Sources of guidance on right and wrong among baby Boomers by importance of religion (2014) Switch to: Importance of religion in one's life among baby Boomers by sources of guidance on right and wrong

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

Importance of religion in one's lifeReligionPhilosophy/reasonCommon senseScienceDon't knowSample size
Very important57%5%32%4%3%7,361
Somewhat important16%11%62%9%2%3,086
Not too important4%17%65%12%2%1,233
Not at all important3%18%57%20%2%1,269
Don't know23%7%41%7%23%100
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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