Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among independents and those who don't lean to either party by sources of guidance on right and wrong (2014) Switch to: Sources of guidance on right and wrong among independents and those who don't lean to either party by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of independents and those who don't lean to either party 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 = 1,786. 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% 54% 2% 2% 1,786
Philosophy/reason 19% 77% 3% 1% 544
Common sense 24% 73% 2% 1% 2,555
Science 22% 75% 1% 2% 471
Don't know 31% 50% 10% 9% 302

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