Sources of guidance on right and wrong among republicans and Republican leaners

% of republicans and Republican 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 = 13,731. 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 44% 8% 41% 6% 2% 13,731
2007 39% 7% 48% 4% 2% 13,366

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Sources of guidance on right and wrong among republicans and Republican leaners by religious group

% of republicans and Republican 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 = 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 33% 9% 48% 7% 2% 2,926
Evangelical Protestant 67% 4% 25% 2% 2% 5,056
Historically Black Protestant 45% 9% 42% 3% < 1% 175
Jewish 33% 12% 47% 7% 1% 200
Mainline Protestant 35% 9% 49% 5% 2% 2,750
Mormon 73% 3% 20% 1% 2% 481
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 9% 13% 64% 12% 2% 1,734

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among republicans and Republican leaners by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of republicans and Republican leaners who are ages…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 6,078. 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% 31% 23% 6,078
Philosophy/reason 30% 33% 23% 14% 1,046
Common sense 21% 34% 26% 19% 5,339
Science 28% 37% 23% 13% 742
Don't know 13% 33% 25% 28% 298

Generational cohort among republicans and Republican leaners by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of republicans and Republican leaners who are…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 6,078. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Religion 9% 10% 27% 37% 15% 1% 6,078
Philosophy/reason 20% 17% 26% 26% 10% 1% 1,046
Common sense 13% 13% 28% 32% 12% 1% 5,339
Science 20% 14% 30% 26% 9% 1% 742
Don't know 7% 10% 29% 31% 21% 2% 298

Gender composition among republicans and Republican leaners by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of republicans and Republican leaners who are…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 6,194. 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% 54% 6,194
Philosophy/reason 61% 39% 1,063
Common sense 58% 42% 5,409
Science 62% 38% 752
Don't know 60% 40% 313

Racial and ethnic composition among republicans and Republican leaners by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of republicans and Republican leaners who identify as…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 6,128. 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.
Religion 85% 3% 2% 8% 3% 6,128
Philosophy/reason 77% 3% 5% 12% 2% 1,049
Common sense 83% 3% 3% 8% 3% 5,344
Science 70% 3% 5% 19% 3% 745
Don't know 87% < 1% 1% 8% 3% 291

Immigrant status among republicans and Republican leaners by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of republicans and Republican leaners who are…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 6,147. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Religion 7% 7% 86% 6,147
Philosophy/reason 11% 12% 77% 1,051
Common sense 8% 9% 82% 5,371
Science 23% 10% 67% 746
Don't know 9% 6% 85% 309

Income distribution among republicans and Republican leaners by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of republicans and Republican 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 = 5,392. 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% 21% 34% 20% 5,392
Philosophy/reason 23% 19% 30% 28% 963
Common sense 24% 21% 30% 25% 4,757
Science 26% 22% 28% 25% 677
Don't know 24% 27% 27% 22% 238

Educational distribution among republicans and Republican leaners by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of republicans and Republican 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 = 6,171. 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% 34% 20% 9% 6,171
Philosophy/reason 30% 34% 22% 14% 1,058
Common sense 42% 33% 16% 9% 5,394
Science 36% 27% 23% 13% 745
Don't know 31% 35% 22% 11% 312

Marital status among republicans and Republican leaners by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of republicans and Republican leaners who are…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 6,176. 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 66% 2% 10% 7% 16% 6,176
Philosophy/reason 48% 7% 11% 5% 29% 1,056
Common sense 54% 7% 12% 6% 21% 5,397
Science 46% 10% 11% 3% 29% 747
Don't know 58% 5% 7% 14% 16% 311

Parent of children under 18 among republicans and Republican leaners by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of republicans and Republican leaners who are…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 6,167. 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% 70% 6,167
Philosophy/reason 27% 73% 1,060
Common sense 28% 72% 5,398
Science 32% 68% 748
Don't know 28% 72% 312

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among republicans and Republican leaners by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of republicans and Republican 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 = 6,194. 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 94% 5% < 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 6,194
Philosophy/reason 52% 29% 7% 1% 7% 3% 1,063
Common sense 59% 26% 6% 1% 7% 2% 5,409
Science 40% 30% 8% 1% 18% 4% 752
Don't know 78% 13% 1% 2% 2% 4% 313

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

% of republicans and Republican 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 = 6,194. 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% 6,194
Philosophy/reason 37% 35% 16% 11% < 1% 1,063
Common sense 39% 36% 14% 9% < 1% 5,409
Science 30% 33% 18% 19% < 1% 752
Don't know 67% 20% 6% 4% 4% 313

Attendance at religious services among republicans and Republican leaners by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of republicans and Republican 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 = 6,194. 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% 21% 8% < 1% 6,194
Philosophy/reason 23% 41% 35% 1% 1,063
Common sense 23% 41% 35% < 1% 5,409
Science 21% 38% 41% < 1% 752
Don't know 46% 32% 20% 2% 313

Frequency of prayer among republicans and Republican leaners by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of republicans and Republican leaners who pray…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,194. 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% 10% 1% 2% < 1% 6,194
Philosophy/reason 43% 22% 9% 26% < 1% 1,063
Common sense 44% 21% 8% 25% 1% 5,409
Science 31% 21% 7% 40% < 1% 752
Don't know 71% 17% 2% 9% 2% 313

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

% of republicans and Republican 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 = 6,194. 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% 13% 10% 26% < 1% 6,194
Philosophy/reason 12% 9% 8% 70% < 1% 1,063
Common sense 13% 8% 8% 71% < 1% 5,409
Science 13% 8% 9% 71% < 1% 752
Don't know 26% 14% 9% 48% 3% 313

Frequency of meditation among republicans and Republican leaners by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of republicans and Republican 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 = 6,194. 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% 7% 3% 37% 2% 6,194
Philosophy/reason 38% 11% 4% 46% 1% 1,063
Common sense 28% 8% 4% 58% 1% 5,409
Science 31% 10% 4% 55% 1% 752
Don't know 47% 8% 5% 32% 8% 313

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among republicans and Republican leaners by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of republicans and Republican 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 = 6,194. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Religion 81% 10% 5% 3% 1% 6,194
Philosophy/reason 47% 21% 12% 19% 1% 1,063
Common sense 48% 18% 12% 21% 1% 5,409
Science 42% 17% 16% 24% 1% 752
Don't know 71% 9% 5% 11% 3% 313

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

% of republicans and Republican 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 = 6,194. 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% 17% 11% 21% 2% 6,194
Philosophy/reason 49% 18% 13% 19% 1% 1,063
Common sense 38% 16% 15% 30% 1% 5,409
Science 44% 17% 17% 22% < 1% 752
Don't know 49% 13% 9% 23% 5% 313

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among republicans and Republican leaners by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of republicans and Republican 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 = 6,194. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Religion 64% 34% 1% 1% 6,194
Philosophy/reason 38% 60% 1% 1% 1,063
Common sense 35% 64% 1% 1% 5,409
Science 27% 71% 2% 1% 752
Don't know 44% 43% 8% 5% 313

Frequency of reading scripture among republicans and Republican leaners by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of republicans and Republican 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 = 6,194. 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 69% 11% 6% 14% 1% 6,194
Philosophy/reason 23% 14% 11% 52% 1% 1,063
Common sense 21% 10% 10% 59% < 1% 5,409
Science 17% 11% 9% 64% < 1% 752
Don't know 43% 13% 9% 32% 3% 313

Interpreting scripture among republicans and Republican leaners by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of republicans and Republican 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 = 6,194. 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 57% 32% 4% 4% 3% 6,194
Philosophy/reason 14% 36% 2% 43% 6% 1,063
Common sense 21% 35% 2% 35% 8% 5,409
Science 19% 24% 1% 50% 6% 752
Don't know 25% 36% 13% 11% 14% 313

Belief in Heaven among republicans and Republican leaners by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of republicans and Republican leaners who …in heaven

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,194. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Religion 89% 5% 6% 6,194
Philosophy/reason 69% 22% 9% 1,063
Common sense 76% 18% 6% 5,409
Science 62% 32% 7% 752
Don't know 77% 8% 15% 313

Belief in Hell among republicans and Republican leaners by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of republicans and Republican leaners who …in hell

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,194. 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 84% 10% 6% 6,194
Philosophy/reason 51% 41% 9% 1,063
Common sense 59% 33% 8% 5,409
Science 48% 45% 7% 752
Don't know 64% 15% 22% 313

SocialandPoliticalViews

Political ideology among republicans and Republican leaners by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of republicans and Republican leaners who are…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,194. 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% 18% 4% 2% 6,194
Philosophy/reason 44% 42% 12% 2% 1,063
Common sense 51% 36% 10% 3% 5,409
Science 47% 37% 14% 2% 752
Don't know 65% 23% 5% 6% 313

Views about size of government among republicans and Republican leaners by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of republicans and Republican 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 = 6,194. 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% 17% 1% 2% 6,194
Philosophy/reason 76% 21% 2% 1% 1,063
Common sense 77% 20% 1% 2% 5,409
Science 68% 30% 1% 1% 752
Don't know 74% 14% 3% 9% 313

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

% of republicans and Republican 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 = 6,194. 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% 25% 3% 2% 6,194
Philosophy/reason 64% 32% 3% 1% 1,063
Common sense 70% 26% 3% 1% 5,409
Science 64% 31% 3% 2% 752
Don't know 57% 21% 13% 10% 313

Views about abortion among republicans and Republican leaners by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of republicans and Republican 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 = 6,194. 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% 78% 2% 6,194
Philosophy/reason 55% 42% 3% 1,063
Common sense 54% 43% 3% 5,409
Science 57% 39% 3% 752
Don't know 27% 60% 14% 313

Views about homosexuality among republicans and Republican leaners by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of republicans and Republican 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 = 6,194. 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% 65% 4% 3% 6,194
Philosophy/reason 74% 21% 3% 2% 1,063
Common sense 63% 30% 4% 3% 5,409
Science 68% 25% 3% 3% 752
Don't know 33% 42% 12% 13% 313

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

% of republicans and Republican 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 = 6,194. 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 18% 76% 5% 6,194
Philosophy/reason 62% 31% 6% 1,063
Common sense 51% 41% 8% 5,409
Science 59% 34% 6% 752
Don't know 25% 59% 16% 313

Views about environmental regulation among republicans and Republican leaners by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of republicans and Republican 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 = 6,194. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Religion 60% 35% 2% 2% 6,194
Philosophy/reason 50% 46% 2% 2% 1,063
Common sense 54% 42% 2% 2% 5,409
Science 48% 49% 2% 2% 752
Don't know 55% 31% 7% 7% 313

Views about human evolution among republicans and Republican leaners by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of republicans and Republican 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 = 6,194. 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 6% 23% 1% 65% 4% 6,194
Philosophy/reason 40% 31% 5% 21% 3% 1,063
Common sense 33% 30% 4% 29% 4% 5,409
Science 51% 22% 4% 21% 2% 752
Don't know 10% 27% 11% 30% 21% 313