Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults in Illinois

% of adults in Illinois 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 = 1,326. 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% 12% 46% 11% 2% 1,326
2007 24% 10% 57% 6% 3% 1,340

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Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults in Illinois by religious group

% of adults in Illinois 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 27% 13% 46% 12% 2% 356
Evangelical Protestant 55% 6% 30% 7% 2% 272
Mainline Protestant 33% 10% 50% 7% 1% 241
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 4% 15% 60% 18% 2% 256

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults in Illinois by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults in Illinois who are ages…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 395. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Religion 12% 38% 28% 22% 395
Philosophy/reason 38% 29% 22% 10% 158
Common sense 22% 33% 27% 18% 586
Science 27% 46% 20% 7% 125

Generational cohort among adults in Illinois by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults in Illinois who are…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 395. 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 8% 11% 31% 33% 15% 2% 395
Philosophy/reason 30% 15% 23% 26% 6% < 1% 158
Common sense 15% 13% 27% 32% 12% 1% 586
Science 16% 20% 37% 21% 5% < 1% 125

Gender composition among adults in Illinois by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults in Illinois who are…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 403. 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% 60% 403
Philosophy/reason 50% 50% 160
Common sense 51% 49% 596
Science 53% 47% 131

Racial and ethnic composition among adults in Illinois by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults in Illinois who identify as…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 396. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Religion 65% 16% 1% 16% 2% 396
Philosophy/reason 65% 7% 5% 20% 3% 158
Common sense 68% 16% 3% 10% 3% 588
Science 63% 7% 7% 21% 2% 127

Immigrant status among adults in Illinois by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults in Illinois who are…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 398. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Religion 12% 8% 79% 398
Philosophy/reason 18% 19% 63% 158
Common sense 9% 11% 79% 588
Science 22% 15% 63% 129

Income distribution among adults in Illinois by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults in Illinois 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 = 338. 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% 17% 31% 17% 338
Philosophy/reason 25% 21% 22% 32% 140
Common sense 35% 21% 29% 15% 511
Science 26% 22% 22% 29% 116

Educational distribution among adults in Illinois by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults in Illinois who have completed…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 400. 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% 31% 18% 10% 400
Philosophy/reason 26% 30% 21% 23% 160
Common sense 42% 32% 17% 8% 594
Science 35% 31% 24% 11% 127

Marital status among adults in Illinois by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults in Illinois who are…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 400. 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% 5% 11% 8% 20% 400
Philosophy/reason 41% 8% 8% 5% 37% 159
Common sense 46% 8% 12% 5% 29% 591
Science 39% 7% 8% 2% 43% 130

Parent of children under 18 among adults in Illinois by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults in Illinois who are…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 403. 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% 403
Philosophy/reason 26% 74% 160
Common sense 24% 76% 595
Science 31% 69% 130

BeliefsandPractices

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

% of adults in Illinois 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 = 403. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Religion 87% 10% 2% 1% < 1% 1% 403
Philosophy/reason 42% 29% 10% 2% 13% 5% 160
Common sense 54% 27% 6% < 1% 10% 3% 596
Science 39% 26% 10% 1% 21% 3% 131

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

% of adults in Illinois 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 = 403. 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% 10% 1% 1% 1% 403
Philosophy/reason 33% 33% 18% 17% < 1% 160
Common sense 37% 33% 17% 12% < 1% 596
Science 26% 36% 23% 16% < 1% 131

Attendance at religious services among adults in Illinois by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults in Illinois 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 = 403. 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% 22% 14% 1% 403
Philosophy/reason 21% 41% 37% < 1% 160
Common sense 23% 37% 39% 1% 596
Science 16% 37% 46% 1% 131

Frequency of prayer among adults in Illinois by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults in Illinois who pray…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 403. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Religion 81% 12% 2% 4% 1% 403
Philosophy/reason 28% 27% 10% 34% < 1% 160
Common sense 42% 20% 9% 28% 1% 596
Science 34% 13% 10% 43% < 1% 131

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

% of adults in Illinois 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 = 403. 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% 14% 11% 35% < 1% 403
Philosophy/reason 13% 5% 8% 73% < 1% 160
Common sense 11% 6% 8% 75% 1% 596
Science 10% 12% 4% 74% < 1% 131

Frequency of meditation among adults in Illinois by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults in Illinois 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 = 403. 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% 5% 5% 29% 2% 403
Philosophy/reason 33% 7% 6% 53% < 1% 160
Common sense 34% 9% 5% 51% 1% 596
Science 30% 8% 6% 56% 1% 131

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among adults in Illinois by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults in Illinois 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 = 403. 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 75% 12% 3% 8% 1% 403
Philosophy/reason 48% 19% 15% 18% < 1% 160
Common sense 47% 17% 10% 25% 2% 596
Science 42% 22% 9% 27% < 1% 131

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among adults in Illinois by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults in Illinois 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 = 403. 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 42% 14% 17% 24% 4% 403
Philosophy/reason 54% 15% 12% 18% < 1% 160
Common sense 41% 16% 12% 29% 1% 596
Science 44% 13% 20% 22% < 1% 131

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

% of adults in Illinois 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 = 403. 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% 47% 2% 1% 403
Philosophy/reason 25% 71% 2% 1% 160
Common sense 21% 77% 1% 1% 596
Science 15% 83% < 1% 2% 131

Frequency of reading scripture among adults in Illinois by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults in Illinois 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 = 403. 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% 10% 8% 22% 1% 403
Philosophy/reason 18% 14% 8% 59% < 1% 160
Common sense 18% 10% 11% 60% 1% 596
Science 17% 10% 10% 61% 2% 131

Interpreting scripture among adults in Illinois by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults in Illinois 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 = 403. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Religion 49% 34% 4% 6% 7% 403
Philosophy/reason 8% 26% < 1% 60% 5% 160
Common sense 18% 33% 2% 40% 7% 596
Science 19% 21% < 1% 57% 3% 131

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

% of adults in Illinois who …in heaven

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 403. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Religion 85% 7% 8% 403
Philosophy/reason 56% 35% 9% 160
Common sense 70% 23% 7% 596
Science 57% 34% 8% 131

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

% of adults in Illinois who …in hell

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 403. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Religion 76% 15% 9% 403
Philosophy/reason 37% 56% 6% 160
Common sense 53% 37% 9% 596
Science 43% 49% 8% 131

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults in Illinois by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults in Illinois who identify as…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 403. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Religion 46% 22% 32% 403
Philosophy/reason 26% 16% 58% 160
Common sense 29% 17% 54% 596
Science 22% 22% 55% 131

Political ideology among adults in Illinois by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults in Illinois who are…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 403. 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% 30% 15% 9% 403
Philosophy/reason 18% 36% 42% 4% 160
Common sense 29% 37% 28% 6% 596
Science 19% 36% 42% 3% 131

Views about size of government among adults in Illinois by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults in Illinois 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 = 403. 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% 41% 2% 3% 403
Philosophy/reason 43% 52% 2% 3% 160
Common sense 53% 41% 3% 3% 596
Science 41% 47% 5% 7% 131

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

% of adults in Illinois 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 = 403. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Religion 49% 43% 5% 2% 403
Philosophy/reason 33% 65% 2% 1% 160
Common sense 43% 53% 3% 1% 596
Science 32% 64% 2% 3% 131

Views about abortion among adults in Illinois by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults in Illinois 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 = 403. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Religion 30% 67% 3% 403
Philosophy/reason 67% 31% 2% 160
Common sense 66% 32% 2% 596
Science 73% 23% 4% 131

Views about homosexuality among adults in Illinois by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults in Illinois 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 = 403. 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% 49% 5% 5% 403
Philosophy/reason 83% 14% 3% < 1% 160
Common sense 70% 23% 3% 3% 596
Science 84% 15% < 1% 1% 131

Views about same-sex marriage among adults in Illinois by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults in Illinois who …same-sex marriage

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 403. 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% 57% 9% 403
Philosophy/reason 79% 14% 7% 160
Common sense 64% 28% 8% 596
Science 78% 17% 4% 131

Views about environmental regulation among adults in Illinois by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults in Illinois 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 = 403. 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% 51% 2% 3% 403
Philosophy/reason 27% 71% 1% 1% 160
Common sense 37% 59% 2% 2% 596
Science 30% 65% 4% 1% 131

Views about human evolution among adults in Illinois by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults in Illinois 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 = 403. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Religion 11% 31% 1% 51% 5% 403
Philosophy/reason 55% 27% 2% 15% < 1% 160
Common sense 42% 27% 3% 24% 3% 596
Science 59% 18% 3% 19% 1% 131