Political ideology among adults in the Boston metro area

% of adults in the Boston metro area who are…

Survey year Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 498. 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 22% 31% 41% 7% 498

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Political ideology among adults in the Boston metro area by religious group

% of adults in the Boston metro area who are…

Religious tradition Conservative Moderate Liberal 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 28% 37% 24% 11% 154
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 12% 26% 54% 7% 153

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults in the Boston metro area by political ideology

% of adults in the Boston metro area who are ages…

Political ideology 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 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.
Conservative 13% 28% 38% 21% 102
Moderate 18% 33% 30% 20% 173
Liberal 33% 37% 19% 12% 189

Generational cohort among adults in the Boston metro area by political ideology

% of adults in the Boston metro area who are…

Political ideology Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 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.
Conservative 8% 14% 19% 45% 11% 3% 102
Moderate 9% 13% 29% 35% 12% 2% 173
Liberal 22% 18% 29% 21% 7% 2% 189

Gender composition among adults in the Boston metro area by political ideology

% of adults in the Boston metro area who are…

Political ideology Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 109. 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.
Conservative 58% 42% 109
Moderate 54% 46% 176
Liberal 43% 57% 193

Racial and ethnic composition among adults in the Boston metro area by political ideology

% of adults in the Boston metro area who identify as…

Political ideology White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 104. 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.
Conservative 70% 10% 1% 14% 5% 104
Moderate 85% 4% 5% 5% 1% 172
Liberal 73% 7% 4% 8% 9% 189

Immigrant status among adults in the Boston metro area by political ideology

% of adults in the Boston metro area who are…

Political ideology Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 107. 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.
Conservative 19% 18% 63% 107
Moderate 13% 18% 69% 175
Liberal 16% 14% 69% 191

Income distribution among adults in the Boston metro area by political ideology

% of adults in the Boston metro area who have a household income of…

Political ideology Less than $30,000 $30,000-$49,999 $50,000-$99,999 $100,000 or more 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.
Moderate 20% 14% 33% 33% 149
Liberal 27% 19% 21% 34% 172

Educational distribution among adults in the Boston metro area by political ideology

% of adults in the Boston metro area who have completed…

Political ideology High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 108. 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.
Conservative 40% 29% 19% 12% 108
Moderate 36% 25% 23% 17% 175
Liberal 23% 28% 28% 21% 193

Marital status among adults in the Boston metro area by political ideology

% of adults in the Boston metro area who are…

Political ideology Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 108. 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.
Conservative 35% 11% 21% 8% 25% 108
Moderate 45% 12% 11% 10% 22% 176
Liberal 36% 12% 8% 5% 39% 193

Parent of children under 18 among adults in the Boston metro area by political ideology

% of adults in the Boston metro area who are…

Political ideology Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 108. 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.
Conservative 18% 82% 108
Moderate 25% 75% 176
Liberal 24% 76% 193

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among adults in the Boston metro area by political ideology

% of adults in the Boston metro area who say they…

Political ideology 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 = 109. 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.
Conservative 62% 25% 5% < 1% 5% 2% 109
Moderate 45% 26% 13% 1% 14% 2% 176
Liberal 29% 23% 13% 2% 28% 4% 193

Importance of religion in one's life among adults in the Boston metro area by political ideology

% of adults in the Boston metro area who say religion is…

Political ideology Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 109. 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.
Conservative 49% 37% 4% 8% 2% 109
Moderate 36% 30% 20% 12% 1% 176
Liberal 24% 22% 17% 36% < 1% 193

Attendance at religious services among adults in the Boston metro area by political ideology

% of adults in the Boston metro area who attend religious services…

Political ideology At least once a week Once or twice a month/a few times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 109. 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.
Conservative 37% 27% 37% < 1% 109
Moderate 21% 40% 40% < 1% 176
Liberal 22% 25% 53% < 1% 193

Frequency of prayer among adults in the Boston metro area by political ideology

% of adults in the Boston metro area who pray…

Political ideology At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 109. 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.
Conservative 54% 20% 4% 22% < 1% 109
Moderate 39% 16% 10% 35% 1% 176
Liberal 25% 10% 11% 54% < 1% 193

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among adults in the Boston metro area by political ideology

% of adults in the Boston metro area who attend prayer group…

Political ideology At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 109. 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.
Conservative 26% 5% 9% 58% 2% 109
Moderate 7% 9% 5% 78% < 1% 176
Liberal 10% 2% 4% 82% 2% 193

Frequency of meditation among adults in the Boston metro area by political ideology

% of adults in the Boston metro area who meditate…

Political ideology At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 109. 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.
Conservative 38% 7% 5% 48% 1% 109
Moderate 30% 10% 9% 51% 1% 176
Liberal 27% 11% 6% 56% < 1% 193

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among adults in the Boston metro area by political ideology

% of adults in the Boston metro area who feel a sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing…

Political ideology At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 109. 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.
Conservative 63% 15% 8% 14% < 1% 109
Moderate 45% 20% 12% 20% 2% 176
Liberal 45% 17% 9% 27% 2% 193

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among adults in the Boston metro area by political ideology

% of adults in the Boston metro area who feel a sense of wonder about the universe…

Political ideology At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 109. 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.
Conservative 41% 15% 8% 32% 4% 109
Moderate 46% 17% 16% 20% 1% 176
Liberal 49% 11% 11% 26% 2% 193

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults in the Boston metro area by political ideology

% of adults in the Boston metro area who say they look to…most for guidance on right and wrong

Political ideology Religion Philosophy/reason Common sense Science Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 109. 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.
Conservative 32% 6% 48% 11% 3% 109
Moderate 13% 11% 58% 17% 2% 176
Liberal 11% 12% 53% 22% 2% 193

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults in the Boston metro area by political ideology

% of adults in the Boston metro area who say…

Political ideology 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 = 109. 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.
Conservative 37% 57% 6% < 1% 109
Moderate 37% 62% < 1% 1% 176
Liberal 12% 86% 2% < 1% 193

Frequency of reading scripture among adults in the Boston metro area by political ideology

% of adults in the Boston metro area who read scripture…

Political ideology At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 109. 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.
Conservative 33% 17% 7% 43% < 1% 109
Moderate 12% 8% 13% 67% < 1% 176
Liberal 14% 3% 7% 75% < 1% 193

Interpreting scripture among adults in the Boston metro area by political ideology

% of adults in the Boston metro area who say the holy scripture is…

Political ideology 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 = 109. 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.
Conservative 30% 26% 10% 30% 4% 109
Moderate 9% 27% 3% 52% 9% 176
Liberal 12% 15% < 1% 68% 6% 193

Belief in Heaven among adults in the Boston metro area by political ideology

% of adults in the Boston metro area who …in heaven

Political ideology Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 109. 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.
Conservative 67% 19% 14% 109
Moderate 52% 32% 16% 176
Liberal 35% 53% 12% 193

Belief in Hell among adults in the Boston metro area by political ideology

% of adults in the Boston metro area who …in hell

Political ideology Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 109. 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.
Conservative 52% 36% 12% 109
Moderate 37% 49% 14% 176
Liberal 24% 62% 14% 193

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults in the Boston metro area by political ideology

% of adults in the Boston metro area who identify as…

Political ideology Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 109. 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.
Conservative 50% 10% 40% 109
Moderate 41% 16% 43% 176
Liberal 7% 12% 81% 193

Views about size of government among adults in the Boston metro area by political ideology

% of adults in the Boston metro area who would rather have…

Political ideology Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 109. 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.
Conservative 61% 30% 3% 6% 109
Moderate 65% 28% 5% 2% 176
Liberal 23% 69% 3% 5% 193

Views about government aid to the poor among adults in the Boston metro area by political ideology

% of adults in the Boston metro area who say government aid to the poor…

Political ideology Does more harm than good Does more good than harm Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 109. 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.
Conservative 64% 34% 2% < 1% 109
Moderate 49% 44% 5% 2% 176
Liberal 13% 85% < 1% 2% 193

Views about abortion among adults in the Boston metro area by political ideology

% of adults in the Boston metro area who say abortion should be…

Political ideology Legal in all/most cases Illegal in all/most cases Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 109. 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.
Conservative 52% 41% 7% 109
Moderate 77% 20% 3% 176
Liberal 88% 9% 3% 193

Views about homosexuality among adults in the Boston metro area by political ideology

% of adults in the Boston metro area who say homosexuality…

Political ideology Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 109. 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.
Conservative 53% 36% 5% 6% 109
Moderate 79% 11% 3% 7% 176
Liberal 91% 6% 1% 2% 193

Views about same-sex marriage among adults in the Boston metro area by political ideology

% of adults in the Boston metro area who …same-sex marriage

Political ideology Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 109. 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.
Conservative 35% 54% 11% 109
Moderate 74% 19% 7% 176
Liberal 90% 7% 4% 193

Views about environmental regulation among adults in the Boston metro area by political ideology

% of adults in the Boston metro area who say…

Political ideology 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 = 109. 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.
Conservative 52% 44% 4% < 1% 109
Moderate 32% 62% 1% 5% 176
Liberal 14% 81% 2% 3% 193

Views about human evolution among adults in the Boston metro area by political ideology

% of adults in the Boston metro area who say humans…

Political ideology 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 = 109. 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.
Conservative 29% 25% 6% 34% 6% 109
Moderate 47% 21% 5% 24% 3% 176
Liberal 65% 16% 1% 11% 6% 193