Sources of guidance on right and wrong among divorced or separated adults

% of divorced or separated adults 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 = 4,752. 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% 3% 4,752
2007 29% 8% 53% 6% 4% 4,425

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Sources of guidance on right and wrong among divorced or separated adults by religious group

% of divorced or separated adults 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% 11% 46% 11% 2% 898
Evangelical Protestant 53% 4% 36% 3% 3% 1,239
Historically Black Protestant 53% 6% 36% 3% 2% 398
Mainline Protestant 28% 11% 52% 6% 3% 764
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 10% 18% 58% 12% 2% 967

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among divorced or separated adults by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of divorced or separated adults who are ages…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 1,537. 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 5% 36% 40% 19% 1,537
Philosophy/reason 8% 42% 37% 14% 521
Common sense 5% 35% 41% 18% 2,085
Science 5% 41% 40% 14% 370
Don't know 11% 19% 41% 29% 145

Generational cohort among divorced or separated adults by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of divorced or separated adults who are…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 1,537. 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 1% 7% 32% 47% 11% < 1% 1,537
Philosophy/reason 3% 11% 36% 42% 9% < 1% 521
Common sense 1% 8% 31% 48% 11% < 1% 2,085
Science 1% 7% 38% 45% 7% 1% 370
Don't know 6% 10% 15% 50% 19% 1% 145

Gender composition among divorced or separated adults by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of divorced or separated adults who are…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 1,576. 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 38% 62% 1,576
Philosophy/reason 51% 49% 528
Common sense 47% 53% 2,119
Science 48% 52% 377
Don't know 51% 49% 152

Racial and ethnic composition among divorced or separated adults by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of divorced or separated adults who identify as…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 1,556. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Religion 53% 22% 2% 19% 5% 1,556
Philosophy/reason 71% 10% 1% 14% 3% 519
Common sense 70% 12% 1% 13% 4% 2,090
Science 59% 8% 1% 29% 3% 371
Don't know 57% 13% 3% 20% 7% 140

Immigrant status among divorced or separated adults by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of divorced or separated adults who are…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 1,548. 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% 7% 77% 1,548
Philosophy/reason 13% 11% 76% 520
Common sense 11% 8% 82% 2,089
Science 27% 7% 66% 369
Don't know 22% 7% 71% 148

Income distribution among divorced or separated adults by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of divorced or separated adults who have a household income of…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Less than $30,000 $30,000-$49,999 $50,000-$99,999 $100,000 or more Sample Size
Sample size = 1,390. 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% 24% 15% 6% 1,390
Philosophy/reason 42% 17% 27% 14% 497
Common sense 53% 22% 18% 7% 1,919
Science 44% 24% 23% 9% 345
Don't know 58% 14% 17% 12% 122

Educational distribution among divorced or separated adults by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of divorced or separated adults who have completed…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 1,570. 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% 35% 12% 6% 1,570
Philosophy/reason 31% 33% 19% 16% 526
Common sense 48% 36% 10% 6% 2,108
Science 41% 28% 19% 12% 372
Don't know 47% 29% 16% 8% 148

Parent of children under 18 among divorced or separated adults by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of divorced or separated adults who are…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 1,572. 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% 73% 1,572
Philosophy/reason 29% 71% 528
Common sense 25% 75% 2,117
Science 29% 71% 377
Don't know 16% 84% 152

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among divorced or separated adults by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of divorced or separated adults who say they…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Believe in God; absolutely certain Believe in God; fairly certain Believe in God; not too/not at all certain Believe in God; don't know Do not believe in God Other/don't know if they believe in God Sample Size
Sample size = 1,576. 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 90% 8% 1% 1% < 1% < 1% 1,576
Philosophy/reason 52% 22% 8% 1% 13% 5% 528
Common sense 61% 24% 5% 1% 7% 3% 2,119
Science 45% 29% 5% 1% 19% 1% 377
Don't know 72% 11% 1% 7% 5% 4% 152

Importance of religion in one's life among divorced or separated adults by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of divorced or separated adults who say religion is…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,576. 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 87% 11% 1% 1% < 1% 1,576
Philosophy/reason 33% 30% 16% 21% 1% 528
Common sense 43% 32% 13% 11% 1% 2,119
Science 36% 31% 7% 26% 1% 377
Don't know 59% 16% 4% 12% 10% 152

Attendance at religious services among divorced or separated adults by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of divorced or separated adults who attend religious services…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong At least once a week Once or twice a month/a few times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,576. 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% 30% 14% 1% 1,576
Philosophy/reason 17% 38% 45% < 1% 528
Common sense 20% 38% 42% < 1% 2,119
Science 21% 32% 47% < 1% 377
Don't know 38% 29% 28% 5% 152

Frequency of prayer among divorced or separated adults by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of divorced or separated adults who pray…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,576. 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 82% 12% 2% 3% 1% 1,576
Philosophy/reason 47% 17% 6% 30% < 1% 528
Common sense 50% 18% 6% 24% 1% 2,119
Science 44% 17% 6% 32% 1% 377
Don't know 66% 10% 4% 15% 5% 152

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

% of divorced or separated adults who attend prayer group…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,576. 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% 13% 8% 33% 1% 1,576
Philosophy/reason 12% 8% 10% 70% 1% 528
Common sense 15% 7% 7% 70% < 1% 2,119
Science 14% 9% 5% 71% 1% 377
Don't know 29% 7% 2% 54% 8% 152

Frequency of meditation among divorced or separated adults by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of divorced or separated adults who meditate…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,576. 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% 7% 3% 30% 2% 1,576
Philosophy/reason 52% 9% 4% 35% < 1% 528
Common sense 39% 9% 5% 46% 1% 2,119
Science 39% 11% 4% 43% 2% 377
Don't know 54% 2% 2% 32% 9% 152

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among divorced or separated adults by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of divorced or separated adults who feel a sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,576. 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% 5% 6% 1% 1,576
Philosophy/reason 56% 18% 6% 18% 2% 528
Common sense 53% 14% 10% 22% 1% 2,119
Science 47% 17% 11% 23% 1% 377
Don't know 68% 8% 7% 12% 6% 152

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among divorced or separated adults by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of divorced or separated adults who feel a sense of wonder about the universe…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,576. 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% 14% 9% 23% 2% 1,576
Philosophy/reason 53% 15% 10% 22% 1% 528
Common sense 42% 15% 13% 29% 2% 2,119
Science 48% 20% 13% 19% 1% 377
Don't know 56% 6% 15% 14% 9% 152

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among divorced or separated adults by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of divorced or separated adults who say…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong There are clear standards for what is right and wrong Right or wrong depends on the situation Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,576. 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% 55% 2% 1% 1,576
Philosophy/reason 26% 72% 1% 1% 528
Common sense 25% 73% 1% 1% 2,119
Science 22% 76% 1% 1% 377
Don't know 22% 68% 8% 2% 152

Frequency of reading scripture among divorced or separated adults by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of divorced or separated adults who read scripture…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,576. 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% 10% 6% 18% 1% 1,576
Philosophy/reason 22% 13% 8% 57% < 1% 528
Common sense 26% 11% 9% 52% 1% 2,119
Science 23% 8% 7% 61% < 1% 377
Don't know 40% 8% 10% 34% 9% 152

Interpreting scripture among divorced or separated adults by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of divorced or separated adults who say the holy scripture is…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Word of God; should be taken literally Word of God; not everything taken literally Word of God; other/don't know Not the word of God Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,576. 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% 26% 4% 7% 6% 1,576
Philosophy/reason 18% 22% 1% 54% 6% 528
Common sense 25% 26% 2% 37% 9% 2,119
Science 22% 19% 1% 51% 8% 377
Don't know 35% 19% 7% 21% 17% 152

Belief in Heaven among divorced or separated adults by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of divorced or separated adults who …in heaven

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,576. 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 87% 6% 7% 1,576
Philosophy/reason 50% 41% 9% 528
Common sense 70% 22% 8% 2,119
Science 58% 37% 5% 377
Don't know 74% 16% 9% 152

Belief in Hell among divorced or separated adults by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of divorced or separated adults who …in hell

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,576. 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% 15% 7% 1,576
Philosophy/reason 35% 56% 10% 528
Common sense 54% 37% 9% 2,119
Science 46% 49% 6% 377
Don't know 59% 29% 12% 152

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among divorced or separated adults by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of divorced or separated adults who identify as…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 1,576. 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% 20% 44% 1,576
Philosophy/reason 24% 18% 57% 528
Common sense 31% 21% 49% 2,119
Science 23% 22% 55% 377
Don't know 17% 41% 42% 152

Political ideology among divorced or separated adults by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of divorced or separated adults who are…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,576. 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% 24% 18% 8% 1,576
Philosophy/reason 21% 34% 42% 2% 528
Common sense 29% 37% 27% 8% 2,119
Science 26% 27% 42% 5% 377
Don't know 21% 36% 24% 19% 152

Views about size of government among divorced or separated adults by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of divorced or separated adults who would rather have…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,576. 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% 47% 2% 4% 1,576
Philosophy/reason 45% 49% 3% 3% 528
Common sense 48% 45% 3% 4% 2,119
Science 34% 62% 2% 2% 377
Don't know 23% 47% 11% 18% 152

Views about government aid to the poor among divorced or separated adults by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of divorced or separated adults who say government aid to the poor…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Does more harm than good Does more good than harm Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,576. 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% 52% 5% 2% 1,576
Philosophy/reason 29% 66% 5% 1% 528
Common sense 39% 55% 4% 2% 2,119
Science 35% 58% 3% 4% 377
Don't know 27% 50% 12% 11% 152

Views about abortion among divorced or separated adults by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of divorced or separated adults who say abortion should be…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Legal in all/most cases Illegal in all/most cases Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,576. 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% 59% 4% 1,576
Philosophy/reason 68% 29% 3% 528
Common sense 64% 31% 5% 2,119
Science 67% 29% 4% 377
Don't know 51% 33% 15% 152

Views about homosexuality among divorced or separated adults by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of divorced or separated adults who say homosexuality…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,576. 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% 50% 4% 4% 1,576
Philosophy/reason 80% 14% 4% 2% 528
Common sense 68% 24% 5% 3% 2,119
Science 76% 18% 3% 3% 377
Don't know 54% 22% 12% 12% 152

Views about same-sex marriage among divorced or separated adults by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of divorced or separated adults who …same-sex marriage

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,576. 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 29% 62% 8% 1,576
Philosophy/reason 72% 22% 6% 528
Common sense 57% 33% 10% 2,119
Science 64% 29% 7% 377
Don't know 47% 32% 21% 152

Views about environmental regulation among divorced or separated adults by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of divorced or separated adults who say…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Stricter environmental laws and regulations cost too many jobs and hurt the economy Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,576. 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 41% 53% 3% 4% 1,576
Philosophy/reason 26% 69% 2% 2% 528
Common sense 37% 56% 3% 4% 2,119
Science 31% 65% 2% 2% 377
Don't know 23% 55% 7% 15% 152

Views about human evolution among divorced or separated adults by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of divorced or separated adults who say humans…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Evolved; due to natural processes Evolved; due to God's design Evolved; don't know how Always existed in present form Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,576. 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 11% 27% 2% 55% 5% 1,576
Philosophy/reason 48% 26% 6% 17% 3% 528
Common sense 34% 27% 4% 31% 5% 2,119
Science 52% 20% 3% 23% 2% 377
Don't know 20% 19% 8% 38% 15% 152