Views about homosexuality among adults who read scripture at least once a week

% of adults who read scripture at least once a week who say homosexuality…

Survey year Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 12,336. 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 39% 52% 5% 4% 12,336
2007 29% 60% 5% 6% 12,777

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Views about homosexuality among adults who read scripture at least once a week by religious group

% of adults who read scripture at least once a week 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 55% 36% 5% 5% 1,810
Evangelical Protestant 26% 65% 5% 4% 5,525
Historically Black Protestant 42% 47% 6% 4% 1,189
Jehovah's Witness 13% 79% 4% 4% 216
Jewish 49% 46% 3% 2% 121
Mainline Protestant 51% 38% 6% 5% 1,894
Mormon 28% 64% 4% 3% 513
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 59% 33% 5% 4% 606

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults who read scripture at least once a week by views about homosexuality

% of adults who read scripture at least once a week who are ages…

Views about homosexuality 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 4,570. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Should be accepted 23% 33% 27% 16% 4,570
Should be discouraged 13% 33% 30% 24% 6,379
Neither/both equally 14% 37% 30% 19% 591
Don't know 10% 37% 25% 27% 496

Generational cohort among adults who read scripture at least once a week by views about homosexuality

% of adults who read scripture at least once a week who are…

Views about homosexuality Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 4,570. 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% 14% 28% 32% 11% 1% 4,570
Should be discouraged 8% 10% 28% 36% 17% 2% 6,379
Neither/both equally 7% 13% 31% 35% 13% 2% 591
Don't know 6% 9% 32% 30% 20% 3% 496

Gender composition among adults who read scripture at least once a week by views about homosexuality

% of adults who read scripture at least once a week who are…

Views about homosexuality Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 4,638. 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% 64% 4,638
Should be discouraged 46% 54% 6,553
Neither/both equally 39% 61% 614
Don't know 36% 64% 531

Racial and ethnic composition among adults who read scripture at least once a week by views about homosexuality

% of adults who read scripture at least once a week who identify as…

Views about homosexuality White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 4,584. 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% 20% 2% 20% 5% 4,584
Should be discouraged 65% 16% 2% 12% 4% 6,451
Neither/both equally 55% 20% 1% 20% 4% 594
Don't know 59% 17% 2% 15% 7% 498

Immigrant status among adults who read scripture at least once a week by views about homosexuality

% of adults who read scripture at least once a week who are…

Views about homosexuality Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 4,584. 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% 10% 73% 4,584
Should be discouraged 13% 6% 80% 6,464
Neither/both equally 17% 8% 76% 602
Don't know 15% 9% 76% 516

Income distribution among adults who read scripture at least once a week by views about homosexuality

% of adults who read scripture at least once a week 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 = 4,108. 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% 20% 22% 14% 4,108
Should be discouraged 38% 22% 27% 13% 5,586
Neither/both equally 38% 22% 28% 12% 501
Don't know 43% 21% 24% 13% 378

Educational distribution among adults who read scripture at least once a week by views about homosexuality

% of adults who read scripture at least once a week who have completed…

Views about homosexuality High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 4,616. 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% 33% 15% 11% 4,616
Should be discouraged 45% 32% 15% 8% 6,511
Neither/both equally 39% 36% 16% 10% 612
Don't know 44% 32% 14% 10% 523

Marital status among adults who read scripture at least once a week by views about homosexuality

% of adults who read scripture at least once a week who are…

Views about homosexuality Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 4,621. 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% 8% 16% 7% 26% 4,621
Should be discouraged 60% 3% 13% 9% 15% 6,518
Neither/both equally 51% 4% 16% 10% 20% 607
Don't know 49% 4% 14% 12% 21% 517

Parent of children under 18 among adults who read scripture at least once a week by views about homosexuality

% of adults who read scripture at least once a week who are…

Views about homosexuality Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 4,623. 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% 69% 4,623
Should be discouraged 31% 69% 6,522
Neither/both equally 32% 68% 612
Don't know 32% 68% 522

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among adults who read scripture at least once a week by views about homosexuality

% of adults who read scripture at least once a week who say they…

Views about homosexuality Believe in God; absolutely certain Believe in God; fairly certain Believe in God; not too/not at all certain Believe in God; don't know Do not believe in God Other/don't know if they believe in God Sample Size
Sample size = 4,638. 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% 1% < 1% 1% 1% 4,638
Should be discouraged 93% 5% 1% 1% < 1% < 1% 6,553
Neither/both equally 90% 6% < 1% 2% < 1% 1% 614
Don't know 89% 7% 1% 3% < 1% 1% 531

Importance of religion in one's life among adults who read scripture at least once a week by views about homosexuality

% of adults who read scripture at least once a week who say religion is…

Views about homosexuality Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,638. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Should be accepted 80% 15% 2% 2% 1% 4,638
Should be discouraged 93% 5% 1% 1% < 1% 6,553
Neither/both equally 89% 6% 1% 2% 3% 614
Don't know 89% 8% 1% 1% 2% 531

Attendance at religious services among adults who read scripture at least once a week by views about homosexuality

% of adults who read scripture at least once a week who attend religious services…

Views about homosexuality At least once a week Once or twice a month/a few times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,638. 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% 29% 12% < 1% 4,638
Should be discouraged 78% 16% 6% < 1% 6,553
Neither/both equally 73% 19% 7% 1% 614
Don't know 69% 18% 11% 2% 531

Frequency of prayer among adults who read scripture at least once a week by views about homosexuality

% of adults who read scripture at least once a week who pray…

Views about homosexuality At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,638. 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% 11% 1% 3% < 1% 4,638
Should be discouraged 92% 6% 1% 1% < 1% 6,553
Neither/both equally 92% 5% < 1% 2% 1% 614
Don't know 90% 6% 1% 1% 2% 531

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among adults who read scripture at least once a week by views about homosexuality

% of adults who read scripture at least once a week who attend prayer group…

Views about homosexuality At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,638. 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% 16% 9% 30% < 1% 4,638
Should be discouraged 66% 12% 7% 14% 1% 6,553
Neither/both equally 58% 13% 8% 21% 1% 614
Don't know 53% 11% 9% 24% 3% 531

Frequency of meditation among adults who read scripture at least once a week by views about homosexuality

% of adults who read scripture at least once a week who meditate…

Views about homosexuality At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,638. 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 62% 8% 2% 27% 1% 4,638
Should be discouraged 65% 5% 2% 25% 2% 6,553
Neither/both equally 65% 7% 3% 22% 4% 614
Don't know 65% 4% 2% 24% 5% 531

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among adults who read scripture at least once a week by views about homosexuality

% of adults who read scripture at least once a week who feel a sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing…

Views about homosexuality At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,638. 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 79% 11% 4% 5% 1% 4,638
Should be discouraged 87% 7% 3% 2% 1% 6,553
Neither/both equally 86% 9% 2% 2% 2% 614
Don't know 83% 7% 3% 3% 3% 531

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among adults who read scripture at least once a week by views about homosexuality

% of adults who read scripture at least once a week who feel a sense of wonder about the universe…

Views about homosexuality At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,638. 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 56% 16% 8% 19% 1% 4,638
Should be discouraged 55% 15% 8% 20% 2% 6,553
Neither/both equally 59% 11% 9% 19% 3% 614
Don't know 54% 11% 8% 20% 8% 531

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults who read scripture at least once a week by views about homosexuality

% of adults who read scripture at least once a week who say they look to…most for guidance on right and wrong

Views about homosexuality Religion Philosophy/reason Common sense Science Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,638. 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% 10% 37% 5% 2% 4,638
Should be discouraged 74% 3% 18% 2% 2% 6,553
Neither/both equally 61% 5% 27% 3% 5% 614
Don't know 61% 4% 26% 2% 8% 531

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults who read scripture at least once a week by views about homosexuality

% of adults who read scripture at least once a week who say…

Views about homosexuality There are clear standards for what is right and wrong Right or wrong depends on the situation Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,638. 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 32% 65% 1% 1% 4,638
Should be discouraged 58% 39% 2% 1% 6,553
Neither/both equally 43% 53% 4% 1% 614
Don't know 43% 50% 2% 4% 531

Interpreting scripture among adults who read scripture at least once a week by views about homosexuality

% of adults who read scripture at least once a week who say the holy scripture is…

Views about homosexuality Word of God; should be taken literally Word of God; not everything taken literally Word of God; other/don't know Not the word of God Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,638. 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% 35% 3% 15% 6% 4,638
Should be discouraged 66% 23% 5% 3% 4% 6,553
Neither/both equally 47% 28% 9% 6% 10% 614
Don't know 51% 25% 9% 5% 9% 531

Belief in Heaven among adults who read scripture at least once a week by views about homosexuality

% of adults who read scripture at least once a week who …in heaven

Views about homosexuality Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,638. 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 85% 9% 5% 4,638
Should be discouraged 88% 6% 6% 6,553
Neither/both equally 85% 4% 10% 614
Don't know 82% 5% 13% 531

Belief in Hell among adults who read scripture at least once a week by views about homosexuality

% of adults who read scripture at least once a week who …in hell

Views about homosexuality Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,638. 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 67% 25% 8% 4,638
Should be discouraged 83% 11% 6% 6,553
Neither/both equally 75% 14% 11% 614
Don't know 67% 15% 19% 531

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults who read scripture at least once a week by views about homosexuality

% of adults who read scripture at least once a week who identify as…

Views about homosexuality Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 4,638. 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 32% 17% 51% 4,638
Should be discouraged 56% 17% 27% 6,553
Neither/both equally 39% 31% 31% 614
Don't know 34% 32% 34% 531

Political ideology among adults who read scripture at least once a week by views about homosexuality

% of adults who read scripture at least once a week who are…

Views about homosexuality Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,638. 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% 37% 23% 6% 4,638
Should be discouraged 64% 20% 10% 6% 6,553
Neither/both equally 45% 31% 14% 10% 614
Don't know 44% 27% 10% 18% 531

Views about size of government among adults who read scripture at least once a week by views about homosexuality

% of adults who read scripture at least once a week who would rather have…

Views about homosexuality Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,638. 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% 51% 3% 3% 4,638
Should be discouraged 64% 31% 2% 3% 6,553
Neither/both equally 54% 31% 7% 8% 614
Don't know 47% 35% 5% 13% 531

Views about government aid to the poor among adults who read scripture at least once a week by views about homosexuality

% of adults who read scripture at least once a week who say government aid to the poor…

Views about homosexuality Does more harm than good Does more good than harm Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,638. 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 39% 56% 3% 2% 4,638
Should be discouraged 56% 38% 4% 2% 6,553
Neither/both equally 42% 39% 18% 2% 614
Don't know 39% 42% 8% 12% 531

Views about abortion among adults who read scripture at least once a week by views about homosexuality

% of adults who read scripture at least once a week who say abortion should be…

Views about homosexuality Legal in all/most cases Illegal in all/most cases Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,638. 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% 45% 4% 4,638
Should be discouraged 19% 78% 3% 6,553
Neither/both equally 28% 62% 10% 614
Don't know 26% 53% 22% 531

Views about same-sex marriage among adults who read scripture at least once a week by views about homosexuality

% of adults who read scripture at least once a week who …same-sex marriage

Views about homosexuality Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,638. 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 66% 28% 7% 4,638
Should be discouraged 5% 91% 4% 6,553
Neither/both equally 17% 51% 32% 614
Don't know 13% 42% 45% 531

Views about environmental regulation among adults who read scripture at least once a week by views about homosexuality

% of adults who read scripture at least once a week who say…

Views about homosexuality Stricter environmental laws and regulations cost too many jobs and hurt the economy Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,638. 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% 59% 2% 3% 4,638
Should be discouraged 51% 42% 3% 4% 6,553
Neither/both equally 39% 44% 12% 5% 614
Don't know 36% 44% 4% 16% 531

Views about human evolution among adults who read scripture at least once a week by views about homosexuality

% of adults who read scripture at least once a week who say humans…

Views about homosexuality Evolved; due to natural processes Evolved; due to God's design Evolved; don't know how Always existed in present form Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,638. 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% 35% 3% 38% 4% 4,638
Should be discouraged 6% 19% 2% 67% 6% 6,553
Neither/both equally 9% 22% 5% 51% 13% 614
Don't know 9% 22% 6% 47% 16% 531