Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults who read scripture several times a year

% of adults who read scripture several times a year who say they look to…most for guidance on right and wrong

Survey year Religion Philosophy/reason Common sense Science Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,894. 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 24% 13% 51% 10% 3% 2,894
2007 22% 12% 57% 5% 4% 2,904

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Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults who read scripture several times a year by religious group

% of adults who read scripture several times a year who say they look to…most for guidance on right and wrong

Religious tradition Religion Philosophy/reason Common sense Science Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 0. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Catholic 27% 11% 50% 11% 2% 755
Evangelical Protestant 37% 8% 47% 5% 3% 561
Historically Black Protestant 33% 8% 51% 6% 1% 148
Mainline Protestant 23% 12% 56% 7% 3% 703
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 6% 23% 52% 17% 2% 442

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults who read scripture several times a year by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who read scripture several times a year who are ages…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 695. 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 17% 36% 30% 17% 695
Philosophy/reason 29% 39% 23% 9% 377
Common sense 22% 36% 26% 16% 1,409
Science 25% 42% 22% 11% 284

Generational cohort among adults who read scripture several times a year by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who read scripture several times a year who are…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 695. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Religion 11% 11% 31% 35% 11% 1% 695
Philosophy/reason 19% 17% 31% 25% 6% 1% 377
Common sense 14% 15% 29% 30% 11% 1% 1,409
Science 15% 14% 37% 25% 7% 1% 284

Gender composition among adults who read scripture several times a year by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who read scripture several times a year who are…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 700. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Religion 43% 57% 700
Philosophy/reason 55% 45% 381
Common sense 52% 48% 1,438
Science 54% 46% 288

Racial and ethnic composition among adults who read scripture several times a year by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who read scripture several times a year who identify as…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 694. 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 67% 13% 3% 15% 3% 694
Philosophy/reason 68% 8% 5% 16% 4% 376
Common sense 67% 10% 4% 14% 4% 1,416
Science 49% 8% 14% 26% 4% 283

Immigrant status among adults who read scripture several times a year by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who read scripture several times a year who are…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 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 13% 7% 79% 691
Philosophy/reason 14% 12% 74% 377
Common sense 15% 11% 75% 1,413
Science 33% 13% 54% 283

Income distribution among adults who read scripture several times a year by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who read scripture several times a year who have a household income of…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Less than $30,000 $30,000-$49,999 $50,000-$99,999 $100,000 or more Sample Size
Sample size = 611. 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% 22% 31% 20% 611
Philosophy/reason 31% 14% 29% 26% 355
Common sense 33% 20% 28% 18% 1,280
Science 32% 23% 22% 23% 260

Educational distribution among adults who read scripture several times a year by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who read scripture several times a year who have completed…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 699. 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% 36% 16% 10% 699
Philosophy/reason 25% 30% 27% 18% 381
Common sense 42% 33% 14% 11% 1,427
Science 38% 20% 22% 19% 282

Marital status among adults who read scripture several times a year by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who read scripture several times a year who are…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 699. 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% 4% 14% 5% 23% 699
Philosophy/reason 45% 9% 10% 3% 32% 380
Common sense 46% 9% 13% 7% 25% 1,433
Science 57% 5% 9% 3% 25% 285

Parent of children under 18 among adults who read scripture several times a year by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who read scripture several times a year who are…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 699. 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% 699
Philosophy/reason 30% 70% 379
Common sense 30% 70% 1,434
Science 27% 73% 288

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among adults who read scripture several times a year by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who read scripture several times a year who say they…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Believe in God; absolutely certain Believe in God; fairly certain Believe in God; not too/not at all certain Believe in God; don't know Do not believe in God Other/don't know if they believe in God Sample Size
Sample size = 700. 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 87% 12% < 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 700
Philosophy/reason 44% 32% 11% 1% 10% 2% 381
Common sense 63% 26% 4% 1% 4% 2% 1,438
Science 43% 32% 9% < 1% 15% 1% 288

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

% of adults who read scripture several times a year who say religion is…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 700. 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 79% 19% 1% < 1% < 1% 700
Philosophy/reason 32% 44% 14% 9% 1% 381
Common sense 42% 45% 8% 4% 1% 1,438
Science 34% 41% 14% 10% 1% 288

Attendance at religious services among adults who read scripture several times a year by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who read scripture several times a year who attend religious services…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong At least once a week Once or twice a month/a few times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 700. 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% 50% 11% < 1% 700
Philosophy/reason 13% 57% 29% < 1% 381
Common sense 18% 59% 23% < 1% 1,438
Science 21% 52% 27% 1% 288

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

% of adults who read scripture several times a year who pray…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 700. 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 67% 23% 6% 3% 1% 700
Philosophy/reason 36% 29% 11% 23% < 1% 381
Common sense 45% 27% 12% 15% 1% 1,438
Science 42% 24% 8% 26% < 1% 288

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among adults who read scripture several times a year by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who read scripture several times a year 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 = 700. 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% 10% 29% 48% < 1% 700
Philosophy/reason 4% 8% 21% 67% < 1% 381
Common sense 6% 7% 24% 62% < 1% 1,438
Science 6% 14% 23% 57% < 1% 288

Frequency of meditation among adults who read scripture several times a year by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who read scripture several times a year who meditate…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 700. 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 29% 10% 12% 46% 2% 700
Philosophy/reason 39% 14% 12% 34% 1% 381
Common sense 28% 13% 12% 46% 1% 1,438
Science 33% 12% 12% 41% 3% 288

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

% of adults who read scripture several times a year who feel a sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 700. 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% 17% 16% 5% 1% 700
Philosophy/reason 50% 22% 12% 14% 1% 381
Common sense 49% 21% 18% 11% 1% 1,438
Science 47% 16% 18% 17% 1% 288

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

% of adults who read scripture several times a year who feel a sense of wonder about the universe…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 700. 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% 18% 21% 24% 1% 700
Philosophy/reason 60% 15% 15% 10% 1% 381
Common sense 40% 17% 20% 22% 1% 1,438
Science 48% 18% 17% 16% 1% 288

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

% of adults who read scripture several times a year who say…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong There are clear standards for what is right and wrong Right or wrong depends on the situation Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 700. 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% 55% < 1% 1% 700
Philosophy/reason 22% 75% 2% < 1% 381
Common sense 25% 74% 1% < 1% 1,438
Science 22% 75% 1% 2% 288

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

% of adults who read scripture several times a year who say the holy scripture is…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Word of God; should be taken literally Word of God; not everything taken literally Word of God; other/don't know Not the word of God Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 700. 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% 43% 2% 9% 6% 700
Philosophy/reason 10% 25% 1% 55% 9% 381
Common sense 20% 37% 2% 33% 8% 1,438
Science 19% 23% 2% 49% 7% 288

Belief in Heaven among adults who read scripture several times a year by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who read scripture several times a year who …in heaven

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 700. 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% 5% 3% 700
Philosophy/reason 57% 31% 13% 381
Common sense 78% 16% 6% 1,438
Science 59% 33% 8% 288

Belief in Hell among adults who read scripture several times a year by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who read scripture several times a year who …in hell

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 700. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Religion 83% 13% 4% 700
Philosophy/reason 39% 50% 11% 381
Common sense 60% 32% 8% 1,438
Science 46% 45% 9% 288

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults who read scripture several times a year by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who read scripture several times a year who identify as…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 700. 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% 16% 36% 700
Philosophy/reason 30% 17% 53% 381
Common sense 34% 17% 49% 1,438
Science 23% 15% 62% 288

Political ideology among adults who read scripture several times a year by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who read scripture several times a year who are…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 700. 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% 30% 18% 5% 700
Philosophy/reason 25% 37% 35% 3% 381
Common sense 31% 39% 24% 5% 1,438
Science 23% 42% 32% 3% 288

Views about size of government among adults who read scripture several times a year by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who read scripture several times a year who would rather have…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 700. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Religion 57% 39% 2% 2% 700
Philosophy/reason 52% 44% 1% 3% 381
Common sense 52% 41% 3% 3% 1,438
Science 39% 56% 3% 3% 288

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

% of adults who read scripture several times a year who say government aid to the poor…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Does more harm than good Does more good than harm Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 700. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Religion 52% 44% 3% 1% 700
Philosophy/reason 29% 66% 4% 1% 381
Common sense 46% 50% 3% 1% 1,438
Science 33% 64% 2% 1% 288

Views about abortion among adults who read scripture several times a year by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who read scripture several times a year who say abortion should be…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Legal in all/most cases Illegal in all/most cases Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 700. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Religion 41% 55% 3% 700
Philosophy/reason 72% 25% 3% 381
Common sense 63% 32% 5% 1,438
Science 67% 31% 2% 288

Views about homosexuality among adults who read scripture several times a year by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who read scripture several times a year who say homosexuality…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 700. 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% 39% 5% 3% 700
Philosophy/reason 84% 10% 3% 3% 381
Common sense 70% 23% 4% 3% 1,438
Science 74% 20% 2% 3% 288

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

% of adults who read scripture several times a year who …same-sex marriage

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 700. 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% 48% 8% 700
Philosophy/reason 79% 16% 5% 381
Common sense 61% 30% 9% 1,438
Science 60% 35% 4% 288

Views about environmental regulation among adults who read scripture several times a year by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who read scripture several times a year who say…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Stricter environmental laws and regulations cost too many jobs and hurt the economy Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 700. 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% 1% 3% 700
Philosophy/reason 24% 73% 2% 1% 381
Common sense 39% 57% 2% 1% 1,438
Science 23% 70% 3% 5% 288

Views about human evolution among adults who read scripture several times a year by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who read scripture several times a year who say humans…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Evolved; due to natural processes Evolved; due to God's design Evolved; don't know how Always existed in present form Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 700. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Religion 12% 37% 1% 46% 3% 700
Philosophy/reason 48% 28% 8% 13% 3% 381
Common sense 34% 32% 5% 26% 3% 1,438
Science 54% 21% 4% 19% 2% 288