Importance of religion in one's life among adults who say abortion should be illegal in all or most cases

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

Survey year Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 14,313. 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.
2014 73% 18% 5% 4% 1% 14,313
2007 74% 19% 4% 3% 1% 14,714

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Importance of religion in one's life among adults who say abortion should be illegal in all or most cases by religious group

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

Religious tradition Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 0. 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.
Catholic 72% 24% 3% 1% < 1% 3,387
Evangelical Protestant 87% 11% 1% 1% 1% 5,525
Historically Black Protestant 91% 8% 1% 1% < 1% 774
Jehovah's Witness 94% 5% < 1% < 1% 1% 185
Mainline Protestant 68% 26% 5% 1% 1% 1,975
Mormon 91% 8% < 1% < 1% < 1% 474
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 27% 28% 21% 23% 1% 1,453

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults who say abortion should be illegal in all or most cases by importance of religion

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

Importance of religion in one's life 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 10,471. 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.
Very important 18% 33% 28% 21% 10,471
Somewhat important 30% 34% 23% 13% 2,397
Not too important 36% 36% 18% 10% 605
Not at all important 39% 38% 14% 9% 479

Generational cohort among adults who say abortion should be illegal in all or most cases by importance of religion

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

Importance of religion in one's life Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 10,471. 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.
Very important 11% 12% 28% 33% 15% 2% 10,471
Somewhat important 20% 18% 26% 27% 8% 1% 2,397
Not too important 22% 23% 27% 20% 7% 1% 605
Not at all important 29% 18% 30% 17% 6% < 1% 479

Gender composition among adults who say abortion should be illegal in all or most cases by importance of religion

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

Importance of religion in one's life Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 10,702. 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.
Very important 44% 56% 10,702
Somewhat important 58% 42% 2,428
Not too important 60% 40% 611
Not at all important 70% 30% 491

Racial and ethnic composition among adults who say abortion should be illegal in all or most cases by importance of religion

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

Importance of religion in one's life White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 10,557. 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.
Very important 64% 13% 2% 17% 3% 10,557
Somewhat important 66% 6% 4% 20% 4% 2,393
Not too important 72% 6% 4% 14% 2% 602
Not at all important 61% 11% 6% 18% 4% 480

Immigrant status among adults who say abortion should be illegal in all or most cases by importance of religion

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

Importance of religion in one's life Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 10,571. 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.
Very important 16% 8% 76% 10,571
Somewhat important 17% 9% 73% 2,388
Not too important 15% 10% 75% 599
Not at all important 16% 9% 75% 475

Income distribution among adults who say abortion should be illegal in all or most cases by importance of religion

% of adults who say abortion should be illegal in all or most cases who have a household income of…

Importance of religion in one's life Less than $30,000 $30,000-$49,999 $50,000-$99,999 $100,000 or more Sample Size
Sample size = 9,102. 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.
Very important 39% 21% 26% 14% 9,102
Somewhat important 38% 21% 24% 17% 2,174
Not too important 36% 24% 26% 14% 537
Not at all important 41% 22% 20% 17% 424

Educational distribution among adults who say abortion should be illegal in all or most cases by importance of religion

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

Importance of religion in one's life High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 10,636. 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.
Very important 47% 31% 14% 8% 10,636
Somewhat important 50% 30% 14% 7% 2,419
Not too important 46% 32% 14% 7% 608
Not at all important 52% 30% 10% 7% 487

Marital status among adults who say abortion should be illegal in all or most cases by importance of religion

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

Importance of religion in one's life Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 10,662. 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.
Very important 57% 4% 12% 8% 19% 10,662
Somewhat important 44% 10% 12% 5% 29% 2,417
Not too important 41% 9% 11% 4% 36% 604
Not at all important 31% 8% 14% 4% 43% 487

Parent of children under 18 among adults who say abortion should be illegal in all or most cases by importance of religion

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

Importance of religion in one's life Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 10,658. 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.
Very important 33% 67% 10,658
Somewhat important 32% 68% 2,424
Not too important 29% 71% 605
Not at all important 28% 72% 486

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among adults who say abortion should be illegal in all or most cases by importance of religion

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

Importance of religion in one's life Believe in God; absolutely certain Believe in God; fairly certain Believe in God; not too/not at all certain Believe in God; don't know Do not believe in God Other/don't know if they believe in God Sample Size
Sample size = 10,702. 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.
Very important 90% 8% 1% 1% < 1% < 1% 10,702
Somewhat important 58% 34% 5% 1% 1% 1% 2,428
Not too important 26% 40% 18% 1% 11% 5% 611
Not at all important 29% 15% 9% 1% 41% 5% 491

Attendance at religious services among adults who say abortion should be illegal in all or most cases by importance of religion

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

Importance of religion in one's life At least once a week Once or twice a month/a few times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 10,702. 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.
Very important 67% 23% 9% < 1% 10,702
Somewhat important 18% 53% 29% < 1% 2,428
Not too important 5% 37% 58% < 1% 611
Not at all important 6% 14% 80% < 1% 491

Frequency of prayer among adults who say abortion should be illegal in all or most cases by importance of religion

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

Importance of religion in one's life At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 10,702. 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.
Very important 85% 11% 2% 2% 1% 10,702
Somewhat important 39% 30% 12% 18% 1% 2,428
Not too important 17% 12% 10% 60% < 1% 611
Not at all important 19% 9% 7% 64% 1% 491

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among adults who say abortion should be illegal in all or most cases by importance of religion

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

Importance of religion in one's life At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 10,702. 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.
Very important 48% 13% 9% 29% 1% 10,702
Somewhat important 9% 10% 9% 71% < 1% 2,428
Not too important 3% 2% 5% 89% < 1% 611
Not at all important 9% 2% 2% 87% < 1% 491

Frequency of meditation among adults who say abortion should be illegal in all or most cases by importance of religion

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

Importance of religion in one's life At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 10,702. 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.
Very important 54% 7% 3% 34% 2% 10,702
Somewhat important 26% 8% 5% 60% 1% 2,428
Not too important 19% 11% 3% 65% 2% 611
Not at all important 32% 5% 3% 59% 2% 491

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among adults who say abortion should be illegal in all or most cases by importance of religion

% of adults who say abortion should be illegal in all or most cases who feel a sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing…

Importance of religion in one's life At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 10,702. 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.
Very important 79% 11% 5% 5% 1% 10,702
Somewhat important 42% 21% 16% 20% 1% 2,428
Not too important 29% 18% 15% 38% 1% 611
Not at all important 39% 11% 7% 40% 3% 491

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among adults who say abortion should be illegal in all or most cases by importance of religion

% of adults who say abortion should be illegal in all or most cases who feel a sense of wonder about the universe…

Importance of religion in one's life At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 10,702. 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.
Very important 50% 15% 10% 22% 2% 10,702
Somewhat important 38% 16% 16% 29% 1% 2,428
Not too important 37% 15% 13% 34% 1% 611
Not at all important 46% 13% 11% 30% < 1% 491

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults who say abortion should be illegal in all or most cases by importance of religion

% of adults who say abortion should be illegal in all or most cases who say they look to…most for guidance on right and wrong

Importance of religion in one's life Religion Philosophy/reason Common sense Science Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 10,702. 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.
Very important 65% 4% 25% 3% 2% 10,702
Somewhat important 20% 12% 57% 10% 2% 2,428
Not too important 9% 15% 63% 12% 1% 611
Not at all important 6% 19% 56% 17% 2% 491

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults who say abortion should be illegal in all or most cases by importance of religion

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

Importance of religion in one's life 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
Sample size = 10,702. 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.
Very important 50% 47% 2% 1% 10,702
Somewhat important 32% 66% 1% 1% 2,428
Not too important 27% 70% 2% 1% 611
Not at all important 25% 73% 1% 1% 491

Frequency of reading scripture among adults who say abortion should be illegal in all or most cases by importance of religion

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

Importance of religion in one's life At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 10,702. 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.
Very important 66% 11% 6% 16% 1% 10,702
Somewhat important 18% 13% 12% 56% 1% 2,428
Not too important 8% 7% 5% 79% < 1% 611
Not at all important 16% 5% 5% 74% < 1% 491

Interpreting scripture among adults who say abortion should be illegal in all or most cases by importance of religion

% of adults who say abortion should be illegal in all or most cases who say the holy scripture is…

Importance of religion in one's life Word of God; should be taken literally Word of God; not everything taken literally Word of God; other/don't know Not the word of God Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 10,702. 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.
Very important 56% 30% 4% 5% 4% 10,702
Somewhat important 23% 40% 2% 27% 8% 2,428
Not too important 10% 22% 1% 60% 7% 611
Not at all important 11% 11% 1% 71% 6% 491

Belief in Heaven among adults who say abortion should be illegal in all or most cases by importance of religion

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

Importance of religion in one's life Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 10,702. 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.
Very important 89% 5% 6% 10,702
Somewhat important 83% 11% 6% 2,428
Not too important 57% 31% 12% 611
Not at all important 33% 59% 8% 491

Belief in Hell among adults who say abortion should be illegal in all or most cases by importance of religion

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

Importance of religion in one's life Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 10,702. 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.
Very important 80% 14% 7% 10,702
Somewhat important 66% 26% 8% 2,428
Not too important 44% 46% 10% 611
Not at all important 27% 66% 7% 491

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults who say abortion should be illegal in all or most cases by importance of religion

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

Importance of religion in one's life Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 10,702. 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.
Very important 53% 18% 29% 10,702
Somewhat important 48% 19% 33% 2,428
Not too important 46% 23% 31% 611
Not at all important 32% 33% 35% 491

Political ideology among adults who say abortion should be illegal in all or most cases by importance of religion

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

Importance of religion in one's life Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 10,702. 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.
Very important 58% 24% 11% 7% 10,702
Somewhat important 42% 34% 19% 5% 2,428
Not too important 34% 38% 22% 7% 611
Not at all important 26% 36% 26% 12% 491

Views about size of government among adults who say abortion should be illegal in all or most cases by importance of religion

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

Importance of religion in one's life Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 10,702. 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.
Very important 60% 35% 2% 3% 10,702
Somewhat important 57% 40% 2% 2% 2,428
Not too important 58% 37% 2% 4% 611
Not at all important 50% 42% 4% 4% 491

Views about government aid to the poor among adults who say abortion should be illegal in all or most cases by importance of religion

% of adults who say abortion should be illegal in all or most cases who say government aid to the poor…

Importance of religion in one's life Does more harm than good Does more good than harm Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 10,702. 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.
Very important 55% 38% 4% 2% 10,702
Somewhat important 54% 41% 3% 2% 2,428
Not too important 54% 41% 2% 2% 611
Not at all important 45% 48% 5% 1% 491

Views about homosexuality among adults who say abortion should be illegal in all or most cases by importance of religion

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

Importance of religion in one's life Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 10,702. 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.
Very important 33% 58% 5% 4% 10,702
Somewhat important 63% 30% 4% 3% 2,428
Not too important 69% 24% 3% 5% 611
Not at all important 68% 23% 7% 2% 491

Views about same-sex marriage among adults who say abortion should be illegal in all or most cases by importance of religion

% of adults who say abortion should be illegal in all or most cases who …same-sex marriage

Importance of religion in one's life Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 10,702. 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.
Very important 23% 70% 7% 10,702
Somewhat important 51% 42% 7% 2,428
Not too important 60% 34% 7% 611
Not at all important 63% 28% 9% 491

Views about environmental regulation among adults who say abortion should be illegal in all or most cases by importance of religion

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

Importance of religion in one's life Stricter environmental laws and regulations cost too many jobs and hurt the economy Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 10,702. 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.
Very important 50% 44% 3% 4% 10,702
Somewhat important 48% 47% 2% 3% 2,428
Not too important 45% 51% 1% 3% 611
Not at all important 40% 55% 2% 3% 491

Views about human evolution among adults who say abortion should be illegal in all or most cases by importance of religion

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

Importance of religion in one's life Evolved; due to natural processes Evolved; due to God's design Evolved; don't know how Always existed in present form Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 10,702. 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.
Very important 10% 25% 3% 57% 6% 10,702
Somewhat important 29% 32% 4% 31% 3% 2,428
Not too important 47% 18% 6% 25% 4% 611
Not at all important 53% 13% 3% 27% 3% 491