Views about abortion among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should 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 = 9,811. 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 32% 64% 4% 9,811
2007 31% 62% 6% 11,149

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Views about abortion among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally by religious group

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should 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 34% 62% 5% 1,545
Evangelical Protestant 23% 73% 3% 4,757
Historically Black Protestant 45% 49% 6% 1,094
Jehovah's Witness 18% 76% 7% 107
Mainline Protestant 40% 55% 5% 1,266
Mormon 27% 70% 4% 210
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 37% 57% 6% 546

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally by views about abortion

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally who are ages…

Views about abortion 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 2,881. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Legal in all/most cases 14% 35% 32% 19% 2,881
Illegal in all/most cases 16% 33% 29% 22% 6,295
Don't know 6% 36% 29% 29% 420

Generational cohort among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally by views about abortion

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally who are…

Views about abortion Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 2,881. 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% 11% 29% 37% 13% 2% 2,881
Illegal in all/most cases 9% 12% 28% 34% 15% 2% 6,295
Don't know 4% 7% 31% 35% 21% 2% 420

Gender composition among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally by views about abortion

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally who are…

Views about abortion Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 2,938. 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% 58% 2,938
Illegal in all/most cases 44% 56% 6,426
Don't know 45% 55% 447

Racial and ethnic composition among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally by views about abortion

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally who identify as…

Views about abortion White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 2,912. 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% 27% 2% 17% 4% 2,912
Illegal in all/most cases 61% 15% 2% 19% 3% 6,350
Don't know 46% 27% 2% 21% 4% 427

Immigrant status among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally by views about abortion

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally who are…

Views about abortion Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 2,884. 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 17% 9% 74% 2,884
Illegal in all/most cases 18% 7% 76% 6,330
Don't know 19% 10% 72% 431

Income distribution among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally by views about abortion

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should 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 = 2,549. 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% 23% 20% 10% 2,549
Illegal in all/most cases 45% 22% 23% 11% 5,467
Don't know 56% 15% 19% 10% 309

Educational distribution among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally by views about abortion

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally who have completed…

Views about abortion High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 2,923. 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% 31% 9% 4% 2,923
Illegal in all/most cases 55% 29% 11% 5% 6,381
Don't know 62% 27% 8% 3% 437

Marital status among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally by views about abortion

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally who are…

Views about abortion Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 2,930. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Legal in all/most cases 44% 7% 18% 9% 22% 2,930
Illegal in all/most cases 55% 4% 14% 9% 18% 6,403
Don't know 43% 6% 13% 17% 21% 435

Parent of children under 18 among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally by views about abortion

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally who are…

Views about abortion Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 2,926. 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% 70% 2,926
Illegal in all/most cases 32% 68% 6,410
Don't know 21% 79% 440

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally by views about abortion

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should 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 = 2,938. 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 85% 12% 1% 1% < 1% < 1% 2,938
Illegal in all/most cases 90% 8% 1% 1% < 1% < 1% 6,426
Don't know 85% 9% 2% 3% < 1% < 1% 447

Importance of religion in one's life among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally by views about abortion

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should 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 = 2,938. 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% 18% 3% 1% < 1% 2,938
Illegal in all/most cases 89% 9% 1% 1% 1% 6,426
Don't know 83% 12% 2% 1% 2% 447

Attendance at religious services among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally by views about abortion

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should 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 = 2,938. 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% 35% 16% 1% 2,938
Illegal in all/most cases 66% 23% 10% < 1% 6,426
Don't know 53% 28% 17% 2% 447

Frequency of prayer among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally by views about abortion

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally who pray…

Views about abortion At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,938. 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% 14% 4% 6% 1% 2,938
Illegal in all/most cases 83% 11% 2% 4% 1% 6,426
Don't know 78% 15% 1% 4% 2% 447

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally by views about abortion

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should 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 = 2,938. 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% 13% 11% 38% 1% 2,938
Illegal in all/most cases 51% 14% 8% 27% 1% 6,426
Don't know 43% 10% 9% 36% 2% 447

Frequency of meditation among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally by views about abortion

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should 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 = 2,938. 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% 8% 3% 38% 2% 2,938
Illegal in all/most cases 54% 6% 3% 34% 3% 6,426
Don't know 60% 6% 1% 28% 6% 447

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally by views about abortion

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should 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 = 2,938. 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% 13% 7% 9% 1% 2,938
Illegal in all/most cases 78% 10% 5% 6% 1% 6,426
Don't know 73% 6% 8% 9% 3% 447

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally by views about abortion

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should 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 = 2,938. 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% 15% 11% 30% 2% 2,938
Illegal in all/most cases 48% 14% 10% 25% 2% 6,426
Don't know 46% 8% 10% 31% 5% 447

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally by views about abortion

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should 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 = 2,938. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Legal in all/most cases 45% 6% 41% 7% 2% 2,938
Illegal in all/most cases 68% 3% 24% 3% 2% 6,426
Don't know 52% 5% 31% 5% 7% 447

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally by views about abortion

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should 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 = 2,938. 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% 63% 1% 1% 2,938
Illegal in all/most cases 50% 47% 1% 1% 6,426
Don't know 37% 54% 3% 6% 447

Frequency of reading scripture among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally by views about abortion

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should 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 = 2,938. 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 52% 13% 8% 26% 1% 2,938
Illegal in all/most cases 68% 10% 5% 15% 1% 6,426
Don't know 56% 10% 6% 21% 6% 447

Belief in Heaven among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally by views about abortion

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally who …in heaven

Views about abortion Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,938. 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 94% 4% 3% 2,938
Illegal in all/most cases 90% 5% 5% 6,426
Don't know 91% 3% 6% 447

Belief in Hell among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally by views about abortion

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally who …in hell

Views about abortion Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,938. 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 80% 14% 6% 2,938
Illegal in all/most cases 84% 10% 6% 6,426
Don't know 75% 15% 11% 447

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally by views about abortion

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally who identify as…

Views about abortion Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 2,938. 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% 18% 52% 2,938
Illegal in all/most cases 52% 18% 30% 6,426
Don't know 26% 28% 46% 447

Political ideology among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally by views about abortion

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally who are…

Views about abortion Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,938. 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% 33% 20% 7% 2,938
Illegal in all/most cases 59% 21% 12% 7% 6,426
Don't know 40% 24% 18% 17% 447

Views about size of government among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally by views about abortion

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should 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 = 2,938. 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% 57% 2% 2% 2,938
Illegal in all/most cases 55% 40% 2% 3% 6,426
Don't know 35% 50% 6% 10% 447

Views about government aid to the poor among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally by views about abortion

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should 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 = 2,938. 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% 54% 3% 2% 2,938
Illegal in all/most cases 55% 39% 4% 2% 6,426
Don't know 36% 46% 8% 10% 447

Views about homosexuality among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally by views about abortion

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should 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 = 2,938. 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% 39% 4% 3% 2,938
Illegal in all/most cases 28% 64% 4% 3% 6,426
Don't know 31% 39% 10% 20% 447

Views about same-sex marriage among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally by views about abortion

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally who …same-sex marriage

Views about abortion Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,938. 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% 50% 8% 2,938
Illegal in all/most cases 19% 75% 6% 6,426
Don't know 20% 46% 34% 447

Views about environmental regulation among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally by views about abortion

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should 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 = 2,938. 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% 54% 2% 3% 2,938
Illegal in all/most cases 52% 41% 2% 4% 6,426
Don't know 39% 40% 6% 15% 447

Views about human evolution among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally by views about abortion

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should 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 = 2,938. 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% 29% 2% 49% 4% 2,938
Illegal in all/most cases 10% 19% 2% 64% 5% 6,426
Don't know 11% 20% 7% 45% 17% 447