Views about same-sex marriage among Mainline Protestants

% of Mainline Protestants who …same-sex marriage

Survey year Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose 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 57% 35% 8% 6,083

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among Mainline Protestants by views about same-sex marriage

% of Mainline Protestants who are ages…

Views about same-sex marriage 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 3,400. 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% 32% 27% 21% 3,400
Oppose/strongly oppose 10% 25% 32% 34% 2,055
Don't know 10% 29% 28% 33% 491

Generational cohort among Mainline Protestants by views about same-sex marriage

% of Mainline Protestants who are…

Views about same-sex marriage Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 3,400. 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% 12% 27% 33% 13% 1% 3,400
Oppose/strongly oppose 6% 7% 21% 40% 22% 4% 2,055
Don't know 6% 7% 27% 35% 23% 3% 491

Gender composition among Mainline Protestants by views about same-sex marriage

% of Mainline Protestants who are…

Views about same-sex marriage Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 3,464. 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 40% 60% 3,464
Oppose/strongly oppose 53% 47% 2,103
Don't know 42% 58% 516

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

% of Mainline Protestants who identify as…

Views about same-sex marriage White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 3,435. 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 86% 3% 1% 5% 4% 3,435
Oppose/strongly oppose 87% 3% 2% 6% 3% 2,069
Don't know 85% 2% 1% 7% 5% 491

Immigrant status among Mainline Protestants by views about same-sex marriage

% of Mainline Protestants who are…

Views about same-sex marriage Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 3,435. 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 6% 8% 86% 3,435
Oppose/strongly oppose 8% 5% 88% 2,083
Don't know 9% 6% 85% 501

Income distribution among Mainline Protestants by views about same-sex marriage

% of Mainline Protestants 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 = 3,042. 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.
Strongly favor/favor 26% 18% 29% 27% 3,042
Oppose/strongly oppose 31% 22% 28% 18% 1,778
Don't know 35% 23% 22% 20% 388

Educational distribution among Mainline Protestants by views about same-sex marriage

% of Mainline Protestants who have completed…

Views about same-sex marriage High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 3,447. 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 29% 31% 22% 18% 3,447
Oppose/strongly oppose 47% 29% 15% 8% 2,090
Don't know 44% 31% 17% 8% 508

Marital status among Mainline Protestants by views about same-sex marriage

% of Mainline Protestants who are…

Views about same-sex marriage Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 3,451. 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% 7% 12% 7% 21% 3,451
Oppose/strongly oppose 60% 3% 12% 12% 13% 2,093
Don't know 52% 4% 15% 15% 15% 504

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

% of Mainline Protestants who are…

Views about same-sex marriage Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 3,452. 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% 72% 3,452
Oppose/strongly oppose 23% 77% 2,096
Don't know 22% 78% 514

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among Mainline Protestants by views about same-sex marriage

% of Mainline Protestants 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 = 3,464. 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% 31% 6% 1% 2% 2% 3,464
Oppose/strongly oppose 78% 18% 2% 1% 1% 1% 2,103
Don't know 67% 23% 2% 4% 2% 2% 516

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

% of Mainline Protestants 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 = 3,464. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Strongly favor/favor 44% 39% 13% 3% < 1% 3,464
Oppose/strongly oppose 66% 27% 5% 1% 1% 2,103
Don't know 61% 29% 6% 2% 2% 516

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

% of Mainline Protestants 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 = 3,464. 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% 47% 26% < 1% 3,464
Oppose/strongly oppose 43% 36% 20% 1% 2,103
Don't know 33% 39% 26% 2% 516

Frequency of prayer among Mainline Protestants by views about same-sex marriage

% of Mainline Protestants who pray…

Views about same-sex marriage At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,464. 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% 25% 8% 18% 1% 3,464
Oppose/strongly oppose 62% 20% 6% 10% 2% 2,103
Don't know 61% 16% 5% 14% 4% 516

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

% of Mainline Protestants 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 = 3,464. 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% 9% 10% 67% < 1% 3,464
Oppose/strongly oppose 27% 11% 10% 51% < 1% 2,103
Don't know 24% 8% 7% 58% 4% 516

Frequency of meditation among Mainline Protestants by views about same-sex marriage

% of Mainline Protestants 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 = 3,464. 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% 10% 5% 51% 1% 3,464
Oppose/strongly oppose 40% 9% 5% 45% 2% 2,103
Don't know 40% 7% 3% 44% 6% 516

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

% of Mainline Protestants 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 = 3,464. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Strongly favor/favor 53% 20% 12% 14% 1% 3,464
Oppose/strongly oppose 61% 16% 9% 13% 2% 2,103
Don't know 55% 15% 11% 13% 5% 516

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

% of Mainline Protestants 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 = 3,464. 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% 17% 15% 22% 1% 3,464
Oppose/strongly oppose 40% 17% 13% 28% 2% 2,103
Don't know 42% 12% 12% 30% 4% 516

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

% of Mainline Protestants 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 = 3,464. 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% 14% 56% 8% 2% 3,464
Oppose/strongly oppose 44% 6% 44% 3% 2% 2,103
Don't know 29% 6% 53% 6% 6% 516

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

% of Mainline Protestants 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 = 3,464. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Strongly favor/favor 24% 74% 1% 1% 3,464
Oppose/strongly oppose 45% 53% 1% 1% 2,103
Don't know 36% 57% 4% 3% 516

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

% of Mainline Protestants 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 = 3,464. 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% 13% 13% 50% 1% 3,464
Oppose/strongly oppose 42% 13% 9% 34% 1% 2,103
Don't know 35% 13% 9% 40% 2% 516

Interpreting scripture among Mainline Protestants by views about same-sex marriage

% of Mainline Protestants 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 = 3,464. 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% 37% 1% 39% 10% 3,464
Oppose/strongly oppose 42% 34% 4% 13% 7% 2,103
Don't know 26% 32% 6% 19% 17% 516

Belief in Heaven among Mainline Protestants by views about same-sex marriage

% of Mainline Protestants who …in heaven

Views about same-sex marriage Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,464. 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 76% 16% 9% 3,464
Oppose/strongly oppose 86% 7% 7% 2,103
Don't know 82% 8% 11% 516

Belief in Hell among Mainline Protestants by views about same-sex marriage

% of Mainline Protestants who …in hell

Views about same-sex marriage Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,464. 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% 38% 10% 3,464
Oppose/strongly oppose 73% 17% 10% 2,103
Don't know 60% 22% 18% 516

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among Mainline Protestants by views about same-sex marriage

% of Mainline Protestants who identify as…

Views about same-sex marriage Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 3,464. 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% 15% 52% 3,464
Oppose/strongly oppose 62% 15% 24% 2,103
Don't know 44% 27% 29% 516

Political ideology among Mainline Protestants by views about same-sex marriage

% of Mainline Protestants who are…

Views about same-sex marriage Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,464. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Strongly favor/favor 24% 43% 29% 4% 3,464
Oppose/strongly oppose 58% 29% 8% 6% 2,103
Don't know 38% 37% 11% 14% 516

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

% of Mainline Protestants 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 = 3,464. 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 51% 42% 4% 4% 3,464
Oppose/strongly oppose 72% 22% 3% 3% 2,103
Don't know 60% 24% 8% 7% 516

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

% of Mainline Protestants 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 = 3,464. 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% 57% 3% 2% 3,464
Oppose/strongly oppose 63% 31% 3% 2% 2,103
Don't know 52% 33% 9% 6% 516

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

% of Mainline Protestants 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 = 3,464. 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 75% 23% 2% 3,464
Oppose/strongly oppose 39% 57% 4% 2,103
Don't know 49% 31% 20% 516

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

% of Mainline Protestants who say homosexuality…

Views about same-sex marriage Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,464. 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% 2% 1% 3,464
Oppose/strongly oppose 26% 64% 6% 4% 2,103
Don't know 49% 13% 21% 17% 516

Views about environmental regulation among Mainline Protestants by views about same-sex marriage

% of Mainline Protestants 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 = 3,464. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Strongly favor/favor 28% 68% 2% 2% 3,464
Oppose/strongly oppose 55% 39% 3% 3% 2,103
Don't know 41% 45% 8% 6% 516

Views about human evolution among Mainline Protestants by views about same-sex marriage

% of Mainline Protestants 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 = 3,464. 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% 34% 6% 20% 3% 3,464
Oppose/strongly oppose 16% 28% 4% 46% 6% 2,103
Don't know 20% 29% 7% 31% 12% 516