Sources of guidance on right and wrong among whites by religious group (2014) Switch to: Religious tradition among whites by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of whites 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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Buddhist 3% 31% 33% 22% 11% 141
Catholic 28% 10% 53% 7% 2% 4,827
Evangelical Protestant 60% 4% 30% 3% 2% 6,633
Jewish 16% 16% 50% 15% 4% 782
Mainline Protestant 29% 11% 52% 6% 3% 5,322
Mormon 67% 4% 23% 4% 3% 575
Orthodox Christian 25% 14% 50% 8% 3% 153
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 5% 18% 59% 16% 2% 5,490

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