Sources of guidance on right and wrong among college graduates

% of college graduates 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 = 8,798. 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 30% 14% 41% 12% 3% 8,798

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Sources of guidance on right and wrong among college graduates by religious group

% of college graduates 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 26% 13% 48% 11% 3% 1,788
Evangelical Protestant 66% 6% 22% 3% 3% 1,870
Historically Black Protestant 49% 7% 36% 6% 3% 289
Jewish 14% 18% 51% 15% 3% 294
Mainline Protestant 28% 13% 47% 8% 4% 1,673
Mormon 67% 3% 24% 3% 4% 212
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 3% 22% 51% 22% 2% 2,071

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among college graduates by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of college graduates who are ages…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 2,666. 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% 39% 31% 16% 2,666
Philosophy/reason 25% 39% 23% 13% 1,203
Common sense 20% 41% 25% 14% 3,485
Science 23% 41% 23% 13% 984
Don't know 12% 36% 31% 21% 263

Generational cohort among college graduates by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of college graduates who are…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 2,666. 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 5% 15% 33% 37% 10% 1% 2,666
Philosophy/reason 11% 22% 30% 27% 8% 1% 1,203
Common sense 8% 21% 32% 30% 8% 1% 3,485
Science 11% 22% 32% 27% 8% 1% 984
Don't know 7% 11% 30% 36% 14% 2% 263

Gender composition among college graduates by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of college graduates who are…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 2,736. 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% 2,736
Philosophy/reason 53% 47% 1,218
Common sense 48% 52% 3,563
Science 57% 43% 1,000
Don't know 51% 49% 281

Racial and ethnic composition among college graduates by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of college graduates who identify as…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 2,697. 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 74% 12% 4% 8% 3% 2,697
Philosophy/reason 78% 6% 6% 8% 3% 1,207
Common sense 74% 7% 7% 8% 3% 3,510
Science 73% 4% 9% 10% 3% 985
Don't know 78% 6% 4% 7% 6% 260

Immigrant status among college graduates by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of college graduates who are…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 2,720. 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 12% 9% 79% 2,720
Philosophy/reason 14% 11% 75% 1,212
Common sense 12% 11% 77% 3,537
Science 19% 14% 67% 995
Don't know 10% 9% 81% 277

Income distribution among college graduates by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of college graduates 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 = 2,406. 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% 19% 37% 30% 2,406
Philosophy/reason 16% 16% 35% 33% 1,112
Common sense 13% 17% 35% 35% 3,157
Science 14% 16% 35% 35% 907
Don't know 14% 22% 30% 33% 216

Marital status among college graduates by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of college graduates who are…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 2,721. 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 68% 2% 10% 4% 15% 2,721
Philosophy/reason 50% 10% 11% 3% 26% 1,211
Common sense 57% 9% 9% 4% 22% 3,547
Science 55% 8% 9% 3% 24% 992
Don't know 62% 4% 11% 4% 19% 274

Parent of children under 18 among college graduates by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of college graduates who are…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 2,720. 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 37% 63% 2,720
Philosophy/reason 28% 72% 1,218
Common sense 31% 69% 3,557
Science 31% 69% 998
Don't know 28% 72% 278

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among college graduates by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of college graduates 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 = 2,736. 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% < 1% 2,736
Philosophy/reason 39% 25% 10% < 1% 22% 4% 1,218
Common sense 47% 25% 8% 1% 16% 3% 3,563
Science 26% 25% 11% < 1% 33% 6% 1,000
Don't know 65% 16% 4% 1% 7% 7% 281

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

% of college graduates 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 = 2,736. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Religion 89% 9% 1% < 1% < 1% 2,736
Philosophy/reason 27% 32% 20% 20% 1% 1,218
Common sense 30% 35% 18% 17% 1% 3,563
Science 18% 24% 23% 34% 1% 1,000
Don't know 59% 15% 11% 8% 8% 281

Attendance at religious services among college graduates by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of college graduates 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 = 2,736. 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 74% 21% 5% < 1% 2,736
Philosophy/reason 18% 39% 43% < 1% 1,218
Common sense 21% 40% 39% < 1% 3,563
Science 13% 34% 52% < 1% 1,000
Don't know 41% 32% 21% 5% 281

Frequency of prayer among college graduates by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of college graduates who pray…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,736. 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% 9% 2% 2% 1% 2,736
Philosophy/reason 35% 18% 7% 39% 1% 1,218
Common sense 38% 18% 7% 36% 1% 3,563
Science 21% 15% 7% 57% < 1% 1,000
Don't know 58% 13% 6% 16% 7% 281

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

% of college graduates 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 = 2,736. 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% 13% 10% 24% 1% 2,736
Philosophy/reason 9% 7% 9% 75% < 1% 1,218
Common sense 10% 5% 8% 76% < 1% 3,563
Science 4% 4% 7% 84% < 1% 1,000
Don't know 24% 10% 7% 53% 6% 281

Frequency of meditation among college graduates by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of college graduates 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 = 2,736. 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% 6% 4% 35% 2% 2,736
Philosophy/reason 40% 11% 7% 42% < 1% 1,218
Common sense 31% 10% 6% 52% 1% 3,563
Science 27% 10% 7% 55% 1% 1,000
Don't know 51% 6% 3% 34% 6% 281

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among college graduates by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of college graduates 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 = 2,736. 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 81% 10% 5% 3% 1% 2,736
Philosophy/reason 50% 20% 11% 18% 1% 1,218
Common sense 48% 19% 14% 17% 1% 3,563
Science 41% 19% 13% 25% 2% 1,000
Don't know 67% 15% 6% 7% 5% 281

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

% of college graduates 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 = 2,736. 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% 17% 11% 19% 2% 2,736
Philosophy/reason 57% 17% 14% 12% < 1% 1,218
Common sense 40% 19% 17% 23% 1% 3,563
Science 48% 18% 15% 17% 1% 1,000
Don't know 52% 17% 13% 12% 7% 281

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among college graduates by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of college graduates 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 = 2,736. 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% 38% 2% < 1% 2,736
Philosophy/reason 25% 73% 1% 1% 1,218
Common sense 25% 74% 1% 1% 3,563
Science 18% 80% 1% 1% 1,000
Don't know 36% 57% 5% 2% 281

Frequency of reading scripture among college graduates by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of college graduates 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 = 2,736. 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 69% 11% 6% 13% 1% 2,736
Philosophy/reason 15% 11% 12% 62% 1% 1,218
Common sense 16% 8% 9% 67% < 1% 3,563
Science 8% 7% 9% 76% < 1% 1,000
Don't know 39% 8% 8% 40% 5% 281

Interpreting scripture among college graduates by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of college graduates 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 = 2,736. 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% 40% 4% 6% 5% 2,736
Philosophy/reason 6% 19% 1% 67% 7% 1,218
Common sense 10% 27% 1% 55% 7% 3,563
Science 5% 15% 1% 74% 6% 1,000
Don't know 13% 29% 8% 28% 23% 281

Belief in Heaven among college graduates by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of college graduates who …in heaven

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,736. 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% 6% 7% 2,736
Philosophy/reason 45% 45% 10% 1,218
Common sense 58% 34% 8% 3,563
Science 40% 53% 7% 1,000
Don't know 58% 22% 20% 281

Belief in Hell among college graduates by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of college graduates who …in hell

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,736. 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% 14% 9% 2,736
Philosophy/reason 29% 63% 8% 1,218
Common sense 41% 51% 8% 3,563
Science 27% 67% 7% 1,000
Don't know 41% 37% 23% 281

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among college graduates by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of college graduates who identify as…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 2,736. 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% 12% 25% 2,736
Philosophy/reason 26% 12% 61% 1,218
Common sense 35% 13% 52% 3,563
Science 25% 12% 64% 1,000
Don't know 35% 28% 37% 281

Political ideology among college graduates by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of college graduates who are…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,736. 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% 26% 9% 3% 2,736
Philosophy/reason 16% 37% 45% 2% 1,218
Common sense 25% 41% 31% 3% 3,563
Science 17% 38% 43% 2% 1,000
Don't know 32% 35% 21% 12% 281

Views about size of government among college graduates by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of college graduates 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 = 2,736. 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% 24% 2% 2% 2,736
Philosophy/reason 44% 48% 3% 5% 1,218
Common sense 55% 39% 3% 3% 3,563
Science 45% 49% 3% 3% 1,000
Don't know 51% 25% 15% 9% 281

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

% of college graduates 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 = 2,736. 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% 36% 3% 2% 2,736
Philosophy/reason 28% 67% 4% 1% 1,218
Common sense 43% 51% 4% 2% 3,563
Science 32% 63% 3% 1% 1,000
Don't know 39% 39% 13% 9% 281

Views about abortion among college graduates by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of college graduates 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 = 2,736. 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 29% 68% 3% 2,736
Philosophy/reason 78% 19% 3% 1,218
Common sense 74% 24% 3% 3,563
Science 81% 16% 3% 1,000
Don't know 53% 32% 15% 281

Views about homosexuality among college graduates by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of college graduates 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 = 2,736. 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 37% 55% 5% 3% 2,736
Philosophy/reason 89% 8% 2% 1% 1,218
Common sense 82% 13% 3% 2% 3,563
Science 87% 10% 2% 1% 1,000
Don't know 60% 21% 7% 11% 281

Views about same-sex marriage among college graduates by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of college graduates who …same-sex marriage

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,736. 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% 66% 6% 2,736
Philosophy/reason 84% 12% 4% 1,218
Common sense 76% 19% 5% 3,563
Science 86% 11% 3% 1,000
Don't know 55% 27% 19% 281

Views about environmental regulation among college graduates by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of college graduates 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 = 2,736. 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% 47% 3% 3% 2,736
Philosophy/reason 19% 77% 2% 2% 1,218
Common sense 30% 67% 2% 1% 3,563
Science 20% 77% 2% 1% 1,000
Don't know 28% 53% 12% 8% 281

Views about human evolution among college graduates by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of college graduates 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 = 2,736. 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 9% 28% 3% 56% 4% 2,736
Philosophy/reason 61% 24% 5% 8% 2% 1,218
Common sense 52% 25% 4% 16% 3% 3,563
Science 72% 15% 3% 9% 1% 1,000
Don't know 25% 20% 22% 18% 14% 281