Sources of guidance on right and wrong among parents by marital status (2014) Switch to: Marital status among parents by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of parents who say they look to…most for guidance on right and wrong

Marital status Religion Philosophy/reason Common sense Science Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,865. 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.
Married 38% 9% 42% 9% 2% 5,865
Living with a partner 23% 10% 54% 12% 1% 610
Divorced/separated 35% 11% 43% 8% 2% 948
Widowed 49% 3% 42% 3% 3% 143
Never married 29% 7% 52% 10% 3% 782

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