Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults with a household income of $50,000-$99,999

% of adults with a household income of $50,000-$99,999 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 = 8,723. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
2014 33% 11% 45% 9% 2% 8,723
2007 29% 10% 53% 5% 2% 9,175

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Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults with a household income of $50,000-$99,999 by religious group

% of adults with a household income of $50,000-$99,999 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 28% 10% 50% 10% 2% 1,720
Evangelical Protestant 63% 4% 28% 2% 2% 2,200
Historically Black Protestant 50% 6% 38% 4% 1% 379
Jewish 15% 21% 53% 8% 3% 190
Mainline Protestant 30% 10% 52% 6% 2% 1,578
Mormon 65% 3% 25% 5% 2% 203
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 5% 19% 58% 17% 1% 1,920

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults with a household income of $50,000-$99,999 by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults with a household income of $50,000-$99,999 who are ages…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 2,908. 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% 33% 16% 2,908
Philosophy/reason 27% 38% 25% 11% 1,019
Common sense 20% 40% 26% 14% 3,719
Science 26% 42% 20% 13% 788
Don't know 15% 29% 34% 23% 209

Generational cohort among adults with a household income of $50,000-$99,999 by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults with a household income of $50,000-$99,999 who are…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 2,908. 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% 12% 30% 39% 9% 1% 2,908
Philosophy/reason 18% 18% 29% 29% 6% < 1% 1,019
Common sense 12% 16% 32% 31% 8% 1% 3,719
Science 17% 17% 33% 23% 9% < 1% 788
Don't know 9% 14% 22% 41% 14% 1% 209

Gender composition among adults with a household income of $50,000-$99,999 by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults with a household income of $50,000-$99,999 who are…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 2,941. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Religion 44% 56% 2,941
Philosophy/reason 57% 43% 1,027
Common sense 57% 43% 3,746
Science 59% 41% 792
Don't know 55% 45% 217

Racial and ethnic composition among adults with a household income of $50,000-$99,999 by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults with a household income of $50,000-$99,999 who identify as…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 2,913. 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 77% 11% 2% 8% 3% 2,913
Philosophy/reason 75% 7% 5% 12% 2% 1,019
Common sense 77% 8% 4% 9% 3% 3,704
Science 73% 7% 6% 11% 3% 781
Don't know 79% 5% 4% 6% 7% 209

Immigrant status among adults with a household income of $50,000-$99,999 by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults with a household income of $50,000-$99,999 who are…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 2,927. 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 7% 7% 86% 2,927
Philosophy/reason 11% 13% 77% 1,021
Common sense 9% 10% 81% 3,726
Science 17% 11% 73% 786
Don't know 5% 10% 84% 215

Educational distribution among adults with a household income of $50,000-$99,999 by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults with a household income of $50,000-$99,999 who have completed…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 2,935. 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% 37% 22% 13% 2,935
Philosophy/reason 16% 36% 29% 19% 1,026
Common sense 31% 37% 21% 11% 3,740
Science 20% 29% 32% 20% 791
Don't know 25% 33% 23% 19% 217

Marital status among adults with a household income of $50,000-$99,999 by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults with a household income of $50,000-$99,999 who are…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 2,940. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Religion 73% 2% 8% 3% 14% 2,940
Philosophy/reason 47% 11% 13% 3% 27% 1,027
Common sense 59% 7% 9% 3% 21% 3,742
Science 51% 9% 10% 2% 28% 791
Don't know 65% 3% 9% 4% 20% 215

Parent of children under 18 among adults with a household income of $50,000-$99,999 by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults with a household income of $50,000-$99,999 who are…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 2,937. 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% 64% 2,937
Philosophy/reason 25% 75% 1,025
Common sense 31% 69% 3,737
Science 30% 70% 792
Don't know 21% 79% 217

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among adults with a household income of $50,000-$99,999 by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults with a household income of $50,000-$99,999 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 = 2,941. 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 93% 6% 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 2,941
Philosophy/reason 41% 24% 10% < 1% 19% 4% 1,027
Common sense 51% 27% 7% 1% 13% 3% 3,746
Science 28% 28% 9% < 1% 33% 3% 792
Don't know 70% 10% 6% 3% 6% 5% 217

Importance of religion in one's life among adults with a household income of $50,000-$99,999 by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults with a household income of $50,000-$99,999 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 = 2,941. 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% 9% 2% < 1% < 1% 2,941
Philosophy/reason 27% 32% 20% 21% < 1% 1,027
Common sense 32% 36% 17% 15% 1% 3,746
Science 19% 26% 19% 35% 1% 792
Don't know 61% 17% 8% 6% 8% 217

Attendance at religious services among adults with a household income of $50,000-$99,999 by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults with a household income of $50,000-$99,999 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 = 2,941. 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 72% 22% 7% < 1% 2,941
Philosophy/reason 17% 39% 44% < 1% 1,027
Common sense 19% 41% 39% < 1% 3,746
Science 13% 36% 51% < 1% 792
Don't know 50% 26% 22% 2% 217

Frequency of prayer among adults with a household income of $50,000-$99,999 by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults with a household income of $50,000-$99,999 who pray…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,941. 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 85% 11% 2% 2% < 1% 2,941
Philosophy/reason 34% 19% 8% 39% < 1% 1,027
Common sense 39% 20% 8% 33% < 1% 3,746
Science 26% 15% 7% 53% < 1% 792
Don't know 55% 18% 5% 18% 4% 217

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among adults with a household income of $50,000-$99,999 by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults with a household income of $50,000-$99,999 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 = 2,941. 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% 13% 10% 26% < 1% 2,941
Philosophy/reason 10% 8% 8% 74% < 1% 1,027
Common sense 10% 7% 8% 75% < 1% 3,746
Science 7% 6% 8% 79% < 1% 792
Don't know 30% 9% 8% 50% 1% 217

Frequency of meditation among adults with a household income of $50,000-$99,999 by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults with a household income of $50,000-$99,999 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 = 2,941. 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 51% 7% 3% 38% 2% 2,941
Philosophy/reason 36% 13% 5% 44% 1% 1,027
Common sense 28% 9% 5% 58% 1% 3,746
Science 28% 10% 6% 56% < 1% 792
Don't know 50% 4% 2% 38% 5% 217

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among adults with a household income of $50,000-$99,999 by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults with a household income of $50,000-$99,999 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 = 2,941. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Religion 79% 11% 5% 4% < 1% 2,941
Philosophy/reason 49% 22% 12% 17% 1% 1,027
Common sense 47% 17% 13% 21% 1% 3,746
Science 39% 20% 15% 25% 2% 792
Don't know 71% 10% 6% 8% 5% 217

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among adults with a household income of $50,000-$99,999 by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults with a household income of $50,000-$99,999 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 = 2,941. 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% 17% 12% 23% 1% 2,941
Philosophy/reason 52% 22% 13% 13% 1% 1,027
Common sense 38% 17% 17% 27% 1% 3,746
Science 52% 19% 12% 17% < 1% 792
Don't know 60% 14% 6% 16% 4% 217

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults with a household income of $50,000-$99,999 by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults with a household income of $50,000-$99,999 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 = 2,941. 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 59% 39% 1% < 1% 2,941
Philosophy/reason 26% 72% 1% < 1% 1,027
Common sense 28% 71% 1% < 1% 3,746
Science 22% 77% 1% < 1% 792
Don't know 31% 56% 9% 4% 217

Frequency of reading scripture among adults with a household income of $50,000-$99,999 by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults with a household income of $50,000-$99,999 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 = 2,941. 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% 11% 7% 15% < 1% 2,941
Philosophy/reason 17% 13% 11% 59% 1% 1,027
Common sense 16% 9% 10% 64% < 1% 3,746
Science 11% 6% 8% 75% < 1% 792
Don't know 42% 9% 8% 37% 4% 217

Interpreting scripture among adults with a household income of $50,000-$99,999 by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults with a household income of $50,000-$99,999 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 = 2,941. 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% 37% 4% 5% 3% 2,941
Philosophy/reason 6% 23% 1% 64% 7% 1,027
Common sense 13% 29% 1% 49% 7% 3,746
Science 7% 17% 1% 70% 5% 792
Don't know 14% 31% 12% 28% 15% 217

Belief in Heaven among adults with a household income of $50,000-$99,999 by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults with a household income of $50,000-$99,999 who …in heaven

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,941. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Religion 88% 6% 6% 2,941
Philosophy/reason 48% 43% 9% 1,027
Common sense 67% 27% 6% 3,746
Science 45% 51% 4% 792
Don't know 65% 18% 16% 217

Belief in Hell among adults with a household income of $50,000-$99,999 by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults with a household income of $50,000-$99,999 who …in hell

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,941. 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% 13% 7% 2,941
Philosophy/reason 31% 61% 8% 1,027
Common sense 50% 44% 7% 3,746
Science 28% 67% 4% 792
Don't know 49% 27% 24% 217

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults with a household income of $50,000-$99,999 by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults with a household income of $50,000-$99,999 who identify as…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 2,941. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Religion 62% 11% 27% 2,941
Philosophy/reason 31% 10% 59% 1,027
Common sense 39% 15% 46% 3,746
Science 26% 13% 61% 792
Don't know 33% 24% 43% 217

Political ideology among adults with a household income of $50,000-$99,999 by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults with a household income of $50,000-$99,999 who are…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,941. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Religion 61% 26% 9% 4% 2,941
Philosophy/reason 21% 36% 40% 2% 1,027
Common sense 32% 40% 25% 3% 3,746
Science 18% 39% 40% 3% 792
Don't know 34% 34% 19% 13% 217

Views about size of government among adults with a household income of $50,000-$99,999 by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults with a household income of $50,000-$99,999 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 = 2,941. 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 71% 24% 2% 3% 2,941
Philosophy/reason 49% 45% 3% 3% 1,027
Common sense 61% 34% 3% 2% 3,746
Science 44% 49% 4% 2% 792
Don't know 48% 22% 11% 19% 217

Views about government aid to the poor among adults with a household income of $50,000-$99,999 by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults with a household income of $50,000-$99,999 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 = 2,941. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Religion 62% 34% 3% 1% 2,941
Philosophy/reason 37% 58% 4% 1% 1,027
Common sense 52% 44% 3% 1% 3,746
Science 36% 59% 3% 2% 792
Don't know 33% 39% 17% 11% 217

Views about abortion among adults with a household income of $50,000-$99,999 by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults with a household income of $50,000-$99,999 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 = 2,941. 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% 69% 3% 2,941
Philosophy/reason 75% 22% 2% 1,027
Common sense 70% 28% 3% 3,746
Science 79% 18% 3% 792
Don't know 50% 35% 15% 217

Views about homosexuality among adults with a household income of $50,000-$99,999 by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults with a household income of $50,000-$99,999 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 = 2,941. 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% 57% 4% 3% 2,941
Philosophy/reason 85% 11% 3% 1% 1,027
Common sense 75% 19% 3% 2% 3,746
Science 84% 12% 3% 1% 792
Don't know 54% 26% 11% 9% 217

Views about same-sex marriage among adults with a household income of $50,000-$99,999 by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults with a household income of $50,000-$99,999 who …same-sex marriage

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,941. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Religion 27% 67% 5% 2,941
Philosophy/reason 80% 15% 4% 1,027
Common sense 66% 27% 6% 3,746
Science 81% 16% 3% 792
Don't know 51% 36% 13% 217

Views about environmental regulation among adults with a household income of $50,000-$99,999 by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults with a household income of $50,000-$99,999 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 = 2,941. 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 48% 48% 2% 2% 2,941
Philosophy/reason 24% 72% 3% 1% 1,027
Common sense 34% 64% 2% 1% 3,746
Science 21% 76% 1% 2% 792
Don't know 28% 53% 10% 8% 217

Views about human evolution among adults with a household income of $50,000-$99,999 by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults with a household income of $50,000-$99,999 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 = 2,941. 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 7% 28% 1% 60% 4% 2,941
Philosophy/reason 58% 23% 5% 13% 1% 1,027
Common sense 46% 27% 4% 21% 2% 3,746
Science 69% 16% 2% 10% 2% 792
Don't know 23% 24% 17% 25% 10% 217