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

% of adults who say abortion should be legal 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 = 19,212. 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 37% 30% 16% 17% 1% 19,212
2007 41% 33% 14% 11% 1% 18,565

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

% of adults who say abortion should be legal 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 = 228. 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.
Buddhist 33% 38% 16% 11% 3% 228
Catholic 43% 41% 12% 4% < 1% 3,463
Evangelical Protestant 64% 30% 4% 1% 1% 2,735
Hindu 21% 54% 19% 6% < 1% 143
Historically Black Protestant 81% 16% 2% 1% < 1% 1,010
Jewish 28% 39% 23% 10% < 1% 734
Mainline Protestant 44% 40% 13% 3% < 1% 3,816
Mormon 64% 23% 10% 3% < 1% 171
Muslim 52% 35% 11% 2% < 1% 131
Orthodox Christian 41% 42% 12% 5% < 1% 102
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 8% 19% 28% 45% 1% 5,823

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DemographicInformation

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

% of adults who say abortion should be legal 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 = 6,931. 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 15% 33% 31% 21% 6,931
Somewhat important 24% 36% 26% 14% 5,454
Not too important 32% 35% 21% 11% 3,034
Not at all important 31% 36% 20% 13% 3,318
Don't know 15% 24% 31% 29% 121

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

% of adults who say abortion should be legal 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 = 6,931. 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 9% 12% 28% 37% 14% 1% 6,931
Somewhat important 15% 15% 29% 31% 8% 1% 5,454
Not too important 21% 18% 28% 26% 6% 1% 3,034
Not at all important 20% 20% 27% 25% 8% 1% 3,318
Don't know 10% 9% 21% 41% 19% 2% 121

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

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

Importance of religion in one's life Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 7,094. 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 40% 60% 7,094
Somewhat important 48% 52% 5,550
Not too important 55% 45% 3,071
Not at all important 61% 39% 3,364
Don't know 47% 53% 133

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

% of adults who say abortion should be legal 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 = 7,013. 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% 21% 3% 15% 5% 7,013
Somewhat important 70% 8% 5% 13% 4% 5,499
Not too important 76% 5% 7% 9% 4% 3,039
Not at all important 80% 3% 5% 9% 3% 3,314
Don't know 76% 5% 4% 13% 2% 123

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

% of adults who say abortion should be legal 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 = 6,995. 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 15% 9% 76% 6,995
Somewhat important 13% 12% 75% 5,489
Not too important 11% 13% 75% 3,043
Not at all important 11% 14% 75% 3,334
Don't know 10% 21% 70% 129

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

% of adults who say abortion should be legal 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 = 6,178. 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 37% 21% 25% 17% 6,178
Somewhat important 29% 20% 28% 22% 4,952
Not too important 24% 19% 30% 27% 2,779
Not at all important 24% 18% 30% 28% 3,074
Don't know 40% 18% 30% 11% 101

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

% of adults who say abortion should be legal 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 = 7,062. 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 40% 32% 16% 11% 7,062
Somewhat important 36% 32% 19% 13% 5,522
Not too important 29% 33% 23% 16% 3,060
Not at all important 28% 31% 24% 17% 3,352
Don't know 22% 46% 22% 11% 126

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

% of adults who say abortion should be legal 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 = 7,065. 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% 7% 16% 8% 21% 7,065
Somewhat important 46% 10% 13% 5% 26% 5,535
Not too important 43% 10% 10% 3% 35% 3,062
Not at all important 40% 12% 12% 3% 34% 3,352
Don't know 43% 7% 18% 8% 25% 122

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

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

Importance of religion in one's life Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 7,071. 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 29% 71% 7,071
Somewhat important 29% 71% 5,530
Not too important 24% 76% 3,067
Not at all important 22% 78% 3,354
Don't know 8% 92% 132

BeliefsandPractices

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

% of adults who say abortion should be legal 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 = 7,094. 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 84% 13% 1% 1% 1% 1% 7,094
Somewhat important 47% 39% 8% < 1% 4% 2% 5,550
Not too important 18% 34% 20% < 1% 22% 7% 3,071
Not at all important 11% 12% 11% < 1% 59% 7% 3,364
Don't know 45% 19% 6% 7% 12% 12% 133

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

% of adults who say abortion should be legal 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 = 7,094. 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 49% 36% 14% 1% 7,094
Somewhat important 11% 56% 33% < 1% 5,550
Not too important 2% 34% 64% < 1% 3,071
Not at all important 1% 9% 90% < 1% 3,364
Don't know 17% 19% 53% 11% 133

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

% of adults who say abortion should be legal 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 = 7,094. 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 77% 15% 3% 4% 1% 7,094
Somewhat important 36% 28% 13% 23% 1% 5,550
Not too important 12% 13% 10% 65% < 1% 3,071
Not at all important 7% 3% 3% 87% < 1% 3,364
Don't know 48% 10% 5% 27% 10% 133

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

% of adults who say abortion should be legal 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 = 7,094. 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 31% 13% 12% 43% 1% 7,094
Somewhat important 6% 7% 9% 78% < 1% 5,550
Not too important 1% 2% 3% 94% < 1% 3,071
Not at all important 1% < 1% 1% 97% < 1% 3,364
Don't know 12% 6% 4% 71% 8% 133

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

% of adults who say abortion should be legal 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 = 7,094. 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 51% 9% 4% 34% 2% 7,094
Somewhat important 28% 11% 6% 54% 1% 5,550
Not too important 22% 10% 6% 61% 1% 3,071
Not at all important 22% 8% 5% 64% 1% 3,364
Don't know 57% 8% 3% 23% 9% 133

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

% of adults who say abortion should be legal 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 = 7,094. 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 72% 13% 7% 7% 1% 7,094
Somewhat important 42% 22% 15% 20% 1% 5,550
Not too important 33% 17% 16% 33% 1% 3,071
Not at all important 35% 15% 9% 39% 2% 3,364
Don't know 68% 8% 4% 14% 6% 133

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

% of adults who say abortion should be legal 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 = 7,094. 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% 16% 12% 23% 1% 7,094
Somewhat important 39% 18% 16% 27% 1% 5,550
Not too important 41% 19% 16% 23% 1% 3,071
Not at all important 48% 16% 13% 23% 1% 3,364
Don't know 57% 15% 7% 12% 10% 133

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

% of adults who say abortion should be legal 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 = 7,094. 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 40% 9% 42% 6% 3% 7,094
Somewhat important 10% 15% 63% 10% 2% 5,550
Not too important 2% 19% 62% 15% 1% 3,071
Not at all important 1% 19% 54% 24% 1% 3,364
Don't know 11% 13% 52% 6% 18% 133

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

% of adults who say abortion should be legal 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 = 7,094. 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 31% 67% 1% 1% 7,094
Somewhat important 24% 75% 1% < 1% 5,550
Not too important 19% 80% 1% < 1% 3,071
Not at all important 16% 83% 1% < 1% 3,364
Don't know 14% 81% 2% 2% 133

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

% of adults who say abortion should be legal 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 = 7,094. 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% 15% 10% 27% 1% 7,094
Somewhat important 10% 11% 13% 65% < 1% 5,550
Not too important 3% 4% 6% 87% < 1% 3,071
Not at all important 2% 2% 3% 93% < 1% 3,364
Don't know 20% 6% 5% 57% 12% 133

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

% of adults who say abortion should be legal 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 = 7,094. 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 38% 34% 3% 18% 8% 7,094
Somewhat important 11% 31% 1% 47% 9% 5,550
Not too important 3% 11% < 1% 78% 7% 3,071
Not at all important 1% 3% < 1% 92% 4% 3,364
Don't know 4% 14% 2% 53% 26% 133

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

% of adults who say abortion should be legal 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 = 7,094. 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 87% 8% 5% 7,094
Somewhat important 72% 20% 8% 5,550
Not too important 39% 50% 11% 3,071
Not at all important 14% 80% 6% 3,364
Don't know 40% 32% 27% 133

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

% of adults who say abortion should be legal 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 = 7,094. 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% 25% 8% 7,094
Somewhat important 51% 41% 8% 5,550
Not too important 26% 65% 9% 3,071
Not at all important 9% 86% 5% 3,364
Don't know 19% 55% 26% 133

SocialandPoliticalViews

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

% of adults who say abortion should be legal 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 = 7,094. 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 28% 16% 56% 7,094
Somewhat important 30% 18% 52% 5,550
Not too important 26% 16% 59% 3,071
Not at all important 18% 16% 66% 3,364
Don't know 19% 25% 56% 133

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

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

Importance of religion in one's life Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 7,094. 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 32% 38% 25% 6% 7,094
Somewhat important 23% 42% 30% 5% 5,550
Not too important 16% 41% 39% 4% 3,071
Not at all important 12% 31% 51% 6% 3,364
Don't know 18% 33% 36% 13% 133

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

% of adults who say abortion should be legal 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 = 7,094. 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 42% 51% 4% 4% 7,094
Somewhat important 50% 44% 3% 4% 5,550
Not too important 50% 44% 3% 3% 3,071
Not at all important 46% 47% 3% 4% 3,364
Don't know 34% 38% 12% 17% 133

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

% of adults who say abortion should be legal 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 = 7,094. 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 37% 57% 4% 2% 7,094
Somewhat important 41% 55% 3% 1% 5,550
Not too important 35% 60% 4% 1% 3,071
Not at all important 31% 65% 3% 1% 3,364
Don't know 22% 60% 11% 7% 133

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

% of adults who say abortion should be legal 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 = 7,094. 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% 27% 4% 3% 7,094
Somewhat important 83% 12% 3% 2% 5,550
Not too important 89% 8% 1% 1% 3,071
Not at all important 92% 6% 1% 1% 3,364
Don't know 82% 8% 6% 4% 133

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

% of adults who say abortion should be legal 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 = 7,094. 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% 36% 7% 7,094
Somewhat important 75% 18% 7% 5,550
Not too important 86% 11% 3% 3,071
Not at all important 90% 7% 3% 3,364
Don't know 77% 9% 14% 133

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

% of adults who say abortion should be legal 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 = 7,094. 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 34% 62% 2% 2% 7,094
Somewhat important 30% 66% 2% 2% 5,550
Not too important 25% 72% 2% 2% 3,071
Not at all important 20% 76% 2% 2% 3,364
Don't know 22% 57% 10% 12% 133

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

% of adults who say abortion should be legal 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 = 7,094. 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 20% 35% 4% 37% 4% 7,094
Somewhat important 44% 29% 5% 20% 3% 5,550
Not too important 72% 13% 5% 8% 1% 3,071
Not at all important 83% 7% 3% 6% 2% 3,364
Don't know 47% 16% 14% 13% 10% 133