Sources of guidance on right and wrong among immigrants

% of immigrants 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 = 3,954. 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 33% 11% 38% 16% 3% 3,954
2007 26% 11% 42% 13% 8% 3,186

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

% of immigrants 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 34% 9% 37% 16% 3% 1,429
Evangelical Protestant 59% 9% 22% 7% 4% 603
Hindu 5% 18% 53% 24% 1% 171
Historically Black Protestant 54% 6% 28% 8% 3% 112
Mainline Protestant 29% 8% 51% 10% 2% 317
Muslim 36% 10% 35% 14% 4% 146
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 10% 18% 44% 26% 2% 810

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DemographicInformation

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

% of immigrants who are ages…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 1,221. 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 18% 46% 24% 12% 1,221
Philosophy/reason 33% 40% 17% 9% 465
Common sense 22% 47% 21% 10% 1,452
Science 24% 47% 20% 8% 627
Don't know 17% 39% 24% 20% 117

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

% of immigrants who are…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 1,221. 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% 18% 38% 28% 8% 1% 1,221
Philosophy/reason 20% 22% 32% 20% 6% < 1% 465
Common sense 13% 19% 38% 24% 6% 1% 1,452
Science 14% 20% 37% 22% 6% < 1% 627
Don't know 7% 17% 31% 29% 14% 1% 117

Gender composition among immigrants by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of immigrants who are…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 1,251. 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% 1,251
Philosophy/reason 46% 54% 469
Common sense 50% 50% 1,475
Science 58% 42% 636
Don't know 55% 45% 123

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

% of immigrants who identify as…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 1,239. 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% 11% 10% 63% 2% 1,239
Philosophy/reason 24% 6% 23% 45% 2% 466
Common sense 23% 7% 21% 46% 2% 1,457
Science 18% 4% 21% 56% 1% 629
Don't know 17% 7% 12% 62% 3% 120

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

% of immigrants 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 = 1,029. 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% 19% 14% 9% 1,029
Philosophy/reason 41% 16% 19% 23% 402
Common sense 41% 21% 21% 17% 1,236
Science 44% 21% 17% 18% 553

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

% of immigrants who have completed…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 1,238. 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% 19% 13% 7% 1,238
Philosophy/reason 39% 23% 20% 18% 467
Common sense 48% 25% 15% 12% 1,465
Science 47% 19% 16% 18% 632
Don't know 58% 17% 12% 12% 121

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

% of immigrants who are…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 1,240. 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% 8% 15% 5% 18% 1,240
Philosophy/reason 48% 7% 11% 3% 31% 466
Common sense 51% 9% 11% 3% 26% 1,473
Science 48% 11% 11% 2% 28% 632
Don't know 46% 2% 18% 12% 23% 122

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

% of immigrants who are…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 1,241. 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% 1,241
Philosophy/reason 35% 65% 468
Common sense 41% 59% 1,470
Science 40% 60% 633
Don't know 31% 69% 123

BeliefsandPractices

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

% of immigrants 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 = 1,251. 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 69% 26% 3% 1% < 1% 1% 1,251
Philosophy/reason 44% 26% 11% 1% 15% 3% 469
Common sense 56% 25% 9% 1% 8% 2% 1,475
Science 36% 32% 10% 1% 19% 1% 636
Don't know 62% 24% 4% 5% 4% 1% 123

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

% of immigrants 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 = 1,251. 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% 2% 1% 1% 1,251
Philosophy/reason 38% 32% 15% 15% 1% 469
Common sense 47% 30% 13% 9% < 1% 1,475
Science 39% 29% 12% 20% < 1% 636
Don't know 60% 22% 2% 9% 7% 123

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

% of immigrants 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 = 1,251. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Religion 65% 25% 9% 1% 1,251
Philosophy/reason 24% 38% 37% < 1% 469
Common sense 29% 41% 29% < 1% 1,475
Science 22% 39% 39% 1% 636
Don't know 44% 23% 28% 5% 123

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

% of immigrants who pray…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,251. 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% 12% 3% 6% 1% 1,251
Philosophy/reason 41% 19% 8% 32% < 1% 469
Common sense 50% 15% 8% 25% 1% 1,475
Science 36% 19% 8% 37% < 1% 636
Don't know 60% 13% 7% 16% 4% 123

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

% of immigrants 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 = 1,251. 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% 15% 8% 27% 1% 1,251
Philosophy/reason 18% 11% 10% 60% 1% 469
Common sense 18% 10% 12% 60% < 1% 1,475
Science 15% 11% 11% 63% < 1% 636
Don't know 29% 9% 11% 46% 6% 123

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

% of immigrants 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 = 1,251. 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% 9% 4% 21% 4% 1,251
Philosophy/reason 44% 11% 4% 38% 3% 469
Common sense 41% 9% 6% 42% 2% 1,475
Science 40% 10% 6% 40% 3% 636
Don't know 50% 8% 2% 30% 10% 123

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

% of immigrants 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 = 1,251. 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 76% 10% 6% 7% 1% 1,251
Philosophy/reason 52% 18% 13% 15% 3% 469
Common sense 52% 18% 13% 15% 2% 1,475
Science 50% 12% 16% 20% 3% 636
Don't know 63% 6% 8% 17% 5% 123

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

% of immigrants 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 = 1,251. 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% 13% 11% 15% 3% 1,251
Philosophy/reason 51% 16% 17% 16% 2% 469
Common sense 41% 17% 16% 24% 1% 1,475
Science 39% 16% 20% 24% 1% 636
Don't know 52% 10% 13% 13% 13% 123

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

% of immigrants 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 = 1,251. 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% 60% 2% 3% 1,251
Philosophy/reason 23% 74% 2% 2% 469
Common sense 21% 76% 2% 1% 1,475
Science 25% 72% 1% 2% 636
Don't know 33% 53% 4% 10% 123

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

% of immigrants 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 = 1,251. 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% 12% 5% 19% 1% 1,251
Philosophy/reason 28% 12% 8% 51% < 1% 469
Common sense 24% 12% 11% 53% 1% 1,475
Science 19% 9% 12% 59% 2% 636
Don't know 37% 10% 12% 37% 3% 123

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

% of immigrants 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 = 1,251. 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% 23% 4% 10% 5% 1,251
Philosophy/reason 18% 25% 2% 48% 7% 469
Common sense 27% 23% 3% 38% 9% 1,475
Science 28% 15% 2% 50% 6% 636
Don't know 23% 25% 17% 15% 20% 123

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

% of immigrants who …in heaven

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,251. 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% 9% 5% 1,251
Philosophy/reason 60% 31% 9% 469
Common sense 66% 27% 7% 1,475
Science 55% 39% 6% 636
Don't know 63% 20% 17% 123

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

% of immigrants who …in hell

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,251. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Religion 73% 20% 7% 1,251
Philosophy/reason 45% 47% 8% 469
Common sense 49% 42% 9% 1,475
Science 43% 50% 6% 636
Don't know 52% 24% 24% 123

SocialandPoliticalViews

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

% of immigrants who identify as…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 1,251. 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% 33% 43% 1,251
Philosophy/reason 19% 28% 53% 469
Common sense 23% 28% 49% 1,475
Science 21% 24% 55% 636
Don't know 17% 44% 40% 123

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

% of immigrants who are…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,251. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Religion 42% 25% 23% 10% 1,251
Philosophy/reason 18% 34% 41% 7% 469
Common sense 25% 35% 32% 8% 1,475
Science 24% 32% 38% 6% 636
Don't know 27% 29% 25% 19% 123

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

% of immigrants 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 = 1,251. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Religion 25% 68% 3% 3% 1,251
Philosophy/reason 33% 61% 3% 3% 469
Common sense 33% 61% 3% 3% 1,475
Science 27% 69% 2% 2% 636
Don't know 19% 54% 18% 9% 123

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

% of immigrants 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 = 1,251. 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 37% 56% 5% 3% 1,251
Philosophy/reason 30% 63% 5% 2% 469
Common sense 42% 52% 4% 3% 1,475
Science 38% 57% 2% 2% 636
Don't know 28% 42% 17% 13% 123

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

% of immigrants 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 = 1,251. 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 28% 68% 4% 1,251
Philosophy/reason 59% 37% 4% 469
Common sense 57% 39% 5% 1,475
Science 59% 38% 3% 636
Don't know 28% 44% 28% 123

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

% of immigrants 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 = 1,251. 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% 46% 4% 5% 1,251
Philosophy/reason 78% 15% 5% 2% 469
Common sense 70% 22% 3% 4% 1,475
Science 76% 20% 2% 2% 636
Don't know 46% 28% 12% 14% 123

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

% of immigrants who …same-sex marriage

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,251. 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% 60% 9% 1,251
Philosophy/reason 72% 21% 7% 469
Common sense 59% 32% 9% 1,475
Science 66% 27% 7% 636
Don't know 31% 34% 36% 123

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

% of immigrants 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 = 1,251. 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 37% 55% 2% 6% 1,251
Philosophy/reason 28% 66% 2% 4% 469
Common sense 33% 60% 2% 4% 1,475
Science 28% 66% 2% 4% 636
Don't know 22% 51% 6% 21% 123

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

% of immigrants 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 = 1,251. 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% 26% 3% 49% 6% 1,251
Philosophy/reason 46% 23% 4% 22% 5% 469
Common sense 40% 21% 3% 30% 5% 1,475
Science 52% 18% 4% 24% 2% 636
Don't know 17% 28% 9% 20% 26% 123