Some examples of different kinds of values include religious values, family values, material values, personal values and cultural values. These categories, though distinct, often overlap with one another. For example, a young adult may adopt some of his or her family's values, making them personal values.
Religious values usually involve a belief in a god or gods who may also be moral lawgivers. Parents establish family values and transmit them to their children, who may or may not adopt them as personal values. Different cultures have different cultural values, although many also share some of the same values as well. Material values have to do with what human beings need to survive, such as food and shelter.