Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults who pray daily

% of adults who pray daily 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 = 19,336. 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 50% 7% 35% 5% 3% 19,336
2007 43% 7% 43% 4% 4% 21,138

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Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults who pray daily by religious group

% of adults who pray daily 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 = 110. 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.
Buddhist 8% 28% 41% 19% 5% 110
Catholic 40% 8% 43% 7% 3% 4,335
Evangelical Protestant 67% 4% 24% 2% 2% 6,852
Hindu 12% 23% 40% 24% 2% 102
Historically Black Protestant 51% 5% 38% 4% 2% 1,538
Jehovah's Witness 80% 1% 13% 2% 4% 221
Jewish 44% 9% 36% 7% 4% 213
Mainline Protestant 42% 8% 42% 4% 3% 3,342
Mormon 71% 3% 21% 2% 4% 571
Muslim 46% 9% 32% 10% 4% 164
Orthodox Christian 38% 12% 44% 3% 3% 100
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 21% 14% 53% 8% 4% 1,333

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults who pray daily by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who pray daily who are ages…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 9,691. 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% 33% 30% 22% 9,691
Philosophy/reason 26% 33% 26% 15% 1,391
Common sense 17% 34% 29% 20% 6,391
Science 19% 39% 26% 16% 839
Don't know 14% 32% 27% 27% 582

Generational cohort among adults who pray daily by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who pray daily who are…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 9,691. 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% 11% 28% 36% 15% 2% 9,691
Philosophy/reason 14% 18% 27% 30% 10% 1% 1,391
Common sense 10% 12% 29% 34% 13% 2% 6,391
Science 11% 15% 32% 31% 10% 1% 839
Don't know 9% 9% 28% 32% 20% 2% 582

Gender composition among adults who pray daily by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who pray daily who are…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 9,931. 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% 61% 9,931
Philosophy/reason 44% 56% 1,411
Common sense 41% 59% 6,519
Science 46% 54% 856
Don't know 50% 50% 619

Racial and ethnic composition among adults who pray daily by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who pray daily who identify as…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 9,804. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Religion 65% 15% 2% 14% 4% 9,804
Philosophy/reason 59% 13% 4% 19% 5% 1,394
Common sense 61% 16% 3% 15% 5% 6,413
Science 45% 13% 7% 30% 4% 843
Don't know 67% 12% 3% 13% 4% 585

Immigrant status among adults who pray daily by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who pray daily who are…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 9,807. 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% 8% 79% 9,807
Philosophy/reason 18% 12% 70% 1,394
Common sense 14% 10% 76% 6,430
Science 33% 11% 56% 840
Don't know 15% 7% 78% 602

Income distribution among adults who pray daily by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who pray daily 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 = 8,514. 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% 28% 15% 8,514
Philosophy/reason 38% 18% 25% 19% 1,263
Common sense 41% 20% 24% 15% 5,621
Science 40% 21% 23% 17% 754
Don't know 36% 24% 23% 17% 458

Educational distribution among adults who pray daily by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who pray daily who have completed…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 9,876. 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% 33% 16% 9% 9,876
Philosophy/reason 32% 32% 22% 15% 1,406
Common sense 46% 32% 13% 8% 6,481
Science 42% 26% 16% 15% 849
Don't know 35% 34% 18% 13% 609

Marital status among adults who pray daily by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who pray daily who are…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 9,884. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Religion 58% 3% 13% 8% 18% 9,884
Philosophy/reason 43% 10% 16% 6% 26% 1,405
Common sense 47% 8% 15% 9% 20% 6,495
Science 45% 9% 17% 5% 24% 853
Don't know 51% 4% 14% 13% 19% 606

Parent of children under 18 among adults who pray daily by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who pray daily who are…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 9,887. 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% 9,887
Philosophy/reason 29% 71% 1,411
Common sense 30% 70% 6,502
Science 33% 67% 853
Don't know 27% 73% 610

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among adults who pray daily by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who pray daily 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 = 9,931. 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 92% 6% < 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 9,931
Philosophy/reason 71% 22% 4% 1% 1% 1% 1,411
Common sense 79% 17% 2% 1% 1% 1% 6,519
Science 63% 28% 5% 1% 2% 1% 856
Don't know 86% 9% 2% 2% < 1% 1% 619

Importance of religion in one's life among adults who pray daily by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who pray daily 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 = 9,931. 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% 6% < 1% < 1% < 1% 9,931
Philosophy/reason 60% 27% 7% 5% < 1% 1,411
Common sense 65% 27% 4% 3% 1% 6,519
Science 60% 28% 7% 5% < 1% 856
Don't know 78% 13% 1% 3% 5% 619

Attendance at religious services among adults who pray daily by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who pray daily 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 = 9,931. 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% 21% 7% < 1% 9,931
Philosophy/reason 35% 40% 25% < 1% 1,411
Common sense 36% 41% 22% < 1% 6,519
Science 36% 42% 21% 1% 856
Don't know 52% 28% 16% 3% 619

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among adults who pray daily by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who pray daily who attend prayer group…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 9,931. 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 54% 13% 9% 24% 1% 9,931
Philosophy/reason 24% 12% 13% 51% 1% 1,411
Common sense 24% 12% 11% 53% < 1% 6,519
Science 25% 15% 11% 49% < 1% 856
Don't know 35% 12% 9% 40% 3% 619

Frequency of meditation among adults who pray daily by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who pray daily 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 = 9,931. 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% 7% 2% 30% 2% 9,931
Philosophy/reason 61% 7% 3% 27% 1% 1,411
Common sense 49% 7% 3% 39% 1% 6,519
Science 52% 10% 4% 32% 1% 856
Don't know 58% 5% 3% 28% 6% 619

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among adults who pray daily by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who pray daily 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 = 9,931. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Religion 84% 9% 3% 3% 1% 9,931
Philosophy/reason 70% 15% 6% 8% 1% 1,411
Common sense 67% 15% 9% 8% 1% 6,519
Science 67% 15% 7% 9% 1% 856
Don't know 77% 8% 5% 6% 4% 619

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among adults who pray daily by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who pray daily 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 = 9,931. 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% 15% 10% 21% 2% 9,931
Philosophy/reason 62% 13% 9% 14% 1% 1,411
Common sense 46% 15% 12% 25% 1% 6,519
Science 52% 16% 13% 18% < 1% 856
Don't know 54% 12% 11% 17% 6% 619

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults who pray daily by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who pray daily 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 = 9,931. 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% 44% 2% 1% 9,931
Philosophy/reason 29% 69% 2% 1% 1,411
Common sense 28% 69% 1% 1% 6,519
Science 25% 72% 1% 1% 856
Don't know 33% 54% 6% 8% 619

Frequency of reading scripture among adults who pray daily by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who pray daily 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 = 9,931. 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 73% 10% 5% 11% 1% 9,931
Philosophy/reason 42% 15% 10% 33% 1% 1,411
Common sense 40% 14% 10% 36% 1% 6,519
Science 36% 14% 13% 36% 1% 856
Don't know 56% 12% 7% 23% 3% 619

Interpreting scripture among adults who pray daily by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who pray daily 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 = 9,931. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Religion 58% 30% 4% 4% 4% 9,931
Philosophy/reason 22% 33% 2% 35% 8% 1,411
Common sense 33% 32% 3% 23% 9% 6,519
Science 34% 26% 2% 31% 7% 856
Don't know 29% 28% 14% 13% 18% 619

Belief in Heaven among adults who pray daily by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who pray daily who …in heaven

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 9,931. 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% 5% 6% 9,931
Philosophy/reason 75% 17% 8% 1,411
Common sense 86% 9% 6% 6,519
Science 77% 17% 6% 856
Don't know 79% 8% 14% 619

Belief in Hell among adults who pray daily by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who pray daily who …in hell

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 9,931. 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% 9,931
Philosophy/reason 54% 39% 7% 1,411
Common sense 66% 26% 8% 6,519
Science 58% 34% 8% 856
Don't know 60% 21% 19% 619

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults who pray daily by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who pray daily who identify as…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 9,931. 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% 32% 9,931
Philosophy/reason 32% 16% 52% 1,411
Common sense 35% 18% 47% 6,519
Science 26% 18% 57% 856
Don't know 34% 29% 37% 619

Political ideology among adults who pray daily by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who pray daily who are…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 9,931. 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% 25% 12% 7% 9,931
Philosophy/reason 28% 37% 31% 4% 1,411
Common sense 35% 36% 22% 7% 6,519
Science 32% 33% 31% 5% 856
Don't know 39% 28% 20% 13% 619

Views about size of government among adults who pray daily by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who pray daily 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 = 9,931. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Religion 58% 35% 3% 3% 9,931
Philosophy/reason 47% 47% 4% 3% 1,411
Common sense 49% 44% 3% 4% 6,519
Science 35% 59% 2% 3% 856
Don't know 43% 30% 11% 16% 619

Views about government aid to the poor among adults who pray daily by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who pray daily 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 = 9,931. 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% 9,931
Philosophy/reason 36% 59% 4% 2% 1,411
Common sense 45% 49% 4% 2% 6,519
Science 39% 56% 2% 3% 856
Don't know 36% 38% 15% 10% 619

Views about abortion among adults who pray daily by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who pray daily 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 = 9,931. 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 27% 69% 4% 9,931
Philosophy/reason 59% 37% 3% 1,411
Common sense 55% 40% 5% 6,519
Science 59% 36% 5% 856
Don't know 38% 46% 16% 619

Views about homosexuality among adults who pray daily by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who pray daily 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 = 9,931. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Religion 33% 57% 5% 4% 9,931
Philosophy/reason 72% 22% 4% 2% 1,411
Common sense 64% 28% 4% 4% 6,519
Science 71% 24% 3% 2% 856
Don't know 44% 33% 10% 12% 619

Views about same-sex marriage among adults who pray daily by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who pray daily who …same-sex marriage

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 9,931. 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% 68% 7% 9,931
Philosophy/reason 64% 29% 7% 1,411
Common sense 53% 37% 9% 6,519
Science 61% 31% 8% 856
Don't know 35% 45% 20% 619

Views about environmental regulation among adults who pray daily by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who pray daily 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 = 9,931. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Religion 47% 47% 3% 4% 9,931
Philosophy/reason 29% 66% 2% 2% 1,411
Common sense 40% 54% 2% 3% 6,519
Science 31% 64% 2% 3% 856
Don't know 32% 47% 8% 13% 619

Views about human evolution among adults who pray daily by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who pray daily 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 = 9,931. 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 8% 26% 2% 59% 5% 9,931
Philosophy/reason 32% 34% 5% 25% 4% 1,411
Common sense 23% 32% 4% 36% 5% 6,519
Science 40% 24% 4% 29% 3% 856
Don't know 8% 26% 13% 30% 22% 619