Views about homosexuality among adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing

% of adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing who say homosexuality…

Survey year Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,262. 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 74% 20% 3% 3% 5,262
2007 61% 29% 5% 5% 5,886

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Views about homosexuality among adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing by religious group

% of adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing 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 72% 22% 3% 3% 963
Evangelical Protestant 49% 43% 5% 3% 511
Historically Black Protestant 55% 35% 5% 5% 136
Jewish 87% 10% 2% 1% 235
Mainline Protestant 68% 25% 3% 4% 778
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 81% 13% 3% 2% 2,348

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing by views about homosexuality

% of adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing who are ages…

Views about homosexuality 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 3,867. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Should be accepted 31% 34% 21% 14% 3,867
Should be discouraged 13% 32% 30% 25% 1,016
Neither/both equally 18% 39% 23% 20% 148
Don't know 19% 29% 30% 23% 143

Generational cohort among adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing by views about homosexuality

% of adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing who are…

Views about homosexuality Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 3,867. 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% 18% 27% 26% 9% 1% 3,867
Should be discouraged 7% 11% 26% 36% 17% 2% 1,016
Neither/both equally 7% 20% 31% 28% 12% 3% 148
Don't know 9% 13% 25% 33% 15% 4% 143

Gender composition among adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing by views about homosexuality

% of adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing who are…

Views about homosexuality Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 3,918. 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% 41% 3,918
Should be discouraged 73% 27% 1,042
Neither/both equally 71% 29% 152
Don't know 62% 38% 150

Racial and ethnic composition among adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing by views about homosexuality

% of adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing who identify as…

Views about homosexuality White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 3,884. 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 74% 6% 5% 13% 3% 3,884
Should be discouraged 68% 12% 4% 12% 5% 1,026
Neither/both equally 71% 7% 3% 15% 4% 148
Don't know 68% 9% 8% 10% 5% 141

Immigrant status among adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing by views about homosexuality

% of adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing who are…

Views about homosexuality Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 3,863. 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 12% 13% 74% 3,863
Should be discouraged 12% 9% 79% 1,022
Neither/both equally 13% 10% 78% 145
Don't know 14% 13% 73% 145

Income distribution among adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing by views about homosexuality

% of adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing who have a household income of…

Views about homosexuality Less than $30,000 $30,000-$49,999 $50,000-$99,999 $100,000 or more Sample Size
Sample size = 3,470. 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% 19% 27% 21% 3,470
Should be discouraged 45% 22% 21% 13% 899
Neither/both equally 38% 28% 20% 13% 128
Don't know 53% 17% 22% 8% 114

Educational distribution among adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing by views about homosexuality

% of adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing who have completed…

Views about homosexuality High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 3,901. 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 41% 31% 17% 11% 3,901
Should be discouraged 64% 23% 7% 5% 1,033
Neither/both equally 53% 35% 6% 6% 151
Don't know 56% 30% 11% 4% 149

Marital status among adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing by views about homosexuality

% of adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing who are…

Views about homosexuality Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 3,898. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Should be accepted 40% 10% 12% 4% 34% 3,898
Should be discouraged 44% 8% 15% 10% 23% 1,033
Neither/both equally 38% 10% 18% 7% 26% 151
Don't know 43% 3% 19% 11% 24% 146

Parent of children under 18 among adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing by views about homosexuality

% of adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing who are…

Views about homosexuality Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 3,901. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Should be accepted 26% 74% 3,901
Should be discouraged 22% 78% 1,038
Neither/both equally 26% 74% 152
Don't know 24% 76% 149

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing by views about homosexuality

% of adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing 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 = 3,918. 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% 27% 13% 1% 31% 5% 3,918
Should be discouraged 49% 26% 10% 1% 11% 3% 1,042
Neither/both equally 39% 27% 8% 2% 19% 5% 152
Don't know 38% 24% 15% 3% 13% 7% 150

Importance of religion in one's life among adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing by views about homosexuality

% of adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing 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 = 3,918. 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 14% 29% 25% 31% < 1% 3,918
Should be discouraged 33% 36% 17% 13% 1% 1,042
Neither/both equally 25% 36% 15% 23% 2% 152
Don't know 25% 29% 24% 20% 3% 150

Attendance at religious services among adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing by views about homosexuality

% of adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing 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 = 3,918. 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 8% 28% 64% < 1% 3,918
Should be discouraged 19% 34% 47% < 1% 1,042
Neither/both equally 12% 27% 61% < 1% 152
Don't know 9% 36% 52% 3% 150

Frequency of prayer among adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing by views about homosexuality

% of adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing who pray…

Views about homosexuality At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,918. 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 16% 12% 8% 64% 1% 3,918
Should be discouraged 32% 17% 11% 39% 1% 1,042
Neither/both equally 25% 14% 7% 53% 1% 152
Don't know 29% 12% 7% 50% 2% 150

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing by views about homosexuality

% of adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing 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 = 3,918. 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 4% 2% 3% 91% < 1% 3,918
Should be discouraged 10% 5% 7% 78% < 1% 1,042
Neither/both equally 7% 1% 2% 90% < 1% 152
Don't know 6% 3% 7% 82% 1% 150

Frequency of meditation among adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing by views about homosexuality

% of adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing 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 = 3,918. 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 14% 6% 4% 76% 1% 3,918
Should be discouraged 19% 5% 3% 71% 3% 1,042
Neither/both equally 20% 4% 2% 72% 1% 152
Don't know 18% 7% 3% 69% 3% 150

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing by views about homosexuality

% of adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing 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 = 3,918. 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% 14% 14% 43% 1% 3,918
Should be discouraged 22% 10% 13% 53% 1% 1,042
Neither/both equally 26% 8% 22% 42% 2% 152
Don't know 26% 10% 8% 52% 5% 150

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing by views about homosexuality

% of adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing 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 = 3,918. 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 7% 14% 61% 17% 1% 3,918
Should be discouraged 23% 7% 58% 10% 2% 1,042
Neither/both equally 15% 13% 62% 5% 5% 152
Don't know 15% 5% 63% 11% 6% 150

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing by views about homosexuality

% of adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing 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 = 3,918. 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% 78% 1% 1% 3,918
Should be discouraged 31% 67% 1% 1% 1,042
Neither/both equally 21% 72% 6% 1% 152
Don't know 22% 66% 6% 6% 150

Frequency of reading scripture among adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing by views about homosexuality

% of adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing 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 = 3,918. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Should be accepted 6% 5% 5% 84% < 1% 3,918
Should be discouraged 13% 7% 7% 71% 1% 1,042
Neither/both equally 8% < 1% 8% 84% < 1% 152
Don't know 9% 5% 8% 76% 2% 150

Interpreting scripture among adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing by views about homosexuality

% of adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing 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 = 3,918. 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 9% 18% 1% 66% 6% 3,918
Should be discouraged 31% 24% 1% 34% 9% 1,042
Neither/both equally 13% 23% 5% 41% 18% 152
Don't know 23% 13% 2% 42% 21% 150

Belief in Heaven among adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing by views about homosexuality

% of adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing who …in heaven

Views about homosexuality Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,918. 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% 46% 8% 3,918
Should be discouraged 69% 23% 8% 1,042
Neither/both equally 55% 33% 12% 152
Don't know 53% 28% 19% 150

Belief in Hell among adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing by views about homosexuality

% of adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing who …in hell

Views about homosexuality Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,918. 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% 58% 8% 3,918
Should be discouraged 59% 32% 9% 1,042
Neither/both equally 40% 47% 13% 152
Don't know 41% 43% 16% 150

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing by views about homosexuality

% of adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing who identify as…

Views about homosexuality Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 3,918. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Should be accepted 27% 20% 53% 3,918
Should be discouraged 46% 18% 36% 1,042
Neither/both equally 37% 34% 28% 152
Don't know 33% 37% 30% 150

Political ideology among adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing by views about homosexuality

% of adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing who are…

Views about homosexuality Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,918. 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% 37% 36% 7% 3,918
Should be discouraged 41% 28% 20% 11% 1,042
Neither/both equally 37% 32% 16% 15% 152
Don't know 28% 30% 19% 23% 150

Views about size of government among adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing by views about homosexuality

% of adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing who would rather have…

Views about homosexuality Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,918. 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% 47% 2% 4% 3,918
Should be discouraged 58% 37% 2% 3% 1,042
Neither/both equally 68% 21% 7% 4% 152
Don't know 44% 39% 5% 13% 150

Views about government aid to the poor among adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing by views about homosexuality

% of adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing 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 = 3,918. 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 38% 57% 3% 2% 3,918
Should be discouraged 54% 40% 3% 3% 1,042
Neither/both equally 58% 31% 9% 2% 152
Don't know 34% 48% 5% 12% 150

Views about abortion among adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing by views about homosexuality

% of adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing 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 = 3,918. 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 75% 22% 3% 3,918
Should be discouraged 45% 50% 5% 1,042
Neither/both equally 51% 36% 13% 152
Don't know 53% 34% 13% 150

Views about same-sex marriage among adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing by views about homosexuality

% of adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing who …same-sex marriage

Views about homosexuality Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,918. 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 84% 10% 5% 3,918
Should be discouraged 12% 82% 6% 1,042
Neither/both equally 32% 34% 34% 152
Don't know 25% 35% 41% 150

Views about environmental regulation among adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing by views about homosexuality

% of adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing 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 = 3,918. 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% 67% 1% 2% 3,918
Should be discouraged 54% 40% 2% 3% 1,042
Neither/both equally 46% 42% 7% 5% 152
Don't know 39% 39% 10% 13% 150

Views about human evolution among adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing by views about homosexuality

% of adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing 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 = 3,918. 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 63% 17% 3% 15% 3% 3,918
Should be discouraged 30% 18% 4% 42% 6% 1,042
Neither/both equally 36% 23% 11% 20% 10% 152
Don't know 26% 16% 16% 21% 21% 150