Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults with some college education

% of adults with some college education 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 = 9,589. 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 34% 11% 46% 7% 3% 9,589

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Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults with some college education by religious group

% of adults with some college education 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 29% 10% 52% 8% 2% 1,810
Evangelical Protestant 59% 5% 30% 3% 3% 2,739
Historically Black Protestant 51% 6% 39% 3% 2% 600
Jewish 18% 13% 52% 12% 4% 138
Mainline Protestant 30% 11% 52% 4% 2% 1,567
Mormon 66% 3% 24% 4% 4% 224
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 5% 19% 59% 15% 2% 1,950

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults with some college education by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults with some college education who are ages…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 3,384. 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 20% 34% 29% 18% 3,384
Philosophy/reason 43% 31% 19% 8% 892
Common sense 28% 34% 24% 14% 4,282
Science 41% 32% 17% 10% 631
Don't know 26% 31% 26% 17% 253

Generational cohort among adults with some college education by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults with some college education who are…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 3,384. 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% 13% 28% 34% 11% 1% 3,384
Philosophy/reason 30% 21% 22% 21% 5% < 1% 892
Common sense 18% 18% 27% 29% 8% 1% 4,282
Science 28% 19% 26% 20% 7% < 1% 631
Don't know 14% 16% 26% 31% 12% 1% 253

Gender composition among adults with some college education by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults with some college education who are…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 3,454. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Religion 38% 62% 3,454
Philosophy/reason 53% 47% 902
Common sense 49% 51% 4,331
Science 55% 45% 638
Don't know 61% 39% 264

Racial and ethnic composition among adults with some college education by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults with some college education who identify as…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 3,409. 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% 17% 2% 11% 5% 3,409
Philosophy/reason 65% 10% 5% 15% 5% 889
Common sense 70% 11% 3% 11% 5% 4,274
Science 65% 7% 5% 18% 5% 629
Don't know 69% 13% 2% 9% 6% 250

Immigrant status among adults with some college education by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults with some college education who are…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 3,421. 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 8% 9% 83% 3,421
Philosophy/reason 11% 16% 73% 894
Common sense 9% 11% 79% 4,286
Science 19% 13% 68% 629
Don't know 8% 7% 85% 259

Income distribution among adults with some college education by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults with some college education 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 = 2,994. 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 32% 24% 30% 13% 2,994
Philosophy/reason 33% 21% 30% 16% 824
Common sense 32% 23% 30% 15% 3,833
Science 33% 24% 28% 14% 573
Don't know 34% 32% 24% 10% 205

Marital status among adults with some college education by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults with some college education who are…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 3,442. 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 54% 4% 14% 7% 22% 3,442
Philosophy/reason 32% 13% 13% 3% 39% 900
Common sense 43% 10% 15% 5% 27% 4,319
Science 35% 9% 12% 3% 40% 634
Don't know 44% 5% 11% 7% 32% 260

Parent of children under 18 among adults with some college education by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults with some college education who are…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 3,445. 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% 3,445
Philosophy/reason 24% 76% 901
Common sense 29% 71% 4,319
Science 26% 74% 637
Don't know 21% 79% 263

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among adults with some college education by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults with some college education 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 = 3,454. 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 93% 6% < 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 3,454
Philosophy/reason 44% 24% 11% 1% 15% 5% 902
Common sense 55% 25% 6% 1% 10% 3% 4,331
Science 32% 25% 8% 1% 30% 4% 638
Don't know 72% 12% 5% 2% 4% 4% 264

Importance of religion in one's life among adults with some college education by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults with some college education 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 = 3,454. 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% 3,454
Philosophy/reason 27% 34% 18% 20% 1% 902
Common sense 36% 34% 16% 13% 1% 4,331
Science 24% 26% 18% 31% < 1% 638
Don't know 63% 20% 5% 8% 5% 264

Attendance at religious services among adults with some college education by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults with some college education 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 = 3,454. 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 65% 26% 9% < 1% 3,454
Philosophy/reason 15% 40% 45% < 1% 902
Common sense 19% 41% 40% < 1% 4,331
Science 14% 31% 54% 1% 638
Don't know 33% 33% 30% 4% 264

Frequency of prayer among adults with some college education by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults with some college education who pray…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,454. 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 85% 10% 2% 2% < 1% 3,454
Philosophy/reason 37% 19% 8% 36% < 1% 902
Common sense 44% 19% 8% 29% 1% 4,331
Science 29% 14% 7% 49% 1% 638
Don't know 64% 13% 5% 16% 3% 264

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

% of adults with some college education 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 = 3,454. 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% 13% 10% 28% < 1% 3,454
Philosophy/reason 9% 8% 7% 75% < 1% 902
Common sense 12% 7% 8% 73% < 1% 4,331
Science 9% 5% 7% 79% < 1% 638
Don't know 25% 9% 7% 53% 5% 264

Frequency of meditation among adults with some college education by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults with some college education 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 = 3,454. 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 54% 7% 3% 34% 2% 3,454
Philosophy/reason 39% 12% 5% 44% 1% 902
Common sense 33% 9% 4% 53% 1% 4,331
Science 31% 9% 4% 55% 1% 638
Don't know 48% 9% 3% 36% 4% 264

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among adults with some college education by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults with some college education 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 = 3,454. 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% 10% 5% 5% 1% 3,454
Philosophy/reason 49% 22% 10% 18% 1% 902
Common sense 50% 17% 11% 20% 1% 4,331
Science 47% 17% 11% 26% 1% 638
Don't know 70% 9% 4% 10% 6% 264

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among adults with some college education by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults with some college education 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 = 3,454. 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 47% 17% 10% 24% 1% 3,454
Philosophy/reason 59% 16% 11% 13% 1% 902
Common sense 43% 17% 14% 25% 1% 4,331
Science 52% 18% 11% 18% 1% 638
Don't know 54% 11% 9% 20% 5% 264

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults with some college education by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults with some college education 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 = 3,454. 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% 44% 1% 1% 3,454
Philosophy/reason 24% 73% 2% < 1% 902
Common sense 26% 72% 1% < 1% 4,331
Science 23% 76% 1% 1% 638
Don't know 31% 54% 8% 7% 264

Frequency of reading scripture among adults with some college education by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults with some college education 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 = 3,454. 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% 11% 6% 14% 1% 3,454
Philosophy/reason 20% 11% 9% 59% 1% 902
Common sense 21% 10% 10% 59% 1% 4,331
Science 14% 8% 7% 70% 1% 638
Don't know 40% 14% 8% 36% 2% 264

Interpreting scripture among adults with some college education by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults with some college education 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 = 3,454. 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 54% 32% 4% 5% 5% 3,454
Philosophy/reason 9% 24% 1% 56% 10% 902
Common sense 16% 29% 2% 44% 9% 4,331
Science 13% 17% 1% 62% 7% 638
Don't know 23% 19% 11% 28% 20% 264

Belief in Heaven among adults with some college education by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults with some college education who …in heaven

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,454. 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% 5% 6% 3,454
Philosophy/reason 53% 35% 11% 902
Common sense 70% 23% 7% 4,331
Science 50% 44% 5% 638
Don't know 68% 16% 17% 264

Belief in Hell among adults with some college education by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults with some college education who …in hell

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,454. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Religion 82% 12% 6% 3,454
Philosophy/reason 38% 51% 10% 902
Common sense 53% 39% 8% 4,331
Science 34% 60% 6% 638
Don't know 56% 25% 19% 264

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults with some college education by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults with some college education who identify as…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 3,454. 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% 15% 32% 3,454
Philosophy/reason 29% 17% 54% 902
Common sense 35% 19% 46% 4,331
Science 25% 17% 59% 638
Don't know 32% 28% 40% 264

Political ideology among adults with some college education by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults with some college education who are…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,454. 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 56% 27% 12% 6% 3,454
Philosophy/reason 20% 40% 37% 3% 902
Common sense 30% 39% 25% 7% 4,331
Science 19% 37% 39% 5% 638
Don't know 37% 27% 20% 16% 264

Views about size of government among adults with some college education by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults with some college education 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 = 3,454. 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% 32% 3% 3% 3,454
Philosophy/reason 49% 44% 3% 4% 902
Common sense 57% 36% 3% 4% 4,331
Science 44% 49% 3% 4% 638
Don't know 48% 23% 10% 18% 264

Views about government aid to the poor among adults with some college education by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults with some college education 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 = 3,454. 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 54% 40% 5% 1% 3,454
Philosophy/reason 36% 59% 4% 2% 902
Common sense 47% 48% 4% 1% 4,331
Science 33% 64% 2% 1% 638
Don't know 31% 44% 14% 11% 264

Views about abortion among adults with some college education by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults with some college education 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 = 3,454. 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% 66% 4% 3,454
Philosophy/reason 71% 26% 3% 902
Common sense 66% 30% 4% 4,331
Science 71% 25% 4% 638
Don't know 47% 33% 20% 264

Views about homosexuality among adults with some college education by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults with some college education 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 = 3,454. 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% 54% 5% 4% 3,454
Philosophy/reason 84% 12% 3% 1% 902
Common sense 74% 19% 4% 3% 4,331
Science 82% 13% 2% 3% 638
Don't know 50% 28% 8% 13% 264

Views about same-sex marriage among adults with some college education by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults with some college education who …same-sex marriage

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,454. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Religion 27% 66% 7% 3,454
Philosophy/reason 80% 16% 4% 902
Common sense 66% 27% 7% 4,331
Science 79% 17% 4% 638
Don't know 44% 36% 20% 264

Views about environmental regulation among adults with some college education by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults with some college education 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 = 3,454. 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 47% 48% 3% 2% 3,454
Philosophy/reason 25% 71% 2% 2% 902
Common sense 35% 60% 3% 2% 4,331
Science 26% 71% 2% 1% 638
Don't know 29% 53% 7% 10% 264

Views about human evolution among adults with some college education by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults with some college education 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 = 3,454. 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 8% 28% 1% 59% 4% 3,454
Philosophy/reason 51% 27% 5% 17% 1% 902
Common sense 38% 29% 5% 25% 3% 4,331
Science 62% 19% 4% 13% 2% 638
Don't know 18% 24% 17% 28% 14% 264