Political ideology among the Unaffiliated

% of the Unaffiliated who are…

Survey year Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 7,556. 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 18% 36% 39% 8% 7,556
2007 20% 39% 34% 8% 5,048

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among the Unaffiliated by political ideology

% of the Unaffiliated who are ages…

Political ideology 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 1,251. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Conservative 31% 37% 22% 11% 1,251
Moderate 35% 39% 19% 8% 2,640
Liberal 36% 36% 19% 9% 3,073
Don't know 37% 38% 16% 8% 473

Generational cohort among the Unaffiliated by political ideology

% of the Unaffiliated who are…

Political ideology Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 1,251. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Conservative 21% 17% 29% 26% 6% 1% 1,251
Moderate 22% 21% 30% 22% 5% < 1% 2,640
Liberal 22% 23% 27% 23% 5% < 1% 3,073
Don't know 21% 28% 26% 19% 5% 1% 473

Gender composition among the Unaffiliated by political ideology

% of the Unaffiliated who are…

Political ideology Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 1,277. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Conservative 64% 36% 1,277
Moderate 61% 39% 2,681
Liberal 50% 50% 3,107
Don't know 54% 46% 491

Racial and ethnic composition among the Unaffiliated by political ideology

% of the Unaffiliated who identify as…

Political ideology White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 1,246. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Conservative 66% 11% 4% 15% 4% 1,246
Moderate 70% 9% 5% 12% 4% 2,634
Liberal 70% 8% 5% 13% 5% 3,078
Don't know 63% 11% 6% 13% 6% 469

Immigrant status among the Unaffiliated by political ideology

% of the Unaffiliated who are…

Political ideology Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 1,257. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Conservative 13% 12% 75% 1,257
Moderate 11% 11% 78% 2,647
Liberal 14% 14% 72% 3,065
Don't know 13% 10% 77% 466

Income distribution among the Unaffiliated by political ideology

% of the Unaffiliated who have a household income of…

Political ideology Less than $30,000 $30,000-$49,999 $50,000-$99,999 $100,000 or more Sample Size
Sample size = 1,127. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Conservative 37% 19% 26% 18% 1,127
Moderate 30% 22% 28% 20% 2,425
Liberal 29% 20% 26% 24% 2,874
Don't know 56% 17% 15% 12% 364

Educational distribution among the Unaffiliated by political ideology

% of the Unaffiliated who have completed…

Political ideology High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 1,276. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Conservative 53% 30% 13% 5% 1,276
Moderate 37% 35% 18% 10% 2,677
Liberal 28% 32% 23% 16% 3,101
Don't know 61% 27% 8% 4% 478

Marital status among the Unaffiliated by political ideology

% of the Unaffiliated who are…

Political ideology Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 1,265. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Conservative 43% 10% 12% 3% 32% 1,265
Moderate 39% 11% 10% 3% 37% 2,675
Liberal 36% 13% 12% 3% 37% 3,098
Don't know 27% 9% 13% 4% 47% 485

Parent of children under 18 among the Unaffiliated by political ideology

% of the Unaffiliated who are…

Political ideology Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 1,275. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Conservative 30% 70% 1,275
Moderate 27% 73% 2,668
Liberal 23% 77% 3,102
Don't know 29% 71% 487

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among the Unaffiliated by political ideology

% of the Unaffiliated who say they…

Political ideology Believe in God; absolutely certain Believe in God; fairly certain Believe in God; not too/not at all certain Believe in God; don't know Do not believe in God Other/don't know if they believe in God Sample Size
Sample size = 1,277. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Conservative 40% 23% 9% 1% 22% 5% 1,277
Moderate 25% 26% 13% 1% 30% 6% 2,681
Liberal 20% 19% 11% < 1% 43% 5% 3,107
Don't know 37% 18% 9% 2% 27% 7% 491

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

% of the Unaffiliated who say religion is…

Political ideology Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,277. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Conservative 22% 25% 24% 27% 2% 1,277
Moderate 11% 25% 29% 35% 1% 2,681
Liberal 9% 17% 25% 49% 1% 3,107
Don't know 19% 23% 21% 36% 2% 491

Attendance at religious services among the Unaffiliated by political ideology

% of the Unaffiliated who attend religious services…

Political ideology At least once a week Once or twice a month/a few times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,277. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Conservative 7% 28% 64% < 1% 1,277
Moderate 4% 27% 69% < 1% 2,681
Liberal 3% 19% 77% < 1% 3,107
Don't know 6% 20% 73% 1% 491

Frequency of prayer among the Unaffiliated by political ideology

% of the Unaffiliated who pray…

Political ideology At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,277. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Conservative 28% 12% 7% 52% < 1% 1,277
Moderate 18% 12% 7% 62% < 1% 2,681
Liberal 16% 9% 7% 68% < 1% 3,107
Don't know 26% 12% 5% 55% 1% 491

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

% of the Unaffiliated who attend prayer group…

Political ideology At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,277. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Conservative 8% 4% 5% 82% 1% 1,277
Moderate 4% 3% 4% 90% < 1% 2,681
Liberal 4% 3% 2% 91% < 1% 3,107
Don't know 7% 4% 4% 84% 1% 491

Frequency of meditation among the Unaffiliated by political ideology

% of the Unaffiliated who meditate…

Political ideology At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,277. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Conservative 27% 8% 3% 61% 1% 1,277
Moderate 24% 10% 6% 60% 1% 2,681
Liberal 28% 11% 6% 54% 1% 3,107
Don't know 24% 7% 3% 64% 2% 491

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among the Unaffiliated by political ideology

% of the Unaffiliated who feel a sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing…

Political ideology At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,277. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Conservative 39% 14% 11% 35% 2% 1,277
Moderate 38% 17% 12% 32% 1% 2,681
Liberal 42% 17% 10% 30% 2% 3,107
Don't know 36% 11% 8% 38% 7% 491

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among the Unaffiliated by political ideology

% of the Unaffiliated who feel a sense of wonder about the universe…

Political ideology At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,277. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Conservative 43% 14% 11% 30% 1% 1,277
Moderate 44% 18% 13% 24% < 1% 2,681
Liberal 51% 17% 12% 19% 1% 3,107
Don't know 40% 11% 10% 36% 3% 491

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among the Unaffiliated by political ideology

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

Political ideology Religion Philosophy/reason Common sense Science Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,277. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Conservative 12% 11% 62% 13% 2% 1,277
Moderate 6% 17% 60% 16% 2% 2,681
Liberal 5% 23% 50% 21% 1% 3,107
Don't know 12% 10% 61% 10% 7% 491

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

% of the Unaffiliated who say…

Political ideology There are clear standards for what is right and wrong Right or wrong depends on the situation Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,277. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Conservative 31% 67% 1% 1% 1,277
Moderate 21% 78% 1% < 1% 2,681
Liberal 14% 84% 1% 1% 3,107
Don't know 23% 69% 5% 3% 491

Frequency of reading scripture among the Unaffiliated by political ideology

% of the Unaffiliated who read scripture…

Political ideology At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,277. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Conservative 16% 7% 6% 70% < 1% 1,277
Moderate 8% 6% 6% 80% < 1% 2,681
Liberal 6% 5% 6% 82% < 1% 3,107
Don't know 15% 5% 3% 76% 1% 491

Interpreting scripture among the Unaffiliated by political ideology

% of the Unaffiliated who say the holy scripture is…

Political ideology Word of God; should be taken literally Word of God; not everything taken literally Word of God; other/don't know Not the word of God Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,277. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Conservative 17% 14% 1% 58% 9% 1,277
Moderate 7% 13% < 1% 72% 7% 2,681
Liberal 6% 7% < 1% 82% 4% 3,107
Don't know 17% 14% 3% 51% 15% 491

Belief in Heaven among the Unaffiliated by political ideology

% of the Unaffiliated who …in heaven

Political ideology Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,277. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Conservative 51% 38% 11% 1,277
Moderate 39% 50% 11% 2,681
Liberal 27% 66% 7% 3,107
Don't know 47% 38% 15% 491

Belief in Hell among the Unaffiliated by political ideology

% of the Unaffiliated who …in hell

Political ideology Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,277. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Conservative 39% 52% 10% 1,277
Moderate 29% 62% 9% 2,681
Liberal 18% 77% 6% 3,107
Don't know 36% 49% 15% 491

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among the Unaffiliated by political ideology

% of the Unaffiliated who identify as…

Political ideology Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 1,277. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Conservative 52% 20% 28% 1,277
Moderate 29% 23% 48% 2,681
Liberal 8% 14% 78% 3,107
Don't know 11% 66% 23% 491

Views about size of government among the Unaffiliated by political ideology

% of the Unaffiliated who would rather have…

Political ideology Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,277. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Conservative 64% 32% 2% 2% 1,277
Moderate 57% 36% 3% 4% 2,681
Liberal 30% 63% 4% 3% 3,107
Don't know 41% 43% 5% 12% 491

Views about government aid to the poor among the Unaffiliated by political ideology

% of the Unaffiliated who say government aid to the poor…

Political ideology Does more harm than good Does more good than harm Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,277. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Conservative 58% 36% 4% 2% 1,277
Moderate 41% 53% 4% 1% 2,681
Liberal 20% 76% 2% 2% 3,107
Don't know 41% 45% 7% 7% 491

Views about abortion among the Unaffiliated by political ideology

% of the Unaffiliated who say abortion should be…

Political ideology Legal in all/most cases Illegal in all/most cases Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,277. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Conservative 56% 38% 6% 1,277
Moderate 75% 22% 3% 2,681
Liberal 82% 15% 3% 3,107
Don't know 56% 32% 13% 491

Views about homosexuality among the Unaffiliated by political ideology

% of the Unaffiliated who say homosexuality…

Political ideology Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,277. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Conservative 67% 25% 4% 4% 1,277
Moderate 85% 10% 3% 2% 2,681
Liberal 90% 8% 1% 1% 3,107
Don't know 69% 15% 8% 8% 491

Views about same-sex marriage among the Unaffiliated by political ideology

% of the Unaffiliated who …same-sex marriage

Political ideology Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,277. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Conservative 57% 34% 9% 1,277
Moderate 80% 14% 5% 2,681
Liberal 89% 8% 3% 3,107
Don't know 60% 22% 18% 491

Views about environmental regulation among the Unaffiliated by political ideology

% of the Unaffiliated who say…

Political ideology Stricter environmental laws and regulations cost too many jobs and hurt the economy Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,277. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Conservative 49% 45% 3% 3% 1,277
Moderate 28% 67% 3% 2% 2,681
Liberal 15% 82% 1% 2% 3,107
Don't know 32% 54% 4% 10% 491

Views about human evolution among the Unaffiliated by political ideology

% of the Unaffiliated who say humans…

Political ideology Evolved; due to natural processes Evolved; due to God's design Evolved; don't know how Always existed in present form Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,277. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Conservative 48% 17% 5% 27% 4% 1,277
Moderate 65% 16% 4% 14% 2% 2,681
Liberal 74% 11% 4% 10% 1% 3,107
Don't know 40% 17% 9% 21% 13% 491