Views about abortion among Mainline Protestants

% of Mainline Protestants who say abortion should be…

Survey year Legal in all/most cases Illegal in all/most cases Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,083. 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 60% 35% 4% 6,083
2007 62% 32% 7% 7,470

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among Mainline Protestants by views about abortion

% of Mainline Protestants who are ages…

Views about abortion 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 3,734. 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% 30% 30% 26% 3,734
Illegal in all/most cases 20% 30% 27% 24% 1,940
Don't know 8% 22% 27% 42% 272

Generational cohort among Mainline Protestants by views about abortion

% of Mainline Protestants who are…

Views about abortion Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 3,734. 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 9% 10% 25% 38% 17% 2% 3,734
Illegal in all/most cases 13% 11% 25% 32% 16% 2% 1,940
Don't know 4% 8% 19% 37% 26% 8% 272

Gender composition among Mainline Protestants by views about abortion

% of Mainline Protestants who are…

Views about abortion Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 3,816. 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% 57% 3,816
Illegal in all/most cases 47% 53% 1,975
Don't know 47% 53% 292

Racial and ethnic composition among Mainline Protestants by views about abortion

% of Mainline Protestants who identify as…

Views about abortion White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 3,776. 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 88% 3% 1% 4% 4% 3,776
Illegal in all/most cases 85% 3% 2% 7% 3% 1,949
Don't know 81% 6% 2% 8% 4% 270

Immigrant status among Mainline Protestants by views about abortion

% of Mainline Protestants who are…

Views about abortion Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 3,778. 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 6% 7% 87% 3,778
Illegal in all/most cases 8% 6% 86% 1,961
Don't know 7% 7% 86% 280

Income distribution among Mainline Protestants by views about abortion

% of Mainline Protestants 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 = 3,320. 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% 18% 30% 27% 3,320
Illegal in all/most cases 32% 23% 26% 19% 1,689
Don't know 42% 22% 21% 15% 199

Educational distribution among Mainline Protestants by views about abortion

% of Mainline Protestants who have completed…

Views about abortion High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 3,794. 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% 29% 22% 17% 3,794
Illegal in all/most cases 43% 33% 16% 9% 1,967
Don't know 44% 30% 17% 9% 284

Marital status among Mainline Protestants by views about abortion

% of Mainline Protestants who are…

Views about abortion Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 3,800. 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 55% 6% 14% 9% 17% 3,800
Illegal in all/most cases 56% 5% 10% 9% 20% 1,965
Don't know 45% 5% 13% 21% 16% 283

Parent of children under 18 among Mainline Protestants by views about abortion

% of Mainline Protestants who are…

Views about abortion Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 3,806. 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% 75% 3,806
Illegal in all/most cases 29% 71% 1,968
Don't know 15% 85% 288

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among Mainline Protestants by views about abortion

% of Mainline Protestants 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 = 3,816. 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 60% 29% 6% 1% 2% 1% 3,816
Illegal in all/most cases 77% 19% 2% 1% < 1% 1% 1,975
Don't know 67% 23% 2% 5% 1% 3% 292

Importance of religion in one's life among Mainline Protestants by views about abortion

% of Mainline Protestants 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 = 3,816. 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% 40% 13% 3% < 1% 3,816
Illegal in all/most cases 68% 26% 5% 1% 1% 1,975
Don't know 61% 27% 4% 3% 5% 292

Attendance at religious services among Mainline Protestants by views about abortion

% of Mainline Protestants 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 = 3,816. 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 27% 46% 27% < 1% 3,816
Illegal in all/most cases 42% 39% 19% < 1% 1,975
Don't know 36% 33% 28% 3% 292

Frequency of prayer among Mainline Protestants by views about abortion

% of Mainline Protestants who pray…

Views about abortion At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,816. 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% 24% 8% 19% 1% 3,816
Illegal in all/most cases 63% 21% 6% 8% 1% 1,975
Don't know 56% 18% 3% 14% 8% 292

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among Mainline Protestants by views about abortion

% of Mainline Protestants 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 = 3,816. 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% 8% 10% 68% < 1% 3,816
Illegal in all/most cases 27% 14% 9% 49% 1% 1,975
Don't know 26% 9% 5% 54% 5% 292

Frequency of meditation among Mainline Protestants by views about abortion

% of Mainline Protestants 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 = 3,816. 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% 6% 49% 1% 3,816
Illegal in all/most cases 38% 9% 4% 47% 2% 1,975
Don't know 48% 7% 4% 34% 7% 292

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among Mainline Protestants by views about abortion

% of Mainline Protestants 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 = 3,816. 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% 18% 13% 15% 1% 3,816
Illegal in all/most cases 62% 18% 8% 11% 1% 1,975
Don't know 58% 14% 8% 14% 5% 292

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among Mainline Protestants by views about abortion

% of Mainline Protestants 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 = 3,816. 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 42% 16% 15% 25% 1% 3,816
Illegal in all/most cases 44% 17% 14% 23% 2% 1,975
Don't know 43% 12% 12% 27% 6% 292

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among Mainline Protestants by views about abortion

% of Mainline Protestants 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 = 3,816. 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 20% 12% 57% 8% 2% 3,816
Illegal in all/most cases 45% 8% 42% 3% 2% 1,975
Don't know 30% 7% 49% 6% 8% 292

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among Mainline Protestants by views about abortion

% of Mainline Protestants 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 = 3,816. 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% 71% 2% 1% 3,816
Illegal in all/most cases 43% 55% 1% 1% 1,975
Don't know 26% 62% 7% 5% 292

Frequency of reading scripture among Mainline Protestants by views about abortion

% of Mainline Protestants 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 = 3,816. 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 23% 13% 13% 51% 1% 3,816
Illegal in all/most cases 42% 15% 10% 33% 1% 1,975
Don't know 32% 12% 12% 40% 5% 292

Interpreting scripture among Mainline Protestants by views about abortion

% of Mainline Protestants 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 = 3,816. 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 16% 34% 2% 38% 10% 3,816
Illegal in all/most cases 38% 40% 3% 13% 6% 1,975
Don't know 25% 19% 10% 19% 27% 292

Belief in Heaven among Mainline Protestants by views about abortion

% of Mainline Protestants who …in heaven

Views about abortion Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,816. 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 76% 16% 8% 3,816
Illegal in all/most cases 87% 6% 7% 1,975
Don't know 74% 7% 19% 292

Belief in Hell among Mainline Protestants by views about abortion

% of Mainline Protestants who …in hell

Views about abortion Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,816. 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 53% 37% 10% 3,816
Illegal in all/most cases 73% 18% 9% 1,975
Don't know 49% 25% 27% 292

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among Mainline Protestants by views about abortion

% of Mainline Protestants who identify as…

Views about abortion Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 3,816. 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 36% 14% 49% 3,816
Illegal in all/most cases 59% 16% 25% 1,975
Don't know 33% 33% 34% 292

Political ideology among Mainline Protestants by views about abortion

% of Mainline Protestants who are…

Views about abortion Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,816. 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% 42% 26% 4% 3,816
Illegal in all/most cases 53% 31% 10% 6% 1,975
Don't know 42% 27% 12% 19% 292

Views about size of government among Mainline Protestants by views about abortion

% of Mainline Protestants who would rather have…

Views about abortion Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,816. 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% 4% 4% 3,816
Illegal in all/most cases 67% 28% 2% 3% 1,975
Don't know 50% 24% 12% 14% 292

Views about government aid to the poor among Mainline Protestants by views about abortion

% of Mainline Protestants 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 = 3,816. 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 40% 54% 4% 2% 3,816
Illegal in all/most cases 61% 33% 4% 2% 1,975
Don't know 49% 32% 8% 10% 292

Views about homosexuality among Mainline Protestants by views about abortion

% of Mainline Protestants who say homosexuality…

Views about abortion Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,816. 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% 16% 3% 3% 3,816
Illegal in all/most cases 48% 42% 6% 4% 1,975
Don't know 40% 28% 18% 13% 292

Views about same-sex marriage among Mainline Protestants by views about abortion

% of Mainline Protestants who …same-sex marriage

Views about abortion Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,816. 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 71% 23% 7% 3,816
Illegal in all/most cases 36% 56% 7% 1,975
Don't know 29% 34% 37% 292

Views about environmental regulation among Mainline Protestants by views about abortion

% of Mainline Protestants 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 = 3,816. 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 31% 65% 2% 2% 3,816
Illegal in all/most cases 52% 43% 2% 2% 1,975
Don't know 31% 48% 10% 12% 292

Views about human evolution among Mainline Protestants by views about abortion

% of Mainline Protestants 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 = 3,816. 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 36% 32% 6% 22% 4% 3,816
Illegal in all/most cases 16% 31% 4% 43% 5% 1,975
Don't know 15% 23% 11% 29% 22% 292