Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults who believe in God with absolute certainty by religious group (2014) Switch to: Religious tradition among adults who believe in God with absolute certainty by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who believe in God with absolute certainty who say they look to…most for guidance on right and wrong

Religious tradition Religion Philosophy/reason Common sense Science Don't know Sample Size
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Catholic 36% 9% 46% 7% 3% 4,775
Evangelical Protestant 65% 4% 27% 2% 2% 7,594
Historically Black Protestant 51% 5% 38% 4% 2% 1,694
Jehovah's Witness 80% < 1% 13% 2% 4% 221
Jewish 35% 12% 44% 6% 3% 277
Mainline Protestant 39% 8% 46% 5% 2% 3,989
Mormon 70% 2% 22% 2% 4% 576
Muslim 41% 8% 36% 10% 5% 192
Orthodox Christian 39% 6% 48% 6% 1% 113
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 19% 12% 57% 8% 3% 1,805

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