Region among adults who would rather have a bigger government with more 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 bigger government with more services by region

% of adults who would rather have a bigger government with more services who are in…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Northeast South Midwest West Sample Size
Sample size = 3,679. 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 16% 46% 16% 22% 3,679
Philosophy/reason 22% 32% 19% 28% 1,799
Common sense 21% 35% 20% 24% 5,851
Science 23% 31% 18% 28% 1,696
Don't know 15% 29% 20% 35% 314

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