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

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

Religious traditionReligionPhilosophy/reasonCommon senseScienceDon't knowSample size
Evangelical Protestant63%4%28%3%2%4,532
Historically Black Protestant49%6%39%4%2%1,098
Jehovah's Witness80%< 1%14%3%3%158
Mainline Protestant33%10%49%6%3%3,305
Unaffiliated (religious "nones")8%16%59%15%2%3,085
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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