Views about homosexuality among adults in the Midwest

% of adults in the Midwest who say homosexuality…

Survey year Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 7,491. 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 61% 32% 4% 3% 7,491
2007 50% 40% 5% 5% 9,078

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Views about homosexuality among adults in the Midwest by religious group

% of adults in the Midwest who say homosexuality…

Religious tradition Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally 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 64% 29% 4% 3% 1,634
Evangelical Protestant 37% 54% 4% 4% 1,937
Historically Black Protestant 55% 37% 5% 4% 335
Mainline Protestant 65% 28% 4% 2% 1,637
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 82% 13% 3% 2% 1,455

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults in the Midwest by views about homosexuality

% of adults in the Midwest who are ages…

Views about homosexuality 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 4,428. 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.
Should be accepted 28% 34% 25% 13% 4,428
Should be discouraged 12% 30% 32% 26% 2,417
Neither/both equally 14% 37% 29% 20% 286
Don't know 14% 34% 31% 22% 226

Generational cohort among adults in the Midwest by views about homosexuality

% of adults in the Midwest who are…

Views about homosexuality Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 4,428. 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.
Should be accepted 18% 17% 27% 29% 8% 1% 4,428
Should be discouraged 7% 10% 25% 37% 18% 2% 2,417
Neither/both equally 8% 14% 29% 34% 13% 2% 286
Don't know 6% 10% 31% 35% 16% 2% 226

Gender composition among adults in the Midwest by views about homosexuality

% of adults in the Midwest who are…

Views about homosexuality Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 4,486. 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.
Should be accepted 44% 56% 4,486
Should be discouraged 56% 44% 2,476
Neither/both equally 51% 49% 293
Don't know 56% 44% 236

Racial and ethnic composition among adults in the Midwest by views about homosexuality

% of adults in the Midwest who identify as…

Views about homosexuality White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 4,439. 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.
Should be accepted 80% 9% 2% 7% 3% 4,439
Should be discouraged 80% 11% 1% 5% 3% 2,440
Neither/both equally 80% 10% 1% 6% 2% 283
Don't know 77% 10% 1% 7% 5% 222

Immigrant status among adults in the Midwest by views about homosexuality

% of adults in the Midwest who are…

Views about homosexuality Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 4,444. 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.
Should be accepted 7% 8% 85% 4,444
Should be discouraged 7% 6% 87% 2,456
Neither/both equally 5% 7% 89% 286
Don't know 8% 5% 87% 232

Income distribution among adults in the Midwest by views about homosexuality

% of adults in the Midwest who have a household income of…

Views about homosexuality Less than $30,000 $30,000-$49,999 $50,000-$99,999 $100,000 or more Sample Size
Sample size = 4,006. 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.
Should be accepted 33% 20% 29% 18% 4,006
Should be discouraged 36% 23% 28% 13% 2,147
Neither/both equally 31% 21% 33% 15% 248
Don't know 37% 27% 25% 12% 179

Educational distribution among adults in the Midwest by views about homosexuality

% of adults in the Midwest who have completed…

Views about homosexuality High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 4,475. 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.
Should be accepted 36% 34% 19% 11% 4,475
Should be discouraged 50% 31% 14% 6% 2,459
Neither/both equally 35% 39% 18% 8% 293
Don't know 43% 39% 12% 5% 231

Marital status among adults in the Midwest by views about homosexuality

% of adults in the Midwest who are…

Views about homosexuality Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 4,473. 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.
Should be accepted 45% 8% 12% 5% 30% 4,473
Should be discouraged 57% 4% 12% 10% 18% 2,464
Neither/both equally 54% 5% 16% 6% 18% 289
Don't know 48% 3% 9% 13% 27% 231

Parent of children under 18 among adults in the Midwest by views about homosexuality

% of adults in the Midwest who are…

Views about homosexuality Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 4,475. 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.
Should be accepted 29% 71% 4,475
Should be discouraged 28% 72% 2,466
Neither/both equally 34% 66% 293
Don't know 26% 74% 235

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among adults in the Midwest by views about homosexuality

% of adults in the Midwest who say they…

Views about homosexuality 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 = 4,486. 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.
Should be accepted 51% 27% 6% < 1% 13% 3% 4,486
Should be discouraged 83% 11% 3% 1% 2% 1% 2,476
Neither/both equally 77% 12% 5% 2% 3% 2% 293
Don't know 73% 14% 4% 3% 3% 3% 236

Importance of religion in one's life among adults in the Midwest by views about homosexuality

% of adults in the Midwest who say religion is…

Views about homosexuality Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,486. 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.
Should be accepted 38% 32% 15% 15% < 1% 4,486
Should be discouraged 74% 18% 5% 3% 1% 2,476
Neither/both equally 61% 25% 6% 5% 2% 293
Don't know 62% 24% 7% 3% 4% 236

Attendance at religious services among adults in the Midwest by views about homosexuality

% of adults in the Midwest who attend religious services…

Views about homosexuality At least once a week Once or twice a month/a few times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,486. 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.
Should be accepted 22% 39% 38% < 1% 4,486
Should be discouraged 57% 25% 18% 1% 2,476
Neither/both equally 46% 29% 24% < 1% 293
Don't know 40% 32% 23% 4% 236

Frequency of prayer among adults in the Midwest by views about homosexuality

% of adults in the Midwest who pray…

Views about homosexuality At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,486. 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.
Should be accepted 41% 21% 7% 30% < 1% 4,486
Should be discouraged 71% 14% 4% 10% 1% 2,476
Neither/both equally 67% 13% 5% 12% 3% 293
Don't know 65% 13% 4% 12% 6% 236

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among adults in the Midwest by views about homosexuality

% of adults in the Midwest who attend prayer group…

Views about homosexuality At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,486. 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.
Should be accepted 12% 7% 8% 73% < 1% 4,486
Should be discouraged 39% 12% 9% 40% < 1% 2,476
Neither/both equally 34% 8% 10% 46% 2% 293
Don't know 25% 9% 10% 51% 5% 236

Frequency of meditation among adults in the Midwest by views about homosexuality

% of adults in the Midwest who meditate…

Views about homosexuality At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,486. 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.
Should be accepted 32% 9% 4% 54% 1% 4,486
Should be discouraged 45% 6% 4% 43% 2% 2,476
Neither/both equally 42% 8% 4% 44% 1% 293
Don't know 43% 7% 3% 41% 7% 236

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among adults in the Midwest by views about homosexuality

% of adults in the Midwest who feel a sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing…

Views about homosexuality At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,486. 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.
Should be accepted 50% 18% 11% 20% 1% 4,486
Should be discouraged 67% 12% 8% 12% 1% 2,476
Neither/both equally 68% 14% 6% 10% 2% 293
Don't know 59% 14% 6% 13% 8% 236

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among adults in the Midwest by views about homosexuality

% of adults in the Midwest who feel a sense of wonder about the universe…

Views about homosexuality At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,486. 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.
Should be accepted 42% 18% 14% 24% 1% 4,486
Should be discouraged 43% 16% 11% 28% 2% 2,476
Neither/both equally 40% 15% 16% 26% 3% 293
Don't know 48% 11% 8% 27% 7% 236

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults in the Midwest by views about homosexuality

% of adults in the Midwest who say they look to…most for guidance on right and wrong

Views about homosexuality Religion Philosophy/reason Common sense Science Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,486. 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.
Should be accepted 19% 14% 54% 11% 2% 4,486
Should be discouraged 55% 4% 34% 4% 2% 2,476
Neither/both equally 41% 7% 42% 4% 7% 293
Don't know 37% 4% 43% 4% 12% 236

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults in the Midwest by views about homosexuality

% of adults in the Midwest who say…

Views about homosexuality 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 = 4,486. 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.
Should be accepted 24% 74% 1% < 1% 4,486
Should be discouraged 49% 49% 1% 1% 2,476
Neither/both equally 37% 58% 4% 1% 293
Don't know 42% 53% 2% 3% 236

Frequency of reading scripture among adults in the Midwest by views about homosexuality

% of adults in the Midwest who read scripture…

Views about homosexuality At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,486. 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.
Should be accepted 19% 11% 10% 60% 1% 4,486
Should be discouraged 55% 10% 8% 27% 1% 2,476
Neither/both equally 40% 11% 7% 39% 2% 293
Don't know 40% 9% 10% 40% 2% 236

Interpreting scripture among adults in the Midwest by views about homosexuality

% of adults in the Midwest who say the holy scripture is…

Views about homosexuality 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 = 4,486. 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.
Should be accepted 16% 31% 1% 43% 7% 4,486
Should be discouraged 52% 29% 4% 11% 5% 2,476
Neither/both equally 34% 30% 6% 19% 11% 293
Don't know 29% 28% 9% 18% 16% 236

Belief in Heaven among adults in the Midwest by views about homosexuality

% of adults in the Midwest who …in heaven

Views about homosexuality Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,486. 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.
Should be accepted 69% 25% 6% 4,486
Should be discouraged 85% 8% 7% 2,476
Neither/both equally 76% 11% 13% 293
Don't know 75% 13% 13% 236

Belief in Hell among adults in the Midwest by views about homosexuality

% of adults in the Midwest who …in hell

Views about homosexuality Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,486. 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.
Should be accepted 51% 41% 8% 4,486
Should be discouraged 78% 15% 7% 2,476
Neither/both equally 60% 23% 17% 293
Don't know 56% 24% 20% 236

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults in the Midwest by views about homosexuality

% of adults in the Midwest who identify as…

Views about homosexuality Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 4,486. 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.
Should be accepted 30% 18% 52% 4,486
Should be discouraged 57% 16% 27% 2,476
Neither/both equally 39% 28% 33% 293
Don't know 36% 31% 33% 236

Political ideology among adults in the Midwest by views about homosexuality

% of adults in the Midwest who are…

Views about homosexuality Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,486. 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.
Should be accepted 25% 39% 30% 6% 4,486
Should be discouraged 60% 22% 12% 6% 2,476
Neither/both equally 47% 30% 9% 13% 293
Don't know 45% 28% 12% 15% 236

Views about size of government among adults in the Midwest by views about homosexuality

% of adults in the Midwest who would rather have…

Views about homosexuality Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,486. 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.
Should be accepted 50% 43% 3% 4% 4,486
Should be discouraged 70% 25% 2% 3% 2,476
Neither/both equally 60% 24% 11% 6% 293
Don't know 61% 26% 5% 8% 236

Views about government aid to the poor among adults in the Midwest by views about homosexuality

% of adults in the Midwest who say government aid to the poor…

Views about homosexuality Does more harm than good Does more good than harm Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,486. 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.
Should be accepted 40% 56% 3% 1% 4,486
Should be discouraged 60% 35% 3% 2% 2,476
Neither/both equally 50% 36% 13% 1% 293
Don't know 45% 40% 5% 11% 236

Views about abortion among adults in the Midwest by views about homosexuality

% of adults in the Midwest who say abortion should be…

Views about homosexuality Legal in all/most cases Illegal in all/most cases Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,486. 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.
Should be accepted 65% 32% 3% 4,486
Should be discouraged 27% 70% 4% 2,476
Neither/both equally 38% 50% 12% 293
Don't know 34% 46% 20% 236

Views about same-sex marriage among adults in the Midwest by views about homosexuality

% of adults in the Midwest who …same-sex marriage

Views about homosexuality Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,486. 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.
Should be accepted 81% 14% 5% 4,486
Should be discouraged 7% 89% 4% 2,476
Neither/both equally 22% 43% 34% 293
Don't know 20% 38% 42% 236

Views about environmental regulation among adults in the Midwest by views about homosexuality

% of adults in the Midwest who say…

Views about homosexuality 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 = 4,486. 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.
Should be accepted 31% 65% 2% 2% 4,486
Should be discouraged 55% 39% 3% 4% 2,476
Neither/both equally 45% 42% 7% 6% 293
Don't know 40% 43% 3% 14% 236

Views about human evolution among adults in the Midwest by views about homosexuality

% of adults in the Midwest who say humans…

Views about homosexuality 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 = 4,486. 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.
Should be accepted 44% 27% 4% 22% 3% 4,486
Should be discouraged 12% 22% 3% 57% 6% 2,476
Neither/both equally 14% 31% 7% 36% 12% 293
Don't know 17% 24% 8% 34% 17% 236