Political ideology among adults in the Washington, DC metro area

% of adults in the Washington, DC metro area who are…

Survey year Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 913. 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 24% 39% 30% 7% 913

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Political ideology among adults in the Washington, DC metro area by religious group

% of adults in the Washington, DC 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 34% 42% 18% 6% 163
Evangelical Protestant 38% 37% 17% 8% 113
Historically Black Protestant 18% 49% 25% 8% 112
Mainline Protestant 30% 43% 19% 8% 153
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 14% 31% 48% 8% 232

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults in the Washington, DC metro area by political ideology

% of adults in the Washington, DC metro area who are ages…

Political ideology 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 192. 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 11% 40% 32% 17% 192
Moderate 29% 36% 26% 9% 358
Liberal 23% 46% 17% 13% 294

Generational cohort among adults in the Washington, DC metro area by political ideology

% of adults in the Washington, DC metro area who are…

Political ideology Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 192. 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 4% 12% 36% 39% 10% < 1% 192
Moderate 15% 20% 30% 29% 6% < 1% 358
Liberal 9% 27% 34% 22% 8% < 1% 294

Gender composition among adults in the Washington, DC metro area by political ideology

% of adults in the Washington, DC metro area who are…

Political ideology Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 200. 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 56% 44% 200
Moderate 51% 49% 366
Liberal 40% 60% 300

Racial and ethnic composition among adults in the Washington, DC metro area by political ideology

% of adults in the Washington, DC metro area who identify as…

Political ideology White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 198. 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 55% 21% 3% 18% 3% 198
Moderate 52% 31% 8% 7% 3% 363
Liberal 52% 18% 10% 12% 7% 298

Immigrant status among adults in the Washington, DC metro area by political ideology

% of adults in the Washington, DC metro area who are…

Political ideology Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 194. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Conservative 20% 6% 74% 194
Moderate 22% 11% 67% 362
Liberal 30% 11% 59% 298

Income distribution among adults in the Washington, DC metro area by political ideology

% of adults in the Washington, DC 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 = 180. 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 20% 19% 33% 28% 180
Moderate 16% 21% 28% 35% 328
Liberal 24% 9% 27% 40% 278

Educational distribution among adults in the Washington, DC metro area by political ideology

% of adults in the Washington, DC metro area who have completed…

Political ideology High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 200. 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% 24% 25% 13% 200
Moderate 24% 29% 22% 24% 366
Liberal 21% 21% 26% 31% 298

Marital status among adults in the Washington, DC metro area by political ideology

% of adults in the Washington, DC metro area who are…

Political ideology Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 199. 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% 8% 13% 9% 20% 199
Moderate 44% 7% 14% 4% 32% 366
Liberal 43% 9% 12% 2% 34% 300

Parent of children under 18 among adults in the Washington, DC metro area by political ideology

% of adults in the Washington, DC metro area who are…

Political ideology Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 200. 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% 63% 200
Moderate 29% 71% 366
Liberal 26% 74% 299

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among adults in the Washington, DC metro area by political ideology

% of adults in the Washington, DC 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 = 200. 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 76% 18% 1% 1% 2% 2% 200
Moderate 63% 19% 4% < 1% 9% 4% 366
Liberal 36% 22% 13% < 1% 22% 7% 300

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

% of adults in the Washington, DC 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 = 200. 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 66% 23% 5% 5% 2% 200
Moderate 54% 21% 14% 11% < 1% 366
Liberal 32% 27% 17% 24% < 1% 300

Attendance at religious services among adults in the Washington, DC metro area by political ideology

% of adults in the Washington, DC 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 = 200. 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 44% 32% 23% 1% 200
Moderate 34% 37% 29% < 1% 366
Liberal 22% 32% 46% < 1% 300

Frequency of prayer among adults in the Washington, DC metro area by political ideology

% of adults in the Washington, DC metro area who pray…

Political ideology At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 200. 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% 19% 2% 13% 2% 200
Moderate 51% 19% 6% 23% 1% 366
Liberal 29% 22% 6% 42% 1% 300

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

% of adults in the Washington, DC 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 = 200. 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 28% 15% 11% 46% < 1% 200
Moderate 26% 7% 8% 58% 1% 366
Liberal 13% 6% 5% 76% < 1% 300

Frequency of meditation among adults in the Washington, DC metro area by political ideology

% of adults in the Washington, DC 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 = 200. 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 43% 12% 3% 41% < 1% 200
Moderate 38% 15% 4% 41% 1% 366
Liberal 38% 13% 8% 41% < 1% 300

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

% of adults in the Washington, DC 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 = 200. 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% 21% 8% 8% 1% 200
Moderate 59% 12% 15% 13% < 1% 366
Liberal 47% 17% 15% 19% 2% 300

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among adults in the Washington, DC metro area by political ideology

% of adults in the Washington, DC 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 = 200. 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 51% 16% 13% 19% 1% 200
Moderate 44% 22% 15% 18% 1% 366
Liberal 44% 18% 17% 20% 1% 300

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

% of adults in the Washington, DC 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 = 200. 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 51% 5% 35% 7% 3% 200
Moderate 27% 15% 43% 11% 3% 366
Liberal 22% 16% 37% 23% 3% 300

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

% of adults in the Washington, DC 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 = 200. 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 55% 43% 2% < 1% 200
Moderate 26% 72% 1% 1% 366
Liberal 14% 86% < 1% < 1% 300

Frequency of reading scripture among adults in the Washington, DC metro area by political ideology

% of adults in the Washington, DC 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 = 200. 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 46% 14% 4% 36% < 1% 200
Moderate 31% 12% 6% 50% 1% 366
Liberal 16% 12% 6% 65% < 1% 300

Interpreting scripture among adults in the Washington, DC metro area by political ideology

% of adults in the Washington, DC 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 = 200. 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 34% 29% 6% 19% 12% 200
Moderate 24% 26% 3% 40% 7% 366
Liberal 14% 16% 2% 61% 7% 300

Belief in Heaven among adults in the Washington, DC metro area by political ideology

% of adults in the Washington, DC metro area who …in heaven

Political ideology Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 200. 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 81% 10% 10% 200
Moderate 69% 25% 6% 366
Liberal 55% 41% 4% 300

Belief in Hell among adults in the Washington, DC metro area by political ideology

% of adults in the Washington, DC metro area who …in hell

Political ideology Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 200. 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 73% 21% 6% 200
Moderate 51% 40% 9% 366
Liberal 37% 58% 4% 300

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults in the Washington, DC metro area by political ideology

% of adults in the Washington, DC metro area who identify as…

Political ideology Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 200. 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% 15% 24% 200
Moderate 26% 15% 58% 366
Liberal 8% 10% 83% 300

Views about size of government among adults in the Washington, DC metro area by political ideology

% of adults in the Washington, DC metro area who would rather have…

Political ideology Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 200. 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% 37% < 1% 1% 200
Moderate 51% 44% 3% 3% 366
Liberal 17% 79% 2% 2% 300

Views about government aid to the poor among adults in the Washington, DC metro area by political ideology

% of adults in the Washington, DC 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 = 200. 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 56% 38% 5% 1% 200
Moderate 36% 59% 2% 3% 366
Liberal 16% 78% 5% 1% 300

Views about abortion among adults in the Washington, DC metro area by political ideology

% of adults in the Washington, DC 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 = 200. 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 44% 49% 6% 200
Moderate 72% 26% 2% 366
Liberal 86% 13% 1% 300

Views about homosexuality among adults in the Washington, DC metro area by political ideology

% of adults in the Washington, DC metro area who say homosexuality…

Political ideology Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 200. 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 48% 45% 5% 2% 200
Moderate 81% 16% 2% 1% 366
Liberal 84% 12% 3% 1% 300

Views about same-sex marriage among adults in the Washington, DC metro area by political ideology

% of adults in the Washington, DC metro area who …same-sex marriage

Political ideology Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 200. 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 39% 52% 9% 200
Moderate 70% 25% 5% 366
Liberal 77% 20% 3% 300

Views about environmental regulation among adults in the Washington, DC metro area by political ideology

% of adults in the Washington, DC 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 = 200. 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 48% 48% 3% 2% 200
Moderate 26% 71% 1% 2% 366
Liberal 11% 87% 1% 1% 300

Views about human evolution among adults in the Washington, DC metro area by political ideology

% of adults in the Washington, DC 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 = 200. 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 21% 33% 2% 38% 5% 200
Moderate 38% 33% 5% 22% 3% 366
Liberal 56% 20% 4% 17% 2% 300