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

% of blacks 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 important53%5%36%4%2%2,568
Somewhat important14%12%65%8%1%518
Not too important7%15%66%11%< 1%153
Not at all important6%16%57%19%1%129
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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