Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults in California

% of adults in California who say…

Survey year 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 = 3,697. 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 29% 68% 1% 2% 3,697

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Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults in California by religious group

% of adults in California who say…

Religious tradition 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 = 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 26% 71% 1% 2% 878
Evangelical Protestant 48% 49% 2% 2% 718
Jewish 20% 78% 1% < 1% 125
Mainline Protestant 29% 67% 1% 2% 452
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 19% 79% 1% 1% 1,042

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults in California by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults in California who are ages…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 1,128. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
There are clear standards for what is right and wrong 18% 38% 28% 17% 1,128
Right or wrong depends on the situation 27% 34% 23% 15% 2,372

Generational cohort among adults in California by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults in California who are…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 1,128. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
There are clear standards for what is right and wrong 11% 12% 32% 33% 11% 1% 1,128
Right or wrong depends on the situation 18% 17% 27% 27% 10% 1% 2,372

Gender composition among adults in California by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults in California who are…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 1,154. 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.
There are clear standards for what is right and wrong 51% 49% 1,154
Right or wrong depends on the situation 48% 52% 2,431

Racial and ethnic composition among adults in California by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults in California who identify as…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 1,127. 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.
There are clear standards for what is right and wrong 48% 6% 9% 33% 4% 1,127
Right or wrong depends on the situation 42% 6% 16% 34% 3% 2,397

Immigrant status among adults in California by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults in California who are…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 1,137. 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.
There are clear standards for what is right and wrong 28% 15% 58% 1,137
Right or wrong depends on the situation 34% 19% 47% 2,395

Income distribution among adults in California by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults in California who have a household income of…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Less than $30,000 $30,000-$49,999 $50,000-$99,999 $100,000 or more Sample Size
Sample size = 997. 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.
There are clear standards for what is right and wrong 31% 17% 27% 24% 997
Right or wrong depends on the situation 37% 18% 22% 22% 2,105

Educational distribution among adults in California by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults in California who have completed…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 1,144. 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.
There are clear standards for what is right and wrong 36% 36% 17% 11% 1,144
Right or wrong depends on the situation 40% 31% 18% 11% 2,410

Marital status among adults in California by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults in California who are…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 1,149. 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.
There are clear standards for what is right and wrong 52% 7% 13% 5% 22% 1,149
Right or wrong depends on the situation 42% 10% 13% 5% 30% 2,413

Parent of children under 18 among adults in California by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults in California who are…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 1,148. 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.
There are clear standards for what is right and wrong 33% 67% 1,148
Right or wrong depends on the situation 28% 72% 2,423

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among adults in California by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults in California who say they…

Belief in absolute standards for 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 = 1,154. 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.
There are clear standards for what is right and wrong 67% 18% 5% 1% 7% 2% 1,154
Right or wrong depends on the situation 48% 24% 9% 1% 15% 2% 2,431

Importance of religion in one's life among adults in California by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults in California who say religion is…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,154. 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.
There are clear standards for what is right and wrong 60% 21% 9% 9% 1% 1,154
Right or wrong depends on the situation 40% 28% 15% 16% 1% 2,431

Attendance at religious services among adults in California by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults in California who attend religious services…

Belief in absolute standards for 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 = 1,154. 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.
There are clear standards for what is right and wrong 44% 30% 25% < 1% 1,154
Right or wrong depends on the situation 25% 36% 38% < 1% 2,431

Frequency of prayer among adults in California by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults in California who pray…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,154. 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.
There are clear standards for what is right and wrong 65% 11% 4% 19% 1% 1,154
Right or wrong depends on the situation 45% 15% 8% 32% 1% 2,431

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among adults in California by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults in California who attend prayer group…

Belief in absolute standards for 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 = 1,154. 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.
There are clear standards for what is right and wrong 32% 11% 7% 49% < 1% 1,154
Right or wrong depends on the situation 16% 9% 9% 66% < 1% 2,431

Frequency of meditation among adults in California by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults in California who meditate…

Belief in absolute standards for 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 = 1,154. 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.
There are clear standards for what is right and wrong 47% 7% 4% 39% 2% 1,154
Right or wrong depends on the situation 38% 10% 5% 46% 2% 2,431

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among adults in California by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults in California who feel a sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing…

Belief in absolute standards for 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 = 1,154. 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.
There are clear standards for what is right and wrong 68% 11% 8% 11% 2% 1,154
Right or wrong depends on the situation 52% 17% 11% 19% 1% 2,431

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among adults in California by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults in California who feel a sense of wonder about the universe…

Belief in absolute standards for 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 = 1,154. 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.
There are clear standards for what is right and wrong 50% 14% 13% 22% 1% 1,154
Right or wrong depends on the situation 46% 16% 15% 22% 1% 2,431

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults in California by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults in California who say they look to…most for guidance on right and wrong

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Religion Philosophy/reason Common sense Science Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,154. 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.
There are clear standards for what is right and wrong 45% 9% 34% 9% 2% 1,154
Right or wrong depends on the situation 21% 15% 48% 13% 3% 2,431

Frequency of reading scripture among adults in California by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults in California who read scripture…

Belief in absolute standards for 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 = 1,154. 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.
There are clear standards for what is right and wrong 46% 10% 7% 37% 1% 1,154
Right or wrong depends on the situation 23% 10% 9% 57% 1% 2,431

Interpreting scripture among adults in California by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults in California who say the holy scripture is…

Belief in absolute standards for 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 = 1,154. 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.
There are clear standards for what is right and wrong 37% 28% 2% 28% 6% 1,154
Right or wrong depends on the situation 21% 22% 2% 47% 9% 2,431

Belief in Heaven among adults in California by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults in California who …in heaven

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,154. 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.
There are clear standards for what is right and wrong 71% 21% 8% 1,154
Right or wrong depends on the situation 62% 31% 7% 2,431

Belief in Hell among adults in California by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults in California who …in hell

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,154. 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.
There are clear standards for what is right and wrong 63% 29% 8% 1,154
Right or wrong depends on the situation 45% 47% 8% 2,431

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults in California by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults in California who identify as…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 1,154. 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.
There are clear standards for what is right and wrong 43% 20% 37% 1,154
Right or wrong depends on the situation 25% 20% 55% 2,431

Political ideology among adults in California by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults in California who are…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,154. 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.
There are clear standards for what is right and wrong 44% 31% 19% 7% 1,154
Right or wrong depends on the situation 25% 36% 34% 5% 2,431

Views about size of government among adults in California by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults in California who would rather have…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,154. 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.
There are clear standards for what is right and wrong 56% 38% 4% 2% 1,154
Right or wrong depends on the situation 39% 54% 4% 4% 2,431

Views about government aid to the poor among adults in California by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults in California who say government aid to the poor…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Does more harm than good Does more good than harm Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,154. 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.
There are clear standards for what is right and wrong 51% 45% 3% 2% 1,154
Right or wrong depends on the situation 33% 61% 4% 2% 2,431

Views about abortion among adults in California by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults in California who say abortion should be…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Legal in all/most cases Illegal in all/most cases Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,154. 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.
There are clear standards for what is right and wrong 46% 50% 4% 1,154
Right or wrong depends on the situation 63% 33% 4% 2,431

Views about homosexuality among adults in California by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults in California who say homosexuality…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,154. 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.
There are clear standards for what is right and wrong 56% 37% 4% 3% 1,154
Right or wrong depends on the situation 75% 18% 4% 3% 2,431

Views about same-sex marriage among adults in California by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults in California who …same-sex marriage

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,154. 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.
There are clear standards for what is right and wrong 49% 45% 6% 1,154
Right or wrong depends on the situation 68% 26% 6% 2,431

Views about environmental regulation among adults in California by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults in California who say…

Belief in absolute standards for 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 = 1,154. 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.
There are clear standards for what is right and wrong 45% 49% 3% 3% 1,154
Right or wrong depends on the situation 30% 65% 2% 3% 2,431

Views about human evolution among adults in California by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults in California who say humans…

Belief in absolute standards for 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 = 1,154. 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.
There are clear standards for what is right and wrong 27% 26% 2% 42% 3% 1,154
Right or wrong depends on the situation 47% 21% 5% 24% 4% 2,431