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SUPREME COURT QUESTIONS ASKED IN ALL 50 STATES ( Released 7/18/05 )
SORTED ALPHABETICALLY BY STATE ( scroll down for other sorts )
Thinking about the United States Supreme Court If you had to
choose, would you prefer a justice who is brilliant, but whose views
are not well known to you? Or,
would you prefer a justice of
average intelligence who
shares your personal views?
Who should have
the final say on abortion?
Your state government?
The Federal Government?
Or should the government
have no say?
Who should have
the final say on gay marriage?
Your state government?
The Federal Government?
Or should the government
have no say?
# State Views Unknown Shares My Views State Federal Neither State Federal Neither
1 Alabama 22% 75% 16% 17% 62% 26% 34% 37% r 1 4530182
2 Alaska 28% 65% 10% 19% 65% 16% 31% 49% r 1 655435
3 Arizona 33% 61% 11% 17% 69% 17% 30% 52% r 1 5743834
4 Arkansas 22% 73% 16% 16% 63% 28% 32% 37% r 1 2752629
5 California 32% 60% 10% 13% 75% 17% 25% 56% d 0 35893799
6 Colorado 30% 63% 11% 14% 73% 19% 26% 52% r 1 4601403
7 Connecticut 33% 62% 8% 12% 76% 18% 22% 57% d 0 3503604
8 Delaware 31% 64% 9% 10% 80% 12% 24% 61% d 0 830364
9 Florida 28% 67% 10% 13% 75% 16% 28% 53% r 1 17397161
10 Georgia 25% 69% 12% 16% 66% 23% 27% 45% r 1 8829383
11 Hawaii 27% 64% 15% 13% 67% 23% 26% 48% d 0 1262840
12 Idaho 24% 70% 17% 16% 63% 20% 33% 45% r 1 1393262
13 Illinois 25% 71% 10% 15% 71% 18% 27% 53% d 0 12713634
14 Indiana 23% 71% 12% 15% 70% 20% 35% 42% r 1 6237569
15 Iowa 25% 68% 10% 14% 72% 20% 29% 48% r 1 2954451
16 Kansas 26% 69% 15% 16% 64% 24% 30% 44% r 1 2735502
17 Kentucky 26% 71% 14% 22% 59% 23% 36% 39% r 1 4145922
18 Louisiana 21% 74% 17% 15% 64% 23% 32% 41% r 1 4515770
19 Maine 33% 62% 8% 11% 78% 18% 26% 54% d 0 1317253
20 Maryland 28% 65% 11% 12% 75% 18% 26% 52% d 0 5558058
21 Massachusetts 35% 57% 9% 9% 79% 15% 24% 59% d 0 6416505
22 Michigan 27% 69% 10% 14% 73% 19% 27% 52% d 0 10112620
23 Minnesota 28% 67% 11% 20% 66% 17% 32% 49% d 0 5100958
24 Mississippi 22% 73% 19% 19% 58% 26% 32% 39% r 1 2902966
25 Missouri 26% 68% 12% 18% 67% 19% 30% 48% r 1 5754618
26 Montana 27% 67% 13% 16% 70% 24% 27% 48% r 1 926865
27 Nebraska 27% 69% 14% 20% 62% 21% 32% 44% r 1 1747214
28 Nevada 30% 65% 9% 14% 75% 18% 30% 50% r 1 2334771
29 New Hampshire 36% 58% 8% 10% 79% 20% 22% 56% d 0 1299500
30 New Jersey 32% 61% 12% 10% 75% 17% 26% 54% d 0 8698879
31 New Mexico 32% 62% 15% 16% 63% 19% 32% 46% r 1 1903289
32 New York 27% 66% 11% 14% 72% 16% 25% 55% d 0 19227088
33 North Carolina 18% 75% 13% 17% 65% 24% 34% 38% r 1 8541221
34 North Dakota 22% 73% 17% 18% 61% 22% 32% 43% r 1 634366
35 Ohio 25% 72% 8% 16% 71% 14% 30% 53% r 1 11459011
36 Oklahoma 25% 68% 16% 18% 63% 23% 34% 40% r 1 3523553
37 Oregon 34% 59% 12% 15% 69% 20% 26% 50% d 0 3594586
38 Pennsylvania 21% 74% 10% 16% 73% 17% 28% 53% d 0 12406292
39 Rhode Island 29% 65% 8% 12% 75% 15% 23% 59% d 0 1080632
40 South Carolina 25% 70% 15% 16% 66% 25% 31% 41% r 1 4198068
41 South Dakota 20% 73% 20% 17% 59% 26% 30% 43% r 1 770883
42 Tennessee 21% 75% 14% 18% 64% 23% 39% 35% r 1 5900962
43 Texas 28% 66% 15% 15% 68% 21% 28% 48% r 1 22490022
44 Utah 27% 66% 22% 22% 52% 32% 30% 36% r 1 2389039
45 Vermont 33% 59% 10% 9% 78% 23% 15% 59% d 0 621394
46 Virginia 27% 67% 15% 18% 64% 22% 31% 44% r 1 7459827
47 Washington 32% 61% 12% 14% 72% 20% 26% 51% d 0 6203788
48 West Virginia 22% 75% 13% 19% 65% 20% 36% 42% r 1 1815354
49 Wisconsin 29% 65% 10% 17% 70% 16% 29% 52% d 0 5509026
50 Wyoming 28% 68% 15% 15% 68% 22% 31% 44% r 1 506529
293101881
Weighted Avg all 50 States 27% 67% 12% 15% 70% 19% 28% 50%
Weighted Avg RED states 26% 69% 13% 16% 67% 21% 31% 46%
Weighted Avg BLUE states 29% 64% 10% 14% 73% 17% 26% 54%
Sorted
SUPREME COURT QUESTIONS ASKED IN ALL 50 STATES ( Released 7/18/05 )
NOMINEE, SORTED BY 'SHARES MY VIEWS' IN DESCENDING ORDER ( scroll down for other sorts )
Thinking about the United States Supreme Court If you had to
choose, would you prefer a justice who is brilliant, but whose views
are not well known to you? Or,
would you prefer a justice of
average intelligence who
shares your personal views?
Who should have
the final say on abortion?
Your state government?
The Federal Government?
Or should the government
have no say?
Who should have
the final say on gay marriage?
Your state government?
The Federal Government?
Or should the government
have no say?
# State Views Unknown Shares My Views State Federal Neither State Federal Neither
1 Alabama 22% 75% 16% 17% 62% 26% 34% 37% r 1 4530182
1 North Carolina 18% 75% 13% 17% 65% 24% 34% 38% r 1 8541221
1 Tennessee 21% 75% 14% 18% 64% 23% 39% 35% r 1 5900962
1 West Virginia 22% 75% 13% 19% 65% 20% 36% 42% r 1 1815354
5 Louisiana 21% 74% 17% 15% 64% 23% 32% 41% r 1 4515770
5 Pennsylvania 21% 74% 10% 16% 73% 17% 28% 53% d 0 12406292
7 Arkansas 22% 73% 16% 16% 63% 28% 32% 37% r 1 2752629
7 Mississippi 22% 73% 19% 19% 58% 26% 32% 39% r 1 2902966
7 North Dakota 22% 73% 17% 18% 61% 22% 32% 43% r 1 634366
7 South Dakota 20% 73% 20% 17% 59% 26% 30% 43% r 1 770883
11 Ohio 25% 72% 8% 16% 71% 14% 30% 53% r 1 11459011
12 Illinois 25% 71% 10% 15% 71% 18% 27% 53% d 0 12713634
12 Indiana 23% 71% 12% 15% 70% 20% 35% 42% r 1 6237569
12 Kentucky 26% 71% 14% 22% 59% 23% 36% 39% r 1 4145922
15 Idaho 24% 70% 17% 16% 63% 20% 33% 45% r 1 1393262
15 South Carolina 25% 70% 15% 16% 66% 25% 31% 41% r 1 4198068
17 Georgia 25% 69% 12% 16% 66% 23% 27% 45% r 1 8829383
17 Kansas 26% 69% 15% 16% 64% 24% 30% 44% r 1 2735502
17 Michigan 27% 69% 10% 14% 73% 19% 27% 52% d 0 10112620
17 Nebraska 27% 69% 14% 20% 62% 21% 32% 44% r 1 1747214
21 Iowa 25% 68% 10% 14% 72% 20% 29% 48% r 1 2954451
21 Missouri 26% 68% 12% 18% 67% 19% 30% 48% r 1 5754618
21 Oklahoma 25% 68% 16% 18% 63% 23% 34% 40% r 1 3523553
21 Wyoming 28% 68% 15% 15% 68% 22% 31% 44% r 1 506529
25 Florida 28% 67% 10% 13% 75% 16% 28% 53% r 1 17397161
25 Minnesota 28% 67% 11% 20% 66% 17% 32% 49% d 0 5100958
25 Montana 27% 67% 13% 16% 70% 24% 27% 48% r 1 926865
25 Virginia 27% 67% 15% 18% 64% 22% 31% 44% r 1 7459827
29 New York 27% 66% 11% 14% 72% 16% 25% 55% d 0 19227088
29 Texas 28% 66% 15% 15% 68% 21% 28% 48% r 1 22490022
29 Utah 27% 66% 22% 22% 52% 32% 30% 36% r 1 2389039
32 Alaska 28% 65% 10% 19% 65% 16% 31% 49% r 1 655435
32 Maryland 28% 65% 11% 12% 75% 18% 26% 52% d 0 5558058
32 Nevada 30% 65% 9% 14% 75% 18% 30% 50% r 1 2334771
32 Rhode Island 29% 65% 8% 12% 75% 15% 23% 59% d 0 1080632
32 Wisconsin 29% 65% 10% 17% 70% 16% 29% 52% d 0 5509026
37 Delaware 31% 64% 9% 10% 80% 12% 24% 61% d 0 830364
37 Hawaii 27% 64% 15% 13% 67% 23% 26% 48% d 0 1262840
39 Colorado 30% 63% 11% 14% 73% 19% 26% 52% r 1 4601403
40 Connecticut 33% 62% 8% 12% 76% 18% 22% 57% d 0 3503604
40 Maine 33% 62% 8% 11% 78% 18% 26% 54% d 0 1317253
40 New Mexico 32% 62% 15% 16% 63% 19% 32% 46% r 1 1903289
43 Arizona 33% 61% 11% 17% 69% 17% 30% 52% r 1 5743834
43 New Jersey 32% 61% 12% 10% 75% 17% 26% 54% d 0 8698879
43 Washington 32% 61% 12% 14% 72% 20% 26% 51% d 0 6203788
46 California 32% 60% 10% 13% 75% 17% 25% 56% d 0 35893799
47 Oregon 34% 59% 12% 15% 69% 20% 26% 50% d 0 3594586
47 Vermont 33% 59% 10% 9% 78% 23% 15% 59% d 0 621394
49 New Hampshire 36% 58% 8% 10% 79% 20% 22% 56% d 0 1299500
50 Massachusetts 35% 57% 9% 9% 79% 15% 24% 59% d 0 6416505
293101881
Average all 50 States 27% 67% 13% 15% 69% 20% 29% 48%
Average RED states only 25% 69% 14% 17% 65% 22% 31% 44% 31 151751061
Average BLUE states only 30% 64% 10% 13% 74% 18% 25% 54% 19 141350820
Weighted Avg all 50 States 27% 67% 12% 15% 70% 19% 28% 50%
Weighted Avg RED states 26% 69% 13% 16% 67% 21% 31% 46%
Weighted Avg BLUE states 29% 64% 10% 14% 73% 17% 26% 54%
Sorted
SUPREME COURT QUESTIONS ASKED IN ALL 50 STATES ( Released 7/18/05 )
ABORTION, SORTED BY 'GOVT SHOULD HAVE NO SAY' IN ASCENDING ORDER  (scroll down for other sorts)
Thinking about the United States Supreme Court If you had to
choose, would you prefer a justice who is brilliant, but whose views
are not well known to you? Or,
would you prefer a justice of
average intelligence who
shares your personal views?
Who should have
the final say on abortion?
Your state government?
The Federal Government?
Or should the government
have no say?
Who should have
the final say on gay marriage?
Your state government?
The Federal Government?
Or should the government
have no say?
# State Views Unknown Shares My Views State Federal Neither State Federal Neither
1 Utah 27% 66% 22% 22% 52% 32% 30% 36% r 1 2389039
2 Mississippi 22% 73% 19% 19% 58% 26% 32% 39% r 1 2902966
3 Kentucky 26% 71% 14% 22% 59% 23% 36% 39% r 1 4145922
3 South Dakota 20% 73% 20% 17% 59% 26% 30% 43% r 1 770883
5 North Dakota 22% 73% 17% 18% 61% 22% 32% 43% r 1 634366
6 Alabama 22% 75% 16% 17% 62% 26% 34% 37% r 1 4530182
6 Nebraska 27% 69% 14% 20% 62% 21% 32% 44% r 1 1747214
8 Arkansas 22% 73% 16% 16% 63% 28% 32% 37% r 1 2752629
8 Idaho 24% 70% 17% 16% 63% 20% 33% 45% r 1 1393262
8 New Mexico 32% 62% 15% 16% 63% 19% 32% 46% r 1 1903289
8 Oklahoma 25% 68% 16% 18% 63% 23% 34% 40% r 1 3523553
12 Kansas 26% 69% 15% 16% 64% 24% 30% 44% r 1 2735502
12 Louisiana 21% 74% 17% 15% 64% 23% 32% 41% r 1 4515770
12 Tennessee 21% 75% 14% 18% 64% 23% 39% 35% r 1 5900962
12 Virginia 27% 67% 15% 18% 64% 22% 31% 44% r 1 7459827
16 Alaska 28% 65% 10% 19% 65% 16% 31% 49% r 1 655435
16 North Carolina 18% 75% 13% 17% 65% 24% 34% 38% r 1 8541221
16 West Virginia 22% 75% 13% 19% 65% 20% 36% 42% r 1 1815354
19 Georgia 25% 69% 12% 16% 66% 23% 27% 45% r 1 8829383
19 Minnesota 28% 67% 11% 20% 66% 17% 32% 49% d 0 5100958
19 South Carolina 25% 70% 15% 16% 66% 25% 31% 41% r 1 4198068
22 Hawaii 27% 64% 15% 13% 67% 23% 26% 48% d 0 1262840
22 Missouri 26% 68% 12% 18% 67% 19% 30% 48% r 1 5754618
24 Texas 28% 66% 15% 15% 68% 21% 28% 48% r 1 22490022
24 Wyoming 28% 68% 15% 15% 68% 22% 31% 44% r 1 506529
26 Arizona 33% 61% 11% 17% 69% 17% 30% 52% r 1 5743834
26 Oregon 34% 59% 12% 15% 69% 20% 26% 50% d 0 3594586
28 Indiana 23% 71% 12% 15% 70% 20% 35% 42% r 1 6237569
28 Montana 27% 67% 13% 16% 70% 24% 27% 48% r 1 926865
28 Wisconsin 29% 65% 10% 17% 70% 16% 29% 52% d 0 5509026
31 Illinois 25% 71% 10% 15% 71% 18% 27% 53% d 0 12713634
31 Ohio 25% 72% 8% 16% 71% 14% 30% 53% r 1 11459011
33 Iowa 25% 68% 10% 14% 72% 20% 29% 48% r 1 2954451
33 New York 27% 66% 11% 14% 72% 16% 25% 55% d 0 19227088
33 Washington 32% 61% 12% 14% 72% 20% 26% 51% d 0 6203788
36 Colorado 30% 63% 11% 14% 73% 19% 26% 52% r 1 4601403
36 Michigan 27% 69% 10% 14% 73% 19% 27% 52% d 0 10112620
36 Pennsylvania 21% 74% 10% 16% 73% 17% 28% 53% d 0 12406292
39 California 32% 60% 10% 13% 75% 17% 25% 56% d 0 35893799
39 Florida 28% 67% 10% 13% 75% 16% 28% 53% r 1 17397161
39 Maryland 28% 65% 11% 12% 75% 18% 26% 52% d 0 5558058
39 Nevada 30% 65% 9% 14% 75% 18% 30% 50% r 1 2334771
39 New Jersey 32% 61% 12% 10% 75% 17% 26% 54% d 0 8698879
39 Rhode Island 29% 65% 8% 12% 75% 15% 23% 59% d 0 1080632
45 Connecticut 33% 62% 8% 12% 76% 18% 22% 57% d 0 3503604
46 Maine 33% 62% 8% 11% 78% 18% 26% 54% d 0 1317253
46 Vermont 33% 59% 10% 9% 78% 23% 15% 59% d 0 621394
48 Massachusetts 35% 57% 9% 9% 79% 15% 24% 59% d 0 6416505
48 New Hampshire 36% 58% 8% 10% 79% 20% 22% 56% d 0 1299500
50 Delaware 31% 64% 9% 10% 80% 12% 24% 61% d 0 830364
293101881
Average all 50 States 27% 67% 13% 15% 69% 20% 29% 48%
Average RED states only 25% 69% 14% 17% 65% 22% 31% 44% 31 151751061
Average BLUE states only 30% 64% 10% 13% 74% 18% 25% 54% 19 141350820
Weighted Avg all 50 States 27% 67% 12% 15% 70% 19% 28% 50%
Weighted Avg RED states 26% 69% 13% 16% 67% 21% 31% 46%
Weighted Avg BLUE states 29% 64% 10% 14% 73% 17% 26% 54%
Sorted
SUPREME COURT QUESTIONS ASKED IN ALL 50 STATES ( Released 7/18/05 )
GAY MARRIAGE, SORTED BY 'GOVT SHOULD HAVE NO SAY' IN ASCENDING ORDER
Thinking about the United States Supreme Court If you had to
choose, would you prefer a justice who is brilliant, but whose views
are not well known to you? Or,
would you prefer a justice of
average intelligence who
shares your personal views?
Who should have
the final say on abortion?
Your state government?
The Federal Government?
Or should the government
have no say?
Who should have
the final say on gay marriage?
Your state government?
The Federal Government?
Or should the government
have no say?
# State Views Unknown Shares My Views State Federal Neither State Federal Neither
1 Tennessee 21% 75% 14% 18% 64% 23% 39% 35% r 1 5900962
2 Utah 27% 66% 22% 22% 52% 32% 30% 36% r 1 2389039
3 Alabama 22% 75% 16% 17% 62% 26% 34% 37% r 1 4530182
3 Arkansas 22% 73% 16% 16% 63% 28% 32% 37% r 1 2752629
5 North Carolina 18% 75% 13% 17% 65% 24% 34% 38% r 1 8541221
6 Kentucky 26% 71% 14% 22% 59% 23% 36% 39% r 1 4145922
6 Mississippi 22% 73% 19% 19% 58% 26% 32% 39% r 1 2902966
8 Oklahoma 25% 68% 16% 18% 63% 23% 34% 40% r 1 3523553
9 Louisiana 21% 74% 17% 15% 64% 23% 32% 41% r 1 4515770
9 South Carolina 25% 70% 15% 16% 66% 25% 31% 41% r 1 4198068
11 Indiana 23% 71% 12% 15% 70% 20% 35% 42% r 1 6237569
11 West Virginia 22% 75% 13% 19% 65% 20% 36% 42% r 1 1815354
13 North Dakota 22% 73% 17% 18% 61% 22% 32% 43% r 1 634366
13 South Dakota 20% 73% 20% 17% 59% 26% 30% 43% r 1 770883
15 Kansas 26% 69% 15% 16% 64% 24% 30% 44% r 1 2735502
15 Nebraska 27% 69% 14% 20% 62% 21% 32% 44% r 1 1747214
15 Virginia 27% 67% 15% 18% 64% 22% 31% 44% r 1 7459827
15 Wyoming 28% 68% 15% 15% 68% 22% 31% 44% r 1 506529
19 Georgia 25% 69% 12% 16% 66% 23% 27% 45% r 1 8829383
19 Idaho 24% 70% 17% 16% 63% 20% 33% 45% r 1 1393262
21 New Mexico 32% 62% 15% 16% 63% 19% 32% 46% r 1 1903289
22 Hawaii 27% 64% 15% 13% 67% 23% 26% 48% d 0 1262840
22 Iowa 25% 68% 10% 14% 72% 20% 29% 48% r 1 2954451
22 Missouri 26% 68% 12% 18% 67% 19% 30% 48% r 1 5754618
22 Montana 27% 67% 13% 16% 70% 24% 27% 48% r 1 926865
22 Texas 28% 66% 15% 15% 68% 21% 28% 48% r 1 22490022
27 Alaska 28% 65% 10% 19% 65% 16% 31% 49% r 1 655435
27 Minnesota 28% 67% 11% 20% 66% 17% 32% 49% d 0 5100958
29 Nevada 30% 65% 9% 14% 75% 18% 30% 50% r 1 2334771
29 Oregon 34% 59% 12% 15% 69% 20% 26% 50% d 0 3594586
31 Washington 32% 61% 12% 14% 72% 20% 26% 51% d 0 6203788
32 Arizona 33% 61% 11% 17% 69% 17% 30% 52% r 1 5743834
32 Colorado 30% 63% 11% 14% 73% 19% 26% 52% r 1 4601403
32 Maryland 28% 65% 11% 12% 75% 18% 26% 52% d 0 5558058
32 Michigan 27% 69% 10% 14% 73% 19% 27% 52% d 0 10112620
32 Wisconsin 29% 65% 10% 17% 70% 16% 29% 52% d 0 5509026
37 Florida 28% 67% 10% 13% 75% 16% 28% 53% r 1 17397161
37 Illinois 25% 71% 10% 15% 71% 18% 27% 53% d 0 12713634
37 Ohio 25% 72% 8% 16% 71% 14% 30% 53% r 1 11459011
37 Pennsylvania 21% 74% 10% 16% 73% 17% 28% 53% d 0 12406292
41 Maine 33% 62% 8% 11% 78% 18% 26% 54% d 0 1317253
41 New Jersey 32% 61% 12% 10% 75% 17% 26% 54% d 0 8698879
43 New York 27% 66% 11% 14% 72% 16% 25% 55% d 0 19227088
44 California 32% 60% 10% 13% 75% 17% 25% 56% d 0 35893799
44 New Hampshire 36% 58% 8% 10% 79% 20% 22% 56% d 0 1299500
46 Connecticut 33% 62% 8% 12% 76% 18% 22% 57% d 0 3503604
47 Massachusetts 35% 57% 9% 9% 79% 15% 24% 59% d 0 6416505
47 Rhode Island 29% 65% 8% 12% 75% 15% 23% 59% d 0 1080632
47 Vermont 33% 59% 10% 9% 78% 23% 15% 59% d 0 621394
50 Delaware 31% 64% 9% 10% 80% 12% 24% 61% d 0 830364
293101881
Average all 50 States 27% 67% 13% 15% 69% 20% 29% 48%
Average RED states only 25% 69% 14% 17% 65% 22% 31% 44% 31 151751061
Average BLUE states only 30% 64% 10% 13% 74% 18% 25% 54% 19 141350820
Weighted Avg all 50 States 27% 67% 12% 15% 70% 19% 28% 50%
Weighted Avg RED states 26% 69% 13% 16% 67% 21% 31% 46%
Weighted Avg BLUE states 29% 64% 10% 14% 73% 17% 26% 54%
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600 adults age 18+ in each of the 50 states were interviewed 7/8/05 to 7/10/05. You must credit SurveyUSA of Verona NJ if you broadcast, print, or cite these results in whole or part. Click on each state to open link which contains the margin of sampling error for each state, a complete statement of methodology and fully crosstabbed data.