Sources of guidance on right and wrong among independents and those who don't lean to either party by views about human evolution (2014) Switch to: Views about human evolution among independents and those who don't lean to either party by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of independents and those who don't lean to either party who say they look to…most for guidance on right and wrong

Views about human evolution Religion Philosophy/reason Common sense Science Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,659. 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.
Evolved; due to natural processes 11% 15% 56% 16% 3% 1,659
Evolved; due to God's design 36% 9% 46% 6% 3% 1,329
Evolved; don't know how 17% 11% 52% 8% 12% 369
Always existed in present form 49% 5% 37% 5% 3% 1,861
Don't know 33% 7% 43% 3% 14% 440

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