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

% of whites 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%16%54%< 1%< 1%1%1%17%4%1%< 1%< 1%< 1%< 1%3%< 1%8,122
Philosophy/reason1%17%12%< 1%< 1%< 1%4%19%1%< 1%1%1%4%< 1%39%1%2,824
Common sense< 1%21%19%< 1%< 1%< 1%3%22%1%< 1%1%< 1%2%< 1%30%1%11,053
Science1%16%10%< 1%< 1%< 1%5%14%1%1%1%< 1%3%< 1%47%1%2,194
Don't know2%17%28%< 1%< 1%2%4%20%2%1%1%1%2%1%18%2%707
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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