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

% of blacks 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 = 1,090. 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 47% 5% 41% 4% 2% 1,090
Living with a partner 32% 6% 54% 7% 1% 185
Divorced/separated 50% 6% 38% 4% 2% 636
Widowed 46% 4% 46% 3% 1% 308
Never married 38% 10% 43% 6% 2% 1,162

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