Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults who attend prayer groups at least once a week

% of adults who attend prayer groups at least once a week who say they look to…most for guidance on right and wrong

Survey year Religion Philosophy/reason Common sense Science Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 8,591. 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 65% 5% 23% 4% 3% 8,591
2007 60% 4% 29% 3% 4% 8,407

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Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults who attend prayer groups at least once a week by religious group

% of adults who attend prayer groups at least once a week who say they look to…most for guidance on right and wrong

Religious tradition Religion Philosophy/reason Common sense Science Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 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 49% 9% 32% 8% 3% 1,157
Evangelical Protestant 78% 2% 16% 2% 2% 3,921
Historically Black Protestant 59% 4% 31% 3% 2% 875
Jehovah's Witness 80% < 1% 13% 2% 5% 204
Jewish 50% 9% 30% 6% 4% 121
Mainline Protestant 56% 7% 32% 3% 2% 1,221
Mormon 77% 2% 15% 3% 3% 472
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 40% 15% 36% 6% 4% 305

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults who attend prayer groups at least once a week by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who attend prayer groups at least once a week who are ages…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 5,591. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Religion 14% 34% 31% 22% 5,591
Philosophy/reason 30% 31% 21% 18% 399
Common sense 17% 32% 29% 22% 1,860
Science 17% 41% 24% 18% 270
Don't know 12% 34% 26% 28% 254

Generational cohort among adults who attend prayer groups at least once a week by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who attend prayer groups at least once a week who are…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 5,591. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Religion 9% 10% 28% 36% 15% 1% 5,591
Philosophy/reason 18% 16% 27% 25% 12% 2% 399
Common sense 12% 11% 27% 34% 15% 2% 1,860
Science 11% 11% 36% 29% 12% 1% 270
Don't know 9% 7% 30% 31% 21% 2% 254

Gender composition among adults who attend prayer groups at least once a week by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who attend prayer groups at least once a week who are…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 5,751. 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% 5,751
Philosophy/reason 45% 55% 404
Common sense 45% 55% 1,894
Science 50% 50% 275
Don't know 58% 42% 267

Racial and ethnic composition among adults who attend prayer groups at least once a week by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who attend prayer groups at least once a week who identify as…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 5,672. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Religion 63% 17% 2% 15% 4% 5,672
Philosophy/reason 49% 17% 7% 23% 4% 399
Common sense 52% 24% 4% 16% 4% 1,860
Science 37% 17% 5% 36% 6% 272
Don't know 60% 17% 2% 16% 5% 249

Immigrant status among adults who attend prayer groups at least once a week by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who attend prayer groups at least once a week who are…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 5,686. 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% 7% 78% 5,686
Philosophy/reason 25% 10% 66% 396
Common sense 17% 8% 75% 1,868
Science 39% 9% 52% 270
Don't know 17% 8% 75% 259

Income distribution among adults who attend prayer groups at least once a week by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who attend prayer groups at least once a week who have a household income of…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Less than $30,000 $30,000-$49,999 $50,000-$99,999 $100,000 or more Sample Size
Sample size = 4,906. 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% 21% 29% 14% 4,906
Philosophy/reason 43% 16% 24% 17% 354
Common sense 45% 20% 22% 13% 1,630
Science 43% 24% 18% 15% 242
Don't know 34% 21% 30% 15% 189

Educational distribution among adults who attend prayer groups at least once a week by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who attend prayer groups at least once a week who have completed…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 5,712. 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% 32% 17% 9% 5,712
Philosophy/reason 44% 26% 17% 13% 402
Common sense 52% 29% 12% 6% 1,882
Science 52% 24% 10% 15% 273
Don't know 37% 31% 18% 14% 265

Marital status among adults who attend prayer groups at least once a week by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who attend prayer groups at least once a week who are…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 5,715. 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% 3% 12% 8% 17% 5,715
Philosophy/reason 46% 7% 13% 6% 28% 402
Common sense 50% 6% 15% 9% 21% 1,888
Science 39% 9% 16% 8% 28% 275
Don't know 59% 2% 15% 10% 15% 263

Parent of children under 18 among adults who attend prayer groups at least once a week by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who attend prayer groups at least once a week who are…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 5,721. 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% 5,721
Philosophy/reason 34% 66% 404
Common sense 31% 69% 1,888
Science 33% 67% 272
Don't know 30% 70% 262

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among adults who attend prayer groups at least once a week by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who attend prayer groups at least once a week who say they…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Believe in God; absolutely certain Believe in God; fairly certain Believe in God; not too/not at all certain Believe in God; don't know Do not believe in God Other/don't know if they believe in God Sample Size
Sample size = 5,751. 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 93% 5% < 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 5,751
Philosophy/reason 71% 20% 4% 2% 2% 1% 404
Common sense 85% 12% 2% 1% 1% < 1% 1,894
Science 66% 28% 3% 1% 2% < 1% 275
Don't know 88% 6% < 1% 2% < 1% 3% 267

Importance of religion in one's life among adults who attend prayer groups at least once a week by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who attend prayer groups at least once a week who say religion is…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,751. 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 96% 3% < 1% < 1% < 1% 5,751
Philosophy/reason 74% 17% 3% 5% < 1% 404
Common sense 82% 15% 1% 2% < 1% 1,894
Science 78% 16% 2% 3% < 1% 275
Don't know 89% 3% 1% 2% 5% 267

Attendance at religious services among adults who attend prayer groups at least once a week by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who attend prayer groups at least once a week who attend religious services…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong At least once a week Once or twice a month/a few times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,751. 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% 3% < 1% 5,751
Philosophy/reason 71% 19% 9% 1% 404
Common sense 75% 18% 7% < 1% 1,894
Science 70% 20% 9% < 1% 275
Don't know 82% 11% 5% 2% 267

Frequency of prayer among adults who attend prayer groups at least once a week by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who attend prayer groups at least once a week who pray…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,751. 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 93% 5% < 1% 1% < 1% 5,751
Philosophy/reason 77% 16% 1% 5% < 1% 404
Common sense 81% 14% 2% 2% 1% 1,894
Science 73% 19% 5% 4% < 1% 275
Don't know 83% 11% 2% 2% 2% 267

Frequency of meditation among adults who attend prayer groups at least once a week by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who attend prayer groups at least once a week who meditate…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,751. 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% 6% 2% 24% 2% 5,751
Philosophy/reason 67% 7% 2% 21% 2% 404
Common sense 59% 7% 2% 29% 2% 1,894
Science 64% 11% 1% 20% 4% 275
Don't know 72% 3% 1% 18% 6% 267

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among adults who attend prayer groups at least once a week by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who attend prayer groups at least once a week who feel a sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,751. 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% 2% 2% 1% 5,751
Philosophy/reason 76% 11% 5% 7% 1% 404
Common sense 78% 11% 4% 6% 1% 1,894
Science 65% 14% 9% 10% 2% 275
Don't know 85% 4% 3% 2% 6% 267

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among adults who attend prayer groups at least once a week by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who attend prayer groups at least once a week who feel a sense of wonder about the universe…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,751. 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% 15% 8% 19% 2% 5,751
Philosophy/reason 60% 13% 10% 16% 2% 404
Common sense 51% 16% 9% 22% 2% 1,894
Science 57% 14% 14% 12% 2% 275
Don't know 62% 9% 7% 15% 7% 267

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults who attend prayer groups at least once a week by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who attend prayer groups at least once a week who say…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong There are clear standards for what is right and wrong Right or wrong depends on the situation Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,751. 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% 41% 1% 1% 5,751
Philosophy/reason 29% 69% 1% 1% 404
Common sense 31% 66% 1% 1% 1,894
Science 24% 71% 2% 4% 275
Don't know 41% 47% 6% 6% 267

Frequency of reading scripture among adults who attend prayer groups at least once a week by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who attend prayer groups at least once a week who read scripture…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,751. 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% 6% 2% 4% 1% 5,751
Philosophy/reason 71% 12% 4% 12% 1% 404
Common sense 70% 10% 5% 14% 1% 1,894
Science 62% 11% 6% 17% 4% 275
Don't know 82% 4% 1% 10% 4% 267

Interpreting scripture among adults who attend prayer groups at least once a week by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who attend prayer groups at least once a week who say the holy scripture is…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Word of God; should be taken literally Word of God; not everything taken literally Word of God; other/don't know Not the word of God Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,751. 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% 25% 5% 3% 3% 5,751
Philosophy/reason 37% 35% 2% 20% 5% 404
Common sense 49% 29% 3% 12% 7% 1,894
Science 51% 23% 3% 19% 4% 275
Don't know 37% 25% 17% 7% 14% 267

Belief in Heaven among adults who attend prayer groups at least once a week by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who attend prayer groups at least once a week who …in heaven

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,751. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Religion 87% 6% 7% 5,751
Philosophy/reason 76% 16% 8% 404
Common sense 88% 7% 5% 1,894
Science 80% 13% 7% 275
Don't know 76% 11% 13% 267

Belief in Hell among adults who attend prayer groups at least once a week by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who attend prayer groups at least once a week who …in hell

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,751. 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% 7% 5,751
Philosophy/reason 60% 33% 7% 404
Common sense 73% 21% 6% 1,894
Science 65% 27% 7% 275
Don't know 58% 23% 18% 267

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults who attend prayer groups at least once a week by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who attend prayer groups at least once a week who identify as…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 5,751. 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% 18% 30% 5,751
Philosophy/reason 29% 21% 50% 404
Common sense 34% 19% 47% 1,894
Science 30% 18% 52% 275
Don't know 30% 36% 35% 267

Political ideology among adults who attend prayer groups at least once a week by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who attend prayer groups at least once a week who are…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,751. 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% 23% 10% 7% 5,751
Philosophy/reason 33% 32% 30% 5% 404
Common sense 41% 31% 21% 8% 1,894
Science 37% 26% 30% 7% 275
Don't know 42% 26% 19% 13% 267

Views about size of government among adults who attend prayer groups at least once a week by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who attend prayer groups at least once a week who would rather have…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,751. 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 60% 35% 3% 3% 5,751
Philosophy/reason 42% 53% 2% 3% 404
Common sense 47% 48% 2% 3% 1,894
Science 36% 61% 1% 2% 275
Don't know 40% 30% 11% 19% 267

Views about government aid to the poor among adults who attend prayer groups at least once a week by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who attend prayer groups at least once a week who say government aid to the poor…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Does more harm than good Does more good than harm Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,751. 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% 42% 4% 2% 5,751
Philosophy/reason 35% 62% 3% 1% 404
Common sense 45% 49% 4% 2% 1,894
Science 42% 49% 2% 7% 275
Don't know 33% 39% 18% 10% 267

Views about abortion among adults who attend prayer groups at least once a week by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who attend prayer groups at least once a week who say abortion should be…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Legal in all/most cases Illegal in all/most cases Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,751. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Religion 22% 74% 4% 5,751
Philosophy/reason 47% 50% 3% 404
Common sense 44% 51% 6% 1,894
Science 53% 42% 4% 275
Don't know 31% 51% 18% 267

Views about homosexuality among adults who attend prayer groups at least once a week by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who attend prayer groups at least once a week who say homosexuality…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,751. 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 25% 66% 5% 4% 5,751
Philosophy/reason 55% 39% 4% 2% 404
Common sense 50% 41% 5% 3% 1,894
Science 62% 33% 3% 2% 275
Don't know 34% 44% 10% 12% 267

Views about same-sex marriage among adults who attend prayer groups at least once a week by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who attend prayer groups at least once a week who …same-sex marriage

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,751. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Religion 17% 76% 7% 5,751
Philosophy/reason 52% 40% 8% 404
Common sense 40% 50% 10% 1,894
Science 45% 48% 7% 275
Don't know 26% 57% 17% 267

Views about environmental regulation among adults who attend prayer groups at least once a week by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who attend prayer groups at least once a week who say…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Stricter environmental laws and regulations cost too many jobs and hurt the economy Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,751. 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% 45% 3% 4% 5,751
Philosophy/reason 33% 62% 3% 2% 404
Common sense 43% 51% 2% 4% 1,894
Science 37% 57% 3% 3% 275
Don't know 31% 45% 8% 16% 267

Views about human evolution among adults who attend prayer groups at least once a week by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who attend prayer groups at least once a week who say humans…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Evolved; due to natural processes Evolved; due to God's design Evolved; don't know how Always existed in present form Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,751. 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 6% 21% 2% 65% 5% 5,751
Philosophy/reason 27% 31% 4% 33% 4% 404
Common sense 18% 28% 3% 45% 6% 1,894
Science 27% 25% 2% 42% 4% 275
Don't know 4% 23% 14% 34% 24% 267