Poll: Public Closely Split on Judges' Views

There are also regional differences, with Westerners the least likely to trust their elected officials to handle gay marriage and abortion; and religious ones, with evangelical Protestants the most likely to want their state legislatures to deal with such questions.

Trust More to Handle:
  Gay marriage Abortion Death penalty
  Courts Leg. Courts Leg. Courts Leg.
All   40%   45   44%   44   53%   40
Republicans   29   57   34   54   48   48
Independents   46   41   51   39   57   38
Democrats   44   38   48   39   54   37

Methodology

This ABC News/Washington Post poll was conducted by telephone June 2-5, 2005, among a random national sample of 1,002 adults. The results have a three-point error margin. Sampling, data collection and tabulation by TNS of Horsham, Pa.

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