Views about abortion among adults who read scripture once or twice a month

% of adults who read scripture once or twice a month who say abortion should be…

Survey year Legal in all/most cases Illegal in all/most cases Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,457. 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 50% 46% 3% 3,457
2007 50% 44% 6% 3,543

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Views about abortion among adults who read scripture once or twice a month by religious group

% of adults who read scripture once or twice a month 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 39% 58% 3% 782
Evangelical Protestant 43% 53% 3% 979
Historically Black Protestant 66% 30% 4% 249
Mainline Protestant 57% 39% 4% 791
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 59% 36% 5% 362

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults who read scripture once or twice a month by views about abortion

% of adults who read scripture once or twice a month who are ages…

Views about abortion 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 1,765. 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% 35% 26% 14% 1,765
Illegal in all/most cases 27% 35% 22% 15% 1,510
Don't know 18% 29% 29% 25% 117

Generational cohort among adults who read scripture once or twice a month by views about abortion

% of adults who read scripture once or twice a month who are…

Views about abortion Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 1,765. 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% 29% 30% 9% 1% 1,765
Illegal in all/most cases 19% 15% 29% 26% 10% 1% 1,510
Don't know 14% 10% 23% 32% 18% 3% 117

Gender composition among adults who read scripture once or twice a month by views about abortion

% of adults who read scripture once or twice a month who are…

Views about abortion Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 1,798. 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 45% 55% 1,798
Illegal in all/most cases 52% 48% 1,536
Don't know 48% 52% 123

Racial and ethnic composition among adults who read scripture once or twice a month by views about abortion

% of adults who read scripture once or twice a month who identify as…

Views about abortion White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 1,780. 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 61% 19% 3% 14% 4% 1,780
Illegal in all/most cases 61% 11% 4% 20% 3% 1,517
Don't know 56% 14% 3% 20% 7% 117

Immigrant status among adults who read scripture once or twice a month by views about abortion

% of adults who read scripture once or twice a month who are…

Views about abortion Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 1,775. 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 14% 10% 76% 1,775
Illegal in all/most cases 19% 10% 71% 1,515
Don't know 16% 18% 66% 120

Income distribution among adults who read scripture once or twice a month by views about abortion

% of adults who read scripture once or twice a month 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 = 1,606. 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 35% 21% 27% 17% 1,606
Illegal in all/most cases 40% 20% 24% 16% 1,350

Educational distribution among adults who read scripture once or twice a month by views about abortion

% of adults who read scripture once or twice a month who have completed…

Views about abortion High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 1,794. 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 37% 34% 16% 12% 1,794
Illegal in all/most cases 48% 31% 14% 7% 1,534
Don't know 60% 22% 11% 7% 121

Marital status among adults who read scripture once or twice a month by views about abortion

% of adults who read scripture once or twice a month who are…

Views about abortion Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 1,790. 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 44% 8% 14% 5% 29% 1,790
Illegal in all/most cases 48% 8% 13% 6% 26% 1,533
Don't know 44% 4% 16% 11% 25% 122

Parent of children under 18 among adults who read scripture once or twice a month by views about abortion

% of adults who read scripture once or twice a month who are…

Views about abortion Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 1,795. 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% 71% 1,795
Illegal in all/most cases 34% 66% 1,532
Don't know 16% 84% 119

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among adults who read scripture once or twice a month by views about abortion

% of adults who read scripture once or twice a month 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 = 1,798. 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 69% 21% 4% 1% 4% 2% 1,798
Illegal in all/most cases 78% 18% 2% < 1% 1% < 1% 1,536
Don't know 74% 15% 7% 1% 2% 1% 123

Importance of religion in one's life among adults who read scripture once or twice a month by views about abortion

% of adults who read scripture once or twice a month 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 = 1,798. 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% 33% 6% 4% < 1% 1,798
Illegal in all/most cases 73% 21% 3% 2% 1% 1,536
Don't know 71% 20% 2% 5% 2% 123

Attendance at religious services among adults who read scripture once or twice a month by views about abortion

% of adults who read scripture once or twice a month 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 = 1,798. 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% 52% 19% 1% 1,798
Illegal in all/most cases 43% 45% 12% < 1% 1,536
Don't know 33% 55% 10% 3% 123

Frequency of prayer among adults who read scripture once or twice a month by views about abortion

% of adults who read scripture once or twice a month who pray…

Views about abortion At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,798. 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 60% 24% 6% 9% 1% 1,798
Illegal in all/most cases 69% 21% 5% 4% 1% 1,536
Don't know 66% 20% 6% 6% 3% 123

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among adults who read scripture once or twice a month by views about abortion

% of adults who read scripture once or twice a month 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 = 1,798. 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 15% 20% 14% 51% < 1% 1,798
Illegal in all/most cases 20% 26% 15% 39% < 1% 1,536
Don't know 21% 15% 11% 50% 2% 123

Frequency of meditation among adults who read scripture once or twice a month by views about abortion

% of adults who read scripture once or twice a month 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 = 1,798. 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 38% 16% 4% 41% 2% 1,798
Illegal in all/most cases 39% 13% 5% 43% 1% 1,536
Don't know 34% 22% < 1% 35% 9% 123

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among adults who read scripture once or twice a month by views about abortion

% of adults who read scripture once or twice a month 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 = 1,798. 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 56% 23% 11% 9% 1% 1,798
Illegal in all/most cases 65% 20% 8% 6% 1% 1,536
Don't know 65% 17% 6% 10% 2% 123

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among adults who read scripture once or twice a month by views about abortion

% of adults who read scripture once or twice a month 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 = 1,798. 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 44% 20% 13% 21% 1% 1,798
Illegal in all/most cases 44% 20% 13% 22% 1% 1,536
Don't know 45% 17% 6% 28% 4% 123

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults who read scripture once or twice a month by views about abortion

% of adults who read scripture once or twice a month 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 = 1,798. 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% 14% 51% 9% 3% 1,798
Illegal in all/most cases 47% 9% 36% 6% 2% 1,536
Don't know 37% 8% 38% 3% 14% 123

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults who read scripture once or twice a month by views about abortion

% of adults who read scripture once or twice a month 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 = 1,798. 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 27% 71% 1% < 1% 1,798
Illegal in all/most cases 39% 59% 1% 1% 1,536
Don't know 27% 64% 2% 6% 123

Interpreting scripture among adults who read scripture once or twice a month by views about abortion

% of adults who read scripture once or twice a month 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 = 1,798. 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% 36% 2% 28% 9% 1,798
Illegal in all/most cases 43% 37% 2% 12% 6% 1,536
Don't know 40% 12% 12% 15% 21% 123

Belief in Heaven among adults who read scripture once or twice a month by views about abortion

% of adults who read scripture once or twice a month who …in heaven

Views about abortion Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,798. 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% 14% 7% 1,798
Illegal in all/most cases 89% 7% 4% 1,536
Don't know 80% 10% 10% 123

Belief in Hell among adults who read scripture once or twice a month by views about abortion

% of adults who read scripture once or twice a month who …in hell

Views about abortion Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,798. 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 59% 33% 8% 1,798
Illegal in all/most cases 76% 17% 7% 1,536
Don't know 57% 27% 15% 123

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults who read scripture once or twice a month by views about abortion

% of adults who read scripture once or twice a month who identify as…

Views about abortion Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 1,798. 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% 16% 57% 1,798
Illegal in all/most cases 51% 15% 33% 1,536
Don't know 30% 36% 34% 123

Political ideology among adults who read scripture once or twice a month by views about abortion

% of adults who read scripture once or twice a month who are…

Views about abortion Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,798. 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% 40% 27% 5% 1,798
Illegal in all/most cases 49% 31% 15% 5% 1,536
Don't know 34% 33% 26% 7% 123

Views about size of government among adults who read scripture once or twice a month by views about abortion

% of adults who read scripture once or twice a month who would rather have…

Views about abortion Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,798. 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 44% 49% 3% 4% 1,798
Illegal in all/most cases 56% 39% 2% 3% 1,536
Don't know 45% 36% 12% 6% 123

Views about government aid to the poor among adults who read scripture once or twice a month by views about abortion

% of adults who read scripture once or twice a month 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 = 1,798. 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 36% 59% 4% 1% 1,798
Illegal in all/most cases 53% 43% 3% 2% 1,536
Don't know 43% 43% 6% 8% 123

Views about homosexuality among adults who read scripture once or twice a month by views about abortion

% of adults who read scripture once or twice a month who say homosexuality…

Views about abortion Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,798. 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 76% 18% 3% 3% 1,798
Illegal in all/most cases 50% 42% 4% 4% 1,536
Don't know 46% 30% 11% 14% 123

Views about same-sex marriage among adults who read scripture once or twice a month by views about abortion

% of adults who read scripture once or twice a month who …same-sex marriage

Views about abortion Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,798. 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 67% 25% 7% 1,798
Illegal in all/most cases 37% 54% 8% 1,536
Don't know 28% 38% 34% 123

Views about environmental regulation among adults who read scripture once or twice a month by views about abortion

% of adults who read scripture once or twice a month 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 = 1,798. 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% 63% 3% 2% 1,798
Illegal in all/most cases 49% 47% 2% 2% 1,536
Don't know 34% 43% 9% 13% 123

Views about human evolution among adults who read scripture once or twice a month by views about abortion

% of adults who read scripture once or twice a month 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
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Legal in all/most cases 30% 32% 5% 31% 3% 1,798
Illegal in all/most cases 18% 32% 3% 43% 5% 1,536
Don't know 13% 17% 14% 35% 20% 123