Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults who attend prayer groups once or twice a month

% of adults who attend prayer groups once or twice a month who say they look to…most for guidance on right and wrong

Survey year Religion Philosophy/reason Common sense Science Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,945. 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 46% 9% 36% 6% 3% 2,945
2007 43% 8% 42% 4% 3% 3,086

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Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults who attend prayer groups once or twice a month by religious group

% of adults who attend prayer groups once or twice a month who say they look to…most for guidance on right and wrong

Religious tradition Religion Philosophy/reason Common sense Science Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 0. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Catholic 39% 12% 35% 11% 2% 593
Evangelical Protestant 59% 6% 28% 3% 3% 1,044
Historically Black Protestant 46% 4% 44% 4% 3% 265
Mainline Protestant 45% 10% 38% 5% 2% 551
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 23% 16% 48% 10% 3% 189

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults who attend prayer groups once or twice a month by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who attend prayer groups once or twice a month who are ages…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 1,366. 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 21% 36% 27% 16% 1,366
Philosophy/reason 37% 37% 18% 9% 268
Common sense 29% 38% 19% 14% 994
Science 31% 37% 21% 11% 173

Generational cohort among adults who attend prayer groups once or twice a month by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who attend prayer groups once or twice a month who are…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 1,366. 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% 14% 31% 32% 10% 1% 1,366
Philosophy/reason 25% 17% 31% 20% 6% < 1% 268
Common sense 19% 17% 30% 24% 8% 1% 994
Science 22% 18% 28% 24% 8% 1% 173

Gender composition among adults who attend prayer groups once or twice a month by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who attend prayer groups once or twice a month who are…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 1,394. 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% 59% 1,394
Philosophy/reason 53% 47% 273
Common sense 47% 53% 1,017
Science 42% 58% 175

Racial and ethnic composition among adults who attend prayer groups once or twice a month by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who attend prayer groups once or twice a month who identify as…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 1,377. 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% 17% 3% 17% 3% 1,377
Philosophy/reason 53% 11% 5% 27% 4% 267
Common sense 54% 20% 4% 18% 4% 997
Science 37% 11% 6% 44% 2% 173

Immigrant status among adults who attend prayer groups once or twice a month by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who attend prayer groups once or twice a month who are…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 1,382. 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% 1,382
Philosophy/reason 22% 15% 63% 269
Common sense 16% 11% 73% 991
Science 42% 13% 45% 174

Income distribution among adults who attend prayer groups once or twice a month by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who attend prayer groups once or twice a month who have a household income of…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Less than $30,000 $30,000-$49,999 $50,000-$99,999 $100,000 or more Sample Size
Sample size = 1,231. 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% 20% 28% 16% 1,231
Philosophy/reason 37% 18% 27% 18% 244
Common sense 41% 19% 25% 16% 892
Science 51% 17% 23% 10% 156

Educational distribution among adults who attend prayer groups once or twice a month by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who attend prayer groups once or twice a month who have completed…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 1,389. 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% 34% 15% 10% 1,389
Philosophy/reason 38% 32% 18% 11% 271
Common sense 48% 32% 11% 9% 1,013
Science 54% 18% 13% 14% 173

Marital status among adults who attend prayer groups once or twice a month by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who attend prayer groups once or twice a month who are…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 1,391. 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% 4% 14% 6% 21% 1,391
Philosophy/reason 40% 9% 12% 4% 35% 273
Common sense 43% 8% 13% 6% 30% 1,013
Science 40% 10% 15% 3% 32% 175

Parent of children under 18 among adults who attend prayer groups once or twice a month by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who attend prayer groups once or twice a month who are…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 1,390. 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% 64% 1,390
Philosophy/reason 34% 66% 272
Common sense 37% 63% 1,014
Science 36% 64% 175

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among adults who attend prayer groups once or twice a month by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who attend prayer groups once or twice a month who say they…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Believe in God; absolutely certain Believe in God; fairly certain Believe in God; not too/not at all certain Believe in God; don't know Do not believe in God Other/don't know if they believe in God Sample Size
Sample size = 1,394. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Religion 88% 11% 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 1,394
Philosophy/reason 63% 24% 5% 1% 4% 3% 273
Common sense 76% 19% 3% < 1% 2% < 1% 1,017
Science 48% 41% 6% 1% 2% 1% 175

Importance of religion in one's life among adults who attend prayer groups once or twice a month by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who attend prayer groups once or twice a month who say religion is…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,394. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Religion 90% 9% 1% < 1% 1% 1,394
Philosophy/reason 56% 35% 6% 2% 1% 273
Common sense 65% 31% 3% 1% 1% 1,017
Science 59% 35% 4% 1% < 1% 175

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

% of adults who attend prayer groups once or twice a month who attend religious services…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong At least once a week Once or twice a month/a few times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,394. 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% 32% 4% < 1% 1,394
Philosophy/reason 42% 50% 8% < 1% 273
Common sense 40% 52% 7% 1% 1,017
Science 38% 52% 10% < 1% 175

Frequency of prayer among adults who attend prayer groups once or twice a month by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who attend prayer groups once or twice a month who pray…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,394. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Religion 82% 14% 2% 2% 1% 1,394
Philosophy/reason 56% 27% 7% 10% < 1% 273
Common sense 70% 19% 5% 4% 1% 1,017
Science 67% 20% 6% 7% < 1% 175

Frequency of meditation among adults who attend prayer groups once or twice a month by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who attend prayer groups once or twice a month who meditate…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,394. 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% 3% 32% 2% 1,394
Philosophy/reason 52% 17% 4% 26% 1% 273
Common sense 41% 13% 4% 41% 1% 1,017
Science 46% 21% 4% 29% 1% 175

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among adults who attend prayer groups once or twice a month by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who attend prayer groups once or twice a month who feel a sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,394. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Religion 78% 15% 4% 3% < 1% 1,394
Philosophy/reason 59% 26% 8% 8% < 1% 273
Common sense 63% 20% 10% 6% 1% 1,017
Science 57% 21% 14% 8% < 1% 175

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among adults who attend prayer groups once or twice a month by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who attend prayer groups once or twice a month 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 = 1,394. 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% 22% 10% 19% 2% 1,394
Philosophy/reason 57% 18% 11% 14% < 1% 273
Common sense 41% 21% 15% 23% 1% 1,017
Science 55% 18% 11% 16% 1% 175

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults who attend prayer groups once or twice a month by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who attend prayer groups once or twice a month who say…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong There are clear standards for what is right and wrong Right or wrong depends on the situation Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,394. 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% 48% 1% 1% 1,394
Philosophy/reason 27% 71% 1% 1% 273
Common sense 29% 70% 1% 1% 1,017
Science 26% 72% 1% < 1% 175

Frequency of reading scripture among adults who attend prayer groups once or twice a month by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who attend prayer groups once or twice a month who read scripture…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,394. 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 66% 20% 5% 8% 1% 1,394
Philosophy/reason 43% 27% 10% 20% 1% 273
Common sense 41% 30% 9% 19% 1% 1,017
Science 38% 24% 19% 18% 1% 175

Interpreting scripture among adults who attend prayer groups once or twice a month by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who attend prayer groups once or twice a month who say the holy scripture is…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Word of God; should be taken literally Word of God; not everything taken literally Word of God; other/don't know Not the word of God Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,394. 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% 32% 3% 4% 4% 1,394
Philosophy/reason 20% 38% 1% 30% 11% 273
Common sense 37% 34% 2% 18% 8% 1,017
Science 40% 31% 1% 26% 2% 175

Belief in Heaven among adults who attend prayer groups once or twice a month by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who attend prayer groups once or twice a month who …in heaven

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,394. 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% 1,394
Philosophy/reason 76% 18% 6% 273
Common sense 87% 8% 5% 1,017
Science 79% 14% 7% 175

Belief in Hell among adults who attend prayer groups once or twice a month by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who attend prayer groups once or twice a month who …in hell

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,394. 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 83% 12% 5% 1,394
Philosophy/reason 55% 36% 9% 273
Common sense 70% 24% 6% 1,017
Science 68% 26% 6% 175

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults who attend prayer groups once or twice a month by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who attend prayer groups once or twice a month who identify as…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 1,394. 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% 16% 35% 1,394
Philosophy/reason 32% 17% 52% 273
Common sense 35% 16% 48% 1,017
Science 28% 14% 58% 175

Political ideology among adults who attend prayer groups once or twice a month by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who attend prayer groups once or twice a month who are…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,394. 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% 27% 14% 6% 1,394
Philosophy/reason 24% 38% 36% 3% 273
Common sense 33% 39% 23% 6% 1,017
Science 31% 32% 33% 4% 175

Views about size of government among adults who attend prayer groups once or twice a month by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who attend prayer groups once or twice a month who would rather have…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,394. 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% 40% 2% 3% 1,394
Philosophy/reason 47% 47% 3% 2% 273
Common sense 48% 46% 3% 2% 1,017
Science 32% 67% 1% 1% 175

Views about government aid to the poor among adults who attend prayer groups once or twice a month by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who attend prayer groups once or twice a month who say government aid to the poor…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Does more harm than good Does more good than harm Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,394. 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% 44% 3% 1% 1,394
Philosophy/reason 35% 58% 5% 1% 273
Common sense 44% 50% 4% 1% 1,017
Science 41% 58% 1% < 1% 175

Views about abortion among adults who attend prayer groups once or twice a month by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who attend prayer groups once or twice a month who say abortion should be…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Legal in all/most cases Illegal in all/most cases Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,394. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Religion 30% 66% 3% 1,394
Philosophy/reason 59% 38% 3% 273
Common sense 51% 47% 2% 1,017
Science 56% 39% 5% 175

Views about homosexuality among adults who attend prayer groups once or twice a month by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who attend prayer groups once or twice a month who say homosexuality…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,394. 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% 52% 4% 3% 1,394
Philosophy/reason 73% 19% 5% 3% 273
Common sense 65% 28% 4% 3% 1,017
Science 76% 22% 1% 1% 175

Views about same-sex marriage among adults who attend prayer groups once or twice a month by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who attend prayer groups once or twice a month who …same-sex marriage

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,394. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Religion 31% 62% 7% 1,394
Philosophy/reason 67% 25% 8% 273
Common sense 53% 39% 8% 1,017
Science 61% 31% 8% 175

Views about environmental regulation among adults who attend prayer groups once or twice a month by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who attend prayer groups once or twice a month who say…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Stricter environmental laws and regulations cost too many jobs and hurt the economy Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,394. 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% 51% 2% 3% 1,394
Philosophy/reason 32% 64% 3% 1% 273
Common sense 41% 54% 3% 3% 1,017
Science 32% 63% 1% 4% 175

Views about human evolution among adults who attend prayer groups once or twice a month by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who attend prayer groups once or twice a month who say humans…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Evolved; due to natural processes Evolved; due to God's design Evolved; don't know how Always existed in present form Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,394. 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% 29% 2% 55% 4% 1,394
Philosophy/reason 33% 34% 5% 23% 5% 273
Common sense 26% 31% 2% 37% 3% 1,017
Science 36% 28% 6% 28% 2% 175