Views about homosexuality among adults in the South

% of adults in the South who say homosexuality…

Survey year Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 12,566. 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 55% 37% 4% 3% 12,566
2007 40% 48% 6% 6% 12,643

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Views about homosexuality among adults in the South by religious group

% of adults in the South 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 69% 22% 5% 4% 1,885
Evangelical Protestant 33% 59% 5% 3% 4,078
Historically Black Protestant 49% 42% 5% 4% 1,191
Jewish 80% 17% 2% 1% 229
Mainline Protestant 62% 29% 5% 4% 2,174
Mormon 40% 55% 4% 1% 112
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 78% 16% 3% 3% 2,214

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults in the South by views about homosexuality

% of adults in the South who are ages…

Views about homosexuality 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 6,762. 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% 35% 23% 13% 6,762
Should be discouraged 14% 32% 30% 24% 4,597
Neither/both equally 17% 40% 26% 18% 520
Don't know 15% 33% 28% 24% 423

Generational cohort among adults in the South by views about homosexuality

% of adults in the South who are…

Views about homosexuality Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 6,762. 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% 18% 28% 27% 8% 1% 6,762
Should be discouraged 8% 11% 27% 36% 16% 2% 4,597
Neither/both equally 9% 16% 32% 31% 12% 1% 520
Don't know 8% 13% 26% 32% 18% 2% 423

Gender composition among adults in the South by views about homosexuality

% of adults in the South who are…

Views about homosexuality Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 6,859. 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% 6,859
Should be discouraged 52% 48% 4,711
Neither/both equally 52% 48% 542
Don't know 42% 58% 454

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

% of adults in the South who identify as…

Views about homosexuality White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 6,799. 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% 16% 1% 17% 4% 6,799
Should be discouraged 65% 20% 1% 10% 3% 4,648
Neither/both equally 58% 21% 1% 16% 4% 524
Don't know 57% 19% 4% 15% 5% 432

Immigrant status among adults in the South by views about homosexuality

% of adults in the South who are…

Views about homosexuality Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 6,780. 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% 10% 76% 6,780
Should be discouraged 10% 4% 86% 4,640
Neither/both equally 14% 5% 80% 528
Don't know 22% 7% 71% 434

Income distribution among adults in the South by views about homosexuality

% of adults in the South 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 = 6,165. 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% 20% 26% 19% 6,165
Should be discouraged 38% 21% 27% 14% 4,009
Neither/both equally 37% 20% 28% 15% 436
Don't know 49% 19% 19% 12% 316

Educational distribution among adults in the South by views about homosexuality

% of adults in the South who have completed…

Views about homosexuality High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 6,835. 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 39% 31% 17% 12% 6,835
Should be discouraged 49% 31% 13% 7% 4,672
Neither/both equally 45% 32% 15% 9% 534
Don't know 53% 28% 12% 8% 445

Marital status among adults in the South by views about homosexuality

% of adults in the South who are…

Views about homosexuality Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 6,838. 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% 14% 5% 28% 6,838
Should be discouraged 57% 3% 14% 9% 17% 4,690
Neither/both equally 46% 6% 16% 9% 22% 537
Don't know 51% 4% 16% 10% 19% 441

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

% of adults in the South who are…

Views about homosexuality Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 6,838. 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% 69% 6,838
Should be discouraged 29% 71% 4,691
Neither/both equally 27% 73% 538
Don't know 31% 69% 447

BeliefsandPractices

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

% of adults in the South 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 = 6,859. 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 59% 22% 6% < 1% 11% 2% 6,859
Should be discouraged 87% 9% 1% 1% 1% 1% 4,711
Neither/both equally 80% 11% 1% 2% 3% 3% 542
Don't know 74% 15% 3% 2% 3% 2% 454

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

% of adults in the South 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 = 6,859. 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% 29% 12% 12% < 1% 6,859
Should be discouraged 83% 11% 3% 2% 1% 4,711
Neither/both equally 72% 18% 3% 6% 1% 542
Don't know 71% 16% 5% 4% 3% 454

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

% of adults in the South 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 = 6,859. 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% 38% 34% < 1% 6,859
Should be discouraged 61% 25% 13% 1% 4,711
Neither/both equally 46% 32% 20% 2% 542
Don't know 44% 32% 21% 3% 454

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

% of adults in the South who pray…

Views about homosexuality At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,859. 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% 6% 26% 1% 6,859
Should be discouraged 79% 11% 3% 6% 1% 4,711
Neither/both equally 73% 10% 3% 12% 1% 542
Don't know 67% 14% 4% 9% 6% 454

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

% of adults in the South 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 = 6,859. 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% 10% 8% 64% < 1% 6,859
Should be discouraged 49% 12% 9% 29% 1% 4,711
Neither/both equally 33% 12% 8% 45% 1% 542
Don't know 33% 7% 13% 45% 2% 454

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

% of adults in the South 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 = 6,859. 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% 10% 4% 48% 1% 6,859
Should be discouraged 53% 6% 3% 35% 3% 4,711
Neither/both equally 48% 6% 3% 39% 4% 542
Don't know 44% 8% 4% 36% 7% 454

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

% of adults in the South 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 = 6,859. 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 56% 16% 10% 16% 1% 6,859
Should be discouraged 74% 10% 5% 9% 1% 4,711
Neither/both equally 68% 14% 5% 9% 3% 542
Don't know 65% 9% 10% 12% 4% 454

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

% of adults in the South 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 = 6,859. 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% 16% 13% 24% 1% 6,859
Should be discouraged 46% 15% 11% 26% 3% 4,711
Neither/both equally 47% 11% 12% 28% 2% 542
Don't know 41% 13% 11% 28% 7% 454

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

% of adults in the South 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 = 6,859. 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% 13% 50% 10% 2% 6,859
Should be discouraged 62% 4% 29% 3% 2% 4,711
Neither/both equally 44% 7% 39% 4% 6% 542
Don't know 45% 4% 41% 5% 5% 454

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

% of adults in the South 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 = 6,859. 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% 72% 1% 1% 6,859
Should be discouraged 50% 47% 2% 1% 4,711
Neither/both equally 34% 60% 4% 2% 542
Don't know 35% 57% 3% 5% 454

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

% of adults in the South 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 = 6,859. 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% 13% 9% 49% < 1% 6,859
Should be discouraged 65% 10% 6% 18% 1% 4,711
Neither/both equally 53% 9% 9% 27% 2% 542
Don't know 48% 11% 7% 31% 3% 454

Interpreting scripture among adults in the South by views about homosexuality

% of adults in the South 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 = 6,859. 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% 28% 2% 40% 6% 6,859
Should be discouraged 60% 23% 4% 8% 5% 4,711
Neither/both equally 36% 26% 7% 16% 14% 542
Don't know 45% 22% 7% 14% 12% 454

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

% of adults in the South who …in heaven

Views about homosexuality Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,859. 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% 24% 7% 6,859
Should be discouraged 87% 7% 6% 4,711
Neither/both equally 81% 10% 10% 542
Don't know 80% 9% 11% 454

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

% of adults in the South who …in hell

Views about homosexuality Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,859. 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 54% 39% 7% 6,859
Should be discouraged 82% 12% 6% 4,711
Neither/both equally 68% 19% 13% 542
Don't know 64% 21% 15% 454

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults in the South by views about homosexuality

% of adults in the South who identify as…

Views about homosexuality Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 6,859. 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% 17% 51% 6,859
Should be discouraged 53% 15% 31% 4,711
Neither/both equally 39% 32% 29% 542
Don't know 35% 33% 31% 454

Political ideology among adults in the South by views about homosexuality

% of adults in the South who are…

Views about homosexuality Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,859. 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% 39% 28% 6% 6,859
Should be discouraged 59% 23% 12% 7% 4,711
Neither/both equally 44% 30% 13% 13% 542
Don't know 38% 31% 13% 18% 454

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

% of adults in the South who would rather have…

Views about homosexuality Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,859. 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% 49% 3% 3% 6,859
Should be discouraged 61% 33% 2% 4% 4,711
Neither/both equally 55% 29% 9% 7% 542
Don't know 39% 38% 7% 16% 454

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

% of adults in the South 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 = 6,859. 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% 55% 4% 2% 6,859
Should be discouraged 57% 38% 3% 2% 4,711
Neither/both equally 45% 35% 16% 4% 542
Don't know 39% 40% 9% 12% 454

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

% of adults in the South 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 = 6,859. 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 64% 33% 3% 6,859
Should be discouraged 27% 69% 4% 4,711
Neither/both equally 33% 53% 14% 542
Don't know 29% 48% 23% 454

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

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

Views about homosexuality Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,859. 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 76% 18% 6% 6,859
Should be discouraged 7% 89% 4% 4,711
Neither/both equally 19% 44% 37% 542
Don't know 17% 35% 48% 454

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

% of adults in the South 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 = 6,859. 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% 64% 2% 2% 6,859
Should be discouraged 51% 43% 2% 4% 4,711
Neither/both equally 40% 43% 11% 6% 542
Don't know 39% 42% 4% 14% 454

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

% of adults in the South 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 = 6,859. 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 39% 29% 4% 25% 3% 6,859
Should be discouraged 11% 23% 2% 59% 5% 4,711
Neither/both equally 14% 25% 6% 42% 12% 542
Don't know 13% 23% 9% 39% 17% 454