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

% of adults who say abortion should be legal 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 35% 63% 2% < 1% 194
Alaska 25% 74% 1% < 1% 191
Arizona 33% 63% 2% 2% 337
Arkansas 24% 73% 3% < 1% 122
California 23% 75% 1% 1% 2,288
Colorado 25% 72% 2% 1% 311
Connecticut 27% 73% < 1% < 1% 262
Delaware 18% 82% < 1% < 1% 176
District of Columbia 14% 82% 2% 1% 223
Florida 25% 73% 1% 1% 1,153
Georgia 25% 74% 1% < 1% 469
Hawaii 21% 79% < 1% < 1% 213
Idaho 32% 67% 1% < 1% 154
Illinois 22% 77% 1% < 1% 760
Indiana 23% 76% 1% 1% 301
Iowa 22% 78% < 1% < 1% 164
Kansas 25% 75% < 1% < 1% 148
Kentucky 25% 74% < 1% 1% 164
Louisiana 30% 66% 2% 2% 190
Maine 20% 79% 1% < 1% 199
Maryland 24% 74% 1% 1% 424
Massachusetts 20% 77% 2% 1% 524
Michigan 30% 69% 1% < 1% 537
Minnesota 20% 79% 1% < 1% 303
Mississippi 24% 76% < 1% < 1% 110
Missouri 28% 71% 1% < 1% 305
Montana 28% 69% 2% < 1% 169
Nebraska 25% 75% < 1% < 1% 144
Nevada 20% 78% 2% 1% 198
New Hampshire 24% 74% 2% < 1% 195
New Jersey 21% 77% 1% 1% 539
New Mexico 28% 70% 1% 1% 173
New York 21% 77% 1% 1% 1,287
North Carolina 30% 69% 1% < 1% 525
North Dakota 21% 79% < 1% < 1% 157
Ohio 23% 77% < 1% < 1% 558
Oklahoma 22% 76% 1% 1% 192
Oregon 25% 74% 1% < 1% 266
Pennsylvania 26% 73% 1% < 1% 713
Rhode Island 24% 71% 3% 2% 198
South Carolina 25% 72% 3% < 1% 219
South Dakota 23% 77% 1% < 1% 149
Tennessee 27% 70% 1% 2% 267
Texas 26% 71% 2% 1% 1,164
Utah 19% 79% 2% < 1% 140
Vermont 21% 78% 1% 1% 218
Virginia 26% 72% 1% 1% 502
Washington 22% 77% 1% < 1% 437
West Virginia 27% 73% < 1% < 1% 118
Wisconsin 21% 78% 1% < 1% 311
Wyoming 25% 73% 1% 1% 151

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