Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week 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 = 20,955. 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 44% 9% 37% 7% 3% 20,955
2007 41% 8% 43% 4% 4% 19,253

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Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week by religious group

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week 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 = 166. 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 8% 34% 36% 15% 7% 166
Catholic 38% 9% 41% 9% 3% 4,173
Evangelical Protestant 67% 4% 24% 2% 2% 6,541
Historically Black Protestant 52% 5% 37% 4% 2% 1,423
Jehovah's Witness 81% 1% 12% 1% 5% 203
Jewish 27% 17% 42% 9% 5% 320
Mainline Protestant 38% 9% 45% 5% 3% 3,532
Mormon 71% 3% 19% 4% 4% 545
Muslim 42% 11% 33% 11% 4% 152
Orthodox Christian 36% 10% 46% 6% 3% 103
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 10% 19% 53% 15% 3% 3,048

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week who are ages…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 9,162. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Religion 15% 32% 31% 23% 9,162
Philosophy/reason 30% 34% 23% 13% 1,944
Common sense 21% 33% 27% 19% 7,390
Science 24% 40% 23% 14% 1,362
Don't know 17% 33% 28% 23% 632

Generational cohort among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week who are…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 9,162. 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% 11% 26% 37% 15% 2% 9,162
Philosophy/reason 19% 18% 27% 26% 8% 1% 1,944
Common sense 12% 14% 27% 32% 12% 1% 7,390
Science 15% 15% 33% 27% 9% 1% 1,362
Don't know 10% 12% 27% 32% 16% 2% 632

Gender composition among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week who are…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 9,385. 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% 9,385
Philosophy/reason 51% 49% 1,976
Common sense 45% 55% 7,537
Science 50% 50% 1,381
Don't know 51% 49% 676

Racial and ethnic composition among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week who identify as…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 9,269. 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 64% 15% 2% 15% 4% 9,269
Philosophy/reason 63% 10% 5% 18% 5% 1,950
Common sense 64% 14% 3% 14% 5% 7,417
Science 53% 8% 5% 28% 5% 1,358
Don't know 69% 10% 3% 13% 5% 629

Immigrant status among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week who are…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 9,289. 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% 7% 79% 9,289
Philosophy/reason 16% 14% 70% 1,951
Common sense 13% 10% 77% 7,434
Science 29% 13% 58% 1,366
Don't know 15% 7% 78% 659

Income distribution among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week 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 = 8,048. 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 36% 22% 27% 15% 8,048
Philosophy/reason 32% 18% 26% 24% 1,763
Common sense 35% 21% 26% 18% 6,531
Science 36% 19% 22% 23% 1,229
Don't know 33% 23% 26% 18% 505

Educational distribution among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week who have completed…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 9,328. 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% 33% 16% 9% 9,328
Philosophy/reason 30% 31% 22% 17% 1,966
Common sense 43% 33% 15% 9% 7,493
Science 35% 28% 21% 16% 1,375
Don't know 31% 35% 19% 15% 665

Marital status among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week who are…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 9,337. 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 57% 4% 13% 8% 17% 9,337
Philosophy/reason 42% 9% 14% 5% 30% 1,968
Common sense 47% 9% 14% 8% 23% 7,503
Science 46% 10% 12% 4% 27% 1,374
Don't know 51% 4% 13% 10% 22% 661

Parent of children under 18 among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week who are…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 9,340. 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% 70% 9,340
Philosophy/reason 27% 73% 1,973
Common sense 29% 71% 7,515
Science 32% 68% 1,376
Don't know 27% 73% 665

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week 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 = 9,385. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Religion 92% 7% < 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 9,385
Philosophy/reason 53% 24% 7% 1% 12% 3% 1,976
Common sense 68% 19% 4% 1% 6% 2% 7,537
Science 45% 25% 7% 1% 19% 3% 1,381
Don't know 77% 13% 2% 2% 3% 3% 676

Importance of religion in one's life among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week 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 = 9,385. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Religion 92% 6% 1% < 1% < 1% 9,385
Philosophy/reason 42% 30% 13% 15% 1% 1,976
Common sense 54% 27% 10% 9% 1% 7,537
Science 39% 26% 12% 23% 1% 1,381
Don't know 71% 15% 4% 5% 6% 676

Attendance at religious services among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week 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 = 9,385. 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% 20% 7% < 1% 9,385
Philosophy/reason 25% 38% 36% < 1% 1,976
Common sense 31% 37% 31% < 1% 7,537
Science 24% 34% 41% 1% 1,381
Don't know 47% 29% 20% 4% 676

Frequency of prayer among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week who pray…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 9,385. 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% 8% 1% 2% 1% 9,385
Philosophy/reason 51% 18% 6% 25% < 1% 1,976
Common sense 60% 17% 5% 17% 1% 7,537
Science 44% 16% 5% 34% < 1% 1,381
Don't know 72% 12% 3% 10% 4% 676

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week 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 = 9,385. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Religion 55% 13% 8% 24% 1% 9,385
Philosophy/reason 17% 9% 10% 63% 1% 1,976
Common sense 21% 9% 9% 61% 1% 7,537
Science 15% 9% 7% 69% < 1% 1,381
Don't know 33% 10% 8% 45% 4% 676

Frequency of meditation among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week 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 = 9,385. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Religion 61% 6% 2% 29% 2% 9,385
Philosophy/reason 55% 11% 4% 29% 1% 1,976
Common sense 47% 8% 3% 40% 1% 7,537
Science 46% 10% 4% 38% 1% 1,381
Don't know 56% 6% 3% 30% 5% 676

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week 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 = 9,385. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Religion 55% 15% 8% 20% 2% 9,385
Philosophy/reason 68% 13% 7% 11% 1% 1,976
Common sense 52% 15% 10% 21% 1% 7,537
Science 63% 12% 9% 15% 1% 1,381
Don't know 63% 9% 9% 15% 5% 676

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week 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 = 9,385. 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% 2% 1% 9,385
Philosophy/reason 25% 73% 1% 1% 1,976
Common sense 27% 71% 1% 1% 7,537
Science 24% 73% 2% 2% 1,381
Don't know 30% 56% 8% 6% 676

Frequency of reading scripture among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week 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 = 9,385. 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% 9% 5% 12% 1% 9,385
Philosophy/reason 29% 12% 10% 48% < 1% 1,976
Common sense 32% 12% 10% 46% 1% 7,537
Science 22% 10% 10% 57% 1% 1,381
Don't know 49% 11% 8% 29% 3% 676

Interpreting scripture among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week 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 = 9,385. 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 58% 29% 4% 5% 4% 9,385
Philosophy/reason 16% 25% 1% 50% 8% 1,976
Common sense 27% 28% 2% 35% 8% 7,537
Science 22% 18% 1% 54% 5% 1,381
Don't know 23% 25% 14% 20% 19% 676

Belief in Heaven among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week who …in heaven

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 9,385. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Religion 88% 6% 6% 9,385
Philosophy/reason 57% 33% 10% 1,976
Common sense 75% 18% 7% 7,537
Science 56% 37% 6% 1,381
Don't know 70% 13% 17% 676

Belief in Hell among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week who …in hell

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 9,385. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Religion 80% 13% 7% 9,385
Philosophy/reason 40% 52% 8% 1,976
Common sense 57% 35% 8% 7,537
Science 41% 51% 7% 1,381
Don't know 53% 25% 22% 676

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week who identify as…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 9,385. 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% 32% 9,385
Philosophy/reason 25% 18% 56% 1,976
Common sense 33% 19% 48% 7,537
Science 22% 19% 59% 1,381
Don't know 32% 32% 36% 676

Political ideology among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week who are…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 9,385. 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 57% 25% 12% 6% 9,385
Philosophy/reason 21% 36% 39% 4% 1,976
Common sense 32% 37% 25% 6% 7,537
Science 24% 35% 38% 4% 1,381
Don't know 36% 30% 21% 13% 676

Views about size of government among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week 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 = 9,385. 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% 35% 3% 3% 9,385
Philosophy/reason 44% 48% 4% 4% 1,976
Common sense 50% 43% 3% 4% 7,537
Science 36% 58% 3% 3% 1,381
Don't know 43% 29% 11% 17% 676

Views about government aid to the poor among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week 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 = 9,385. 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% 42% 4% 2% 9,385
Philosophy/reason 32% 63% 4% 1% 1,976
Common sense 44% 50% 4% 2% 7,537
Science 35% 60% 3% 2% 1,381
Don't know 32% 42% 15% 11% 676

Views about abortion among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week 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 = 9,385. 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% 69% 4% 9,385
Philosophy/reason 66% 31% 3% 1,976
Common sense 60% 35% 5% 7,537
Science 68% 28% 4% 1,381
Don't know 43% 40% 18% 676

Views about homosexuality among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week 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 = 9,385. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Religion 34% 57% 5% 4% 9,385
Philosophy/reason 79% 16% 3% 2% 1,976
Common sense 69% 24% 4% 3% 7,537
Science 80% 16% 2% 2% 1,381
Don't know 50% 28% 9% 13% 676

Views about same-sex marriage among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week who …same-sex marriage

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 9,385. 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 25% 68% 7% 9,385
Philosophy/reason 74% 21% 6% 1,976
Common sense 60% 32% 9% 7,537
Science 72% 23% 5% 1,381
Don't know 42% 38% 20% 676

Views about environmental regulation among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week 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 = 9,385. 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% 47% 3% 4% 9,385
Philosophy/reason 25% 70% 2% 2% 1,976
Common sense 37% 57% 2% 3% 7,537
Science 27% 69% 2% 2% 1,381
Don't know 28% 51% 8% 12% 676

Views about human evolution among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week 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 = 9,385. 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% 26% 2% 59% 5% 9,385
Philosophy/reason 46% 28% 5% 19% 3% 1,976
Common sense 33% 29% 4% 30% 4% 7,537
Science 56% 19% 4% 19% 2% 1,381
Don't know 17% 23% 15% 26% 19% 676