Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults in New York

% of adults in New York 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 = 1,966. 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 25% 14% 49% 9% 3% 1,966
2007 22% 10% 57% 7% 4% 1,933

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

% of adults in New York 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% 11% 52% 8% 3% 635
Evangelical Protestant 63% 8% 25% 1% 3% 182
Jewish 21% 19% 48% 9% 3% 166
Mainline Protestant 23% 10% 61% 4% 3% 256
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 5% 23% 54% 15% 3% 470

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DemographicInformation

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

% of adults in New York who are ages…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 483. 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 17% 32% 31% 21% 483
Philosophy/reason 32% 36% 18% 15% 270
Common sense 21% 34% 26% 18% 912
Science 32% 34% 23% 11% 182

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

% of adults in New York who are…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 483. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Religion 9% 11% 28% 35% 14% 2% 483
Philosophy/reason 21% 20% 26% 21% 10% 2% 270
Common sense 14% 15% 27% 32% 11% 1% 912
Science 21% 18% 26% 27% 7% < 1% 182

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

% of adults in New York who are…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 496. 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% 65% 496
Philosophy/reason 54% 46% 275
Common sense 48% 52% 935
Science 61% 39% 188

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

% of adults in New York who identify as…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 488. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Religion 51% 19% 5% 20% 5% 488
Philosophy/reason 64% 10% 8% 16% 2% 273
Common sense 64% 14% 5% 14% 4% 921
Science 57% 7% 7% 25% 4% 182

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

% of adults in New York who are…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 482. 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% 18% 50% 482
Philosophy/reason 19% 29% 53% 274
Common sense 21% 14% 65% 915
Science 34% 16% 50% 187

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

% of adults in New York 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 = 401. 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% 16% 28% 15% 401
Philosophy/reason 31% 17% 28% 24% 242
Common sense 32% 20% 28% 20% 792
Science 31% 16% 28% 26% 163

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

% of adults in New York who have completed…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 493. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Religion 48% 24% 17% 11% 493
Philosophy/reason 26% 29% 25% 19% 273
Common sense 41% 31% 17% 11% 932
Science 35% 22% 25% 17% 185

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

% of adults in New York who are…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 493. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Religion 50% 2% 12% 8% 27% 493
Philosophy/reason 37% 10% 10% 5% 38% 274
Common sense 43% 9% 10% 7% 31% 931
Science 45% 7% 9% 4% 35% 187

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

% of adults in New York who are…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 492. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Religion 29% 71% 492
Philosophy/reason 23% 77% 275
Common sense 24% 76% 935
Science 28% 72% 188

BeliefsandPractices

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

% of adults in New York 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 = 496. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Religion 82% 14% 1% 1% 1% < 1% 496
Philosophy/reason 41% 19% 16% 1% 20% 3% 275
Common sense 52% 24% 8% 1% 12% 3% 935
Science 26% 25% 11% 1% 33% 5% 188

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

% of adults in New York 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 = 496. 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% 496
Philosophy/reason 31% 27% 16% 24% 2% 275
Common sense 33% 35% 16% 16% 1% 935
Science 21% 30% 16% 33% 1% 188

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

% of adults in New York 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 = 496. 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 66% 25% 9% 1% 496
Philosophy/reason 19% 35% 46% < 1% 275
Common sense 18% 39% 43% < 1% 935
Science 13% 31% 55% 1% 188

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

% of adults in New York who pray…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 496. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Religion 82% 11% 2% 5% < 1% 496
Philosophy/reason 31% 21% 5% 42% < 1% 275
Common sense 41% 15% 10% 34% 1% 935
Science 21% 17% 7% 55% < 1% 188

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

% of adults in New York 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 = 496. 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% 11% 6% 36% 1% 496
Philosophy/reason 8% 10% 8% 73% 1% 275
Common sense 9% 5% 6% 78% 1% 935
Science 6% 7% 8% 79% < 1% 188

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

% of adults in New York 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 = 496. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Religion 56% 6% 3% 33% 3% 496
Philosophy/reason 38% 16% 5% 40% 1% 275
Common sense 33% 9% 6% 50% 2% 935
Science 24% 8% 8% 58% 3% 188

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

% of adults in New York 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 = 496. 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 71% 15% 5% 7% 2% 496
Philosophy/reason 47% 21% 8% 22% 2% 275
Common sense 45% 16% 13% 25% 1% 935
Science 41% 14% 16% 26% 2% 188

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

% of adults in New York 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 = 496. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Religion 51% 15% 9% 22% 2% 496
Philosophy/reason 56% 15% 12% 16% 2% 275
Common sense 43% 15% 15% 26% 1% 935
Science 47% 17% 13% 23% < 1% 188

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

% of adults in New York 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 = 496. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Religion 44% 53% 1% 2% 496
Philosophy/reason 21% 76% 3% 1% 275
Common sense 19% 79% 1% 1% 935
Science 20% 77% 1% 1% 188

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

% of adults in New York 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 = 496. 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 60% 9% 9% 20% 2% 496
Philosophy/reason 17% 10% 8% 63% 1% 275
Common sense 17% 8% 9% 65% 1% 935
Science 11% 3% 9% 77% < 1% 188

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

% of adults in New York 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 = 496. 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% 34% 4% 10% 5% 496
Philosophy/reason 16% 16% 1% 62% 5% 275
Common sense 16% 23% 2% 50% 9% 935
Science 16% 14% < 1% 64% 6% 188

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

% of adults in New York who …in heaven

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 496. 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% 7% 7% 496
Philosophy/reason 53% 42% 5% 275
Common sense 66% 26% 8% 935
Science 42% 55% 3% 188

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

% of adults in New York who …in hell

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 496. 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 69% 21% 10% 496
Philosophy/reason 40% 56% 4% 275
Common sense 45% 45% 10% 935
Science 31% 63% 6% 188

SocialandPoliticalViews

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

% of adults in New York who identify as…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 496. 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% 20% 42% 496
Philosophy/reason 22% 17% 62% 275
Common sense 26% 20% 54% 935
Science 20% 17% 63% 188

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

% of adults in New York who are…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 496. 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% 30% 18% 8% 496
Philosophy/reason 14% 33% 50% 3% 275
Common sense 26% 38% 30% 6% 935
Science 22% 29% 44% 5% 188

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

% of adults in New York 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 = 496. 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% 54% 3% 4% 496
Philosophy/reason 33% 59% 4% 4% 275
Common sense 45% 50% 3% 2% 935
Science 35% 62% 1% 2% 188

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

% of adults in New York 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 = 496. 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% 51% 5% 2% 496
Philosophy/reason 25% 70% 5% 1% 275
Common sense 42% 52% 5% 1% 935
Science 31% 65% 2% 2% 188

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

% of adults in New York 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 = 496. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Religion 38% 57% 5% 496
Philosophy/reason 72% 26% 3% 275
Common sense 74% 23% 3% 935
Science 69% 27% 4% 188

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

% of adults in New York 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 = 496. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Religion 43% 46% 6% 5% 496
Philosophy/reason 86% 10% 3% 1% 275
Common sense 78% 16% 3% 3% 935
Science 78% 17% 3% 2% 188

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

% of adults in New York who …same-sex marriage

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 496. 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% 58% 10% 496
Philosophy/reason 80% 17% 3% 275
Common sense 71% 22% 7% 935
Science 73% 21% 6% 188

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

% of adults in New York 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 = 496. 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% 53% 2% 5% 496
Philosophy/reason 20% 77% 2% 2% 275
Common sense 31% 65% 2% 2% 935
Science 21% 72% 2% 4% 188

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

% of adults in New York 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 = 496. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Religion 10% 30% 5% 49% 6% 496
Philosophy/reason 54% 19% 4% 21% 2% 275
Common sense 44% 23% 5% 25% 3% 935
Science 65% 15% 1% 17% 2% 188