Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe several times a year

% of adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe several times a year who say they look to…most for guidance on right and wrong

Survey year Religion Philosophy/reason Common sense Science Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,502. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
2014 28% 10% 50% 10% 2% 4,502
2007 24% 9% 58% 6% 2% 5,071

Learn More: Religion, Philosophy/reason, Common sense, Science

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe several times a year by religious group

% of adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe several times a year who say they look to…most for guidance on right and wrong

Religious tradition Religion Philosophy/reason Common sense Science Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 0. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Catholic 27% 8% 51% 11% 2% 1,070
Evangelical Protestant 52% 7% 36% 4% 2% 906
Historically Black Protestant 39% 5% 46% 7% 4% 215
Jewish 14% 19% 49% 17% 1% 143
Mainline Protestant 26% 9% 56% 6% 2% 864
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 6% 17% 60% 15% 2% 976

Learn More: Religion, Philosophy/reason, Common sense, Science

DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe several times a year by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe several times a year who are ages…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 1,183. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Religion 20% 35% 26% 19% 1,183
Philosophy/reason 24% 40% 22% 13% 475
Common sense 20% 37% 25% 17% 2,213
Science 24% 44% 21% 10% 447
Don't know 16% 32% 31% 21% 100

Generational cohort among adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe several times a year by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe several times a year who are…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 1,183. 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% 16% 28% 31% 12% 1% 1,183
Philosophy/reason 14% 20% 31% 26% 9% 1% 475
Common sense 12% 16% 29% 31% 11% 1% 2,213
Science 17% 17% 34% 25% 6% 1% 447
Don't know 9% 11% 28% 36% 15% 1% 100

Gender composition among adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe several times a year by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe several times a year who are…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 1,204. 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% 1,204
Philosophy/reason 55% 45% 483
Common sense 52% 48% 2,256
Science 58% 42% 453
Don't know 52% 48% 106

Racial and ethnic composition among adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe several times a year by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe several times a year who identify as…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 1,196. 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% 13% 3% 16% 3% 1,196
Philosophy/reason 66% 4% 11% 14% 5% 482
Common sense 71% 9% 6% 12% 3% 2,233
Science 54% 5% 15% 23% 3% 450
Don't know 66% 11% 5% 14% 4% 101

Immigrant status among adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe several times a year by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe several times a year who are…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 1,188. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Religion 16% 8% 76% 1,188
Philosophy/reason 22% 14% 65% 478
Common sense 14% 10% 76% 2,236
Science 35% 11% 53% 448
Don't know 18% 6% 75% 102

Income distribution among adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe several times a year by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe several times a year who have a household income of…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Less than $30,000 $30,000-$49,999 $50,000-$99,999 $100,000 or more Sample Size
Sample size = 1,067. 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% 20% 29% 16% 1,067
Philosophy/reason 24% 19% 28% 29% 438
Common sense 26% 20% 31% 23% 2,015
Science 31% 18% 22% 29% 397

Educational distribution among adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe several times a year by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe several times a year who have completed…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 1,199. 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% 32% 16% 11% 1,199
Philosophy/reason 25% 30% 27% 18% 482
Common sense 37% 32% 19% 12% 2,245
Science 33% 21% 24% 23% 451
Don't know 34% 28% 22% 17% 105

Marital status among adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe several times a year by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe several times a year who are…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 1,201. 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% 11% 8% 22% 1,201
Philosophy/reason 49% 11% 10% 4% 27% 483
Common sense 51% 9% 12% 6% 23% 2,247
Science 48% 7% 10% 4% 31% 447
Don't know 46% 8% 17% 12% 16% 105

Parent of children under 18 among adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe several times a year by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe several times a year who are…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 1,195. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Religion 34% 66% 1,195
Philosophy/reason 29% 71% 482
Common sense 29% 71% 2,252
Science 33% 67% 451
Don't know 38% 62% 106

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe several times a year by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe several times a year who say they…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Believe in God; absolutely certain Believe in God; fairly certain Believe in God; not too/not at all certain Believe in God; don't know Do not believe in God Other/don't know if they believe in God Sample Size
Sample size = 1,204. 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 85% 11% 2% < 1% 1% < 1% 1,204
Philosophy/reason 37% 30% 8% < 1% 20% 5% 483
Common sense 48% 31% 7% 1% 11% 3% 2,256
Science 28% 33% 14% 1% 21% 3% 453
Don't know 68% 18% 1% 2% 4% 6% 106

Importance of religion in one's life among adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe several times a year by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe several times a year who say religion is…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,204. 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% 14% 1% 1% < 1% 1,204
Philosophy/reason 22% 37% 19% 20% 1% 483
Common sense 32% 38% 18% 12% < 1% 2,256
Science 26% 32% 20% 22% < 1% 453
Don't know 62% 22% 8% 7% 2% 106

Attendance at religious services among adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe several times a year by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe several times a year who attend religious services…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong At least once a week Once or twice a month/a few times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,204. 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% 31% 12% 1% 1,204
Philosophy/reason 16% 39% 45% < 1% 483
Common sense 18% 44% 37% < 1% 2,256
Science 15% 42% 43% 1% 453
Don't know 35% 43% 20% 1% 106

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

% of adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe several times a year who pray…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,204. 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% 14% 4% 6% 1% 1,204
Philosophy/reason 27% 22% 12% 39% < 1% 483
Common sense 36% 21% 11% 32% < 1% 2,256
Science 26% 18% 9% 47% 1% 453
Don't know 62% 14% 5% 16% 2% 106

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

% of adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe several times a year who attend prayer group…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,204. 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% 13% 13% 37% < 1% 1,204
Philosophy/reason 9% 7% 8% 75% < 1% 483
Common sense 8% 8% 10% 74% < 1% 2,256
Science 10% 5% 11% 74% < 1% 453
Don't know 16% 14% 13% 54% 3% 106

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

% of adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe several times a year who meditate…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,204. 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% 9% 7% 43% 3% 1,204
Philosophy/reason 23% 14% 9% 53% < 1% 483
Common sense 22% 10% 8% 60% 1% 2,256
Science 24% 11% 9% 54% 2% 453
Don't know 29% 4% 14% 54% < 1% 106

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

% of adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe several times a year 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 = 1,204. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Religion 61% 17% 16% 4% 1% 1,204
Philosophy/reason 30% 19% 26% 25% < 1% 483
Common sense 34% 19% 24% 22% 1% 2,256
Science 26% 16% 28% 28% 2% 453
Don't know 51% 18% 15% 10% 6% 106

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe several times a year by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe several times a year who say…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong There are clear standards for what is right and wrong Right or wrong depends on the situation Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,204. 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% 53% 1% 1% 1,204
Philosophy/reason 26% 71% 2% 1% 483
Common sense 27% 72% 1% < 1% 2,256
Science 19% 78% 1% 2% 453
Don't know 26% 63% 4% 7% 106

Frequency of reading scripture among adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe several times a year by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe several times a year who read scripture…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,204. 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% 13% 12% 25% < 1% 1,204
Philosophy/reason 14% 10% 13% 64% < 1% 483
Common sense 13% 9% 13% 64% < 1% 2,256
Science 9% 7% 11% 72% < 1% 453
Don't know 26% 17% 15% 38% 5% 106

Interpreting scripture among adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe several times a year by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe several times a year who say the holy scripture is…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Word of God; should be taken literally Word of God; not everything taken literally Word of God; other/don't know Not the word of God Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,204. 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% 35% 3% 7% 5% 1,204
Philosophy/reason 11% 23% 1% 57% 8% 483
Common sense 17% 29% 2% 45% 7% 2,256
Science 20% 18% 1% 54% 7% 453
Don't know 28% 20% 13% 26% 13% 106

Belief in Heaven among adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe several times a year by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe several times a year who …in heaven

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,204. 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 89% 6% 4% 1,204
Philosophy/reason 54% 38% 8% 483
Common sense 69% 24% 6% 2,256
Science 56% 38% 6% 453
Don't know 73% 15% 12% 106

Belief in Hell among adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe several times a year by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe several times a year who …in hell

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,204. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Religion 79% 15% 6% 1,204
Philosophy/reason 39% 52% 9% 483
Common sense 51% 41% 8% 2,256
Science 42% 53% 5% 453
Don't know 55% 23% 22% 106

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe several times a year by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe several times a year who identify as…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 1,204. 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% 15% 35% 1,204
Philosophy/reason 30% 14% 56% 483
Common sense 36% 17% 47% 2,256
Science 28% 14% 57% 453
Don't know 25% 31% 44% 106

Political ideology among adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe several times a year by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe several times a year who are…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,204. 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% 29% 14% 4% 1,204
Philosophy/reason 19% 43% 35% 3% 483
Common sense 27% 43% 25% 5% 2,256
Science 21% 36% 40% 3% 453
Don't know 21% 42% 25% 12% 106

Views about size of government among adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe several times a year by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe several times a year who would rather have…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,204. 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% 40% 2% 2% 1,204
Philosophy/reason 49% 45% 3% 4% 483
Common sense 55% 39% 3% 3% 2,256
Science 41% 55% 1% 2% 453
Don't know 30% 45% 11% 14% 106

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

% of adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe several times a year who say government aid to the poor…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Does more harm than good Does more good than harm Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,204. 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% 46% 4% 3% 1,204
Philosophy/reason 32% 65% 2% 1% 483
Common sense 46% 51% 3% 1% 2,256
Science 38% 58% 2% 2% 453
Don't know 26% 38% 17% 18% 106

Views about abortion among adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe several times a year by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe several times a year who say abortion should be…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Legal in all/most cases Illegal in all/most cases Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,204. 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% 65% 3% 1,204
Philosophy/reason 72% 26% 3% 483
Common sense 67% 29% 3% 2,256
Science 70% 26% 4% 453
Don't know 46% 38% 17% 106

Views about homosexuality among adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe several times a year by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe several times a year who say homosexuality…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,204. 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% 48% 5% 3% 1,204
Philosophy/reason 81% 13% 5% 1% 483
Common sense 74% 19% 3% 3% 2,256
Science 79% 16% 2% 3% 453
Don't know 48% 33% 12% 8% 106

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

% of adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe several times a year who …same-sex marriage

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,204. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Religion 33% 61% 6% 1,204
Philosophy/reason 76% 19% 5% 483
Common sense 66% 27% 7% 2,256
Science 75% 19% 6% 453
Don't know 36% 48% 17% 106

Views about environmental regulation among adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe several times a year by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe several times a year who say…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Stricter environmental laws and regulations cost too many jobs and hurt the economy Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,204. 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% 52% 1% 3% 1,204
Philosophy/reason 25% 71% 2% 2% 483
Common sense 35% 61% 2% 2% 2,256
Science 29% 68% 1% 3% 453
Don't know 26% 49% 8% 17% 106

Views about human evolution among adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe several times a year by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe several times a year who say humans…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Evolved; due to natural processes Evolved; due to God's design Evolved; don't know how Always existed in present form Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,204. 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 11% 29% 3% 53% 4% 1,204
Philosophy/reason 55% 22% 5% 16% 4% 483
Common sense 42% 28% 4% 23% 3% 2,256
Science 62% 17% 2% 15% 3% 453
Don't know 16% 17% 19% 23% 25% 106