 6% 10% 13% 71% < 1% 1,413
Common sense 6% 10% 13% 71% < 1% 5,806
Science 6% 10% 13% 71% < 1% 1,042
Don't know 9% 11% 13% 63% 4% 315

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

% of adults who attend services monthly or yearly 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 = 2,638. 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% 9% 5% 45% 2% 2,638
Philosophy/reason 39% 12% 7% 41% 1% 1,413
Common sense 29% 10% 6% 54% 1% 5,806
Science 30% 12% 6% 51% 1% 1,042
Don't know 44% 9% 5% 38% 5% 315

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

% of adults who attend services monthly or yearly 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 = 2,638. 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% 16% 9% 8% 1% 2,638
Philosophy/reason 51% 21% 11% 16% 1% 1,413
Common sense 47% 21% 15% 16% 1% 5,806
Science 43% 19% 17% 19% 2% 1,042
Don't know 62% 14% 10% 8% 6% 315

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

% of adults who attend services monthly or yearly 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 = 2,638. 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% 15% 14% 27% 2% 2,638
Philosophy/reason 55% 17% 12% 16% 1% 1,413
Common sense 38% 17% 16% 27% 1% 5,806
Science 42% 15% 17% 24% 1% 1,042
Don't know 51% 13% 15% 14% 7% 315

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

% of adults who attend services monthly or yearly 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 = 2,638. 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% 55% 1% 1% 2,638
Philosophy/reason 24% 74% 2% < 1% 1,413
Common sense 26% 73% 1% 1% 5,806
Science 20% 78% 1% 1% 1,042
Don't know 26% 60% 6% 7% 315

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

% of adults who attend services monthly or yearly 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 = 2,638. 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% 18% 12% 27% 1% 2,638
Philosophy/reason 17% 15% 15% 52% < 1% 1,413
Common sense 16% 14% 14% 55% < 1% 5,806
Science 11% 12% 14% 63% 1% 1,042
Don't know 30% 15% 14% 39% 2% 315

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

% of adults who attend services monthly or yearly 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 = 2,638. 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% 34% 4% 10% 6% 2,638
Philosophy/reason 12% 27% < 1% 50% 10% 1,413
Common sense 20% 34% 2% 36% 9% 5,806
Science 18% 23% 1% 51% 7% 1,042
Don't know 19% 22% 10% 26% 23% 315

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

% of adults who attend services monthly or yearly who …in heaven

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,638. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Religion 90% 6% 4% 2,638
Philosophy/reason 63% 27% 10% 1,413
Common sense 78% 16% 6% 5,806
Science 63% 32% 6% 1,042
Don't know 68% 14% 18% 315

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

% of adults who attend services monthly or yearly who …in hell

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,638. 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% 17% 6% 2,638
Philosophy/reason 44% 48% 9% 1,413
Common sense 57% 35% 9% 5,806
Science 45% 49% 6% 1,042
Don't know 55% 24% 21% 315

SocialandPoliticalViews

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

% of adults who attend services monthly or yearly who identify as…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 2,638. 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% 18% 39% 2,638
Philosophy/reason 30% 14% 56% 1,413
Common sense 36% 17% 47% 5,806
Science 25% 16% 59% 1,042
Don't know 31% 30% 39% 315

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

% of adults who attend services monthly or yearly who are…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,638. 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% 30% 18% 6% 2,638
Philosophy/reason 22% 40% 35% 3% 1,413
Common sense 30% 41% 23% 6% 5,806
Science 25% 37% 35% 4% 1,042
Don't know 31% 35% 22% 12% 315

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

% of adults who attend services monthly or yearly 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 = 2,638. 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% 43% 3% 3% 2,638
Philosophy/reason 45% 49% 3% 3% 1,413
Common sense 52% 42% 3% 3% 5,806
Science 38% 58% 2% 2% 1,042
Don't know 44% 32% 10% 13% 315

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

% of adults who attend services monthly or yearly 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 = 2,638. 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% 4% 2% 2,638
Philosophy/reason 34% 61% 5% 1% 1,413
Common sense 47% 48% 3% 2% 5,806
Science 34% 62% 2% 2% 1,042
Don't know 32% 43% 13% 12% 315

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

% of adults who attend services monthly or yearly 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 = 2,638. 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% 55% 5% 2,638
Philosophy/reason 70% 28% 2% 1,413
Common sense 64% 32% 4% 5,806
Science 68% 29% 3% 1,042
Don't know 49% 35% 16% 315

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

% of adults who attend services monthly or yearly 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 = 2,638. 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% 39% 5% 4% 2,638
Philosophy/reason 84% 12% 3% 1% 1,413
Common sense 73% 21% 3% 3% 5,806
Science 82% 14% 2% 2% 1,042
Don't know 58% 23% 11% 8% 315

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

% of adults who attend services monthly or yearly who …same-sex marriage

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,638. 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% 50% 9% 2,638
Philosophy/reason 77% 18% 4% 1,413
Common sense 64% 28% 8% 5,806
Science 73% 21% 7% 1,042
Don't know 50% 28% 22% 315

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

% of adults who attend services monthly or yearly 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 = 2,638. 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% 2,638
Philosophy/reason 26% 71% 2% 1% 1,413
Common sense 39% 57% 2% 2% 5,806
Science 28% 69% 1% 2% 1,042
Don't know 30% 52% 7% 10% 315

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

% of adults who attend services monthly or yearly 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 = 2,638. 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% 32% 3% 47% 4% 2,638
Philosophy/reason 49% 28% 4% 16% 2% 1,413
Common sense 36% 30% 4% 26% 3% 5,806
Science 55% 23% 3% 17% 2% 1,042
Don't know 20% 22% 22% 20% 16% 315