Views about homosexuality among adults in California

% of adults in California who say homosexuality…

Survey year Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,697. 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 69% 24% 4% 3% 3,697
2007 59% 30% 5% 6% 3,574

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Views about homosexuality among adults in California by religious group

% of adults in California who say homosexuality…

Religious tradition Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 0. 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.
Catholic 73% 20% 3% 3% 878
Evangelical Protestant 40% 49% 5% 5% 718
Jewish 92% 4% 4% < 1% 125
Mainline Protestant 72% 21% 4% 3% 452
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 87% 8% 2% 3% 1,042

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults in California by views about homosexuality

% of adults in California who are ages…

Views about homosexuality 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 2,520. 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% 35% 23% 13% 2,520
Should be discouraged 16% 36% 28% 20% 843
Neither/both equally 11% 41% 30% 17% 135
Don't know 14% 39% 23% 25% 110

Generational cohort among adults in California by views about homosexuality

% of adults in California who are…

Views about homosexuality Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 2,520. 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 18% 17% 28% 27% 9% 1% 2,520
Should be discouraged 10% 12% 30% 32% 15% 1% 843
Neither/both equally 5% 13% 35% 35% 12% 1% 135
Don't know 11% 13% 29% 29% 15% 3% 110

Gender composition among adults in California by views about homosexuality

% of adults in California who are…

Views about homosexuality Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 2,580. 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 47% 53% 2,580
Should be discouraged 54% 46% 865
Neither/both equally 55% 45% 138
Don't know 46% 54% 114

Racial and ethnic composition among adults in California by views about homosexuality

% of adults in California who identify as…

Views about homosexuality White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 2,545. 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% 5% 14% 33% 3% 2,545
Should be discouraged 38% 9% 12% 37% 4% 848
Neither/both equally 40% 10% 6% 41% 3% 135
Don't know 43% 2% 12% 39% 4% 104

Immigrant status among adults in California by views about homosexuality

% of adults in California who are…

Views about homosexuality Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 2,553. 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 30% 20% 50% 2,553
Should be discouraged 40% 12% 49% 845
Neither/both equally 32% 18% 50% 136
Don't know 38% 10% 52% 107

Income distribution among adults in California by views about homosexuality

% of adults in California 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 = 2,258. 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.
Should be accepted 34% 18% 24% 25% 2,258
Should be discouraged 41% 19% 22% 18% 722
Neither/both equally 35% 28% 16% 21% 118

Educational distribution among adults in California by views about homosexuality

% of adults in California who have completed…

Views about homosexuality High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 2,560. 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 36% 33% 19% 12% 2,560
Should be discouraged 46% 31% 14% 9% 856
Neither/both equally 37% 40% 12% 10% 136
Don't know 55% 31% 7% 7% 111

Marital status among adults in California by views about homosexuality

% of adults in California who are…

Views about homosexuality Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 2,561. 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% 11% 12% 4% 31% 2,561
Should be discouraged 54% 6% 14% 7% 18% 859
Neither/both equally 48% 10% 12% 11% 19% 138
Don't know 45% 6% 12% 7% 30% 113

Parent of children under 18 among adults in California by views about homosexuality

% of adults in California who are…

Views about homosexuality Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 2,569. 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% 2,569
Should be discouraged 34% 66% 861
Neither/both equally 29% 71% 138
Don't know 25% 75% 113

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among adults in California by views about homosexuality

% of adults in California 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 = 2,580. 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 45% 26% 9% 1% 16% 2% 2,580
Should be discouraged 77% 14% 3% 2% 2% 1% 865
Neither/both equally 66% 19% 4% 3% 5% 3% 138
Don't know 62% 21% 9% < 1% 5% 3% 114

Importance of religion in one's life among adults in California by views about homosexuality

% of adults in California 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 = 2,580. 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 36% 29% 16% 18% 1% 2,580
Should be discouraged 74% 18% 4% 4% < 1% 865
Neither/both equally 54% 28% 6% 11% 3% 138
Don't know 56% 17% 16% 6% 6% 114

Attendance at religious services among adults in California by views about homosexuality

% of adults in California 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 = 2,580. 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 21% 38% 41% < 1% 2,580
Should be discouraged 58% 27% 15% < 1% 865
Neither/both equally 35% 37% 27% 1% 138
Don't know 39% 24% 36% 1% 114

Frequency of prayer among adults in California by views about homosexuality

% of adults in California who pray…

Views about homosexuality At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,580. 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 43% 14% 8% 35% 1% 2,580
Should be discouraged 75% 12% 4% 9% 1% 865
Neither/both equally 55% 16% 6% 22% < 1% 138
Don't know 56% 17% 2% 20% 4% 114

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

% of adults in California 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 = 2,580. 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% 9% 7% 70% < 1% 2,580
Should be discouraged 45% 11% 9% 35% < 1% 865
Neither/both equally 25% 8% 12% 54% < 1% 138
Don't know 17% 13% 14% 55% 2% 114

Frequency of meditation among adults in California by views about homosexuality

% of adults in California 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 = 2,580. 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 36% 10% 5% 48% 1% 2,580
Should be discouraged 54% 6% 4% 33% 3% 865
Neither/both equally 40% 12% 6% 40% 3% 138
Don't know 49% 12% 1% 34% 6% 114

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among adults in California by views about homosexuality

% of adults in California 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 = 2,580. 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 52% 17% 12% 18% 1% 2,580
Should be discouraged 71% 11% 6% 10% 2% 865
Neither/both equally 62% 9% 8% 19% 2% 138
Don't know 56% 13% 8% 21% 1% 114

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among adults in California by views about homosexuality

% of adults in California 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 = 2,580. 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% 16% 15% 22% 1% 2,580
Should be discouraged 53% 14% 11% 21% 2% 865
Neither/both equally 44% 10% 18% 25% 3% 138
Don't know 40% 19% 16% 24% 2% 114

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults in California by views about homosexuality

% of adults in California 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 = 2,580. 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 18% 17% 48% 14% 2% 2,580
Should be discouraged 56% 6% 30% 6% 3% 865
Neither/both equally 39% 9% 44% 4% 4% 138
Don't know 35% 8% 39% 11% 8% 114

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults in California by views about homosexuality

% of adults in California 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 = 2,580. 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 24% 74% 1% 1% 2,580
Should be discouraged 44% 52% 2% 3% 865
Neither/both equally 28% 65% 6% < 1% 138
Don't know 28% 66% 3% 3% 114

Frequency of reading scripture among adults in California by views about homosexuality

% of adults in California 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 = 2,580. 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 20% 10% 9% 61% 1% 2,580
Should be discouraged 58% 8% 8% 24% 1% 865
Neither/both equally 39% 10% 9% 42% < 1% 138
Don't know 34% 16% 8% 40% 1% 114

Interpreting scripture among adults in California by views about homosexuality

% of adults in California 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 = 2,580. 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 17% 22% 2% 52% 8% 2,580
Should be discouraged 50% 27% 2% 15% 6% 865
Neither/both equally 32% 26% 3% 21% 18% 138
Don't know 37% 17% 7% 24% 15% 114

Belief in Heaven among adults in California by views about homosexuality

% of adults in California who …in heaven

Views about homosexuality Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,580. 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 59% 34% 7% 2,580
Should be discouraged 81% 14% 5% 865
Neither/both equally 73% 14% 13% 138
Don't know 61% 19% 19% 114

Belief in Hell among adults in California by views about homosexuality

% of adults in California who …in hell

Views about homosexuality Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,580. 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% 49% 7% 2,580
Should be discouraged 69% 23% 8% 865
Neither/both equally 54% 30% 15% 138
Don't know 55% 25% 20% 114

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults in California by views about homosexuality

% of adults in California who identify as…

Views about homosexuality Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 2,580. 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 25% 19% 57% 2,580
Should be discouraged 43% 23% 34% 865
Neither/both equally 36% 29% 35% 138
Don't know 39% 32% 30% 114

Political ideology among adults in California by views about homosexuality

% of adults in California who are…

Views about homosexuality Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,580. 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% 37% 36% 4% 2,580
Should be discouraged 51% 27% 15% 7% 865
Neither/both equally 38% 35% 16% 11% 138
Don't know 42% 23% 13% 22% 114

Views about size of government among adults in California by views about homosexuality

% of adults in California who would rather have…

Views about homosexuality Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,580. 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% 52% 4% 3% 2,580
Should be discouraged 49% 45% 3% 2% 865
Neither/both equally 55% 32% 5% 8% 138
Don't know 45% 43% 3% 9% 114

Views about government aid to the poor among adults in California by views about homosexuality

% of adults in California 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 = 2,580. 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% 62% 4% 2% 2,580
Should be discouraged 50% 44% 3% 3% 865
Neither/both equally 51% 37% 9% 2% 138
Don't know 41% 41% 6% 12% 114

Views about abortion among adults in California by views about homosexuality

% of adults in California 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 = 2,580. 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 71% 26% 4% 2,580
Should be discouraged 26% 69% 5% 865
Neither/both equally 38% 53% 8% 138
Don't know 35% 51% 14% 114

Views about same-sex marriage among adults in California by views about homosexuality

% of adults in California who …same-sex marriage

Views about homosexuality Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,580. 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 83% 13% 4% 2,580
Should be discouraged 13% 83% 4% 865
Neither/both equally 24% 39% 38% 138
Don't know 22% 44% 34% 114

Views about environmental regulation among adults in California by views about homosexuality

% of adults in California 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 = 2,580. 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 29% 67% 2% 3% 2,580
Should be discouraged 47% 46% 3% 4% 865
Neither/both equally 42% 40% 9% 9% 138
Don't know 40% 39% 8% 13% 114

Views about human evolution among adults in California by views about homosexuality

% of adults in California 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 = 2,580. 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 51% 22% 4% 20% 3% 2,580
Should be discouraged 16% 22% 2% 53% 6% 865
Neither/both equally 24% 22% 8% 35% 11% 138
Don't know 18% 23% 10% 34% 15% 114