Views about abortion by metro area (2014) Switch to: Metro area by views about abortion

% of adults who say abortion should be…

Metro area Legal in all/most cases Illegal in all/most cases Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 510. 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.
Atlanta Metro Area 53% 44% 3% 510
Baltimore Metro Area 53% 44% 3% 250
Boston Metro Area 75% 20% 4% 498
Chicago Metro Area 61% 35% 3% 867
Dallas/Fort Worth Metro Area 49% 47% 4% 659
Detroit Metro Area 60% 37% 3% 374
Houston Metro Area 45% 49% 5% 514
Los Angeles Metro Area 60% 36% 4% 1,076
Miami Metro Area 59% 36% 5% 483
Minneapolis/St. Paul Metro Area 55% 41% 3% 342
New York City Metro Area 63% 33% 4% 1,786
Philadelphia Metro Area 64% 32% 4% 722
Phoenix Metro Area 51% 46% 3% 397
Pittsburgh Metro Area 51% 41% 7% 252
Providence Metro Area 64% 31% 5% 351
Riverside, CA Metro Area 49% 46% 5% 373
San Diego Metro Area 56% 36% 8% 321
San Francisco Metro Area 71% 26% 3% 485
Seattle Metro Area 65% 30% 4% 333
St. Louis Metro Area 49% 46% 5% 274
Tampa Metro Area 59% 36% 5% 320
Washington, DC Metro Area 69% 27% 4% 913

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