Views about abortion among adults in the West

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

Survey year Legal in all/most cases Illegal in all/most cases 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 57% 39% 4% 8,498
2007 56% 38% 6% 7,279

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Views about abortion among adults in the West by religious group

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

Religious tradition Legal in all/most cases Illegal in all/most cases 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 71% 27% 2% 113
Catholic 48% 48% 4% 1,660
Evangelical Protestant 37% 59% 4% 1,819
Historically Black Protestant 57% 36% 7% 143
Jewish 89% 9% 2% 181
Mainline Protestant 65% 30% 5% 1,141
Mormon 23% 75% 2% 480
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 79% 17% 5% 2,388

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults in the West by views about abortion

% of adults in the West who are ages…

Views about abortion 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 4,933. 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.
Legal in all/most cases 25% 34% 25% 16% 4,933
Illegal in all/most cases 22% 37% 25% 16% 3,045
Don't know 14% 36% 26% 23% 348

Generational cohort among adults in the West by views about abortion

% of adults in the West who are…

Views about abortion Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 4,933. 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.
Legal in all/most cases 15% 16% 27% 30% 10% 1% 4,933
Illegal in all/most cases 14% 15% 30% 30% 11% 1% 3,045
Don't know 7% 14% 30% 31% 16% 2% 348

Gender composition among adults in the West by views about abortion

% of adults in the West who are…

Views about abortion Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 5,028. 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.
Legal in all/most cases 49% 51% 5,028
Illegal in all/most cases 49% 51% 3,110
Don't know 59% 41% 360

Racial and ethnic composition among adults in the West by views about abortion

% of adults in the West who identify as…

Views about abortion White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 4,962. 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.
Legal in all/most cases 61% 4% 10% 20% 5% 4,962
Illegal in all/most cases 49% 4% 8% 34% 5% 3,062
Don't know 52% 8% 8% 26% 6% 332

Immigrant status among adults in the West by views about abortion

% of adults in the West who are…

Views about abortion Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 4,982. 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.
Legal in all/most cases 18% 15% 67% 4,982
Illegal in all/most cases 30% 12% 58% 3,056
Don't know 22% 11% 67% 349

Income distribution among adults in the West by views about abortion

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

Views about abortion Less than $30,000 $30,000-$49,999 $50,000-$99,999 $100,000 or more Sample Size
Sample size = 4,497. 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.
Legal in all/most cases 30% 20% 26% 24% 4,497
Illegal in all/most cases 40% 21% 24% 15% 2,717
Don't know 38% 26% 19% 17% 257

Educational distribution among adults in the West by views about abortion

% of adults in the West who have completed…

Views about abortion High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 5,002. 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.
Legal in all/most cases 32% 35% 20% 13% 5,002
Illegal in all/most cases 46% 33% 14% 8% 3,095
Don't know 44% 33% 17% 6% 352

Marital status among adults in the West by views about abortion

% of adults in the West who are…

Views about abortion Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 5,007. 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.
Legal in all/most cases 43% 11% 14% 5% 27% 5,007
Illegal in all/most cases 53% 7% 12% 6% 22% 3,098
Don't know 47% 7% 12% 9% 24% 351

Parent of children under 18 among adults in the West by views about abortion

% of adults in the West who are…

Views about abortion Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 5,013. 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.
Legal in all/most cases 26% 74% 5,013
Illegal in all/most cases 34% 66% 3,096
Don't know 28% 72% 351

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among adults in the West by views about abortion

% of adults in the West who say they…

Views about abortion 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 = 5,028. 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.
Legal in all/most cases 44% 24% 10% 1% 18% 3% 5,028
Illegal in all/most cases 74% 18% 4% 1% 2% 1% 3,110
Don't know 61% 18% 3% 4% 12% 3% 360

Importance of religion in one's life among adults in the West by views about abortion

% of adults in the West who say religion is…

Views about abortion Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,028. 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.
Legal in all/most cases 30% 30% 19% 21% 1% 5,028
Illegal in all/most cases 71% 19% 5% 3% 1% 3,110
Don't know 54% 19% 10% 13% 4% 360

Attendance at religious services among adults in the West by views about abortion

% of adults in the West who attend religious services…

Views about abortion At least once a week Once or twice a month/a few times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,028. 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.
Legal in all/most cases 17% 36% 46% 1% 5,028
Illegal in all/most cases 53% 29% 18% < 1% 3,110
Don't know 32% 27% 40% 1% 360

Frequency of prayer among adults in the West by views about abortion

% of adults in the West who pray…

Views about abortion At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,028. 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.
Legal in all/most cases 38% 15% 7% 40% 1% 5,028
Illegal in all/most cases 70% 13% 5% 11% 1% 3,110
Don't know 54% 11% 7% 25% 3% 360

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among adults in the West by views about abortion

% of adults in the West who attend prayer group…

Views about abortion At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,028. 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.
Legal in all/most cases 11% 7% 8% 74% < 1% 5,028
Illegal in all/most cases 40% 12% 8% 40% < 1% 3,110
Don't know 27% 6% 5% 56% 6% 360

Frequency of meditation among adults in the West by views about abortion

% of adults in the West who meditate…

Views about abortion At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,028. 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.
Legal in all/most cases 34% 10% 5% 49% 1% 5,028
Illegal in all/most cases 50% 8% 3% 37% 2% 3,110
Don't know 46% 7% 2% 40% 6% 360

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among adults in the West by views about abortion

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

Views about abortion At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,028. 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.
Legal in all/most cases 50% 17% 12% 20% 1% 5,028
Illegal in all/most cases 69% 13% 7% 10% 1% 3,110
Don't know 59% 7% 7% 21% 5% 360

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among adults in the West by views about abortion

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

Views about abortion At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,028. 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.
Legal in all/most cases 47% 17% 14% 21% 1% 5,028
Illegal in all/most cases 50% 15% 12% 22% 2% 3,110
Don't know 52% 9% 10% 24% 6% 360

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults in the West by views about abortion

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

Views about abortion Religion Philosophy/reason Common sense Science Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,028. 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.
Legal in all/most cases 14% 17% 53% 13% 2% 5,028
Illegal in all/most cases 53% 6% 31% 7% 2% 3,110
Don't know 30% 11% 39% 9% 11% 360

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults in the West by views about abortion

% of adults in the West who say…

Views about abortion 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 = 5,028. 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.
Legal in all/most cases 24% 74% 1% 1% 5,028
Illegal in all/most cases 45% 52% 2% 2% 3,110
Don't know 26% 59% 6% 9% 360

Frequency of reading scripture among adults in the West by views about abortion

% of adults in the West who read scripture…

Views about abortion At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,028. 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.
Legal in all/most cases 17% 9% 9% 64% < 1% 5,028
Illegal in all/most cases 53% 11% 6% 29% 1% 3,110
Don't know 33% 9% 7% 47% 4% 360

Interpreting scripture among adults in the West by views about abortion

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

Views about abortion 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 = 5,028. 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.
Legal in all/most cases 13% 22% 1% 56% 8% 5,028
Illegal in all/most cases 43% 32% 4% 15% 6% 3,110
Don't know 25% 16% 10% 25% 25% 360

Belief in Heaven among adults in the West by views about abortion

% of adults in the West who …in heaven

Views about abortion Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,028. 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.
Legal in all/most cases 54% 38% 8% 5,028
Illegal in all/most cases 82% 11% 7% 3,110
Don't know 63% 24% 14% 360

Belief in Hell among adults in the West by views about abortion

% of adults in the West who …in hell

Views about abortion Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,028. 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.
Legal in all/most cases 38% 54% 8% 5,028
Illegal in all/most cases 68% 24% 8% 3,110
Don't know 44% 35% 21% 360

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults in the West by views about abortion

% of adults in the West who identify as…

Views about abortion Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 5,028. 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.
Legal in all/most cases 25% 17% 57% 5,028
Illegal in all/most cases 49% 22% 30% 3,110
Don't know 27% 40% 32% 360

Political ideology among adults in the West by views about abortion

% of adults in the West who are…

Views about abortion Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,028. 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.
Legal in all/most cases 21% 38% 36% 5% 5,028
Illegal in all/most cases 50% 28% 15% 6% 3,110
Don't know 33% 24% 22% 21% 360

Views about size of government among adults in the West by views about abortion

% of adults in the West who would rather have…

Views about abortion Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,028. 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.
Legal in all/most cases 46% 47% 4% 3% 5,028
Illegal in all/most cases 56% 40% 2% 3% 3,110
Don't know 50% 33% 7% 11% 360

Views about government aid to the poor among adults in the West by views about abortion

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

Views about abortion Does more harm than good Does more good than harm Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,028. 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.
Legal in all/most cases 35% 60% 4% 1% 5,028
Illegal in all/most cases 52% 43% 3% 2% 3,110
Don't know 40% 42% 8% 10% 360

Views about homosexuality among adults in the West by views about abortion

% of adults in the West who say homosexuality…

Views about abortion Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,028. 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.
Legal in all/most cases 84% 12% 3% 2% 5,028
Illegal in all/most cases 43% 47% 5% 4% 3,110
Don't know 50% 27% 9% 14% 360

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

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

Views about abortion Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,028. 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.
Legal in all/most cases 78% 17% 5% 5,028
Illegal in all/most cases 34% 59% 7% 3,110
Don't know 40% 33% 27% 360

Views about environmental regulation among adults in the West by views about abortion

% of adults in the West who say…

Views about abortion 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 = 5,028. 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.
Legal in all/most cases 28% 67% 2% 2% 5,028
Illegal in all/most cases 48% 45% 3% 4% 3,110
Don't know 32% 49% 5% 14% 360

Views about human evolution among adults in the West by views about abortion

% of adults in the West who say humans…

Views about abortion 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 = 5,028. 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.
Legal in all/most cases 52% 22% 5% 18% 3% 5,028
Illegal in all/most cases 19% 25% 3% 48% 5% 3,110
Don't know 25% 19% 10% 29% 17% 360