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

% of Christians who say they look to…most for guidance on right and wrong

Belief in GodReligionPhilosophy/reasonCommon senseScienceDon't knowSample size
Believe in God; absolutely certain51%6%36%4%3%19,082
Believe in God; fairly certain20%12%55%11%2%4,569
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain8%16%59%17%1%721
Believe in God; don't know25%9%49%6%11%191
Do not believe in God5%12%56%25%1%265
Other/don't know if they believe in God16%17%52%8%6%220
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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