State among moderates

% of moderates who are in…

Survey year Alabama Alaska Arizona Arkansas California Colorado Connecticut Delaware District of Columbia Florida Georgia Hawaii Idaho Illinois Indiana Iowa Kansas Kentucky Louisiana Maine Maryland Massachusetts Michigan Minnesota Mississippi Missouri Montana Nebraska Nevada New Hampshire New Jersey New Mexico New York North Carolina North Dakota Ohio Oklahoma Oregon Pennsylvania Rhode Island South Carolina South Dakota Tennessee Texas Utah Vermont Virginia Washington West Virginia Wisconsin Wyoming Sample Size
Sample size = 11,653. 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 1% < 1% 2% 1% 12% 2% 1% < 1% < 1% 6% 3% 1% < 1% 4% 2% 1% 1% 1% 1% < 1% 2% 2% 3% 2% 1% 2% < 1% 1% 1% < 1% 3% 1% 7% 3% < 1% 4% 1% 1% 4% < 1% 2% < 1% 2% 8% 1% < 1% 3% 2% 1% 2% < 1% 11,653
2007 2% < 1% 2% 1% 12% 2% 1% < 1% < 1% 5% 3% < 1% < 1% 4% 2% 1% 1% 2% 1% 1% 2% 2% 3% 2% 1% 2% < 1% 1% 1% < 1% 3% 1% 6% 3% < 1% 5% 1% 2% 6% < 1% 1% < 1% 2% 6% 1% < 1% 3% 2% 1% 2% < 1% 12,825

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State among moderates by religious group

% of moderates who are in…

Religious tradition Alabama Alaska Arizona Arkansas California Colorado Connecticut Delaware District of Columbia Florida Georgia Hawaii Idaho Illinois Indiana Iowa Kansas Kentucky Louisiana Maine Maryland Massachusetts Michigan Minnesota Mississippi Missouri Montana Nebraska Nevada New Hampshire New Jersey New Mexico New York North Carolina North Dakota Ohio Oklahoma Oregon Pennsylvania Rhode Island South Carolina South Dakota Tennessee Texas Utah Vermont Virginia Washington West Virginia Wisconsin Wyoming 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 < 1% < 1% 2% 1% 15% 1% 2% < 1% < 1% 6% 1% 1% < 1% 5% 2% 1% < 1% 1% 1% < 1% 2% 4% 3% 2% < 1% 2% < 1% 1% 1% 1% 5% 1% 10% 1% < 1% 3% < 1% 1% 6% 1% 1% < 1% 1% 8% < 1% < 1% 2% 2% < 1% 3% < 1% 2,619
Evangelical Protestant 3% < 1% 3% 2% 11% 2% 1% < 1% < 1% 5% 4% 1% < 1% 4% 2% 1% 1% 3% 1% < 1% 1% 1% 2% 1% 2% 2% < 1% < 1% 1% < 1% 2% 1% 3% 4% < 1% 4% 3% 2% 3% < 1% 2% < 1% 4% 9% < 1% < 1% 3% 2% 1% 2% < 1% 2,236
Historically Black Protestant 4% < 1% < 1% 2% 5% < 1% 1% 1% 1% 6% 10% < 1% < 1% 6% 2% < 1% < 1% 1% 4% < 1% 5% 1% 4% 1% 3% 2% < 1% < 1% 1% < 1% 2% < 1% 5% 5% < 1% 3% 1% < 1% 3% < 1% 4% < 1% 2% 7% < 1% < 1% 5% < 1% < 1% 1% < 1% 672
Jewish < 1% < 1% 2% < 1% 12% 1% 2% < 1% 1% 13% < 1% < 1% < 1% 5% < 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 4% 3% 3% < 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 1% < 1% 12% < 1% 22% 1% < 1% 2% < 1% 1% 4% < 1% 2% < 1% 1% 4% < 1% < 1% 1% < 1% 1% < 1% < 1% 262
Mainline Protestant 1% < 1% 2% 1% 9% 2% 1% < 1% < 1% 6% 2% 1% 1% 5% 2% 2% 2% 1% 1% 1% 3% 2% 3% 3% 1% 2% < 1% 1% < 1% < 1% 2% 1% 5% 4% < 1% 4% 2% 1% 6% < 1% 1% < 1% 2% 7% < 1% < 1% 3% 2% 1% 2% < 1% 2,290
Mormon 1% 1% 3% < 1% 12% 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 4% 1% < 1% 6% < 1% 2% < 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 2% 2% 1% 2% 1% 1% 1% < 1% 2% < 1% 2% < 1% 3% 2% < 1% 1% < 1% 6% 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 1% 3% 29% < 1% 7% 4% < 1% < 1% 1% 172
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 1% < 1% 2% 1% 14% 2% 1% < 1% < 1% 7% 2% < 1% 1% 3% 2% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 2% 3% 4% 1% 1% 2% < 1% < 1% 1% 1% 2% 1% 7% 2% < 1% 4% 1% 2% 4% < 1% 1% < 1% 1% 7% 1% < 1% 3% 3% < 1% 2% < 1% 2,681

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among moderates by state

% of moderates who are ages…

State 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 141. 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.
Alabama 31% 40% 19% 10% 141
Arizona 17% 40% 27% 16% 211
Arkansas 28% 32% 22% 19% 116
California 25% 37% 24% 14% 1,227
Colorado 31% 38% 19% 12% 165
Connecticut 18% 32% 32% 18% 136
Delaware 25% 31% 28% 17% 113
District of Columbia 35% 36% 12% 17% 107
Florida 20% 32% 25% 22% 644
Georgia 30% 35% 23% 11% 304
Hawaii 25% 34% 24% 16% 118
Idaho 25% 32% 23% 20% 102
Illinois 25% 37% 26% 12% 436
Indiana 24% 32% 26% 18% 214
Iowa 24% 35% 25% 17% 101
Kansas 24% 33% 21% 22% 101
Kentucky 25% 31% 26% 18% 127
Louisiana 32% 38% 20% 10% 131
Maryland 23% 39% 25% 14% 240
Massachusetts 21% 32% 27% 20% 244
Michigan 20% 37% 26% 18% 316
Minnesota 21% 26% 31% 21% 189
Missouri 21% 38% 27% 13% 203
Nevada 25% 38% 24% 13% 105
New Hampshire 10% 38% 32% 20% 104
New Jersey 17% 37% 27% 19% 316
New Mexico 24% 25% 27% 24% 104
New York 25% 37% 25% 13% 627
North Carolina 26% 31% 25% 17% 327
Ohio 19% 33% 29% 20% 389
Oklahoma 30% 27% 25% 18% 137
Oregon 26% 36% 21% 17% 137
Pennsylvania 22% 34% 28% 17% 455
Rhode Island 28% 30% 22% 20% 110
South Carolina 28% 29% 28% 14% 166
Tennessee 27% 27% 30% 16% 177
Texas 29% 38% 21% 12% 803
Virginia 28% 35% 26% 11% 315
Washington 24% 30% 26% 20% 229
Wisconsin 24% 29% 29% 18% 209

Generational cohort among moderates by state

% of moderates who are…

State Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 141. 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.
Alabama 21% 21% 29% 21% 8% < 1% 141
Arizona 10% 14% 32% 32% 10% 1% 211
Arkansas 20% 12% 28% 26% 13% 1% 116
California 17% 15% 30% 27% 10% < 1% 1,227
Colorado 19% 19% 32% 21% 9% 1% 165
Connecticut 16% 8% 27% 38% 11% 1% 136
Delaware 21% 8% 26% 30% 14% 1% 113
District of Columbia 22% 22% 27% 14% 13% 2% 107
Florida 13% 11% 28% 32% 13% 2% 644
Georgia 22% 14% 29% 26% 7% 1% 304
Hawaii 17% 15% 27% 32% 8% 1% 118
Idaho 18% 15% 25% 30% 13% 1% 102
Illinois 16% 17% 29% 29% 8% < 1% 436
Indiana 15% 15% 26% 29% 12% 2% 214
Iowa 15% 17% 26% 28% 12% 2% 101
Kansas 12% 15% 30% 27% 13% 3% 101
Kentucky 10% 21% 25% 33% 10% 1% 127
Louisiana 18% 22% 30% 21% 9% < 1% 131
Maryland 11% 18% 33% 28% 10% < 1% 240
Massachusetts 12% 15% 26% 33% 12% 2% 244
Michigan 13% 14% 30% 31% 12% 1% 316
Minnesota 13% 16% 19% 37% 15% < 1% 189
Missouri 14% 17% 29% 32% 8% < 1% 203
Nevada 19% 12% 32% 30% 5% 1% 105
New Hampshire 7% 8% 34% 39% 12% < 1% 104
New Jersey 10% 14% 30% 32% 10% 4% 316
New Mexico 13% 14% 21% 36% 15% < 1% 104
New York 17% 14% 30% 29% 8% 1% 627
North Carolina 13% 19% 26% 32% 8% 2% 327
Ohio 11% 13% 28% 34% 12% 2% 389
Oklahoma 14% 23% 20% 28% 14% 2% 137
Oregon 11% 22% 29% 25% 11% 1% 137
Pennsylvania 16% 9% 30% 33% 11% 1% 455
Rhode Island 18% 12% 27% 29% 13% < 1% 110
South Carolina 20% 14% 23% 33% 8% 1% 166
Tennessee 15% 16% 23% 36% 9% 1% 177
Texas 18% 19% 29% 25% 8% 1% 803
Virginia 16% 19% 29% 28% 9% < 1% 315
Washington 16% 15% 23% 33% 11% 1% 229
Wisconsin 18% 11% 24% 33% 12% 1% 209

Gender composition among moderates by state

% of moderates who are…

State Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 144. 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.
Alabama 43% 57% 144
Alaska 56% 44% 100
Arizona 50% 50% 213
Arkansas 45% 55% 118
California 49% 51% 1,257
Colorado 46% 54% 167
Connecticut 45% 55% 139
Delaware 53% 47% 116
District of Columbia 43% 57% 112
Florida 49% 51% 662
Georgia 47% 53% 308
Hawaii 46% 54% 122
Idaho 47% 53% 104
Illinois 52% 48% 441
Indiana 50% 50% 217
Iowa 45% 55% 101
Kansas 42% 58% 102
Kentucky 54% 46% 130
Louisiana 48% 52% 131
Maryland 50% 50% 244
Massachusetts 50% 50% 248
Michigan 48% 52% 324
Minnesota 51% 49% 191
Missouri 48% 52% 206
Nevada 49% 51% 108
New Hampshire 51% 49% 105
New Jersey 47% 53% 329
New Mexico 43% 57% 106
New York 49% 51% 641
North Carolina 47% 53% 331
Ohio 46% 54% 395
Oklahoma 46% 54% 138
Oregon 53% 47% 137
Pennsylvania 48% 52% 462
Rhode Island 35% 65% 112
South Carolina 43% 57% 170
South Dakota 54% 46% 103
Tennessee 45% 55% 179
Texas 49% 51% 815
Virginia 49% 51% 323
Washington 52% 48% 230
Wisconsin 46% 54% 211

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Racial and ethnic composition among moderates by state

% of moderates who identify as…

State White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 143. 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.
Alabama 64% 29% < 1% 3% 4% 143
Alaska 61% 8% 4% 3% 23% 100
Arizona 62% 3% 3% 26% 6% 208
Arkansas 79% 12% 1% 6% 2% 118
California 43% 5% 14% 35% 3% 1,236
Colorado 76% 1% 3% 16% 3% 163
Connecticut 72% 11% 2% 9% 6% 136
Delaware 61% 30% 2% 5% 2% 115
District of Columbia 35% 51% 3% 6% 4% 111
Florida 64% 13% 1% 19% 3% 657
Georgia 53% 33% 1% 8% 4% 307
Hawaii 25% 5% 42% 8% 21% 121
Idaho 89% 1% 2% 6% 2% 103
Illinois 66% 17% 3% 10% 3% 436
Indiana 82% 10% < 1% 5% 4% 216
Iowa 88% 2% 2% 6% 2% 101
Kansas 85% 9% < 1% 5% < 1% 102
Kentucky 85% 8% < 1% 4% 3% 130
Louisiana 66% 24% 1% 5% 3% 130
Maryland 60% 31% 4% 2% 3% 242
Massachusetts 85% 5% 3% 5% 1% 244
Michigan 81% 11% 1% 3% 3% 318
Minnesota 88% 3% < 1% 3% 6% 186
Missouri 81% 9% 1% 5% 4% 203
Nevada 54% 8% 5% 20% 13% 105
New Hampshire 97% < 1% < 1% 1% 2% 102
New Jersey 63% 10% 9% 14% 5% 321
New Mexico 40% 4% < 1% 40% 16% 105
New York 59% 14% 6% 16% 6% 629
North Carolina 70% 20% 1% 5% 4% 330
Ohio 84% 11% 2% 2% 1% 390
Oklahoma 68% 6% < 1% 12% 14% 137
Oregon 84% 1% 4% 7% 4% 135
Pennsylvania 81% 10% 2% 5% 2% 456
Rhode Island 83% 2% 1% 5% 8% 112
South Carolina 66% 29% 1% 4% < 1% 169
South Dakota 93% < 1% < 1% < 1% 7% 101
Tennessee 77% 18% 1% 3% 2% 179
Texas 47% 12% 3% 34% 4% 805
Virginia 65% 19% 5% 9% 3% 317
Washington 78% 3% 6% 7% 6% 228
Wisconsin 87% 3% 1% 6% 3% 208

Immigrant status among moderates by state

% of moderates who are…

State Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 142. 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.
Alabama 4% 5% 91% 142
Alaska 6% 9% 85% 100
Arizona 9% 12% 79% 212
Arkansas 4% 2% 94% 117
California 29% 18% 52% 1,236
Colorado 10% 8% 81% 166
Connecticut 16% 16% 68% 136
Delaware 11% 6% 83% 115
District of Columbia 16% 8% 76% 111
Florida 22% 11% 67% 655
Georgia 7% 5% 88% 305
Hawaii 21% 9% 70% 120
Idaho 6% 3% 91% 104
Illinois 11% 11% 79% 435
Indiana 4% 4% 92% 217
Iowa 5% 5% 90% 101
Kansas 3% 3% 94% 100
Kentucky 3% < 1% 96% 128
Louisiana 4% 6% 90% 131
Maryland 12% 7% 81% 240
Massachusetts 15% 17% 68% 247
Michigan 7% 8% 85% 321
Minnesota 6% 5% 90% 191
Missouri 6% 4% 90% 200
Nevada 22% 13% 65% 108
New Hampshire 6% 8% 86% 105
New Jersey 25% 16% 58% 323
New Mexico 17% 5% 78% 105
New York 22% 20% 58% 632
North Carolina 9% 6% 85% 330
Ohio 3% 9% 88% 393
Oklahoma 11% 2% 87% 137
Oregon 5% 6% 89% 136
Pennsylvania 5% 8% 87% 458
Rhode Island 12% 16% 72% 111
South Carolina 4% 3% 92% 169
South Dakota < 1% 2% 98% 102
Tennessee 5% 2% 93% 178
Texas 18% 15% 67% 808
Virginia 15% 10% 76% 318
Washington 12% 9% 79% 226
Wisconsin 4% 10% 86% 208

Income distribution among moderates by state

% of moderates who have a household income of…

State Less than $30,000 $30,000-$49,999 $50,000-$99,999 $100,000 or more Sample Size
Sample size = 132. 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.
Alabama 42% 24% 21% 13% 132
Arizona 34% 23% 29% 14% 191
Arkansas 45% 22% 19% 15% 105
California 33% 20% 24% 24% 1,098
Colorado 26% 20% 25% 30% 154
Connecticut 24% 15% 25% 36% 125
Delaware 22% 29% 29% 20% 101
District of Columbia 25% 22% 29% 24% 100
Florida 35% 21% 25% 18% 560
Georgia 31% 23% 28% 18% 280
Hawaii 31% 20% 27% 22% 110
Illinois 29% 23% 29% 19% 383
Indiana 40% 19% 27% 14% 192
Kentucky 43% 20% 24% 13% 118
Louisiana 43% 13% 30% 14% 118
Maryland 14% 18% 35% 33% 223
Massachusetts 22% 18% 32% 27% 207
Michigan 37% 22% 26% 15% 285
Minnesota 27% 19% 33% 22% 171
Missouri 34% 26% 22% 18% 191
New Jersey 28% 13% 29% 29% 284
New York 30% 21% 30% 20% 560
North Carolina 38% 15% 30% 16% 299
Ohio 37% 21% 27% 15% 344
Oklahoma 39% 30% 23% 9% 121
Oregon 35% 28% 24% 13% 123
Pennsylvania 32% 22% 27% 20% 389
South Carolina 32% 24% 26% 19% 146
Tennessee 50% 14% 20% 16% 162
Texas 37% 18% 27% 17% 745
Virginia 21% 22% 32% 25% 279
Washington 29% 25% 24% 22% 211
Wisconsin 36% 18% 32% 14% 183

Educational distribution among moderates by state

% of moderates who have completed…

State High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 144. 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.
Alabama 36% 36% 19% 8% 144
Alaska 37% 34% 17% 11% 100
Arizona 32% 37% 20% 11% 212
Arkansas 45% 34% 10% 11% 118
California 37% 33% 18% 12% 1,250
Colorado 21% 40% 27% 11% 166
Connecticut 36% 28% 20% 16% 139
Delaware 44% 31% 14% 11% 116
District of Columbia 22% 26% 29% 23% 111
Florida 36% 34% 18% 12% 655
Georgia 38% 34% 15% 13% 306
Hawaii 32% 35% 23% 10% 121
Idaho 37% 34% 18% 10% 104
Illinois 35% 34% 20% 11% 440
Indiana 50% 27% 12% 10% 217
Iowa 30% 45% 19% 6% 100
Kansas 45% 28% 15% 13% 102
Kentucky 48% 30% 9% 13% 128
Louisiana 51% 30% 14% 4% 131
Maryland 31% 31% 18% 20% 244
Massachusetts 37% 27% 22% 14% 248
Michigan 36% 37% 14% 13% 322
Minnesota 31% 35% 22% 12% 190
Missouri 40% 32% 17% 11% 206
Nevada 42% 38% 13% 7% 108
New Hampshire 31% 29% 23% 17% 104
New Jersey 41% 20% 18% 21% 326
New Mexico 45% 35% 14% 7% 105
New York 35% 31% 20% 13% 641
North Carolina 35% 36% 15% 13% 331
Ohio 39% 31% 19% 11% 394
Oklahoma 45% 35% 13% 7% 138
Oregon 30% 40% 22% 9% 137
Pennsylvania 39% 31% 18% 13% 461
Rhode Island 42% 31% 19% 8% 112
South Carolina 39% 34% 16% 12% 170
South Dakota 32% 34% 21% 14% 103
Tennessee 46% 31% 12% 11% 179
Texas 37% 34% 18% 12% 814
Virginia 30% 34% 21% 15% 322
Washington 36% 39% 18% 8% 230
Wisconsin 44% 33% 17% 7% 211

Marital status among moderates by state

% of moderates who are…

State Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 144. 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.
Alabama 48% 5% 15% 4% 28% 144
Arizona 45% 12% 14% 6% 23% 213
Arkansas 39% 7% 20% 12% 22% 117
California 43% 9% 13% 6% 29% 1,251
Colorado 47% 11% 11% 6% 25% 167
Connecticut 49% 2% 12% 8% 29% 137
Delaware 50% 10% 12% 6% 23% 116
District of Columbia 26% 9% 13% 10% 42% 111
Florida 46% 8% 14% 8% 23% 658
Georgia 48% 7% 8% 6% 30% 308
Hawaii 46% 12% 8% 5% 29% 121
Idaho 60% 4% 13% 8% 15% 104
Illinois 47% 7% 10% 4% 32% 439
Indiana 46% 8% 10% 10% 26% 216
Iowa 52% 7% 11% 7% 22% 101
Kansas 54% 2% 16% 12% 16% 102
Kentucky 45% 4% 21% 7% 23% 129
Louisiana 37% 10% 14% 7% 32% 131
Maryland 47% 6% 8% 6% 33% 244
Massachusetts 49% 8% 10% 8% 25% 248
Michigan 51% 8% 13% 6% 22% 323
Minnesota 52% 5% 8% 8% 27% 191
Missouri 47% 8% 13% 5% 26% 206
Nevada 41% 16% 17% 6% 20% 108
New Hampshire 62% 6% 10% 4% 17% 105
New Jersey 48% 9% 13% 8% 22% 328
New Mexico 40% 11% 17% 8% 25% 105
New York 41% 6% 10% 5% 38% 640
North Carolina 45% 7% 15% 8% 25% 331
Ohio 49% 7% 12% 8% 24% 395
Oklahoma 47% 6% 18% 8% 21% 138
Oregon 51% 5% 12% 6% 26% 137
Pennsylvania 47% 7% 10% 9% 27% 457
Rhode Island 32% 6% 19% 14% 29% 112
South Carolina 42% 10% 16% 8% 23% 170
South Dakota 47% 11% 13% 3% 25% 103
Tennessee 44% 12% 15% 6% 23% 177
Texas 48% 7% 12% 5% 27% 810
Virginia 51% 4% 11% 7% 27% 322
Washington 46% 10% 11% 8% 26% 230
Wisconsin 51% 4% 16% 3% 26% 210

Parent of children under 18 among moderates by state

% of moderates who are…

State Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 143. 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.
Alabama 39% 61% 143
Alaska 33% 67% 100
Arizona 30% 70% 211
Arkansas 31% 69% 118
California 30% 70% 1,252
Colorado 28% 72% 166
Connecticut 20% 80% 137
Delaware 36% 64% 116
District of Columbia 21% 79% 112
Florida 26% 74% 661
Georgia 32% 68% 306
Hawaii 28% 72% 122
Idaho 25% 75% 103
Illinois 24% 76% 441
Indiana 25% 75% 216
Iowa 28% 72% 101
Kansas 31% 69% 102
Kentucky 28% 72% 129
Louisiana 34% 66% 131
Maryland 29% 71% 243
Massachusetts 27% 73% 248
Michigan 34% 66% 324
Minnesota 27% 73% 191
Missouri 34% 66% 204
Nevada 30% 70% 106
New Hampshire 22% 78% 104
New Jersey 32% 68% 325
New Mexico 24% 76% 105
New York 27% 73% 641
North Carolina 28% 72% 331
Ohio 27% 73% 393
Oklahoma 29% 71% 138
Oregon 28% 72% 137
Pennsylvania 25% 75% 460
Rhode Island 27% 73% 112
South Carolina 35% 65% 169
South Dakota 24% 76% 103
Tennessee 25% 75% 179
Texas 35% 65% 809
Virginia 30% 70% 321
Washington 25% 75% 229
Wisconsin 24% 76% 210

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among moderates by state

% of moderates who say they…

State 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 = 144. 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.
Alabama 78% 15% 3% < 1% 3% < 1% 144
Alaska 46% 32% 6% 1% 14% < 1% 100
Arizona 61% 21% 6% < 1% 12% 1% 213
Arkansas 63% 26% 5% < 1% 6% < 1% 118
California 55% 24% 8% 1% 10% 2% 1,257
Colorado 48% 28% 10% < 1% 9% 5% 167
Connecticut 52% 30% 5% < 1% 10% 4% 139
Delaware 54% 32% 8% 1% 4% 1% 116
District of Columbia 66% 19% 4% 1% 7% 4% 112
Florida 58% 24% 8% 1% 8% 2% 662
Georgia 69% 18% 5% < 1% 6% 1% 308
Hawaii 61% 21% 8% 2% 7% 2% 122
Idaho 54% 24% 7% 1% 12% 2% 104
Illinois 62% 23% 6% < 1% 7% 2% 441
Indiana 58% 21% 5% < 1% 12% 4% 217
Iowa 64% 16% 13% 1% 5% 1% 101
Kansas 63% 25% 3% < 1% 9% < 1% 102
Kentucky 73% 14% 4% < 1% 6% 1% 130
Louisiana 71% 18% 1% 1% 7% 2% 131
Maryland 63% 23% 4% < 1% 8% 3% 244
Massachusetts 42% 27% 12% 2% 16% 3% 248
Michigan 52% 28% 6% < 1% 10% 3% 324
Minnesota 50% 29% 8% < 1% 9% 4% 191
Missouri 62% 22% 8% 1% 6% 1% 206
Nevada 62% 16% 5% 1% 14% 2% 108
New Hampshire 38% 26% 12% < 1% 18% 7% 105
New Jersey 60% 26% 3% < 1% 7% 3% 329
New Mexico 54% 33% 4% < 1% 9% < 1% 106
New York 57% 21% 8% 1% 10% 3% 641
North Carolina 67% 19% 2% 1% 8% 3% 331
Ohio 60% 22% 6% 1% 8% 3% 395
Oklahoma 73% 17% 3% < 1% 5% 3% 138
Oregon 55% 15% 9% < 1% 14% 7% 137
Pennsylvania 53% 27% 6% < 1% 12% 2% 462
Rhode Island 65% 18% 3% < 1% 11% 3% 112
South Carolina 65% 21% 4% 1% 4% 4% 170
South Dakota 68% 19% 5% < 1% 7% < 1% 103
Tennessee 68% 24% 4% 1% 2% 1% 179
Texas 64% 23% 5% < 1% 6% 2% 815
Virginia 65% 19% 6% < 1% 7% 3% 323
Washington 52% 27% 9% < 1% 10% 2% 230
Wisconsin 55% 25% 6% 2% 9% 2% 211

Importance of religion in one's life among moderates by state

% of moderates who say religion is…

State Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 144. 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.
Alabama 68% 17% 11% 4% < 1% 144
Alaska 35% 30% 18% 17% < 1% 100
Arizona 45% 32% 11% 12% 1% 213
Arkansas 56% 24% 12% 8% 1% 118
California 43% 29% 15% 12% 1% 1,257
Colorado 40% 32% 13% 15% < 1% 167
Connecticut 40% 29% 21% 9% < 1% 139
Delaware 41% 39% 12% 6% 2% 116
District of Columbia 61% 18% 16% 4% < 1% 112
Florida 47% 28% 14% 11% 1% 662
Georgia 63% 19% 9% 9% < 1% 308
Hawaii 44% 33% 15% 7% < 1% 122
Idaho 45% 22% 22% 11% < 1% 104
Illinois 46% 33% 13% 8% < 1% 441
Indiana 46% 28% 14% 12% < 1% 217
Iowa 40% 32% 15% 13% < 1% 101
Kansas 52% 27% 17% 5% < 1% 102
Kentucky 60% 27% 6% 6% < 1% 130
Louisiana 64% 25% 3% 7% < 1% 131
Maryland 47% 31% 14% 8% < 1% 244
Massachusetts 34% 32% 17% 16% 1% 248
Michigan 35% 35% 16% 11% 2% 324
Minnesota 40% 32% 17% 11% < 1% 191
Missouri 44% 33% 13% 9% 1% 206
Nevada 37% 33% 13% 16% 1% 108
New Hampshire 28% 26% 36% 10% 1% 105
New Jersey 52% 28% 11% 8% < 1% 329
New Mexico 48% 33% 7% 12% < 1% 106
New York 41% 34% 11% 14% < 1% 641
North Carolina 55% 26% 10% 8% < 1% 331
Ohio 52% 26% 12% 11% < 1% 395
Oklahoma 65% 24% 6% 5% < 1% 138
Oregon 39% 28% 15% 17% 1% 137
Pennsylvania 40% 32% 14% 13% 1% 462
Rhode Island 53% 27% 9% 10% < 1% 112
South Carolina 63% 21% 11% 5% < 1% 170
South Dakota 49% 32% 5% 14% < 1% 103
Tennessee 60% 29% 8% 2% 1% 179
Texas 54% 30% 8% 8% 1% 815
Virginia 51% 27% 13% 9% < 1% 323
Washington 39% 24% 19% 16% 1% 230
Wisconsin 38% 39% 14% 9% 1% 211

Attendance at religious services among moderates by state

% of moderates who attend religious services…

State At least once a week Once or twice a month/a few times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 144. 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.
Alabama 50% 34% 15% 1% 144
Alaska 20% 44% 36% < 1% 100
Arizona 26% 37% 37% < 1% 213
Arkansas 33% 37% 29% 1% 118
California 28% 38% 34% < 1% 1,257
Colorado 24% 35% 40% 1% 167
Connecticut 28% 35% 36% < 1% 139
Delaware 30% 37% 32% 1% 116
District of Columbia 34% 34% 31% 1% 112
Florida 31% 38% 31% < 1% 662
Georgia 42% 35% 23% < 1% 308
Hawaii 23% 48% 29% < 1% 122
Idaho 31% 29% 37% 3% 104
Illinois 31% 37% 32% < 1% 441
Indiana 33% 32% 33% 2% 217
Iowa 30% 32% 38% 1% 101
Kansas 36% 33% 31% < 1% 102
Kentucky 33% 44% 24% < 1% 130
Louisiana 40% 37% 23% < 1% 131
Maryland 31% 41% 28% < 1% 244
Massachusetts 20% 40% 39% < 1% 248
Michigan 25% 36% 38% < 1% 324
Minnesota 28% 46% 27% < 1% 191
Missouri 24% 46% 30% < 1% 206
Nevada 25% 40% 34% 1% 108
New Hampshire 16% 24% 60% < 1% 105
New Jersey 39% 40% 21% < 1% 329
New Mexico 28% 33% 38% < 1% 106
New York 24% 41% 35% < 1% 641
North Carolina 29% 44% 27% < 1% 331
Ohio 34% 34% 32% < 1% 395
Oklahoma 41% 34% 25% < 1% 138
Oregon 25% 36% 38% 2% 137
Pennsylvania 27% 41% 31% < 1% 462
Rhode Island 45% 26% 29% < 1% 112
South Carolina 42% 36% 21% 1% 170
South Dakota 39% 34% 27% < 1% 103
Tennessee 39% 36% 24% 1% 179
Texas 36% 38% 26% 1% 815
Virginia 35% 39% 26% 1% 323
Washington 30% 32% 38% < 1% 230
Wisconsin 24% 45% 30% 1% 211

Frequency of prayer among moderates by state

% of moderates who pray…

State At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 144. 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.
Alabama 62% 15% 6% 17% < 1% 144
Alaska 40% 20% 8% 32% < 1% 100
Arizona 51% 19% 4% 25% < 1% 213
Arkansas 57% 16% 4% 19% 4% 118
California 50% 15% 8% 27% < 1% 1,257
Colorado 42% 23% 4% 28% 4% 167
Connecticut 46% 15% 9% 29% < 1% 139
Delaware 46% 18% 7% 28% 1% 116
District of Columbia 58% 14% 6% 19% 3% 112
Florida 49% 18% 8% 24% 1% 662
Georgia 64% 14% 3% 19% < 1% 308
Hawaii 48% 21% 1% 27% 2% 122
Idaho 43% 10% 6% 40% < 1% 104
Illinois 49% 19% 10% 23% < 1% 441
Indiana 40% 26% 2% 31% < 1% 217
Iowa 37% 29% 6% 26% 1% 101
Kansas 50% 21% 7% 21% 1% 102
Kentucky 66% 14% 4% 17% < 1% 130
Louisiana 68% 14% 4% 14% < 1% 131
Maryland 48% 24% 5% 22% 1% 244
Massachusetts 38% 14% 8% 38% 2% 248
Michigan 43% 20% 8% 29% < 1% 324
Minnesota 42% 19% 5% 34% < 1% 191
Missouri 46% 20% 10% 23% 1% 206
Nevada 43% 20% 6% 31% < 1% 108
New Hampshire 34% 17% 9% 39% 1% 105
New Jersey 53% 20% 9% 18% < 1% 329
New Mexico 50% 15% 4% 31% < 1% 106
New York 46% 17% 9% 28% 1% 641
North Carolina 59% 17% 6% 17% 2% 331
Ohio 51% 17% 7% 23% 1% 395
Oklahoma 65% 21% 4% 10% 1% 138
Oregon 39% 17% 9% 36% < 1% 137
Pennsylvania 46% 17% 8% 30% < 1% 462
Rhode Island 52% 18% 6% 23% < 1% 112
South Carolina 58% 18% 5% 16% 2% 170
South Dakota 61% 16% 9% 14% 1% 103
Tennessee 65% 17% 4% 13% 1% 179
Texas 57% 17% 5% 20% < 1% 815
Virginia 52% 16% 7% 23% 2% 323
Washington 42% 12% 9% 36% < 1% 230
Wisconsin 41% 27% 8% 22% 2% 211

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among moderates by state

% of moderates who attend prayer group…

State At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 144. 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.
Alabama 38% 8% 10% 44% < 1% 144
Alaska 16% 1% 10% 73% < 1% 100
Arizona 15% 12% 9% 63% < 1% 213
Arkansas 22% 15% 11% 52% 1% 118
California 17% 9% 8% 65% < 1% 1,257
Colorado 11% 6% 13% 69% 1% 167
Connecticut 17% 5% 11% 67% < 1% 139
Delaware 17% 9% 13% 60% 1% 116
District of Columbia 32% 5% 9% 53% 1% 112
Florida 20% 5% 9% 66% < 1% 662
Georgia 28% 17% 9% 45% < 1% 308
Hawaii 16% 7% 17% 58% 1% 122
Idaho 21% 5% 12% 59% 3% 104
Illinois 16% 8% 9% 66% < 1% 441
Indiana 23% 8% 8% 61% < 1% 217
Iowa 14% 4% 9% 70% 2% 101
Kansas 21% 11% 9% 58% < 1% 102
Kentucky 18% 9% 16% 58% < 1% 130
Louisiana 30% 17% 8% 45% < 1% 131
Maryland 23% 9% 8% 60% < 1% 244
Massachusetts 9% 11% 5% 76% < 1% 248
Michigan 15% 7% 6% 71% < 1% 324
Minnesota 14% 6% 8% 72% < 1% 191
Missouri 14% 9% 7% 70% < 1% 206
Nevada 21% 14% 5% 60% 1% 108
New Hampshire 8% 1% 5% 85% < 1% 105
New Jersey 19% 11% 12% 57% 1% 329
New Mexico 15% 8% 10% 67% < 1% 106
New York 14% 8% 7% 71% < 1% 641
North Carolina 21% 9% 12% 58% < 1% 331
Ohio 20% 9% 9% 61% < 1% 395
Oklahoma 27% 12% 15% 46% < 1% 138
Oregon 17% 8% 7% 69% < 1% 137
Pennsylvania 13% 8% 7% 72% < 1% 462
Rhode Island 15% 4% 12% 69% < 1% 112
South Carolina 29% 7% 9% 54% 1% 170
South Dakota 17% 9% 13% 61% < 1% 103
Tennessee 30% 10% 7% 52% 1% 179
Texas 21% 11% 10% 58% < 1% 815
Virginia 20% 10% 7% 63% 1% 323
Washington 17% 8% 10% 64% 1% 230
Wisconsin 11% 6% 7% 74% 3% 211

Frequency of meditation among moderates by state

% of moderates who meditate…

State At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 144. 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.
Alabama 40% 12% 4% 43% < 1% 144
Alaska 35% 8% 7% 50% < 1% 100
Arizona 36% 7% 4% 53% 1% 213
Arkansas 34% 8% 5% 50% 3% 118
California 39% 10% 5% 45% 1% 1,257
Colorado 41% 11% 5% 42% < 1% 167
Connecticut 34% 18% 4% 42% 2% 139
Delaware 34% 11% 3% 51% < 1% 116
District of Columbia 42% 6% 2% 49% 2% 112
Florida 39% 9% 4% 46% 2% 662
Georgia 43% 11% 5% 39% 2% 308
Hawaii 36% 8% 9% 46% < 1% 122
Idaho 35% 9% 14% 42% 1% 104
Illinois 40% 8% 5% 46% < 1% 441
Indiana 31% 9% 3% 55% 1% 217
Iowa 24% 8% 7% 58% 2% 101
Kansas 32% 8% 7% 52% 1% 102
Kentucky 42% 8% 2% 47% 1% 130
Louisiana 41% 9% 5% 44% 1% 131
Maryland 29% 14% 6% 51% 1% 244
Massachusetts 32% 9% 5% 54% < 1% 248
Michigan 30% 7% 4% 58% 1% 324
Minnesota 29% 9% 7% 55% < 1% 191
Missouri 36% 7% 5% 52% < 1% 206
Nevada 35% 11% 6% 45% 2% 108
New Hampshire 31% 9% 7% 51% 1% 105
New Jersey 36% 10% 5% 47% 1% 329
New Mexico 41% 14% 2% 43% < 1% 106
New York 34% 9% 6% 49% 1% 641
North Carolina 41% 6% 6% 47% 1% 331
Ohio 30% 10% 5% 53% 2% 395
Oklahoma 44% 6% 4% 45% < 1% 138
Oregon 35% 10% 4% 49% 2% 137
Pennsylvania 35% 7% 5% 52% 1% 462
Rhode Island 47% 8% 4% 40% 1% 112
South Carolina 39% 5% 7% 47% 1% 170
South Dakota 38% 13% 2% 46% < 1% 103
Tennessee 40% 7% 4% 48% 1% 179
Texas 44% 7% 6% 42% 2% 815
Virginia 39% 13% 5% 41% 1% 323
Washington 42% 7% 4% 47% < 1% 230
Wisconsin 25% 7% 8% 60% < 1% 211

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among moderates by state

% of moderates who feel a sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing…

State At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 144. 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.
Alabama 60% 25% 7% 7% 1% 144
Alaska 50% 22% 11% 17% < 1% 100
Arizona 56% 14% 7% 22% < 1% 213
Arkansas 57% 11% 13% 17% 1% 118
California 56% 15% 12% 16% 1% 1,257
Colorado 52% 16% 16% 16% < 1% 167
Connecticut 52% 13% 9% 25% 1% 139
Delaware 45% 24% 12% 20% < 1% 116
District of Columbia 56% 11% 20% 13% < 1% 112
Florida 60% 14% 9% 17% < 1% 662
Georgia 64% 15% 11% 9% 1% 308
Hawaii 54% 14% 16% 14% 1% 122
Idaho 49% 11% 17% 22% < 1% 104
Illinois 54% 16% 10% 20% 1% 441
Indiana 49% 19% 8% 22% 2% 217
Iowa 49% 18% 12% 20% 2% 101
Kansas 61% 14% 19% 5% 1% 102
Kentucky 56% 19% 9% 15% 1% 130
Louisiana 65% 17% 7% 11% < 1% 131
Maryland 51% 22% 15% 11% 1% 244
Massachusetts 47% 18% 10% 23% 2% 248
Michigan 51% 17% 10% 21% 1% 324
Minnesota 49% 24% 9% 18% < 1% 191
Missouri 54% 16% 11% 17% 1% 206
Nevada 60% 13% 11% 15% 1% 108
New Hampshire 33% 12% 25% 31% < 1% 105
New Jersey 59% 15% 12% 13% < 1% 329
New Mexico 54% 19% 9% 18% < 1% 106
New York 49% 18% 12% 19% 2% 641
North Carolina 60% 15% 12% 13% 1% 331
Ohio 53% 11% 17% 19% 1% 395
Oklahoma 62% 19% 4% 14% 1% 138
Oregon 50% 20% 12% 17% 1% 137
Pennsylvania 52% 17% 12% 19% < 1% 462
Rhode Island 61% 16% 10% 13% 1% 112
South Carolina 61% 16% 10% 12% 1% 170
South Dakota 70% 14% 10% 5% < 1% 103
Tennessee 59% 18% 9% 14% < 1% 179
Texas 59% 15% 11% 14% 1% 815
Virginia 60% 13% 11% 15% 2% 323
Washington 53% 17% 11% 19% < 1% 230
Wisconsin 45% 19% 13% 23% < 1% 211

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among moderates by state

% of moderates who feel a sense of wonder about the universe…

State At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 144. 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.
Alabama 39% 14% 12% 34% 1% 144
Alaska 42% 13% 17% 27% 1% 100
Arizona 48% 12% 14% 26% < 1% 213
Arkansas 44% 15% 10% 30% < 1% 118
California 45% 16% 15% 23% 1% 1,257
Colorado 56% 16% 11% 16% 1% 167
Connecticut 39% 24% 14% 22% 2% 139
Delaware 34% 30% 12% 23% < 1% 116
District of Columbia 52% 11% 17% 18% 2% 112
Florida 41% 17% 16% 24% 2% 662
Georgia 44% 17% 12% 26% 1% 308
Hawaii 44% 16% 18% 20% 3% 122
Idaho 38% 10% 18% 34% 1% 104
Illinois 43% 17% 15% 26% < 1% 441
Indiana 42% 16% 15% 26% 1% 217
Iowa 33% 19% 26% 19% 2% 101
Kansas 30% 22% 22% 25% 1% 102
Kentucky 38% 16% 11% 33% 2% 130
Louisiana 41% 17% 18% 20% 3% 131
Maryland 36% 17% 18% 28% 1% 244
Massachusetts 44% 16% 18% 21% 1% 248
Michigan 36% 19% 17% 27% 1% 324
Minnesota 42% 15% 16% 27% < 1% 191
Missouri 44% 18% 16% 22% 1% 206
Nevada 57% 16% 11% 16% < 1% 108
New Hampshire 38% 19% 11% 33% < 1% 105
New Jersey 39% 18% 16% 27% < 1% 329
New Mexico 42% 16% 5% 33% 3% 106
New York 47% 17% 13% 22% 1% 641
North Carolina 45% 16% 16% 23% 1% 331
Ohio 38% 20% 16% 25% 2% 395
Oklahoma 47% 14% 13% 25% 1% 138
Oregon 46% 16% 15% 23% 1% 137
Pennsylvania 42% 19% 15% 24% < 1% 462
Rhode Island 34% 27% 19% 19% < 1% 112
South Carolina 52% 13% 15% 20% < 1% 170
South Dakota 58% 11% 12% 19% < 1% 103
Tennessee 43% 21% 9% 24% 3% 179
Texas 46% 18% 15% 20% 1% 815
Virginia 45% 19% 14% 21% 1% 323
Washington 44% 16% 13% 25% 1% 230
Wisconsin 31% 23% 19% 25% 1% 211

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among moderates by state

% of moderates who say they look to…most for guidance on right and wrong

State Religion Philosophy/reason Common sense Science Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 144. 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.
Alabama 45% 3% 41% 6% 5% 144
Alaska 23% 6% 52% 12% 7% 100
Arizona 29% 10% 50% 8% 2% 213
Arkansas 39% 7% 46% 7% < 1% 118
California 24% 15% 48% 11% 2% 1,257
Colorado 21% 18% 50% 9% 1% 167
Connecticut 21% 13% 59% 7% < 1% 139
Delaware 27% 9% 56% 6% 2% 116
District of Columbia 29% 17% 43% 8% 4% 112
Florida 23% 10% 56% 9% 2% 662
Georgia 41% 8% 42% 7% 3% 308
Hawaii 9% 17% 59% 13% 2% 122
Idaho 20% 9% 60% 9% 2% 104
Illinois 24% 12% 50% 12% 2% 441
Indiana 26% 12% 48% 10% 4% 217
Iowa 30% 7% 56% 5% 2% 101
Kansas 32% 12% 49% 3% 4% 102
Kentucky 33% 10% 47% 7% 3% 130
Louisiana 33% 17% 42% 7% 1% 131
Maryland 32% 12% 46% 8% 2% 244
Massachusetts 13% 11% 60% 15% 1% 248
Michigan 22% 8% 54% 12% 4% 324
Minnesota 21% 11% 57% 9% 2% 191
Missouri 24% 12% 52% 8% 4% 206
Nevada 18% 15% 55% 11% 1% 108
New Hampshire 9% 14% 62% 13% 2% 105
New Jersey 25% 10% 54% 9% 2% 329
New Mexico 26% 8% 50% 13% 3% 106
New York 22% 14% 55% 8% 2% 641
North Carolina 31% 11% 48% 8% 2% 331
Ohio 25% 12% 52% 9% 2% 395
Oklahoma 30% 6% 56% 6% 2% 138
Oregon 25% 14% 49% 9% 2% 137
Pennsylvania 22% 9% 56% 10% 3% 462
Rhode Island 22% 11% 56% 10% 1% 112
South Carolina 35% 12% 43% 6% 4% 170
South Dakota 24% 11% 56% 9% 1% 103
Tennessee 37% 10% 48% 3% 1% 179
Texas 31% 13% 43% 11% 1% 815
Virginia 25% 14% 51% 7% 3% 323
Washington 25% 17% 45% 10% 2% 230
Wisconsin 20% 8% 59% 9% 3% 211

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among moderates by state

% of moderates who say…

State 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 = 144. 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.
Alabama 33% 66% 1% < 1% 144
Alaska 23% 76% 2% < 1% 100
Arizona 30% 66% 2% 2% 213
Arkansas 31% 67% 2% < 1% 118
California 26% 72% 1% 2% 1,257
Colorado 31% 65% 4% 1% 167
Connecticut 26% 73% 1% < 1% 139
Delaware 24% 75% 1% < 1% 116
District of Columbia 33% 65% 1% 1% 112
Florida 28% 71% 1% 1% 662
Georgia 28% 71% 1% < 1% 308
Hawaii 23% 77% < 1% < 1% 122
Idaho 33% 66% 1% < 1% 104
Illinois 29% 68% 2% 1% 441
Indiana 29% 71% < 1% < 1% 217
Iowa 25% 73% 2% < 1% 101
Kansas 28% 72% < 1% < 1% 102
Kentucky 26% 71% 3% < 1% 130
Louisiana 36% 63% 1% < 1% 131
Maryland 24% 73% 1% 2% 244
Massachusetts 34% 64% < 1% 2% 248
Michigan 24% 74% 1% < 1% 324
Minnesota 32% 68% 1% < 1% 191
Missouri 29% 70% 1% < 1% 206
Nevada 23% 75% 2% < 1% 108
New Hampshire 28% 68% 3% < 1% 105
New Jersey 21% 77% 2% 1% 329
New Mexico 28% 70% 2% < 1% 106
New York 21% 77% 2% < 1% 641
North Carolina 33% 65% 1% 1% 331
Ohio 27% 73% < 1% < 1% 395
Oklahoma 25% 74% 1% < 1% 138
Oregon 28% 72% 1% < 1% 137
Pennsylvania 28% 71% < 1% < 1% 462
Rhode Island 27% 70% 3% < 1% 112
South Carolina 26% 72% 2% < 1% 170
South Dakota 30% 67% 3% < 1% 103
Tennessee 32% 68% < 1% < 1% 179
Texas 28% 71% 1% < 1% 815
Virginia 28% 71% 1% < 1% 323
Washington 27% 70% 2% 1% 230
Wisconsin 23% 73% 3% < 1% 211

Frequency of reading scripture among moderates by state

% of moderates who read scripture…

State At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 144. 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.
Alabama 51% 13% 7% 26% 2% 144
Alaska 19% 11% 10% 60% < 1% 100
Arizona 28% 14% 7% 51% < 1% 213
Arkansas 43% 11% 10% 34% 1% 118
California 27% 10% 9% 54% < 1% 1,257
Colorado 23% 6% 15% 55% 1% 167
Connecticut 27% 5% 9% 59% < 1% 139
Delaware 19% 22% 6% 53% 1% 116
District of Columbia 28% 15% 12% 44% < 1% 112
Florida 28% 11% 8% 52% 1% 662
Georgia 46% 14% 6% 34% < 1% 308
Hawaii 24% 8% 15% 52% 1% 122
Idaho 29% 10% 17% 41% 3% 104
Illinois 26% 11% 11% 50% 1% 441
Indiana 28% 9% 8% 55% < 1% 217
Iowa 17% 8% 10% 66% < 1% 101
Kansas 28% 13% 9% 49% 1% 102
Kentucky 41% 9% 9% 40% 1% 130
Louisiana 43% 17% 9% 29% 3% 131
Maryland 34% 11% 7% 48% < 1% 244
Massachusetts 13% 10% 9% 67% 1% 248
Michigan 19% 9% 12% 59% 1% 324
Minnesota 22% 7% 11% 60% < 1% 191
Missouri 27% 10% 12% 50% < 1% 206
Nevada 24% 15% 12% 49% < 1% 108
New Hampshire 9% 6% 8% 76% < 1% 105
New Jersey 30% 10% 11% 49% 1% 329
New Mexico 30% 11% 7% 52% < 1% 106
New York 22% 10% 9% 56% 1% 641
North Carolina 34% 18% 8% 39% 1% 331
Ohio 30% 10% 8% 52% < 1% 395
Oklahoma 47% 12% 9% 32% < 1% 138
Oregon 30% 9% 7% 55% < 1% 137
Pennsylvania 22% 11% 10% 57% < 1% 462
Rhode Island 23% 10% 12% 54% < 1% 112
South Carolina 44% 11% 3% 40% 2% 170
South Dakota 34% 12% 9% 45% < 1% 103
Tennessee 42% 14% 11% 32% 1% 179
Texas 33% 11% 12% 44% 1% 815
Virginia 35% 12% 7% 44% 1% 323
Washington 25% 14% 7% 55% < 1% 230
Wisconsin 20% 13% 9% 57% < 1% 211

Interpreting scripture among moderates by state

% of moderates who say the holy scripture is…

State 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 = 144. 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.
Alabama 40% 35% 2% 19% 5% 144
Alaska 22% 19% 1% 47% 10% 100
Arizona 25% 29% 1% 34% 10% 213
Arkansas 33% 29% 1% 32% 5% 118
California 20% 27% 2% 42% 9% 1,257
Colorado 10% 28% 1% 49% 12% 167
Connecticut 20% 28% 2% 44% 6% 139
Delaware 19% 33% 1% 42% 6% 116
District of Columbia 30% 33% 3% 31% 3% 112
Florida 21% 29% 2% 39% 8% 662
Georgia 33% 32% 1% 27% 6% 308
Hawaii 30% 26% 1% 40% 3% 122
Idaho 16% 35% 3% 38% 8% 104
Illinois 25% 34% 1% 33% 7% 441
Indiana 21% 35% 3% 33% 8% 217
Iowa 20% 37% 1% 38% 4% 101
Kansas 28% 38% 3% 24% 7% 102
Kentucky 32% 30% 6% 26% 5% 130
Louisiana 42% 27% 1% 25% 5% 131
Maryland 24% 31% < 1% 36% 8% 244
Massachusetts 11% 26% 2% 53% 8% 248
Michigan 16% 36% 1% 40% 7% 324
Minnesota 15% 30% 3% 44% 8% 191
Missouri 23% 28% 3% 38% 9% 206
Nevada 15% 32% 1% 45% 8% 108
New Hampshire 7% 19% 1% 67% 7% 105
New Jersey 23% 32% 1% 36% 8% 329
New Mexico 26% 28% 3% 38% 5% 106
New York 20% 26% 3% 44% 8% 641
North Carolina 28% 33% 2% 29% 8% 331
Ohio 25% 33% 2% 33% 7% 395
Oklahoma 27% 33% 3% 30% 7% 138
Oregon 16% 32% 5% 40% 7% 137
Pennsylvania 20% 35% 2% 37% 5% 462
Rhode Island 11% 42% < 1% 45% 2% 112
South Carolina 35% 31% 2% 24% 9% 170
South Dakota 22% 36% 2% 22% 17% 103
Tennessee 40% 34% 2% 18% 6% 179
Texas 26% 30% 2% 34% 7% 815
Virginia 27% 25% 3% 37% 9% 323
Washington 18% 30% 2% 39% 11% 230
Wisconsin 19% 35% 3% 38% 5% 211

Belief in Heaven among moderates by state

% of moderates who …in heaven

State Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 144. 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.
Alabama 84% 12% 4% 144
Alaska 60% 31% 9% 100
Arizona 71% 21% 9% 213
Arkansas 81% 15% 4% 118
California 67% 26% 7% 1,257
Colorado 61% 28% 11% 167
Connecticut 72% 21% 7% 139
Delaware 77% 17% 6% 116
District of Columbia 74% 20% 6% 112
Florida 69% 22% 8% 662
Georgia 76% 18% 6% 308
Hawaii 72% 18% 9% 122
Idaho 71% 28% 1% 104
Illinois 74% 19% 7% 441
Indiana 70% 19% 10% 217
Iowa 75% 19% 6% 101
Kansas 80% 16% 4% 102
Kentucky 82% 12% 6% 130
Louisiana 81% 13% 6% 131
Maryland 73% 22% 5% 244
Massachusetts 58% 31% 11% 248
Michigan 72% 20% 8% 324
Minnesota 71% 22% 7% 191
Missouri 75% 18% 6% 206
Nevada 62% 28% 10% 108
New Hampshire 54% 27% 19% 105
New Jersey 72% 21% 7% 329
New Mexico 63% 29% 8% 106
New York 72% 21% 7% 641
North Carolina 78% 18% 4% 331
Ohio 75% 19% 5% 395
Oklahoma 79% 16% 5% 138
Oregon 62% 28% 9% 137
Pennsylvania 74% 22% 4% 462
Rhode Island 71% 18% 10% 112
South Carolina 79% 13% 8% 170
South Dakota 82% 14% 4% 103
Tennessee 84% 11% 5% 179
Texas 74% 18% 8% 815
Virginia 74% 19% 8% 323
Washington 66% 28% 6% 230
Wisconsin 76% 18% 6% 211

Belief in Hell among moderates by state

% of moderates who …in hell

State Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 144. 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.
Alabama 71% 23% 6% 144
Alaska 53% 39% 8% 100
Arizona 48% 40% 12% 213
Arkansas 70% 28% 2% 118
California 51% 41% 8% 1,257
Colorado 42% 43% 14% 167
Connecticut 53% 38% 9% 139
Delaware 66% 27% 7% 116
District of Columbia 57% 36% 6% 112
Florida 55% 38% 6% 662
Georgia 63% 29% 8% 308
Hawaii 58% 36% 6% 122
Idaho 48% 45% 7% 104
Illinois 57% 35% 9% 441
Indiana 61% 31% 8% 217
Iowa 56% 38% 6% 101
Kansas 60% 33% 7% 102
Kentucky 74% 23% 4% 130
Louisiana 68% 26% 6% 131
Maryland 51% 39% 10% 244
Massachusetts 35% 53% 12% 248
Michigan 55% 34% 10% 324
Minnesota 52% 40% 9% 191
Missouri 61% 33% 6% 206
Nevada 46% 45% 10% 108
New Hampshire 37% 50% 13% 105
New Jersey 48% 44% 8% 329
New Mexico 55% 39% 6% 106
New York 50% 40% 10% 641
North Carolina 66% 28% 7% 331
Ohio 57% 34% 9% 395
Oklahoma 65% 29% 6% 138
Oregon 46% 45% 9% 137
Pennsylvania 56% 38% 6% 462
Rhode Island 52% 31% 17% 112
South Carolina 65% 25% 11% 170
South Dakota 62% 31% 6% 103
Tennessee 76% 17% 8% 179
Texas 61% 31% 9% 815
Virginia 57% 32% 11% 323
Washington 47% 44% 9% 230
Wisconsin 55% 37% 8% 211

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among moderates by state

% of moderates who identify as…

State Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 144. 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.
Alabama 44% 11% 45% 144
Alaska 29% 38% 34% 100
Arizona 28% 24% 48% 213
Arkansas 34% 20% 46% 118
California 30% 21% 49% 1,257
Colorado 35% 17% 48% 167
Connecticut 32% 16% 53% 139
Delaware 24% 10% 66% 116
District of Columbia 17% 10% 73% 112
Florida 33% 19% 48% 662
Georgia 30% 22% 48% 308
Hawaii 24% 18% 58% 122
Idaho 36% 22% 42% 104
Illinois 28% 20% 52% 441
Indiana 37% 22% 41% 217
Iowa 30% 23% 46% 101
Kansas 40% 15% 44% 102
Kentucky 30% 15% 54% 130
Louisiana 34% 23% 43% 131
Maryland 31% 13% 55% 244
Massachusetts 36% 20% 44% 248
Michigan 28% 20% 52% 324
Minnesota 35% 16% 49% 191
Missouri 32% 19% 49% 206
Nevada 23% 23% 54% 108
New Hampshire 28% 15% 57% 105
New Jersey 31% 16% 53% 329
New Mexico 32% 10% 59% 106
New York 27% 16% 57% 641
North Carolina 37% 16% 47% 331
Ohio 35% 20% 46% 395
Oklahoma 38% 16% 45% 138
Oregon 25% 29% 47% 137
Pennsylvania 32% 12% 56% 462
Rhode Island 36% 14% 50% 112
South Carolina 37% 14% 49% 170
South Dakota 39% 11% 50% 103
Tennessee 38% 13% 49% 179
Texas 32% 19% 49% 815
Virginia 33% 20% 47% 323
Washington 36% 22% 42% 230
Wisconsin 34% 16% 50% 211

Views about size of government among moderates by state

% of moderates who would rather have…

State Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 144. 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.
Alabama 53% 39% 3% 5% 144
Alaska 55% 41% 1% 2% 100
Arizona 60% 35% 3% 2% 213
Arkansas 51% 43% 2% 4% 118
California 47% 46% 4% 3% 1,257
Colorado 49% 39% 9% 3% 167
Connecticut 52% 41% 3% 4% 139
Delaware 51% 45% 3% 2% 116
District of Columbia 31% 60% 5% 3% 112
Florida 51% 40% 5% 4% 662
Georgia 48% 45% 3% 4% 308
Hawaii 57% 41% 1% 1% 122
Idaho 55% 33% 6% 6% 104
Illinois 53% 42% 2% 3% 441
Indiana 58% 30% 5% 7% 217
Iowa 48% 43% 3% 6% 101
Kansas 60% 29% 4% 6% 102
Kentucky 52% 39% 6% 2% 130
Louisiana 50% 44% 4% 3% 131
Maryland 57% 38% 1% 4% 244
Massachusetts 63% 31% 4% 2% 248
Michigan 55% 35% 6% 4% 324
Minnesota 56% 35% 6% 3% 191
Missouri 56% 37% 2% 5% 206
Nevada 61% 33% 3% 3% 108
New Hampshire 61% 33% 2% 3% 105
New Jersey 41% 50% 6% 3% 329
New Mexico 46% 52% 1% 1% 106
New York 42% 52% 3% 4% 641
North Carolina 54% 39% 3% 4% 331
Ohio 58% 33% 4% 6% 395
Oklahoma 53% 40% 4% 3% 138
Oregon 58% 33% 3% 7% 137
Pennsylvania 59% 33% 3% 5% 462
Rhode Island 60% 35% 2% 2% 112
South Carolina 52% 37% 4% 8% 170
South Dakota 67% 25% 5% 2% 103
Tennessee 47% 46% 3% 4% 179
Texas 45% 47% 3% 4% 815
Virginia 56% 38% 3% 3% 323
Washington 59% 33% 2% 5% 230
Wisconsin 57% 37% 4% 2% 211

Views about government aid to the poor among moderates by state

% of moderates who say government aid to the poor…

State Does more harm than good Does more good than harm Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 144. 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.
Alabama 46% 46% 8% 1% 144
Alaska 41% 51% 7% 1% 100
Arizona 41% 54% 2% 3% 213
Arkansas 43% 52% 3% 2% 118
California 37% 57% 4% 2% 1,257
Colorado 37% 57% 5% 1% 167
Connecticut 30% 64% 5% 1% 139
Delaware 41% 53% 4% 3% 116
District of Columbia 21% 73% 3% 2% 112
Florida 43% 52% 5% 1% 662
Georgia 43% 52% 3% 1% 308
Hawaii 40% 54% 6% < 1% 122
Idaho 42% 53% 3% 2% 104
Illinois 39% 55% 4% 2% 441
Indiana 54% 43% 3% < 1% 217
Iowa 36% 61% 2% 1% 101
Kansas 34% 56% 9% 2% 102
Kentucky 37% 55% 6% 2% 130
Louisiana 40% 49% 7% 5% 131
Maryland 39% 53% 5% 3% 244
Massachusetts 43% 51% 3% 3% 248
Michigan 36% 57% 5% 2% 324
Minnesota 35% 60% 5% 1% 191
Missouri 38% 57% 5% < 1% 206
Nevada 41% 54% 4% < 1% 108
New Hampshire 31% 66% 3% 1% 105
New Jersey 39% 53% 4% 3% 329
New Mexico 39% 54% 3% 3% 106
New York 40% 54% 5% 2% 641
North Carolina 44% 51% 4% 1% 331
Ohio 42% 53% 3% 2% 395
Oklahoma 41% 49% 6% 3% 138
Oregon 39% 57% 4% < 1% 137
Pennsylvania 46% 48% 4% 2% 462
Rhode Island 41% 58% 1% 1% 112
South Carolina 36% 56% 6% 2% 170
South Dakota 42% 54% 2% 1% 103
Tennessee 39% 56% 3% 1% 179
Texas 41% 52% 4% 3% 815
Virginia 46% 48% 2% 3% 323
Washington 35% 56% 5% 4% 230
Wisconsin 38% 57% 2% 2% 211

Views about abortion among moderates by state

% of moderates who say abortion should be…

State Legal in all/most cases Illegal in all/most cases Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 144. 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.
Alabama 44% 53% 3% 144
Alaska 75% 25% < 1% 100
Arizona 59% 37% 4% 213
Arkansas 48% 52% < 1% 118
California 63% 34% 3% 1,257
Colorado 74% 24% 1% 167
Connecticut 75% 24% 1% 139
Delaware 71% 25% 4% 116
District of Columbia 64% 33% 3% 112
Florida 65% 31% 4% 662
Georgia 57% 39% 4% 308
Hawaii 78% 22% < 1% 122
Idaho 55% 41% 4% 104
Illinois 64% 33% 3% 441
Indiana 50% 46% 4% 217
Iowa 62% 35% 3% 101
Kansas 62% 38% < 1% 102
Kentucky 54% 41% 5% 130
Louisiana 51% 45% 3% 131
Maryland 67% 30% 3% 244
Massachusetts 75% 22% 3% 248
Michigan 67% 30% 3% 324
Minnesota 60% 36% 3% 191
Missouri 62% 35% 3% 206
Nevada 74% 22% 4% 108
New Hampshire 73% 24% 3% 105
New Jersey 64% 32% 4% 329
New Mexico 67% 31% 2% 106
New York 69% 28% 3% 641
North Carolina 59% 37% 4% 331
Ohio 56% 39% 5% 395
Oklahoma 55% 41% 4% 138
Oregon 65% 31% 4% 137
Pennsylvania 59% 36% 5% 462
Rhode Island 66% 31% 3% 112
South Carolina 57% 40% 3% 170
South Dakota 54% 45% 1% 103
Tennessee 47% 50% 2% 179
Texas 54% 41% 5% 815
Virginia 67% 30% 3% 323
Washington 64% 33% 3% 230
Wisconsin 59% 36% 5% 211

Views about homosexuality among moderates by state

% of moderates who say homosexuality…

State Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 144. 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.
Alabama 56% 36% 4% 4% 144
Alaska 78% 17% 3% 3% 100
Arizona 74% 14% 6% 5% 213
Arkansas 57% 30% 9% 4% 118
California 75% 19% 4% 2% 1,257
Colorado 81% 13% 3% 2% 167
Connecticut 81% 14% 2% 3% 139
Delaware 78% 16% 3% 3% 116
District of Columbia 69% 29% 1% 2% 112
Florida 72% 19% 6% 4% 662
Georgia 63% 30% 3% 4% 308
Hawaii 77% 19% 1% 3% 122
Idaho 77% 15% 4% 4% 104
Illinois 73% 21% 3% 2% 441
Indiana 63% 26% 6% 5% 217
Iowa 72% 21% 5% 2% 101
Kansas 68% 21% 10% < 1% 102
Kentucky 57% 29% 9% 5% 130
Louisiana 59% 27% 7% 7% 131
Maryland 76% 20% 2% 2% 244
Massachusetts 83% 11% 3% 3% 248
Michigan 74% 19% 4% 3% 324
Minnesota 74% 25% 1% 1% 191
Missouri 76% 21% 2% 1% 206
Nevada 75% 21% 2% 2% 108
New Hampshire 87% 10% 1% 2% 105
New Jersey 76% 18% 3% 3% 329
New Mexico 80% 16% 4% 1% 106
New York 78% 16% 3% 3% 641
North Carolina 68% 24% 4% 4% 331
Ohio 69% 23% 3% 5% 395
Oklahoma 66% 25% 6% 2% 138
Oregon 74% 20% 5% 1% 137
Pennsylvania 72% 20% 5% 3% 462
Rhode Island 79% 14% 2% 4% 112
South Carolina 61% 32% 3% 4% 170
South Dakota 62% 32% 2% 4% 103
Tennessee 52% 43% 2% 3% 179
Texas 69% 25% 3% 3% 815
Virginia 74% 22% 2% 1% 323
Washington 72% 22% 2% 4% 230
Wisconsin 80% 16% 2% 2% 211

Views about same-sex marriage among moderates by state

% of moderates who …same-sex marriage

State Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 144. 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.
Alabama 46% 45% 9% 144
Alaska 72% 22% 6% 100
Arizona 68% 23% 9% 213
Arkansas 43% 39% 18% 118
California 68% 26% 6% 1,257
Colorado 79% 15% 6% 167
Connecticut 76% 22% 2% 139
Delaware 71% 26% 3% 116
District of Columbia 63% 29% 8% 112
Florida 61% 29% 10% 662
Georgia 53% 39% 8% 308
Hawaii 65% 25% 11% 122
Idaho 68% 23% 9% 104
Illinois 68% 27% 5% 441
Indiana 60% 32% 9% 217
Iowa 61% 29% 10% 101
Kansas 60% 35% 6% 102
Kentucky 45% 39% 17% 130
Louisiana 51% 41% 8% 131
Maryland 65% 29% 6% 244
Massachusetts 73% 19% 8% 248
Michigan 63% 30% 7% 324
Minnesota 66% 27% 6% 191
Missouri 65% 31% 5% 206
Nevada 59% 34% 7% 108
New Hampshire 83% 15% 1% 105
New Jersey 61% 30% 9% 329
New Mexico 59% 35% 6% 106
New York 71% 24% 5% 641
North Carolina 55% 37% 8% 331
Ohio 62% 31% 7% 395
Oklahoma 59% 33% 7% 138
Oregon 69% 26% 5% 137
Pennsylvania 63% 27% 10% 462
Rhode Island 65% 27% 8% 112
South Carolina 49% 45% 5% 170
South Dakota 62% 35% 3% 103
Tennessee 47% 47% 7% 179
Texas 59% 35% 6% 815
Virginia 65% 30% 5% 323
Washington 67% 24% 9% 230
Wisconsin 71% 21% 8% 211

Views about environmental regulation among moderates by state

% of moderates who say…

State 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 = 144. 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.
Alabama 37% 57% 3% 4% 144
Alaska 36% 63% < 1% 1% 100
Arizona 32% 64% 1% 3% 213
Arkansas 36% 60% 3% 2% 118
California 33% 61% 4% 2% 1,257
Colorado 24% 70% 3% 3% 167
Connecticut 28% 71% < 1% < 1% 139
Delaware 26% 67% 5% 2% 116
District of Columbia 30% 67% 2% 1% 112
Florida 33% 63% 2% 2% 662
Georgia 29% 68% 1% 2% 308
Hawaii 25% 71% < 1% 4% 122
Idaho 35% 65% 1% < 1% 104
Illinois 32% 65% 3% 1% 441
Indiana 36% 61% 1% 2% 217
Iowa 20% 75% 1% 4% 101
Kansas 36% 57% 3% 4% 102
Kentucky 44% 48% 4% 3% 130
Louisiana 38% 57% 2% 3% 131
Maryland 26% 70% 1% 3% 244
Massachusetts 34% 60% 1% 4% 248
Michigan 32% 58% 6% 4% 324
Minnesota 32% 62% 4% 2% 191
Missouri 38% 60% 2% < 1% 206
Nevada 34% 61% 2% 3% 108
New Hampshire 17% 82% 2% < 1% 105
New Jersey 32% 62% 1% 4% 329
New Mexico 35% 57% 4% 4% 106
New York 28% 68% 2% 1% 641
North Carolina 31% 64% 2% 3% 331
Ohio 32% 62% 3% 3% 395
Oklahoma 35% 54% 2% 8% 138
Oregon 31% 62% 2% 5% 137
Pennsylvania 29% 65% 4% 3% 462
Rhode Island 29% 69% 2% < 1% 112
South Carolina 36% 58% 4% 3% 170
South Dakota 35% 64% 1% < 1% 103
Tennessee 40% 58% 1% < 1% 179
Texas 29% 66% 3% 2% 815
Virginia 27% 70% 2% 1% 323
Washington 25% 69% 3% 3% 230
Wisconsin 26% 68% 2% 3% 211

Views about human evolution among moderates by state

% of moderates who say humans…

State 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
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Alabama 23% 31% 4% 37% 4% 144
Alaska 40% 20% 4% 33% 3% 100
Arizona 37% 30% 3% 28% 3% 213
Arkansas 25% 36% 3% 34% 2% 118
California 42% 24% 5% 26% 3% 1,257
Colorado 44% 27% 5% 22% 3% 167
Connecticut 43% 34% 2% 19% 2% 139
Delaware 43% 28% 2% 22% 4% 116
District of Columbia 45% 32% 3% 20% < 1% 112
Florida 37% 29% 5% 27% 3% 662
Georgia 28% 31% 2% 34% 4% 308
Hawaii 40% 27% 4% 27% 2% 122
Idaho 34% 33% 8% 24% 2% 104
Illinois 36% 30% 3% 30% 1% 441
Indiana 34% 33% 5% 26% 3% 217
Iowa 40% 32% 2% 17% 9% 101
Kansas 39% 19% 4% 37% 1% 102
Kentucky 32% 33% 2% 28% 5% 130
Louisiana 31% 30% 5% 34% 1% 131
Maryland 38% 32% 3% 26% 2% 244
Massachusetts 45% 22% 8% 23% 2% 248
Michigan 39% 27% 5% 25% 3% 324
Minnesota 33% 31% 5% 28% 3% 191
Missouri 38% 25% 4% 32% 2% 206
Nevada 37% 21% 3% 34% 4% 108
New Hampshire 54% 29% 1% 11% 5% 105
New Jersey 42% 24% 3% 27% 5% 329
New Mexico 33% 31% 6% 30% 1% 106
New York 42% 25% 4% 27% 3% 641
North Carolina 31% 33% 6% 27% 3% 331
Ohio 29% 28% 4% 33% 5% 395
Oklahoma 25% 35% 2% 33% 5% 138
Oregon 42% 22% 6% 26% 4% 137
Pennsylvania 40% 29% 3% 26% 2% 462
Rhode Island 33% 26% 1% 39% 1% 112
South Carolina 28% 30% 3% 32% 7% 170
South Dakota 31% 33% 1% 29% 6% 103
Tennessee 25% 27% 4% 40% 4% 179
Texas 32% 31% 4% 30% 3% 815
Virginia 35% 32% 5% 27% 2% 323
Washington 36% 25% 9% 25% 4% 230
Wisconsin 36% 28% 2% 29% 5% 211