Gender composition 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 gender

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

State Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 194. 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 47% 53% 194
Alaska 54% 46% 191
Arizona 48% 52% 337
Arkansas 51% 49% 122
California 48% 52% 2,288
Colorado 48% 52% 311
Connecticut 46% 54% 262
Delaware 49% 51% 176
District of Columbia 45% 55% 223
Florida 48% 52% 1,153
Georgia 52% 48% 469
Hawaii 53% 47% 213
Idaho 49% 51% 154
Illinois 47% 53% 760
Indiana 48% 52% 301
Iowa 47% 53% 164
Kansas 50% 50% 148
Kentucky 49% 51% 164
Louisiana 52% 48% 190
Maine 50% 50% 199
Maryland 44% 56% 424
Massachusetts 46% 54% 524
Michigan 50% 50% 537
Minnesota 46% 54% 303
Mississippi 43% 57% 110
Missouri 49% 51% 305
Montana 45% 55% 169
Nebraska 43% 57% 144
Nevada 52% 48% 198
New Hampshire 44% 56% 195
New Jersey 48% 52% 539
New Mexico 44% 56% 173
New York 48% 52% 1,287
North Carolina 45% 55% 525
North Dakota 49% 51% 157
Ohio 46% 54% 558
Oklahoma 48% 52% 192
Oregon 50% 50% 266
Pennsylvania 49% 51% 713
Rhode Island 46% 54% 198
South Carolina 49% 51% 219
South Dakota 46% 54% 149
Tennessee 49% 51% 267
Texas 50% 50% 1,164
Utah 50% 50% 140
Vermont 46% 54% 218
Virginia 49% 51% 502
Washington 49% 51% 437
West Virginia 52% 48% 118
Wisconsin 50% 50% 311
Wyoming 48% 52% 151

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