Sources of guidance on right and wrong among democrats and Democratic leaners

% of democrats and Democratic leaners 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 = 15,682. 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 25% 13% 47% 12% 2% 15,682
2007 23% 12% 56% 6% 3% 16,420

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Sources of guidance on right and wrong among democrats and Democratic leaners by religious group

% of democrats and Democratic leaners 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 = 184. 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.
Buddhist 8% 29% 48% 10% 5% 184
Catholic 27% 10% 49% 12% 2% 3,118
Evangelical Protestant 49% 8% 37% 4% 2% 2,307
Hindu 3% 20% 47% 29% 1% 113
Historically Black Protestant 47% 5% 41% 4% 2% 1,557
Jewish 9% 19% 50% 18% 4% 575
Mainline Protestant 24% 13% 52% 8% 3% 2,511
Mormon 38% 5% 40% 13% 4% 110
Muslim 36% 9% 38% 13% 4% 150
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 5% 21% 53% 20% 2% 4,348

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among democrats and Democratic leaners by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of democrats and Democratic leaners who are ages…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 3,708. 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% 33% 31% 22% 3,708
Philosophy/reason 33% 32% 23% 13% 2,248
Common sense 24% 33% 26% 17% 7,135
Science 28% 37% 21% 14% 1,962
Don't know 15% 25% 30% 29% 405

Generational cohort among democrats and Democratic leaners by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of democrats and Democratic leaners who are…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 3,708. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Religion 10% 12% 27% 36% 14% 2% 3,708
Philosophy/reason 22% 17% 26% 27% 8% 1% 2,248
Common sense 15% 16% 26% 31% 11% 1% 7,135
Science 17% 18% 30% 25% 9% 1% 1,962
Don't know 7% 11% 22% 37% 21% 2% 405

Gender composition among democrats and Democratic leaners by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of democrats and Democratic leaners who are…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 3,774. 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% 63% 3,774
Philosophy/reason 50% 50% 2,274
Common sense 45% 55% 7,226
Science 52% 48% 1,989
Don't know 45% 55% 419

Racial and ethnic composition among democrats and Democratic leaners by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of democrats and Democratic leaners who identify as…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 3,739. 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% 33% 2% 20% 4% 3,739
Philosophy/reason 65% 11% 6% 14% 4% 2,250
Common sense 59% 19% 4% 14% 4% 7,161
Science 61% 9% 7% 20% 4% 1,965
Don't know 58% 19% 4% 15% 4% 408

Immigrant status among democrats and Democratic leaners by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of democrats and Democratic leaners who are…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 3,724. 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 19% 9% 73% 3,724
Philosophy/reason 15% 15% 70% 2,258
Common sense 13% 12% 75% 7,147
Science 24% 15% 62% 1,961
Don't know 16% 9% 75% 410

Income distribution among democrats and Democratic leaners by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of democrats and Democratic leaners 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 = 3,357. 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 47% 21% 21% 11% 3,357
Philosophy/reason 30% 17% 27% 25% 2,086
Common sense 37% 21% 25% 17% 6,553
Science 30% 18% 25% 27% 1,799
Don't know 33% 22% 26% 19% 327

Educational distribution among democrats and Democratic leaners by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of democrats and Democratic leaners who have completed…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 3,760. 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% 31% 12% 9% 3,760
Philosophy/reason 24% 31% 24% 20% 2,267
Common sense 41% 32% 17% 11% 7,205
Science 29% 26% 24% 22% 1,982
Don't know 31% 34% 18% 17% 414

Marital status among democrats and Democratic leaners by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of democrats and Democratic leaners who are…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 3,758. 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% 6% 17% 10% 24% 3,758
Philosophy/reason 37% 11% 13% 4% 35% 2,267
Common sense 41% 10% 14% 7% 29% 7,215
Science 45% 9% 10% 4% 33% 1,978
Don't know 48% 4% 14% 11% 23% 410

Parent of children under 18 among democrats and Democratic leaners by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of democrats and Democratic leaners who are…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 3,761. 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% 71% 3,761
Philosophy/reason 23% 77% 2,272
Common sense 27% 73% 7,212
Science 28% 72% 1,982
Don't know 23% 77% 414

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among democrats and Democratic leaners by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of democrats and Democratic leaners 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 = 3,774. 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 86% 12% 1% < 1% 1% < 1% 3,774
Philosophy/reason 36% 25% 12% < 1% 22% 5% 2,274
Common sense 51% 25% 8% 1% 13% 3% 7,226
Science 28% 25% 12% 1% 32% 3% 1,989
Don't know 60% 19% 5% 3% 8% 4% 419

Importance of religion in one's life among democrats and Democratic leaners by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of democrats and Democratic leaners 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 = 3,774. 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 86% 11% 2% 1% < 1% 3,774
Philosophy/reason 27% 30% 19% 24% 1% 2,274
Common sense 37% 31% 16% 15% 1% 7,226
Science 25% 25% 18% 32% < 1% 1,989
Don't know 59% 20% 7% 9% 4% 419

Attendance at religious services among democrats and Democratic leaners by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of democrats and Democratic leaners 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 = 3,774. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Religion 60% 28% 11% < 1% 3,774
Philosophy/reason 17% 38% 45% < 1% 2,274
Common sense 20% 39% 40% < 1% 7,226
Science 14% 34% 51% 1% 1,989
Don't know 36% 32% 31% 2% 419

Frequency of prayer among democrats and Democratic leaners by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of democrats and Democratic leaners who pray…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,774. 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% 2% 4% < 1% 3,774
Philosophy/reason 34% 17% 7% 41% 1% 2,274
Common sense 43% 17% 7% 31% 1% 7,226
Science 27% 14% 7% 51% < 1% 1,989
Don't know 59% 10% 7% 21% 3% 419

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among democrats and Democratic leaners by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of democrats and Democratic leaners 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 = 3,774. 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% 13% 9% 34% 1% 3,774
Philosophy/reason 10% 7% 8% 74% < 1% 2,274
Common sense 13% 8% 7% 72% < 1% 7,226
Science 9% 7% 7% 78% < 1% 1,989
Don't know 24% 10% 6% 58% 3% 419

Frequency of meditation among democrats and Democratic leaners by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of democrats and Democratic leaners 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 = 3,774. 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% 8% 4% 31% 2% 3,774
Philosophy/reason 40% 13% 6% 40% 1% 2,274
Common sense 35% 9% 5% 50% 1% 7,226
Science 29% 10% 6% 54% 1% 1,989
Don't know 47% 8% 3% 37% 4% 419

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among democrats and Democratic leaners by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of democrats and Democratic leaners 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 = 3,774. 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% 11% 5% 7% 1% 3,774
Philosophy/reason 51% 20% 10% 19% 1% 2,274
Common sense 49% 17% 13% 20% 1% 7,226
Science 43% 17% 12% 26% 1% 1,989
Don't know 62% 14% 7% 9% 9% 419

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among democrats and Democratic leaners by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of democrats and Democratic leaners 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 = 3,774. 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% 15% 11% 25% 2% 3,774
Philosophy/reason 58% 17% 12% 12% 1% 2,274
Common sense 42% 17% 14% 26% 1% 7,226
Science 48% 17% 14% 20% 1% 1,989
Don't know 51% 13% 13% 15% 8% 419

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among democrats and Democratic leaners by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of democrats and Democratic leaners 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 = 3,774. 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% 63% 1% 1% 3,774
Philosophy/reason 18% 80% 1% 1% 2,274
Common sense 19% 79% 1% 1% 7,226
Science 19% 80% 1% 1% 1,989
Don't know 15% 74% 4% 7% 419

Frequency of reading scripture among democrats and Democratic leaners by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of democrats and Democratic leaners 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 = 3,774. 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% 12% 6% 20% 1% 3,774
Philosophy/reason 18% 10% 9% 63% < 1% 2,274
Common sense 20% 11% 10% 59% 1% 7,226
Science 11% 8% 10% 71% 1% 1,989
Don't know 33% 10% 9% 44% 4% 419

Interpreting scripture among democrats and Democratic leaners by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of democrats and Democratic leaners 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 = 3,774. 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% 30% 3% 9% 6% 3,774
Philosophy/reason 10% 17% < 1% 66% 6% 2,274
Common sense 20% 23% 1% 48% 7% 7,226
Science 14% 14% 1% 67% 5% 1,989
Don't know 19% 15% 9% 34% 23% 419

Belief in Heaven among democrats and Democratic leaners by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of democrats and Democratic leaners who …in heaven

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,774. 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% 6% 4% 3,774
Philosophy/reason 47% 45% 8% 2,274
Common sense 65% 28% 7% 7,226
Science 44% 50% 6% 1,989
Don't know 63% 22% 14% 419

Belief in Hell among democrats and Democratic leaners by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of democrats and Democratic leaners who …in hell

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,774. 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% 16% 7% 3,774
Philosophy/reason 31% 63% 7% 2,274
Common sense 48% 44% 8% 7,226
Science 30% 64% 6% 1,989
Don't know 43% 36% 21% 419

SocialandPoliticalViews

Political ideology among democrats and Democratic leaners by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of democrats and Democratic leaners who are…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,774. 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% 38% 26% 4% 3,774
Philosophy/reason 9% 33% 56% 2% 2,274
Common sense 17% 39% 40% 4% 7,226
Science 12% 33% 53% 2% 1,989
Don't know 13% 34% 41% 12% 419

Views about size of government among democrats and Democratic leaners by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of democrats and Democratic leaners 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 = 3,774. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Religion 31% 62% 3% 3% 3,774
Philosophy/reason 29% 63% 4% 4% 2,274
Common sense 34% 58% 4% 4% 7,226
Science 28% 67% 3% 3% 1,989
Don't know 19% 50% 12% 20% 419

Views about government aid to the poor among democrats and Democratic leaners by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of democrats and Democratic leaners 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 = 3,774. 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% 66% 4% 2% 3,774
Philosophy/reason 16% 80% 3% 1% 2,274
Common sense 27% 68% 3% 1% 7,226
Science 21% 76% 2% 1% 1,989
Don't know 15% 64% 12% 10% 419

Views about abortion among democrats and Democratic leaners by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of democrats and Democratic leaners 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 = 3,774. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Religion 46% 49% 5% 3,774
Philosophy/reason 79% 18% 2% 2,274
Common sense 73% 23% 4% 7,226
Science 79% 18% 2% 1,989
Don't know 65% 22% 14% 419

Views about homosexuality among democrats and Democratic leaners by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of democrats and Democratic leaners 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 = 3,774. 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% 41% 4% 4% 3,774
Philosophy/reason 88% 9% 2% 1% 2,274
Common sense 80% 16% 3% 2% 7,226
Science 88% 10% 1% 1% 1,989
Don't know 69% 16% 7% 8% 419

Views about same-sex marriage among democrats and Democratic leaners by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of democrats and Democratic leaners who …same-sex marriage

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,774. 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% 52% 7% 3,774
Philosophy/reason 86% 11% 3% 2,274
Common sense 73% 21% 6% 7,226
Science 82% 15% 3% 1,989
Don't know 64% 22% 13% 419

Views about environmental regulation among democrats and Democratic leaners by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of democrats and Democratic leaners 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 = 3,774. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Religion 31% 64% 2% 4% 3,774
Philosophy/reason 12% 84% 2% 1% 2,274
Common sense 25% 72% 2% 2% 7,226
Science 16% 81% 1% 2% 1,989
Don't know 10% 69% 5% 15% 419

Views about human evolution among democrats and Democratic leaners by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of democrats and Democratic leaners 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 = 3,774. 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% 32% 3% 46% 5% 3,774
Philosophy/reason 61% 21% 4% 12% 1% 2,274
Common sense 46% 24% 4% 23% 3% 7,226
Science 69% 14% 2% 13% 1% 1,989
Don't know 28% 21% 19% 17% 15% 419