Views about abortion among adults who say religion is very important

% of adults who say religion is very 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 = 18,725. 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 37% 58% 5% 18,725
2007 37% 56% 7% 20,547

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

% of adults who say religion is very 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 36% 59% 5% 4,220
Evangelical Protestant 27% 70% 4% 6,904
Historically Black Protestant 49% 45% 6% 1,641
Jehovah's Witness 15% 77% 8% 224
Jewish 66% 30% 4% 279
Mainline Protestant 50% 45% 5% 3,317
Mormon 21% 77% 2% 559
Muslim 44% 47% 9% 154
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 43% 49% 8% 826

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DemographicInformation

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

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

Views about abortion 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 6,931. 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% 33% 31% 21% 6,931
Illegal in all/most cases 18% 33% 28% 21% 10,471
Don't know 10% 32% 28% 31% 870

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

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

Views about abortion Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 6,931. 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 9% 12% 28% 37% 14% 1% 6,931
Illegal in all/most cases 11% 12% 28% 33% 15% 2% 10,471
Don't know 6% 8% 27% 33% 22% 3% 870

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

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

Views about abortion Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 7,094. 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 40% 60% 7,094
Illegal in all/most cases 44% 56% 10,702
Don't know 44% 56% 929

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

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

Views about abortion White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 7,013. 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% 21% 3% 15% 5% 7,013
Illegal in all/most cases 64% 13% 2% 17% 3% 10,557
Don't know 53% 21% 1% 19% 5% 872

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

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

Views about abortion Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 6,995. 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% 9% 76% 6,995
Illegal in all/most cases 16% 8% 76% 10,571
Don't know 18% 8% 74% 899

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

% of adults who say religion is very 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 = 6,178. 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% 21% 25% 17% 6,178
Illegal in all/most cases 39% 21% 26% 14% 9,102
Don't know 48% 20% 18% 13% 660

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

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

Views about abortion High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 7,062. 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 40% 32% 16% 11% 7,062
Illegal in all/most cases 47% 31% 14% 8% 10,636
Don't know 52% 29% 12% 7% 913

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

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

Views about abortion Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 7,065. 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% 7% 16% 8% 21% 7,065
Illegal in all/most cases 57% 4% 12% 8% 19% 10,662
Don't know 46% 4% 14% 15% 21% 904

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

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

Views about abortion Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 7,071. 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% 7,071
Illegal in all/most cases 33% 67% 10,658
Don't know 23% 77% 919

BeliefsandPractices

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

% of adults who say religion is very 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 = 7,094. 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 84% 13% 1% 1% 1% 1% 7,094
Illegal in all/most cases 90% 8% 1% 1% < 1% < 1% 10,702
Don't know 85% 10% 1% 3% < 1% 1% 929

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

% of adults who say religion is very 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 = 7,094. 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 49% 36% 14% 1% 7,094
Illegal in all/most cases 67% 23% 9% < 1% 10,702
Don't know 54% 29% 15% 2% 929

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

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

Views about abortion At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 7,094. 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 77% 15% 3% 4% 1% 7,094
Illegal in all/most cases 85% 11% 2% 2% 1% 10,702
Don't know 79% 11% 2% 3% 4% 929

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

% of adults who say religion is very 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 = 7,094. 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 31% 13% 12% 43% 1% 7,094
Illegal in all/most cases 48% 13% 9% 29% 1% 10,702
Don't know 40% 8% 9% 40% 3% 929

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

% of adults who say religion is very 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 = 7,094. 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% 9% 4% 34% 2% 7,094
Illegal in all/most cases 54% 7% 3% 34% 2% 10,702
Don't know 61% 6% 1% 27% 5% 929

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

% of adults who say religion is very 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 = 7,094. 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% 13% 7% 7% 1% 7,094
Illegal in all/most cases 79% 11% 5% 5% 1% 10,702
Don't know 76% 9% 6% 5% 4% 929

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

% of adults who say religion is very 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 = 7,094. 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% 16% 12% 23% 1% 7,094
Illegal in all/most cases 50% 15% 10% 22% 2% 10,702
Don't know 52% 10% 9% 25% 4% 929

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

% of adults who say religion is very 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 = 7,094. 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 40% 9% 42% 6% 3% 7,094
Illegal in all/most cases 65% 4% 25% 3% 2% 10,702
Don't know 45% 5% 37% 4% 10% 929

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

% of adults who say religion is very 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 = 7,094. 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 31% 67% 1% 1% 7,094
Illegal in all/most cases 50% 47% 2% 1% 10,702
Don't know 32% 57% 5% 6% 929

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

% of adults who say religion is very 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 = 7,094. 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% 15% 10% 27% 1% 7,094
Illegal in all/most cases 66% 11% 6% 16% 1% 10,702
Don't know 54% 10% 8% 24% 4% 929

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

% of adults who say religion is very 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 = 7,094. 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% 34% 3% 18% 8% 7,094
Illegal in all/most cases 56% 30% 4% 5% 4% 10,702
Don't know 44% 18% 11% 8% 19% 929

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

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

Views about abortion Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 7,094. 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 87% 8% 5% 7,094
Illegal in all/most cases 89% 5% 6% 10,702
Don't know 85% 6% 9% 929

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

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

Views about abortion Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 7,094. 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% 8% 7,094
Illegal in all/most cases 80% 14% 7% 10,702
Don't know 64% 18% 18% 929

SocialandPoliticalViews

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

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

Views about abortion Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 7,094. 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% 56% 7,094
Illegal in all/most cases 53% 18% 29% 10,702
Don't know 27% 29% 44% 929

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

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

Views about abortion Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 7,094. 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% 38% 25% 6% 7,094
Illegal in all/most cases 58% 24% 11% 7% 10,702
Don't know 38% 27% 16% 19% 929

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

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

Views about abortion Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 7,094. 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% 51% 4% 4% 7,094
Illegal in all/most cases 60% 35% 2% 3% 10,702
Don't know 38% 40% 9% 13% 929

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

% of adults who say religion is very 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 = 7,094. 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% 57% 4% 2% 7,094
Illegal in all/most cases 55% 38% 4% 2% 10,702
Don't know 35% 47% 8% 10% 929

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

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

Views about abortion Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 7,094. 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 66% 27% 4% 3% 7,094
Illegal in all/most cases 33% 58% 5% 4% 10,702
Don't know 38% 32% 12% 18% 929

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

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

Views about abortion Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 7,094. 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% 36% 7% 7,094
Illegal in all/most cases 23% 70% 7% 10,702
Don't know 26% 42% 32% 929

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

% of adults who say religion is very 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 = 7,094. 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 34% 62% 2% 2% 7,094
Illegal in all/most cases 50% 44% 3% 4% 10,702
Don't know 32% 44% 7% 16% 929

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

% of adults who say religion is very 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
Sample size = 7,094. 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 20% 35% 4% 37% 4% 7,094
Illegal in all/most cases 10% 25% 3% 57% 6% 10,702
Don't know 10% 25% 8% 39% 19% 929