Views about homosexuality among adults in the West

% of adults in the West who say homosexuality…

Survey year Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 8,498. 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 67% 26% 4% 4% 8,498
2007 56% 33% 5% 6% 7,279

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Views about homosexuality among adults in the West by religious group

% of adults in the West who say homosexuality…

Religious tradition Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 113. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Buddhist 84% 15% 1% < 1% 113
Catholic 71% 22% 4% 3% 1,660
Evangelical Protestant 42% 48% 5% 5% 1,819
Historically Black Protestant 52% 38% 7% 3% 143
Jewish 92% 5% 3% < 1% 181
Mainline Protestant 72% 20% 6% 3% 1,141
Mormon 33% 59% 5% 3% 480
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 85% 9% 3% 3% 2,388

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults in the West by views about homosexuality

% of adults in the West who are ages…

Views about homosexuality 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 5,517. 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% 35% 24% 14% 5,517
Should be discouraged 16% 34% 28% 22% 2,221
Neither/both equally 12% 39% 32% 17% 331
Don't know 14% 34% 29% 22% 257

Generational cohort among adults in the West by views about homosexuality

% of adults in the West who are…

Views about homosexuality Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 5,517. 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% 17% 28% 28% 9% 1% 5,517
Should be discouraged 10% 12% 28% 33% 15% 2% 2,221
Neither/both equally 6% 11% 34% 37% 11% 1% 331
Don't know 7% 14% 27% 36% 13% 2% 257

Gender composition among adults in the West by views about homosexuality

% of adults in the West who are…

Views about homosexuality Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 5,609. 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% 54% 5,609
Should be discouraged 55% 45% 2,276
Neither/both equally 56% 44% 341
Don't know 52% 48% 272

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

% of adults in the West who identify as…

Views about homosexuality White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 5,530. 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 57% 4% 10% 25% 4% 5,530
Should be discouraged 55% 6% 8% 26% 5% 2,243
Neither/both equally 54% 8% 4% 29% 5% 331
Don't know 50% 3% 8% 29% 10% 252

Immigrant status among adults in the West by views about homosexuality

% of adults in the West who are…

Views about homosexuality Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 5,556. 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% 15% 63% 5,556
Should be discouraged 26% 10% 64% 2,233
Neither/both equally 20% 14% 66% 335
Don't know 24% 9% 67% 263

Income distribution among adults in the West by views about homosexuality

% of adults in the West 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 = 5,006. 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% 25% 22% 5,006
Should be discouraged 37% 21% 25% 17% 1,969
Neither/both equally 35% 25% 22% 18% 293
Don't know 39% 20% 24% 16% 203

Educational distribution among adults in the West by views about homosexuality

% of adults in the West who have completed…

Views about homosexuality High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 5,579. 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 35% 33% 19% 12% 5,579
Should be discouraged 44% 33% 15% 8% 2,262
Neither/both equally 36% 43% 13% 8% 339
Don't know 48% 34% 11% 7% 269

Marital status among adults in the West by views about homosexuality

% of adults in the West who are…

Views about homosexuality Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 5,585. 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% 11% 13% 5% 28% 5,585
Should be discouraged 57% 5% 13% 7% 18% 2,265
Neither/both equally 49% 9% 14% 10% 18% 339
Don't know 48% 9% 14% 5% 24% 267

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

% of adults in the West who are…

Views about homosexuality Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 5,589. 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% 72% 5,589
Should be discouraged 31% 69% 2,265
Neither/both equally 29% 71% 339
Don't know 29% 71% 267

BeliefsandPractices

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

% of adults in the West 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 = 5,609. 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% 25% 9% 1% 16% 3% 5,609
Should be discouraged 80% 12% 3% 1% 2% 1% 2,276
Neither/both equally 66% 21% 3% 2% 6% 3% 341
Don't know 67% 18% 5% 1% 4% 4% 272

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

% of adults in the West 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 = 5,609. 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% 17% 18% 1% 5,609
Should be discouraged 75% 16% 5% 3% < 1% 2,276
Neither/both equally 58% 25% 7% 9% 2% 341
Don't know 55% 21% 12% 8% 4% 272

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

% of adults in the West 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 = 5,609. 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% 36% 43% < 1% 5,609
Should be discouraged 59% 25% 15% < 1% 2,276
Neither/both equally 34% 36% 29% 1% 341
Don't know 39% 24% 34% 3% 272

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

% of adults in the West who pray…

Views about homosexuality At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,609. 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% 15% 7% 36% 1% 5,609
Should be discouraged 76% 12% 3% 9% 1% 2,276
Neither/both equally 57% 16% 3% 21% 2% 341
Don't know 57% 15% 4% 21% 2% 272

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

% of adults in the West 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 = 5,609. 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 13% 8% 8% 71% < 1% 5,609
Should be discouraged 48% 11% 8% 33% 1% 2,276
Neither/both equally 27% 8% 8% 56% 1% 341
Don't know 22% 10% 12% 54% 2% 272

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

% of adults in the West 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 = 5,609. 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% 10% 5% 48% 1% 5,609
Should be discouraged 53% 7% 3% 34% 3% 2,276
Neither/both equally 42% 11% 4% 41% 2% 341
Don't know 48% 8% 3% 36% 4% 272

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

% of adults in the West 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 = 5,609. 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% 17% 12% 19% 1% 5,609
Should be discouraged 73% 11% 6% 9% 2% 2,276
Neither/both equally 65% 9% 7% 17% 2% 341
Don't know 60% 11% 8% 18% 3% 272

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

% of adults in the West 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 = 5,609. 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% 16% 14% 22% 1% 5,609
Should be discouraged 53% 15% 10% 20% 2% 2,276
Neither/both equally 49% 12% 14% 23% 3% 341
Don't know 47% 15% 12% 21% 5% 272

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

% of adults in the West 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 = 5,609. 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% 16% 50% 14% 2% 5,609
Should be discouraged 59% 5% 29% 5% 3% 2,276
Neither/both equally 39% 10% 44% 4% 4% 341
Don't know 38% 7% 37% 6% 11% 272

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

% of adults in the West 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 = 5,609. 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% 73% 1% 1% 5,609
Should be discouraged 52% 44% 2% 2% 2,276
Neither/both equally 36% 57% 6% 2% 341
Don't know 31% 58% 5% 6% 272

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

% of adults in the West 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 = 5,609. 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 20% 10% 9% 61% 1% 5,609
Should be discouraged 61% 8% 7% 23% 1% 2,276
Neither/both equally 36% 10% 8% 45% 1% 341
Don't know 39% 12% 7% 40% 2% 272

Interpreting scripture among adults in the West by views about homosexuality

% of adults in the West 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 = 5,609. 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% 23% 2% 51% 8% 5,609
Should be discouraged 49% 31% 3% 13% 5% 2,276
Neither/both equally 26% 29% 5% 21% 18% 341
Don't know 35% 21% 8% 20% 15% 272

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

% of adults in the West who …in heaven

Views about homosexuality Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,609. 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 58% 34% 8% 5,609
Should be discouraged 82% 12% 6% 2,276
Neither/both equally 74% 15% 11% 341
Don't know 63% 17% 20% 272

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

% of adults in the West who …in hell

Views about homosexuality Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,609. 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% 50% 8% 5,609
Should be discouraged 70% 23% 7% 2,276
Neither/both equally 55% 31% 15% 341
Don't know 53% 24% 23% 272

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults in the West by views about homosexuality

% of adults in the West who identify as…

Views about homosexuality Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 5,609. 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% 19% 55% 5,609
Should be discouraged 54% 20% 26% 2,276
Neither/both equally 37% 33% 30% 341
Don't know 38% 36% 26% 272

Political ideology among adults in the West by views about homosexuality

% of adults in the West who are…

Views about homosexuality Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,609. 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% 5,609
Should be discouraged 58% 24% 12% 6% 2,276
Neither/both equally 38% 34% 16% 12% 341
Don't know 39% 25% 14% 23% 272

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

% of adults in the West who would rather have…

Views about homosexuality Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,609. 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% 4% 3% 5,609
Should be discouraged 61% 33% 3% 2% 2,276
Neither/both equally 59% 28% 4% 9% 341
Don't know 54% 34% 3% 9% 272

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

% of adults in the West 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 = 5,609. 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% 59% 4% 2% 5,609
Should be discouraged 56% 39% 3% 2% 2,276
Neither/both equally 51% 34% 11% 3% 341
Don't know 42% 40% 5% 13% 272

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

% of adults in the West 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 = 5,609. 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 71% 25% 3% 5,609
Should be discouraged 25% 70% 5% 2,276
Neither/both equally 37% 52% 10% 341
Don't know 34% 48% 18% 272

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

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

Views about homosexuality Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,609. 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 82% 13% 5% 5,609
Should be discouraged 10% 85% 4% 2,276
Neither/both equally 28% 37% 35% 341
Don't know 20% 39% 40% 272

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

% of adults in the West 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 = 5,609. 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% 66% 2% 3% 5,609
Should be discouraged 51% 43% 3% 4% 2,276
Neither/both equally 41% 41% 9% 8% 341
Don't know 44% 34% 6% 15% 272

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

% of adults in the West 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 = 5,609. 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% 23% 5% 20% 3% 5,609
Should be discouraged 14% 22% 3% 56% 5% 2,276
Neither/both equally 21% 26% 8% 35% 10% 341
Don't know 16% 21% 11% 36% 16% 272