Sources of guidance on right and wrong among who strongly favor or favor gay marriage by religious group (2014) Switch to: Religious tradition among who strongly favor or favor gay marriage by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of who strongly favor or favor gay marriage who say they look to…most for guidance on right and wrong

Religious tradition Religion Philosophy/reason Common sense Science Don't know Sample Size
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Buddhist 7% 29% 41% 16% 6% 231
Catholic 22% 11% 53% 11% 2% 4,011
Evangelical Protestant 36% 11% 46% 5% 2% 2,227
Hindu 5% 22% 46% 26% 1% 126
Historically Black Protestant 34% 8% 50% 6% 2% 740
Jewish 10% 18% 52% 17% 4% 689
Mainline Protestant 20% 14% 56% 8% 2% 3,464
Mormon 40% 6% 42% 11% 1% 155
Muslim 22% 13% 37% 23% 5% 105
Orthodox Christian 14% 24% 48% 10% 4% 105
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 4% 20% 57% 18% 2% 5,996

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