Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing

% of adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing 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 = 5,262. 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 11% 13% 60% 15% 2% 5,262
2007 10% 10% 68% 9% 3% 5,886

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Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing by religious group

% of adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing 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 13% 10% 60% 14% 2% 963
Evangelical Protestant 27% 9% 56% 5% 2% 511
Historically Black Protestant 31% 6% 56% 6% 1% 136
Jewish 3% 22% 58% 15% 2% 235
Mainline Protestant 12% 12% 66% 8% 2% 778
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 4% 14% 61% 19% 2% 2,348

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing who are ages…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 492. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Religion 18% 35% 28% 18% 492
Philosophy/reason 38% 30% 19% 13% 691
Common sense 24% 34% 25% 17% 3,059
Science 33% 35% 19% 13% 827
Don't know 22% 25% 25% 28% 105

Generational cohort among adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing who are…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 492. 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% 12% 29% 33% 12% 1% 492
Philosophy/reason 25% 19% 24% 22% 9% 1% 691
Common sense 15% 16% 27% 30% 11% 1% 3,059
Science 21% 20% 27% 22% 9% 1% 827
Don't know 11% 13% 23% 30% 20% 4% 105

Gender composition among adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing who are…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 505. 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% 49% 505
Philosophy/reason 65% 35% 703
Common sense 62% 38% 3,102
Science 67% 33% 846
Don't know 67% 33% 106

Racial and ethnic composition among adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing who identify as…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 493. 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% 17% 3% 21% 4% 493
Philosophy/reason 70% 5% 7% 14% 4% 692
Common sense 77% 7% 4% 9% 3% 3,073
Science 69% 5% 7% 16% 3% 839
Don't know 65% 1% 1% 29% 4% 102

Immigrant status among adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing who are…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 488. 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% 9% 71% 488
Philosophy/reason 13% 15% 72% 693
Common sense 9% 11% 80% 3,060
Science 20% 16% 64% 831
Don't know 24% 14% 62% 103

Income distribution among adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing 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 = 427. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Religion 49% 21% 21% 8% 427
Philosophy/reason 34% 19% 24% 23% 629
Common sense 35% 20% 26% 18% 2,732
Science 31% 21% 24% 24% 751

Educational distribution among adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing who have completed…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 502. 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% 29% 9% 6% 502
Philosophy/reason 34% 31% 21% 14% 701
Common sense 50% 30% 13% 8% 3,090
Science 37% 25% 21% 17% 835
Don't know 52% 29% 12% 7% 106

Marital status among adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing who are…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 501. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Religion 41% 8% 17% 8% 26% 501
Philosophy/reason 34% 11% 12% 4% 39% 699
Common sense 42% 9% 13% 6% 29% 3,088
Science 39% 9% 10% 4% 38% 837
Don't know 36% 6% 14% 13% 31% 103

Parent of children under 18 among adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing who are…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 504. 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% 72% 504
Philosophy/reason 21% 79% 699
Common sense 26% 74% 3,090
Science 26% 74% 841
Don't know 24% 76% 106

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing 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 = 505. 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 71% 19% 6% 1% 2% 1% 505
Philosophy/reason 23% 24% 17% < 1% 30% 6% 703
Common sense 28% 30% 12% 1% 24% 5% 3,102
Science 16% 20% 13% < 1% 47% 4% 846
Don't know 40% 23% 8% 5% 19% 5% 106

Importance of religion in one's life among adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing 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 = 505. 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% 27% 7% 4% 1% 505
Philosophy/reason 12% 30% 27% 30% < 1% 703
Common sense 14% 34% 25% 27% < 1% 3,102
Science 11% 23% 25% 40% < 1% 846
Don't know 23% 32% 16% 25% 3% 106

Attendance at religious services among adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing 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 = 505. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Religion 31% 38% 30% 1% 505
Philosophy/reason 6% 32% 62% < 1% 703
Common sense 7% 29% 63% < 1% 3,102
Science 7% 25% 68% < 1% 846
Don't know 16% 22% 57% 5% 106

Frequency of prayer among adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing who pray…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 505. 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% 17% 7% 21% 1% 505
Philosophy/reason 15% 14% 9% 61% 1% 703
Common sense 17% 13% 9% 60% 1% 3,102
Science 10% 8% 7% 74% 1% 846
Don't know 32% 15% 6% 47% 1% 106

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing 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 = 505. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Religion 18% 7% 8% 67% < 1% 505
Philosophy/reason 4% 3% 2% 90% < 1% 703
Common sense 4% 2% 3% 91% < 1% 3,102
Science 4% 2% 5% 89% < 1% 846
Don't know 4% 3% 3% 89% 1% 106

Frequency of meditation among adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing 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 = 505. 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% 6% 2% 62% 3% 505
Philosophy/reason 17% 9% 4% 68% 1% 703
Common sense 13% 5% 4% 78% 1% 3,102
Science 13% 4% 3% 79% 1% 846
Don't know 20% 9% 2% 62% 8% 106

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing 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 = 505. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Religion 21% 9% 9% 58% 3% 505
Philosophy/reason 37% 16% 16% 31% 1% 703
Common sense 25% 12% 15% 48% 1% 3,102
Science 32% 14% 15% 38% < 1% 846
Don't know 23% 9% 10% 51% 6% 106

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing 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 = 505. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Religion 31% 66% 2% 1% 505
Philosophy/reason 22% 75% 3% < 1% 703
Common sense 23% 75% 1% 1% 3,102
Science 17% 82% < 1% 1% 846
Don't know 27% 63% 5% 4% 106

Frequency of reading scripture among adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing 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 = 505. 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% 12% 6% 55% 1% 505
Philosophy/reason 9% 6% 8% 77% < 1% 703
Common sense 5% 4% 5% 85% < 1% 3,102
Science 3% 2% 6% 88% < 1% 846
Don't know 7% 7% 3% 83% < 1% 106

Interpreting scripture among adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing 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 = 505. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Religion 43% 32% 2% 18% 6% 505
Philosophy/reason 9% 13% < 1% 70% 7% 703
Common sense 11% 20% 1% 60% 8% 3,102
Science 8% 11% < 1% 74% 6% 846
Don't know 18% 22% 2% 31% 27% 106

Belief in Heaven among adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing who …in heaven

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 505. 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% 505
Philosophy/reason 43% 48% 9% 703
Common sense 51% 40% 9% 3,102
Science 34% 58% 8% 846
Don't know 64% 27% 9% 106

Belief in Hell among adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing who …in hell

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 505. 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% 25% 8% 505
Philosophy/reason 30% 61% 9% 703
Common sense 39% 52% 9% 3,102
Science 25% 69% 6% 846
Don't know 48% 34% 18% 106

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing who identify as…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 505. 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% 24% 44% 505
Philosophy/reason 28% 16% 57% 703
Common sense 34% 21% 45% 3,102
Science 22% 19% 59% 846
Don't know 28% 42% 30% 106

Political ideology among adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing who are…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 505. 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% 29% 26% 12% 505
Philosophy/reason 18% 37% 40% 4% 703
Common sense 26% 36% 28% 9% 3,102
Science 19% 32% 43% 6% 846
Don't know 26% 30% 23% 21% 106

Views about size of government among adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing 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 = 505. 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% 54% 2% 4% 505
Philosophy/reason 49% 45% 3% 3% 703
Common sense 55% 39% 3% 4% 3,102
Science 40% 54% 2% 3% 846
Don't know 37% 42% 6% 16% 106

Views about government aid to the poor among adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing 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 = 505. 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 44% 50% 2% 3% 505
Philosophy/reason 34% 59% 5% 1% 703
Common sense 46% 49% 3% 2% 3,102
Science 31% 65% 3% 2% 846
Don't know 27% 50% 10% 14% 106

Views about abortion among adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing 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 = 505. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Religion 39% 56% 5% 505
Philosophy/reason 75% 21% 3% 703
Common sense 70% 26% 4% 3,102
Science 75% 22% 3% 846
Don't know 44% 36% 20% 106

Views about homosexuality among adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing 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 = 505. 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% 43% 4% 4% 505
Philosophy/reason 84% 11% 3% 1% 703
Common sense 74% 20% 3% 3% 3,102
Science 83% 14% 1% 2% 846
Don't know 57% 25% 8% 10% 106

Views about same-sex marriage among adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing who …same-sex marriage

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 505. 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% 53% 9% 505
Philosophy/reason 79% 16% 4% 703
Common sense 67% 25% 8% 3,102
Science 78% 19% 3% 846
Don't know 49% 28% 23% 106

Views about environmental regulation among adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing 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 = 505. 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% 45% 2% 5% 505
Philosophy/reason 24% 70% 3% 2% 703
Common sense 38% 58% 2% 3% 3,102
Science 26% 72% 1% 2% 846
Don't know 33% 46% 9% 13% 106

Views about human evolution among adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing 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 = 505. 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 19% 27% 4% 44% 6% 505
Philosophy/reason 66% 14% 5% 13% 2% 703
Common sense 54% 18% 4% 20% 4% 3,102
Science 74% 9% 2% 13% 2% 846
Don't know 31% 18% 10% 19% 23% 106