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

% of men who say…

Religious traditionThere are clear standards for what is right and wrongRight or wrong depends on the situationNeither/both equallyDon't knowSample size
Buddhist16%78%6%< 1%138
Evangelical Protestant53%44%2%1%4,061
Historically Black Protestant33%65%2%1%818
Jewish21%76%3%< 1%428
Mainline Protestant36%61%2%1%2,778
Mormon59%39%3%< 1%347
Orthodox Christian36%61%< 1%4%106
Unaffiliated (religious "nones")22%75%1%1%4,471
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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