Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults who say homosexuality should be accepted

% of adults who say homosexuality should be accepted who say they look to…most for guidance on right and wrong

Survey year Religion Philosophy/reason Common sense Science Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 21,598. 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 20% 14% 52% 12% 2% 21,598
2007 15% 13% 62% 7% 3% 17,391

Learn More: Religion, Philosophy/reason, Common sense, Science

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults who say homosexuality should be accepted by religious group

% of adults who say homosexuality should be accepted who say they look to…most for guidance on right and wrong

Religious tradition Religion Philosophy/reason Common sense Science Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 235. 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.
Buddhist 6% 31% 42% 16% 5% 235
Catholic 24% 11% 52% 11% 2% 4,929
Evangelical Protestant 40% 9% 44% 5% 2% 2,912
Hindu 3% 23% 51% 22% 1% 126
Historically Black Protestant 36% 6% 50% 6% 2% 944
Jewish 10% 18% 52% 16% 4% 726
Mainline Protestant 22% 13% 55% 8% 2% 4,042
Mormon 49% 6% 35% 9% 2% 225
Muslim 27% 11% 35% 22% 4% 111
Orthodox Christian 19% 21% 48% 10% 3% 116
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 4% 19% 57% 18% 2% 6,338

Learn More: Religion, Philosophy/reason, Common sense, Science

DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults who say homosexuality should be accepted by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who say homosexuality should be accepted who are ages…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 4,202. 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.
Religion 20% 33% 29% 17% 4,202
Philosophy/reason 35% 34% 20% 11% 3,212
Common sense 27% 35% 24% 14% 10,726
Science 32% 37% 20% 11% 2,586
Don't know 20% 31% 29% 21% 539

Generational cohort among adults who say homosexuality should be accepted by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who say homosexuality should be accepted who are…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 4,202. 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.
Religion 13% 13% 27% 35% 11% 1% 4,202
Philosophy/reason 24% 19% 26% 24% 7% < 1% 3,212
Common sense 17% 17% 28% 29% 8% 1% 10,726
Science 21% 18% 30% 23% 7% 1% 2,586
Don't know 11% 15% 25% 34% 14% 2% 539

Gender composition among adults who say homosexuality should be accepted by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who say homosexuality should be accepted who are…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 4,258. 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.
Religion 34% 66% 4,258
Philosophy/reason 52% 48% 3,251
Common sense 46% 54% 10,893
Science 53% 47% 2,627
Don't know 48% 52% 569

Racial and ethnic composition among adults who say homosexuality should be accepted by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who say homosexuality should be accepted who identify as…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 4,216. 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.
Religion 58% 15% 2% 20% 4% 4,216
Philosophy/reason 69% 6% 6% 15% 4% 3,219
Common sense 70% 10% 4% 13% 4% 10,773
Science 63% 6% 7% 20% 4% 2,593
Don't know 70% 8% 3% 15% 4% 546

Immigrant status among adults who say homosexuality should be accepted by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who say homosexuality should be accepted who are…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 4,205. 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.
Religion 17% 9% 73% 4,205
Philosophy/reason 15% 15% 71% 3,224
Common sense 12% 11% 77% 10,777
Science 24% 13% 63% 2,596
Don't know 14% 11% 75% 556

Income distribution among adults who say homosexuality should be accepted by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who say homosexuality should be accepted who have a household income of…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Less than $30,000 $30,000-$49,999 $50,000-$99,999 $100,000 or more Sample Size
Sample size = 3,775. 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.
Religion 38% 20% 25% 17% 3,775
Philosophy/reason 28% 18% 27% 26% 2,942
Common sense 33% 20% 27% 20% 9,685
Science 30% 18% 26% 26% 2,357
Don't know 31% 22% 27% 20% 434

Educational distribution among adults who say homosexuality should be accepted by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who say homosexuality should be accepted who have completed…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 4,243. 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.
Religion 42% 32% 15% 11% 4,243
Philosophy/reason 26% 32% 24% 17% 3,241
Common sense 39% 33% 17% 10% 10,852
Science 31% 26% 24% 19% 2,609
Don't know 28% 32% 23% 18% 561

Marital status among adults who say homosexuality should be accepted by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who say homosexuality should be accepted who are…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 4,248. 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.
Religion 48% 7% 15% 7% 24% 4,248
Philosophy/reason 39% 10% 12% 3% 36% 3,242
Common sense 44% 10% 12% 5% 28% 10,858
Science 44% 10% 10% 3% 34% 2,611
Don't know 47% 6% 14% 8% 25% 556

Parent of children under 18 among adults who say homosexuality should be accepted by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who say homosexuality should be accepted who are…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 4,244. 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.
Religion 31% 69% 4,244
Philosophy/reason 24% 76% 3,243
Common sense 29% 71% 10,864
Science 29% 71% 2,620
Don't know 23% 77% 561

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among adults who say homosexuality should be accepted by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who say homosexuality should be accepted who say they…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong 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 = 4,258. 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.
Religion 83% 14% 1% < 1% 1% < 1% 4,258
Philosophy/reason 37% 27% 11% 1% 20% 4% 3,251
Common sense 48% 28% 8% 1% 13% 3% 10,893
Science 27% 26% 10% 1% 32% 4% 2,627
Don't know 57% 20% 5% 3% 8% 7% 569

Importance of religion in one's life among adults who say homosexuality should be accepted by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who say homosexuality should be accepted who say religion is…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,258. 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.
Religion 81% 16% 2% 1% < 1% 4,258
Philosophy/reason 26% 32% 21% 21% 1% 3,251
Common sense 31% 36% 17% 16% 1% 10,893
Science 22% 27% 19% 31% < 1% 2,627
Don't know 51% 23% 9% 12% 5% 569

Attendance at religious services among adults who say homosexuality should be accepted by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who say homosexuality should be accepted who attend religious services…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong At least once a week Once or twice a month/a few times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,258. 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.
Religion 53% 34% 13% 1% 4,258
Philosophy/reason 15% 39% 46% < 1% 3,251
Common sense 17% 40% 43% < 1% 10,893
Science 12% 35% 52% < 1% 2,627
Don't know 27% 35% 34% 4% 569

Frequency of prayer among adults who say homosexuality should be accepted by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who say homosexuality should be accepted who pray…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,258. 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.
Religion 76% 16% 3% 5% < 1% 4,258
Philosophy/reason 32% 19% 8% 41% 1% 3,251
Common sense 39% 19% 8% 34% 1% 10,893
Science 25% 15% 7% 53% < 1% 2,627
Don't know 53% 14% 6% 24% 3% 569

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among adults who say homosexuality should be accepted by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who say homosexuality should be accepted who attend prayer group…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,258. 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.
Religion 33% 14% 11% 42% < 1% 4,258
Philosophy/reason 8% 7% 8% 77% < 1% 3,251
Common sense 9% 7% 7% 77% < 1% 10,893
Science 7% 6% 6% 80% < 1% 2,627
Don't know 17% 9% 8% 64% 2% 569

Frequency of meditation among adults who say homosexuality should be accepted by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who say homosexuality should be accepted who meditate…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,258. 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.
Religion 47% 9% 4% 40% 1% 4,258
Philosophy/reason 38% 12% 5% 44% < 1% 3,251
Common sense 30% 9% 5% 55% 1% 10,893
Science 28% 10% 6% 56% 1% 2,627
Don't know 47% 8% 4% 37% 4% 569

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among adults who say homosexuality should be accepted by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who say homosexuality should be accepted who feel a sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,258. 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.
Religion 73% 13% 7% 7% 1% 4,258
Philosophy/reason 48% 20% 11% 19% 1% 3,251
Common sense 46% 18% 13% 22% 1% 10,893
Science 42% 17% 13% 27% 2% 2,627
Don't know 65% 12% 5% 13% 5% 569

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among adults who say homosexuality should be accepted by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who say homosexuality should be accepted who feel a sense of wonder about the universe…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,258. 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.
Religion 46% 17% 12% 23% 1% 4,258
Philosophy/reason 57% 17% 12% 15% < 1% 3,251
Common sense 40% 17% 15% 27% 1% 10,893
Science 48% 17% 14% 20% 1% 2,627
Don't know 56% 11% 10% 17% 6% 569

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults who say homosexuality should be accepted by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who say homosexuality should be accepted who say…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong 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 = 4,258. 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.
Religion 36% 62% 1% 1% 4,258
Philosophy/reason 21% 77% 2% 1% 3,251
Common sense 22% 76% 1% 1% 10,893
Science 20% 79% 1% 1% 2,627
Don't know 22% 69% 6% 3% 569

Frequency of reading scripture among adults who say homosexuality should be accepted by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who say homosexuality should be accepted who read scripture…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,258. 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.
Religion 50% 14% 9% 27% < 1% 4,258
Philosophy/reason 15% 10% 10% 64% < 1% 3,251
Common sense 16% 10% 9% 65% 1% 10,893
Science 10% 8% 8% 73% 1% 2,627
Don't know 26% 11% 9% 51% 3% 569

Interpreting scripture among adults who say homosexuality should be accepted by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who say homosexuality should be accepted who say the holy scripture is…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong 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 = 4,258. 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.
Religion 42% 39% 3% 11% 5% 4,258
Philosophy/reason 8% 20% 1% 64% 7% 3,251
Common sense 14% 27% 1% 50% 8% 10,893
Science 11% 15% 1% 67% 6% 2,627
Don't know 13% 19% 8% 38% 22% 569

Belief in Heaven among adults who say homosexuality should be accepted by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who say homosexuality should be accepted who …in heaven

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,258. 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.
Religion 89% 6% 4% 4,258
Philosophy/reason 49% 42% 9% 3,251
Common sense 64% 28% 7% 10,893
Science 45% 48% 6% 2,627
Don't know 58% 24% 18% 569

Belief in Hell among adults who say homosexuality should be accepted by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who say homosexuality should be accepted who …in hell

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,258. 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.
Religion 73% 20% 7% 4,258
Philosophy/reason 33% 60% 8% 3,251
Common sense 46% 46% 8% 10,893
Science 31% 63% 6% 2,627
Don't know 40% 37% 22% 569

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults who say homosexuality should be accepted by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who say homosexuality should be accepted who identify as…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 4,258. 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.
Religion 37% 17% 46% 4,258
Philosophy/reason 25% 15% 60% 3,251
Common sense 30% 18% 52% 10,893
Science 19% 17% 64% 2,627
Don't know 19% 29% 52% 569

Political ideology among adults who say homosexuality should be accepted by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who say homosexuality should be accepted who are…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,258. 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.
Religion 38% 36% 20% 6% 4,258
Philosophy/reason 16% 38% 43% 3% 3,251
Common sense 23% 41% 30% 6% 10,893
Science 17% 35% 44% 4% 2,627
Don't know 20% 36% 30% 14% 569

Views about size of government among adults who say homosexuality should be accepted by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who say homosexuality should be accepted who would rather have…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,258. 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.
Religion 45% 50% 3% 2% 4,258
Philosophy/reason 43% 50% 3% 3% 3,251
Common sense 49% 45% 3% 3% 10,893
Science 37% 57% 3% 3% 2,627
Don't know 34% 38% 12% 15% 569

Views about government aid to the poor among adults who say homosexuality should be accepted by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who say homosexuality should be accepted who say government aid to the poor…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Does more harm than good Does more good than harm Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,258. 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.
Religion 42% 53% 3% 1% 4,258
Philosophy/reason 29% 66% 3% 1% 3,251
Common sense 41% 54% 3% 1% 10,893
Science 30% 66% 2% 1% 2,627
Don't know 25% 55% 14% 6% 569

Views about abortion among adults who say homosexuality should be accepted by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who say homosexuality should be accepted who say abortion should be…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Legal in all/most cases Illegal in all/most cases Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,258. 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.
Religion 48% 49% 3% 4,258
Philosophy/reason 75% 22% 2% 3,251
Common sense 72% 25% 3% 10,893
Science 76% 21% 3% 2,627
Don't know 66% 23% 11% 569

Views about same-sex marriage among adults who say homosexuality should be accepted by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who say homosexuality should be accepted who …same-sex marriage

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,258. 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.
Religion 64% 29% 7% 4,258
Philosophy/reason 89% 8% 3% 3,251
Common sense 82% 13% 5% 10,893
Science 87% 10% 3% 2,627
Don't know 77% 10% 13% 569

Views about environmental regulation among adults who say homosexuality should be accepted by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who say homosexuality should be accepted who say…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong 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 = 4,258. 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.
Religion 38% 58% 2% 3% 4,258
Philosophy/reason 22% 74% 2% 2% 3,251
Common sense 31% 65% 2% 2% 10,893
Science 23% 74% 1% 2% 2,627
Don't know 20% 64% 8% 8% 569

Views about human evolution among adults who say homosexuality should be accepted by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who say homosexuality should be accepted who say humans…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong 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 = 4,258. 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.
Religion 16% 37% 3% 40% 4% 4,258
Philosophy/reason 59% 23% 4% 12% 2% 3,251
Common sense 47% 26% 4% 21% 3% 10,893
Science 69% 15% 3% 12% 1% 2,627
Don't know 31% 22% 21% 14% 12% 569