Views about same-sex marriage among Buddhists

% of Buddhists who …same-sex marriage

Survey year Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 264. 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 84% 13% 3% 264

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among Buddhists by views about same-sex marriage

% of Buddhists who are ages…

Views about same-sex marriage 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 227. 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 33% 32% 23% 13% 227

Generational cohort among Buddhists by views about same-sex marriage

% of Buddhists who are…

Views about same-sex marriage Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 227. 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 21% 19% 24% 29% 6% < 1% 227

Gender composition among Buddhists by views about same-sex marriage

% of Buddhists who are…

Views about same-sex marriage Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 231. 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% 50% 231

Racial and ethnic composition among Buddhists by views about same-sex marriage

% of Buddhists who identify as…

Views about same-sex marriage White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 229. 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 49% 4% 28% 12% 8% 229

Immigrant status among Buddhists by views about same-sex marriage

% of Buddhists who are…

Views about same-sex marriage Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 230. 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 23% 19% 57% 230

Income distribution among Buddhists by views about same-sex marriage

% of Buddhists 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 = 203. 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 34% 19% 33% 14% 203

Educational distribution among Buddhists by views about same-sex marriage

% of Buddhists who have completed…

Views about same-sex marriage High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 230. 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 16% 31% 31% 22% 230

Marital status among Buddhists by views about same-sex marriage

% of Buddhists who are…

Views about same-sex marriage Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 230. 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% 13% 12% 2% 36% 230

Parent of children under 18 among Buddhists by views about same-sex marriage

% of Buddhists who are…

Views about same-sex marriage Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 231. 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 19% 81% 231

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among Buddhists by views about same-sex marriage

% of Buddhists 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 = 231. 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% 31% 10% 2% 27% 5% 231

Importance of religion in one's life among Buddhists by views about same-sex marriage

% of Buddhists 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 = 231. 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% 39% 16% 11% 3% 231

Attendance at religious services among Buddhists by views about same-sex marriage

% of Buddhists 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 = 231. 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% 49% 32% 1% 231

Frequency of prayer among Buddhists by views about same-sex marriage

% of Buddhists who pray…

Views about same-sex marriage At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 231. 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 43% 17% 8% 30% 1% 231

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among Buddhists by views about same-sex marriage

% of Buddhists 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 = 231. 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 14% 11% 15% 60% 1% 231

Frequency of meditation among Buddhists by views about same-sex marriage

% of Buddhists 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 = 231. 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 69% 7% 7% 17% < 1% 231

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among Buddhists by views about same-sex marriage

% of Buddhists 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 = 231. 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% 14% 13% 10% 1% 231

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among Buddhists by views about same-sex marriage

% of Buddhists 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 = 231. 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 60% 13% 14% 11% 1% 231

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among Buddhists by views about same-sex marriage

% of Buddhists 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 = 231. 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% 29% 41% 16% 6% 231

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among Buddhists by views about same-sex marriage

% of Buddhists 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 = 231. 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 20% 76% 4% < 1% 231

Frequency of reading scripture among Buddhists by views about same-sex marriage

% of Buddhists 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 = 231. 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% 10% 9% 55% < 1% 231

Interpreting scripture among Buddhists by views about same-sex marriage

% of Buddhists 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 = 231. 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% 9% 1% 75% 11% 231

Belief in Heaven among Buddhists by views about same-sex marriage

% of Buddhists who …in heaven

Views about same-sex marriage Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 231. 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 45% 47% 8% 231

Belief in Hell among Buddhists by views about same-sex marriage

% of Buddhists who …in hell

Views about same-sex marriage Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 231. 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% 4% 231

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among Buddhists by views about same-sex marriage

% of Buddhists who identify as…

Views about same-sex marriage Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 231. 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 15% 11% 73% 231

Political ideology among Buddhists by views about same-sex marriage

% of Buddhists who are…

Views about same-sex marriage Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 231. 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% 38% 45% 4% 231

Views about size of government among Buddhists by views about same-sex marriage

% of Buddhists 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 = 231. 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 38% 52% 4% 6% 231

Views about government aid to the poor among Buddhists by views about same-sex marriage

% of Buddhists 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 = 231. 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% 75% 5% 1% 231

Views about abortion among Buddhists by views about same-sex marriage

% of Buddhists 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 = 231. 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 87% 12% 1% 231

Views about homosexuality among Buddhists by views about same-sex marriage

% of Buddhists who say homosexuality…

Views about same-sex marriage Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 231. 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% 4% 1% 2% 231

Views about environmental regulation among Buddhists by views about same-sex marriage

% of Buddhists 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 = 231. 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% 79% 1% 1% 231

Views about human evolution among Buddhists by views about same-sex marriage

% of Buddhists 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 = 231. 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 68% 14% 5% 12% 1% 231