Belief in God among adults who say homosexuality should be discouraged

% of adults who say homosexuality should be discouraged who say they…

Survey year Believe in God; absolutely certain Believe in God; fairly certain Believe in God; not too/not at all certain Believe in God; don't know Do not believe in God Other/don't know if they believe in God Sample Size
Sample size = 10,872. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
2014 84% 11% 2% 1% 2% 1% 10,872
2007 85% 10% 2% < 1% 2% 1% 14,396

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Belief in God among adults who say homosexuality should be discouraged by religious group

% of adults who say homosexuality should be discouraged who say they…

Religious tradition Believe in God; absolutely certain Believe in God; fairly certain Believe in God; not too/not at all certain Believe in God; don't know Do not believe in God Other/don't know if they believe in God Sample Size
Sample size = 0. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Catholic 73% 21% 3% 1% 1% 1% 1,696
Evangelical Protestant 93% 5% 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 4,943
Historically Black Protestant 92% 6% 1% 1% < 1% < 1% 793
Jehovah's Witness 93% 7% < 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 187
Mainline Protestant 79% 16% 2% 1% 1% 1% 1,553
Mormon 92% 7% < 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 386
Muslim 95% 4% 1% 1% < 1% < 1% 108
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 51% 20% 10% 1% 14% 4% 847

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults who say homosexuality should be discouraged by belief in God

% of adults who say homosexuality should be discouraged who are ages…

Belief in God 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 8,912. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 13% 32% 31% 24% 8,912
Believe in God; fairly certain 15% 34% 27% 24% 1,124
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 21% 38% 22% 19% 200
Do not believe in God 21% 31% 29% 20% 206

Generational cohort among adults who say homosexuality should be discouraged by belief in God

% of adults who say homosexuality should be discouraged who are…

Belief in God Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 8,912. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 8% 10% 26% 37% 17% 2% 8,912
Believe in God; fairly certain 8% 12% 30% 32% 15% 3% 1,124
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 12% 19% 29% 25% 14% 2% 200
Do not believe in God 15% 13% 24% 34% 12% 3% 206

Gender composition among adults who say homosexuality should be discouraged by belief in God

% of adults who say homosexuality should be discouraged who are…

Belief in God Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 9,142. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 51% 49% 9,142
Believe in God; fairly certain 69% 31% 1,144
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 74% 26% 206
Do not believe in God 83% 17% 208
Other/don't know if they believe in God 75% 25% 102

Racial and ethnic composition among adults who say homosexuality should be discouraged by belief in God

% of adults who say homosexuality should be discouraged who identify as…

Belief in God White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 9,011. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 68% 16% 3% 10% 4% 9,011
Believe in God; fairly certain 61% 9% 3% 24% 3% 1,138
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 53% 10% 9% 23% 5% 202
Do not believe in God 64% 4% 13% 16% 3% 205

Immigrant status among adults who say homosexuality should be discouraged by belief in God

% of adults who say homosexuality should be discouraged who are…

Belief in God Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 9,021. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 12% 7% 81% 9,021
Believe in God; fairly certain 25% 7% 68% 1,127
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 20% 14% 66% 198
Do not believe in God 22% 11% 67% 203

Income distribution among adults who say homosexuality should be discouraged by belief in God

% of adults who say homosexuality should be discouraged who have a household income of…

Belief in God Less than $30,000 $30,000-$49,999 $50,000-$99,999 $100,000 or more Sample Size
Sample size = 7,795. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 37% 22% 28% 14% 7,795
Believe in God; fairly certain 42% 21% 21% 16% 997
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 49% 15% 19% 18% 182
Do not believe in God 34% 21% 30% 16% 186

Educational distribution among adults who say homosexuality should be discouraged by belief in God

% of adults who say homosexuality should be discouraged who have completed…

Belief in God High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 9,084. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 47% 32% 14% 7% 9,084
Believe in God; fairly certain 59% 23% 11% 6% 1,132
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 67% 19% 6% 8% 203
Do not believe in God 53% 25% 12% 10% 206
Other/don't know if they believe in God 41% 34% 13% 12% 100

Marital status among adults who say homosexuality should be discouraged by belief in God

% of adults who say homosexuality should be discouraged who are…

Belief in God Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 9,103. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 58% 3% 13% 9% 17% 9,103
Believe in God; fairly certain 51% 7% 13% 8% 20% 1,135
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 45% 9% 10% 4% 32% 204
Do not believe in God 44% 7% 11% 7% 32% 207
Other/don't know if they believe in God 45% 2% 18% 10% 25% 100

Parent of children under 18 among adults who say homosexuality should be discouraged by belief in God

% of adults who say homosexuality should be discouraged who are…

Belief in God Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 9,101. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 29% 71% 9,101
Believe in God; fairly certain 28% 72% 1,142
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 29% 71% 204
Do not believe in God 18% 82% 207

BeliefsandPractices

Importance of religion in one's life among adults who say homosexuality should be discouraged by belief in God

% of adults who say homosexuality should be discouraged who say religion is…

Belief in God Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 9,142. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 87% 10% 2% 1% < 1% 9,142
Believe in God; fairly certain 41% 41% 13% 4% 1% 1,144
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 18% 39% 24% 19% < 1% 206
Do not believe in God 6% 14% 29% 51% < 1% 208
Other/don't know if they believe in God 28% 22% 23% 26% 2% 102

Attendance at religious services among adults who say homosexuality should be discouraged by belief in God

% of adults who say homosexuality should be discouraged who attend religious services…

Belief in God At least once a week Once or twice a month/a few times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 9,142. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 65% 23% 11% 1% 9,142
Believe in God; fairly certain 32% 38% 30% 1% 1,144
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 16% 32% 52% < 1% 206
Do not believe in God 7% 17% 76% < 1% 208
Other/don't know if they believe in God 14% 33% 51% 2% 102

Frequency of prayer among adults who say homosexuality should be discouraged by belief in God

% of adults who say homosexuality should be discouraged who pray…

Belief in God At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 9,142. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 83% 11% 2% 3% 1% 9,142
Believe in God; fairly certain 41% 25% 10% 23% 1% 1,144
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 28% 12% 11% 48% 1% 206
Do not believe in God 7% 2% 3% 88% < 1% 208
Other/don't know if they believe in God 26% 5% 13% 53% 3% 102

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among adults who say homosexuality should be discouraged by belief in God

% of adults who say homosexuality should be discouraged who attend prayer group…

Belief in God At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 9,142. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 50% 12% 9% 28% 1% 9,142
Believe in God; fairly certain 21% 11% 8% 59% 1% 1,144
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 13% 7% 5% 75% < 1% 206
Do not believe in God 3% 2% 4% 91% < 1% 208
Other/don't know if they believe in God 12% 6% 6% 75% 1% 102

Frequency of meditation among adults who say homosexuality should be discouraged by belief in God

% of adults who say homosexuality should be discouraged who meditate…

Belief in God At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 9,142. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 54% 6% 3% 34% 2% 9,142
Believe in God; fairly certain 35% 11% 6% 46% 2% 1,144
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 25% 6% 7% 59% 2% 206
Do not believe in God 16% 4% 4% 74% 2% 208
Other/don't know if they believe in God 26% 13% 2% 51% 8% 102

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among adults who say homosexuality should be discouraged by belief in God

% of adults who say homosexuality should be discouraged who feel a sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing…

Belief in God At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 9,142. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 77% 10% 5% 6% 1% 9,142
Believe in God; fairly certain 45% 16% 13% 25% 1% 1,144
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 32% 12% 7% 49% < 1% 206
Do not believe in God 20% 8% 9% 61% 2% 208
Other/don't know if they believe in God 37% 9% 9% 37% 8% 102

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among adults who say homosexuality should be discouraged by belief in God

% of adults who say homosexuality should be discouraged who feel a sense of wonder about the universe…

Belief in God At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 9,142. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 48% 15% 10% 24% 2% 9,142
Believe in God; fairly certain 40% 15% 15% 29% 2% 1,144
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 36% 11% 12% 39% 2% 206
Do not believe in God 29% 14% 19% 37% 2% 208
Other/don't know if they believe in God 33% 13% 20% 29% 4% 102

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults who say homosexuality should be discouraged by belief in God

% of adults who say homosexuality should be discouraged who say they look to…most for guidance on right and wrong

Belief in God Religion Philosophy/reason Common sense Science Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 9,142. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 65% 4% 26% 3% 2% 9,142
Believe in God; fairly certain 29% 8% 51% 10% 2% 1,144
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 13% 15% 57% 15% 1% 206
Do not believe in God 7% 7% 64% 22% 1% 208
Other/don't know if they believe in God 22% 12% 52% 8% 7% 102

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults who say homosexuality should be discouraged by belief in God

% of adults who say homosexuality should be discouraged who say…

Belief in God There are clear standards for what is right and wrong Right or wrong depends on the situation Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 9,142. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 53% 44% 1% 1% 9,142
Believe in God; fairly certain 34% 64% 1% 1% 1,144
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 29% 69% < 1% 2% 206
Do not believe in God 23% 74% 1% 2% 208
Other/don't know if they believe in God 32% 66% 2% < 1% 102

Frequency of reading scripture among adults who say homosexuality should be discouraged by belief in God

% of adults who say homosexuality should be discouraged who read scripture…

Belief in God At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 9,142. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 67% 10% 6% 16% 1% 9,142
Believe in God; fairly certain 28% 11% 9% 51% 1% 1,144
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 14% 10% 7% 68% 1% 206
Do not believe in God 4% 1% 2% 92% < 1% 208
Other/don't know if they believe in God 22% 9% 6% 62% 1% 102

Interpreting scripture among adults who say homosexuality should be discouraged by belief in God

% of adults who say homosexuality should be discouraged who say the holy scripture is…

Belief in God Word of God; should be taken literally Word of God; not everything taken literally Word of God; other/don't know Not the word of God Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 9,142. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 60% 26% 4% 5% 4% 9,142
Believe in God; fairly certain 32% 32% 3% 26% 7% 1,144
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 24% 14% 1% 56% 6% 206
Do not believe in God 7% 5% < 1% 82% 6% 208
Other/don't know if they believe in God 16% 7% 5% 50% 21% 102

Belief in Heaven among adults who say homosexuality should be discouraged by belief in God

% of adults who say homosexuality should be discouraged who …in heaven

Belief in God Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 9,142. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 89% 6% 6% 9,142
Believe in God; fairly certain 78% 14% 8% 1,144
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 55% 36% 9% 206
Do not believe in God 15% 81% 4% 208
Other/don't know if they believe in God 37% 33% 29% 102

Belief in Hell among adults who say homosexuality should be discouraged by belief in God

% of adults who say homosexuality should be discouraged who …in hell

Belief in God Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 9,142. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 82% 12% 6% 9,142
Believe in God; fairly certain 64% 28% 9% 1,144
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 42% 48% 9% 206
Do not believe in God 17% 79% 4% 208
Other/don't know if they believe in God 42% 34% 24% 102

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults who say homosexuality should be discouraged by belief in God

% of adults who say homosexuality should be discouraged who identify as…

Belief in God Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 9,142. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 55% 16% 28% 9,142
Believe in God; fairly certain 46% 20% 34% 1,144
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 39% 15% 46% 206
Do not believe in God 44% 28% 28% 208
Other/don't know if they believe in God 36% 38% 27% 102

Political ideology among adults who say homosexuality should be discouraged by belief in God

% of adults who say homosexuality should be discouraged who are…

Belief in God Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 9,142. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 61% 22% 10% 6% 9,142
Believe in God; fairly certain 47% 27% 20% 6% 1,144
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 37% 30% 26% 7% 206
Do not believe in God 31% 34% 25% 10% 208
Other/don't know if they believe in God 34% 30% 15% 21% 102

Views about size of government among adults who say homosexuality should be discouraged by belief in God

% of adults who say homosexuality should be discouraged who would rather have…

Belief in God Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 9,142. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 64% 31% 2% 3% 9,142
Believe in God; fairly certain 57% 39% 2% 3% 1,144
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 52% 44% 2% 3% 206
Do not believe in God 59% 37% 2% 2% 208
Other/don't know if they believe in God 55% 28% 4% 14% 102

Views about government aid to the poor among adults who say homosexuality should be discouraged by belief in God

% of adults who say homosexuality should be discouraged who say government aid to the poor…

Belief in God Does more harm than good Does more good than harm Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 9,142. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 57% 37% 3% 2% 9,142
Believe in God; fairly certain 57% 39% 3% 2% 1,144
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 57% 41% 1% 1% 206
Do not believe in God 55% 38% 6% 1% 208
Other/don't know if they believe in God 51% 43% 4% 2% 102

Views about abortion among adults who say homosexuality should be discouraged by belief in God

% of adults who say homosexuality should be discouraged who say abortion should be…

Belief in God Legal in all/most cases Illegal in all/most cases Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 9,142. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 24% 72% 3% 9,142
Believe in God; fairly certain 39% 56% 5% 1,144
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 50% 47% 3% 206
Do not believe in God 61% 36% 3% 208
Other/don't know if they believe in God 43% 50% 7% 102

Views about same-sex marriage among adults who say homosexuality should be discouraged by belief in God

% of adults who say homosexuality should be discouraged who …same-sex marriage

Belief in God Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 9,142. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 6% 90% 4% 9,142
Believe in God; fairly certain 15% 78% 7% 1,144
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 20% 75% 6% 206
Do not believe in God 23% 73% 4% 208
Other/don't know if they believe in God 10% 82% 8% 102

Views about environmental regulation among adults who say homosexuality should be discouraged by belief in God

% of adults who say homosexuality should be discouraged who say…

Belief in God Stricter environmental laws and regulations cost too many jobs and hurt the economy Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 9,142. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 52% 42% 3% 3% 9,142
Believe in God; fairly certain 53% 42% 2% 3% 1,144
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 51% 44% 2% 2% 206
Do not believe in God 42% 54% 1% 2% 208
Other/don't know if they believe in God 52% 42% 1% 5% 102

Views about human evolution among adults who say homosexuality should be discouraged by belief in God

% of adults who say homosexuality should be discouraged who say humans…

Belief in God Evolved; due to natural processes Evolved; due to God's design Evolved; don't know how Always existed in present form Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 9,142. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 8% 22% 2% 62% 5% 9,142
Believe in God; fairly certain 29% 26% 4% 36% 5% 1,144
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 40% 16% 7% 33% 3% 206
Do not believe in God 57% 9% 5% 24% 4% 208
Other/don't know if they believe in God 46% 7% 11% 24% 12% 102