Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults in Texas

% of adults in Texas 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 = 2,535. 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 41% 9% 39% 9% 2% 2,535
2007 35% 9% 46% 5% 5% 2,266

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

% of adults in Texas 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 34% 8% 42% 14% 3% 540
Evangelical Protestant 64% 5% 26% 3% 2% 821
Historically Black Protestant 54% 6% 33% 6% 2% 150
Mainline Protestant 32% 14% 46% 6% 1% 391
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 10% 15% 56% 17% 2% 423

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DemographicInformation

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

% of adults in Texas who are ages…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 1,021. 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% 37% 29% 18% 1,021
Philosophy/reason 36% 32% 23% 8% 249
Common sense 28% 37% 22% 14% 934
Science 33% 41% 16% 11% 215

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

% of adults in Texas who are…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 1,021. 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% 13% 31% 32% 13% 2% 1,021
Philosophy/reason 26% 19% 24% 25% 6% 1% 249
Common sense 17% 19% 29% 25% 10% 1% 934
Science 22% 22% 30% 19% 7% 1% 215

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

% of adults in Texas who are…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 1,052. 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% 57% 1,052
Philosophy/reason 57% 43% 251
Common sense 51% 49% 953
Science 58% 42% 220

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

% of adults in Texas who identify as…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 1,037. 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% 14% 1% 31% 3% 1,037
Philosophy/reason 54% 8% 2% 32% 4% 249
Common sense 48% 10% 3% 34% 5% 941
Science 36% 7% 3% 49% 4% 219

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

% of adults in Texas who are…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 1,040. 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 21% 8% 71% 1,040
Philosophy/reason 17% 16% 67% 249
Common sense 19% 14% 67% 936
Science 35% 13% 51% 218

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

% of adults in Texas 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 = 908. 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% 19% 24% 18% 908
Philosophy/reason 36% 17% 23% 24% 230
Common sense 37% 18% 27% 17% 822
Science 38% 22% 21% 19% 199

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

% of adults in Texas who have completed…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 1,046. 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% 31% 18% 8% 1,046
Philosophy/reason 32% 31% 22% 15% 251
Common sense 45% 33% 14% 8% 947
Science 42% 28% 18% 11% 219

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

% of adults in Texas who are…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 1,046. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Religion 55% 5% 14% 8% 18% 1,046
Philosophy/reason 43% 7% 14% 4% 31% 251
Common sense 48% 8% 14% 5% 25% 948
Science 41% 11% 15% 4% 30% 220

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

% of adults in Texas who are…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 1,043. 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% 1,043
Philosophy/reason 28% 72% 251
Common sense 36% 64% 949
Science 38% 62% 219

BeliefsandPractices

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

% of adults in Texas 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 = 1,052. 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% 1% 1,052
Philosophy/reason 48% 24% 13% < 1% 12% 3% 251
Common sense 62% 23% 4% 1% 8% 2% 953
Science 38% 30% 11% 1% 19% 1% 220

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

% of adults in Texas 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 = 1,052. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Religion 90% 9% 1% 1% < 1% 1,052
Philosophy/reason 38% 34% 14% 13% < 1% 251
Common sense 47% 32% 10% 11% < 1% 953
Science 31% 35% 11% 22% 1% 220

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

% of adults in Texas 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 = 1,052. 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% 24% 10% < 1% 1,052
Philosophy/reason 23% 42% 34% 1% 251
Common sense 26% 39% 35% < 1% 953
Science 22% 37% 41% 1% 220

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

% of adults in Texas who pray…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,052. 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 84% 11% 2% 3% 1% 1,052
Philosophy/reason 46% 17% 7% 30% < 1% 251
Common sense 51% 18% 7% 23% 1% 953
Science 32% 19% 7% 41% 1% 220

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

% of adults in Texas 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 = 1,052. 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% 15% 9% 28% 1% 1,052
Philosophy/reason 14% 12% 8% 65% < 1% 251
Common sense 18% 8% 8% 65% < 1% 953
Science 16% 11% 7% 65% 1% 220

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

% of adults in Texas 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 = 1,052. 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% 8% 3% 30% 3% 1,052
Philosophy/reason 46% 8% 6% 40% 1% 251
Common sense 38% 7% 5% 49% 1% 953
Science 37% 9% 2% 51% 2% 220

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

% of adults in Texas 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 = 1,052. 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 78% 10% 6% 5% 2% 1,052
Philosophy/reason 52% 15% 12% 19% 2% 251
Common sense 54% 16% 11% 17% 2% 953
Science 47% 14% 13% 24% 2% 220

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

% of adults in Texas 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 = 1,052. 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% 16% 11% 21% 3% 1,052
Philosophy/reason 58% 14% 12% 14% 2% 251
Common sense 44% 17% 12% 26% 1% 953
Science 45% 16% 13% 24% 2% 220

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

% of adults in Texas 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 = 1,052. 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% 50% 2% 1% 1,052
Philosophy/reason 23% 73% 3% < 1% 251
Common sense 27% 70% 2% 1% 953
Science 22% 76% < 1% 2% 220

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

% of adults in Texas 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 = 1,052. 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 67% 12% 5% 15% 1% 1,052
Philosophy/reason 24% 16% 11% 50% < 1% 251
Common sense 27% 11% 11% 51% 1% 953
Science 18% 9% 8% 64% 2% 220

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

% of adults in Texas 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 = 1,052. 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% 28% 3% 4% 5% 1,052
Philosophy/reason 17% 24% 1% 50% 8% 251
Common sense 27% 27% 2% 37% 8% 953
Science 21% 22% 1% 51% 5% 220

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

% of adults in Texas who …in heaven

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,052. 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 89% 6% 6% 1,052
Philosophy/reason 59% 29% 12% 251
Common sense 72% 20% 8% 953
Science 60% 35% 5% 220

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

% of adults in Texas who …in hell

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,052. 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% 13% 6% 1,052
Philosophy/reason 42% 47% 10% 251
Common sense 57% 34% 9% 953
Science 46% 49% 5% 220

SocialandPoliticalViews

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

% of adults in Texas who identify as…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 1,052. 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% 19% 32% 1,052
Philosophy/reason 29% 21% 50% 251
Common sense 37% 21% 42% 953
Science 26% 27% 48% 220

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

% of adults in Texas who are…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,052. 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 53% 25% 15% 8% 1,052
Philosophy/reason 25% 45% 27% 3% 251
Common sense 32% 35% 25% 8% 953
Science 23% 40% 33% 4% 220

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

% of adults in Texas 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 = 1,052. 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% 42% 3% 3% 1,052
Philosophy/reason 47% 47% 4% 2% 251
Common sense 45% 47% 3% 4% 953
Science 39% 55% 3% 4% 220

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

% of adults in Texas 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 = 1,052. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Religion 51% 43% 3% 3% 1,052
Philosophy/reason 37% 60% 2% 1% 251
Common sense 46% 46% 5% 3% 953
Science 43% 52% 4% 1% 220

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

% of adults in Texas 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 = 1,052. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Religion 26% 71% 3% 1,052
Philosophy/reason 62% 34% 3% 251
Common sense 56% 38% 6% 953
Science 65% 32% 3% 220

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

% of adults in Texas 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 = 1,052. 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% 57% 4% 5% 1,052
Philosophy/reason 73% 19% 7% 1% 251
Common sense 70% 23% 4% 3% 953
Science 77% 18% 2% 4% 220

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

% of adults in Texas who …same-sex marriage

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,052. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Religion 26% 68% 6% 1,052
Philosophy/reason 68% 27% 4% 251
Common sense 58% 32% 11% 953
Science 66% 30% 4% 220

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

% of adults in Texas 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 = 1,052. 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% 50% 3% 4% 1,052
Philosophy/reason 29% 67% 2% 1% 251
Common sense 37% 57% 2% 4% 953
Science 34% 65% < 1% 1% 220

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

% of adults in Texas 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 = 1,052. 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% 27% 2% 56% 5% 1,052
Philosophy/reason 46% 24% 5% 23% 2% 251
Common sense 35% 28% 5% 28% 5% 953
Science 50% 19% 3% 25% 2% 220