Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults who say abortion should be illegal in all or most cases by state (2014) Switch to: State among adults who say abortion should be illegal in all or most cases by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who say abortion should be illegal in all or most cases who say…

State There are clear standards for what is right and wrong Right or wrong depends on the situation Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
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Alabama 48% 51% 1% < 1% 293
Alaska 55% 38% 3% 4% 108
Arizona 45% 48% 2% 5% 288
Arkansas 48% 51% < 1% < 1% 179
California 38% 58% 2% 2% 1,231
Colorado 57% 39% 1% 2% 174
Connecticut 38% 59% 3% < 1% 100
Delaware 48% 50% 1% 2% 108
Florida 42% 56% 2% 1% 767
Georgia 51% 46% 1% 1% 459
Idaho 50% 50% 1% < 1% 155
Illinois 40% 57% 2% 1% 525
Indiana 44% 54% 2% < 1% 318
Iowa 43% 55% 2% < 1% 157
Kansas 50% 50% < 1% < 1% 154
Kentucky 44% 50% 4% 1% 244
Louisiana 44% 55% 1% 1% 251
Maryland 42% 57% 1% < 1% 194
Massachusetts 40% 57% 2% 1% 148
Michigan 44% 53% 2% 2% 406
Minnesota 46% 53% 1% 1% 243
Mississippi 49% 49% 1% 1% 181
Missouri 45% 54% 1% < 1% 309
Montana 58% 41% 1% 1% 130
Nebraska 57% 43% < 1% < 1% 154
Nevada 51% 48% < 1% < 1% 105
New Jersey 39% 58% 1% 1% 303
New Mexico 42% 50% 4% 4% 126
New York 36% 62% 1% 1% 596
North Carolina 44% 53% 2% 2% 441
North Dakota 52% 46% < 1% 2% 172
Ohio 44% 54% 2% < 1% 523
Oklahoma 44% 53% 2% 1% 180
Oregon 56% 42% 1% 1% 140
Pennsylvania 48% 51% 1% 1% 581
South Carolina 51% 46% 1% 2% 246
South Dakota 56% 41% 2% 1% 145
Tennessee 52% 46% 2% < 1% 363
Texas 42% 54% 2% 1% 1,257
Utah 59% 38% 2% < 1% 169
Virginia 51% 47% < 1% 2% 346
Washington 53% 44% 2% 1% 243
West Virginia 52% 43% 3% 1% 173
Wisconsin 41% 58% 1% 1% 270
Wyoming 60% 38% < 1% 1% 153

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