Political ideology among adults in the Midwest

% of adults in the Midwest who are…

Survey year Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 7,491. 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 38% 33% 23% 7% 7,491
2007 37% 37% 19% 7% 9,078

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Political ideology among adults in the Midwest by religious group

% of adults in the Midwest 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 40% 35% 21% 5% 1,634
Evangelical Protestant 57% 25% 12% 6% 1,937
Historically Black Protestant 33% 36% 27% 4% 335
Mainline Protestant 37% 37% 20% 6% 1,637
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 20% 36% 36% 9% 1,455

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Age distribution among adults in the Midwest by political ideology

% of adults in the Midwest who are ages…

Political ideology 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 2,874. 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% 32% 31% 22% 2,874
Moderate 22% 34% 27% 17% 2,447
Liberal 29% 34% 24% 14% 1,656
Don't know 29% 35% 21% 15% 380

Generational cohort among adults in the Midwest by political ideology

% of adults in the Midwest who are…

Political ideology Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 2,874. 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 10% 11% 26% 36% 15% 2% 2,874
Moderate 14% 15% 27% 31% 11% 1% 2,447
Liberal 18% 17% 28% 28% 8% 1% 1,656
Don't know 19% 19% 26% 26% 9% 1% 380

Gender composition among adults in the Midwest by political ideology

% of adults in the Midwest who are…

Political ideology Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 2,929. 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% 48% 2,929
Moderate 48% 52% 2,485
Liberal 45% 55% 1,675
Don't know 43% 57% 402

Racial and ethnic composition among adults in the Midwest by political ideology

% of adults in the Midwest who identify as…

Political ideology White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 2,890. 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 85% 7% 1% 4% 3% 2,890
Moderate 80% 10% 1% 5% 3% 2,453
Liberal 71% 13% 4% 9% 3% 1,657
Don't know 76% 9% 1% 10% 4% 384

Immigrant status among adults in the Midwest by political ideology

% of adults in the Midwest who are…

Political ideology Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 2,919. 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 5% 6% 89% 2,919
Moderate 6% 7% 87% 2,461
Liberal 11% 10% 79% 1,658
Don't know 13% 3% 84% 380

Income distribution among adults in the Midwest by political ideology

% of adults in the Midwest 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 = 2,571. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Conservative 29% 22% 33% 16% 2,571
Moderate 33% 22% 28% 17% 2,190
Liberal 38% 20% 25% 16% 1,529
Don't know 55% 19% 16% 10% 290

Educational distribution among adults in the Midwest by political ideology

% of adults in the Midwest who have completed…

Political ideology High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 2,922. 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% 34% 17% 7% 2,922
Moderate 38% 34% 18% 11% 2,479
Liberal 35% 33% 19% 14% 1,670
Don't know 60% 31% 6% 3% 387

Marital status among adults in the Midwest by political ideology

% of adults in the Midwest who are…

Political ideology Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 2,918. 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 59% 5% 10% 8% 18% 2,918
Moderate 49% 7% 12% 6% 26% 2,479
Liberal 38% 10% 13% 6% 33% 1,670
Don't know 38% 5% 15% 7% 35% 390

Parent of children under 18 among adults in the Midwest by political ideology

% of adults in the Midwest who are…

Political ideology Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 2,919. 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% 70% 2,919
Moderate 28% 72% 2,478
Liberal 29% 71% 1,674
Don't know 31% 69% 398

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among adults in the Midwest by political ideology

% of adults in the Midwest 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 = 2,929. 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 79% 15% 2% < 1% 3% 1% 2,929
Moderate 59% 24% 6% 1% 8% 2% 2,485
Liberal 46% 26% 7% 1% 17% 3% 1,675
Don't know 60% 21% 5% 2% 7% 5% 402

Importance of religion in one's life among adults in the Midwest by political ideology

% of adults in the Midwest who say religion is…

Political ideology Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,929. 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 68% 21% 7% 4% 1% 2,929
Moderate 44% 32% 14% 10% < 1% 2,485
Liberal 36% 28% 16% 19% < 1% 1,675
Don't know 48% 27% 9% 13% 3% 402

Attendance at religious services among adults in the Midwest by political ideology

% of adults in the Midwest 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 = 2,929. 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% 30% 20% < 1% 2,929
Moderate 30% 38% 32% < 1% 2,485
Liberal 20% 37% 43% < 1% 1,675
Don't know 28% 31% 38% 3% 402

Frequency of prayer among adults in the Midwest by political ideology

% of adults in the Midwest who pray…

Political ideology At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,929. 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% 17% 4% 12% 1% 2,929
Moderate 46% 21% 8% 25% 1% 2,485
Liberal 41% 18% 7% 34% < 1% 1,675
Don't know 50% 13% 8% 25% 4% 402

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

% of adults in the Midwest 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 = 2,929. 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% 11% 9% 47% < 1% 2,929
Moderate 17% 8% 8% 67% 1% 2,485
Liberal 13% 7% 7% 73% < 1% 1,675
Don't know 20% 7% 7% 62% 4% 402

Frequency of meditation among adults in the Midwest by political ideology

% of adults in the Midwest 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 = 2,929. 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% 7% 3% 46% 1% 2,929
Moderate 32% 8% 5% 53% 1% 2,485
Liberal 35% 9% 5% 50% 1% 1,675
Don't know 33% 5% 3% 53% 6% 402

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among adults in the Midwest by political ideology

% of adults in the Midwest 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 = 2,929. 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 65% 14% 8% 12% 1% 2,929
Moderate 52% 17% 12% 19% 1% 2,485
Liberal 50% 19% 10% 20% 1% 1,675
Don't know 49% 14% 7% 24% 7% 402

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among adults in the Midwest by political ideology

% of adults in the Midwest 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 = 2,929. 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% 16% 12% 26% 2% 2,929
Moderate 39% 18% 16% 25% 1% 2,485
Liberal 46% 18% 12% 23% 1% 1,675
Don't know 35% 13% 7% 38% 6% 402

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults in the Midwest by political ideology

% of adults in the Midwest 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 = 2,929. 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% 6% 39% 5% 2% 2,929
Moderate 24% 10% 53% 10% 3% 2,485
Liberal 18% 17% 50% 13% 2% 1,675
Don't know 34% 8% 49% 4% 5% 402

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults in the Midwest by political ideology

% of adults in the Midwest 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 = 2,929. 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% 50% 1% 1% 2,929
Moderate 28% 71% 1% < 1% 2,485
Liberal 18% 81% 1% 1% 1,675
Don't know 31% 64% 3% 2% 402

Frequency of reading scripture among adults in the Midwest by political ideology

% of adults in the Midwest 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 = 2,929. 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% 11% 8% 34% < 1% 2,929
Moderate 25% 10% 10% 55% < 1% 2,485
Liberal 20% 10% 9% 61% < 1% 1,675
Don't know 30% 9% 7% 50% 4% 402

Interpreting scripture among adults in the Midwest by political ideology

% of adults in the Midwest 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 = 2,929. 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% 33% 4% 16% 5% 2,929
Moderate 21% 34% 2% 35% 7% 2,485
Liberal 17% 24% 1% 50% 7% 1,675
Don't know 31% 22% 7% 26% 14% 402

Belief in Heaven among adults in the Midwest by political ideology

% of adults in the Midwest who …in heaven

Political ideology Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,929. 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 83% 10% 7% 2,929
Moderate 74% 19% 7% 2,485
Liberal 62% 32% 6% 1,675
Don't know 71% 18% 11% 402

Belief in Hell among adults in the Midwest by political ideology

% of adults in the Midwest who …in hell

Political ideology Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,929. 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% 19% 8% 2,929
Moderate 57% 35% 9% 2,485
Liberal 45% 48% 7% 1,675
Don't know 56% 33% 11% 402

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults in the Midwest by political ideology

% of adults in the Midwest who identify as…

Political ideology Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 2,929. 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% 12% 21% 2,929
Moderate 33% 19% 48% 2,485
Liberal 11% 14% 75% 1,675
Don't know 12% 65% 24% 402

Views about size of government among adults in the Midwest by political ideology

% of adults in the Midwest who would rather have…

Political ideology Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,929. 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% 20% 1% 2% 2,929
Moderate 56% 36% 4% 4% 2,485
Liberal 33% 60% 3% 4% 1,675
Don't know 40% 42% 7% 11% 402

Views about government aid to the poor among adults in the Midwest by political ideology

% of adults in the Midwest 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 = 2,929. 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% 29% 3% 1% 2,929
Moderate 40% 55% 4% 1% 2,485
Liberal 25% 70% 3% 2% 1,675
Don't know 42% 44% 7% 6% 402

Views about abortion among adults in the Midwest by political ideology

% of adults in the Midwest who say abortion should be…

Political ideology Legal in all/most cases Illegal in all/most cases Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,929. 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% 65% 3% 2,929
Moderate 60% 36% 4% 2,485
Liberal 70% 27% 3% 1,675
Don't know 42% 45% 12% 402

Views about homosexuality among adults in the Midwest by political ideology

% of adults in the Midwest who say homosexuality…

Political ideology Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,929. 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% 51% 5% 4% 2,929
Moderate 72% 22% 4% 3% 2,485
Liberal 80% 17% 2% 2% 1,675
Don't know 55% 31% 8% 7% 402

Views about same-sex marriage among adults in the Midwest by political ideology

% of adults in the Midwest who …same-sex marriage

Political ideology Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,929. 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% 63% 7% 2,929
Moderate 64% 29% 7% 2,485
Liberal 77% 19% 4% 1,675
Don't know 42% 36% 21% 402

Views about environmental regulation among adults in the Midwest by political ideology

% of adults in the Midwest 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 = 2,929. 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% 37% 2% 3% 2,929
Moderate 32% 63% 3% 2% 2,485
Liberal 21% 75% 1% 2% 1,675
Don't know 35% 49% 5% 10% 402

Views about human evolution among adults in the Midwest by political ideology

% of adults in the Midwest 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 = 2,929. 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% 25% 3% 49% 4% 2,929
Moderate 35% 29% 4% 29% 3% 2,485
Liberal 51% 24% 4% 19% 3% 1,675
Don't know 24% 23% 7% 32% 15% 402