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

% of adults who say religion is not too 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 = 3,790. 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 3% 18% 62% 15% 1% 3,790
2007 2% 15% 71% 9% 2% 3,114

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

% of adults who say religion is not too 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
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 5% 14% 64% 16% 2% 569
Evangelical Protestant 10% 13% 65% 10% 2% 174
Jewish 1% 20% 57% 21% 1% 166
Mainline Protestant 4% 16% 68% 9% 2% 596
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 2% 20% 62% 15% 1% 1,924

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DemographicInformation

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

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

Sources of guidance on right and wrong 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 124. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Religion 21% 39% 27% 14% 124
Philosophy/reason 39% 33% 19% 9% 702
Common sense 30% 37% 22% 12% 2,252
Science 39% 32% 17% 13% 596

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

% of adults who say religion is not too important who are…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 124. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Religion 14% 16% 29% 32% 7% 1% 124
Philosophy/reason 28% 19% 25% 23% 5% < 1% 702
Common sense 19% 19% 29% 26% 7% 1% 2,252
Science 25% 21% 25% 20% 7% 2% 596

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

% of adults who say religion is not too important who are…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 126. 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% 51% 126
Philosophy/reason 57% 43% 708
Common sense 56% 44% 2,284
Science 60% 40% 600

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

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

Sources of guidance on right and wrong White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 126. 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% 10% 8% 20% 4% 126
Philosophy/reason 73% 4% 7% 12% 4% 703
Common sense 77% 5% 6% 9% 3% 2,259
Science 72% 4% 10% 9% 6% 592

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

% of adults who say religion is not too important who are…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 124. 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 22% 12% 66% 124
Philosophy/reason 12% 15% 73% 706
Common sense 11% 12% 77% 2,255
Science 17% 14% 69% 591

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

% of adults who say religion is not too 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
Sample size = 115. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Religion 36% 16% 39% 9% 115
Philosophy/reason 25% 20% 28% 27% 643
Common sense 27% 21% 29% 23% 2,046
Science 26% 17% 26% 31% 540

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

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

Sources of guidance on right and wrong High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 124. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Religion 40% 30% 16% 14% 124
Philosophy/reason 27% 32% 24% 17% 707
Common sense 34% 35% 18% 12% 2,276
Science 26% 26% 29% 19% 598

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

% of adults who say religion is not too important who are…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 125. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Religion 36% 8% 11% 6% 39% 125
Philosophy/reason 36% 11% 10% 2% 41% 707
Common sense 44% 9% 11% 3% 32% 2,277
Science 45% 8% 4% 3% 40% 593

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

% of adults who say religion is not too important who are…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 126. 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 23% 77% 126
Philosophy/reason 19% 81% 708
Common sense 27% 73% 2,275
Science 24% 76% 599

BeliefsandPractices

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

% of adults who say religion is not too 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 = 126. 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% 23% 18% 2% 3% 2% 126
Philosophy/reason 15% 33% 22% 1% 22% 8% 708
Common sense 19% 38% 18% 1% 17% 6% 2,284
Science 15% 27% 21% < 1% 31% 6% 600

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

% of adults who say religion is not too 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 = 126. 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% 36% 47% 2% 126
Philosophy/reason 2% 34% 64% < 1% 708
Common sense 2% 33% 65% < 1% 2,284
Science 2% 39% 59% < 1% 600

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

% of adults who say religion is not too important who pray…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 126. 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% 15% 15% 33% < 1% 126
Philosophy/reason 14% 14% 10% 62% < 1% 708
Common sense 12% 13% 11% 64% < 1% 2,284
Science 11% 9% 8% 72% < 1% 600

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

% of adults who say religion is not too 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 = 126. 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 10% 7% 9% 74% < 1% 126
Philosophy/reason 2% 3% 4% 92% < 1% 708
Common sense 1% 1% 3% 95% < 1% 2,284
Science 1% 2% 3% 94% < 1% 600

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

% of adults who say religion is not too 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 = 126. 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% 9% 2% 56% 4% 126
Philosophy/reason 28% 14% 7% 50% 1% 708
Common sense 19% 10% 5% 65% 1% 2,284
Science 20% 8% 7% 63% 1% 600

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

% of adults who say religion is not too 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 = 126. 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% 10% 11% 33% 2% 126
Philosophy/reason 35% 21% 15% 28% 1% 708
Common sense 31% 17% 16% 35% 1% 2,284
Science 28% 18% 15% 38% 1% 600

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

% of adults who say religion is not too 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 = 126. 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% 5% 11% 36% 4% 126
Philosophy/reason 55% 19% 13% 13% 1% 708
Common sense 36% 18% 17% 29% < 1% 2,284
Science 40% 20% 16% 22% 1% 600

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

% of adults who say religion is not too 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 = 126. 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% 65% < 1% < 1% 126
Philosophy/reason 19% 79% 2% < 1% 708
Common sense 20% 78% 1% < 1% 2,284
Science 18% 81% 1% < 1% 600

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

% of adults who say religion is not too 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 = 126. 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% 9% 4% 69% 2% 126
Philosophy/reason 6% 6% 8% 81% < 1% 708
Common sense 3% 4% 5% 87% < 1% 2,284
Science 3% 3% 7% 87% < 1% 600

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

% of adults who say religion is not too 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
Sample size = 126. 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% 24% 1% 42% 8% 126
Philosophy/reason 3% 9% < 1% 81% 6% 708
Common sense 5% 14% < 1% 73% 8% 2,284
Science 4% 11% < 1% 78% 6% 600

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

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

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 126. 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 66% 22% 12% 126
Philosophy/reason 33% 54% 12% 708
Common sense 45% 43% 11% 2,284
Science 35% 54% 11% 600

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

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

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 126. 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% 45% 6% 126
Philosophy/reason 21% 70% 9% 708
Common sense 33% 58% 9% 2,284
Science 23% 68% 9% 600

SocialandPoliticalViews

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

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

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 126. 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% 18% 47% 126
Philosophy/reason 24% 18% 58% 708
Common sense 33% 18% 50% 2,284
Science 24% 15% 61% 600

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

% of adults who say religion is not too important who are…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 126. 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% 24% 31% 19% 126
Philosophy/reason 12% 40% 44% 4% 708
Common sense 22% 41% 32% 5% 2,284
Science 16% 36% 42% 5% 600

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

% of adults who say religion is not too 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
Sample size = 126. 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% 49% 4% 4% 126
Philosophy/reason 47% 47% 3% 3% 708
Common sense 56% 38% 2% 3% 2,284
Science 41% 53% 4% 3% 600

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

% of adults who say religion is not too 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 = 126. 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% 48% 3% 2% 126
Philosophy/reason 30% 65% 4% 2% 708
Common sense 44% 52% 3% 1% 2,284
Science 30% 65% 4% 1% 600

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

% of adults who say religion is not too 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 = 126. 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% 46% 7% 126
Philosophy/reason 84% 15% 1% 708
Common sense 78% 19% 3% 2,284
Science 82% 15% 3% 600

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

% of adults who say religion is not too 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 = 126. 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% 34% 1% 10% 126
Philosophy/reason 93% 4% 1% 1% 708
Common sense 83% 13% 2% 2% 2,284
Science 87% 9% 2% 3% 600

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

% of adults who say religion is not too 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 = 126. 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% 5% 126
Philosophy/reason 90% 8% 2% 708
Common sense 78% 17% 5% 2,284
Science 83% 12% 6% 600

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

% of adults who say religion is not too 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 = 126. 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% 56% < 1% 2% 126
Philosophy/reason 23% 73% 2% 2% 708
Common sense 32% 65% 1% 2% 2,284
Science 22% 76% 1% 1% 600

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

% of adults who say religion is not too 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
Sample size = 126. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Religion 30% 20% 5% 41% 3% 126
Philosophy/reason 75% 11% 5% 7% 2% 708
Common sense 65% 16% 5% 12% 2% 2,284
Science 75% 9% 4% 10% 1% 600