Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe at least once a week

% of adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe 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 = 16,514. 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 36% 13% 39% 9% 3% 16,514
2007 33% 12% 46% 5% 4% 14,353

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Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe at least once a week by religious group

% of adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe 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 = 168. 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 5% 37% 35% 14% 8% 168
Catholic 34% 12% 42% 10% 3% 3,061
Evangelical Protestant 64% 5% 24% 3% 2% 4,247
Historically Black Protestant 50% 6% 38% 4% 3% 812
Jehovah's Witness 83% 1% 8% 1% 6% 160
Jewish 19% 18% 43% 15% 4% 362
Mainline Protestant 31% 13% 45% 7% 3% 2,762
Mormon 65% 4% 22% 5% 4% 337
Muslim 39% 8% 33% 14% 5% 129
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 6% 22% 52% 18% 2% 3,631

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe at least once a week by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe 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 = 5,884. 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% 30% 32% 23% 5,884
Philosophy/reason 37% 31% 21% 11% 2,139
Common sense 26% 32% 26% 16% 6,079
Science 29% 37% 22% 12% 1,546
Don't know 19% 29% 28% 24% 533

Generational cohort among adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe at least once a week by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe 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 = 5,884. 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% 10% 26% 38% 16% 2% 5,884
Philosophy/reason 24% 19% 25% 25% 7% 1% 2,139
Common sense 16% 16% 26% 31% 10% 1% 6,079
Science 17% 18% 30% 26% 8% 1% 1,546
Don't know 12% 13% 23% 33% 16% 2% 533

Gender composition among adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe at least once a week by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe at least once a week who are…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 6,022. 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% 58% 6,022
Philosophy/reason 54% 46% 2,167
Common sense 52% 48% 6,188
Science 58% 42% 1,571
Don't know 57% 43% 566

Racial and ethnic composition among adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe at least once a week by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe 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 = 5,933. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Religion 63% 14% 2% 17% 4% 5,933
Philosophy/reason 66% 8% 5% 16% 5% 2,142
Common sense 66% 12% 2% 15% 5% 6,094
Science 64% 6% 4% 21% 4% 1,548
Don't know 67% 10% 3% 14% 6% 524

Immigrant status among adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe at least once a week by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe 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 = 5,955. 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.
Religion 17% 8% 75% 5,955
Philosophy/reason 14% 14% 71% 2,142
Common sense 13% 11% 77% 6,104
Science 21% 14% 65% 1,556
Don't know 16% 9% 75% 554

Income distribution among adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe at least once a week by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe 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 = 5,162. 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 39% 21% 26% 14% 5,162
Philosophy/reason 33% 18% 25% 24% 1,951
Common sense 37% 21% 25% 18% 5,462
Science 31% 18% 27% 24% 1,408
Don't know 34% 22% 29% 16% 420

Educational distribution among adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe at least once a week by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe 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 = 5,990. 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% 31% 16% 10% 5,990
Philosophy/reason 27% 34% 23% 16% 2,159
Common sense 41% 34% 16% 9% 6,157
Science 31% 29% 23% 18% 1,560
Don't know 30% 34% 19% 17% 560

Marital status among adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe at least once a week by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe 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 = 5,992. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Religion 56% 4% 14% 8% 18% 5,992
Philosophy/reason 37% 11% 12% 4% 37% 2,160
Common sense 42% 10% 14% 6% 28% 6,163
Science 44% 10% 11% 3% 31% 1,558
Don't know 48% 4% 14% 7% 27% 552

Parent of children under 18 among adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe at least once a week by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe at least once a week who are…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 5,990. 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% 5,990
Philosophy/reason 24% 76% 2,165
Common sense 28% 72% 6,172
Science 27% 73% 1,565
Don't know 20% 80% 555

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe at least once a week by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe 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 = 6,022. 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% 9% 1% 1% < 1% < 1% 6,022
Philosophy/reason 42% 26% 11% 1% 16% 4% 2,167
Common sense 56% 22% 7% 1% 11% 3% 6,188
Science 34% 24% 9% 1% 29% 4% 1,571
Don't know 68% 15% 3% 2% 6% 5% 566

Importance of religion in one's life among adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe at least once a week by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe 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 = 6,022. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Religion 91% 7% 1% 1% 1% 6,022
Philosophy/reason 33% 30% 18% 19% 1% 2,167
Common sense 42% 30% 13% 14% 1% 6,188
Science 27% 25% 15% 32% < 1% 1,571
Don't know 64% 17% 6% 8% 5% 566

Attendance at religious services among adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe at least once a week by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe 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 = 6,022. 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% 21% 8% < 1% 6,022
Philosophy/reason 19% 38% 43% < 1% 2,167
Common sense 23% 37% 40% < 1% 6,188
Science 18% 31% 51% < 1% 1,571
Don't know 41% 31% 23% 5% 566

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

% of adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe 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 = 6,022. 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% 9% 1% 2% 1% 6,022
Philosophy/reason 41% 16% 6% 36% 1% 2,167
Common sense 50% 16% 6% 26% 1% 6,188
Science 32% 15% 8% 45% < 1% 1,571
Don't know 64% 13% 4% 14% 5% 566

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

% of adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe 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 = 6,022. 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% 12% 8% 24% 1% 6,022
Philosophy/reason 12% 8% 9% 70% 1% 2,167
Common sense 16% 7% 7% 69% 1% 6,188
Science 12% 8% 6% 75% < 1% 1,571
Don't know 31% 9% 7% 50% 3% 566

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

% of adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe 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 = 6,022. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Religion 65% 6% 2% 24% 2% 6,022
Philosophy/reason 50% 11% 5% 33% < 1% 2,167
Common sense 45% 9% 4% 40% 1% 6,188
Science 38% 11% 5% 44% 1% 1,571
Don't know 59% 8% 3% 26% 4% 566

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

% of adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe at least once a week who feel a sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,022. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Religion 87% 8% 2% 2% 1% 6,022
Philosophy/reason 61% 18% 7% 12% 1% 2,167
Common sense 63% 15% 8% 13% 1% 6,188
Science 58% 16% 7% 18% 1% 1,571
Don't know 81% 8% 4% 5% 2% 566

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe at least once a week by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe 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 = 6,022. 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% 6,022
Philosophy/reason 23% 75% 2% 1% 2,167
Common sense 25% 73% 1% 1% 6,188
Science 20% 77% 1% 1% 1,571
Don't know 29% 58% 9% 4% 566

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

% of adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe 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 = 6,022. 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% 4% 12% 1% 6,022
Philosophy/reason 23% 12% 11% 54% < 1% 2,167
Common sense 26% 10% 10% 53% 1% 6,188
Science 17% 8% 9% 65% 1% 1,571
Don't know 45% 12% 7% 33% 3% 566

Interpreting scripture among adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe at least once a week by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe 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 = 6,022. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Religion 56% 29% 4% 6% 5% 6,022
Philosophy/reason 10% 21% 1% 60% 8% 2,167
Common sense 20% 24% 1% 46% 9% 6,188
Science 15% 14% 1% 66% 5% 1,571
Don't know 19% 23% 11% 28% 19% 566

Belief in Heaven among adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe at least once a week by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe 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 = 6,022. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Religion 87% 6% 7% 6,022
Philosophy/reason 49% 40% 10% 2,167
Common sense 65% 26% 9% 6,188
Science 44% 49% 7% 1,571
Don't know 63% 19% 18% 566

Belief in Hell among adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe at least once a week by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe 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 = 6,022. 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% 15% 7% 6,022
Philosophy/reason 34% 59% 7% 2,167
Common sense 49% 43% 9% 6,188
Science 31% 61% 8% 1,571
Don't know 46% 32% 22% 566

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe at least once a week by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe 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 = 6,022. 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% 19% 32% 6,022
Philosophy/reason 24% 17% 59% 2,167
Common sense 32% 19% 49% 6,188
Science 22% 18% 61% 1,571
Don't know 29% 33% 38% 566

Political ideology among adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe at least once a week by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe at least once a week who are…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,022. 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% 25% 13% 7% 6,022
Philosophy/reason 18% 36% 41% 4% 2,167
Common sense 29% 35% 29% 6% 6,188
Science 20% 34% 42% 3% 1,571
Don't know 34% 29% 23% 14% 566

Views about size of government among adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe at least once a week by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe 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 = 6,022. 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% 36% 3% 4% 6,022
Philosophy/reason 44% 49% 4% 3% 2,167
Common sense 51% 42% 3% 4% 6,188
Science 39% 54% 3% 3% 1,571
Don't know 43% 29% 12% 17% 566

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

% of adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe 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 = 6,022. 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 50% 44% 4% 2% 6,022
Philosophy/reason 30% 65% 4% 1% 2,167
Common sense 42% 53% 4% 2% 6,188
Science 33% 62% 3% 2% 1,571
Don't know 29% 47% 14% 10% 566

Views about abortion among adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe at least once a week by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe 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 = 6,022. 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% 68% 4% 6,022
Philosophy/reason 70% 27% 2% 2,167
Common sense 63% 32% 4% 6,188
Science 73% 23% 4% 1,571
Don't know 49% 34% 16% 566

Views about homosexuality among adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe at least once a week by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe 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 = 6,022. 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 35% 56% 5% 4% 6,022
Philosophy/reason 84% 12% 3% 2% 2,167
Common sense 73% 21% 4% 3% 6,188
Science 83% 14% 2% 1% 1,571
Don't know 55% 25% 9% 10% 566

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

% of adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe 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 = 6,022. 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 26% 66% 8% 6,022
Philosophy/reason 80% 16% 4% 2,167
Common sense 65% 27% 8% 6,188
Science 76% 20% 4% 1,571
Don't know 49% 32% 19% 566

Views about environmental regulation among adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe at least once a week by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe 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 = 6,022. 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% 47% 3% 4% 6,022
Philosophy/reason 23% 73% 2% 2% 2,167
Common sense 36% 59% 2% 3% 6,188
Science 23% 73% 3% 1% 1,571
Don't know 24% 58% 7% 11% 566

Views about human evolution among adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe at least once a week by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe 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 = 6,022. 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% 27% 2% 57% 5% 6,022
Philosophy/reason 55% 24% 5% 13% 3% 2,167
Common sense 40% 27% 5% 24% 4% 6,188
Science 64% 16% 4% 15% 2% 1,571
Don't know 22% 24% 18% 22% 13% 566