Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe once or twice a month

% of adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe once or twice a month 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 = 5,483. 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 32% 11% 46% 9% 2% 5,483
2007 28% 10% 53% 6% 3% 4,901

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Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe once or twice a month by religious group

% of adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe once or twice a month who say they look to…most for guidance on right and wrong

Religious tradition Religion Philosophy/reason Common sense Science Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 0. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Catholic 29% 10% 49% 11% 1% 1,110
Evangelical Protestant 56% 5% 34% 3% 2% 1,330
Historically Black Protestant 51% 5% 38% 5% 1% 291
Jewish 18% 19% 45% 14% 3% 144
Mainline Protestant 30% 10% 53% 6% 2% 982
Mormon 72% 5% 19% 2% 3% 148
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 4% 19% 58% 17% 1% 1,186

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe once or twice a month by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe once or twice a month who are ages…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 1,731. 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% 36% 29% 16% 1,731
Philosophy/reason 35% 38% 19% 8% 636
Common sense 29% 34% 23% 13% 2,406
Science 35% 34% 20% 12% 528
Don't know 20% 33% 31% 16% 108

Generational cohort among adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe once or twice a month by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe once or twice a month who are…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 1,731. 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% 31% 34% 10% 1% 1,731
Philosophy/reason 26% 19% 28% 21% 6% < 1% 636
Common sense 18% 18% 27% 27% 8% 1% 2,406
Science 25% 17% 27% 23% 8% < 1% 528
Don't know 8% 16% 29% 35% 11% 1% 108

Gender composition among adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe once or twice a month by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe once or twice a month who are…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 1,760. 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% 56% 1,760
Philosophy/reason 54% 46% 644
Common sense 48% 52% 2,433
Science 55% 45% 534
Don't know 45% 55% 112

Racial and ethnic composition among adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe once or twice a month by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe once or twice a month who identify as…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 1,746. 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 67% 15% 3% 12% 4% 1,746
Philosophy/reason 71% 7% 6% 14% 2% 635
Common sense 70% 9% 5% 12% 4% 2,405
Science 69% 5% 6% 17% 3% 524
Don't know 73% 9% 2% 10% 5% 107

Immigrant status among adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe once or twice a month by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe once or twice a month who are…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 1,739. 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% 7% 81% 1,739
Philosophy/reason 15% 12% 72% 640
Common sense 13% 11% 76% 2,407
Science 25% 8% 67% 527
Don't know 14% 4% 81% 109

Income distribution among adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe once or twice a month by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe once or twice a month 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 = 1,574. 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% 21% 29% 18% 1,574
Philosophy/reason 21% 18% 35% 26% 597
Common sense 30% 20% 27% 22% 2,172
Science 25% 18% 29% 28% 492

Educational distribution among adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe once or twice a month by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe once or twice a month who have completed…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 1,752. 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% 36% 16% 11% 1,752
Philosophy/reason 23% 32% 24% 21% 643
Common sense 39% 33% 18% 10% 2,427
Science 26% 28% 25% 21% 531
Don't know 24% 33% 29% 14% 112

Marital status among adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe once or twice a month by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe once or twice a month who are…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 1,756. 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% 3% 12% 6% 23% 1,756
Philosophy/reason 42% 10% 11% 2% 35% 641
Common sense 46% 9% 12% 4% 28% 2,430
Science 42% 8% 13% 2% 34% 533
Don't know 61% 3% 8% 9% 20% 111

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

% of adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe once or twice a month who are…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 1,753. 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% 65% 1,753
Philosophy/reason 27% 73% 643
Common sense 30% 70% 2,429
Science 31% 69% 533
Don't know 31% 69% 111

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe once or twice a month by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe once or twice a month 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 = 1,760. 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% 1,760
Philosophy/reason 36% 26% 11% < 1% 21% 5% 644
Common sense 53% 27% 7% < 1% 10% 3% 2,433
Science 28% 28% 10% < 1% 31% 4% 534
Don't know 71% 12% 6% 1% 4% 6% 112

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

% of adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe once or twice a month 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 = 1,760. 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% 11% < 1% < 1% < 1% 1,760
Philosophy/reason 24% 32% 22% 22% < 1% 644
Common sense 36% 35% 16% 11% 1% 2,433
Science 24% 28% 21% 26% < 1% 534
Don't know 62% 21% 8% 3% 6% 112

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

% of adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe once or twice a month 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 = 1,760. 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% 24% 8% < 1% 1,760
Philosophy/reason 17% 39% 44% 1% 644
Common sense 22% 41% 36% < 1% 2,433
Science 18% 33% 48% < 1% 534
Don't know 39% 37% 21% 3% 112

Frequency of prayer among adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe once or twice a month by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe once or twice a month who pray…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,760. 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% 13% 2% 3% < 1% 1,760
Philosophy/reason 30% 21% 10% 39% < 1% 644
Common sense 40% 21% 9% 29% 1% 2,433
Science 28% 17% 5% 49% < 1% 534
Don't know 68% 10% 5% 13% 4% 112

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

% of adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe once or twice a month 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 = 1,760. 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% 19% 10% 25% 1% 1,760
Philosophy/reason 9% 9% 8% 74% < 1% 644
Common sense 13% 9% 8% 70% < 1% 2,433
Science 9% 7% 8% 76% < 1% 534
Don't know 21% 14% 10% 46% 8% 112

Frequency of meditation among adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe once or twice a month by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe once or twice a month 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 = 1,760. 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% 11% 3% 36% 2% 1,760
Philosophy/reason 31% 14% 7% 48% 1% 644
Common sense 29% 11% 5% 54% < 1% 2,433
Science 25% 12% 5% 57% 1% 534
Don't know 50% 7% < 1% 34% 8% 112

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

% of adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe once or twice a month 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 = 1,760. 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 75% 17% 4% 3% 1% 1,760
Philosophy/reason 40% 28% 13% 18% 1% 644
Common sense 45% 26% 13% 15% 1% 2,433
Science 33% 25% 17% 23% 2% 534
Don't know 56% 26% 5% 9% 4% 112

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

% of adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe once or twice a month 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 = 1,760. 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% 45% 1% 1% 1,760
Philosophy/reason 22% 75% 2% 1% 644
Common sense 24% 74% 1% 1% 2,433
Science 19% 79% 1% < 1% 534
Don't know 27% 59% 5% 9% 112

Frequency of reading scripture among adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe once or twice a month by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe once or twice a month 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 = 1,760. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Religion 64% 15% 7% 14% < 1% 1,760
Philosophy/reason 14% 13% 9% 63% < 1% 644
Common sense 19% 12% 10% 58% < 1% 2,433
Science 13% 9% 10% 67% < 1% 534
Don't know 47% 7% 11% 33% 1% 112

Interpreting scripture among adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe once or twice a month by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe once or twice a month 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 = 1,760. 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% 37% 3% 6% 3% 1,760
Philosophy/reason 10% 22% 1% 60% 7% 644
Common sense 19% 29% 2% 43% 7% 2,433
Science 10% 18% 2% 66% 5% 534
Don't know 15% 31% 5% 26% 23% 112

Belief in Heaven among adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe once or twice a month by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe once or twice a month who …in heaven

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,760. 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% 5% 5% 1,760
Philosophy/reason 53% 37% 10% 644
Common sense 70% 24% 7% 2,433
Science 46% 47% 7% 534
Don't know 68% 16% 16% 112

Belief in Hell among adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe once or twice a month by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe once or twice a month who …in hell

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,760. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Religion 80% 13% 6% 1,760
Philosophy/reason 36% 54% 11% 644
Common sense 53% 39% 9% 2,433
Science 37% 59% 4% 534
Don't know 56% 25% 19% 112

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe once or twice a month by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe once or twice a month who identify as…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 1,760. 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% 13% 32% 1,760
Philosophy/reason 29% 11% 60% 644
Common sense 33% 17% 50% 2,433
Science 24% 15% 62% 534
Don't know 36% 19% 45% 112

Political ideology among adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe once or twice a month by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe once or twice a month who are…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,760. 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% 30% 11% 5% 1,760
Philosophy/reason 20% 36% 42% 2% 644
Common sense 28% 40% 26% 5% 2,433
Science 22% 36% 38% 4% 534
Don't know 43% 30% 21% 7% 112

Views about size of government among adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe once or twice a month by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe once or twice a month 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 = 1,760. 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% 37% 2% 3% 1,760
Philosophy/reason 47% 48% 2% 3% 644
Common sense 52% 42% 3% 3% 2,433
Science 43% 53% 2% 2% 534
Don't know 53% 25% 8% 15% 112

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

% of adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe once or twice a month 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 = 1,760. 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% 42% 3% 2% 1,760
Philosophy/reason 33% 61% 4% 2% 644
Common sense 44% 50% 4% 2% 2,433
Science 32% 66% 2% 1% 534
Don't know 34% 35% 20% 11% 112

Views about abortion among adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe once or twice a month by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe once or twice a month 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 = 1,760. 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% 67% 2% 1,760
Philosophy/reason 74% 24% 2% 644
Common sense 65% 32% 3% 2,433
Science 75% 23% 2% 534
Don't know 43% 39% 18% 112

Views about homosexuality among adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe once or twice a month by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe once or twice a month 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 = 1,760. 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% 3% 3% 1,760
Philosophy/reason 84% 12% 2% 1% 644
Common sense 75% 20% 3% 3% 2,433
Science 85% 12% 2% 2% 534
Don't know 49% 27% 8% 16% 112

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

% of adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe once or twice a month who …same-sex marriage

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,760. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Religion 30% 65% 5% 1,760
Philosophy/reason 80% 16% 5% 644
Common sense 67% 27% 6% 2,433
Science 80% 17% 2% 534
Don't know 43% 40% 17% 112

Views about environmental regulation among adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe once or twice a month by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe once or twice a month 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 = 1,760. 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% 3% 1,760
Philosophy/reason 25% 71% 3% 2% 644
Common sense 33% 62% 2% 3% 2,433
Science 22% 76% 1% 1% 534
Don't know 37% 43% 8% 12% 112

Views about human evolution among adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe once or twice a month by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe once or twice a month 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 = 1,760. 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% 28% 2% 57% 4% 1,760
Philosophy/reason 57% 24% 4% 15% 1% 644
Common sense 42% 27% 4% 24% 3% 2,433
Science 68% 16% 2% 13% 1% 534
Don't know 21% 27% 6% 25% 21% 112