Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults living with a partner

% of adults living with a partner 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 = 2,128. 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 18% 14% 55% 11% 1% 2,128
2007 14% 11% 64% 7% 4% 1,753

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Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults living with a partner by religious group

% of adults living with a partner 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 24% 9% 52% 14% 1% 455
Evangelical Protestant 33% 10% 49% 6% 2% 333
Mainline Protestant 17% 18% 60% 4% 2% 261
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 6% 17% 61% 15% 1% 779

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults living with a partner by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults living with a partner who are ages…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 355. 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% 47% 20% 8% 355
Philosophy/reason 44% 37% 16% 3% 315
Common sense 37% 41% 17% 5% 1,141
Science 37% 45% 12% 5% 254

Generational cohort among adults living with a partner by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults living with a partner who are…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 355. 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 13% 24% 35% 23% 4% < 1% 355
Philosophy/reason 21% 32% 28% 17% 2% < 1% 315
Common sense 19% 29% 30% 19% 3% < 1% 1,141
Science 18% 34% 31% 14% 3% < 1% 254

Gender composition among adults living with a partner by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults living with a partner who are…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 358. 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% 59% 358
Philosophy/reason 52% 48% 320
Common sense 49% 51% 1,154
Science 55% 45% 257

Racial and ethnic composition among adults living with a partner by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults living with a partner who identify as…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 354. 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 39% 19% 1% 35% 5% 354
Philosophy/reason 70% 5% 2% 18% 5% 319
Common sense 64% 11% 3% 18% 5% 1,144
Science 54% 7% 1% 33% 5% 256

Immigrant status among adults living with a partner by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults living with a partner who are…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 352. 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% 9% 62% 352
Philosophy/reason 12% 13% 75% 315
Common sense 12% 11% 77% 1,141
Science 30% 14% 56% 254

Income distribution among adults living with a partner by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults living with a partner 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 = 327. 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% 21% 14% 6% 327
Philosophy/reason 35% 23% 28% 14% 304
Common sense 42% 24% 21% 13% 1,059
Science 42% 18% 23% 17% 243

Educational distribution among adults living with a partner by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults living with a partner who have completed…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 352. 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% 8% 6% 352
Philosophy/reason 22% 42% 23% 13% 320
Common sense 44% 35% 15% 7% 1,148
Science 39% 26% 20% 16% 257

Parent of children under 18 among adults living with a partner by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults living with a partner who are…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 357. 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% 357
Philosophy/reason 25% 75% 319
Common sense 34% 66% 1,151
Science 36% 64% 257

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among adults living with a partner by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults living with a partner 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 = 358. 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 76% 20% 2% < 1% 1% < 1% 358
Philosophy/reason 38% 27% 11% < 1% 19% 4% 320
Common sense 45% 29% 8% 1% 14% 3% 1,154
Science 28% 29% 11% < 1% 31% 2% 257

Importance of religion in one's life among adults living with a partner by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults living with a partner 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 = 358. 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 75% 21% 2% 2% < 1% 358
Philosophy/reason 28% 31% 21% 20% < 1% 320
Common sense 28% 38% 15% 18% 1% 1,154
Science 23% 31% 15% 31% < 1% 257

Attendance at religious services among adults living with a partner by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults living with a partner 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 = 358. 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% 41% 17% 1% 358
Philosophy/reason 9% 39% 52% < 1% 320
Common sense 12% 38% 50% < 1% 1,154
Science 10% 34% 55% < 1% 257

Frequency of prayer among adults living with a partner by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults living with a partner who pray…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 358. 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 70% 19% 5% 7% < 1% 358
Philosophy/reason 36% 17% 6% 41% < 1% 320
Common sense 39% 15% 10% 35% < 1% 1,154
Science 27% 16% 8% 49% < 1% 257

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among adults living with a partner by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults living with a partner 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 = 358. 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 33% 14% 10% 43% < 1% 358
Philosophy/reason 8% 8% 9% 74% 1% 320
Common sense 8% 7% 7% 78% < 1% 1,154
Science 9% 7% 3% 80% < 1% 257

Frequency of meditation among adults living with a partner by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults living with a partner 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 = 358. 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% 8% 4% 35% 2% 358
Philosophy/reason 41% 11% 7% 41% < 1% 320
Common sense 29% 10% 6% 55% < 1% 1,154
Science 31% 10% 5% 53% 2% 257

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among adults living with a partner by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults living with a partner 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 = 358. 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% 13% 5% 10% 1% 358
Philosophy/reason 49% 17% 13% 21% 1% 320
Common sense 46% 19% 12% 22% 1% 1,154
Science 48% 14% 10% 26% 1% 257

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among adults living with a partner by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults living with a partner 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 = 358. 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% 13% 12% 26% 2% 358
Philosophy/reason 61% 16% 13% 10% < 1% 320
Common sense 44% 17% 14% 23% 1% 1,154
Science 52% 15% 11% 22% < 1% 257

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults living with a partner by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults living with a partner 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 = 358. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Religion 30% 66% 2% 2% 358
Philosophy/reason 24% 74% 2% < 1% 320
Common sense 21% 78% 1% 1% 1,154
Science 22% 76% 1% 1% 257

Frequency of reading scripture among adults living with a partner by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults living with a partner 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 = 358. 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% 14% 6% 28% < 1% 358
Philosophy/reason 15% 12% 9% 64% < 1% 320
Common sense 17% 10% 9% 64% < 1% 1,154
Science 10% 11% 5% 74% < 1% 257

Interpreting scripture among adults living with a partner by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults living with a partner 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 = 358. 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% 30% 3% 13% 5% 358
Philosophy/reason 10% 14% 1% 66% 9% 320
Common sense 17% 22% 1% 51% 9% 1,154
Science 15% 14% < 1% 67% 4% 257

Belief in Heaven among adults living with a partner by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults living with a partner who …in heaven

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 358. 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% 2% 358
Philosophy/reason 58% 37% 5% 320
Common sense 62% 30% 8% 1,154
Science 45% 49% 6% 257

Belief in Hell among adults living with a partner by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults living with a partner who …in hell

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 358. 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% 19% 9% 358
Philosophy/reason 38% 57% 5% 320
Common sense 49% 44% 7% 1,154
Science 34% 60% 7% 257

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults living with a partner by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults living with a partner who identify as…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 358. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Religion 25% 25% 50% 358
Philosophy/reason 19% 17% 63% 320
Common sense 27% 23% 49% 1,154
Science 26% 19% 55% 257

Political ideology among adults living with a partner by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults living with a partner who are…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 358. 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% 31% 26% 7% 358
Philosophy/reason 17% 30% 46% 7% 320
Common sense 25% 38% 30% 6% 1,154
Science 16% 30% 51% 3% 257

Views about size of government among adults living with a partner by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults living with a partner 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 = 358. 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 32% 62% 3% 3% 358
Philosophy/reason 36% 56% 5% 4% 320
Common sense 46% 48% 2% 4% 1,154
Science 40% 53% 4% 3% 257

Views about government aid to the poor among adults living with a partner by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults living with a partner 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 = 358. 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 34% 59% 4% 2% 358
Philosophy/reason 28% 67% 3% 2% 320
Common sense 40% 54% 5% 1% 1,154
Science 33% 64% 2% 1% 257

Views about abortion among adults living with a partner by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults living with a partner 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 = 358. 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% 53% 4% 358
Philosophy/reason 73% 24% 3% 320
Common sense 68% 28% 4% 1,154
Science 64% 32% 4% 257

Views about homosexuality among adults living with a partner by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults living with a partner 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 = 358. 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 63% 29% 4% 5% 358
Philosophy/reason 87% 9% 3% 1% 320
Common sense 81% 13% 4% 2% 1,154
Science 85% 10% 4% 1% 257

Views about same-sex marriage among adults living with a partner by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults living with a partner who …same-sex marriage

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 358. 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% 40% 7% 358
Philosophy/reason 81% 13% 6% 320
Common sense 75% 20% 6% 1,154
Science 82% 12% 6% 257

Views about environmental regulation among adults living with a partner by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults living with a partner 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 = 358. 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% 58% 3% 3% 358
Philosophy/reason 16% 78% 3% 3% 320
Common sense 35% 62% 1% 1% 1,154
Science 27% 71% 1% 1% 257

Views about human evolution among adults living with a partner by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults living with a partner who say humans…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Evolved; due to natural processes Evolved; due to God's design Evolved; don't know how Always existed in present form Don't know Sample Size
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Religion 19% 40% 1% 36% 3% 358
Philosophy/reason 57% 23% 4% 14% 2% 320
Common sense 47% 25% 4% 22% 3% 1,154
Science 68% 11% 3% 17% 1% 257