Importance of religion in one's life among 30-49 year olds by sources of guidance on right and wrong (2014) Switch to: Sources of guidance on right and wrong among 30-49 year olds by importance of religion

% of 30-49 year olds who say religion is…

Sources of guidance on right and wrongVery importantSomewhat importantNot too importantNot at all importantDon't knowSample size
Religion88%10%1%1%< 1%2,848
Philosophy/reason30%33%18%18%< 1%1,064
Common sense35%34%16%15%1%4,056
Science27%29%15%28%< 1%988
Don't know61%18%6%9%7%222
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