Additional Findings From the 2013 Religion, Values, and Immigration Reform Survey


Read the topline questionnaire, including the survey methodology, here.


A slim majority (52%) of Americans favor allowing gay and lesbian couples to marry legally, compared to 42% who are opposed. There are major divisions by party affiliation, religion, age, and geographical region.

A majority (56%) of Americans agree that abortion should be legal in all or most cases, while less than 4-in-10 (38%) say that abortion should be illegal in all or most cases.

A majority (56%) of Americans support tougher laws and regulations to protect the environment, even if it raises prices or costs jobs.

Nearly 6-in-10 (58%) Americans say the federal government should provide fewer services and reduce taxes, while nearly 4-in-10 (37%) disagree, saying that the federal government should provide more services, even if it means higher taxes.

Americans are nearly evenly divided on whether the values of Islam are at odds with American values and way of life (47% agree, 44% disagree).

[1] Because the question was asked of half the sample, we could not analyze Mormons, Jewish Americans, or Hispanic Protestants for this question.