Importance of religion in one's life among adults who say homosexuality should be accepted

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

Survey year Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 21,598. 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 39% 30% 15% 15% 1% 21,598
2007 41% 34% 13% 11% 1% 17,391

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Importance of religion in one's life among adults who say homosexuality should be accepted by religious group

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

Religious tradition Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 235. 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.
Buddhist 34% 38% 15% 11% 3% 235
Catholic 52% 36% 9% 3% < 1% 4,929
Evangelical Protestant 65% 30% 4% 1% < 1% 2,912
Hindu 24% 53% 18% 5% < 1% 126
Historically Black Protestant 80% 17% 2% 1% < 1% 944
Jewish 27% 40% 22% 11% < 1% 726
Mainline Protestant 46% 39% 12% 3% 1% 4,042
Mormon 67% 23% 8% 2% < 1% 225
Muslim 48% 34% 14% 3% 1% 111
Orthodox Christian 39% 44% 16% 1% < 1% 116
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 9% 21% 27% 42% 1% 6,338

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults who say homosexuality should be accepted by importance of religion

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

Importance of religion in one's life 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 8,344. 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.
Very important 21% 34% 28% 18% 8,344
Somewhat important 29% 36% 24% 12% 6,163
Not too important 35% 35% 20% 10% 3,176
Not at all important 34% 36% 18% 12% 3,445
Don't know 16% 29% 25% 29% 137

Generational cohort among adults who say homosexuality should be accepted by importance of religion

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

Importance of religion in one's life Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 8,344. 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.
Very important 13% 14% 28% 33% 11% 1% 8,344
Somewhat important 19% 17% 28% 28% 7% < 1% 6,163
Not too important 23% 20% 27% 23% 6% 1% 3,176
Not at all important 22% 21% 27% 22% 7% < 1% 3,445
Don't know 11% 13% 22% 35% 18% 2% 137

Gender composition among adults who say homosexuality should be accepted by importance of religion

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

Importance of religion in one's life Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 8,486. 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.
Very important 37% 63% 8,486
Somewhat important 46% 54% 6,257
Not too important 53% 47% 3,214
Not at all important 60% 40% 3,492
Don't know 50% 50% 149

Racial and ethnic composition among adults who say homosexuality should be accepted by importance of religion

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

Importance of religion in one's life White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 8,399. 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.
Very important 56% 16% 3% 20% 4% 8,399
Somewhat important 69% 7% 4% 16% 4% 6,190
Not too important 75% 5% 6% 10% 4% 3,183
Not at all important 79% 3% 5% 10% 3% 3,441
Don't know 70% 7% 3% 17% 4% 134

Immigrant status among adults who say homosexuality should be accepted by importance of religion

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

Importance of religion in one's life Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 8,394. 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.
Very important 18% 10% 72% 8,394
Somewhat important 14% 12% 74% 6,186
Not too important 12% 13% 75% 3,182
Not at all important 12% 13% 75% 3,454
Don't know 11% 19% 70% 142

Income distribution among adults who say homosexuality should be accepted by importance of religion

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

Importance of religion in one's life Less than $30,000 $30,000-$49,999 $50,000-$99,999 $100,000 or more Sample Size
Sample size = 7,406. 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.
Very important 39% 20% 24% 17% 7,406
Somewhat important 32% 20% 27% 21% 5,585
Not too important 25% 20% 30% 26% 2,900
Not at all important 25% 18% 29% 28% 3,194
Don't know 44% 14% 30% 12% 108

Educational distribution among adults who say homosexuality should be accepted by importance of religion

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

Importance of religion in one's life High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 8,451. 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.
Very important 42% 32% 15% 11% 8,451
Somewhat important 38% 32% 19% 12% 6,230
Not too important 29% 33% 23% 15% 3,203
Not at all important 28% 32% 23% 17% 3,480
Don't know 32% 40% 19% 10% 142

Marital status among adults who say homosexuality should be accepted by importance of religion

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

Importance of religion in one's life Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 8,453. 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.
Very important 47% 7% 15% 7% 23% 8,453
Somewhat important 44% 11% 12% 4% 29% 6,242
Not too important 42% 10% 9% 3% 37% 3,202
Not at all important 39% 12% 11% 3% 36% 3,480
Don't know 42% 5% 17% 9% 26% 138

Parent of children under 18 among adults who say homosexuality should be accepted by importance of religion

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

Importance of religion in one's life Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 8,461. 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.
Very important 32% 68% 8,461
Somewhat important 30% 70% 6,238
Not too important 25% 75% 3,206
Not at all important 23% 77% 3,481
Don't know 15% 85% 146

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among adults who say homosexuality should be accepted by importance of religion

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

Importance of religion in one's life 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 = 8,486. 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.
Very important 82% 15% 1% 1% 1% < 1% 8,486
Somewhat important 48% 39% 7% 1% 4% 2% 6,257
Not too important 17% 35% 20% < 1% 21% 7% 3,214
Not at all important 11% 12% 10% 1% 59% 7% 3,492
Don't know 51% 21% 5% 4% 9% 10% 149

Attendance at religious services among adults who say homosexuality should be accepted by importance of religion

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

Importance of religion in one's life At least once a week Once or twice a month/a few times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 8,486. 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.
Very important 49% 36% 14% < 1% 8,486
Somewhat important 12% 56% 32% < 1% 6,257
Not too important 2% 34% 64% < 1% 3,214
Not at all important 1% 10% 89% < 1% 3,492
Don't know 17% 22% 48% 12% 149

Frequency of prayer among adults who say homosexuality should be accepted by importance of religion

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

Importance of religion in one's life At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 8,486. 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.
Very important 76% 16% 3% 4% 1% 8,486
Somewhat important 36% 29% 13% 23% 1% 6,257
Not too important 12% 13% 11% 65% < 1% 3,214
Not at all important 7% 4% 3% 86% < 1% 3,492
Don't know 48% 14% 6% 23% 10% 149

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among adults who say homosexuality should be accepted by importance of religion

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

Importance of religion in one's life At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 8,486. 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.
Very important 29% 14% 12% 45% < 1% 8,486
Somewhat important 6% 7% 9% 78% < 1% 6,257
Not too important 1% 2% 3% 94% < 1% 3,214
Not at all important 2% < 1% 1% 97% < 1% 3,492
Don't know 12% 5% 5% 67% 11% 149

Frequency of meditation among adults who say homosexuality should be accepted by importance of religion

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

Importance of religion in one's life At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 8,486. 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.
Very important 49% 9% 4% 37% 2% 8,486
Somewhat important 28% 10% 6% 55% 1% 6,257
Not too important 21% 11% 6% 62% 1% 3,214
Not at all important 23% 8% 5% 63% < 1% 3,492
Don't know 57% 8% 2% 20% 13% 149

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among adults who say homosexuality should be accepted by importance of religion

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

Importance of religion in one's life At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 8,486. 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.
Very important 72% 14% 7% 7% 1% 8,486
Somewhat important 42% 22% 16% 19% 1% 6,257
Not too important 33% 18% 16% 32% 1% 3,214
Not at all important 36% 15% 9% 38% 2% 3,492
Don't know 66% 8% 5% 11% 9% 149

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among adults who say homosexuality should be accepted by importance of religion

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

Importance of religion in one's life At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 8,486. 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.
Very important 49% 16% 12% 23% 1% 8,486
Somewhat important 40% 18% 16% 25% 1% 6,257
Not too important 42% 19% 16% 23% 1% 3,214
Not at all important 48% 15% 13% 23% 1% 3,492
Don't know 53% 12% 7% 18% 10% 149

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults who say homosexuality should be accepted by importance of religion

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

Importance of religion in one's life Religion Philosophy/reason Common sense Science Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 8,486. 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.
Very important 41% 9% 41% 7% 3% 8,486
Somewhat important 11% 15% 62% 11% 2% 6,257
Not too important 2% 20% 61% 15% 1% 3,214
Not at all important 1% 20% 54% 24% 2% 3,492
Don't know 14% 15% 45% 8% 18% 149

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults who say homosexuality should be accepted by importance of religion

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

Importance of religion in one's life 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 = 8,486. 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.
Very important 30% 67% 1% 1% 8,486
Somewhat important 24% 74% 1% 1% 6,257
Not too important 19% 80% 1% < 1% 3,214
Not at all important 16% 82% 1% 1% 3,492
Don't know 15% 77% 2% 6% 149

Frequency of reading scripture among adults who say homosexuality should be accepted by importance of religion

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

Importance of religion in one's life At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 8,486. 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.
Very important 45% 16% 10% 29% 1% 8,486
Somewhat important 11% 11% 13% 65% < 1% 6,257
Not too important 3% 4% 6% 87% < 1% 3,214
Not at all important 3% 2% 3% 91% < 1% 3,492
Don't know 19% 5% 7% 57% 12% 149

Interpreting scripture among adults who say homosexuality should be accepted by importance of religion

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

Importance of religion in one's life 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 = 8,486. 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.
Very important 35% 37% 3% 17% 7% 8,486
Somewhat important 12% 33% 1% 46% 9% 6,257
Not too important 3% 12% < 1% 77% 7% 3,214
Not at all important 2% 3% < 1% 92% 3% 3,492
Don't know 9% 11% 3% 51% 26% 149

Belief in Heaven among adults who say homosexuality should be accepted by importance of religion

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

Importance of religion in one's life Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 8,486. 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.
Very important 87% 8% 5% 8,486
Somewhat important 74% 18% 8% 6,257
Not too important 41% 48% 11% 3,214
Not at all important 14% 79% 6% 3,492
Don't know 46% 27% 27% 149

Belief in Hell among adults who say homosexuality should be accepted by importance of religion

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

Importance of religion in one's life Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 8,486. 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.
Very important 67% 25% 8% 8,486
Somewhat important 53% 39% 8% 6,257
Not too important 28% 64% 9% 3,214
Not at all important 9% 85% 5% 3,492
Don't know 26% 46% 28% 149

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults who say homosexuality should be accepted by importance of religion

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

Importance of religion in one's life Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 8,486. 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.
Very important 32% 17% 50% 8,486
Somewhat important 32% 18% 50% 6,257
Not too important 27% 16% 57% 3,214
Not at all important 18% 18% 64% 3,492
Don't know 18% 25% 57% 149

Political ideology among adults who say homosexuality should be accepted by importance of religion

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

Importance of religion in one's life Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 8,486. 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.
Very important 33% 37% 24% 6% 8,486
Somewhat important 23% 42% 30% 5% 6,257
Not too important 16% 41% 38% 5% 3,214
Not at all important 11% 32% 50% 6% 3,492
Don't know 15% 35% 35% 15% 149

Views about size of government among adults who say homosexuality should be accepted by importance of religion

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

Importance of religion in one's life Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 8,486. 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.
Very important 43% 51% 3% 3% 8,486
Somewhat important 49% 45% 3% 3% 6,257
Not too important 49% 45% 3% 3% 3,214
Not at all important 45% 48% 4% 4% 3,492
Don't know 35% 40% 10% 15% 149

Views about government aid to the poor among adults who say homosexuality should be accepted by importance of religion

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

Importance of religion in one's life Does more harm than good Does more good than harm Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 8,486. 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.
Very important 40% 55% 4% 2% 8,486
Somewhat important 41% 55% 3% 1% 6,257
Not too important 35% 60% 4% 1% 3,214
Not at all important 31% 65% 3% 1% 3,492
Don't know 23% 60% 7% 9% 149

Views about abortion among adults who say homosexuality should be accepted by importance of religion

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

Importance of religion in one's life Legal in all/most cases Illegal in all/most cases Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 8,486. 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.
Very important 53% 43% 4% 8,486
Somewhat important 71% 26% 3% 6,257
Not too important 83% 15% 2% 3,214
Not at all important 86% 12% 2% 3,492
Don't know 71% 16% 13% 149

Views about same-sex marriage among adults who say homosexuality should be accepted by importance of religion

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

Importance of religion in one's life Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 8,486. 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.
Very important 69% 24% 7% 8,486
Somewhat important 83% 12% 5% 6,257
Not too important 90% 6% 3% 3,214
Not at all important 94% 4% 3% 3,492
Don't know 78% 10% 12% 149

Views about environmental regulation among adults who say homosexuality should be accepted by importance of religion

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

Importance of religion in one's life 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 = 8,486. 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.
Very important 35% 60% 2% 3% 8,486
Somewhat important 31% 65% 2% 2% 6,257
Not too important 25% 72% 1% 2% 3,214
Not at all important 20% 76% 2% 2% 3,492
Don't know 23% 57% 8% 13% 149

Views about human evolution among adults who say homosexuality should be accepted by importance of religion

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

Importance of religion in one's life 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 = 8,486. 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.
Very important 21% 36% 4% 35% 4% 8,486
Somewhat important 44% 30% 5% 19% 2% 6,257
Not too important 72% 13% 5% 9% 2% 3,214
Not at all important 82% 7% 3% 7% 2% 3,492
Don't know 43% 17% 17% 12% 11% 149