Political ideology among adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation

% of adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation who are…

Survey year Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 21,955. 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 27% 37% 30% 6% 21,955

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Political ideology among adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation by religious group

% of adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation who are…

Religious tradition Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 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.
Buddhist 14% 36% 45% 4% 212
Catholic 32% 38% 25% 5% 4,619
Evangelical Protestant 40% 34% 18% 7% 3,811
Hindu 13% 38% 46% 4% 158
Historically Black Protestant 33% 34% 26% 6% 1,290
Jewish 17% 33% 48% 2% 633
Mainline Protestant 29% 42% 23% 6% 3,901
Mormon 46% 32% 18% 3% 267
Muslim 19% 40% 36% 5% 178
Orthodox Christian 29% 50% 19% 2% 113
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 16% 36% 42% 7% 5,875

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation by political ideology

% of adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation who are ages…

Political ideology 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 5,776. 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% 32% 26% 20% 5,776
Moderate 27% 34% 24% 16% 7,993
Liberal 29% 35% 23% 13% 6,667
Don't know 30% 34% 21% 15% 1,114

Generational cohort among adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation by political ideology

% of adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation who are…

Political ideology Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 5,776. 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 14% 12% 27% 31% 14% 2% 5,776
Moderate 18% 16% 28% 28% 10% 1% 7,993
Liberal 18% 19% 27% 27% 8% 1% 6,667
Don't know 17% 21% 26% 26% 10% 1% 1,114

Gender composition among adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation by political ideology

% of adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation who are…

Political ideology Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 5,868. 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% 51% 5,868
Moderate 48% 52% 8,124
Liberal 44% 56% 6,761
Don't know 44% 56% 1,202

Racial and ethnic composition among adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation by political ideology

% of adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation who identify as…

Political ideology White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 5,802. 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% 13% 3% 16% 3% 5,802
Moderate 65% 12% 5% 15% 4% 8,037
Liberal 62% 12% 5% 17% 4% 6,686
Don't know 57% 16% 4% 17% 6% 1,164

Immigrant status among adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation by political ideology

% of adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation who are…

Political ideology Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 5,807. 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 15% 9% 76% 5,807
Moderate 14% 11% 74% 8,037
Liberal 18% 13% 69% 6,673
Don't know 20% 8% 72% 1,121

Income distribution among adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation by political ideology

% of adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation 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 = 5,076. 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% 21% 25% 15% 5,076
Moderate 34% 21% 26% 19% 7,196
Liberal 35% 19% 24% 21% 6,129
Don't know 55% 19% 17% 9% 812

Educational distribution among adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation by political ideology

% of adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation who have completed…

Political ideology High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 5,854. 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% 31% 13% 6% 5,854
Moderate 39% 32% 18% 11% 8,103
Liberal 34% 29% 20% 16% 6,735
Don't know 59% 30% 7% 5% 1,151

Marital status among adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation by political ideology

% of adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation who are…

Political ideology Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 5,847. 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% 7% 14% 8% 24% 5,847
Moderate 44% 8% 12% 7% 29% 8,096
Liberal 40% 10% 14% 5% 31% 6,732
Don't know 36% 7% 16% 8% 33% 1,177

Parent of children under 18 among adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation by political ideology

% of adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation who are…

Political ideology Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 5,851. 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% 71% 5,851
Moderate 28% 72% 8,094
Liberal 27% 73% 6,748
Don't know 29% 71% 1,188

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation by political ideology

% of adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation 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 = 5,868. 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 71% 18% 4% 1% 5% 1% 5,868
Moderate 56% 24% 7% 1% 10% 3% 8,124
Liberal 42% 24% 9% 1% 21% 3% 6,761
Don't know 59% 19% 5% 2% 10% 4% 1,202

Importance of religion in one's life among adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation by political ideology

% of adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation who say religion is…

Political ideology Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,868. 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% 24% 8% 6% 1% 5,868
Moderate 43% 31% 14% 11% 1% 8,124
Liberal 33% 27% 17% 23% 1% 6,761
Don't know 48% 24% 11% 15% 2% 1,202

Attendance at religious services among adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation by political ideology

% of adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation 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 = 5,868. 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% 35% 25% 1% 5,868
Moderate 27% 39% 33% < 1% 8,124
Liberal 20% 33% 47% < 1% 6,761
Don't know 27% 31% 39% 3% 1,202

Frequency of prayer among adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation by political ideology

% of adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation who pray…

Political ideology At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,868. 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% 17% 5% 16% 1% 5,868
Moderate 47% 18% 7% 28% 1% 8,124
Liberal 38% 15% 7% 39% 1% 6,761
Don't know 49% 14% 7% 27% 3% 1,202

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation by political ideology

% of adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation 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 = 5,868. 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% 10% 9% 52% 1% 5,868
Moderate 16% 8% 9% 66% < 1% 8,124
Liberal 13% 7% 6% 73% < 1% 6,761
Don't know 21% 7% 7% 64% 2% 1,202

Frequency of meditation among adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation by political ideology

% of adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation 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 = 5,868. 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% 8% 3% 46% 1% 5,868
Moderate 35% 9% 5% 49% 1% 8,124
Liberal 37% 10% 5% 46% 1% 6,761
Don't know 36% 7% 3% 49% 4% 1,202

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation by political ideology

% of adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation 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 = 5,868. 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% 9% 14% 1% 5,868
Moderate 52% 17% 12% 18% 1% 8,124
Liberal 50% 17% 11% 21% 1% 6,761
Don't know 49% 14% 7% 25% 6% 1,202

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation by political ideology

% of adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation 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 = 5,868. 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 42% 16% 12% 28% 1% 5,868
Moderate 42% 17% 15% 24% 1% 8,124
Liberal 50% 16% 13% 20% 1% 6,761
Don't know 41% 10% 10% 35% 5% 1,202

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation by political ideology

% of adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation 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 = 5,868. 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% 8% 46% 8% 2% 5,868
Moderate 21% 12% 54% 10% 2% 8,124
Liberal 16% 18% 49% 15% 2% 6,761
Don't know 29% 6% 52% 6% 5% 1,202

Frequency of reading scripture among adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation by political ideology

% of adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation 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 = 5,868. 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% 12% 9% 40% 1% 5,868
Moderate 25% 11% 10% 53% 1% 8,124
Liberal 20% 8% 8% 63% < 1% 6,761
Don't know 30% 8% 7% 53% 3% 1,202

Interpreting scripture among adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation by political ideology

% of adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation 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 = 5,868. 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% 30% 3% 22% 6% 5,868
Moderate 21% 30% 2% 40% 8% 8,124
Liberal 17% 18% 1% 58% 6% 6,761
Don't know 32% 18% 5% 30% 15% 1,202

Belief in Heaven among adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation by political ideology

% of adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation who …in heaven

Political ideology Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,868. 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 82% 12% 6% 5,868
Moderate 70% 23% 7% 8,124
Liberal 53% 40% 7% 6,761
Don't know 69% 19% 12% 1,202

Belief in Hell among adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation by political ideology

% of adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation who …in hell

Political ideology Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,868. 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% 25% 8% 5,868
Moderate 53% 39% 8% 8,124
Liberal 38% 56% 6% 6,761
Don't know 55% 32% 13% 1,202

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation by political ideology

% of adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation who identify as…

Political ideology Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 5,868. 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% 15% 32% 5,868
Moderate 30% 19% 52% 8,124
Liberal 11% 14% 75% 6,761
Don't know 11% 60% 29% 1,202

Views about size of government among adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation by political ideology

% of adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation who would rather have…

Political ideology Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,868. 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% 38% 2% 3% 5,868
Moderate 50% 43% 3% 4% 8,124
Liberal 28% 65% 3% 4% 6,761
Don't know 36% 47% 5% 12% 1,202

Views about government aid to the poor among adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation by political ideology

% of adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation 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 = 5,868. 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% 41% 4% 2% 5,868
Moderate 38% 56% 4% 2% 8,124
Liberal 22% 74% 3% 1% 6,761
Don't know 38% 48% 8% 7% 1,202

Views about abortion among adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation by political ideology

% of adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation who say abortion should be…

Political ideology Legal in all/most cases Illegal in all/most cases Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,868. 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% 52% 5% 5,868
Moderate 65% 32% 3% 8,124
Liberal 75% 22% 3% 6,761
Don't know 48% 40% 11% 1,202

Views about homosexuality among adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation by political ideology

% of adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation who say homosexuality…

Political ideology Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,868. 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% 38% 5% 4% 5,868
Moderate 75% 19% 4% 3% 8,124
Liberal 83% 13% 2% 2% 6,761
Don't know 60% 26% 6% 8% 1,202

Views about same-sex marriage among adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation by political ideology

% of adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation who …same-sex marriage

Political ideology Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,868. 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 42% 50% 8% 5,868
Moderate 67% 27% 7% 8,124
Liberal 80% 16% 4% 6,761
Don't know 50% 32% 18% 1,202

Views about environmental regulation among adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation by political ideology

% of adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation 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 = 5,868. 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 47% 48% 2% 3% 5,868
Moderate 31% 64% 3% 2% 8,124
Liberal 20% 77% 1% 2% 6,761
Don't know 36% 50% 5% 10% 1,202

Views about human evolution among adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation by political ideology

% of adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation 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 = 5,868. 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 25% 27% 4% 39% 5% 5,868
Moderate 40% 28% 4% 25% 3% 8,124
Liberal 55% 21% 4% 18% 2% 6,761
Don't know 27% 22% 9% 30% 11% 1,202