Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults with a household income of $30,000-$49,999

% of adults with a household income of $30,000-$49,999 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 = 5,920. 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 34% 10% 46% 8% 2% 5,920
2007 30% 9% 54% 4% 2% 6,387

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Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults with a household income of $30,000-$49,999 by religious group

% of adults with a household income of $30,000-$49,999 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 31% 8% 49% 10% 2% 1,151
Evangelical Protestant 58% 5% 31% 3% 2% 1,606
Historically Black Protestant 49% 4% 43% 3% 2% 362
Mainline Protestant 32% 10% 50% 5% 3% 991
Mormon 62% 4% 26% 6% 2% 124
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 6% 17% 60% 15% 2% 1,261

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults with a household income of $30,000-$49,999 by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults with a household income of $30,000-$49,999 who are ages…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 2,072. 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% 35% 28% 23% 2,072
Philosophy/reason 42% 31% 16% 12% 571
Common sense 24% 34% 24% 17% 2,609
Science 33% 40% 16% 11% 477
Don't know 17% 37% 24% 22% 148

Generational cohort among adults with a household income of $30,000-$49,999 by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults with a household income of $30,000-$49,999 who are…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 2,072. 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 8% 14% 28% 34% 15% 1% 2,072
Philosophy/reason 26% 24% 23% 19% 8% 1% 571
Common sense 13% 19% 26% 29% 11% 1% 2,609
Science 19% 22% 32% 19% 7% 1% 477
Don't know 7% 16% 31% 29% 16% 1% 148

Gender composition among adults with a household income of $30,000-$49,999 by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults with a household income of $30,000-$49,999 who are…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 2,091. 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% 2,091
Philosophy/reason 57% 43% 576
Common sense 51% 49% 2,623
Science 56% 44% 479
Don't know 54% 46% 151

Racial and ethnic composition among adults with a household income of $30,000-$49,999 by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults with a household income of $30,000-$49,999 who identify as…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 2,073. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Religion 64% 17% 2% 14% 4% 2,073
Philosophy/reason 67% 7% 7% 14% 4% 572
Common sense 67% 11% 4% 13% 4% 2,600
Science 55% 7% 7% 27% 3% 473
Don't know 78% 9% 1% 6% 6% 144

Immigrant status among adults with a household income of $30,000-$49,999 by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults with a household income of $30,000-$49,999 who are…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 2,073. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Religion 12% 8% 79% 2,073
Philosophy/reason 13% 15% 72% 575
Common sense 12% 10% 78% 2,603
Science 28% 12% 60% 474
Don't know 10% 9% 81% 150

Educational distribution among adults with a household income of $30,000-$49,999 by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults with a household income of $30,000-$49,999 who have completed…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 2,088. 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% 38% 14% 6% 2,088
Philosophy/reason 32% 39% 20% 9% 576
Common sense 46% 36% 13% 4% 2,623
Science 36% 34% 20% 10% 477
Don't know 28% 48% 19% 5% 151

Marital status among adults with a household income of $30,000-$49,999 by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults with a household income of $30,000-$49,999 who are…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 2,083. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Religion 55% 4% 15% 7% 19% 2,083
Philosophy/reason 32% 13% 12% 5% 38% 576
Common sense 42% 11% 14% 6% 27% 2,620
Science 34% 10% 15% 4% 37% 475
Don't know 53% 5% 8% 7% 27% 148

Parent of children under 18 among adults with a household income of $30,000-$49,999 by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults with a household income of $30,000-$49,999 who are…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 2,087. 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% 69% 2,087
Philosophy/reason 23% 77% 576
Common sense 25% 75% 2,620
Science 30% 70% 478
Don't know 28% 72% 150

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among adults with a household income of $30,000-$49,999 by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults with a household income of $30,000-$49,999 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 = 2,091. 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 91% 7% < 1% < 1% 1% < 1% 2,091
Philosophy/reason 42% 29% 10% 1% 16% 2% 576
Common sense 56% 26% 5% < 1% 10% 2% 2,623
Science 38% 23% 10% 1% 26% 3% 479
Don't know 71% 16% 2% 1% 7% 4% 151

Importance of religion in one's life among adults with a household income of $30,000-$49,999 by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults with a household income of $30,000-$49,999 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 = 2,091. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Religion 88% 10% 1% 1% < 1% 2,091
Philosophy/reason 26% 32% 21% 20% 2% 576
Common sense 38% 34% 15% 13% < 1% 2,623
Science 30% 29% 16% 24% < 1% 479
Don't know 61% 19% 8% 10% 1% 151

Attendance at religious services among adults with a household income of $30,000-$49,999 by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults with a household income of $30,000-$49,999 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 = 2,091. 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% 10% < 1% 2,091
Philosophy/reason 18% 36% 46% < 1% 576
Common sense 20% 39% 40% < 1% 2,623
Science 19% 34% 47% < 1% 479
Don't know 36% 32% 32% < 1% 151

Frequency of prayer among adults with a household income of $30,000-$49,999 by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults with a household income of $30,000-$49,999 who pray…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,091. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Religion 83% 11% 2% 4% < 1% 2,091
Philosophy/reason 38% 15% 7% 39% < 1% 576
Common sense 42% 19% 7% 31% 1% 2,623
Science 32% 14% 8% 46% < 1% 479
Don't know 63% 12% 4% 21% 1% 151

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among adults with a household income of $30,000-$49,999 by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults with a household income of $30,000-$49,999 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 = 2,091. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Religion 47% 12% 9% 31% < 1% 2,091
Philosophy/reason 10% 8% 9% 73% < 1% 576
Common sense 12% 7% 8% 73% < 1% 2,623
Science 12% 6% 5% 77% < 1% 479
Don't know 23% 10% 11% 53% 3% 151

Frequency of meditation among adults with a household income of $30,000-$49,999 by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults with a household income of $30,000-$49,999 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 = 2,091. 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% 7% 3% 35% 1% 2,091
Philosophy/reason 39% 13% 5% 42% 1% 576
Common sense 32% 8% 5% 55% 1% 2,623
Science 31% 8% 5% 55% 1% 479
Don't know 52% 12% 3% 31% 1% 151

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among adults with a household income of $30,000-$49,999 by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults with a household income of $30,000-$49,999 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 = 2,091. 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 80% 10% 4% 5% 1% 2,091
Philosophy/reason 51% 19% 10% 20% < 1% 576
Common sense 48% 18% 12% 21% 1% 2,623
Science 44% 16% 10% 29% 1% 479
Don't know 67% 14% 3% 11% 6% 151

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among adults with a household income of $30,000-$49,999 by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults with a household income of $30,000-$49,999 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 = 2,091. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Religion 47% 16% 11% 24% 2% 2,091
Philosophy/reason 56% 16% 13% 14% < 1% 576
Common sense 40% 16% 14% 29% 1% 2,623
Science 46% 17% 14% 23% < 1% 479
Don't know 50% 11% 8% 26% 5% 151

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults with a household income of $30,000-$49,999 by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults with a household income of $30,000-$49,999 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 = 2,091. 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% 48% 1% 1% 2,091
Philosophy/reason 22% 76% 1% 1% 576
Common sense 25% 73% 1% 1% 2,623
Science 17% 82% < 1% 1% 479
Don't know 30% 60% 5% 5% 151

Frequency of reading scripture among adults with a household income of $30,000-$49,999 by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults with a household income of $30,000-$49,999 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 = 2,091. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Religion 67% 10% 6% 16% 1% 2,091
Philosophy/reason 20% 11% 8% 60% < 1% 576
Common sense 21% 10% 9% 59% < 1% 2,623
Science 16% 10% 12% 62% < 1% 479
Don't know 34% 16% 10% 38% 3% 151

Interpreting scripture among adults with a household income of $30,000-$49,999 by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults with a household income of $30,000-$49,999 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 = 2,091. 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 56% 31% 4% 5% 4% 2,091
Philosophy/reason 11% 21% 1% 61% 6% 576
Common sense 21% 28% 2% 42% 7% 2,623
Science 18% 20% 1% 57% 4% 479
Don't know 22% 25% 10% 24% 19% 151

Belief in Heaven among adults with a household income of $30,000-$49,999 by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults with a household income of $30,000-$49,999 who …in heaven

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,091. 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 89% 6% 5% 2,091
Philosophy/reason 56% 36% 8% 576
Common sense 69% 24% 7% 2,623
Science 55% 40% 5% 479
Don't know 67% 15% 18% 151

Belief in Hell among adults with a household income of $30,000-$49,999 by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults with a household income of $30,000-$49,999 who …in hell

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,091. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Religion 81% 14% 5% 2,091
Philosophy/reason 39% 54% 7% 576
Common sense 53% 39% 8% 2,623
Science 42% 53% 5% 479
Don't know 52% 30% 18% 151

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults with a household income of $30,000-$49,999 by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults with a household income of $30,000-$49,999 who identify as…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 2,091. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Religion 49% 16% 35% 2,091
Philosophy/reason 29% 17% 54% 576
Common sense 35% 16% 49% 2,623
Science 27% 13% 59% 479
Don't know 36% 24% 40% 151

Political ideology among adults with a household income of $30,000-$49,999 by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults with a household income of $30,000-$49,999 who are…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,091. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Religion 55% 27% 13% 5% 2,091
Philosophy/reason 19% 39% 39% 3% 576
Common sense 29% 38% 27% 5% 2,623
Science 23% 37% 38% 2% 479
Don't know 34% 29% 21% 17% 151

Views about size of government among adults with a household income of $30,000-$49,999 by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults with a household income of $30,000-$49,999 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 = 2,091. 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 60% 35% 3% 3% 2,091
Philosophy/reason 46% 48% 4% 2% 576
Common sense 55% 39% 2% 4% 2,623
Science 40% 55% 2% 2% 479
Don't know 48% 24% 11% 16% 151

Views about government aid to the poor among adults with a household income of $30,000-$49,999 by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults with a household income of $30,000-$49,999 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 = 2,091. 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% 42% 4% 1% 2,091
Philosophy/reason 33% 62% 4% 1% 576
Common sense 47% 48% 3% 2% 2,623
Science 38% 59% 3% 1% 479
Don't know 43% 34% 17% 6% 151

Views about abortion among adults with a household income of $30,000-$49,999 by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults with a household income of $30,000-$49,999 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 = 2,091. 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% 66% 3% 2,091
Philosophy/reason 69% 29% 2% 576
Common sense 64% 33% 4% 2,623
Science 68% 29% 3% 479
Don't know 56% 28% 16% 151

Views about homosexuality among adults with a household income of $30,000-$49,999 by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults with a household income of $30,000-$49,999 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 = 2,091. 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% 5% 3% 2,091
Philosophy/reason 84% 11% 4% 2% 576
Common sense 71% 23% 3% 3% 2,623
Science 79% 17% 2% 1% 479
Don't know 49% 31% 10% 10% 151

Views about same-sex marriage among adults with a household income of $30,000-$49,999 by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults with a household income of $30,000-$49,999 who …same-sex marriage

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,091. 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 26% 67% 7% 2,091
Philosophy/reason 80% 17% 3% 576
Common sense 64% 29% 7% 2,623
Science 71% 24% 6% 479
Don't know 46% 40% 14% 151

Views about environmental regulation among adults with a household income of $30,000-$49,999 by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults with a household income of $30,000-$49,999 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 = 2,091. 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 45% 50% 3% 2% 2,091
Philosophy/reason 24% 72% 2% 2% 576
Common sense 38% 58% 2% 2% 2,623
Science 29% 68% 1% 1% 479
Don't know 36% 49% 4% 11% 151

Views about human evolution among adults with a household income of $30,000-$49,999 by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults with a household income of $30,000-$49,999 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 = 2,091. 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% 25% 2% 61% 3% 2,091
Philosophy/reason 48% 27% 4% 20% 2% 576
Common sense 38% 28% 5% 27% 3% 2,623
Science 57% 21% 3% 17% 1% 479
Don't know 20% 28% 13% 24% 16% 151