Views about abortion among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who say abortion should be…

Survey year Legal in all/most cases Illegal in all/most cases Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 9,542. 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 48% 49% 3% 9,542
2007 51% 44% 5% 9,841

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Views about abortion among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally by religious group

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally 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 44% 54% 3% 2,774
Evangelical Protestant 42% 56% 3% 2,469
Historically Black Protestant 66% 32% 2% 466
Jehovah's Witness 21% 74% 5% 102
Jewish 73% 24% 3% 184
Mainline Protestant 58% 40% 2% 2,158
Mormon 24% 75% 1% 360
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 55% 41% 4% 713

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally by views about abortion

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who are ages…

Views about abortion 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 4,572. 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 22% 33% 27% 17% 4,572
Illegal in all/most cases 26% 34% 23% 17% 4,527
Don't know 15% 27% 28% 30% 278

Generational cohort among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally by views about abortion

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who are…

Views about abortion Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 4,572. 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% 13% 28% 32% 11% 1% 4,572
Illegal in all/most cases 17% 15% 27% 28% 11% 1% 4,527
Don't know 10% 10% 21% 36% 20% 2% 278

Gender composition among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally by views about abortion

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who are…

Views about abortion Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 4,651. 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% 59% 4,651
Illegal in all/most cases 50% 50% 4,603
Don't know 49% 51% 288

Racial and ethnic composition among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally by views about abortion

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who identify as…

Views about abortion White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 4,622. 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 68% 13% 3% 12% 4% 4,622
Illegal in all/most cases 73% 7% 2% 14% 3% 4,545
Don't know 73% 10% 2% 12% 3% 276

Immigrant status among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally by views about abortion

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who are…

Views about abortion Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 4,607. 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% 12% 78% 4,607
Illegal in all/most cases 13% 9% 78% 4,554
Don't know 16% 9% 75% 285

Income distribution among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally by views about abortion

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally 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 = 4,127. 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% 21% 29% 21% 4,127
Illegal in all/most cases 30% 20% 30% 19% 4,055
Don't know 32% 27% 24% 17% 227

Educational distribution among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally by views about abortion

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who have completed…

Views about abortion High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 4,637. 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% 34% 18% 12% 4,637
Illegal in all/most cases 38% 33% 18% 11% 4,584
Don't know 44% 31% 14% 10% 288

Marital status among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally by views about abortion

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who are…

Views about abortion Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 4,638. 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% 7% 14% 6% 26% 4,638
Illegal in all/most cases 54% 5% 11% 6% 25% 4,592
Don't know 54% 6% 10% 11% 20% 282

Parent of children under 18 among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally by views about abortion

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who are…

Views about abortion Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 4,639. 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% 4,639
Illegal in all/most cases 34% 66% 4,580
Don't know 26% 74% 287

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally by views about abortion

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally 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 = 4,651. 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% 24% 2% < 1% 1% < 1% 4,651
Illegal in all/most cases 81% 16% 2% < 1% < 1% < 1% 4,603
Don't know 76% 18% 2% 1% 1% 1% 288

Importance of religion in one's life among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally by views about abortion

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally 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 = 4,651. 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% 39% 7% 2% < 1% 4,651
Illegal in all/most cases 72% 23% 3% 1% < 1% 4,603
Don't know 64% 30% 3% 2% 1% 288

Attendance at religious services among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally by views about abortion

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally 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 = 4,651. 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% 47% 22% < 1% 4,651
Illegal in all/most cases 53% 33% 14% < 1% 4,603
Don't know 40% 41% 17% 1% 288

Frequency of prayer among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally by views about abortion

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who pray…

Views about abortion At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,651. 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% 24% 7% 11% < 1% 4,651
Illegal in all/most cases 70% 18% 5% 7% < 1% 4,603
Don't know 67% 17% 6% 9% 2% 288

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally by views about abortion

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally 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 = 4,651. 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% 11% 12% 61% < 1% 4,651
Illegal in all/most cases 33% 13% 11% 44% < 1% 4,603
Don't know 27% 4% 7% 61% 1% 288

Frequency of meditation among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally by views about abortion

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally 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 = 4,651. 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% 10% 5% 50% 1% 4,651
Illegal in all/most cases 42% 7% 4% 46% 1% 4,603
Don't know 49% 5% 4% 38% 3% 288

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally by views about abortion

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally 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 = 4,651. 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 54% 19% 12% 14% < 1% 4,651
Illegal in all/most cases 65% 17% 8% 9% 1% 4,603
Don't know 66% 13% 9% 9% 3% 288

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally by views about abortion

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally 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 = 4,651. 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% 17% 15% 28% 1% 4,651
Illegal in all/most cases 45% 18% 13% 22% 1% 4,603
Don't know 52% 13% 10% 24% 1% 288

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally by views about abortion

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally 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 = 4,651. 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% 10% 54% 7% 2% 4,651
Illegal in all/most cases 49% 7% 37% 4% 2% 4,603
Don't know 34% 7% 45% 6% 8% 288

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally by views about abortion

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally 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 = 4,651. 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% 71% 1% < 1% 4,651
Illegal in all/most cases 45% 53% 1% 1% 4,603
Don't know 25% 71% 1% 4% 288

Frequency of reading scripture among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally by views about abortion

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally 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 = 4,651. 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% 15% 12% 46% < 1% 4,651
Illegal in all/most cases 47% 14% 9% 29% 1% 4,603
Don't know 42% 6% 13% 39% 1% 288

Belief in Heaven among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally by views about abortion

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who …in heaven

Views about abortion Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,651. 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 89% 7% 4% 4,651
Illegal in all/most cases 90% 6% 4% 4,603
Don't know 79% 9% 12% 288

Belief in Hell among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally by views about abortion

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who …in hell

Views about abortion Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,651. 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% 27% 6% 4,651
Illegal in all/most cases 75% 19% 6% 4,603
Don't know 58% 23% 19% 288

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally by views about abortion

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who identify as…

Views about abortion Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 4,651. 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% 14% 51% 4,651
Illegal in all/most cases 58% 16% 26% 4,603
Don't know 35% 31% 35% 288

Political ideology among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally by views about abortion

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who are…

Views about abortion Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,651. 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% 45% 24% 4% 4,651
Illegal in all/most cases 53% 32% 11% 5% 4,603
Don't know 41% 33% 14% 12% 288

Views about size of government among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally by views about abortion

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who would rather have…

Views about abortion Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,651. 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% 44% 2% 3% 4,651
Illegal in all/most cases 66% 31% 1% 2% 4,603
Don't know 54% 27% 7% 12% 288

Views about government aid to the poor among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally by views about abortion

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally 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 = 4,651. 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 43% 53% 3% 1% 4,651
Illegal in all/most cases 58% 38% 3% 1% 4,603
Don't know 43% 42% 8% 7% 288

Views about homosexuality among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally by views about abortion

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who say homosexuality…

Views about abortion Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,651. 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 78% 17% 3% 2% 4,651
Illegal in all/most cases 48% 43% 5% 3% 4,603
Don't know 47% 30% 10% 14% 288

Views about same-sex marriage among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally by views about abortion

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who …same-sex marriage

Views about abortion Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,651. 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% 25% 6% 4,651
Illegal in all/most cases 36% 57% 7% 4,603
Don't know 35% 38% 27% 288

Views about environmental regulation among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally by views about abortion

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally 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 = 4,651. 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 33% 65% 2% 1% 4,651
Illegal in all/most cases 48% 49% 2% 2% 4,603
Don't know 36% 51% 5% 8% 288

Views about human evolution among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally by views about abortion

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally 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 = 4,651. 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% 41% 3% 28% 2% 4,651
Illegal in all/most cases 15% 35% 2% 43% 4% 4,603
Don't know 16% 29% 8% 34% 14% 288