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

% of adults who pray weekly 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 = 5,299. 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 23% 13% 53% 9% 2% 5,299
2007 18% 10% 63% 6% 3% 5,789

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

% of adults who pray weekly 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 20% 12% 53% 12% 3% 1,431
Evangelical Protestant 36% 10% 46% 6% 2% 1,105
Historically Black Protestant 39% 7% 49% 4% 1% 219
Jewish 14% 27% 47% 9% 3% 135
Mainline Protestant 20% 12% 58% 8% 2% 1,323
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 13% 16% 60% 11% 1% 754

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DemographicInformation

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

% of adults who pray weekly who are ages…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 1,181. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Religion 21% 33% 30% 16% 1,181
Philosophy/reason 32% 36% 22% 10% 692
Common sense 24% 33% 27% 16% 2,749
Science 25% 42% 22% 10% 472
Don't know 24% 25% 27% 24% 131

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

% of adults who pray weekly who are…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 1,181. 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% 13% 27% 36% 10% 1% 1,181
Philosophy/reason 23% 16% 29% 25% 6% 1% 692
Common sense 15% 16% 27% 32% 10% 1% 2,749
Science 17% 15% 35% 24% 7% 1% 472
Don't know 13% 16% 20% 33% 17% 1% 131

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

% of adults who pray weekly who are…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 1,193. 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 50% 50% 1,193
Philosophy/reason 48% 52% 700
Common sense 49% 51% 2,793
Science 52% 48% 479
Don't know 63% 37% 134

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

% of adults who pray weekly who identify as…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 1,173. 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 62% 14% 2% 19% 3% 1,173
Philosophy/reason 68% 8% 6% 15% 3% 692
Common sense 72% 9% 3% 12% 3% 2,764
Science 61% 5% 4% 28% 2% 476
Don't know 69% 2% 1% 24% 5% 126

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

% of adults who pray weekly who are…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 1,185. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Religion 16% 8% 75% 1,185
Philosophy/reason 16% 15% 69% 690
Common sense 10% 9% 81% 2,758
Science 30% 11% 59% 476
Don't know 15% 13% 72% 132

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

% of adults who pray weekly who have a household income of…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Less than $30,000 $30,000-$49,999 $50,000-$99,999 $100,000 or more Sample Size
Sample size = 1,059. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Religion 40% 20% 25% 15% 1,059
Philosophy/reason 30% 15% 28% 27% 627
Common sense 31% 22% 28% 19% 2,468
Science 38% 17% 24% 22% 427
Don't know 35% 18% 30% 17% 105

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

% of adults who pray weekly who have completed…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 1,190. 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% 31% 13% 8% 1,190
Philosophy/reason 30% 32% 22% 16% 697
Common sense 43% 33% 15% 9% 2,780
Science 42% 23% 20% 15% 476
Don't know 39% 32% 19% 10% 133

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

% of adults who pray weekly who are…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 1,190. 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% 7% 15% 5% 26% 1,190
Philosophy/reason 43% 9% 11% 4% 34% 697
Common sense 48% 8% 13% 6% 26% 2,787
Science 47% 9% 12% 3% 29% 475
Don't know 45% 4% 10% 13% 28% 132

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

% of adults who pray weekly who are…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 1,188. 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% 70% 1,188
Philosophy/reason 30% 70% 698
Common sense 31% 69% 2,785
Science 33% 67% 478
Don't know 25% 75% 134

BeliefsandPractices

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

% of adults who pray weekly 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 = 1,193. 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 80% 18% 1% < 1% < 1% 1% 1,193
Philosophy/reason 51% 37% 9% < 1% 2% 1% 700
Common sense 60% 34% 4% 1% 1% 1% 2,793
Science 45% 44% 7% < 1% 2% 2% 479
Don't know 65% 25% 3% 4% < 1% 3% 134

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

% of adults who pray weekly 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 = 1,193. 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 72% 26% 2% 1% < 1% 1,193
Philosophy/reason 32% 49% 14% 4% < 1% 700
Common sense 34% 52% 10% 3% 1% 2,793
Science 34% 52% 10% 4% < 1% 479
Don't know 53% 31% 8% 5% 2% 134

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

% of adults who pray weekly 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 = 1,193. 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 44% 41% 14% < 1% 1,193
Philosophy/reason 21% 51% 27% 1% 700
Common sense 21% 49% 30% < 1% 2,793
Science 22% 50% 28% < 1% 479
Don't know 32% 46% 17% 5% 134

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

% of adults who pray weekly 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 = 1,193. 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 24% 16% 11% 49% < 1% 1,193
Philosophy/reason 10% 12% 10% 68% < 1% 700
Common sense 10% 8% 9% 73% < 1% 2,793
Science 12% 8% 13% 67% < 1% 479
Don't know 21% 10% 8% 60% 1% 134

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

% of adults who pray weekly 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 = 1,193. 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 33% 11% 6% 50% 1% 1,193
Philosophy/reason 39% 12% 6% 42% 1% 700
Common sense 28% 11% 6% 55% 1% 2,793
Science 32% 15% 4% 48% 2% 479
Don't know 37% 10% 4% 43% 5% 134

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

% of adults who pray weekly 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 = 1,193. 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 60% 20% 11% 8% 1% 1,193
Philosophy/reason 49% 23% 14% 14% 1% 700
Common sense 45% 24% 15% 15% 1% 2,793
Science 44% 22% 18% 13% 3% 479
Don't know 61% 14% 9% 12% 4% 134

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

% of adults who pray weekly 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 = 1,193. 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% 18% 14% 28% 1% 1,193
Philosophy/reason 49% 19% 14% 17% 1% 700
Common sense 35% 19% 16% 29% 1% 2,793
Science 44% 17% 16% 22% 1% 479
Don't know 52% 9% 12% 23% 5% 134

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

% of adults who pray weekly 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 = 1,193. 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 38% 60% 1% 1% 1,193
Philosophy/reason 27% 71% 1% 1% 700
Common sense 27% 71% 1% 1% 2,793
Science 22% 73% 1% 3% 479
Don't know 25% 61% 9% 5% 134

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

% of adults who pray weekly 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 = 1,193. 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 35% 19% 13% 34% < 1% 1,193
Philosophy/reason 16% 15% 16% 53% 1% 700
Common sense 13% 13% 14% 59% 1% 2,793
Science 13% 14% 14% 58% 1% 479
Don't know 21% 17% 21% 41% < 1% 134

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

% of adults who pray weekly 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 = 1,193. 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 44% 38% 3% 11% 4% 1,193
Philosophy/reason 14% 31% < 1% 45% 9% 700
Common sense 18% 37% 2% 34% 8% 2,793
Science 19% 29% 1% 44% 7% 479
Don't know 20% 31% 9% 26% 14% 134

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

% of adults who pray weekly who …in heaven

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,193. 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 90% 5% 5% 1,193
Philosophy/reason 68% 21% 10% 700
Common sense 81% 12% 6% 2,793
Science 73% 22% 5% 479
Don't know 78% 10% 12% 134

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

% of adults who pray weekly who …in hell

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,193. 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 78% 16% 6% 1,193
Philosophy/reason 48% 41% 11% 700
Common sense 60% 32% 8% 2,793
Science 54% 40% 6% 479
Don't know 56% 25% 19% 134

SocialandPoliticalViews

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

% of adults who pray weekly who identify as…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 1,193. 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 43% 16% 40% 1,193
Philosophy/reason 32% 16% 52% 700
Common sense 39% 17% 44% 2,793
Science 30% 16% 54% 479
Don't know 37% 33% 30% 134

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

% of adults who pray weekly who are…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,193. 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 43% 32% 20% 4% 1,193
Philosophy/reason 22% 38% 35% 4% 700
Common sense 32% 40% 22% 6% 2,793
Science 28% 36% 33% 3% 479
Don't know 36% 33% 19% 12% 134

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

% of adults who pray weekly 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 = 1,193. 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 53% 42% 2% 2% 1,193
Philosophy/reason 47% 48% 3% 2% 700
Common sense 55% 39% 3% 3% 2,793
Science 39% 58% 1% 2% 479
Don't know 45% 34% 7% 13% 134

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

% of adults who pray weekly 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 = 1,193. 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 49% 47% 3% 1% 1,193
Philosophy/reason 35% 61% 4% 1% 700
Common sense 49% 45% 3% 2% 2,793
Science 36% 60% 3% 1% 479
Don't know 31% 46% 13% 10% 134

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

% of adults who pray weekly 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 = 1,193. 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% 56% 4% 1,193
Philosophy/reason 66% 31% 3% 700
Common sense 63% 34% 3% 2,793
Science 59% 38% 3% 479
Don't know 53% 34% 13% 134

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

% of adults who pray weekly 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 = 1,193. 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 54% 40% 3% 3% 1,193
Philosophy/reason 83% 12% 3% 2% 700
Common sense 73% 21% 3% 3% 2,793
Science 77% 18% 2% 3% 479
Don't know 52% 26% 13% 8% 134

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

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

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,193. 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 40% 52% 8% 1,193
Philosophy/reason 77% 18% 5% 700
Common sense 64% 28% 8% 2,793
Science 68% 26% 6% 479
Don't know 49% 38% 13% 134

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

% of adults who pray weekly 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 = 1,193. 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 43% 53% 2% 3% 1,193
Philosophy/reason 33% 65% 1% 1% 700
Common sense 40% 57% 2% 2% 2,793
Science 31% 66% 1% 1% 479
Don't know 33% 50% 7% 9% 134

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

% of adults who pray weekly 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 = 1,193. 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 16% 34% 2% 44% 4% 1,193
Philosophy/reason 45% 33% 6% 15% 2% 700
Common sense 34% 32% 4% 26% 3% 2,793
Science 46% 26% 2% 23% 3% 479
Don't know 22% 22% 21% 19% 16% 134