Importance of religion in one's life among adults who oppose or strongly oppose gay marriage

% of adults who oppose or strongly oppose gay marriage who say religion is…

Survey year Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 13,702. 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 76% 16% 4% 3% 1% 13,702

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Importance of religion in one's life among adults who oppose or strongly oppose gay marriage by religious group

% of adults who oppose or strongly oppose gay marriage who say religion is…

Religious tradition Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know 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 70% 23% 4% 2% < 1% 2,547
Evangelical Protestant 87% 10% 1% 1% 1% 5,738
Historically Black Protestant 93% 6% 1% 1% < 1% 994
Jehovah's Witness 94% 5% < 1% < 1% 1% 188
Jewish 75% 15% 6% 3% 1% 119
Mainline Protestant 66% 27% 5% 1% 1% 2,103
Mormon 92% 7% 2% < 1% < 1% 468
Muslim 84% 10% 3% 1% 1% 117
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 33% 27% 20% 20% 1% 1,117

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults who oppose or strongly oppose gay marriage by importance of religion

% of adults who oppose or strongly oppose gay marriage who are ages…

Importance of religion in one's life 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 10,253. 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% 32% 30% 25% 10,253
Somewhat important 16% 33% 31% 21% 2,114
Not too important 18% 33% 28% 20% 551
Not at all important 22% 31% 26% 21% 403

Generational cohort among adults who oppose or strongly oppose gay marriage by importance of religion

% of adults who oppose or strongly oppose gay marriage who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 10,253. 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 8% 10% 27% 36% 17% 2% 10,253
Somewhat important 10% 11% 28% 38% 12% 1% 2,114
Not too important 10% 12% 30% 33% 13% 2% 551
Not at all important 17% 10% 27% 32% 13% 1% 403

Gender composition among adults who oppose or strongly oppose gay marriage by importance of religion

% of adults who oppose or strongly oppose gay marriage who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 10,507. 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 46% 54% 10,507
Somewhat important 66% 34% 2,144
Not too important 74% 26% 556
Not at all important 78% 22% 414

Racial and ethnic composition among adults who oppose or strongly oppose gay marriage by importance of religion

% of adults who oppose or strongly oppose gay marriage who identify as…

Importance of religion in one's life White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 10,357. 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 64% 16% 2% 14% 3% 10,357
Somewhat important 69% 8% 5% 15% 4% 2,123
Not too important 74% 8% 6% 9% 3% 545
Not at all important 65% 11% 3% 18% 3% 406

Immigrant status among adults who oppose or strongly oppose gay marriage by importance of religion

% of adults who oppose or strongly oppose gay marriage who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 10,369. 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 15% 7% 79% 10,369
Somewhat important 16% 8% 75% 2,112
Not too important 11% 11% 77% 548
Not at all important 15% 10% 75% 404

Income distribution among adults who oppose or strongly oppose gay marriage by importance of religion

% of adults who oppose or strongly oppose gay marriage 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 = 8,937. 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 38% 22% 26% 14% 8,937
Somewhat important 35% 21% 28% 16% 1,929
Not too important 35% 20% 27% 18% 490
Not at all important 37% 22% 25% 17% 351

Educational distribution among adults who oppose or strongly oppose gay marriage by importance of religion

% of adults who oppose or strongly oppose gay marriage who have completed…

Importance of religion in one's life High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 10,439. 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% 32% 14% 8% 10,439
Somewhat important 52% 29% 13% 6% 2,131
Not too important 52% 30% 11% 8% 553
Not at all important 61% 24% 9% 6% 410

Marital status among adults who oppose or strongly oppose gay marriage by importance of religion

% of adults who oppose or strongly oppose gay marriage who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 10,464. 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 58% 3% 13% 9% 16% 10,464
Somewhat important 51% 7% 14% 7% 20% 2,135
Not too important 49% 9% 13% 5% 24% 553
Not at all important 35% 6% 17% 7% 35% 410

Parent of children under 18 among adults who oppose or strongly oppose gay marriage by importance of religion

% of adults who oppose or strongly oppose gay marriage who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 10,462. 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% 70% 10,462
Somewhat important 29% 71% 2,138
Not too important 23% 77% 553
Not at all important 20% 80% 412

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among adults who oppose or strongly oppose gay marriage by importance of religion

% of adults who oppose or strongly oppose gay marriage 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 = 10,507. 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 92% 6% 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 10,507
Somewhat important 60% 32% 5% 1% 1% 1% 2,144
Not too important 31% 35% 16% 1% 10% 5% 556
Not at all important 31% 13% 12% 2% 35% 7% 414

Attendance at religious services among adults who oppose or strongly oppose gay marriage by importance of religion

% of adults who oppose or strongly oppose gay marriage 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 = 10,507. 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% 21% 9% 1% 10,507
Somewhat important 18% 53% 30% < 1% 2,144
Not too important 5% 35% 59% < 1% 556
Not at all important 8% 15% 77% 1% 414

Frequency of prayer among adults who oppose or strongly oppose gay marriage by importance of religion

% of adults who oppose or strongly oppose gay marriage who pray…

Importance of religion in one's life At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 10,507. 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 86% 10% 2% 2% 1% 10,507
Somewhat important 40% 29% 13% 18% 1% 2,144
Not too important 19% 10% 12% 59% < 1% 556
Not at all important 21% 6% 7% 66% < 1% 414

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among adults who oppose or strongly oppose gay marriage by importance of religion

% of adults who oppose or strongly oppose gay marriage 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 = 10,507. 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 52% 12% 9% 26% 1% 10,507
Somewhat important 10% 9% 11% 70% < 1% 2,144
Not too important 3% 2% 4% 90% < 1% 556
Not at all important 10% 2% 4% 84% < 1% 414

Frequency of meditation among adults who oppose or strongly oppose gay marriage by importance of religion

% of adults who oppose or strongly oppose gay marriage 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 = 10,507. 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 57% 6% 3% 32% 2% 10,507
Somewhat important 24% 10% 7% 58% 1% 2,144
Not too important 21% 7% 5% 66% 1% 556
Not at all important 29% 7% 4% 58% 2% 414

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among adults who oppose or strongly oppose gay marriage by importance of religion

% of adults who oppose or strongly oppose gay marriage 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 = 10,507. 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 80% 9% 5% 5% 1% 10,507
Somewhat important 38% 22% 15% 23% 1% 2,144
Not too important 27% 14% 13% 44% 1% 556
Not at all important 38% 7% 7% 46% 2% 414

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among adults who oppose or strongly oppose gay marriage by importance of religion

% of adults who oppose or strongly oppose gay marriage 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 = 10,507. 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% 15% 11% 23% 2% 10,507
Somewhat important 34% 16% 16% 34% 1% 2,144
Not too important 32% 14% 15% 38% 1% 556
Not at all important 43% 10% 11% 35% 1% 414

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults who oppose or strongly oppose gay marriage by importance of religion

% of adults who oppose or strongly oppose gay marriage 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 = 10,507. 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% 4% 24% 3% 2% 10,507
Somewhat important 22% 8% 59% 9% 2% 2,144
Not too important 10% 10% 68% 11% 1% 556
Not at all important 8% 12% 57% 21% 2% 414

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults who oppose or strongly oppose gay marriage by importance of religion

% of adults who oppose or strongly oppose gay marriage 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 = 10,507. 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 52% 46% 1% 1% 10,507
Somewhat important 35% 63% 1% 1% 2,144
Not too important 32% 67% 1% < 1% 556
Not at all important 27% 71% 2% 1% 414

Frequency of reading scripture among adults who oppose or strongly oppose gay marriage by importance of religion

% of adults who oppose or strongly oppose gay marriage 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 = 10,507. 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% 10% 6% 14% 1% 10,507
Somewhat important 18% 12% 15% 55% 1% 2,144
Not too important 9% 7% 4% 80% < 1% 556
Not at all important 15% 3% 4% 77% 1% 414

Interpreting scripture among adults who oppose or strongly oppose gay marriage by importance of religion

% of adults who oppose or strongly oppose gay marriage 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 = 10,507. 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 60% 27% 4% 4% 4% 10,507
Somewhat important 27% 37% 3% 24% 8% 2,144
Not too important 14% 21% 1% 55% 8% 556
Not at all important 13% 10% 2% 67% 9% 414

Belief in Heaven among adults who oppose or strongly oppose gay marriage by importance of religion

% of adults who oppose or strongly oppose gay marriage who …in heaven

Importance of religion in one's life Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 10,507. 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 89% 5% 6% 10,507
Somewhat important 82% 11% 7% 2,144
Not too important 54% 35% 11% 556
Not at all important 39% 52% 9% 414

Belief in Hell among adults who oppose or strongly oppose gay marriage by importance of religion

% of adults who oppose or strongly oppose gay marriage who …in hell

Importance of religion in one's life Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 10,507. 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% 12% 6% 10,507
Somewhat important 66% 25% 9% 2,144
Not too important 44% 46% 10% 556
Not at all important 32% 61% 8% 414

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults who oppose or strongly oppose gay marriage by importance of religion

% of adults who oppose or strongly oppose gay marriage who identify as…

Importance of religion in one's life Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 10,507. 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% 16% 31% 10,507
Somewhat important 54% 16% 30% 2,144
Not too important 54% 19% 27% 556
Not at all important 38% 26% 36% 414

Political ideology among adults who oppose or strongly oppose gay marriage by importance of religion

% of adults who oppose or strongly oppose gay marriage who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 10,507. 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 60% 24% 10% 6% 10,507
Somewhat important 50% 31% 13% 6% 2,144
Not too important 44% 32% 17% 7% 556
Not at all important 36% 32% 22% 10% 414

Views about size of government among adults who oppose or strongly oppose gay marriage by importance of religion

% of adults who oppose or strongly oppose gay marriage 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 = 10,507. 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 61% 33% 2% 3% 10,507
Somewhat important 63% 34% 2% 2% 2,144
Not too important 69% 25% 3% 2% 556
Not at all important 64% 31% 3% 3% 414

Views about government aid to the poor among adults who oppose or strongly oppose gay marriage by importance of religion

% of adults who oppose or strongly oppose gay marriage 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 = 10,507. 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% 38% 4% 2% 10,507
Somewhat important 61% 34% 3% 2% 2,144
Not too important 60% 36% 2% 1% 556
Not at all important 56% 37% 6% 1% 414

Views about abortion among adults who oppose or strongly oppose gay marriage by importance of religion

% of adults who oppose or strongly oppose gay marriage 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 = 10,507. 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 24% 73% 4% 10,507
Somewhat important 46% 50% 4% 2,144
Not too important 55% 41% 4% 556
Not at all important 57% 40% 4% 414

Views about homosexuality among adults who oppose or strongly oppose gay marriage by importance of religion

% of adults who oppose or strongly oppose gay marriage who say homosexuality…

Importance of religion in one's life Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 10,507. 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 20% 73% 4% 3% 10,507
Somewhat important 35% 57% 5% 3% 2,144
Not too important 34% 56% 4% 5% 556
Not at all important 31% 61% 5% 4% 414

Views about environmental regulation among adults who oppose or strongly oppose gay marriage by importance of religion

% of adults who oppose or strongly oppose gay marriage 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 = 10,507. 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 51% 43% 3% 4% 10,507
Somewhat important 52% 42% 2% 3% 2,144
Not too important 54% 42% 2% 2% 556
Not at all important 47% 48% 2% 4% 414

Views about human evolution among adults who oppose or strongly oppose gay marriage by importance of religion

% of adults who oppose or strongly oppose gay marriage 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 = 10,507. 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 9% 23% 2% 60% 6% 10,507
Somewhat important 25% 30% 3% 38% 4% 2,144
Not too important 43% 20% 5% 29% 3% 556
Not at all important 48% 14% 4% 28% 7% 414