Political ideology among adults in the Northeast

% of adults in the Northeast who are…

Survey year Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,516. 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 30% 35% 29% 6% 6,516
2007 33% 37% 23% 7% 6,556

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Political ideology among adults in the Northeast by religious group

% of adults in the Northeast 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 35% 39% 21% 5% 2,023
Evangelical Protestant 50% 26% 17% 7% 759
Historically Black Protestant 33% 33% 26% 8% 247
Jewish 23% 35% 40% 3% 350
Mainline Protestant 34% 37% 23% 6% 1,131
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 16% 34% 43% 7% 1,499

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults in the Northeast by political ideology

% of adults in the Northeast who are ages…

Political ideology 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 1,967. 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% 30% 32% 24% 1,967
Moderate 21% 35% 27% 17% 2,179
Liberal 28% 34% 23% 15% 1,882
Don't know 25% 35% 24% 16% 332

Generational cohort among adults in the Northeast by political ideology

% of adults in the Northeast who are…

Political ideology Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 1,967. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Conservative 8% 10% 26% 38% 17% 2% 1,967
Moderate 15% 12% 29% 32% 10% 2% 2,179
Liberal 18% 17% 26% 28% 9% 1% 1,882
Don't know 14% 20% 26% 29% 9% 2% 332

Gender composition among adults in the Northeast by political ideology

% of adults in the Northeast who are…

Political ideology Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 2,014. 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% 49% 2,014
Moderate 48% 52% 2,225
Liberal 45% 55% 1,917
Don't know 41% 59% 360

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

% of adults in the Northeast who identify as…

Political ideology White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 1,981. 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 74% 9% 2% 11% 3% 1,981
Moderate 71% 10% 5% 10% 4% 2,189
Liberal 68% 10% 5% 13% 3% 1,890
Don't know 59% 16% 3% 15% 7% 346

Immigrant status among adults in the Northeast by political ideology

% of adults in the Northeast who are…

Political ideology Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 1,986. 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 16% 13% 72% 1,986
Moderate 16% 16% 68% 2,201
Liberal 18% 16% 66% 1,886
Don't know 22% 11% 67% 333

Income distribution among adults in the Northeast by political ideology

% of adults in the Northeast 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 = 1,661. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Conservative 33% 20% 27% 20% 1,661
Moderate 28% 19% 29% 23% 1,921
Liberal 30% 18% 26% 26% 1,702
Don't know 51% 21% 20% 8% 229

Educational distribution among adults in the Northeast by political ideology

% of adults in the Northeast who have completed…

Political ideology High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 2,006. 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% 26% 15% 10% 2,006
Moderate 38% 28% 19% 15% 2,219
Liberal 33% 26% 22% 19% 1,903
Don't know 50% 34% 10% 6% 347

Marital status among adults in the Northeast by political ideology

% of adults in the Northeast who are…

Political ideology Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 2,001. 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% 6% 12% 8% 20% 2,001
Moderate 46% 7% 11% 7% 29% 2,215
Liberal 41% 11% 12% 5% 32% 1,907
Don't know 40% 7% 11% 8% 34% 349

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

% of adults in the Northeast who are…

Political ideology Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 2,004. 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 27% 73% 2,004
Moderate 27% 73% 2,216
Liberal 25% 75% 1,914
Don't know 27% 73% 356

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among adults in the Northeast by political ideology

% of adults in the Northeast 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 = 2,014. 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% 19% 4% 1% 4% 1% 2,014
Moderate 53% 25% 7% 1% 11% 3% 2,225
Liberal 38% 25% 10% 1% 22% 4% 1,917
Don't know 62% 18% 4% 3% 9% 4% 360

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

% of adults in the Northeast who say religion is…

Political ideology Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,014. 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% 23% 8% 6% 1% 2,014
Moderate 41% 32% 14% 13% 1% 2,225
Liberal 31% 27% 17% 24% 1% 1,917
Don't know 49% 24% 11% 13% 3% 360

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

% of adults in the Northeast 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 = 2,014. 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% 32% 24% 1% 2,014
Moderate 27% 39% 33% < 1% 2,225
Liberal 19% 32% 49% < 1% 1,917
Don't know 32% 30% 35% 4% 360

Frequency of prayer among adults in the Northeast by political ideology

% of adults in the Northeast who pray…

Political ideology At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,014. 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% 15% 5% 15% 1% 2,014
Moderate 45% 17% 8% 29% 1% 2,225
Liberal 34% 15% 7% 43% 1% 1,917
Don't know 52% 13% 7% 24% 4% 360

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

% of adults in the Northeast 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 = 2,014. 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 27% 7% 9% 56% 1% 2,014
Moderate 14% 8% 8% 70% 1% 2,225
Liberal 11% 6% 5% 77% 1% 1,917
Don't know 22% 8% 7% 62% 1% 360

Frequency of meditation among adults in the Northeast by political ideology

% of adults in the Northeast 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 = 2,014. 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% 7% 3% 45% 2% 2,014
Moderate 34% 9% 5% 50% 1% 2,225
Liberal 35% 11% 6% 47% 1% 1,917
Don't know 36% 7% 4% 47% 6% 360

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

% of adults in the Northeast 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 = 2,014. 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 60% 15% 9% 14% 1% 2,014
Moderate 51% 17% 12% 19% 1% 2,225
Liberal 46% 16% 11% 25% 1% 1,917
Don't know 47% 12% 9% 25% 6% 360

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

% of adults in the Northeast 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 = 2,014. 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% 27% 2% 2,014
Moderate 43% 18% 14% 24% 1% 2,225
Liberal 49% 17% 13% 20% 1% 1,917
Don't know 40% 10% 12% 32% 6% 360

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

% of adults in the Northeast 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 = 2,014. 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% 7% 43% 8% 2% 2,014
Moderate 21% 12% 56% 10% 2% 2,225
Liberal 14% 19% 50% 16% 2% 1,917
Don't know 30% 5% 49% 8% 8% 360

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

% of adults in the Northeast 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 = 2,014. 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 45% 53% 2% 1% 2,014
Moderate 24% 74% 1% 1% 2,225
Liberal 18% 81% 1% 1% 1,917
Don't know 28% 66% 2% 4% 360

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

% of adults in the Northeast 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 = 2,014. 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% 9% 8% 44% 1% 2,014
Moderate 22% 10% 9% 58% 1% 2,225
Liberal 17% 7% 9% 67% < 1% 1,917
Don't know 32% 6% 7% 52% 3% 360

Interpreting scripture among adults in the Northeast by political ideology

% of adults in the Northeast 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 = 2,014. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Conservative 35% 31% 4% 23% 7% 2,014
Moderate 19% 29% 2% 43% 7% 2,225
Liberal 14% 16% 1% 64% 6% 1,917
Don't know 32% 21% 4% 27% 16% 360

Belief in Heaven among adults in the Northeast by political ideology

% of adults in the Northeast who …in heaven

Political ideology Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,014. 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% 13% 8% 2,014
Moderate 70% 23% 7% 2,225
Liberal 50% 42% 7% 1,917
Don't know 66% 19% 15% 360

Belief in Hell among adults in the Northeast by political ideology

% of adults in the Northeast who …in hell

Political ideology Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,014. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Conservative 63% 27% 10% 2,014
Moderate 49% 42% 9% 2,225
Liberal 36% 57% 7% 1,917
Don't know 47% 38% 15% 360

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults in the Northeast by political ideology

% of adults in the Northeast who identify as…

Political ideology Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 2,014. 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% 15% 27% 2,014
Moderate 30% 16% 54% 2,225
Liberal 8% 14% 77% 1,917
Don't know 12% 59% 28% 360

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

% of adults in the Northeast who would rather have…

Political ideology Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,014. 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% 30% 2% 2% 2,014
Moderate 50% 43% 3% 4% 2,225
Liberal 27% 66% 3% 4% 1,917
Don't know 36% 46% 5% 14% 360

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

% of adults in the Northeast 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 = 2,014. 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 60% 34% 4% 2% 2,014
Moderate 40% 53% 4% 2% 2,225
Liberal 22% 74% 3% 1% 1,917
Don't know 38% 49% 5% 8% 360

Views about abortion among adults in the Northeast by political ideology

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

Political ideology Legal in all/most cases Illegal in all/most cases Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,014. 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% 53% 5% 2,014
Moderate 67% 29% 4% 2,225
Liberal 79% 18% 3% 1,917
Don't know 52% 37% 11% 360

Views about homosexuality among adults in the Northeast by political ideology

% of adults in the Northeast who say homosexuality…

Political ideology Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,014. 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% 40% 4% 4% 2,014
Moderate 77% 16% 3% 3% 2,225
Liberal 85% 11% 3% 2% 1,917
Don't know 59% 28% 4% 10% 360

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

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

Political ideology Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,014. 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% 10% 2,014
Moderate 68% 25% 7% 2,225
Liberal 82% 14% 4% 1,917
Don't know 52% 34% 15% 360

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

% of adults in the Northeast 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 = 2,014. 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% 43% 2% 3% 2,014
Moderate 30% 66% 2% 2% 2,225
Liberal 17% 80% 2% 2% 1,917
Don't know 34% 52% 4% 10% 360

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

% of adults in the Northeast 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
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Conservative 21% 25% 4% 45% 5% 2,014
Moderate 42% 26% 4% 25% 3% 2,225
Liberal 58% 18% 5% 17% 2% 1,917
Don't know 25% 19% 9% 34% 13% 360