Sources of guidance on right and wrong among blacks

% of blacks 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 = 3,394. 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 43% 7% 43% 5% 2% 3,394
2007 40% 5% 50% 3% 2% 3,101

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Sources of guidance on right and wrong among blacks by religious group

% of blacks 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 34% 8% 49% 9% < 1% 192
Evangelical Protestant 62% 6% 29% 3% 1% 495
Historically Black Protestant 47% 6% 41% 4% 2% 1,798
Mainline Protestant 43% 7% 46% 3% 1% 159
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 17% 13% 56% 11% 3% 534

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among blacks by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of blacks who are ages…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 1,437. 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 21% 39% 27% 14% 1,437
Philosophy/reason 43% 29% 23% 5% 254
Common sense 28% 34% 25% 12% 1,376
Science 33% 34% 24% 9% 180

Generational cohort among blacks by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of blacks who are…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 1,437. 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% 15% 31% 31% 9% 1% 1,437
Philosophy/reason 30% 22% 19% 24% 3% < 1% 254
Common sense 17% 18% 28% 29% 8% 1% 1,376
Science 19% 18% 30% 25% 8% 1% 180

Gender composition among blacks by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of blacks who are…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 1,484. 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% 61% 1,484
Philosophy/reason 47% 53% 255
Common sense 48% 52% 1,401
Science 54% 46% 182

Immigrant status among blacks by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of blacks who are…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 1,449. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Religion 11% 4% 84% 1,449
Philosophy/reason 13% 10% 78% 249
Common sense 9% 5% 87% 1,370
Science 16% 8% 75% 177

Income distribution among blacks by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of blacks who have a household income of…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Less than $30,000 $30,000-$49,999 $50,000-$99,999 $100,000 or more Sample Size
Sample size = 1,297. 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% 23% 19% 9% 1,297
Philosophy/reason 52% 16% 22% 10% 232
Common sense 51% 21% 18% 10% 1,269
Science 46% 19% 24% 12% 169

Educational distribution among blacks by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of blacks who have completed…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 1,474. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Religion 45% 36% 12% 8% 1,474
Philosophy/reason 39% 38% 16% 6% 254
Common sense 54% 31% 9% 6% 1,395
Science 48% 26% 14% 12% 181

Marital status among blacks by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of blacks who are…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 1,479. 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% 5% 19% 8% 35% 1,479
Philosophy/reason 22% 6% 14% 4% 54% 254
Common sense 29% 9% 15% 8% 40% 1,397
Science 25% 9% 13% 4% 48% 181

Parent of children under 18 among blacks by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of blacks who are…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 1,479. 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% 68% 1,479
Philosophy/reason 29% 71% 255
Common sense 32% 68% 1,397
Science 25% 75% 181

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among blacks by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of blacks who say they…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Believe in God; absolutely certain Believe in God; fairly certain Believe in God; not too/not at all certain Believe in God; don't know Do not believe in God Other/don't know if they believe in God Sample Size
Sample size = 1,484. 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% 1,484
Philosophy/reason 73% 15% 5% < 1% 6% 1% 255
Common sense 77% 16% 3% 1% 2% 1% 1,401
Science 55% 22% 9% 1% 12% 1% 182

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

% of blacks who say religion is…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,484. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Religion 93% 5% 1% 1% 1% 1,484
Philosophy/reason 56% 25% 9% 9% 1% 255
Common sense 63% 24% 7% 5% < 1% 1,401
Science 50% 24% 10% 15% 1% 182

Attendance at religious services among blacks by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of blacks who attend religious services…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong At least once a week Once or twice a month/a few times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,484. 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% 28% 7% < 1% 1,484
Philosophy/reason 33% 44% 23% 1% 255
Common sense 34% 42% 24% < 1% 1,401
Science 27% 33% 38% 2% 182

Frequency of prayer among blacks by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of blacks who pray…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,484. 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% 10% 1% 2% 1% 1,484
Philosophy/reason 58% 18% 6% 16% < 1% 255
Common sense 65% 16% 7% 12% 1% 1,401
Science 55% 12% 10% 22% 1% 182

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

% of blacks who attend prayer group…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,484. 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 54% 15% 7% 22% 1% 1,484
Philosophy/reason 24% 11% 14% 50% 2% 255
Common sense 28% 13% 9% 49% 1% 1,401
Science 24% 10% 9% 56% < 1% 182

Frequency of meditation among blacks by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of blacks who meditate…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,484. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Religion 62% 8% 3% 25% 2% 1,484
Philosophy/reason 45% 9% 4% 42% < 1% 255
Common sense 45% 8% 4% 41% 1% 1,401
Science 38% 12% 6% 44% 1% 182

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among blacks by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of blacks who feel a sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,484. 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% 9% 4% 6% 1% 1,484
Philosophy/reason 60% 18% 8% 11% 2% 255
Common sense 60% 16% 9% 14% 1% 1,401
Science 53% 16% 11% 20% 1% 182

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among blacks by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of blacks who feel a sense of wonder about the universe…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,484. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Religion 45% 16% 9% 27% 2% 1,484
Philosophy/reason 56% 14% 7% 22% 1% 255
Common sense 42% 14% 11% 31% 1% 1,401
Science 44% 11% 11% 33% 1% 182

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among blacks by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of blacks who say…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong There are clear standards for what is right and wrong Right or wrong depends on the situation Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,484. 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% 61% 1% 1% 1,484
Philosophy/reason 24% 75% 1% < 1% 255
Common sense 22% 76% 1% 1% 1,401
Science 25% 74% < 1% 1% 182

Frequency of reading scripture among blacks by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of blacks who read scripture…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,484. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Religion 73% 10% 5% 11% 1% 1,484
Philosophy/reason 43% 15% 10% 31% < 1% 255
Common sense 41% 15% 9% 33% 1% 1,401
Science 26% 14% 11% 48% 1% 182

Interpreting scripture among blacks by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of blacks who say the holy scripture is…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Word of God; should be taken literally Word of God; not everything taken literally Word of God; other/don't know Not the word of God Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,484. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Religion 65% 22% 4% 4% 6% 1,484
Philosophy/reason 32% 29% < 1% 29% 9% 255
Common sense 44% 24% 1% 24% 6% 1,401
Science 38% 20% 1% 37% 4% 182

Belief in Heaven among blacks by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of blacks who …in heaven

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,484. 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 92% 4% 4% 1,484
Philosophy/reason 75% 20% 5% 255
Common sense 84% 11% 5% 1,401
Science 70% 25% 5% 182

Belief in Hell among blacks by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of blacks who …in hell

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,484. 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 83% 11% 6% 1,484
Philosophy/reason 57% 39% 4% 255
Common sense 69% 24% 7% 1,401
Science 54% 38% 8% 182

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among blacks by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of blacks who identify as…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 1,484. 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% 15% 75% 1,484
Philosophy/reason 10% 15% 75% 255
Common sense 10% 11% 80% 1,401
Science 10% 15% 76% 182

Political ideology among blacks by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of blacks who are…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,484. 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% 33% 22% 9% 1,484
Philosophy/reason 28% 32% 35% 6% 255
Common sense 27% 36% 29% 9% 1,401
Science 31% 29% 34% 6% 182

Views about size of government among blacks by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of blacks who would rather have…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,484. 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 23% 70% 3% 4% 1,484
Philosophy/reason 26% 70% 2% 1% 255
Common sense 25% 70% 3% 3% 1,401
Science 26% 69% 2% 3% 182

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

% of blacks who say government aid to the poor…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Does more harm than good Does more good than harm Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,484. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Religion 27% 67% 4% 2% 1,484
Philosophy/reason 28% 66% 4% 2% 255
Common sense 29% 65% 4% 2% 1,401
Science 32% 66% 1% 1% 182

Views about abortion among blacks by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of blacks who say abortion should be…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Legal in all/most cases Illegal in all/most cases Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,484. 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% 50% 7% 1,484
Philosophy/reason 61% 35% 4% 255
Common sense 59% 37% 4% 1,401
Science 68% 28% 4% 182

Views about homosexuality among blacks by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of blacks who say homosexuality…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,484. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Religion 38% 53% 5% 4% 1,484
Philosophy/reason 67% 29% 3% 2% 255
Common sense 64% 28% 5% 2% 1,401
Science 67% 29% 2% 2% 182

Views about same-sex marriage among blacks by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of blacks who …same-sex marriage

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,484. 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% 62% 8% 1,484
Philosophy/reason 63% 32% 5% 255
Common sense 52% 39% 9% 1,401
Science 51% 45% 4% 182

Views about environmental regulation among blacks by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of blacks who say…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Stricter environmental laws and regulations cost too many jobs and hurt the economy Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,484. 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% 60% 2% 4% 1,484
Philosophy/reason 30% 69% 1% < 1% 255
Common sense 35% 61% 2% 2% 1,401
Science 34% 62% 1% 2% 182

Views about human evolution among blacks by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of blacks who say humans…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Evolved; due to natural processes Evolved; due to God's design Evolved; don't know how Always existed in present form Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,484. 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 12% 29% 3% 52% 5% 1,484
Philosophy/reason 32% 32% 3% 31% 2% 255
Common sense 26% 30% 3% 37% 5% 1,401
Science 34% 21% 2% 39% 3% 182