Views about homosexuality among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally by state (2014) Switch to: State among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally by views about homosexuality

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who say homosexuality…

State Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
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Alabama 53% 43% 2% 1% 147
Arizona 55% 32% 6% 7% 183
California 65% 28% 4% 2% 855
Colorado 70% 22% 3% 4% 127
Florida 67% 26% 5% 2% 524
Georgia 59% 34% 4% 3% 266
Idaho 51% 38% 9% 2% 106
Illinois 66% 26% 4% 4% 400
Indiana 56% 37% 5% 3% 186
Iowa 60% 34% 4% 2% 119
Kansas 60% 29% 8% 2% 105
Kentucky 50% 34% 12% 4% 104
Louisiana 61% 26% 6% 8% 129
Maryland 63% 29% 7% 2% 177
Massachusetts 76% 19% 4% 1% 154
Michigan 65% 28% 4% 3% 283
Minnesota 63% 32% 4% 1% 161
Missouri 60% 33% 3% 4% 181
Nebraska 57% 38% 2% 2% 106
New Jersey 72% 20% 4% 5% 266
New York 66% 26% 4% 4% 507
North Carolina 57% 36% 4% 3% 262
North Dakota 56% 39% 3% 2% 122
Ohio 64% 30% 4% 2% 366
Oklahoma 62% 36% 2% < 1% 100
Oregon 53% 35% 8% 3% 108
Pennsylvania 64% 28% 5% 2% 401
South Carolina 57% 30% 8% 5% 127
South Dakota 62% 30% 5% 4% 114
Tennessee 51% 45% 1% 3% 160
Texas 61% 32% 3% 3% 704
Utah 45% 52% 2% < 1% 126
Virginia 66% 27% 4% 3% 231
Washington 63% 31% 4% 2% 186
Wisconsin 69% 26% 1% 5% 180

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