U.S. Religious Landscape Survey - Alaska and Hawaii Dataset

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Q10D

(Percentages are weighted by WEIGHT; Total Ns reported are unweighted)

When it comes to questions of right and wrong, which of the following do you look to most for guidance? Would you say . . .
  1) Religious teachings and beliefs
  2) Philosophy and reason
  3) Practical experience and common sense
  4) Scientific information
  9) Don't know/Refused (Vol.)

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Religious teachings and beliefs 20.2% 20.2%
Philosophy and reason 12.4% 32.6%
Practical experience and common sense 56.2% 88.8%
Scientific information 7.6% 96.4%
Don't know/Refused (Vol.) 3.6% 100%
Total N = 401

Variable Comparisons

Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Religious teachings and beliefs 20.6% 20.1% 20.3%
Philosophy and reason 13.6% 11.0% 12.3%
Practical experience and common sense 51.8% 60.5% 56.2%
Scientific information 8.7% 6.5% 7.6%
Don't know/Refused (Vol.) 5.3% 1.9% 3.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
401


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent TOTAL
Religious teachings and beliefs 28.9% 9.3% 25.3% 20.5%
Philosophy and reason 13.7% 10.4% 15.3% 13.1%
Practical experience and common sense 47.4% 67.3% 52.1% 56.4%
Scientific information 7.4% 8.9% 3.8% 6.6%
Don't know/Refused (Vol.) 2.6% 4.1% 3.5% 3.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
363



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