Belief in God among moderates by sources of guidance on right and wrong (2014) Switch to: Sources of guidance on right and wrong among moderates by belief in God

% of moderates who say they…

Sources of guidance on right and wrongBelieve in God; absolutely certainBelieve in God; fairly certainBelieve in God; not too/not at all certainBelieve in God; don't knowDo not believe in GodOther/don't know if they believe in GodSample size
Religion89%10%1%< 1%< 1%< 1%3,067
Philosophy/reason42%29%11%< 1%13%4%1,381
Common sense52%28%7%1%9%3%5,763
Science32%28%10%< 1%26%3%1,119
Don't know64%20%4%3%3%5%323
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