Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults who say humans always existed in present form

% of adults who say humans always existed in present form 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 = 11,374. 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 55% 5% 34% 4% 2% 11,374

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Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults who say humans always existed in present form by religious group

% of adults who say humans always existed in present form 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 39% 7% 44% 8% 1% 1,959
Evangelical Protestant 72% 3% 21% 2% 2% 4,973
Historically Black Protestant 53% 4% 37% 4% 1% 853
Jehovah's Witness 85% < 1% 9% 2% 4% 182
Jewish 38% 8% 49% 5% < 1% 110
Mainline Protestant 47% 6% 44% 3% 1% 1,626
Mormon 75% 2% 19% 2% 2% 345
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 20% 8% 60% 10% 2% 959

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults who say humans always existed in present form by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who say humans always existed in present form who are ages…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 6,363. 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 14% 33% 31% 21% 6,363
Philosophy/reason 29% 33% 21% 17% 482
Common sense 18% 34% 28% 20% 3,633
Science 21% 40% 23% 17% 428
Don't know 16% 36% 23% 25% 202

Generational cohort among adults who say humans always existed in present form by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who say humans always existed in present form who are…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 6,363. 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% 11% 28% 37% 14% 1% 6,363
Philosophy/reason 19% 15% 28% 25% 11% 1% 482
Common sense 11% 12% 29% 33% 13% 2% 3,633
Science 14% 14% 32% 27% 11% 2% 428
Don't know 7% 13% 32% 28% 20% < 1% 202

Gender composition among adults who say humans always existed in present form by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who say humans always existed in present form who are…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 6,524. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Religion 41% 59% 6,524
Philosophy/reason 45% 55% 495
Common sense 46% 54% 3,699
Science 54% 46% 440
Don't know 55% 45% 216

Racial and ethnic composition among adults who say humans always existed in present form by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who say humans always existed in present form who identify as…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 6,442. 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 68% 14% 2% 13% 4% 6,442
Philosophy/reason 54% 16% 5% 23% 2% 490
Common sense 62% 15% 4% 15% 4% 3,643
Science 38% 16% 7% 36% 3% 436
Don't know 69% 13% 1% 13% 4% 200

Immigrant status among adults who say humans always existed in present form by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who say humans always existed in present form who are…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 6,458. 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% 7% 81% 6,458
Philosophy/reason 22% 13% 66% 484
Common sense 14% 9% 77% 3,630
Science 38% 12% 50% 428
Don't know 13% 5% 82% 213

Income distribution among adults who say humans always existed in present form by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who say humans always existed in present form 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 = 5,581. 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% 23% 29% 14% 5,581
Philosophy/reason 44% 23% 22% 11% 433
Common sense 44% 22% 22% 13% 3,182
Science 55% 20% 16% 10% 375
Don't know 41% 22% 26% 10% 168

Educational distribution among adults who say humans always existed in present form by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who say humans always existed in present form who have completed…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 6,492. 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% 34% 15% 7% 6,492
Philosophy/reason 49% 34% 11% 7% 493
Common sense 55% 31% 9% 5% 3,677
Science 59% 21% 12% 9% 436
Don't know 40% 39% 15% 6% 213

Marital status among adults who say humans always existed in present form by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who say humans always existed in present form who are…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 6,493. 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 59% 3% 13% 8% 17% 6,493
Philosophy/reason 38% 9% 13% 8% 32% 494
Common sense 45% 8% 16% 9% 22% 3,680
Science 37% 10% 16% 7% 31% 436
Don't know 48% 1% 21% 12% 17% 210

Parent of children under 18 among adults who say humans always existed in present form by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who say humans always existed in present form who are…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 6,495. 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% 69% 6,495
Philosophy/reason 28% 72% 495
Common sense 29% 71% 3,687
Science 31% 69% 438
Don't know 31% 69% 212

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among adults who say humans always existed in present form by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who say humans always existed in present form 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 = 6,524. 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% 6,524
Philosophy/reason 70% 17% 5% 1% 5% 1% 495
Common sense 73% 18% 4% 1% 3% 1% 3,699
Science 59% 27% 8% < 1% 6% < 1% 440
Don't know 88% 8% < 1% 1% < 1% 2% 216

Importance of religion in one's life among adults who say humans always existed in present form by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who say humans always existed in present form 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 = 6,524. 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 91% 7% 1% < 1% < 1% 6,524
Philosophy/reason 55% 26% 8% 10% 1% 495
Common sense 58% 30% 7% 5% 1% 3,699
Science 50% 31% 10% 9% < 1% 440
Don't know 76% 13% 2% 3% 6% 216

Attendance at religious services among adults who say humans always existed in present form by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who say humans always existed in present form 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 = 6,524. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Religion 72% 20% 7% < 1% 6,524
Philosophy/reason 32% 40% 28% 1% 495
Common sense 33% 39% 27% < 1% 3,699
Science 33% 36% 31% 1% 440
Don't know 58% 27% 12% 3% 216

Frequency of prayer among adults who say humans always existed in present form by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who say humans always existed in present form who pray…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,524. 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 88% 8% 1% 2% 1% 6,524
Philosophy/reason 59% 17% 7% 16% < 1% 495
Common sense 60% 18% 7% 13% 1% 3,699
Science 50% 22% 8% 19% 1% 440
Don't know 80% 11% < 1% 4% 4% 216

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among adults who say humans always existed in present form by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who say humans always existed in present form 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 = 6,524. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Religion 56% 12% 8% 23% 1% 6,524
Philosophy/reason 24% 12% 11% 53% < 1% 495
Common sense 22% 10% 10% 57% 1% 3,699
Science 25% 11% 11% 53% < 1% 440
Don't know 38% 15% 7% 35% 5% 216

Frequency of meditation among adults who say humans always existed in present form by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who say humans always existed in present form 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 = 6,524. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Religion 56% 6% 3% 33% 2% 6,524
Philosophy/reason 45% 8% 2% 44% 1% 495
Common sense 38% 8% 4% 49% 1% 3,699
Science 40% 9% 5% 43% 3% 440
Don't know 52% 3% 4% 32% 10% 216

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among adults who say humans always existed in present form by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who say humans always existed in present form 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 = 6,524. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Religion 82% 9% 4% 4% 1% 6,524
Philosophy/reason 60% 16% 8% 15% 1% 495
Common sense 57% 16% 10% 16% 1% 3,699
Science 51% 15% 10% 20% 4% 440
Don't know 75% 7% 3% 9% 6% 216

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among adults who say humans always existed in present form by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who say humans always existed in present form 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 = 6,524. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Religion 50% 15% 10% 23% 2% 6,524
Philosophy/reason 47% 15% 12% 24% 1% 495
Common sense 36% 15% 13% 34% 1% 3,699
Science 42% 13% 13% 31% 1% 440
Don't know 49% 12% 11% 22% 7% 216

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults who say humans always existed in present form by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who say humans always existed in present form 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 = 6,524. 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 59% 39% 1% 1% 6,524
Philosophy/reason 28% 69% 2% 1% 495
Common sense 31% 67% 1% 1% 3,699
Science 25% 71% 1% 2% 440
Don't know 39% 50% 8% 3% 216

Frequency of reading scripture among adults who say humans always existed in present form by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who say humans always existed in present form 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 = 6,524. 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 74% 9% 5% 11% 1% 6,524
Philosophy/reason 37% 17% 8% 38% < 1% 495
Common sense 33% 13% 9% 44% 1% 3,699
Science 28% 14% 10% 47% 1% 440
Don't know 62% 11% 7% 15% 5% 216

Interpreting scripture among adults who say humans always existed in present form by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who say humans always existed in present form 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 = 6,524. 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% 26% 4% 3% 3% 6,524
Philosophy/reason 34% 32% 1% 26% 7% 495
Common sense 38% 32% 3% 21% 6% 3,699
Science 43% 24% 2% 27% 5% 440
Don't know 42% 26% 14% 5% 13% 216

Belief in Heaven among adults who say humans always existed in present form by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who say humans always existed in present form who …in heaven

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,524. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Religion 87% 6% 7% 6,524
Philosophy/reason 80% 14% 6% 495
Common sense 84% 11% 5% 3,699
Science 76% 19% 5% 440
Don't know 83% 5% 12% 216

Belief in Hell among adults who say humans always existed in present form by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who say humans always existed in present form who …in hell

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,524. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Religion 82% 12% 6% 6,524
Philosophy/reason 66% 28% 6% 495
Common sense 66% 26% 7% 3,699
Science 62% 31% 7% 440
Don't know 73% 15% 13% 216

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults who say humans always existed in present form by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who say humans always existed in present form who identify as…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 6,524. 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% 16% 27% 6,524
Philosophy/reason 37% 20% 43% 495
Common sense 38% 20% 42% 3,699
Science 30% 23% 48% 440
Don't know 39% 34% 28% 216

Political ideology among adults who say humans always existed in present form by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who say humans always existed in present form who are…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,524. 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% 22% 10% 7% 6,524
Philosophy/reason 35% 35% 25% 4% 495
Common sense 40% 34% 18% 8% 3,699
Science 38% 31% 24% 6% 440
Don't know 53% 22% 12% 12% 216

Views about size of government among adults who say humans always existed in present form by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who say humans always existed in present form 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 = 6,524. 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% 31% 3% 3% 6,524
Philosophy/reason 49% 47% 2% 2% 495
Common sense 51% 44% 2% 3% 3,699
Science 39% 59% 1% 1% 440
Don't know 52% 27% 7% 14% 216

Views about government aid to the poor among adults who say humans always existed in present form by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who say humans always existed in present form 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 = 6,524. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Religion 56% 38% 4% 2% 6,524
Philosophy/reason 45% 50% 3% 1% 495
Common sense 50% 45% 3% 1% 3,699
Science 44% 49% 3% 4% 440
Don't know 43% 34% 16% 7% 216

Views about abortion among adults who say humans always existed in present form by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who say humans always existed in present form 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 = 6,524. 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% 74% 3% 6,524
Philosophy/reason 53% 44% 3% 495
Common sense 50% 45% 5% 3,699
Science 45% 50% 5% 440
Don't know 26% 60% 14% 216

Views about homosexuality among adults who say humans always existed in present form by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who say humans always existed in present form 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 = 6,524. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Religion 26% 66% 4% 3% 6,524
Philosophy/reason 62% 32% 5% 2% 495
Common sense 57% 35% 4% 4% 3,699
Science 59% 35% 4% 3% 440
Don't know 31% 46% 13% 11% 216

Views about same-sex marriage among adults who say humans always existed in present form by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who say humans always existed in present form who …same-sex marriage

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,524. 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% 6% 6,524
Philosophy/reason 52% 41% 6% 495
Common sense 46% 46% 9% 3,699
Science 47% 43% 10% 440
Don't know 22% 61% 17% 216

Views about environmental regulation among adults who say humans always existed in present form by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who say humans always existed in present form 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 = 6,524. 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% 43% 3% 3% 6,524
Philosophy/reason 41% 54% 2% 2% 495
Common sense 47% 48% 2% 3% 3,699
Science 44% 52% 1% 3% 440
Don't know 40% 42% 7% 11% 216