Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing several times a year

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing several times a year 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 = 3,223. 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 18% 12% 57% 12% 2% 3,223
2007 19% 10% 63% 6% 2% 4,299

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Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing several times a year by religious group

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing several times a year 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 19% 10% 56% 14% 1% 793
Evangelical Protestant 37% 8% 49% 6% 1% 499
Historically Black Protestant 28% 6% 53% 9% 3% 127
Jewish 14% 11% 57% 15% 2% 127
Mainline Protestant 16% 12% 62% 8% 1% 635
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 6% 18% 59% 16% 1% 816

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing several times a year by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing several times a year who are ages…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 549. 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 17% 40% 29% 13% 549
Philosophy/reason 29% 38% 23% 10% 414
Common sense 24% 38% 25% 13% 1,766
Science 32% 38% 18% 12% 383

Generational cohort among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing several times a year by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing several times a year who are…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 549. 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 10% 14% 33% 34% 8% 1% 549
Philosophy/reason 17% 20% 29% 27% 6% < 1% 414
Common sense 15% 16% 31% 29% 8% 1% 1,766
Science 22% 17% 30% 22% 6% 1% 383

Gender composition among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing several times a year by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing several times a year who are…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 556. 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% 51% 556
Philosophy/reason 54% 46% 418
Common sense 51% 49% 1,797
Science 54% 46% 386

Racial and ethnic composition among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing several times a year by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing several times a year who identify as…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 550. 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% 12% 3% 17% 2% 550
Philosophy/reason 71% 6% 5% 16% 2% 414
Common sense 71% 8% 6% 12% 3% 1,780
Science 57% 6% 15% 20% 2% 382

Immigrant status among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing several times a year by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing several times a year who are…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 544. 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 17% 7% 76% 544
Philosophy/reason 19% 10% 71% 414
Common sense 14% 12% 75% 1,780
Science 33% 11% 56% 378

Income distribution among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing several times a year by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing several times a year 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 = 498. 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% 18% 28% 16% 498
Philosophy/reason 27% 17% 29% 26% 383
Common sense 29% 20% 29% 23% 1,612
Science 31% 15% 29% 25% 343

Educational distribution among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing several times a year by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing several times a year who have completed…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 552. 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% 30% 14% 10% 552
Philosophy/reason 25% 30% 23% 22% 418
Common sense 40% 31% 19% 11% 1,788
Science 34% 21% 22% 22% 384

Marital status among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing several times a year by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing several times a year who are…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 555. 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% 4% 13% 6% 24% 555
Philosophy/reason 44% 12% 7% 3% 34% 417
Common sense 48% 9% 11% 5% 27% 1,795
Science 47% 8% 10% 2% 33% 383

Parent of children under 18 among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing several times a year by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing several times a year who are…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 555. 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% 555
Philosophy/reason 25% 75% 417
Common sense 29% 71% 1,796
Science 27% 73% 385

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing several times a year by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing several times a year 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 = 556. 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 79% 18% 2% 1% 1% < 1% 556
Philosophy/reason 32% 32% 13% 1% 17% 5% 418
Common sense 46% 34% 8% 1% 8% 2% 1,797
Science 27% 38% 15% < 1% 18% 3% 386

Importance of religion in one's life among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing several times a year by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing several times a year 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 = 556. 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 70% 26% 2% 1% 1% 556
Philosophy/reason 19% 36% 26% 18% 1% 418
Common sense 25% 46% 20% 9% < 1% 1,797
Science 18% 38% 21% 23% < 1% 386

Attendance at religious services among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing several times a year by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing several times a year 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 = 556. 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% 44% 18% 1% 556
Philosophy/reason 13% 40% 46% 1% 418
Common sense 12% 49% 38% < 1% 1,797
Science 9% 47% 44% < 1% 386

Frequency of prayer among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing several times a year by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing several times a year who pray…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 556. 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% 24% 9% 8% 1% 556
Philosophy/reason 22% 24% 13% 41% < 1% 418
Common sense 32% 23% 12% 33% 1% 1,797
Science 17% 22% 12% 48% < 1% 386

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

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing several times a year 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 = 556. 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 22% 10% 18% 51% < 1% 556
Philosophy/reason 5% 6% 9% 80% < 1% 418
Common sense 5% 6% 10% 79% < 1% 1,797
Science 7% 7% 12% 74% < 1% 386

Frequency of meditation among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing several times a year by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing several times a year 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 = 556. 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% 7% 13% 58% 2% 556
Philosophy/reason 24% 11% 10% 55% 1% 418
Common sense 18% 8% 11% 62% 1% 1,797
Science 18% 13% 11% 56% 2% 386

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing several times a year by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing several times a year 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 = 556. 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 22% 13% 35% 28% 2% 556
Philosophy/reason 35% 20% 29% 16% < 1% 418
Common sense 26% 18% 29% 28% < 1% 1,797
Science 27% 22% 32% 19% < 1% 386

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing several times a year by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing several times a year 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 = 556. 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% 57% < 1% 2% 556
Philosophy/reason 24% 74% 2% < 1% 418
Common sense 23% 75% 1% 1% 1,797
Science 21% 78% < 1% < 1% 386

Frequency of reading scripture among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing several times a year by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing several times a year 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 = 556. 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% 14% 19% 39% < 1% 556
Philosophy/reason 7% 11% 12% 70% < 1% 418
Common sense 9% 9% 14% 67% < 1% 1,797
Science 6% 8% 13% 72% < 1% 386

Interpreting scripture among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing several times a year by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing several times a year 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 = 556. 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% 36% 4% 13% 3% 556
Philosophy/reason 8% 21% 1% 63% 6% 418
Common sense 14% 31% 2% 45% 9% 1,797
Science 13% 23% < 1% 57% 6% 386

Belief in Heaven among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing several times a year by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing several times a year who …in heaven

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 556. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Religion 90% 6% 4% 556
Philosophy/reason 52% 38% 10% 418
Common sense 69% 22% 8% 1,797
Science 57% 37% 6% 386

Belief in Hell among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing several times a year by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing several times a year who …in hell

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 556. 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 78% 16% 6% 556
Philosophy/reason 39% 55% 7% 418
Common sense 50% 41% 10% 1,797
Science 41% 53% 6% 386

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing several times a year by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing several times a year who identify as…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 556. 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% 36% 556
Philosophy/reason 30% 17% 53% 418
Common sense 34% 15% 51% 1,797
Science 29% 15% 56% 386

Political ideology among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing several times a year by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing several times a year who are…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 556. 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% 29% 18% 6% 556
Philosophy/reason 18% 40% 37% 4% 418
Common sense 25% 43% 27% 5% 1,797
Science 23% 38% 37% 3% 386

Views about size of government among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing several times a year by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing several times a year 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 = 556. 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% 45% 4% 2% 556
Philosophy/reason 46% 48% 3% 3% 418
Common sense 53% 42% 2% 4% 1,797
Science 40% 54% 2% 3% 386

Views about government aid to the poor among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing several times a year by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing several times a year 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 = 556. 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% 47% 4% 1% 556
Philosophy/reason 31% 66% 3% 1% 418
Common sense 44% 51% 3% 2% 1,797
Science 40% 57% 3% 1% 386

Views about abortion among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing several times a year by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing several times a year 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 = 556. 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% 59% 3% 556
Philosophy/reason 74% 22% 4% 418
Common sense 69% 27% 3% 1,797
Science 69% 29% 3% 386

Views about homosexuality among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing several times a year by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing several times a year 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 = 556. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Religion 51% 43% 2% 4% 556
Philosophy/reason 89% 7% 2% 2% 418
Common sense 77% 17% 3% 3% 1,797
Science 81% 15% 3% 2% 386

Views about same-sex marriage among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing several times a year by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing several times a year who …same-sex marriage

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 556. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Religion 37% 55% 7% 556
Philosophy/reason 84% 11% 5% 418
Common sense 68% 25% 7% 1,797
Science 75% 18% 7% 386

Views about environmental regulation among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing several times a year by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing several times a year 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 = 556. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Religion 46% 50% 2% 2% 556
Philosophy/reason 28% 68% 2% 2% 418
Common sense 35% 60% 2% 3% 1,797
Science 26% 69% 2% 3% 386

Views about human evolution among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing several times a year by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing several times a year 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 = 556. 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 16% 32% 4% 44% 5% 556
Philosophy/reason 57% 24% 5% 11% 2% 418
Common sense 44% 27% 4% 22% 3% 1,797
Science 63% 20% 3% 14% 1% 386