Results of SurveyUSA News Poll #6270
 
1Thinking 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?
600 AdultsAllGenderAgeRaceParty AffiliationIdeologyEducationAttend ChurchAbortionRegion
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 3.6%MaleFemale18-3435-5455+WhiteBlackHispanicOtherRepublicDemocratIndependNot SureConservaModerateLiberalNot SureGrad SchCollege Some ColNo ColleNeverOccasionRegularlPro-lifePro-choiNot SureSoutheasRest of
Brilliant But Unknown Views21%27%16%19%22%22%23%18%****24%18%23%**21%23%17%22%22%20%26%18%30%23%18%20%23%20%21%21%
Average But Shares Views74%69%79%77%73%72%73%76%****72%77%71%**75%73%78%60%75%76%70%76%66%72%78%76%73%68%73%75%
Not Sure5%4%6%4%5%6%4%6%****4%5%5%**4%4%5%18%4%3%5%5%4%5%4%4%4%12%5%4%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Adults100%47%53%33%39%28%66%30%2%3%34%42%23%1%45%36%13%6%18%16%30%36%15%36%49%48%45%7%42%58%
 
 
2Who should have the final say on abortion? Your state government? The Federal Government? Or should the government have no say?
600 AdultsAllGenderAgeRaceParty AffiliationIdeologyEducationAttend ChurchAbortionRegion
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 3.9%MaleFemale18-3435-5455+WhiteBlackHispanicOtherRepublicDemocratIndependNot SureConservaModerateLiberalNot SureGrad SchCollege Some ColNo ColleNeverOccasionRegularlPro-lifePro-choiNot SureSoutheasRest of
State Government17%23%12%16%17%18%18%15%****23%11%19%**23%13%11%7%19%26%11%17%14%14%20%27%7%14%13%20%
Federal Government15%14%16%22%13%9%17%9%****25%10%10%**21%11%7%18%19%15%15%14%12%16%15%25%5%11%15%15%
Government Should Have No Say64%58%68%58%66%67%60%73%****47%75%68%**53%72%77%64%61%55%70%64%68%69%59%43%87%60%67%61%
Not Sure4%5%4%4%4%5%5%3%****4%4%4%**4%3%5%11%1%4%4%6%6%1%6%5%1%15%6%3%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Adults100%47%53%33%39%28%66%30%2%3%34%42%23%1%45%36%13%6%18%16%30%36%15%36%49%48%45%7%42%58%
 
 
3Who should have the final say on gay marriage? Your state government? The Federal Government? Or should the government have no say?
600 AdultsAllGenderAgeRaceParty AffiliationIdeologyEducationAttend ChurchAbortionRegion
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.1%MaleFemale18-3435-5455+WhiteBlackHispanicOtherRepublicDemocratIndependNot SureConservaModerateLiberalNot SureGrad SchCollege Some ColNo ColleNeverOccasionRegularlPro-lifePro-choiNot SureSoutheasRest of
State Government23%26%21%21%23%27%25%18%****30%21%19%**25%23%25%12%24%25%20%26%21%20%27%26%22%18%21%25%
Federal Government32%39%26%35%34%26%31%35%****39%29%27%**40%29%13%41%39%34%35%27%29%36%31%40%26%21%31%34%
Government Should Have No Say41%32%49%41%39%43%39%44%****28%47%49%**32%46%59%29%35%38%41%44%49%41%37%31%50%43%44%38%
Not Sure3%2%4%2%4%4%4%2%****3%3%5%**3%2%3%17%2%3%4%4%1%3%5%3%2%19%4%3%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Adults100%47%53%33%39%28%66%30%2%3%34%42%23%1%45%36%13%6%18%16%30%36%15%36%49%48%45%7%42%58%
 
 
** Too few respondents of this type were interviewed for this data to be meaningful.