Views about same-sex marriage among members of the United Methodist Church

% of members of the United Methodist Church who …same-sex marriage

Survey year Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,637. 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 49% 43% 8% 1,637

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among members of the United Methodist Church by views about same-sex marriage

% of members of the United Methodist Church who are ages…

Views about same-sex marriage 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 783. 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.
Strongly favor/favor 12% 34% 27% 26% 783
Oppose/strongly oppose 6% 23% 33% 38% 692
Don't know 7% 24% 31% 38% 141

Generational cohort among members of the United Methodist Church by views about same-sex marriage

% of members of the United Methodist Church who are…

Views about same-sex marriage Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 783. 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.
Strongly favor/favor 7% 10% 29% 35% 17% 2% 783
Oppose/strongly oppose 4% 6% 19% 41% 27% 3% 692
Don't know 5% 6% 20% 36% 28% 4% 141

Gender composition among members of the United Methodist Church by views about same-sex marriage

% of members of the United Methodist Church who are…

Views about same-sex marriage Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 791. 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.
Strongly favor/favor 36% 64% 791
Oppose/strongly oppose 55% 45% 701
Don't know 31% 69% 145

Racial and ethnic composition among members of the United Methodist Church by views about same-sex marriage

% of members of the United Methodist Church who identify as…

Views about same-sex marriage White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 788. 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.
Strongly favor/favor 94% 1% 1% 2% 2% 788
Oppose/strongly oppose 94% 1% 1% 2% 1% 698
Don't know 95% 1% 1% 1% 3% 144

Immigrant status among members of the United Methodist Church by views about same-sex marriage

% of members of the United Methodist Church who are…

Views about same-sex marriage Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 790. 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.
Strongly favor/favor 3% 5% 92% 790
Oppose/strongly oppose 5% 4% 91% 697
Don't know 5% 6% 89% 143

Income distribution among members of the United Methodist Church by views about same-sex marriage

% of members of the United Methodist Church who have a household income of…

Views about same-sex marriage Less than $30,000 $30,000-$49,999 $50,000-$99,999 $100,000 or more Sample Size
Sample size = 704. 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.
Strongly favor/favor 17% 20% 33% 30% 704
Oppose/strongly oppose 27% 21% 31% 21% 606
Don't know 32% 18% 22% 28% 117

Educational distribution among members of the United Methodist Church by views about same-sex marriage

% of members of the United Methodist Church who have completed…

Views about same-sex marriage High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 789. 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.
Strongly favor/favor 25% 29% 25% 20% 789
Oppose/strongly oppose 40% 33% 19% 8% 697
Don't know 36% 29% 25% 10% 145

Marital status among members of the United Methodist Church by views about same-sex marriage

% of members of the United Methodist Church who are…

Views about same-sex marriage Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 789. 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.
Strongly favor/favor 61% 7% 12% 8% 11% 789
Oppose/strongly oppose 63% 2% 12% 14% 9% 700
Don't know 52% 5% 14% 19% 10% 143

Parent of children under 18 among members of the United Methodist Church by views about same-sex marriage

% of members of the United Methodist Church who are…

Views about same-sex marriage Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 790. 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.
Strongly favor/favor 27% 73% 790
Oppose/strongly oppose 22% 78% 700
Don't know 18% 82% 145

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among members of the United Methodist Church by views about same-sex marriage

% of members of the United Methodist Church who say they…

Views about same-sex marriage 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 = 791. 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.
Strongly favor/favor 61% 31% 7% 1% 1% 1% 791
Oppose/strongly oppose 81% 15% 1% 1% 1% 1% 701
Don't know 76% 17% 4% 2% < 1% 1% 145

Importance of religion in one's life among members of the United Methodist Church by views about same-sex marriage

% of members of the United Methodist Church who say religion is…

Views about same-sex marriage Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 791. 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.
Strongly favor/favor 50% 36% 9% 3% 1% 791
Oppose/strongly oppose 70% 25% 4% 1% < 1% 701
Don't know 71% 25% 4% < 1% < 1% 145

Attendance at religious services among members of the United Methodist Church by views about same-sex marriage

% of members of the United Methodist Church who attend religious services…

Views about same-sex marriage At least once a week Once or twice a month/a few times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 791. 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.
Strongly favor/favor 36% 44% 20% < 1% 791
Oppose/strongly oppose 53% 33% 14% < 1% 701
Don't know 42% 42% 14% 1% 145

Frequency of prayer among members of the United Methodist Church by views about same-sex marriage

% of members of the United Methodist Church who pray…

Views about same-sex marriage At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 791. 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.
Strongly favor/favor 56% 25% 8% 12% 1% 791
Oppose/strongly oppose 68% 17% 6% 8% 2% 701
Don't know 71% 20% 4% 3% 2% 145

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among members of the United Methodist Church by views about same-sex marriage

% of members of the United Methodist Church who attend prayer group…

Views about same-sex marriage At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 791. 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.
Strongly favor/favor 18% 9% 12% 60% < 1% 791
Oppose/strongly oppose 31% 13% 10% 46% < 1% 701
Don't know 29% 11% 11% 49% 1% 145

Frequency of meditation among members of the United Methodist Church by views about same-sex marriage

% of members of the United Methodist Church who meditate…

Views about same-sex marriage At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 791. 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.
Strongly favor/favor 37% 9% 6% 47% 1% 791
Oppose/strongly oppose 43% 11% 4% 41% 1% 701
Don't know 48% 7% 2% 38% 5% 145

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among members of the United Methodist Church by views about same-sex marriage

% of members of the United Methodist Church who feel a sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing…

Views about same-sex marriage At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 791. 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.
Strongly favor/favor 53% 21% 13% 13% 1% 791
Oppose/strongly oppose 70% 14% 7% 7% 2% 701
Don't know 70% 17% 5% 7% 1% 145

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among members of the United Methodist Church by views about same-sex marriage

% of members of the United Methodist Church who feel a sense of wonder about the universe…

Views about same-sex marriage At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 791. 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.
Strongly favor/favor 44% 16% 18% 22% 1% 791
Oppose/strongly oppose 37% 17% 15% 29% 2% 701
Don't know 46% 14% 15% 23% 2% 145

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among members of the United Methodist Church by views about same-sex marriage

% of members of the United Methodist Church who say they look to…most for guidance on right and wrong

Views about same-sex marriage Religion Philosophy/reason Common sense Science Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 791. 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.
Strongly favor/favor 26% 11% 53% 7% 2% 791
Oppose/strongly oppose 50% 5% 40% 3% 2% 701
Don't know 36% 8% 47% 5% 5% 145

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among members of the United Methodist Church by views about same-sex marriage

% of members of the United Methodist Church who say…

Views about same-sex marriage 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 = 791. 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.
Strongly favor/favor 24% 75% 1% < 1% 791
Oppose/strongly oppose 50% 48% 1% 1% 701
Don't know 42% 55% 2% < 1% 145

Frequency of reading scripture among members of the United Methodist Church by views about same-sex marriage

% of members of the United Methodist Church who read scripture…

Views about same-sex marriage At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 791. 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.
Strongly favor/favor 31% 13% 13% 43% < 1% 791
Oppose/strongly oppose 47% 13% 9% 31% < 1% 701
Don't know 44% 15% 7% 33% 1% 145

Interpreting scripture among members of the United Methodist Church by views about same-sex marriage

% of members of the United Methodist Church who say the holy scripture is…

Views about same-sex marriage 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 = 791. 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.
Strongly favor/favor 13% 45% 1% 32% 9% 791
Oppose/strongly oppose 44% 38% 4% 9% 6% 701
Don't know 25% 41% 8% 13% 13% 145

Belief in Heaven among members of the United Methodist Church by views about same-sex marriage

% of members of the United Methodist Church who …in heaven

Views about same-sex marriage Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 791. 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.
Strongly favor/favor 82% 11% 7% 791
Oppose/strongly oppose 89% 5% 6% 701
Don't know 86% 8% 6% 145

Belief in Hell among members of the United Methodist Church by views about same-sex marriage

% of members of the United Methodist Church who …in hell

Views about same-sex marriage Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 791. 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.
Strongly favor/favor 53% 36% 10% 791
Oppose/strongly oppose 76% 16% 8% 701
Don't know 65% 21% 14% 145

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among members of the United Methodist Church by views about same-sex marriage

% of members of the United Methodist Church who identify as…

Views about same-sex marriage Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 791. 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.
Strongly favor/favor 39% 10% 51% 791
Oppose/strongly oppose 70% 11% 20% 701
Don't know 61% 13% 27% 145

Political ideology among members of the United Methodist Church by views about same-sex marriage

% of members of the United Methodist Church who are…

Views about same-sex marriage Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 791. 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.
Strongly favor/favor 26% 46% 26% 2% 791
Oppose/strongly oppose 66% 27% 4% 3% 701
Don't know 51% 44% 2% 3% 145

Views about size of government among members of the United Methodist Church by views about same-sex marriage

% of members of the United Methodist Church who would rather have…

Views about same-sex marriage Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 791. 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.
Strongly favor/favor 55% 38% 3% 4% 791
Oppose/strongly oppose 80% 16% 2% 2% 701
Don't know 66% 24% 4% 6% 145

Views about government aid to the poor among members of the United Methodist Church by views about same-sex marriage

% of members of the United Methodist Church who say government aid to the poor…

Views about same-sex marriage Does more harm than good Does more good than harm Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 791. 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.
Strongly favor/favor 42% 55% 2% 1% 791
Oppose/strongly oppose 68% 28% 3% 1% 701
Don't know 56% 35% 7% 2% 145

Views about abortion among members of the United Methodist Church by views about same-sex marriage

% of members of the United Methodist Church who say abortion should be…

Views about same-sex marriage Legal in all/most cases Illegal in all/most cases Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 791. 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.
Strongly favor/favor 78% 20% 2% 791
Oppose/strongly oppose 38% 58% 5% 701
Don't know 50% 39% 11% 145

Views about homosexuality among members of the United Methodist Church by views about same-sex marriage

% of members of the United Methodist Church who say homosexuality…

Views about same-sex marriage Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 791. 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.
Strongly favor/favor 93% 5% 1% 1% 791
Oppose/strongly oppose 25% 67% 5% 3% 701
Don't know 53% 15% 22% 10% 145

Views about environmental regulation among members of the United Methodist Church by views about same-sex marriage

% of members of the United Methodist Church who say…

Views about same-sex marriage 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 = 791. 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.
Strongly favor/favor 28% 68% 2% 2% 791
Oppose/strongly oppose 57% 38% 3% 2% 701
Don't know 45% 46% 3% 6% 145

Views about human evolution among members of the United Methodist Church by views about same-sex marriage

% of members of the United Methodist Church who say humans…

Views about same-sex marriage 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 = 791. 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.
Strongly favor/favor 30% 38% 5% 23% 4% 791
Oppose/strongly oppose 14% 30% 3% 48% 6% 701
Don't know 16% 32% 7% 31% 13% 145