Religious tradition among adults in Generation X by sources of guidance on right and wrong (2014) Switch to: Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults in Generation X by religious group

% of adults in Generation X who are…

Sources of guidance on right and wrongBuddhistCatholicEvangelical ProtestantHinduHistorically Black ProtestantJehovah's WitnessJewishMainline ProtestantMormonMuslimOrthodox ChristianOther ChristianOther FaithsOther World ReligionsUnaffiliated (religious "nones")Don't knowSample size
Religion< 1%19%45%< 1%11%2%1%11%3%1%< 1%< 1%1%< 1%5%< 1%2,316
Philosophy/reason2%21%13%1%3%< 1%3%15%< 1%< 1%1%< 1%3%1%35%1%821
Common sense1%22%17%1%6%< 1%2%15%1%1%1%< 1%2%< 1%31%1%3,205
Science1%25%9%3%4%< 1%3%8%1%1%1%1%3%< 1%39%< 1%776
Don't know1%20%25%< 1%9%1%1%13%1%1%1%< 1%1%2%21%2%185
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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