Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults who say religion is not at all important

% of adults who say religion is not at all important 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 = 3,966. 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 2% 19% 54% 23% 2% 3,966
2007 2% 19% 63% 13% 3% 2,468

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Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults who say religion is not at all important by religious group

% of adults who say religion is not at all important 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
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Catholic 4% 13% 57% 23% 3% 160
Mainline Protestant 4% 19% 61% 14% 2% 136
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 1% 19% 54% 24% 2% 3,232

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults who say religion is not at all important by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who say religion is not at all important who are ages…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
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Philosophy/reason 38% 32% 18% 12% 763
Common sense 29% 38% 20% 13% 2,034
Science 34% 37% 17% 11% 950

Generational cohort among adults who say religion is not at all important by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who say religion is not at all important who are…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
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Philosophy/reason 25% 20% 24% 22% 8% 1% 763
Common sense 19% 20% 29% 24% 8% 1% 2,034
Science 23% 18% 31% 21% 7% < 1% 950

Gender composition among adults who say religion is not at all important by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who say religion is not at all important who are…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Men Women Sample Size
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Philosophy/reason 65% 35% 772
Common sense 62% 38% 2,061
Science 63% 37% 968

Racial and ethnic composition among adults who say religion is not at all important by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who say religion is not at all important who identify as…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed 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.
Philosophy/reason 75% 4% 6% 11% 4% 763
Common sense 79% 5% 4% 9% 4% 2,032
Science 75% 4% 7% 11% 3% 950

Immigrant status among adults who say religion is not at all important by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who say religion is not at all important who are…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
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Philosophy/reason 12% 14% 73% 760
Common sense 9% 12% 79% 2,037
Science 18% 15% 67% 956

Income distribution among adults who say religion is not at all important by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who say religion is not at all important 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
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Philosophy/reason 23% 18% 29% 29% 713
Common sense 29% 19% 28% 24% 1,863
Science 21% 16% 31% 32% 879

Educational distribution among adults who say religion is not at all important by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who say religion is not at all important who have completed…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
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Philosophy/reason 21% 34% 24% 21% 768
Common sense 39% 31% 20% 11% 2,056
Science 23% 29% 27% 22% 961

Marital status among adults who say religion is not at all important by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who say religion is not at all important who are…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
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Philosophy/reason 35% 10% 13% 3% 39% 771
Common sense 38% 12% 11% 4% 35% 2,055
Science 43% 10% 10% 2% 35% 961

Parent of children under 18 among adults who say religion is not at all important by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who say religion is not at all important who are…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Parents Non-parents Sample Size
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Philosophy/reason 18% 82% 771
Common sense 23% 77% 2,054
Science 24% 76% 965

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among adults who say religion is not at all important by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who say religion is not at all important 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 = 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.
Philosophy/reason 12% 13% 11% 1% 57% 7% 772
Common sense 15% 13% 12% 1% 52% 7% 2,061
Science 7% 10% 7% < 1% 71% 5% 968

Attendance at religious services among adults who say religion is not at all important by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who say religion is not at all important 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 = 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.
Philosophy/reason 1% 13% 86% < 1% 772
Common sense 1% 9% 90% < 1% 2,061
Science 1% 10% 89% < 1% 968

Frequency of prayer among adults who say religion is not at all important by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who say religion is not at all important who pray…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never 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.
Philosophy/reason 10% 4% 3% 82% < 1% 772
Common sense 8% 4% 4% 83% < 1% 2,061
Science 5% 2% 2% 91% < 1% 968

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among adults who say religion is not at all important by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who say religion is not at all important 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 = 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.
Philosophy/reason 3% 1% 2% 93% < 1% 772
Common sense 2% < 1% 1% 96% < 1% 2,061
Science 1% < 1% 1% 98% < 1% 968

Frequency of meditation among adults who say religion is not at all important by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who say religion is not at all important 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 = 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.
Philosophy/reason 30% 12% 5% 53% 1% 772
Common sense 22% 7% 5% 65% 1% 2,061
Science 20% 8% 5% 66% 1% 968

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among adults who say religion is not at all important by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who say religion is not at all important 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 = 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.
Philosophy/reason 40% 17% 10% 30% 3% 772
Common sense 34% 12% 8% 44% 2% 2,061
Science 36% 15% 10% 37% 2% 968

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among adults who say religion is not at all important by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who say religion is not at all important 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 = 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.
Philosophy/reason 54% 19% 13% 14% < 1% 772
Common sense 42% 14% 13% 30% < 1% 2,061
Science 54% 15% 11% 20% < 1% 968

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults who say religion is not at all important by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who say religion is not at all important 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 = 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.
Philosophy/reason 16% 82% 1% < 1% 772
Common sense 18% 81% 1% 1% 2,061
Science 18% 81% < 1% 1% 968

Frequency of reading scripture among adults who say religion is not at all important by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who say religion is not at all important 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 = 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.
Philosophy/reason 5% 4% 5% 86% < 1% 772
Common sense 3% 2% 3% 91% < 1% 2,061
Science 2% 2% 3% 92% < 1% 968

Interpreting scripture among adults who say religion is not at all important by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who say religion is not at all important 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
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Philosophy/reason 2% 5% < 1% 91% 2% 772
Common sense 3% 4% < 1% 88% 5% 2,061
Science 1% 2% < 1% 93% 3% 968

Belief in Heaven among adults who say religion is not at all important by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who say religion is not at all important who …in heaven

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
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Philosophy/reason 13% 81% 6% 772
Common sense 19% 73% 8% 2,061
Science 10% 84% 5% 968

Belief in Hell among adults who say religion is not at all important by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who say religion is not at all important who …in hell

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Believe Don't believe Other/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.
Philosophy/reason 9% 86% 5% 772
Common sense 13% 80% 7% 2,061
Science 7% 89% 4% 968

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults who say religion is not at all important by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who say religion is not at all important who identify as…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
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Philosophy/reason 15% 14% 71% 772
Common sense 24% 22% 54% 2,061
Science 16% 17% 67% 968

Political ideology among adults who say religion is not at all important by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who say religion is not at all important who are…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
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Philosophy/reason 9% 29% 58% 3% 772
Common sense 16% 33% 41% 9% 2,061
Science 11% 32% 53% 4% 968

Views about size of government among adults who say religion is not at all important by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who say religion is not at all important 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
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Philosophy/reason 41% 51% 4% 4% 772
Common sense 51% 42% 3% 4% 2,061
Science 42% 52% 4% 3% 968

Views about government aid to the poor among adults who say religion is not at all important by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who say religion is not at all important 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 = 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.
Philosophy/reason 26% 71% 3% < 1% 772
Common sense 38% 56% 4% 2% 2,061
Science 27% 70% 2% 1% 968

Views about abortion among adults who say religion is not at all important by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who say religion is not at all important 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 = 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.
Philosophy/reason 82% 16% 2% 772
Common sense 82% 16% 3% 2,061
Science 86% 11% 3% 968

Views about homosexuality among adults who say religion is not at all important by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who say religion is not at all important 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 = 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.
Philosophy/reason 92% 5% 3% 1% 772
Common sense 86% 9% 2% 2% 2,061
Science 91% 7% 1% 1% 968

Views about same-sex marriage among adults who say religion is not at all important by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who say religion is not at all important who …same-sex marriage

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose 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.
Philosophy/reason 90% 7% 3% 772
Common sense 83% 11% 6% 2,061
Science 88% 10% 2% 968

Views about environmental regulation among adults who say religion is not at all important by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who say religion is not at all important 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 = 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.
Philosophy/reason 16% 79% 2% 2% 772
Common sense 28% 68% 2% 2% 2,061
Science 16% 80% 2% 1% 968

Views about human evolution among adults who say religion is not at all important by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who say religion is not at all important who say humans…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Evolved; due to natural processes Evolved; due to God's design Evolved; don't know how Always existed in present form Don't know Sample Size
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Philosophy/reason 79% 9% 3% 8% 1% 772
Common sense 75% 9% 4% 10% 3% 2,061
Science 87% 5% 2% 5% 1% 968