Views about same-sex marriage among adults in the West

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

Survey year Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose 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 59% 34% 7% 8,498

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

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

Religious tradition Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose 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 79% 17% 4% 113
Catholic 59% 34% 7% 1,660
Evangelical Protestant 34% 58% 8% 1,819
Historically Black Protestant 43% 50% 7% 143
Jewish 88% 9% 3% 181
Mainline Protestant 62% 30% 7% 1,141
Mormon 26% 66% 7% 480
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 82% 13% 6% 2,388

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DemographicInformation

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

% of adults in the West who are ages…

Views about same-sex marriage 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 4,942. 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 28% 36% 23% 13% 4,942
Oppose/strongly oppose 16% 33% 29% 22% 2,817
Don't know 11% 39% 28% 22% 567

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

% of adults in the West who are…

Views about same-sex marriage Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 4,942. 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 17% 19% 28% 27% 8% 1% 4,942
Oppose/strongly oppose 11% 11% 28% 34% 15% 1% 2,817
Don't know 6% 11% 34% 35% 13% 2% 567

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

% of adults in the West who are…

Views about same-sex marriage Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 5,022. 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 47% 53% 5,022
Oppose/strongly oppose 52% 48% 2,884
Don't know 53% 47% 592

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

% of adults in the West who identify as…

Views about same-sex marriage White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 4,956. 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 59% 4% 10% 24% 4% 4,956
Oppose/strongly oppose 53% 6% 8% 28% 5% 2,838
Don't know 49% 4% 6% 31% 9% 562

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

% of adults in the West who are…

Views about same-sex marriage Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 4,969. 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% 15% 64% 4,969
Oppose/strongly oppose 27% 11% 63% 2,839
Don't know 25% 12% 63% 579

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

% of adults in the West 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 = 4,503. 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% 20% 25% 23% 4,503
Oppose/strongly oppose 36% 22% 26% 17% 2,496
Don't know 38% 25% 21% 16% 472

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

% of adults in the West who have completed…

Views about same-sex marriage High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 4,994. 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% 34% 20% 13% 4,994
Oppose/strongly oppose 45% 33% 14% 7% 2,869
Don't know 51% 32% 10% 7% 586

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

% of adults in the West who are…

Views about same-sex marriage Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 5,003. 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% 12% 13% 4% 29% 5,003
Oppose/strongly oppose 56% 5% 13% 7% 18% 2,871
Don't know 46% 9% 14% 10% 22% 582

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

% of adults in the West who are…

Views about same-sex marriage Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 5,004. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Strongly favor/favor 28% 72% 5,004
Oppose/strongly oppose 31% 69% 2,872
Don't know 28% 72% 584

BeliefsandPractices

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

% of adults in the West 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 = 5,022. 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% 25% 9% 1% 18% 3% 5,022
Oppose/strongly oppose 78% 15% 4% 1% 2% 1% 2,884
Don't know 62% 22% 7% 2% 7% 1% 592

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

% of adults in the West 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 = 5,022. 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% 29% 18% 20% 1% 5,022
Oppose/strongly oppose 73% 18% 6% 3% 1% 2,884
Don't know 54% 26% 8% 9% 3% 592

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

% of adults in the West 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 = 5,022. 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 18% 36% 45% < 1% 5,022
Oppose/strongly oppose 57% 27% 16% < 1% 2,884
Don't know 32% 34% 32% 2% 592

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

% of adults in the West who pray…

Views about same-sex marriage At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,022. 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 38% 15% 7% 39% 1% 5,022
Oppose/strongly oppose 73% 12% 4% 11% 1% 2,884
Don't know 57% 17% 6% 18% 2% 592

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

% of adults in the West 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 = 5,022. 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 11% 7% 7% 74% 1% 5,022
Oppose/strongly oppose 43% 11% 9% 37% < 1% 2,884
Don't know 24% 10% 9% 55% 2% 592

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

% of adults in the West 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 = 5,022. 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% 11% 5% 49% 1% 5,022
Oppose/strongly oppose 50% 7% 4% 36% 3% 2,884
Don't know 45% 7% 5% 39% 4% 592

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

% of adults in the West 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 = 5,022. 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% 17% 12% 20% 1% 5,022
Oppose/strongly oppose 71% 11% 6% 10% 1% 2,884
Don't know 61% 9% 10% 16% 5% 592

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

% of adults in the West 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 = 5,022. 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 48% 17% 14% 20% 1% 5,022
Oppose/strongly oppose 50% 14% 12% 22% 2% 2,884
Don't know 46% 13% 10% 26% 5% 592

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

% of adults in the West 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 = 5,022. 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 16% 17% 51% 14% 2% 5,022
Oppose/strongly oppose 55% 5% 32% 5% 3% 2,884
Don't know 32% 7% 46% 8% 7% 592

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

% of adults in the West 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 = 5,022. 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% 75% 1% 1% 5,022
Oppose/strongly oppose 49% 48% 2% 2% 2,884
Don't know 31% 61% 4% 4% 592

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

% of adults in the West 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 = 5,022. 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 18% 9% 9% 64% 1% 5,022
Oppose/strongly oppose 56% 10% 7% 27% 1% 2,884
Don't know 35% 9% 10% 44% 2% 592

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

% of adults in the West 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 = 5,022. 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 13% 23% 1% 55% 8% 5,022
Oppose/strongly oppose 46% 30% 3% 14% 6% 2,884
Don't know 29% 26% 6% 23% 16% 592

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

% of adults in the West who …in heaven

Views about same-sex marriage Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,022. 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 55% 37% 7% 5,022
Oppose/strongly oppose 82% 11% 7% 2,884
Don't know 69% 16% 16% 592

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

% of adults in the West who …in hell

Views about same-sex marriage Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,022. 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 39% 54% 7% 5,022
Oppose/strongly oppose 70% 22% 8% 2,884
Don't know 50% 31% 19% 592

SocialandPoliticalViews

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

% of adults in the West who identify as…

Views about same-sex marriage Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 5,022. 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% 19% 58% 5,022
Oppose/strongly oppose 53% 20% 28% 2,884
Don't know 35% 37% 28% 592

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

% of adults in the West who are…

Views about same-sex marriage Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,022. 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% 39% 38% 5% 5,022
Oppose/strongly oppose 57% 26% 11% 6% 2,884
Don't know 34% 32% 17% 17% 592

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

% of adults in the West 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 = 5,022. 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% 50% 4% 3% 5,022
Oppose/strongly oppose 61% 34% 3% 2% 2,884
Don't know 49% 37% 4% 9% 592

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

% of adults in the West 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 = 5,022. 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% 63% 4% 2% 5,022
Oppose/strongly oppose 57% 38% 3% 2% 2,884
Don't know 50% 38% 6% 6% 592

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

% of adults in the West 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 = 5,022. 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 75% 22% 3% 5,022
Oppose/strongly oppose 28% 68% 4% 2,884
Don't know 43% 40% 17% 592

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

% of adults in the West who say homosexuality…

Views about same-sex marriage Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,022. 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 92% 5% 2% 1% 5,022
Oppose/strongly oppose 26% 66% 4% 4% 2,884
Don't know 44% 16% 20% 20% 592

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

% of adults in the West 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 = 5,022. 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 27% 69% 2% 2% 5,022
Oppose/strongly oppose 51% 41% 3% 4% 2,884
Don't know 41% 43% 6% 11% 592

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

% of adults in the West 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 = 5,022. 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 52% 23% 5% 17% 3% 5,022
Oppose/strongly oppose 17% 22% 3% 53% 6% 2,884
Don't know 20% 24% 11% 34% 11% 592