Views about abortion among adults in Massachusetts

% of adults in Massachusetts who say abortion should be…

Survey year Legal in all/most cases Illegal in all/most cases Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 704. 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 74% 22% 4% 704
2007 66% 28% 6% 748

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Views about abortion among adults in Massachusetts by religious group

% of adults in Massachusetts who say abortion should be…

Religious tradition Legal in all/most cases Illegal in all/most cases 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 62% 32% 6% 238
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 88% 10% 2% 209

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults in Massachusetts by views about abortion

% of adults in Massachusetts who are ages…

Views about abortion 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 513. 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% 36% 25% 14% 513
Illegal in all/most cases 15% 30% 29% 26% 142

Generational cohort among adults in Massachusetts by views about abortion

% of adults in Massachusetts who are…

Views about abortion Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 513. 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% 15% 30% 30% 8% 1% 513
Illegal in all/most cases 8% 12% 24% 33% 18% 5% 142

Gender composition among adults in Massachusetts by views about abortion

% of adults in Massachusetts who are…

Views about abortion Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 524. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Legal in all/most cases 46% 54% 524
Illegal in all/most cases 55% 45% 148

Racial and ethnic composition among adults in Massachusetts by views about abortion

% of adults in Massachusetts who identify as…

Views about abortion White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 513. 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 79% 5% 3% 6% 6% 513
Illegal in all/most cases 75% 8% 2% 14% 1% 143

Immigrant status among adults in Massachusetts by views about abortion

% of adults in Massachusetts who are…

Views about abortion Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 519. 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 12% 16% 72% 519
Illegal in all/most cases 26% 18% 56% 146

Income distribution among adults in Massachusetts by views about abortion

% of adults in Massachusetts 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 = 450. 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% 18% 27% 30% 450
Illegal in all/most cases 39% 17% 26% 18% 126

Educational distribution among adults in Massachusetts by views about abortion

% of adults in Massachusetts who have completed…

Views about abortion High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 522. 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% 27% 23% 19% 522
Illegal in all/most cases 46% 30% 15% 9% 147

Marital status among adults in Massachusetts by views about abortion

% of adults in Massachusetts who are…

Views about abortion Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 522. 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% 9% 12% 5% 32% 522
Illegal in all/most cases 43% 9% 16% 13% 19% 147

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

% of adults in Massachusetts who are…

Views about abortion Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 521. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Legal in all/most cases 26% 74% 521
Illegal in all/most cases 30% 70% 148

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among adults in Massachusetts by views about abortion

% of adults in Massachusetts 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 = 524. 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 33% 27% 12% 1% 22% 4% 524
Illegal in all/most cases 63% 22% 4% 2% 6% 3% 148

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

% of adults in Massachusetts 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 = 524. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Legal in all/most cases 24% 31% 20% 25% 1% 524
Illegal in all/most cases 60% 26% 7% 6% 1% 148

Attendance at religious services among adults in Massachusetts by views about abortion

% of adults in Massachusetts 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 = 524. 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% 32% 51% < 1% 524
Illegal in all/most cases 40% 35% 25% 1% 148

Frequency of prayer among adults in Massachusetts by views about abortion

% of adults in Massachusetts who pray…

Views about abortion At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 524. 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% 13% 9% 47% 1% 524
Illegal in all/most cases 55% 19% 6% 19% 2% 148

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

% of adults in Massachusetts 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 = 524. 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 7% 7% 5% 80% 1% 524
Illegal in all/most cases 21% 11% 6% 62% < 1% 148

Frequency of meditation among adults in Massachusetts by views about abortion

% of adults in Massachusetts 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 = 524. 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% 11% 6% 55% < 1% 524
Illegal in all/most cases 41% 6% 6% 47% 1% 148

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

% of adults in Massachusetts 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 = 524. 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 41% 19% 10% 29% 1% 524
Illegal in all/most cases 55% 18% 11% 14% 2% 148

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

% of adults in Massachusetts 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 = 524. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Legal in all/most cases 46% 16% 13% 25% 1% 524
Illegal in all/most cases 46% 10% 18% 24% 2% 148

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

% of adults in Massachusetts 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 = 524. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Legal in all/most cases 11% 12% 57% 19% 2% 524
Illegal in all/most cases 28% 10% 53% 7% 3% 148

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

% of adults in Massachusetts 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 = 524. 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% 77% 2% 1% 524
Illegal in all/most cases 40% 57% 2% 1% 148

Frequency of reading scripture among adults in Massachusetts by views about abortion

% of adults in Massachusetts 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 = 524. 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 10% 8% 8% 73% < 1% 524
Illegal in all/most cases 26% 11% 12% 49% 2% 148

Interpreting scripture among adults in Massachusetts by views about abortion

% of adults in Massachusetts 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 = 524. 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 8% 19% 2% 63% 7% 524
Illegal in all/most cases 31% 32% 2% 29% 7% 148

Belief in Heaven among adults in Massachusetts by views about abortion

% of adults in Massachusetts who …in heaven

Views about abortion Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 524. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Legal in all/most cases 46% 42% 12% 524
Illegal in all/most cases 78% 14% 9% 148

Belief in Hell among adults in Massachusetts by views about abortion

% of adults in Massachusetts who …in hell

Views about abortion Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 524. 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 29% 60% 10% 524
Illegal in all/most cases 55% 34% 11% 148

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults in Massachusetts by views about abortion

% of adults in Massachusetts who identify as…

Views about abortion Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 524. 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% 16% 61% 524
Illegal in all/most cases 42% 18% 41% 148

Political ideology among adults in Massachusetts by views about abortion

% of adults in Massachusetts who are…

Views about abortion Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 524. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Legal in all/most cases 18% 35% 43% 5% 524
Illegal in all/most cases 42% 36% 14% 8% 148

Views about size of government among adults in Massachusetts by views about abortion

% of adults in Massachusetts who would rather have…

Views about abortion Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 524. 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% 50% 3% 5% 524
Illegal in all/most cases 63% 33% 2% 3% 148

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

% of adults in Massachusetts 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 = 524. 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% 63% 1% 1% 524
Illegal in all/most cases 52% 35% 9% 4% 148

Views about homosexuality among adults in Massachusetts by views about abortion

% of adults in Massachusetts who say homosexuality…

Views about abortion Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 524. 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 90% 7% 1% 2% 524
Illegal in all/most cases 60% 30% 4% 5% 148

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

% of adults in Massachusetts who …same-sex marriage

Views about abortion Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 524. 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 83% 12% 5% 524
Illegal in all/most cases 42% 45% 13% 148

Views about environmental regulation among adults in Massachusetts by views about abortion

% of adults in Massachusetts 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 = 524. 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% 70% 1% 3% 524
Illegal in all/most cases 49% 44% 2% 6% 148

Views about human evolution among adults in Massachusetts by views about abortion

% of adults in Massachusetts 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 = 524. 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 57% 20% 6% 13% 4% 524
Illegal in all/most cases 26% 31% 5% 35% 3% 148