Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults who would rather have a bigger government with more services

% of adults who would rather have a bigger government with more services 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 = 13,339. 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 30% 12% 45% 12% 2% 13,339
2007 28% 9% 53% 7% 3% 14,306

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Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults who would rather have a bigger government with more services by religious group

% of adults who would rather have a bigger government with more services 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 = 134. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Buddhist 12% 27% 45% 14% 2% 134
Catholic 30% 9% 46% 14% 2% 2,884
Evangelical Protestant 52% 7% 34% 5% 2% 2,210
Hindu 9% 23% 44% 25% < 1% 103
Historically Black Protestant 46% 5% 42% 4% 2% 1,326
Jehovah's Witness 83% 1% 11% 3% 2% 109
Jewish 17% 17% 45% 19% 2% 442
Mainline Protestant 27% 13% 50% 8% 2% 1,908
Mormon 48% 7% 28% 13% 4% 119
Muslim 39% 8% 36% 14% 3% 163
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 8% 19% 53% 19% 2% 3,419

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults who would rather have a bigger government with more services by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who would rather have a bigger government with more services who are ages…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 3,598. 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 22% 35% 27% 16% 3,598
Philosophy/reason 35% 34% 21% 11% 1,780
Common sense 28% 34% 24% 13% 5,758
Science 31% 38% 20% 11% 1,668
Don't know 17% 26% 28% 29% 298

Generational cohort among adults who would rather have a bigger government with more services by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who would rather have a bigger government with more services who are…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 3,598. 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% 14% 29% 31% 10% 1% 3,598
Philosophy/reason 23% 20% 26% 24% 6% < 1% 1,780
Common sense 18% 17% 27% 28% 8% 1% 5,758
Science 20% 20% 30% 23% 7% 1% 1,668
Don't know 8% 12% 23% 34% 23% 1% 298

Gender composition among adults who would rather have a bigger government with more services by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who would rather have a bigger government with more services who are…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 3,679. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Religion 36% 64% 3,679
Philosophy/reason 46% 54% 1,799
Common sense 41% 59% 5,851
Science 50% 50% 1,696
Don't know 44% 56% 314

Racial and ethnic composition among adults who would rather have a bigger government with more services by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who would rather have a bigger government with more services who identify as…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 3,641. 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% 28% 3% 27% 4% 3,641
Philosophy/reason 59% 12% 7% 19% 3% 1,789
Common sense 53% 18% 5% 19% 4% 5,799
Science 52% 9% 8% 28% 4% 1,675
Don't know 50% 15% 3% 28% 3% 306

Immigrant status among adults who would rather have a bigger government with more services by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who would rather have a bigger government with more services who are…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 3,604. 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% 9% 65% 3,604
Philosophy/reason 20% 15% 65% 1,776
Common sense 18% 11% 70% 5,744
Science 32% 13% 55% 1,672
Don't know 27% 7% 65% 305

Income distribution among adults who would rather have a bigger government with more services by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who would rather have a bigger government with more services who have a household income of…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Less than $30,000 $30,000-$49,999 $50,000-$99,999 $100,000 or more Sample Size
Sample size = 3,186. 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% 20% 17% 9% 3,186
Philosophy/reason 36% 18% 25% 21% 1,638
Common sense 45% 19% 22% 14% 5,190
Science 38% 18% 22% 21% 1,509
Don't know 48% 17% 17% 17% 242

Educational distribution among adults who would rather have a bigger government with more services by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who would rather have a bigger government with more services who have completed…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 3,648. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Religion 55% 28% 10% 8% 3,648
Philosophy/reason 29% 30% 23% 18% 1,793
Common sense 48% 28% 14% 9% 5,825
Science 39% 23% 20% 18% 1,682
Don't know 47% 24% 15% 14% 312

Marital status among adults who would rather have a bigger government with more services by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who would rather have a bigger government with more services who are…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 3,660. 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% 7% 17% 8% 27% 3,660
Philosophy/reason 38% 11% 13% 3% 34% 1,793
Common sense 38% 10% 14% 6% 32% 5,835
Science 41% 9% 12% 3% 34% 1,683
Don't know 37% 4% 20% 14% 26% 308

Parent of children under 18 among adults who would rather have a bigger government with more services by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who would rather have a bigger government with more services who are…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 3,661. 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% 3,661
Philosophy/reason 28% 72% 1,796
Common sense 31% 69% 5,836
Science 32% 68% 1,691
Don't know 23% 77% 311

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among adults who would rather have a bigger government with more services by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who would rather have a bigger government with more services who say they…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Believe in God; absolutely certain Believe in God; fairly certain Believe in God; not too/not at all certain Believe in God; don't know Do not believe in God Other/don't know if they believe in God Sample Size
Sample size = 3,679. 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% 14% 1% 1% 1% < 1% 3,679
Philosophy/reason 39% 27% 11% 1% 20% 3% 1,799
Common sense 54% 24% 7% 1% 12% 2% 5,851
Science 33% 27% 9% 1% 28% 2% 1,696
Don't know 60% 21% 4% 3% 7% 5% 314

Importance of religion in one's life among adults who would rather have a bigger government with more services by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who would rather have a bigger government with more services who say religion is…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,679. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Religion 86% 12% 1% 1% < 1% 3,679
Philosophy/reason 31% 30% 18% 20% 1% 1,799
Common sense 41% 31% 14% 13% < 1% 5,851
Science 30% 26% 17% 26% < 1% 1,696
Don't know 58% 20% 7% 11% 5% 314

Attendance at religious services among adults who would rather have a bigger government with more services by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who would rather have a bigger government with more services who attend religious services…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong At least once a week Once or twice a month/a few times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,679. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Religion 61% 28% 10% 1% 3,679
Philosophy/reason 18% 39% 43% < 1% 1,799
Common sense 22% 40% 38% < 1% 5,851
Science 17% 37% 46% < 1% 1,696
Don't know 33% 32% 30% 4% 314

Frequency of prayer among adults who would rather have a bigger government with more services by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who would rather have a bigger government with more services who pray…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,679. 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% 12% 3% 5% 1% 3,679
Philosophy/reason 36% 19% 8% 38% < 1% 1,799
Common sense 46% 17% 7% 29% 1% 5,851
Science 31% 17% 7% 46% < 1% 1,696
Don't know 58% 14% 4% 20% 3% 314

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among adults who would rather have a bigger government with more services by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who would rather have a bigger government with more services who attend prayer group…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,679. 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% 14% 9% 31% 1% 3,679
Philosophy/reason 13% 8% 8% 71% 1% 1,799
Common sense 15% 8% 8% 69% < 1% 5,851
Science 11% 8% 7% 74% < 1% 1,696
Don't know 24% 11% 8% 54% 4% 314

Frequency of meditation among adults who would rather have a bigger government with more services by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who would rather have a bigger government with more services who meditate…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,679. 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% 8% 3% 32% 2% 3,679
Philosophy/reason 41% 11% 5% 43% < 1% 1,799
Common sense 34% 9% 5% 51% 1% 5,851
Science 30% 11% 6% 52% 1% 1,696
Don't know 45% 8% 3% 36% 8% 314

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among adults who would rather have a bigger government with more services by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who would rather have a bigger government with more services who feel a sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,679. 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% 12% 6% 7% 1% 3,679
Philosophy/reason 51% 19% 11% 18% 1% 1,799
Common sense 50% 17% 12% 20% 1% 5,851
Science 45% 15% 12% 26% 2% 1,696
Don't know 60% 11% 6% 15% 8% 314

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among adults who would rather have a bigger government with more services by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who would rather have a bigger government with more services who feel a sense of wonder about the universe…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,679. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Religion 47% 15% 11% 24% 2% 3,679
Philosophy/reason 57% 17% 11% 15% 1% 1,799
Common sense 41% 16% 13% 28% 1% 5,851
Science 46% 16% 14% 23% 1% 1,696
Don't know 47% 9% 16% 18% 11% 314

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults who would rather have a bigger government with more services by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who would rather have a bigger government with more services who say…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong There are clear standards for what is right and wrong Right or wrong depends on the situation Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,679. 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% 64% 1% 1% 3,679
Philosophy/reason 19% 79% 1% 1% 1,799
Common sense 19% 80% 1% 1% 5,851
Science 19% 80% 1% 1% 1,696
Don't know 20% 69% 2% 9% 314

Frequency of reading scripture among adults who would rather have a bigger government with more services by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who would rather have a bigger government with more services who read scripture…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,679. 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% 12% 6% 20% 1% 3,679
Philosophy/reason 19% 12% 9% 60% < 1% 1,799
Common sense 22% 10% 9% 57% 1% 5,851
Science 14% 9% 9% 68% < 1% 1,696
Don't know 31% 13% 7% 44% 5% 314

Interpreting scripture among adults who would rather have a bigger government with more services by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who would rather have a bigger government with more services who say the holy scripture is…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Word of God; should be taken literally Word of God; not everything taken literally Word of God; other/don't know Not the word of God Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,679. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Religion 58% 27% 3% 8% 5% 3,679
Philosophy/reason 15% 19% < 1% 60% 5% 1,799
Common sense 26% 25% 2% 41% 7% 5,851
Science 21% 16% 1% 57% 5% 1,696
Don't know 26% 18% 12% 28% 17% 314

Belief in Heaven among adults who would rather have a bigger government with more services by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who would rather have a bigger government with more services who …in heaven

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,679. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Religion 90% 6% 4% 3,679
Philosophy/reason 52% 40% 8% 1,799
Common sense 70% 24% 6% 5,851
Science 51% 43% 6% 1,696
Don't know 67% 19% 14% 314

Belief in Hell among adults who would rather have a bigger government with more services by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who would rather have a bigger government with more services who …in hell

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,679. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Religion 77% 17% 6% 3,679
Philosophy/reason 35% 58% 7% 1,799
Common sense 53% 40% 7% 5,851
Science 40% 54% 6% 1,696
Don't know 49% 32% 19% 314

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults who would rather have a bigger government with more services by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who would rather have a bigger government with more services who identify as…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 3,679. 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 22% 21% 56% 3,679
Philosophy/reason 12% 13% 75% 1,799
Common sense 16% 18% 66% 5,851
Science 13% 16% 71% 1,696
Don't know 14% 26% 61% 314

Political ideology among adults who would rather have a bigger government with more services by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who would rather have a bigger government with more services who are…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,679. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Religion 35% 32% 24% 9% 3,679
Philosophy/reason 12% 29% 56% 3% 1,799
Common sense 20% 35% 38% 7% 5,851
Science 18% 27% 51% 4% 1,696
Don't know 18% 30% 35% 16% 314

Views about government aid to the poor among adults who would rather have a bigger government with more services by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who would rather have a bigger government with more services who say government aid to the poor…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Does more harm than good Does more good than harm Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,679. 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% 68% 3% 2% 3,679
Philosophy/reason 16% 81% 2% 1% 1,799
Common sense 27% 69% 3% 2% 5,851
Science 23% 74% 2% 1% 1,696
Don't know 15% 65% 11% 9% 314

Views about abortion among adults who would rather have a bigger government with more services by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who would rather have a bigger government with more services who say abortion should be…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Legal in all/most cases Illegal in all/most cases Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,679. 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 40% 56% 4% 3,679
Philosophy/reason 75% 23% 2% 1,799
Common sense 66% 31% 3% 5,851
Science 70% 27% 3% 1,696
Don't know 54% 29% 17% 314

Views about homosexuality among adults who would rather have a bigger government with more services by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who would rather have a bigger government with more services who say homosexuality…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,679. 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% 43% 4% 4% 3,679
Philosophy/reason 87% 10% 2% 1% 1,799
Common sense 77% 18% 3% 3% 5,851
Science 84% 14% 1% 1% 1,696
Don't know 62% 23% 7% 9% 314

Views about same-sex marriage among adults who would rather have a bigger government with more services by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who would rather have a bigger government with more services who …same-sex marriage

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,679. 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% 53% 8% 3,679
Philosophy/reason 84% 13% 3% 1,799
Common sense 69% 24% 7% 5,851
Science 77% 19% 4% 1,696
Don't know 54% 28% 18% 314

Views about environmental regulation among adults who would rather have a bigger government with more services by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who would rather have a bigger government with more services who say…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Stricter environmental laws and regulations cost too many jobs and hurt the economy Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,679. 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% 63% 1% 4% 3,679
Philosophy/reason 16% 81% 1% 1% 1,799
Common sense 28% 68% 1% 3% 5,851
Science 20% 77% 1% 2% 1,696
Don't know 18% 63% 5% 14% 314

Views about human evolution among adults who would rather have a bigger government with more services by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who would rather have a bigger government with more services who say humans…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Evolved; due to natural processes Evolved; due to God's design Evolved; don't know how Always existed in present form Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,679. 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% 31% 3% 47% 5% 3,679
Philosophy/reason 59% 21% 3% 16% 1% 1,799
Common sense 42% 24% 3% 28% 3% 5,851
Science 62% 16% 2% 18% 2% 1,696
Don't know 25% 20% 14% 20% 21% 314