Religious tradition among whites by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong (2014) Switch to: Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among whites by religious group

% of whites who are…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrongBuddhistCatholicEvangelical ProtestantHinduHistorically Black ProtestantJehovah's WitnessJewishMainline ProtestantMormonMuslimOrthodox ChristianOther ChristianOther FaithsOther World ReligionsUnaffiliated (religious "nones")Don't knowSample size
There are clear standards for what is right and wrong< 1%17%42%< 1%< 1%1%2%17%4%< 1%1%< 1%1%< 1%14%< 1%9,269
Right or wrong depends on the situation1%19%21%< 1%< 1%< 1%3%20%1%1%1%< 1%2%< 1%30%1%15,037
Neither/both equally1%15%33%< 1%1%2%3%22%3%1%< 1%1%1%< 1%17%1%371
Don't know< 1%14%35%< 1%< 1%1%2%22%< 1%2%2%1%3%< 1%18%< 1%223
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.

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