Views about abortion among adults who say religion is somewhat important

% of adults who say religion is somewhat important who say abortion should be…

Survey year Legal in all/most cases Illegal in all/most cases Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 8,311. 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 65% 31% 4% 8,311
2007 64% 30% 5% 9,092

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Views about abortion among adults who say religion is somewhat important by religious group

% of adults who say religion is somewhat important 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 61% 35% 4% 2,225
Evangelical Protestant 57% 40% 4% 1,382
Historically Black Protestant 70% 26% 4% 228
Jewish 90% 8% 2% 313
Mainline Protestant 70% 26% 3% 1,990
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 66% 30% 4% 1,498

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults who say religion is somewhat important by views about abortion

% of adults who say religion is somewhat important who are ages…

Views about abortion 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 5,454. 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% 26% 14% 5,454
Illegal in all/most cases 30% 34% 23% 13% 2,397
Don't know 15% 31% 32% 22% 323

Generational cohort among adults who say religion is somewhat important by views about abortion

% of adults who say religion is somewhat important who are…

Views about abortion Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 5,454. 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% 15% 29% 31% 8% 1% 5,454
Illegal in all/most cases 20% 18% 26% 27% 8% 1% 2,397
Don't know 7% 14% 24% 39% 13% 2% 323

Gender composition among adults who say religion is somewhat important by views about abortion

% of adults who say religion is somewhat important who are…

Views about abortion Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 5,550. 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 48% 52% 5,550
Illegal in all/most cases 58% 42% 2,428
Don't know 59% 41% 333

Racial and ethnic composition among adults who say religion is somewhat important by views about abortion

% of adults who say religion is somewhat important who identify as…

Views about abortion White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 5,499. 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 70% 8% 5% 13% 4% 5,499
Illegal in all/most cases 66% 6% 4% 20% 4% 2,393
Don't know 67% 8% 4% 16% 5% 316

Immigrant status among adults who say religion is somewhat important by views about abortion

% of adults who say religion is somewhat important who are…

Views about abortion Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 5,489. 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 13% 12% 75% 5,489
Illegal in all/most cases 17% 9% 73% 2,388
Don't know 15% 12% 72% 327

Income distribution among adults who say religion is somewhat important by views about abortion

% of adults who say religion is somewhat important 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 = 4,952. 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% 20% 28% 22% 4,952
Illegal in all/most cases 38% 21% 24% 17% 2,174
Don't know 44% 18% 24% 15% 253

Educational distribution among adults who say religion is somewhat important by views about abortion

% of adults who say religion is somewhat important who have completed…

Views about abortion High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 5,522. 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% 32% 19% 13% 5,522
Illegal in all/most cases 50% 30% 14% 7% 2,419
Don't know 45% 37% 11% 7% 329

Marital status among adults who say religion is somewhat important by views about abortion

% of adults who say religion is somewhat important who are…

Views about abortion Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 5,535. 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 46% 10% 13% 5% 26% 5,535
Illegal in all/most cases 44% 10% 12% 5% 29% 2,417
Don't know 45% 9% 17% 9% 21% 328

Parent of children under 18 among adults who say religion is somewhat important by views about abortion

% of adults who say religion is somewhat important who are…

Views about abortion Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 5,530. 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% 5,530
Illegal in all/most cases 32% 68% 2,424
Don't know 22% 78% 330

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among adults who say religion is somewhat important by views about abortion

% of adults who say religion is somewhat important 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 = 5,550. 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 47% 39% 8% < 1% 4% 2% 5,550
Illegal in all/most cases 58% 34% 5% 1% 1% 1% 2,428
Don't know 52% 31% 7% 5% 2% 3% 333

Attendance at religious services among adults who say religion is somewhat important by views about abortion

% of adults who say religion is somewhat important 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 = 5,550. 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 11% 56% 33% < 1% 5,550
Illegal in all/most cases 18% 53% 29% < 1% 2,428
Don't know 13% 45% 41% 1% 333

Frequency of prayer among adults who say religion is somewhat important by views about abortion

% of adults who say religion is somewhat important who pray…

Views about abortion At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,550. 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% 28% 13% 23% 1% 5,550
Illegal in all/most cases 39% 30% 12% 18% 1% 2,428
Don't know 39% 21% 12% 21% 7% 333

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among adults who say religion is somewhat important by views about abortion

% of adults who say religion is somewhat important 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 = 5,550. 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 6% 7% 9% 78% < 1% 5,550
Illegal in all/most cases 9% 10% 9% 71% < 1% 2,428
Don't know 6% 7% 6% 77% 4% 333

Frequency of meditation among adults who say religion is somewhat important by views about abortion

% of adults who say religion is somewhat important 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 = 5,550. 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% 11% 6% 54% 1% 5,550
Illegal in all/most cases 26% 8% 5% 60% 1% 2,428
Don't know 32% 11% 6% 49% 3% 333

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among adults who say religion is somewhat important by views about abortion

% of adults who say religion is somewhat important 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 = 5,550. 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 42% 22% 15% 20% 1% 5,550
Illegal in all/most cases 42% 21% 16% 20% 1% 2,428
Don't know 42% 18% 12% 23% 6% 333

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among adults who say religion is somewhat important by views about abortion

% of adults who say religion is somewhat important 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 = 5,550. 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 39% 18% 16% 27% 1% 5,550
Illegal in all/most cases 38% 16% 16% 29% 1% 2,428
Don't know 44% 13% 11% 28% 3% 333

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults who say religion is somewhat important by views about abortion

% of adults who say religion is somewhat important 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 = 5,550. 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 10% 15% 63% 10% 2% 5,550
Illegal in all/most cases 20% 12% 57% 10% 2% 2,428
Don't know 12% 12% 60% 8% 7% 333

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults who say religion is somewhat important by views about abortion

% of adults who say religion is somewhat important 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 = 5,550. 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% 75% 1% < 1% 5,550
Illegal in all/most cases 32% 66% 1% 1% 2,428
Don't know 24% 67% 3% 6% 333

Frequency of reading scripture among adults who say religion is somewhat important by views about abortion

% of adults who say religion is somewhat important who read scripture…

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 = 5,550. 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 10% 11% 13% 65% < 1% 5,550
Illegal in all/most cases 18% 13% 12% 56% 1% 2,428
Don't know 17% 7% 12% 61% 2% 333

Interpreting scripture among adults who say religion is somewhat important by views about abortion

% of adults who say religion is somewhat important 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 = 5,550. 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 11% 31% 1% 47% 9% 5,550
Illegal in all/most cases 23% 40% 2% 27% 8% 2,428
Don't know 17% 24% 8% 33% 18% 333

Belief in Heaven among adults who say religion is somewhat important by views about abortion

% of adults who say religion is somewhat important who …in heaven

Views about abortion Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,550. 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 72% 20% 8% 5,550
Illegal in all/most cases 83% 11% 6% 2,428
Don't know 67% 12% 21% 333

Belief in Hell among adults who say religion is somewhat important by views about abortion

% of adults who say religion is somewhat important who …in hell

Views about abortion Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,550. 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 51% 41% 8% 5,550
Illegal in all/most cases 66% 26% 8% 2,428
Don't know 47% 31% 23% 333

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults who say religion is somewhat important by views about abortion

% of adults who say religion is somewhat important who identify as…

Views about abortion Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 5,550. 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 30% 18% 52% 5,550
Illegal in all/most cases 48% 19% 33% 2,428
Don't know 30% 32% 38% 333

Political ideology among adults who say religion is somewhat important by views about abortion

% of adults who say religion is somewhat important who are…

Views about abortion Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,550. 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 23% 42% 30% 5% 5,550
Illegal in all/most cases 42% 34% 19% 5% 2,428
Don't know 35% 30% 20% 15% 333

Views about size of government among adults who say religion is somewhat important by views about abortion

% of adults who say religion is somewhat important who would rather have…

Views about abortion Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,550. 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 50% 44% 3% 4% 5,550
Illegal in all/most cases 57% 40% 2% 2% 2,428
Don't know 49% 28% 10% 13% 333

Views about government aid to the poor among adults who say religion is somewhat important by views about abortion

% of adults who say religion is somewhat important 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 = 5,550. 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 41% 55% 3% 1% 5,550
Illegal in all/most cases 54% 41% 3% 2% 2,428
Don't know 47% 35% 11% 8% 333

Views about homosexuality among adults who say religion is somewhat important by views about abortion

% of adults who say religion is somewhat important who say homosexuality…

Views about abortion Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,550. 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 83% 12% 3% 2% 5,550
Illegal in all/most cases 63% 30% 4% 3% 2,428
Don't know 54% 21% 12% 12% 333

Views about same-sex marriage among adults who say religion is somewhat important by views about abortion

% of adults who say religion is somewhat important who …same-sex marriage

Views about abortion Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,550. 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 75% 18% 7% 5,550
Illegal in all/most cases 51% 42% 7% 2,428
Don't know 45% 27% 28% 333

Views about environmental regulation among adults who say religion is somewhat important by views about abortion

% of adults who say religion is somewhat important 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 = 5,550. 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 30% 66% 2% 2% 5,550
Illegal in all/most cases 48% 47% 2% 3% 2,428
Don't know 35% 48% 6% 11% 333

Views about human evolution among adults who say religion is somewhat important by views about abortion

% of adults who say religion is somewhat important 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 44% 29% 5% 20% 3% 5,550
Illegal in all/most cases 29% 32% 4% 31% 3% 2,428
Don't know 27% 23% 11% 25% 14% 333