Sources of guidance on right and wrong among men

% of men 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 = 17,514. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
2014 28% 12% 47% 10% 3% 17,514
2007 25% 10% 54% 7% 3% 16,291

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Sources of guidance on right and wrong among men by religious group

% of men 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 = 138. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Buddhist 3% 32% 39% 21% 5% 138
Catholic 26% 10% 49% 12% 3% 3,426
Evangelical Protestant 56% 6% 32% 3% 3% 4,061
Hindu 5% 16% 48% 29% 2% 136
Historically Black Protestant 44% 5% 43% 4% 3% 818
Jewish 14% 19% 49% 15% 3% 428
Mainline Protestant 25% 11% 55% 7% 2% 2,778
Mormon 62% 4% 26% 4% 4% 347
Muslim 35% 7% 40% 13% 5% 152
Orthodox Christian 27% 12% 52% 9% 1% 106
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 6% 18% 55% 18% 2% 4,471

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among men by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of men who are ages…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 4,905. 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% 35% 30% 18% 4,905
Philosophy/reason 34% 35% 20% 11% 2,166
Common sense 23% 35% 26% 16% 7,754
Science 29% 36% 21% 14% 1,891
Don't know 22% 32% 26% 20% 506

Generational cohort among men by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of men who are…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 4,905. 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% 12% 29% 36% 11% 1% 4,905
Philosophy/reason 23% 19% 27% 24% 7% 1% 2,166
Common sense 14% 16% 28% 31% 10% 1% 7,754
Science 19% 18% 28% 25% 9% 1% 1,891
Don't know 13% 15% 26% 30% 15% 1% 506

Racial and ethnic composition among men by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of men who identify as…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 4,909. 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 64% 14% 2% 16% 3% 4,909
Philosophy/reason 68% 7% 6% 16% 4% 2,160
Common sense 69% 10% 4% 12% 4% 7,758
Science 60% 7% 8% 21% 3% 1,889
Don't know 67% 10% 3% 15% 5% 491

Immigrant status among men by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of men who are…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 4,932. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Religion 15% 8% 77% 4,932
Philosophy/reason 13% 14% 73% 2,165
Common sense 12% 10% 78% 7,790
Science 26% 13% 61% 1,895
Don't know 16% 9% 75% 516

Income distribution among men by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of men 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 = 4,430. 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% 21% 28% 18% 4,430
Philosophy/reason 26% 19% 28% 27% 2,000
Common sense 29% 21% 29% 21% 7,050
Science 30% 18% 26% 26% 1,727
Don't know 32% 23% 26% 19% 402

Educational distribution among men by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of men who have completed…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 4,961. 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% 30% 15% 10% 4,961
Philosophy/reason 31% 31% 22% 16% 2,181
Common sense 45% 31% 15% 9% 7,840
Science 35% 25% 22% 17% 1,906
Don't know 34% 37% 18% 11% 525

Marital status among men by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of men who are…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 4,971. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Religion 58% 4% 12% 4% 22% 4,971
Philosophy/reason 40% 9% 12% 2% 37% 2,183
Common sense 47% 9% 12% 4% 28% 7,848
Science 45% 9% 9% 2% 34% 1,909
Don't know 48% 5% 12% 5% 30% 518

Parent of children under 18 among men by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of men who are…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 4,967. 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% 71% 4,967
Philosophy/reason 23% 77% 2,184
Common sense 25% 75% 7,845
Science 24% 76% 1,913
Don't know 24% 76% 523

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among men by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of men 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 = 4,992. 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% 10% 1% < 1% 1% < 1% 4,992
Philosophy/reason 36% 26% 11% 1% 21% 4% 2,189
Common sense 49% 25% 8% 1% 13% 3% 7,881
Science 28% 25% 10% 1% 32% 4% 1,921
Don't know 64% 15% 5% 4% 6% 6% 531

Importance of religion in one's life among men by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of men 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 = 4,992. 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 86% 11% 1% 1% 1% 4,992
Philosophy/reason 25% 31% 19% 23% 1% 2,189
Common sense 33% 33% 17% 16% 1% 7,881
Science 23% 27% 19% 31% 1% 1,921
Don't know 56% 21% 6% 10% 7% 531

Attendance at religious services among men by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of men 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 = 4,992. 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 64% 25% 11% < 1% 4,992
Philosophy/reason 16% 37% 46% 1% 2,189
Common sense 19% 38% 42% < 1% 7,881
Science 14% 33% 53% < 1% 1,921
Don't know 38% 30% 28% 4% 531

Frequency of prayer among men by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of men who pray…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,992. 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% 13% 3% 5% 1% 4,992
Philosophy/reason 29% 16% 9% 45% 1% 2,189
Common sense 35% 18% 9% 37% 1% 7,881
Science 23% 15% 8% 54% 1% 1,921
Don't know 57% 16% 5% 19% 4% 531

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

% of men 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 = 4,992. 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% 13% 10% 31% < 1% 4,992
Philosophy/reason 9% 8% 7% 75% 1% 2,189
Common sense 11% 7% 8% 74% < 1% 7,881
Science 9% 5% 8% 78% 1% 1,921
Don't know 28% 9% 6% 54% 4% 531

Frequency of meditation among men by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of men 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 = 4,992. 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% 7% 4% 34% 2% 4,992
Philosophy/reason 37% 13% 6% 43% 1% 2,189
Common sense 30% 8% 5% 56% 1% 7,881
Science 27% 9% 5% 57% 2% 1,921
Don't know 48% 8% 2% 34% 8% 531

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among men by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of men 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 = 4,992. 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 75% 12% 6% 6% 1% 4,992
Philosophy/reason 47% 18% 10% 22% 1% 2,189
Common sense 44% 17% 12% 26% 2% 7,881
Science 38% 17% 12% 31% 2% 1,921
Don't know 64% 10% 6% 14% 6% 531

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among men by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of men 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 = 4,992. 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% 16% 11% 22% 2% 4,992
Philosophy/reason 56% 16% 12% 15% 1% 2,189
Common sense 41% 16% 15% 28% 1% 7,881
Science 48% 16% 15% 20% 1% 1,921
Don't know 55% 9% 11% 18% 7% 531

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among men by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of men 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 = 4,992. 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% 43% 2% 1% 4,992
Philosophy/reason 25% 72% 2% 1% 2,189
Common sense 29% 69% 1% 1% 7,881
Science 24% 74% 1% 1% 1,921
Don't know 32% 52% 9% 7% 531

Frequency of reading scripture among men by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of men 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 = 4,992. 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 63% 12% 6% 18% 1% 4,992
Philosophy/reason 17% 13% 10% 60% < 1% 2,189
Common sense 18% 9% 10% 63% 1% 7,881
Science 11% 8% 9% 72% 1% 1,921
Don't know 39% 10% 10% 38% 3% 531

Interpreting scripture among men by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of men 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 = 4,992. 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% 30% 4% 7% 4% 4,992
Philosophy/reason 11% 19% 1% 61% 8% 2,189
Common sense 18% 26% 1% 47% 8% 7,881
Science 14% 14% 1% 65% 6% 1,921
Don't know 20% 25% 11% 23% 21% 531

Belief in Heaven among men by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of men who …in heaven

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,992. 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% 6% 6% 4,992
Philosophy/reason 48% 42% 9% 2,189
Common sense 64% 28% 8% 7,881
Science 45% 49% 6% 1,921
Don't know 65% 18% 17% 531

Belief in Hell among men by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of men who …in hell

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,992. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Religion 81% 13% 6% 4,992
Philosophy/reason 37% 56% 7% 2,189
Common sense 52% 40% 8% 7,881
Science 34% 59% 7% 1,921
Don't know 53% 25% 21% 531

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among men by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of men who identify as…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 4,992. 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% 17% 29% 4,992
Philosophy/reason 30% 18% 52% 2,189
Common sense 39% 19% 42% 7,881
Science 26% 20% 55% 1,921
Don't know 33% 35% 32% 531

Political ideology among men by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of men who are…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,992. 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% 24% 14% 6% 4,992
Philosophy/reason 22% 39% 35% 4% 2,189
Common sense 34% 37% 23% 6% 7,881
Science 23% 37% 35% 5% 1,921
Don't know 37% 30% 16% 18% 531

Views about size of government among men by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of men 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 = 4,992. 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 63% 32% 2% 2% 4,992
Philosophy/reason 53% 40% 4% 3% 2,189
Common sense 60% 34% 3% 3% 7,881
Science 45% 49% 3% 3% 1,921
Don't know 48% 26% 10% 16% 531

Views about government aid to the poor among men by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of men 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 = 4,992. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Religion 55% 39% 4% 2% 4,992
Philosophy/reason 36% 58% 5% 1% 2,189
Common sense 49% 45% 4% 2% 7,881
Science 37% 58% 3% 2% 1,921
Don't know 33% 40% 14% 13% 531

Views about abortion among men by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of men 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 = 4,992. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Religion 27% 69% 4% 4,992
Philosophy/reason 68% 28% 3% 2,189
Common sense 62% 34% 5% 7,881
Science 70% 26% 4% 1,921
Don't know 39% 41% 21% 531

Views about homosexuality among men by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of men 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 = 4,992. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Religion 31% 61% 5% 4% 4,992
Philosophy/reason 80% 15% 4% 2% 2,189
Common sense 65% 27% 4% 3% 7,881
Science 77% 18% 3% 2% 1,921
Don't know 46% 31% 11% 13% 531

Views about same-sex marriage among men by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of men who …same-sex marriage

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,992. 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% 69% 7% 4,992
Philosophy/reason 74% 20% 6% 2,189
Common sense 57% 35% 9% 7,881
Science 71% 23% 5% 1,921
Don't know 36% 40% 24% 531

Views about environmental regulation among men by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of men 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 = 4,992. 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% 43% 3% 3% 4,992
Philosophy/reason 29% 67% 3% 2% 2,189
Common sense 41% 54% 2% 2% 7,881
Science 28% 69% 1% 2% 1,921
Don't know 33% 47% 9% 11% 531

Views about human evolution among men by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of men 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 = 4,992. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Religion 9% 28% 2% 55% 5% 4,992
Philosophy/reason 56% 23% 6% 13% 2% 2,189
Common sense 42% 26% 5% 24% 3% 7,881
Science 65% 14% 3% 16% 2% 1,921
Don't know 22% 20% 17% 24% 19% 531