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.
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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.