Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults in the West by religious group (2014) Switch to: Religious tradition among adults in the West by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults in the West who say…

Religious tradition There are clear standards for what is right and wrong Right or wrong depends on the situation Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 113. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Buddhist 20% 75% 4% < 1% 113
Catholic 28% 68% 1% 2% 1,660
Evangelical Protestant 51% 46% 2% 1% 1,819
Historically Black Protestant 39% 58% 3% < 1% 143
Jewish 23% 76% 1% < 1% 181
Mainline Protestant 32% 65% 1% 2% 1,141
Mormon 57% 41% 2% < 1% 480
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 19% 78% 2% 1% 2,388

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