Views about homosexuality among adults in the Northeast

% of adults in the Northeast who say homosexuality…

Survey year Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,516. 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 70% 23% 3% 4% 6,516
2007 60% 30% 5% 5% 6,556

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Views about homosexuality among adults in the Northeast by religious group

% of adults in the Northeast 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 73% 19% 3% 5% 2,023
Evangelical Protestant 39% 53% 5% 4% 759
Historically Black Protestant 57% 32% 7% 4% 247
Jewish 75% 23% 2% < 1% 350
Mainline Protestant 70% 21% 4% 5% 1,131
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 87% 10% 2% 1% 1,499

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults in the Northeast by views about homosexuality

% of adults in the Northeast who are ages…

Views about homosexuality 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 4,558. 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% 34% 26% 15% 4,558
Should be discouraged 14% 30% 28% 27% 1,372
Neither/both equally 11% 30% 35% 24% 217
Don't know 6% 39% 24% 32% 213

Generational cohort among adults in the Northeast by views about homosexuality

% of adults in the Northeast who are…

Views about homosexuality Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 4,558. 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% 15% 27% 31% 9% 1% 4,558
Should be discouraged 8% 11% 26% 35% 18% 3% 1,372
Neither/both equally 5% 9% 27% 40% 16% 3% 217
Don't know 4% 5% 35% 29% 21% 6% 213

Gender composition among adults in the Northeast by views about homosexuality

% of adults in the Northeast who are…

Views about homosexuality Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 4,644. 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% 55% 4,644
Should be discouraged 56% 44% 1,409
Neither/both equally 53% 47% 229
Don't know 41% 59% 234

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

% of adults in the Northeast who identify as…

Views about homosexuality White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 4,579. 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 72% 9% 4% 11% 3% 4,579
Should be discouraged 65% 15% 4% 12% 4% 1,389
Neither/both equally 66% 11% 4% 15% 5% 221
Don't know 69% 12% 3% 11% 5% 217

Immigrant status among adults in the Northeast by views about homosexuality

% of adults in the Northeast who are…

Views about homosexuality Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 4,578. 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 15% 14% 70% 4,578
Should be discouraged 22% 13% 65% 1,383
Neither/both equally 20% 15% 65% 221
Don't know 18% 23% 59% 224

Income distribution among adults in the Northeast by views about homosexuality

% of adults in the Northeast 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 = 4,016. 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% 19% 27% 26% 4,016
Should be discouraged 41% 20% 26% 13% 1,167
Neither/both equally 36% 18% 24% 22% 173
Don't know 40% 16% 26% 18% 157

Educational distribution among adults in the Northeast by views about homosexuality

% of adults in the Northeast who have completed…

Views about homosexuality High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 4,617. 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 35% 29% 21% 16% 4,617
Should be discouraged 54% 25% 12% 8% 1,401
Neither/both equally 47% 21% 17% 15% 226
Don't know 53% 23% 16% 8% 231

Marital status among adults in the Northeast by views about homosexuality

% of adults in the Northeast who are…

Views about homosexuality Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 4,619. 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% 9% 11% 5% 30% 4,619
Should be discouraged 52% 3% 12% 11% 22% 1,400
Neither/both equally 56% 5% 13% 7% 19% 227
Don't know 49% 4% 13% 17% 17% 226

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

% of adults in the Northeast who are…

Views about homosexuality Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 4,630. 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 26% 74% 4,630
Should be discouraged 26% 74% 1,401
Neither/both equally 24% 76% 227
Don't know 29% 71% 232

BeliefsandPractices

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

% of adults in the Northeast 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 = 4,644. 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 46% 26% 8% 1% 16% 4% 4,644
Should be discouraged 78% 14% 4% 1% 3% 1% 1,409
Neither/both equally 63% 23% 4% 3% 5% 3% 229
Don't know 74% 12% 4% 5% 2% 2% 234

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

% of adults in the Northeast 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 = 4,644. 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 35% 31% 16% 17% 1% 4,644
Should be discouraged 71% 16% 6% 6% < 1% 1,409
Neither/both equally 58% 25% 6% 6% 5% 229
Don't know 59% 25% 6% 6% 4% 234

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

% of adults in the Northeast 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 = 4,644. 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 21% 37% 41% < 1% 4,644
Should be discouraged 53% 28% 18% 1% 1,409
Neither/both equally 44% 32% 23% 1% 229
Don't know 40% 27% 30% 3% 234

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

% of adults in the Northeast who pray…

Views about homosexuality At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,644. 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% 17% 8% 35% 1% 4,644
Should be discouraged 70% 13% 5% 12% 1% 1,409
Neither/both equally 57% 15% 7% 19% 2% 229
Don't know 67% 12% 5% 12% 5% 234

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

% of adults in the Northeast 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 = 4,644. 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 11% 7% 7% 76% < 1% 4,644
Should be discouraged 37% 9% 9% 43% 1% 1,409
Neither/both equally 27% 9% 10% 52% 2% 229
Don't know 27% 6% 6% 57% 4% 234

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

% of adults in the Northeast 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 = 4,644. 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% 10% 5% 52% 1% 4,644
Should be discouraged 49% 8% 4% 37% 3% 1,409
Neither/both equally 43% 7% 4% 42% 4% 229
Don't know 50% 6% 3% 36% 5% 234

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

% of adults in the Northeast 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 = 4,644. 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 47% 18% 11% 22% 1% 4,644
Should be discouraged 65% 12% 8% 14% 1% 1,409
Neither/both equally 62% 12% 11% 12% 3% 229
Don't know 62% 11% 9% 14% 5% 234

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

% of adults in the Northeast 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 = 4,644. 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% 17% 14% 24% 1% 4,644
Should be discouraged 45% 15% 12% 26% 2% 1,409
Neither/both equally 49% 14% 9% 28% 1% 229
Don't know 43% 9% 13% 30% 5% 234

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

% of adults in the Northeast 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 = 4,644. 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% 15% 55% 12% 2% 4,644
Should be discouraged 52% 5% 35% 7% 2% 1,409
Neither/both equally 33% 10% 42% 8% 8% 229
Don't know 32% 5% 44% 7% 12% 234

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

% of adults in the Northeast 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 = 4,644. 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 23% 75% 1% 1% 4,644
Should be discouraged 45% 53% 1% 1% 1,409
Neither/both equally 34% 57% 8% 1% 229
Don't know 37% 53% 1% 9% 234

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

% of adults in the Northeast 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 = 4,644. 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 17% 8% 9% 65% 1% 4,644
Should be discouraged 49% 9% 9% 32% 1% 1,409
Neither/both equally 39% 12% 7% 40% 1% 229
Don't know 39% 9% 11% 38% 4% 234

Interpreting scripture among adults in the Northeast by views about homosexuality

% of adults in the Northeast 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 = 4,644. 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 14% 25% 1% 53% 7% 4,644
Should be discouraged 49% 27% 4% 15% 5% 1,409
Neither/both equally 25% 31% 7% 24% 14% 229
Don't know 32% 22% 10% 17% 19% 234

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

% of adults in the Northeast who …in heaven

Views about homosexuality Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,644. 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 61% 31% 7% 4,644
Should be discouraged 82% 11% 7% 1,409
Neither/both equally 71% 15% 14% 229
Don't know 77% 11% 12% 234

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

% of adults in the Northeast who …in hell

Views about homosexuality Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,644. 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% 49% 9% 4,644
Should be discouraged 71% 21% 8% 1,409
Neither/both equally 54% 32% 14% 229
Don't know 54% 27% 19% 234

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults in the Northeast by views about homosexuality

% of adults in the Northeast who identify as…

Views about homosexuality Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 4,644. 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 26% 16% 58% 4,644
Should be discouraged 48% 19% 33% 1,409
Neither/both equally 45% 24% 32% 229
Don't know 27% 37% 36% 234

Political ideology among adults in the Northeast by views about homosexuality

% of adults in the Northeast who are…

Views about homosexuality Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,644. 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% 38% 35% 5% 4,644
Should be discouraged 54% 25% 13% 8% 1,409
Neither/both equally 38% 34% 21% 7% 229
Don't know 35% 30% 17% 18% 234

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

% of adults in the Northeast who would rather have…

Views about homosexuality Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,644. 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% 49% 3% 3% 4,644
Should be discouraged 56% 38% 2% 4% 1,409
Neither/both equally 55% 32% 10% 4% 229
Don't know 42% 34% 4% 20% 234

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

% of adults in the Northeast 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 = 4,644. 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 37% 59% 3% 1% 4,644
Should be discouraged 54% 39% 4% 3% 1,409
Neither/both equally 44% 38% 14% 5% 229
Don't know 34% 46% 8% 12% 234

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

% of adults in the Northeast 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 = 4,644. 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 74% 23% 3% 4,644
Should be discouraged 31% 67% 3% 1,409
Neither/both equally 44% 41% 15% 229
Don't know 39% 31% 31% 234

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

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

Views about homosexuality Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,644. 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 83% 13% 4% 4,644
Should be discouraged 9% 86% 5% 1,409
Neither/both equally 26% 39% 35% 229
Don't know 16% 25% 59% 234

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

% of adults in the Northeast 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 = 4,644. 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 27% 69% 2% 2% 4,644
Should be discouraged 50% 45% 2% 3% 1,409
Neither/both equally 37% 46% 12% 5% 229
Don't know 35% 44% 4% 17% 234

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

% of adults in the Northeast 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 = 4,644. 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 49% 24% 4% 21% 2% 4,644
Should be discouraged 16% 21% 3% 54% 5% 1,409
Neither/both equally 21% 24% 9% 34% 12% 229
Don't know 21% 20% 9% 31% 20% 234