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State Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 147. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. 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.
Alabama 84% 11% 5% 147
Arizona 91% 8% 1% 183
California 88% 8% 4% 855
Colorado 84% 11% 5% 127
Florida 84% 10% 6% 524
Georgia 92% 5% 3% 266
Idaho 98% 2% < 1% 106
Illinois 89% 6% 5% 400
Indiana 88% 3% 9% 186
Iowa 90% 6% 4% 119
Kansas 92% 4% 4% 105
Kentucky 93% 1% 6% 104
Louisiana 90% 7% 4% 129
Maryland 89% 7% 4% 177
Massachusetts 85% 11% 4% 154
Michigan 89% 7% 4% 283
Minnesota 92% 4% 4% 161
Missouri 89% 9% 2% 181
Nebraska 95% 3% 1% 106
New Jersey 89% 5% 7% 266
New York 88% 7% 5% 507
North Carolina 93% 3% 4% 262
North Dakota 96% 4% < 1% 122
Ohio 89% 7% 4% 366
Oklahoma 95% 3% 1% 100
Oregon 90% 6% 4% 108
Pennsylvania 88% 7% 4% 401
South Carolina 94% 2% 4% 127
South Dakota 95% 2% 3% 114
Tennessee 88% 6% 6% 160
Texas 90% 6% 4% 704
Utah 97% 1% 2% 126
Virginia 90% 7% 4% 231
Washington 87% 7% 7% 186
Wisconsin 87% 6% 7% 180

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