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

% of whites 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 = 8,122. 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 26% 71% 3% 8,122
Philosophy/reason 73% 24% 3% 2,824
Common sense 66% 30% 4% 11,053
Science 78% 20% 3% 2,194
Don't know 48% 38% 14% 707

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