Views about same-sex marriage among adults in the South

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

Survey year Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose 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 45% 46% 8% 12,566

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Views about same-sex marriage among adults in the South by religious group

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

Religious tradition Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose 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 53% 36% 11% 1,885
Evangelical Protestant 24% 68% 8% 4,078
Historically Black Protestant 37% 54% 9% 1,191
Jewish 77% 19% 4% 229
Mainline Protestant 53% 38% 9% 2,174
Mormon 21% 73% 5% 112
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 72% 21% 7% 2,214

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults in the South by views about same-sex marriage

% of adults in the South who are ages…

Views about same-sex marriage 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 5,643. 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.
Strongly favor/favor 32% 36% 21% 11% 5,643
Oppose/strongly oppose 14% 33% 30% 23% 5,688
Don't know 16% 35% 27% 22% 971

Generational cohort among adults in the South by views about same-sex marriage

% of adults in the South who are…

Views about same-sex marriage Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 5,643. 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.
Strongly favor/favor 20% 19% 28% 25% 7% 1% 5,643
Oppose/strongly oppose 8% 11% 28% 36% 15% 2% 5,688
Don't know 9% 12% 30% 31% 17% 2% 971

Gender composition among adults in the South by views about same-sex marriage

% of adults in the South who are…

Views about same-sex marriage Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 5,729. 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.
Strongly favor/favor 46% 54% 5,729
Oppose/strongly oppose 50% 50% 5,814
Don't know 48% 52% 1,023

Racial and ethnic composition among adults in the South by views about same-sex marriage

% of adults in the South who identify as…

Views about same-sex marriage White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 5,676. 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.
Strongly favor/favor 63% 15% 2% 16% 4% 5,676
Oppose/strongly oppose 64% 20% 1% 12% 3% 5,742
Don't know 56% 20% 2% 18% 4% 985

Immigrant status among adults in the South by views about same-sex marriage

% of adults in the South who are…

Views about same-sex marriage Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 5,661. 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.
Strongly favor/favor 14% 10% 76% 5,661
Oppose/strongly oppose 11% 5% 84% 5,735
Don't know 17% 7% 76% 986

Income distribution among adults in the South by views about same-sex marriage

% of adults in the South who have a household income of…

Views about same-sex marriage Less than $30,000 $30,000-$49,999 $50,000-$99,999 $100,000 or more Sample Size
Sample size = 5,151. 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.
Strongly favor/favor 33% 20% 27% 20% 5,151
Oppose/strongly oppose 38% 21% 26% 15% 4,998
Don't know 48% 18% 21% 14% 777

Educational distribution among adults in the South by views about same-sex marriage

% of adults in the South who have completed…

Views about same-sex marriage High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 5,716. 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.
Strongly favor/favor 36% 32% 18% 13% 5,716
Oppose/strongly oppose 49% 31% 13% 7% 5,768
Don't know 51% 30% 12% 7% 1,002

Marital status among adults in the South by views about same-sex marriage

% of adults in the South who are…

Views about same-sex marriage Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 5,711. 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.
Strongly favor/favor 42% 10% 13% 4% 31% 5,711
Oppose/strongly oppose 56% 4% 15% 9% 17% 5,790
Don't know 48% 5% 15% 11% 21% 1,005

Parent of children under 18 among adults in the South by views about same-sex marriage

% of adults in the South who are…

Views about same-sex marriage Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 5,710. 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.
Strongly favor/favor 30% 70% 5,710
Oppose/strongly oppose 30% 70% 5,791
Don't know 29% 71% 1,013

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among adults in the South by views about same-sex marriage

% of adults in the South who say they…

Views about same-sex marriage 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 = 5,729. 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.
Strongly favor/favor 54% 23% 6% < 1% 13% 2% 5,729
Oppose/strongly oppose 87% 10% 1% 1% 1% 1% 5,814
Don't know 73% 17% 3% 2% 3% 3% 1,023

Importance of religion in one's life among adults in the South by views about same-sex marriage

% of adults in the South who say religion is…

Views about same-sex marriage Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,729. 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.
Strongly favor/favor 42% 30% 14% 14% < 1% 5,729
Oppose/strongly oppose 81% 13% 3% 2% < 1% 5,814
Don't know 65% 22% 5% 6% 2% 1,023

Attendance at religious services among adults in the South by views about same-sex marriage

% of adults in the South who attend religious services…

Views about same-sex marriage At least once a week Once or twice a month/a few times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,729. 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.
Strongly favor/favor 24% 38% 37% < 1% 5,729
Oppose/strongly oppose 59% 27% 14% 1% 5,814
Don't know 38% 34% 26% 2% 1,023

Frequency of prayer among adults in the South by views about same-sex marriage

% of adults in the South who pray…

Views about same-sex marriage At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,729. 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.
Strongly favor/favor 46% 18% 6% 29% 1% 5,729
Oppose/strongly oppose 78% 12% 3% 7% 1% 5,814
Don't know 66% 14% 5% 11% 4% 1,023

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among adults in the South by views about same-sex marriage

% of adults in the South who attend prayer group…

Views about same-sex marriage At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,729. 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.
Strongly favor/favor 15% 9% 8% 67% < 1% 5,729
Oppose/strongly oppose 46% 12% 9% 32% 1% 5,814
Don't know 27% 11% 9% 51% 2% 1,023

Frequency of meditation among adults in the South by views about same-sex marriage

% of adults in the South who meditate…

Views about same-sex marriage At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,729. 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.
Strongly favor/favor 35% 10% 4% 50% 1% 5,729
Oppose/strongly oppose 52% 6% 4% 36% 2% 5,814
Don't know 49% 7% 2% 36% 5% 1,023

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among adults in the South by views about same-sex marriage

% of adults in the South who feel a sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing…

Views about same-sex marriage At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,729. 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.
Strongly favor/favor 54% 17% 10% 17% 1% 5,729
Oppose/strongly oppose 73% 10% 6% 9% 1% 5,814
Don't know 61% 13% 8% 13% 4% 1,023

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among adults in the South by views about same-sex marriage

% of adults in the South who feel a sense of wonder about the universe…

Views about same-sex marriage At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,729. 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.
Strongly favor/favor 46% 17% 13% 23% 1% 5,729
Oppose/strongly oppose 46% 14% 11% 27% 2% 5,814
Don't know 45% 12% 10% 29% 4% 1,023

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults in the South by views about same-sex marriage

% of adults in the South who say they look to…most for guidance on right and wrong

Views about same-sex marriage Religion Philosophy/reason Common sense Science Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,729. 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.
Strongly favor/favor 21% 14% 52% 11% 2% 5,729
Oppose/strongly oppose 59% 4% 30% 4% 2% 5,814
Don't know 36% 6% 48% 4% 6% 1,023

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults in the South by views about same-sex marriage

% of adults in the South who say…

Views about same-sex marriage 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 = 5,729. 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.
Strongly favor/favor 24% 75% 1% 1% 5,729
Oppose/strongly oppose 48% 49% 2% 1% 5,814
Don't know 33% 60% 4% 3% 1,023

Frequency of reading scripture among adults in the South by views about same-sex marriage

% of adults in the South who read scripture…

Views about same-sex marriage At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,729. 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.
Strongly favor/favor 25% 12% 9% 53% 1% 5,729
Oppose/strongly oppose 63% 11% 6% 19% 1% 5,814
Don't know 42% 14% 8% 34% 2% 1,023

Interpreting scripture among adults in the South by views about same-sex marriage

% of adults in the South who say the holy scripture is…

Views about same-sex marriage 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 = 5,729. 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.
Strongly favor/favor 19% 27% 2% 45% 7% 5,729
Oppose/strongly oppose 58% 25% 4% 9% 5% 5,814
Don't know 37% 23% 8% 20% 12% 1,023

Belief in Heaven among adults in the South by views about same-sex marriage

% of adults in the South who …in heaven

Views about same-sex marriage Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,729. 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.
Strongly favor/favor 66% 27% 7% 5,729
Oppose/strongly oppose 87% 7% 6% 5,814
Don't know 78% 10% 11% 1,023

Belief in Hell among adults in the South by views about same-sex marriage

% of adults in the South who …in hell

Views about same-sex marriage Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,729. 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.
Strongly favor/favor 50% 42% 7% 5,729
Oppose/strongly oppose 81% 13% 6% 5,814
Don't know 63% 22% 14% 1,023

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults in the South by views about same-sex marriage

% of adults in the South who identify as…

Views about same-sex marriage Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 5,729. 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.
Strongly favor/favor 30% 17% 53% 5,729
Oppose/strongly oppose 53% 15% 32% 5,814
Don't know 32% 33% 35% 1,023

Political ideology among adults in the South by views about same-sex marriage

% of adults in the South who are…

Views about same-sex marriage Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,729. 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.
Strongly favor/favor 23% 40% 32% 6% 5,729
Oppose/strongly oppose 58% 25% 11% 6% 5,814
Don't know 37% 31% 14% 18% 1,023

Views about size of government among adults in the South by views about same-sex marriage

% of adults in the South who would rather have…

Views about same-sex marriage Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,729. 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.
Strongly favor/favor 43% 51% 3% 4% 5,729
Oppose/strongly oppose 60% 35% 2% 3% 5,814
Don't know 46% 37% 9% 9% 1,023

Views about government aid to the poor among adults in the South by views about same-sex marriage

% of adults in the South who say government aid to the poor…

Views about same-sex marriage Does more harm than good Does more good than harm Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,729. 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.
Strongly favor/favor 37% 58% 3% 2% 5,729
Oppose/strongly oppose 56% 38% 4% 2% 5,814
Don't know 44% 40% 10% 7% 1,023

Views about abortion among adults in the South by views about same-sex marriage

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

Views about same-sex marriage Legal in all/most cases Illegal in all/most cases Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,729. 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.
Strongly favor/favor 69% 28% 3% 5,729
Oppose/strongly oppose 29% 67% 4% 5,814
Don't know 36% 44% 19% 1,023

Views about homosexuality among adults in the South by views about same-sex marriage

% of adults in the South who say homosexuality…

Views about same-sex marriage Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,729. 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.
Strongly favor/favor 91% 5% 2% 1% 5,729
Oppose/strongly oppose 21% 72% 4% 3% 5,814
Don't know 41% 18% 20% 20% 1,023

Views about environmental regulation among adults in the South by views about same-sex marriage

% of adults in the South who say…

Views about same-sex marriage 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 = 5,729. 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.
Strongly favor/favor 29% 67% 2% 2% 5,729
Oppose/strongly oppose 50% 44% 3% 3% 5,814
Don't know 41% 45% 5% 9% 1,023

Views about human evolution among adults in the South by views about same-sex marriage

% of adults in the South who say humans…

Views about same-sex marriage 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 = 5,729. 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.
Strongly favor/favor 43% 29% 4% 22% 3% 5,729
Oppose/strongly oppose 12% 24% 2% 56% 5% 5,814
Don't know 18% 28% 8% 34% 12% 1,023