Views about human evolution among adults in the West by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong (2014) Switch to: Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults in the West by views about human evolution

% of adults in the West who say humans…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Evolved; due to natural processes Evolved; due to God's design Evolved; don't know how Always existed in present form Don't know Sample Size
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There are clear standards for what is right and wrong 24% 25% 3% 44% 3% 2,918
Right or wrong depends on the situation 46% 22% 5% 23% 4% 5,329
Neither/both equally 23% 18% 15% 30% 14% 144
Don't know 23% 17% 9% 27% 23% 107

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