Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe

% of adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe 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 = 8,007. 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 31% 7% 52% 8% 2% 8,007
2007 27% 6% 59% 5% 3% 9,755

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Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe by religious group

% of adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe 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 26% 8% 56% 9% 2% 1,860
Evangelical Protestant 56% 4% 36% 2% 2% 1,934
Historically Black Protestant 44% 5% 45% 4% 1% 548
Jewish 13% 11% 64% 11% 3% 187
Mainline Protestant 28% 7% 58% 5% 2% 1,377
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 9% 8% 65% 15% 2% 1,694

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe who are ages…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 2,459. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Religion 15% 36% 28% 20% 2,459
Philosophy/reason 25% 34% 25% 16% 542
Common sense 18% 37% 26% 20% 4,048
Science 30% 37% 18% 15% 607
Don't know 15% 35% 23% 28% 159

Generational cohort among adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe who are…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 2,459. 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% 13% 29% 34% 14% 1% 2,459
Philosophy/reason 15% 16% 28% 28% 11% 1% 542
Common sense 10% 14% 31% 31% 13% 1% 4,048
Science 20% 17% 31% 21% 10% 2% 607
Don't know 7% 11% 32% 27% 22% 1% 159

Gender composition among adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe who are…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 2,526. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Religion 40% 60% 2,526
Philosophy/reason 53% 47% 554
Common sense 50% 50% 4,131
Science 53% 47% 622
Don't know 51% 49% 174

Racial and ethnic composition among adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe who identify as…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 2,492. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Religion 64% 18% 2% 13% 4% 2,492
Philosophy/reason 64% 12% 4% 17% 3% 541
Common sense 70% 12% 4% 11% 3% 4,080
Science 53% 10% 10% 23% 4% 616
Don't know 69% 10% 1% 16% 5% 163

Immigrant status among adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe who are…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 2,489. 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% 7% 83% 2,489
Philosophy/reason 16% 13% 71% 547
Common sense 11% 10% 79% 4,067
Science 29% 15% 55% 602
Don't know 10% 10% 80% 169

Income distribution among adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe 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 = 2,129. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Religion 36% 23% 27% 14% 2,129
Philosophy/reason 36% 17% 25% 22% 477
Common sense 37% 21% 26% 16% 3,536
Science 42% 21% 20% 18% 544
Don't know 37% 31% 22% 10% 120

Educational distribution among adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe who have completed…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 2,509. 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% 34% 13% 5% 2,509
Philosophy/reason 43% 27% 17% 13% 551
Common sense 52% 29% 12% 6% 4,109
Science 48% 22% 18% 13% 614
Don't know 48% 34% 12% 5% 169

Marital status among adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe who are…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 2,512. 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% 5% 14% 8% 19% 2,512
Philosophy/reason 45% 6% 17% 5% 26% 553
Common sense 48% 8% 13% 8% 23% 4,116
Science 42% 10% 9% 4% 35% 619
Don't know 48% 4% 9% 19% 19% 171

Parent of children under 18 among adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe who are…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 2,518. 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 32% 68% 2,518
Philosophy/reason 28% 72% 550
Common sense 29% 71% 4,113
Science 30% 70% 620
Don't know 31% 69% 172

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe 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 = 2,526. 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% 7% 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 2,526
Philosophy/reason 49% 24% 9% 1% 14% 2% 554
Common sense 55% 25% 7% 1% 10% 2% 4,131
Science 37% 25% 8% 1% 27% 2% 622
Don't know 70% 16% 2% 5% 5% 1% 174

Importance of religion in one's life among adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe 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 = 2,526. 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 84% 13% 2% 1% < 1% 2,526
Philosophy/reason 34% 32% 16% 17% 1% 554
Common sense 35% 36% 15% 14% < 1% 4,131
Science 26% 30% 18% 26% < 1% 622
Don't know 53% 25% 7% 9% 6% 174

Attendance at religious services among adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe 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 = 2,526. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Religion 59% 28% 12% 1% 2,526
Philosophy/reason 19% 39% 42% < 1% 554
Common sense 20% 38% 42% < 1% 4,131
Science 10% 38% 51% 1% 622
Don't know 39% 23% 37% 2% 174

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

% of adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe who pray…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,526. 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% 13% 3% 5% 1% 2,526
Philosophy/reason 34% 21% 10% 35% < 1% 554
Common sense 39% 19% 8% 34% 1% 4,131
Science 25% 16% 6% 54% < 1% 622
Don't know 53% 16% 5% 23% 2% 174

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

% of adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe 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 = 2,526. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Religion 41% 10% 8% 40% 1% 2,526
Philosophy/reason 12% 7% 6% 75% < 1% 554
Common sense 10% 6% 7% 77% < 1% 4,131
Science 6% 5% 7% 82% < 1% 622
Don't know 20% 6% 6% 65% 3% 174

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

% of adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe 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 = 2,526. 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% 6% 3% 49% 2% 2,526
Philosophy/reason 24% 7% 3% 64% 2% 554
Common sense 20% 6% 4% 69% 1% 4,131
Science 18% 6% 3% 72% < 1% 622
Don't know 27% 8% 1% 55% 8% 174

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

% of adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe 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 = 2,526. 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% 10% 6% 13% 1% 2,526
Philosophy/reason 37% 12% 11% 39% 1% 554
Common sense 37% 15% 12% 36% 1% 4,131
Science 30% 11% 11% 46% 1% 622
Don't know 51% 6% 6% 30% 7% 174

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe 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 = 2,526. 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 45% 53% 1% 1% 2,526
Philosophy/reason 24% 74% 1% 1% 554
Common sense 26% 72% 1% 1% 4,131
Science 25% 74% < 1% 1% 622
Don't know 27% 60% 4% 9% 174

Frequency of reading scripture among adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe 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 = 2,526. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Religion 57% 10% 6% 26% 1% 2,526
Philosophy/reason 17% 10% 6% 65% 1% 554
Common sense 16% 8% 7% 68% 1% 4,131
Science 7% 8% 7% 78% < 1% 622
Don't know 24% 9% 7% 56% 3% 174

Interpreting scripture among adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe 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 = 2,526. 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% 28% 4% 6% 4% 2,526
Philosophy/reason 22% 25% 2% 46% 6% 554
Common sense 23% 29% 2% 37% 9% 4,131
Science 19% 22% < 1% 51% 7% 622
Don't know 31% 24% 12% 13% 19% 174

Belief in Heaven among adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe who …in heaven

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,526. 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% 5% 5% 2,526
Philosophy/reason 67% 27% 7% 554
Common sense 73% 21% 7% 4,131
Science 57% 38% 5% 622
Don't know 79% 9% 12% 174

Belief in Hell among adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe who …in hell

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,526. 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 81% 13% 6% 2,526
Philosophy/reason 50% 44% 7% 554
Common sense 56% 36% 8% 4,131
Science 44% 51% 5% 622
Don't know 62% 22% 16% 174

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe who identify as…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 2,526. 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% 18% 37% 2,526
Philosophy/reason 33% 21% 45% 554
Common sense 36% 21% 43% 4,131
Science 24% 21% 55% 622
Don't know 36% 34% 30% 174

Political ideology among adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe who are…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,526. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Religion 52% 27% 14% 8% 2,526
Philosophy/reason 28% 34% 31% 6% 554
Common sense 33% 36% 22% 9% 4,131
Science 25% 32% 36% 7% 622
Don't know 30% 31% 17% 22% 174

Views about size of government among adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe 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 = 2,526. 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% 39% 3% 3% 2,526
Philosophy/reason 48% 45% 3% 4% 554
Common sense 51% 42% 3% 4% 4,131
Science 36% 60% 3% 2% 622
Don't know 44% 29% 10% 17% 174

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

% of adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe 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 = 2,526. 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% 4% 2% 2,526
Philosophy/reason 43% 51% 4% 2% 554
Common sense 50% 44% 4% 2% 4,131
Science 36% 60% 3% 1% 622
Don't know 42% 37% 11% 11% 174

Views about abortion among adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe 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 = 2,526. 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 32% 64% 4% 2,526
Philosophy/reason 63% 32% 5% 554
Common sense 63% 32% 5% 4,131
Science 63% 34% 3% 622
Don't know 37% 42% 21% 174

Views about homosexuality among adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe 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 = 2,526. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Religion 38% 53% 5% 4% 2,526
Philosophy/reason 79% 16% 3% 1% 554
Common sense 69% 24% 4% 4% 4,131
Science 77% 19% 1% 3% 622
Don't know 46% 28% 12% 14% 174

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

% of adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe who …same-sex marriage

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,526. 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% 64% 8% 2,526
Philosophy/reason 66% 26% 8% 554
Common sense 58% 33% 10% 4,131
Science 68% 25% 7% 622
Don't know 39% 36% 24% 174

Views about environmental regulation among adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe 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 = 2,526. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Religion 47% 47% 3% 3% 2,526
Philosophy/reason 34% 62% 2% 2% 554
Common sense 41% 54% 2% 3% 4,131
Science 34% 62% 1% 3% 622
Don't know 39% 40% 9% 11% 174

Views about human evolution among adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe 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 = 2,526. 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% 25% 3% 56% 5% 2,526
Philosophy/reason 43% 26% 4% 25% 2% 554
Common sense 37% 23% 3% 32% 5% 4,131
Science 56% 16% 2% 24% 3% 622
Don't know 16% 19% 12% 26% 27% 174