Views about homosexuality among Mainline Protestants

% of Mainline Protestants who say homosexuality…

Survey year Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,083. 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 66% 26% 5% 3% 6,083
2007 56% 34% 6% 5% 7,470

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among Mainline Protestants by views about homosexuality

% of Mainline Protestants who are ages…

Views about homosexuality 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 3,967. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Should be accepted 19% 31% 27% 23% 3,967
Should be discouraged 10% 24% 32% 34% 1,513
Neither/both equally 10% 30% 34% 27% 271
Don't know 5% 31% 26% 38% 195

Generational cohort among Mainline Protestants by views about homosexuality

% of Mainline Protestants who are…

Views about homosexuality Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 3,967. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Should be accepted 13% 12% 26% 34% 14% 1% 3,967
Should be discouraged 7% 7% 20% 40% 23% 4% 1,513
Neither/both equally 4% 10% 26% 41% 18% 1% 271
Don't know 4% 6% 26% 34% 23% 7% 195

Gender composition among Mainline Protestants by views about homosexuality

% of Mainline Protestants who are…

Views about homosexuality Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 4,042. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Should be accepted 40% 60% 4,042
Should be discouraged 57% 43% 1,553
Neither/both equally 50% 50% 280
Don't know 35% 65% 208

Racial and ethnic composition among Mainline Protestants by views about homosexuality

% of Mainline Protestants who identify as…

Views about homosexuality White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed 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.
Should be accepted 86% 3% 1% 5% 4% 4,000
Should be discouraged 86% 3% 1% 6% 3% 1,528
Neither/both equally 88% 2% 1% 7% 3% 272
Don't know 85% 2% 1% 4% 8% 195

Immigrant status among Mainline Protestants by views about homosexuality

% of Mainline Protestants who are…

Views about homosexuality Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 4,007. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Should be accepted 6% 8% 86% 4,007
Should be discouraged 8% 5% 88% 1,539
Neither/both equally 6% 8% 86% 274
Don't know 10% 6% 84% 199

Income distribution among Mainline Protestants by views about homosexuality

% of Mainline Protestants who have a household income of…

Views about homosexuality Less than $30,000 $30,000-$49,999 $50,000-$99,999 $100,000 or more Sample Size
Sample size = 3,546. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Should be accepted 26% 18% 29% 26% 3,546
Should be discouraged 34% 22% 27% 17% 1,306
Neither/both equally 26% 25% 29% 20% 213
Don't know 34% 28% 25% 13% 143

Educational distribution among Mainline Protestants by views about homosexuality

% of Mainline Protestants who have completed…

Views about homosexuality High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 4,021. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Should be accepted 31% 31% 22% 17% 4,021
Should be discouraged 50% 29% 14% 8% 1,543
Neither/both equally 37% 37% 18% 9% 277
Don't know 43% 33% 14% 11% 204

Marital status among Mainline Protestants by views about homosexuality

% of Mainline Protestants who are…

Views about homosexuality Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 4,027. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Should be accepted 53% 7% 12% 8% 20% 4,027
Should be discouraged 59% 3% 13% 12% 14% 1,543
Neither/both equally 60% 6% 10% 10% 15% 277
Don't know 54% 5% 16% 16% 9% 201

Parent of children under 18 among Mainline Protestants by views about homosexuality

% of Mainline Protestants who are…

Views about homosexuality Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 4,028. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Should be accepted 28% 72% 4,028
Should be discouraged 23% 77% 1,548
Neither/both equally 22% 78% 279
Don't know 23% 77% 207

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among Mainline Protestants by views about homosexuality

% of Mainline Protestants who say they…

Views about homosexuality Believe in God; absolutely certain Believe in God; fairly certain Believe in God; not too/not at all certain Believe in God; don't know Do not believe in God Other/don't know if they believe in God Sample Size
Sample size = 4,042. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Should be accepted 60% 30% 5% 1% 2% 2% 4,042
Should be discouraged 79% 16% 2% 1% 1% 1% 1,553
Neither/both equally 74% 17% 2% 5% 1% 1% 280
Don't know 71% 17% 5% 4% 1% 2% 208

Importance of religion in one's life among Mainline Protestants by views about homosexuality

% of Mainline Protestants who say religion is…

Views about homosexuality Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,042. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Should be accepted 46% 39% 12% 3% 1% 4,042
Should be discouraged 69% 24% 5% 1% 1% 1,553
Neither/both equally 61% 31% 6% 2% < 1% 280
Don't know 63% 25% 7% 2% 4% 208

Attendance at religious services among Mainline Protestants by views about homosexuality

% of Mainline Protestants who attend religious services…

Views about homosexuality At least once a week Once or twice a month/a few times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,042. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Should be accepted 28% 47% 26% < 1% 4,042
Should be discouraged 46% 35% 18% 1% 1,553
Neither/both equally 32% 39% 28% 1% 280
Don't know 35% 33% 30% 2% 208

Frequency of prayer among Mainline Protestants by views about homosexuality

% of Mainline Protestants who pray…

Views about homosexuality At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,042. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Should be accepted 49% 25% 8% 17% 1% 4,042
Should be discouraged 65% 20% 5% 9% 2% 1,553
Neither/both equally 56% 18% 5% 17% 3% 280
Don't know 64% 11% 6% 14% 5% 208

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among Mainline Protestants by views about homosexuality

% of Mainline Protestants who attend prayer group…

Views about homosexuality At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,042. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Should be accepted 15% 9% 10% 67% < 1% 4,042
Should be discouraged 30% 13% 9% 48% 1% 1,553
Neither/both equally 24% 11% 5% 59% 2% 280
Don't know 23% 7% 12% 53% 5% 208

Frequency of meditation among Mainline Protestants by views about homosexuality

% of Mainline Protestants who meditate…

Views about homosexuality At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,042. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Should be accepted 33% 10% 5% 51% 1% 4,042
Should be discouraged 42% 8% 4% 44% 3% 1,553
Neither/both equally 42% 7% 4% 46% 2% 280
Don't know 47% 8% 3% 35% 7% 208

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among Mainline Protestants by views about homosexuality

% of Mainline Protestants who feel a sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing…

Views about homosexuality At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,042. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Should be accepted 53% 19% 12% 14% 1% 4,042
Should be discouraged 61% 16% 8% 13% 2% 1,553
Neither/both equally 62% 16% 9% 9% 3% 280
Don't know 57% 14% 7% 15% 6% 208

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among Mainline Protestants by views about homosexuality

% of Mainline Protestants who feel a sense of wonder about the universe…

Views about homosexuality At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,042. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Should be accepted 44% 17% 15% 23% 1% 4,042
Should be discouraged 40% 16% 12% 29% 2% 1,553
Neither/both equally 42% 12% 14% 31% 1% 280
Don't know 45% 11% 12% 24% 8% 208

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among Mainline Protestants by views about homosexuality

% of Mainline Protestants who say they look to…most for guidance on right and wrong

Views about homosexuality Religion Philosophy/reason Common sense Science Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,042. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Should be accepted 22% 13% 55% 8% 2% 4,042
Should be discouraged 45% 5% 44% 4% 2% 1,553
Neither/both equally 38% 7% 44% 3% 7% 280
Don't know 33% 6% 52% 2% 7% 208

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among Mainline Protestants by views about homosexuality

% of Mainline Protestants who say…

Views about homosexuality There are clear standards for what is right and wrong Right or wrong depends on the situation Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,042. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Should be accepted 26% 72% 1% 1% 4,042
Should be discouraged 46% 52% 1% 1% 1,553
Neither/both equally 34% 57% 5% 3% 280
Don't know 37% 56% 1% 5% 208

Frequency of reading scripture among Mainline Protestants by views about homosexuality

% of Mainline Protestants who read scripture…

Views about homosexuality At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,042. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Should be accepted 23% 13% 13% 50% 1% 4,042
Should be discouraged 45% 14% 9% 32% 1% 1,553
Neither/both equally 36% 11% 11% 41% 1% 280
Don't know 44% 10% 11% 32% 3% 208

Interpreting scripture among Mainline Protestants by views about homosexuality

% of Mainline Protestants who say the holy scripture is…

Views about homosexuality Word of God; should be taken literally Word of God; not everything taken literally Word of God; other/don't know Not the word of God Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,042. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Should be accepted 15% 38% 2% 36% 10% 4,042
Should be discouraged 46% 31% 4% 11% 7% 1,553
Neither/both equally 30% 30% 7% 18% 16% 280
Don't know 25% 33% 9% 16% 17% 208

Belief in Heaven among Mainline Protestants by views about homosexuality

% of Mainline Protestants who …in heaven

Views about homosexuality Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,042. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Should be accepted 78% 14% 8% 4,042
Should be discouraged 86% 7% 7% 1,553
Neither/both equally 84% 8% 8% 280
Don't know 79% 14% 7% 208

Belief in Hell among Mainline Protestants by views about homosexuality

% of Mainline Protestants who …in hell

Views about homosexuality Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,042. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Should be accepted 54% 35% 10% 4,042
Should be discouraged 75% 16% 9% 1,553
Neither/both equally 63% 22% 15% 280
Don't know 53% 25% 22% 208

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among Mainline Protestants by views about homosexuality

% of Mainline Protestants who identify as…

Views about homosexuality Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 4,042. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Should be accepted 37% 15% 47% 4,042
Should be discouraged 60% 14% 25% 1,553
Neither/both equally 46% 24% 30% 280
Don't know 45% 31% 23% 208

Political ideology among Mainline Protestants by views about homosexuality

% of Mainline Protestants who are…

Views about homosexuality Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,042. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Should be accepted 27% 43% 25% 5% 4,042
Should be discouraged 61% 25% 9% 5% 1,553
Neither/both equally 47% 30% 13% 9% 280
Don't know 48% 31% 8% 13% 208

Views about size of government among Mainline Protestants by views about homosexuality

% of Mainline Protestants who would rather have…

Views about homosexuality Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,042. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Should be accepted 54% 39% 4% 4% 4,042
Should be discouraged 71% 24% 3% 2% 1,553
Neither/both equally 66% 18% 7% 9% 280
Don't know 53% 28% 4% 15% 208

Views about government aid to the poor among Mainline Protestants by views about homosexuality

% of Mainline Protestants who say government aid to the poor…

Views about homosexuality Does more harm than good Does more good than harm Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,042. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Should be accepted 42% 53% 3% 2% 4,042
Should be discouraged 62% 31% 4% 3% 1,553
Neither/both equally 53% 30% 15% 2% 280
Don't know 45% 39% 4% 12% 208

Views about abortion among Mainline Protestants by views about homosexuality

% of Mainline Protestants who say abortion should be…

Views about homosexuality Legal in all/most cases Illegal in all/most cases Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,042. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Should be accepted 72% 26% 3% 4,042
Should be discouraged 38% 57% 5% 1,553
Neither/both equally 40% 44% 16% 280
Don't know 46% 37% 17% 208

Views about same-sex marriage among Mainline Protestants by views about homosexuality

% of Mainline Protestants who …same-sex marriage

Views about homosexuality Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,042. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Should be accepted 80% 14% 6% 4,042
Should be discouraged 9% 87% 4% 1,553
Neither/both equally 22% 43% 36% 280
Don't know 19% 39% 42% 208

Views about environmental regulation among Mainline Protestants by views about homosexuality

% of Mainline Protestants who say…

Views about homosexuality Stricter environmental laws and regulations cost too many jobs and hurt the economy Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,042. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Should be accepted 31% 65% 2% 2% 4,042
Should be discouraged 56% 39% 2% 3% 1,553
Neither/both equally 42% 38% 14% 5% 280
Don't know 41% 44% 3% 12% 208

Views about human evolution among Mainline Protestants by views about homosexuality

% of Mainline Protestants who say humans…

Views about homosexuality Evolved; due to natural processes Evolved; due to God's design Evolved; don't know how Always existed in present form Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,042. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Should be accepted 35% 34% 6% 21% 4% 4,042
Should be discouraged 16% 26% 3% 50% 5% 1,553
Neither/both equally 15% 31% 6% 32% 16% 280
Don't know 14% 25% 9% 30% 22% 208