Importance of religion in one's life among adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services by sources of guidance on right and wrong (2014) Switch to: Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services by importance of religion

% of adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services 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 = 7,323. 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% 9% 1% < 1% 1% 7,323
Philosophy/reason 30% 34% 19% 17% < 1% 1,807
Common sense 35% 35% 16% 13% 1% 8,285
Science 22% 29% 19% 30% 1% 1,327
Don't know 64% 20% 6% 5% 4% 444

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