Views about same-sex marriage among Catholics

% of Catholics who …same-sex marriage

Survey year Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 7,202. 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 57% 34% 9% 7,202

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among Catholics by views about same-sex marriage

% of Catholics who are ages…

Views about same-sex marriage 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 3,951. 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 22% 36% 28% 15% 3,951
Oppose/strongly oppose 12% 30% 30% 29% 2,493
Don't know 7% 33% 33% 26% 617

Generational cohort among Catholics by views about same-sex marriage

% of Catholics who are…

Views about same-sex marriage Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 3,951. 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% 13% 30% 33% 9% 1% 3,951
Oppose/strongly oppose 7% 8% 26% 37% 19% 2% 2,493
Don't know 4% 9% 28% 39% 18% 3% 617

Gender composition among Catholics by views about same-sex marriage

% of Catholics who are…

Views about same-sex marriage Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 4,011. 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% 58% 4,011
Oppose/strongly oppose 54% 46% 2,547
Don't know 46% 54% 644

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

% of Catholics who identify as…

Views about same-sex marriage White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 3,971. 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 58% 2% 3% 35% 2% 3,971
Oppose/strongly oppose 60% 3% 4% 32% 2% 2,515
Don't know 58% 4% 2% 34% 2% 627

Immigrant status among Catholics by views about same-sex marriage

% of Catholics who are…

Views about same-sex marriage Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 3,974. 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% 16% 58% 3,974
Oppose/strongly oppose 29% 13% 58% 2,521
Don't know 32% 15% 54% 632

Income distribution among Catholics by views about same-sex marriage

% of Catholics 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 = 3,502. 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% 26% 21% 3,502
Oppose/strongly oppose 37% 20% 26% 17% 2,144
Don't know 48% 17% 21% 14% 491

Educational distribution among Catholics by views about same-sex marriage

% of Catholics who have completed…

Views about same-sex marriage High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 3,988. 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% 28% 19% 11% 3,988
Oppose/strongly oppose 52% 26% 14% 8% 2,532
Don't know 56% 26% 10% 8% 637

Marital status among Catholics by views about same-sex marriage

% of Catholics who are…

Views about same-sex marriage Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 4,000. 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 48% 10% 12% 5% 25% 4,000
Oppose/strongly oppose 57% 6% 12% 9% 16% 2,538
Don't know 56% 4% 13% 10% 16% 638

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

% of Catholics who are…

Views about same-sex marriage Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 3,997. 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% 69% 3,997
Oppose/strongly oppose 30% 70% 2,538
Don't know 27% 73% 637

BeliefsandPractices

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

% of Catholics 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 = 4,011. 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 59% 32% 6% 1% 2% 1% 4,011
Oppose/strongly oppose 72% 21% 4% 1% 1% 1% 2,547
Don't know 68% 23% 5% 3% < 1% 2% 644

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

% of Catholics 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 = 4,011. 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% 38% 10% 3% < 1% 4,011
Oppose/strongly oppose 70% 23% 4% 2% < 1% 2,547
Don't know 64% 28% 6% 1% 1% 644

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

% of Catholics 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 = 4,011. 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% 46% 23% < 1% 4,011
Oppose/strongly oppose 53% 32% 15% 1% 2,547
Don't know 43% 37% 19% 1% 644

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

% of Catholics who pray…

Views about same-sex marriage At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,011. 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 52% 23% 8% 16% 1% 4,011
Oppose/strongly oppose 68% 17% 5% 10% < 1% 2,547
Don't know 66% 19% 5% 7% 3% 644

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

% of Catholics 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 = 4,011. 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% 8% 9% 70% < 1% 4,011
Oppose/strongly oppose 23% 11% 11% 54% 1% 2,547
Don't know 23% 11% 9% 54% 3% 644

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

% of Catholics 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 = 4,011. 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 35% 10% 5% 50% 1% 4,011
Oppose/strongly oppose 47% 8% 5% 38% 2% 2,547
Don't know 48% 7% 4% 37% 4% 644

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

% of Catholics 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 = 4,011. 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 52% 19% 13% 15% 1% 4,011
Oppose/strongly oppose 63% 14% 9% 13% 1% 2,547
Don't know 62% 12% 9% 13% 4% 644

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

% of Catholics 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 = 4,011. 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 41% 17% 15% 26% 1% 4,011
Oppose/strongly oppose 43% 13% 14% 28% 2% 2,547
Don't know 44% 12% 12% 29% 3% 644

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

% of Catholics 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 = 4,011. 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 22% 11% 53% 11% 2% 4,011
Oppose/strongly oppose 43% 7% 40% 8% 2% 2,547
Don't know 31% 9% 45% 9% 6% 644

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

% of Catholics 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 = 4,011. 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% 73% 1% 1% 4,011
Oppose/strongly oppose 39% 58% 1% 1% 2,547
Don't know 30% 63% 3% 4% 644

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

% of Catholics 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 = 4,011. 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% 11% 10% 60% < 1% 4,011
Oppose/strongly oppose 35% 11% 11% 42% 1% 2,547
Don't know 29% 14% 10% 44% 3% 644

Interpreting scripture among Catholics by views about same-sex marriage

% of Catholics 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 = 4,011. 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% 35% 2% 36% 7% 4,011
Oppose/strongly oppose 36% 38% 3% 16% 7% 2,547
Don't know 27% 34% 7% 20% 12% 644

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

% of Catholics who …in heaven

Views about same-sex marriage Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,011. 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 83% 12% 5% 4,011
Oppose/strongly oppose 88% 8% 4% 2,547
Don't know 83% 7% 9% 644

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

% of Catholics who …in hell

Views about same-sex marriage Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,011. 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 59% 34% 8% 4,011
Oppose/strongly oppose 72% 21% 7% 2,547
Don't know 58% 26% 16% 644

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among Catholics by views about same-sex marriage

% of Catholics who identify as…

Views about same-sex marriage Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 4,011. 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% 18% 51% 4,011
Oppose/strongly oppose 50% 17% 34% 2,547
Don't know 31% 34% 35% 644

Political ideology among Catholics by views about same-sex marriage

% of Catholics who are…

Views about same-sex marriage Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,011. 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% 41% 28% 5% 4,011
Oppose/strongly oppose 54% 28% 14% 4% 2,547
Don't know 41% 31% 16% 12% 644

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

% of Catholics 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 = 4,011. 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% 53% 3% 3% 4,011
Oppose/strongly oppose 58% 38% 2% 2% 2,547
Don't know 45% 41% 7% 7% 644

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

% of Catholics 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 = 4,011. 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% 56% 3% 1% 4,011
Oppose/strongly oppose 57% 38% 3% 2% 2,547
Don't know 48% 41% 6% 5% 644

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

% of Catholics 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 = 4,011. 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% 35% 4% 4,011
Oppose/strongly oppose 29% 68% 3% 2,547
Don't know 37% 46% 18% 644

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

% of Catholics who say homosexuality…

Views about same-sex marriage Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,011. 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 92% 5% 2% 1% 4,011
Oppose/strongly oppose 37% 55% 4% 4% 2,547
Don't know 50% 15% 15% 20% 644

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

% of Catholics 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 = 4,011. 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 32% 64% 2% 2% 4,011
Oppose/strongly oppose 50% 44% 2% 3% 2,547
Don't know 43% 40% 5% 11% 644

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

% of Catholics 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 = 4,011. 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% 32% 4% 22% 3% 4,011
Oppose/strongly oppose 19% 31% 4% 40% 6% 2,547
Don't know 20% 29% 9% 32% 11% 644