Views about abortion among women by state (2014) Switch to: State among women by views about abortion

% of women who say abortion should be…

State Legal in all/most cases Illegal in all/most cases Don't know Sample Size
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Alabama 37% 57% 6% 255
Alaska 59% 37% 4% 158
Arizona 50% 47% 3% 301
Arkansas 36% 62% 2% 148
California 58% 38% 4% 1,829
Colorado 62% 36% 3% 221
Connecticut 69% 26% 6% 187
Delaware 53% 39% 8% 174
District of Columbia 70% 25% 4% 157
Florida 57% 39% 4% 969
Georgia 44% 53% 3% 499
Hawaii 63% 31% 6% 151
Idaho 45% 49% 6% 165
Illinois 58% 39% 3% 670
Indiana 43% 52% 4% 324
Iowa 55% 44% 1% 155
Kansas 48% 51% 1% 136
Kentucky 36% 58% 6% 229
Louisiana 36% 61% 3% 234
Maine 63% 34% 4% 167
Maryland 68% 29% 2% 319
Massachusetts 77% 19% 4% 356
Michigan 53% 44% 3% 505
Minnesota 54% 44% 2% 290
Mississippi 38% 57% 5% 156
Missouri 45% 50% 5% 318
Montana 62% 33% 5% 138
Nebraska 56% 41% 4% 158
Nevada 61% 34% 5% 131
New Hampshire 72% 24% 4% 161
New Jersey 61% 34% 5% 460
New Mexico 55% 43% 2% 159
New York 63% 32% 5% 1,088
North Carolina 51% 43% 6% 513
North Dakota 51% 47% 2% 147
Ohio 50% 45% 4% 599
Oklahoma 52% 44% 4% 197
Oregon 62% 35% 3% 212
Pennsylvania 50% 45% 5% 733
Rhode Island 65% 27% 8% 162
South Carolina 41% 53% 6% 269
South Dakota 50% 48% 2% 150
Tennessee 40% 57% 3% 324
Texas 44% 51% 5% 1,210
Utah 46% 51% 3% 143
Vermont 74% 22% 4% 144
Virginia 54% 43% 2% 417
Washington 60% 38% 2% 370
West Virginia 33% 59% 8% 159
Wisconsin 52% 46% 2% 289
Wyoming 52% 46% 3% 151

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