Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults who attend prayer groups several times a year

% of adults who attend prayer groups 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 = 2,883. 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 37% 11% 42% 8% 2% 2,883
2007 33% 9% 51% 3% 4% 2,830

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Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults who attend prayer groups several times a year by religious group

% of adults who attend prayer groups 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 38% 8% 42% 9% 3% 730
Evangelical Protestant 53% 7% 35% 3% 2% 781
Historically Black Protestant 41% 9% 45% 4% 1% 182
Mainline Protestant 35% 12% 44% 7% 2% 627
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 12% 19% 52% 16% 1% 233

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults who attend prayer groups several times a year by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who attend prayer groups 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 = 1,078. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Religion 19% 32% 28% 21% 1,078
Philosophy/reason 32% 34% 24% 10% 318
Common sense 24% 35% 24% 17% 1,139
Science 26% 42% 17% 15% 207

Generational cohort among adults who attend prayer groups several times a year by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who attend prayer groups 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 = 1,078. 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% 13% 26% 34% 14% 1% 1,078
Philosophy/reason 20% 17% 29% 28% 6% 1% 318
Common sense 15% 16% 29% 27% 12% 1% 1,139
Science 19% 18% 32% 22% 9% 1% 207

Gender composition among adults who attend prayer groups several times a year by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who attend prayer groups several times a year who are…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 1,100. 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% 57% 1,100
Philosophy/reason 48% 52% 322
Common sense 50% 50% 1,160
Science 61% 39% 212

Racial and ethnic composition among adults who attend prayer groups several times a year by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who attend prayer groups several times a year who identify as…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 1,087. 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 69% 12% 3% 12% 4% 1,087
Philosophy/reason 63% 14% 4% 15% 5% 321
Common sense 60% 13% 7% 15% 4% 1,146
Science 46% 9% 15% 29% 2% 210

Immigrant status among adults who attend prayer groups several times a year by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who attend prayer groups several times a year who are…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 1,088. 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 13% 7% 80% 1,088
Philosophy/reason 19% 8% 72% 318
Common sense 20% 9% 71% 1,144
Science 39% 15% 46% 207

Income distribution among adults who attend prayer groups several times a year by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who attend prayer groups 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 = 949. 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% 21% 30% 19% 949
Philosophy/reason 33% 20% 26% 21% 294
Common sense 35% 22% 26% 17% 1,030
Science 36% 13% 28% 23% 193

Educational distribution among adults who attend prayer groups several times a year by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who attend prayer groups 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 = 1,091. 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 39% 34% 16% 10% 1,091
Philosophy/reason 29% 27% 26% 18% 322
Common sense 42% 32% 16% 10% 1,155
Science 37% 25% 21% 17% 210

Marital status among adults who attend prayer groups several times a year by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who attend prayer groups 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 = 1,099. 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% 12% 7% 22% 1,099
Philosophy/reason 42% 11% 15% 5% 28% 321
Common sense 46% 9% 12% 7% 25% 1,156
Science 46% 4% 7% 4% 39% 211

Parent of children under 18 among adults who attend prayer groups several times a year by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who attend prayer groups several times a year who are…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 1,093. 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% 69% 1,093
Philosophy/reason 31% 69% 322
Common sense 32% 68% 1,158
Science 34% 66% 212

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among adults who attend prayer groups several times a year by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who attend prayer groups 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 = 1,100. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Religion 90% 9% < 1% 1% < 1% < 1% 1,100
Philosophy/reason 62% 25% 7% 1% 3% 2% 322
Common sense 69% 23% 4% 1% 2% 1% 1,160
Science 46% 35% 7% < 1% 10% 2% 212

Importance of religion in one's life among adults who attend prayer groups several times a year by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who attend prayer groups 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 = 1,100. 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% 10% 1% < 1% 1% 1,100
Philosophy/reason 51% 35% 8% 5% 1% 322
Common sense 54% 38% 5% 2% < 1% 1,160
Science 44% 43% 8% 3% 2% 212

Attendance at religious services among adults who attend prayer groups several times a year by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who attend prayer groups 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 = 1,100. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Religion 51% 45% 4% < 1% 1,100
Philosophy/reason 28% 60% 12% < 1% 322
Common sense 27% 65% 8% < 1% 1,160
Science 23% 63% 12% 1% 212

Frequency of prayer among adults who attend prayer groups several times a year by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who attend prayer groups 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 = 1,100. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Religion 81% 13% 3% 2% 1% 1,100
Philosophy/reason 56% 24% 8% 12% < 1% 322
Common sense 60% 23% 8% 9% 1% 1,160
Science 43% 28% 14% 14% 1% 212

Frequency of meditation among adults who attend prayer groups several times a year by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who attend prayer groups 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 = 1,100. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Religion 45% 8% 7% 36% 3% 1,100
Philosophy/reason 46% 11% 7% 35% 1% 322
Common sense 34% 12% 9% 44% 1% 1,160
Science 34% 13% 10% 40% 3% 212

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among adults who attend prayer groups several times a year by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who attend prayer groups 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 = 1,100. 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 71% 13% 10% 5% 1% 1,100
Philosophy/reason 64% 17% 11% 6% 1% 322
Common sense 54% 20% 16% 9% 1% 1,160
Science 42% 17% 21% 18% 2% 212

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among adults who attend prayer groups several times a year by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who attend prayer groups several times a year 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 = 1,100. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Religion 45% 17% 15% 21% 2% 1,100
Philosophy/reason 61% 15% 12% 11% 1% 322
Common sense 37% 16% 19% 26% 1% 1,160
Science 37% 19% 21% 23% 1% 212

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults who attend prayer groups several times a year by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who attend prayer groups 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 = 1,100. 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% 49% 2% 1% 1,100
Philosophy/reason 27% 72% < 1% 1% 322
Common sense 28% 70% 1% 1% 1,160
Science 26% 73% < 1% 1% 212

Frequency of reading scripture among adults who attend prayer groups several times a year by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who attend prayer groups 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 = 1,100. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Religion 51% 17% 19% 12% 1% 1,100
Philosophy/reason 26% 24% 25% 25% < 1% 322
Common sense 24% 18% 30% 28% 1% 1,160
Science 12% 19% 30% 39% < 1% 212

Interpreting scripture among adults who attend prayer groups several times a year by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who attend prayer groups 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 = 1,100. 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% 37% 3% 6% 6% 1,100
Philosophy/reason 16% 40% 1% 35% 7% 322
Common sense 29% 38% 3% 24% 7% 1,160
Science 23% 24% 1% 41% 10% 212

Belief in Heaven among adults who attend prayer groups several times a year by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who attend prayer groups 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 = 1,100. 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% 1,100
Philosophy/reason 69% 22% 10% 322
Common sense 85% 11% 5% 1,160
Science 70% 26% 4% 212

Belief in Hell among adults who attend prayer groups several times a year by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who attend prayer groups 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 = 1,100. 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% 1,100
Philosophy/reason 50% 42% 7% 322
Common sense 65% 28% 7% 1,160
Science 52% 43% 6% 212

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults who attend prayer groups several times a year by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who attend prayer groups 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 = 1,100. 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% 15% 32% 1,100
Philosophy/reason 27% 17% 55% 322
Common sense 37% 18% 45% 1,160
Science 28% 17% 54% 212

Political ideology among adults who attend prayer groups several times a year by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who attend prayer groups several times a year who are…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,100. 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% 29% 13% 5% 1,100
Philosophy/reason 25% 36% 33% 6% 322
Common sense 35% 41% 18% 6% 1,160
Science 32% 37% 27% 4% 212

Views about size of government among adults who attend prayer groups several times a year by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who attend prayer groups 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 = 1,100. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Religion 57% 38% 2% 3% 1,100
Philosophy/reason 45% 47% 6% 2% 322
Common sense 51% 44% 2% 3% 1,160
Science 38% 57% 1% 4% 212

Views about government aid to the poor among adults who attend prayer groups several times a year by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who attend prayer groups 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 = 1,100. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Religion 53% 42% 3% 1% 1,100
Philosophy/reason 31% 63% 4% 1% 322
Common sense 45% 50% 3% 2% 1,160
Science 37% 58% 4% 1% 212

Views about abortion among adults who attend prayer groups several times a year by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who attend prayer groups 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 = 1,100. 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% 62% 4% 1,100
Philosophy/reason 66% 32% 2% 322
Common sense 59% 37% 4% 1,160
Science 63% 34% 4% 212

Views about homosexuality among adults who attend prayer groups several times a year by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who attend prayer groups 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 = 1,100. 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% 47% 5% 4% 1,100
Philosophy/reason 80% 14% 5% 1% 322
Common sense 64% 27% 4% 5% 1,160
Science 70% 24% 1% 5% 212

Views about same-sex marriage among adults who attend prayer groups several times a year by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who attend prayer groups 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 = 1,100. 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% 58% 8% 1,100
Philosophy/reason 68% 26% 6% 322
Common sense 55% 37% 9% 1,160
Science 61% 34% 6% 212

Views about environmental regulation among adults who attend prayer groups several times a year by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who attend prayer groups 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 = 1,100. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Religion 45% 51% 1% 3% 1,100
Philosophy/reason 27% 69% 2% 1% 322
Common sense 39% 57% 2% 2% 1,160
Science 31% 65% 1% 4% 212

Views about human evolution among adults who attend prayer groups several times a year by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who attend prayer groups 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 = 1,100. 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% 31% 3% 50% 5% 1,100
Philosophy/reason 35% 33% 7% 21% 3% 322
Common sense 25% 34% 4% 34% 3% 1,160
Science 50% 20% 3% 25% 2% 212