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

% of whites 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 important58%6%30%3%3%12,458
Somewhat important12%13%64%8%2%6,124
Not too important3%18%64%14%1%2,988
Not at all important1%18%56%23%2%3,154
Don't know22%9%45%5%19%176
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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