Views about abortion among moderates by sources of guidance on right and wrong (2014) Switch to: Sources of guidance on right and wrong among moderates by views about abortion

% of moderates who say abortion should be…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Legal in all/most cases Illegal in all/most cases Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,067. 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.
Religion 40% 55% 4% 3,067
Philosophy/reason 69% 29% 3% 1,381
Common sense 69% 28% 3% 5,763
Science 73% 24% 2% 1,119
Don't know 55% 28% 17% 323

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