Views about abortion among adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong

% of adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who say abortion should be…

Survey year Legal in all/most cases Illegal in all/most cases Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 15,190. 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 64% 32% 4% 15,190
2007 61% 33% 6% 18,234

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Views about abortion among adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by religious group

% of adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who say abortion should be…

Religious tradition Legal in all/most cases Illegal in all/most cases Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 111. 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.
Buddhist 80% 19% 2% 111
Catholic 57% 37% 5% 3,428
Evangelical Protestant 49% 47% 4% 2,407
Historically Black Protestant 60% 36% 4% 751
Jewish 88% 10% 2% 414
Mainline Protestant 67% 29% 4% 2,990
Mormon 47% 50% 3% 162
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 74% 23% 4% 4,142

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by views about abortion

% of adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who are ages…

Views about abortion 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 9,790. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Legal in all/most cases 23% 35% 27% 16% 9,790
Illegal in all/most cases 25% 34% 23% 17% 4,488
Don't know 13% 32% 27% 28% 636

Generational cohort among adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by views about abortion

% of adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who are…

Views about abortion Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 9,790. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Legal in all/most cases 14% 15% 28% 32% 10% 1% 9,790
Illegal in all/most cases 16% 16% 27% 28% 12% 1% 4,488
Don't know 7% 10% 28% 34% 18% 4% 636

Gender composition among adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by views about abortion

% of adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who are…

Views about abortion Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 9,964. 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% 51% 9,964
Illegal in all/most cases 53% 47% 4,560
Don't know 56% 44% 666

Racial and ethnic composition among adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by views about abortion

% of adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who identify as…

Views about abortion White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 9,862. 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 71% 10% 4% 11% 4% 9,862
Illegal in all/most cases 64% 13% 4% 16% 3% 4,487
Don't know 65% 11% 2% 16% 6% 634

Immigrant status among adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by views about abortion

% of adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who are…

Views about abortion Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 9,855. 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% 77% 9,855
Illegal in all/most cases 15% 8% 76% 4,486
Don't know 14% 10% 77% 647

Income distribution among adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by views about abortion

% of adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong 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 = 8,861. 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% 20% 28% 21% 8,861
Illegal in all/most cases 41% 22% 23% 15% 3,954
Don't know 45% 20% 20% 15% 488

Educational distribution among adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by views about abortion

% of adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who have completed…

Views about abortion High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 9,923. 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 38% 33% 18% 11% 9,923
Illegal in all/most cases 53% 30% 11% 6% 4,532
Don't know 52% 33% 10% 5% 656

Marital status among adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by views about abortion

% of adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who are…

Views about abortion Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 9,937. 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% 10% 13% 6% 26% 9,937
Illegal in all/most cases 47% 8% 13% 7% 25% 4,540
Don't know 42% 8% 16% 12% 23% 652

Parent of children under 18 among adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by views about abortion

% of adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who are…

Views about abortion Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 9,940. 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% 73% 9,940
Illegal in all/most cases 33% 67% 4,543
Don't know 22% 78% 663

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by views about abortion

% of adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong 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 = 9,964. 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% 27% 8% 1% 14% 3% 9,964
Illegal in all/most cases 68% 22% 4% 1% 4% 1% 4,560
Don't know 57% 22% 5% 5% 6% 6% 666

Importance of religion in one's life among adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by views about abortion

% of adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong 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 = 9,964. 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% 35% 18% 17% 1% 9,964
Illegal in all/most cases 54% 31% 9% 6% < 1% 4,560
Don't know 48% 30% 10% 9% 3% 666

Attendance at religious services among adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by views about abortion

% of adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong 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 = 9,964. 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% 39% 45% < 1% 9,964
Illegal in all/most cases 32% 39% 28% < 1% 4,560
Don't know 25% 33% 40% 2% 666

Frequency of prayer among adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by views about abortion

% of adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who pray…

Views about abortion At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 9,964. 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% 18% 8% 36% 1% 9,964
Illegal in all/most cases 54% 20% 8% 18% 1% 4,560
Don't know 51% 14% 7% 23% 6% 666

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by views about abortion

% of adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong 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 = 9,964. 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% 6% 7% 78% < 1% 9,964
Illegal in all/most cases 20% 11% 9% 60% < 1% 4,560
Don't know 17% 4% 6% 68% 4% 666

Frequency of meditation among adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by views about abortion

% of adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong 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 = 9,964. 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% 9% 5% 55% 1% 9,964
Illegal in all/most cases 35% 7% 4% 52% 1% 4,560
Don't know 41% 9% 3% 44% 3% 666

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by views about abortion

% of adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong 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 = 9,964. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Legal in all/most cases 46% 17% 13% 23% 1% 9,964
Illegal in all/most cases 54% 17% 10% 17% 1% 4,560
Don't know 52% 15% 9% 18% 6% 666

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by views about abortion

% of adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong 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 = 9,964. 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% 17% 15% 28% 1% 9,964
Illegal in all/most cases 40% 16% 13% 29% 1% 4,560
Don't know 42% 12% 11% 32% 4% 666

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by views about abortion

% of adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong 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 = 9,964. 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% 77% 1% < 1% 9,964
Illegal in all/most cases 32% 65% 1% 1% 4,560
Don't know 23% 67% 4% 6% 666

Frequency of reading scripture among adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by views about abortion

% of adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong 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 = 9,964. 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% 9% 66% < 1% 9,964
Illegal in all/most cases 31% 12% 10% 46% 1% 4,560
Don't know 26% 7% 11% 52% 4% 666

Interpreting scripture among adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by views about abortion

% of adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong 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 = 9,964. 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% 24% 1% 52% 8% 9,964
Illegal in all/most cases 33% 34% 3% 24% 7% 4,560
Don't know 22% 17% 7% 30% 24% 666

Belief in Heaven among adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by views about abortion

% of adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who …in heaven

Views about abortion Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 9,964. 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 62% 30% 8% 9,964
Illegal in all/most cases 82% 13% 6% 4,560
Don't know 66% 16% 17% 666

Belief in Hell among adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by views about abortion

% of adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who …in hell

Views about abortion Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 9,964. 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% 47% 8% 9,964
Illegal in all/most cases 66% 26% 8% 4,560
Don't know 48% 30% 21% 666

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by views about abortion

% of adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who identify as…

Views about abortion Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 9,964. 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% 17% 54% 9,964
Illegal in all/most cases 46% 20% 34% 4,560
Don't know 27% 34% 39% 666

Political ideology among adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by views about abortion

% of adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who are…

Views about abortion Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 9,964. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Legal in all/most cases 23% 41% 31% 6% 9,964
Illegal in all/most cases 42% 33% 18% 7% 4,560
Don't know 34% 27% 18% 20% 666

Views about size of government among adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by views about abortion

% of adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who would rather have…

Views about abortion Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 9,964. 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% 43% 3% 4% 9,964
Illegal in all/most cases 55% 40% 2% 3% 4,560
Don't know 44% 32% 9% 15% 666

Views about government aid to the poor among adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by views about abortion

% of adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong 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 = 9,964. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Legal in all/most cases 41% 55% 3% 1% 9,964
Illegal in all/most cases 54% 41% 3% 2% 4,560
Don't know 40% 42% 9% 9% 666

Views about homosexuality among adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by views about abortion

% of adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who say homosexuality…

Views about abortion Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 9,964. 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 82% 14% 3% 2% 9,964
Illegal in all/most cases 56% 36% 4% 4% 4,560
Don't know 50% 21% 14% 15% 666

Views about same-sex marriage among adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by views about abortion

% of adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who …same-sex marriage

Views about abortion Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 9,964. 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% 19% 6% 9,964
Illegal in all/most cases 43% 48% 8% 4,560
Don't know 36% 29% 35% 666

Views about environmental regulation among adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by views about abortion

% of adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong 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 = 9,964. 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% 65% 2% 2% 9,964
Illegal in all/most cases 49% 45% 2% 3% 4,560
Don't know 34% 47% 7% 13% 666

Views about human evolution among adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by views about abortion

% of adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong 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 = 9,964. 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% 25% 4% 20% 3% 9,964
Illegal in all/most cases 26% 28% 4% 37% 5% 4,560
Don't know 24% 21% 10% 30% 15% 666