Political ideology among adults in the West

% of adults in the West who are…

Survey year Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 8,498. 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 33% 34% 27% 6% 8,498
2007 33% 36% 24% 7% 7,279

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Political ideology among adults in the West by religious group

% of adults in the West who are…

Religious tradition Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 113. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Buddhist 21% 36% 39% 4% 113
Catholic 36% 34% 26% 4% 1,660
Evangelical Protestant 50% 31% 13% 6% 1,819
Historically Black Protestant 33% 33% 32% 2% 143
Jewish 19% 26% 53% 2% 181
Mainline Protestant 34% 41% 21% 5% 1,141
Mormon 63% 26% 8% 3% 480
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 16% 35% 42% 7% 2,388

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults in the West by political ideology

% of adults in the West who are ages…

Political ideology 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 2,845. 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 17% 34% 28% 21% 2,845
Moderate 25% 36% 24% 15% 2,780
Liberal 27% 36% 24% 13% 2,274
Don't know 27% 33% 25% 16% 427

Generational cohort among adults in the West by political ideology

% of adults in the West who are…

Political ideology Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 2,845. 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 12% 11% 29% 34% 14% 1% 2,845
Moderate 16% 16% 29% 28% 10% 1% 2,780
Liberal 16% 19% 28% 29% 8% 1% 2,274
Don't know 15% 19% 26% 28% 11% < 1% 427

Gender composition among adults in the West by political ideology

% of adults in the West who are…

Political ideology Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 2,908. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Conservative 52% 48% 2,908
Moderate 49% 51% 2,834
Liberal 47% 53% 2,301
Don't know 50% 50% 455

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

% of adults in the West who identify as…

Political ideology White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 2,856. 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% 4% 7% 25% 4% 2,856
Moderate 55% 4% 10% 25% 5% 2,791
Liberal 54% 5% 10% 26% 4% 2,275
Don't know 48% 5% 10% 28% 10% 434

Immigrant status among adults in the West by political ideology

% of adults in the West who are…

Political ideology Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 2,882. 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 22% 12% 66% 2,882
Moderate 21% 14% 66% 2,800
Liberal 26% 16% 58% 2,278
Don't know 28% 12% 61% 427

Income distribution among adults in the West by political ideology

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

Political ideology Less than $30,000 $30,000-$49,999 $50,000-$99,999 $100,000 or more Sample Size
Sample size = 2,544. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Conservative 32% 21% 28% 19% 2,544
Moderate 32% 22% 25% 21% 2,526
Liberal 35% 19% 23% 23% 2,094
Don't know 55% 21% 15% 9% 307

Educational distribution among adults in the West by political ideology

% of adults in the West who have completed…

Political ideology High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 2,895. 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% 36% 16% 7% 2,895
Moderate 35% 36% 19% 11% 2,823
Liberal 34% 30% 20% 17% 2,292
Don't know 56% 30% 11% 4% 439

Marital status among adults in the West by political ideology

% of adults in the West who are…

Political ideology Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 2,894. 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 56% 6% 13% 6% 19% 2,894
Moderate 45% 10% 12% 6% 27% 2,824
Liberal 42% 12% 13% 4% 29% 2,289
Don't know 37% 11% 14% 7% 32% 449

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

% of adults in the West who are…

Political ideology Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 2,894. 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% 69% 2,894
Moderate 29% 71% 2,819
Liberal 27% 73% 2,298
Don't know 27% 73% 449

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among adults in the West by political ideology

% of adults in the West 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 = 2,908. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Conservative 73% 17% 4% 1% 4% 1% 2,908
Moderate 55% 24% 8% < 1% 11% 2% 2,834
Liberal 38% 25% 10% 1% 22% 4% 2,301
Don't know 57% 18% 7% 3% 12% 3% 455

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

% of adults in the West who say religion is…

Political ideology Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,908. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Conservative 65% 22% 7% 5% < 1% 2,908
Moderate 42% 29% 15% 13% 1% 2,834
Liberal 31% 26% 18% 24% 1% 2,301
Don't know 51% 20% 13% 14% 2% 455

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

% of adults in the West 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 = 2,908. 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% 31% 21% < 1% 2,908
Moderate 27% 37% 36% < 1% 2,834
Liberal 19% 32% 49% < 1% 2,301
Don't know 33% 25% 39% 2% 455

Frequency of prayer among adults in the West by political ideology

% of adults in the West who pray…

Political ideology At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,908. 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% 13% 5% 15% 1% 2,908
Moderate 47% 16% 7% 29% 1% 2,834
Liberal 36% 15% 7% 42% 1% 2,301
Don't know 55% 10% 5% 28% 3% 455

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

% of adults in the West 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 = 2,908. 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 36% 10% 8% 44% < 1% 2,908
Moderate 17% 9% 9% 65% < 1% 2,834
Liberal 12% 7% 6% 74% < 1% 2,301
Don't know 27% 8% 5% 57% 3% 455

Frequency of meditation among adults in the West by political ideology

% of adults in the West 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 = 2,908. 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% 8% 3% 40% 2% 2,908
Moderate 39% 10% 5% 45% 1% 2,834
Liberal 37% 10% 6% 45% 2% 2,301
Don't know 42% 7% 3% 43% 5% 455

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

% of adults in the West 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 = 2,908. 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% 13% 7% 11% 1% 2,908
Moderate 55% 16% 12% 17% 1% 2,834
Liberal 50% 16% 13% 20% 1% 2,301
Don't know 56% 12% 4% 23% 5% 455

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

% of adults in the West 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 = 2,908. 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% 16% 12% 22% 1% 2,908
Moderate 46% 16% 14% 23% 1% 2,834
Liberal 50% 16% 15% 18% 1% 2,301
Don't know 50% 10% 9% 25% 5% 455

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

% of adults in the West 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 = 2,908. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Conservative 48% 6% 37% 7% 3% 2,908
Moderate 24% 14% 49% 10% 2% 2,834
Liberal 15% 19% 46% 17% 2% 2,301
Don't know 33% 6% 45% 9% 8% 455

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

% of adults in the West 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 = 2,908. 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% 48% 2% 2% 2,908
Moderate 27% 70% 1% 1% 2,834
Liberal 19% 78% 1% 2% 2,301
Don't know 32% 61% 4% 3% 455

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

% of adults in the West 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 = 2,908. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Conservative 48% 11% 8% 33% 1% 2,908
Moderate 27% 10% 9% 53% < 1% 2,834
Liberal 18% 8% 8% 65% 1% 2,301
Don't know 35% 7% 4% 52% 2% 455

Interpreting scripture among adults in the West by political ideology

% of adults in the West 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 = 2,908. 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% 31% 3% 20% 7% 2,908
Moderate 20% 28% 2% 41% 9% 2,834
Liberal 15% 17% 1% 61% 7% 2,301
Don't know 28% 18% 6% 33% 15% 455

Belief in Heaven among adults in the West by political ideology

% of adults in the West who …in heaven

Political ideology Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,908. 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 80% 13% 7% 2,908
Moderate 66% 26% 8% 2,834
Liberal 48% 45% 7% 2,301
Don't know 60% 24% 17% 455

Belief in Hell among adults in the West by political ideology

% of adults in the West who …in hell

Political ideology Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,908. 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% 25% 8% 2,908
Moderate 49% 42% 9% 2,834
Liberal 32% 61% 7% 2,301
Don't know 44% 39% 17% 455

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults in the West by political ideology

% of adults in the West who identify as…

Political ideology Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 2,908. 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% 15% 23% 2,908
Moderate 31% 21% 48% 2,834
Liberal 10% 15% 74% 2,301
Don't know 13% 67% 20% 455

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

% of adults in the West who would rather have…

Political ideology Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,908. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Conservative 68% 28% 2% 2% 2,908
Moderate 52% 41% 4% 3% 2,834
Liberal 28% 65% 4% 3% 2,301
Don't know 40% 45% 6% 10% 455

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

% of adults in the West 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 = 2,908. 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% 33% 3% 2% 2,908
Moderate 38% 56% 4% 2% 2,834
Liberal 23% 73% 3% 2% 2,301
Don't know 33% 49% 7% 10% 455

Views about abortion among adults in the West by political ideology

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

Political ideology Legal in all/most cases Illegal in all/most cases Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,908. 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 36% 60% 4% 2,908
Moderate 64% 33% 3% 2,834
Liberal 75% 21% 4% 2,301
Don't know 44% 41% 15% 455

Views about homosexuality among adults in the West by political ideology

% of adults in the West who say homosexuality…

Political ideology Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,908. 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% 46% 5% 4% 2,908
Moderate 75% 19% 4% 3% 2,834
Liberal 85% 11% 2% 2% 2,301
Don't know 53% 26% 8% 13% 455

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

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

Political ideology Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,908. 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 34% 59% 7% 2,908
Moderate 68% 26% 7% 2,834
Liberal 82% 14% 4% 2,301
Don't know 46% 35% 19% 455

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

% of adults in the West 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 = 2,908. 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% 38% 3% 4% 2,908
Moderate 32% 62% 3% 3% 2,834
Liberal 18% 78% 1% 3% 2,301
Don't know 34% 49% 5% 12% 455

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

% of adults in the West who say humans…

Political ideology Evolved; due to natural processes Evolved; due to God's design Evolved; don't know how Always existed in present form Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,908. 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 22% 25% 3% 46% 5% 2,908
Moderate 40% 26% 5% 26% 3% 2,834
Liberal 58% 18% 4% 16% 3% 2,301
Don't know 29% 19% 8% 33% 12% 455