Sources of guidance on right and wrong among Catholics by views about human evolution (2014) Switch to: Views about human evolution among Catholics by sources of guidance on right and wrong

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

Views about human evolutionReligionPhilosophy/reasonCommon senseScienceDon't knowSample size
Evolved; due to natural processes16%13%55%16%1%2,167
Evolved; due to God's design34%10%47%7%2%2,402
Evolved; don't know how24%10%46%9%10%350
Always existed in present form39%7%44%8%1%1,959
Don't know38%4%40%4%13%324
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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