Political ideology among adults in California

% of adults in California who are…

Survey year Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,697. 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 31% 34% 29% 6% 3,697
2007 31% 36% 25% 8% 3,574

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Political ideology among adults in California by religious group

% of adults in California who are…

Religious tradition Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 0. 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.
Catholic 37% 34% 25% 4% 878
Evangelical Protestant 48% 31% 15% 5% 718
Jewish 17% 29% 52% 2% 125
Mainline Protestant 33% 41% 21% 4% 452
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 15% 36% 43% 7% 1,042

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults in California by political ideology

% of adults in California who are ages…

Political ideology 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 1,108. 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 18% 34% 29% 19% 1,108
Moderate 25% 37% 24% 14% 1,227
Liberal 28% 38% 21% 13% 1,094
Don't know 28% 31% 25% 16% 179

Generational cohort among adults in California by political ideology

% of adults in California who are…

Political ideology Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 1,108. 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% 11% 28% 34% 13% 1% 1,108
Moderate 17% 15% 30% 27% 10% < 1% 1,227
Liberal 16% 21% 29% 26% 8% 1% 1,094
Don't know 16% 17% 26% 29% 12% < 1% 179

Gender composition among adults in California by political ideology

% of adults in California who are…

Political ideology Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 1,134. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Conservative 52% 48% 1,134
Moderate 49% 51% 1,257
Liberal 47% 53% 1,114
Don't know 49% 51% 192

Racial and ethnic composition among adults in California by political ideology

% of adults in California who identify as…

Political ideology White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 1,108. 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 44% 6% 11% 37% 3% 1,108
Moderate 43% 5% 14% 35% 3% 1,236
Liberal 45% 6% 15% 31% 3% 1,106
Don't know 35% 8% 16% 34% 7% 182

Immigrant status among adults in California by political ideology

% of adults in California who are…

Political ideology Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 1,124. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Conservative 34% 14% 52% 1,124
Moderate 29% 18% 52% 1,236
Liberal 34% 20% 46% 1,105
Don't know 41% 12% 47% 176

Income distribution among adults in California by political ideology

% of adults in California 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 = 970. 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% 18% 25% 20% 970
Moderate 33% 20% 24% 24% 1,098
Liberal 37% 16% 21% 26% 1,002
Don't know 52% 22% 17% 9% 115

Educational distribution among adults in California by political ideology

% of adults in California who have completed…

Political ideology High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 1,125. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Conservative 46% 34% 14% 7% 1,125
Moderate 37% 33% 18% 12% 1,250
Liberal 34% 30% 20% 16% 1,108
Don't know 52% 31% 11% 6% 180

Marital status among adults in California by political ideology

% of adults in California who are…

Political ideology Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married 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 52% 7% 14% 6% 21% 1,127
Moderate 43% 9% 13% 6% 29% 1,251
Liberal 41% 11% 12% 4% 31% 1,106
Don't know 37% 9% 12% 8% 34% 187

Parent of children under 18 among adults in California by political ideology

% of adults in California who are…

Political ideology Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 1,129. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Conservative 32% 68% 1,129
Moderate 30% 70% 1,252
Liberal 28% 72% 1,112
Don't know 29% 71% 188

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among adults in California by political ideology

% of adults in California 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 = 1,134. 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 69% 19% 5% 1% 4% 2% 1,134
Moderate 55% 24% 8% 1% 10% 2% 1,257
Liberal 38% 25% 10% 1% 23% 3% 1,114
Don't know 57% 16% 11% 4% 10% 3% 192

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

% of adults in California who say religion is…

Political ideology Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,134. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Conservative 65% 22% 7% 6% < 1% 1,134
Moderate 43% 29% 15% 12% 1% 1,257
Liberal 31% 27% 17% 24% 1% 1,114
Don't know 51% 16% 18% 12% 4% 192

Attendance at religious services among adults in California by political ideology

% of adults in California 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 = 1,134. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Conservative 45% 34% 20% < 1% 1,134
Moderate 28% 38% 34% < 1% 1,257
Liberal 19% 33% 48% < 1% 1,114
Don't know 35% 25% 37% 2% 192

Frequency of prayer among adults in California by political ideology

% of adults in California who pray…

Political ideology At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,134. 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% 13% 5% 16% 1% 1,134
Moderate 50% 15% 8% 27% < 1% 1,257
Liberal 37% 14% 7% 41% < 1% 1,114
Don't know 55% 10% 4% 28% 3% 192

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

% of adults in California 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 = 1,134. 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 33% 12% 10% 45% < 1% 1,134
Moderate 17% 9% 8% 65% < 1% 1,257
Liberal 13% 8% 6% 73% < 1% 1,114
Don't know 26% 8% 7% 58% 1% 192

Frequency of meditation among adults in California by political ideology

% of adults in California 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 = 1,134. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Conservative 47% 8% 4% 40% 2% 1,134
Moderate 39% 10% 5% 45% 1% 1,257
Liberal 37% 10% 6% 45% 3% 1,114
Don't know 41% 8% 2% 46% 3% 192

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

% of adults in California 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 = 1,134. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Conservative 67% 13% 7% 10% 2% 1,134
Moderate 56% 15% 12% 16% 1% 1,257
Liberal 49% 16% 13% 21% 1% 1,114
Don't know 53% 16% 3% 25% 4% 192

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

% of adults in California 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 = 1,134. 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% 14% 13% 23% 1% 1,134
Moderate 45% 16% 15% 23% 1% 1,257
Liberal 49% 15% 16% 18% 2% 1,114
Don't know 48% 12% 9% 25% 6% 192

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

% of adults in California 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 = 1,134. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Conservative 45% 8% 36% 8% 2% 1,134
Moderate 24% 15% 48% 11% 2% 1,257
Liberal 17% 19% 45% 16% 2% 1,114
Don't know 33% 3% 45% 12% 8% 192

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

% of adults in California 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 = 1,134. 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 42% 55% 2% 1% 1,134
Moderate 26% 72% 1% 2% 1,257
Liberal 18% 79% 1% 2% 1,114
Don't know 33% 60% 4% 3% 192

Frequency of reading scripture among adults in California by political ideology

% of adults in California 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 = 1,134. 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 44% 12% 8% 35% 1% 1,134
Moderate 27% 10% 9% 54% < 1% 1,257
Liberal 19% 8% 9% 63% 1% 1,114
Don't know 35% 6% 4% 54% 1% 192

Interpreting scripture among adults in California by political ideology

% of adults in California 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 = 1,134. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Conservative 41% 28% 2% 21% 7% 1,134
Moderate 20% 27% 2% 42% 9% 1,257
Liberal 16% 16% 1% 60% 7% 1,114
Don't know 30% 15% 6% 33% 15% 192

Belief in Heaven among adults in California by political ideology

% of adults in California who …in heaven

Political ideology Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,134. 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 79% 13% 8% 1,134
Moderate 67% 26% 7% 1,257
Liberal 49% 45% 6% 1,114
Don't know 57% 25% 18% 192

Belief in Hell among adults in California by political ideology

% of adults in California who …in hell

Political ideology Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,134. 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% 25% 9% 1,134
Moderate 51% 41% 8% 1,257
Liberal 35% 59% 6% 1,114
Don't know 46% 35% 19% 192

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults in California by political ideology

% of adults in California who identify as…

Political ideology Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 1,134. 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% 17% 30% 1,134
Moderate 30% 21% 49% 1,257
Liberal 9% 16% 75% 1,114
Don't know 13% 64% 23% 192

Views about size of government among adults in California by political ideology

% of adults in California who would rather have…

Political ideology Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,134. 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 59% 37% 2% 2% 1,134
Moderate 47% 46% 4% 3% 1,257
Liberal 27% 65% 4% 4% 1,114
Don't know 35% 50% 7% 8% 192

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

% of adults in California 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 = 1,134. 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% 38% 3% 2% 1,134
Moderate 37% 57% 4% 2% 1,257
Liberal 23% 73% 2% 2% 1,114
Don't know 29% 51% 8% 12% 192

Views about abortion among adults in California by political ideology

% of adults in California who say abortion should be…

Political ideology Legal in all/most cases Illegal in all/most cases Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,134. 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% 55% 5% 1,134
Moderate 63% 34% 3% 1,257
Liberal 73% 23% 4% 1,114
Don't know 40% 47% 13% 192

Views about homosexuality among adults in California by political ideology

% of adults in California who say homosexuality…

Political ideology Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,134. 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 50% 41% 5% 5% 1,134
Moderate 75% 19% 4% 2% 1,257
Liberal 84% 13% 2% 1% 1,114
Don't know 52% 28% 7% 13% 192

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

% of adults in California who …same-sex marriage

Political ideology Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,134. 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 38% 55% 7% 1,134
Moderate 68% 26% 6% 1,257
Liberal 82% 14% 4% 1,114
Don't know 45% 36% 19% 192

Views about environmental regulation among adults in California by political ideology

% of adults in California 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 = 1,134. 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% 42% 3% 4% 1,134
Moderate 33% 61% 4% 2% 1,257
Liberal 18% 79% 1% 3% 1,114
Don't know 35% 49% 4% 12% 192

Views about human evolution among adults in California by political ideology

% of adults in California 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 = 1,134. 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 24% 24% 3% 43% 6% 1,134
Moderate 42% 24% 5% 26% 3% 1,257
Liberal 58% 18% 4% 17% 3% 1,114
Don't know 28% 18% 7% 37% 10% 192