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

% of adults who pray monthly 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 = 1,927. 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 11% 15% 61% 11% 2% 1,927
2007 9% 11% 70% 8% 3% 1,873

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

% of adults who pray monthly 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 13% 12% 61% 13% 1% 485
Evangelical Protestant 24% 13% 55% 7% 1% 242
Mainline Protestant 10% 14% 67% 7% 2% 417
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 5% 19% 61% 13% 2% 480

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DemographicInformation

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

% of adults who pray monthly who are ages…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 226. 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% 30% 28% 15% 226
Philosophy/reason 34% 39% 19% 7% 277
Common sense 25% 38% 23% 13% 1,133
Science 28% 38% 23% 11% 225

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

% of adults who pray monthly who are…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 226. 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% 19% 22% 35% 8% < 1% 226
Philosophy/reason 27% 17% 30% 22% 4% < 1% 277
Common sense 16% 18% 29% 28% 8% 1% 1,133
Science 17% 24% 26% 26% 7% 1% 225

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

% of adults who pray monthly who are…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 227. 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% 44% 227
Philosophy/reason 59% 41% 281
Common sense 58% 42% 1,148
Science 63% 37% 229

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

% of adults who pray monthly who identify as…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 226. 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% 11% 6% 27% 3% 226
Philosophy/reason 66% 6% 6% 18% 4% 280
Common sense 70% 10% 4% 14% 3% 1,135
Science 52% 9% 10% 25% 3% 228

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

% of adults who pray monthly who are…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 223. 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 24% 10% 66% 223
Philosophy/reason 15% 14% 71% 275
Common sense 13% 11% 76% 1,132
Science 28% 12% 60% 225

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

% of adults who pray monthly 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 = 193. 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% 19% 22% 20% 193
Philosophy/reason 26% 18% 28% 29% 247
Common sense 31% 18% 27% 24% 1,029
Science 36% 19% 22% 22% 215

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

% of adults who pray monthly who have completed…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 225. 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% 26% 12% 10% 225
Philosophy/reason 34% 32% 19% 15% 281
Common sense 43% 33% 14% 10% 1,142
Science 38% 24% 21% 17% 228

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

% of adults who pray monthly who are…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 226. 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 46% 10% 11% 5% 28% 226
Philosophy/reason 42% 8% 10% 3% 38% 281
Common sense 47% 12% 10% 4% 27% 1,146
Science 42% 10% 10% 2% 36% 229

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

% of adults who pray monthly who are…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 226. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Religion 32% 68% 226
Philosophy/reason 26% 74% 280
Common sense 29% 71% 1,143
Science 29% 71% 229

BeliefsandPractices

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

% of adults who pray monthly 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 = 227. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Religion 61% 29% 5% 1% 2% 1% 227
Philosophy/reason 29% 44% 16% 1% 7% 4% 281
Common sense 40% 43% 10% 1% 4% 2% 1,148
Science 32% 43% 15% < 1% 8% 2% 229

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

% of adults who pray monthly 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 = 227. 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% 43% 9% 1% < 1% 227
Philosophy/reason 9% 58% 23% 8% 2% 281
Common sense 18% 54% 21% 7% < 1% 1,148
Science 23% 49% 20% 7% 1% 229

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

% of adults who pray monthly 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 = 227. 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% 57% 22% 2% 227
Philosophy/reason 5% 58% 37% 1% 281
Common sense 7% 55% 38% < 1% 1,148
Science 9% 59% 31% 1% 229

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

% of adults who pray monthly 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 = 227. 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 7% 10% 13% 69% 1% 227
Philosophy/reason 2% 8% 8% 82% < 1% 281
Common sense 3% 5% 7% 84% < 1% 1,148
Science 6% 6% 14% 74% < 1% 229

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

% of adults who pray monthly 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 = 227. 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% 10% 10% 58% 3% 227
Philosophy/reason 21% 21% 9% 49% 1% 281
Common sense 17% 15% 7% 61% < 1% 1,148
Science 26% 15% 13% 42% 4% 229

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

% of adults who pray monthly 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 = 227. 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% 24% 23% 19% < 1% 227
Philosophy/reason 39% 21% 17% 21% 1% 281
Common sense 32% 24% 18% 25% 1% 1,148
Science 32% 19% 22% 26% 1% 229

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

% of adults who pray monthly 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 = 227. 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 26% 17% 22% 31% 3% 227
Philosophy/reason 41% 20% 19% 19% < 1% 281
Common sense 31% 19% 20% 29% 1% 1,148
Science 52% 12% 17% 18% < 1% 229

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

% of adults who pray monthly 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 = 227. 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% 60% 1% 1% 227
Philosophy/reason 20% 76% 2% 1% 281
Common sense 24% 74% 1% < 1% 1,148
Science 22% 78% < 1% < 1% 229

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

% of adults who pray monthly 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 = 227. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Religion 14% 9% 18% 59% < 1% 227
Philosophy/reason 3% 14% 14% 68% < 1% 281
Common sense 3% 9% 14% 73% < 1% 1,148
Science 6% 9% 10% 75% < 1% 229

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

% of adults who pray monthly 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 = 227. 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% 38% 1% 19% 7% 227
Philosophy/reason 6% 24% 1% 57% 11% 281
Common sense 13% 30% 1% 47% 9% 1,148
Science 13% 19% < 1% 63% 5% 229

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

% of adults who pray monthly who …in heaven

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 227. 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% 9% 4% 227
Philosophy/reason 60% 28% 11% 281
Common sense 73% 19% 9% 1,148
Science 64% 31% 5% 229

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

% of adults who pray monthly who …in hell

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 227. 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 74% 24% 3% 227
Philosophy/reason 44% 47% 9% 281
Common sense 52% 39% 8% 1,148
Science 38% 55% 7% 229

SocialandPoliticalViews

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

% of adults who pray monthly who identify as…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 227. 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% 26% 39% 227
Philosophy/reason 32% 17% 51% 281
Common sense 37% 19% 44% 1,148
Science 24% 21% 56% 229

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

% of adults who pray monthly who are…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 227. 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% 32% 18% 15% 227
Philosophy/reason 17% 41% 39% 2% 281
Common sense 26% 41% 27% 6% 1,148
Science 24% 37% 36% 4% 229

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

% of adults who pray monthly 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 = 227. 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% 52% 2% 5% 227
Philosophy/reason 47% 47% 2% 4% 281
Common sense 55% 40% 2% 3% 1,148
Science 44% 51% 2% 3% 229

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

% of adults who pray monthly 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 = 227. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Religion 48% 45% 1% 6% 227
Philosophy/reason 35% 61% 4% 1% 281
Common sense 48% 47% 3% 2% 1,148
Science 42% 54% 2% 2% 229

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

% of adults who pray monthly 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 = 227. 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% 46% 1% 227
Philosophy/reason 70% 26% 4% 281
Common sense 65% 31% 4% 1,148
Science 69% 30% 2% 229

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

% of adults who pray monthly 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 = 227. 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% 34% 3% 4% 227
Philosophy/reason 90% 6% 3% 1% 281
Common sense 75% 20% 3% 3% 1,148
Science 77% 20% < 1% 3% 229

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

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

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 227. 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% 39% 11% 227
Philosophy/reason 84% 10% 6% 281
Common sense 65% 28% 7% 1,148
Science 71% 26% 2% 229

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

% of adults who pray monthly 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 = 227. 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% 49% 2% 2% 227
Philosophy/reason 20% 74% 3% 2% 281
Common sense 38% 58% 2% 2% 1,148
Science 27% 69% 3% 2% 229

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

% of adults who pray monthly 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
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Religion 24% 32% 2% 37% 4% 227
Philosophy/reason 52% 24% 6% 15% 3% 281
Common sense 43% 26% 5% 23% 2% 1,148
Science 57% 22% 1% 18% 2% 229