Political ideology among adults in the South

% of adults in the South who are…

Survey year Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 12,566. 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 40% 32% 21% 7% 12,566
2007 40% 34% 18% 8% 12,643

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Political ideology among adults in the South by religious group

% of adults in the South 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 38% 35% 21% 6% 1,885
Evangelical Protestant 56% 26% 12% 6% 4,078
Historically Black Protestant 38% 32% 22% 8% 1,191
Jewish 22% 36% 40% 2% 229
Mainline Protestant 40% 37% 18% 5% 2,174
Mormon 61% 27% 7% 5% 112
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 20% 37% 35% 8% 2,214

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults in the South by political ideology

% of adults in the South who are ages…

Political ideology 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 4,993. 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% 33% 29% 22% 4,993
Moderate 27% 34% 24% 15% 4,036
Liberal 26% 36% 23% 14% 2,578
Don't know 26% 36% 21% 17% 695

Generational cohort among adults in the South by political ideology

% of adults in the South who are…

Political ideology Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 4,993. 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% 28% 35% 15% 1% 4,993
Moderate 16% 17% 28% 29% 9% 1% 4,036
Liberal 16% 18% 28% 28% 9% 1% 2,578
Don't know 15% 19% 29% 25% 12% 1% 695

Gender composition among adults in the South by political ideology

% of adults in the South who are…

Political ideology Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 5,084. 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% 5,084
Moderate 48% 52% 4,109
Liberal 45% 55% 2,611
Don't know 45% 55% 762

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

% of adults in the South who identify as…

Political ideology White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 5,016. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Conservative 70% 15% 1% 11% 3% 5,016
Moderate 62% 19% 2% 14% 4% 4,076
Liberal 53% 20% 2% 20% 5% 2,583
Don't know 50% 24% 2% 18% 5% 728

Immigrant status among adults in the South by political ideology

% of adults in the South who are…

Political ideology Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 5,030. 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% 6% 85% 5,030
Moderate 12% 8% 80% 4,071
Liberal 18% 10% 72% 2,567
Don't know 18% 7% 75% 714

Income distribution among adults in the South by political ideology

% of adults in the South 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 = 4,386. 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% 21% 28% 18% 4,386
Moderate 35% 20% 27% 18% 3,662
Liberal 40% 21% 23% 17% 2,383
Don't know 58% 16% 18% 8% 495

Educational distribution among adults in the South by political ideology

% of adults in the South who have completed…

Political ideology High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 5,063. 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% 32% 15% 7% 5,063
Moderate 38% 33% 17% 12% 4,095
Liberal 42% 28% 17% 13% 2,602
Don't know 60% 28% 7% 5% 726

Marital status among adults in the South by political ideology

% of adults in the South who are…

Political ideology Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 5,066. 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% 5% 13% 7% 18% 5,066
Moderate 46% 7% 13% 7% 26% 4,094
Liberal 40% 9% 17% 5% 29% 2,601
Don't know 41% 6% 17% 9% 27% 745

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

% of adults in the South who are…

Political ideology Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 5,070. 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% 5,070
Moderate 31% 69% 4,094
Liberal 28% 72% 2,600
Don't know 30% 70% 750

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among adults in the South by political ideology

% of adults in the South 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 = 5,084. 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% 11% 2% 1% 2% 1% 5,084
Moderate 65% 21% 5% < 1% 6% 2% 4,109
Liberal 54% 21% 6% 1% 16% 2% 2,611
Don't know 73% 11% 4% 1% 6% 4% 762

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

% of adults in the South who say religion is…

Political ideology Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,084. 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% 16% 4% 3% 1% 5,084
Moderate 55% 26% 10% 8% < 1% 4,109
Liberal 45% 25% 12% 17% < 1% 2,611
Don't know 65% 16% 6% 10% 3% 762

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

% of adults in the South 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 = 5,084. 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% 29% 16% < 1% 5,084
Moderate 36% 38% 26% < 1% 4,109
Liberal 27% 33% 40% < 1% 2,611
Don't know 38% 27% 32% 4% 762

Frequency of prayer among adults in the South by political ideology

% of adults in the South who pray…

Political ideology At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,084. 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% 13% 3% 9% 1% 5,084
Moderate 57% 17% 6% 19% 1% 4,109
Liberal 49% 15% 6% 29% < 1% 2,611
Don't know 62% 13% 3% 18% 4% 762

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

% of adults in the South 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 = 5,084. 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% 11% 9% 38% 1% 5,084
Moderate 24% 10% 10% 56% < 1% 4,109
Liberal 21% 10% 6% 62% 1% 2,611
Don't know 31% 8% 7% 51% 2% 762

Frequency of meditation among adults in the South by political ideology

% of adults in the South 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 = 5,084. 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% 7% 3% 41% 2% 5,084
Moderate 40% 9% 5% 45% 1% 4,109
Liberal 43% 9% 4% 42% 1% 2,611
Don't know 45% 6% 2% 40% 6% 762

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

% of adults in the South 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 = 5,084. 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% 12% 6% 9% 1% 5,084
Moderate 60% 16% 10% 14% 1% 4,109
Liberal 58% 14% 9% 18% 1% 2,611
Don't know 58% 11% 8% 16% 8% 762

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

% of adults in the South 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 = 5,084. 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% 15% 11% 26% 2% 5,084
Moderate 44% 17% 14% 24% 1% 4,109
Liberal 50% 14% 12% 23% 1% 2,611
Don't know 42% 11% 9% 31% 6% 762

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

% of adults in the South 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 = 5,084. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Conservative 55% 5% 33% 4% 2% 5,084
Moderate 32% 11% 48% 8% 2% 4,109
Liberal 23% 15% 47% 13% 2% 2,611
Don't know 40% 6% 44% 5% 5% 762

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

% of adults in the South 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 = 5,084. 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% 48% 2% 1% 5,084
Moderate 29% 70% 1% < 1% 4,109
Liberal 21% 77% 1% 1% 2,611
Don't know 31% 59% 5% 4% 762

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

% of adults in the South 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 = 5,084. 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 57% 12% 7% 24% 1% 5,084
Moderate 37% 13% 8% 41% 1% 4,109
Liberal 31% 10% 8% 50% < 1% 2,611
Don't know 45% 9% 6% 37% 3% 762

Interpreting scripture among adults in the South by political ideology

% of adults in the South 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 = 5,084. 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% 27% 4% 13% 5% 5,084
Moderate 29% 30% 2% 31% 7% 4,109
Liberal 27% 19% 2% 46% 6% 2,611
Don't know 41% 16% 7% 22% 13% 762

Belief in Heaven among adults in the South by political ideology

% of adults in the South who …in heaven

Political ideology Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,084. 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% 9% 6% 5,084
Moderate 76% 17% 7% 4,109
Liberal 63% 31% 6% 2,611
Don't know 74% 14% 12% 762

Belief in Hell among adults in the South by political ideology

% of adults in the South who …in hell

Political ideology Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,084. 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 78% 15% 7% 5,084
Moderate 62% 30% 7% 4,109
Liberal 48% 46% 6% 2,611
Don't know 60% 26% 14% 762

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults in the South by political ideology

% of adults in the South who identify as…

Political ideology Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 5,084. 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% 12% 24% 5,084
Moderate 34% 17% 49% 4,109
Liberal 15% 16% 69% 2,611
Don't know 14% 58% 28% 762

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

% of adults in the South who would rather have…

Political ideology Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,084. 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% 2% 2% 5,084
Moderate 51% 42% 3% 4% 4,109
Liberal 26% 67% 3% 3% 2,611
Don't know 34% 44% 8% 14% 762

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

% of adults in the South 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 = 5,084. 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% 32% 4% 2% 5,084
Moderate 42% 52% 4% 2% 4,109
Liberal 25% 70% 3% 2% 2,611
Don't know 40% 44% 9% 7% 762

Views about abortion among adults in the South by political ideology

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

Political ideology Legal in all/most cases Illegal in all/most cases Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,084. 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 31% 65% 5% 5,084
Moderate 57% 39% 4% 4,109
Liberal 68% 29% 3% 2,611
Don't know 40% 48% 13% 762

Views about homosexuality among adults in the South by political ideology

% of adults in the South who say homosexuality…

Political ideology Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,084. 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% 55% 5% 3% 5,084
Moderate 67% 26% 4% 3% 4,109
Liberal 75% 21% 3% 2% 2,611
Don't know 47% 36% 8% 9% 762

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

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

Political ideology Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,084. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Conservative 26% 67% 8% 5,084
Moderate 56% 36% 8% 4,109
Liberal 69% 25% 5% 2,611
Don't know 38% 41% 21% 762

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

% of adults in the South 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 = 5,084. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Conservative 55% 40% 3% 3% 5,084
Moderate 32% 63% 2% 3% 4,109
Liberal 25% 71% 2% 2% 2,611
Don't know 36% 47% 6% 11% 762

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

% of adults in the South 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 = 5,084. 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% 25% 2% 52% 5% 5,084
Moderate 32% 31% 4% 30% 3% 4,109
Liberal 44% 25% 3% 25% 3% 2,611
Don't know 20% 19% 8% 40% 13% 762