Views about homosexuality among adults who seldom or never read scripture

% of adults who seldom or never read scripture who say homosexuality…

Survey year Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 16,085. 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 79% 15% 3% 3% 16,085
2007 65% 26% 5% 5% 15,857

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Views about homosexuality among adults who seldom or never read scripture by religious group

% of adults who seldom or never read scripture who say homosexuality…

Religious tradition Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 147. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Buddhist 86% 10% 1% 3% 147
Catholic 77% 17% 3% 3% 3,807
Evangelical Protestant 57% 35% 4% 4% 1,462
Hindu 79% 15% 4% 1% 120
Historically Black Protestant 69% 23% 5% 3% 308
Jewish 90% 7% 2% < 1% 580
Mainline Protestant 74% 19% 4% 2% 2,641
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 86% 9% 2% 2% 6,116

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults who seldom or never read scripture by views about homosexuality

% of adults who seldom or never read scripture who are ages…

Views about homosexuality 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 12,518. 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% 35% 23% 13% 12,518
Should be discouraged 14% 30% 30% 26% 2,427
Neither/both equally 15% 35% 31% 19% 492
Don't know 14% 33% 32% 20% 383

Generational cohort among adults who seldom or never read scripture by views about homosexuality

% of adults who seldom or never read scripture who are…

Views about homosexuality Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 12,518. 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 19% 18% 27% 28% 8% 1% 12,518
Should be discouraged 8% 11% 25% 37% 17% 2% 2,427
Neither/both equally 7% 14% 30% 36% 12% 2% 492
Don't know 6% 14% 26% 38% 13% 2% 383

Gender composition among adults who seldom or never read scripture by views about homosexuality

% of adults who seldom or never read scripture who are…

Views about homosexuality Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 12,705. 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 49% 51% 12,705
Should be discouraged 70% 30% 2,469
Neither/both equally 68% 32% 505
Don't know 59% 41% 406

Racial and ethnic composition among adults who seldom or never read scripture by views about homosexuality

% of adults who seldom or never read scripture who identify as…

Views about homosexuality White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 12,570. 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 73% 5% 5% 13% 3% 12,570
Should be discouraged 71% 9% 4% 12% 3% 2,443
Neither/both equally 70% 9% 3% 13% 4% 491
Don't know 66% 5% 8% 14% 7% 381

Immigrant status among adults who seldom or never read scripture by views about homosexuality

% of adults who seldom or never read scripture who are…

Views about homosexuality Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 12,577. 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% 12% 74% 12,577
Should be discouraged 14% 9% 77% 2,431
Neither/both equally 11% 11% 78% 493
Don't know 20% 12% 68% 391

Income distribution among adults who seldom or never read scripture by views about homosexuality

% of adults who seldom or never read scripture 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 = 11,290. 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% 19% 28% 24% 11,290
Should be discouraged 38% 21% 24% 17% 2,130
Neither/both equally 34% 20% 27% 20% 416
Don't know 42% 20% 23% 15% 291

Educational distribution among adults who seldom or never read scripture by views about homosexuality

% of adults who seldom or never read scripture who have completed…

Views about homosexuality High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 12,657. 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 35% 31% 21% 13% 12,657
Should be discouraged 57% 27% 11% 6% 2,451
Neither/both equally 47% 28% 15% 9% 499
Don't know 55% 31% 9% 5% 397

Marital status among adults who seldom or never read scripture by views about homosexuality

% of adults who seldom or never read scripture who are…

Views about homosexuality Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 12,667. 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% 10% 11% 4% 30% 12,667
Should be discouraged 50% 6% 14% 9% 21% 2,459
Neither/both equally 48% 8% 15% 7% 22% 501
Don't know 49% 6% 14% 8% 23% 396

Parent of children under 18 among adults who seldom or never read scripture by views about homosexuality

% of adults who seldom or never read scripture who are…

Views about homosexuality Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 12,667. 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% 73% 12,667
Should be discouraged 25% 75% 2,463
Neither/both equally 25% 75% 501
Don't know 26% 74% 404

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among adults who seldom or never read scripture by views about homosexuality

% of adults who seldom or never read scripture 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 = 12,705. 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 35% 29% 10% 1% 21% 4% 12,705
Should be discouraged 59% 24% 7% 1% 7% 2% 2,469
Neither/both equally 52% 25% 6% 3% 9% 5% 505
Don't know 55% 22% 8% 3% 7% 5% 406

Importance of religion in one's life among adults who seldom or never read scripture by views about homosexuality

% of adults who seldom or never read scripture 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 = 12,705. 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% 33% 22% 24% 1% 12,705
Should be discouraged 42% 34% 13% 10% 1% 2,469
Neither/both equally 36% 37% 12% 15% 1% 505
Don't know 36% 32% 18% 12% 3% 406

Attendance at religious services among adults who seldom or never read scripture by views about homosexuality

% of adults who seldom or never read scripture 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 = 12,705. 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% 35% 55% < 1% 12,705
Should be discouraged 21% 35% 43% < 1% 2,469
Neither/both equally 13% 40% 47% < 1% 505
Don't know 14% 35% 49% 2% 406

Frequency of prayer among adults who seldom or never read scripture by views about homosexuality

% of adults who seldom or never read scripture who pray…

Views about homosexuality At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 12,705. 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% 17% 9% 48% < 1% 12,705
Should be discouraged 38% 21% 10% 30% 1% 2,469
Neither/both equally 37% 18% 7% 36% 2% 505
Don't know 38% 18% 8% 32% 4% 406

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among adults who seldom or never read scripture by views about homosexuality

% of adults who seldom or never read scripture 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 = 12,705. 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 3% 3% 4% 91% < 1% 12,705
Should be discouraged 8% 4% 5% 82% < 1% 2,469
Neither/both equally 6% 5% 6% 83% 1% 505
Don't know 8% 2% 6% 83% 1% 406

Frequency of meditation among adults who seldom or never read scripture by views about homosexuality

% of adults who seldom or never read scripture 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 = 12,705. 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% 9% 5% 61% 1% 12,705
Should be discouraged 25% 6% 5% 63% 2% 2,469
Neither/both equally 26% 6% 3% 63% 2% 505
Don't know 30% 6% 3% 56% 5% 406

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among adults who seldom or never read scripture by views about homosexuality

% of adults who seldom or never read scripture 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 = 12,705. 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% 18% 13% 27% 1% 12,705
Should be discouraged 40% 14% 12% 33% 1% 2,469
Neither/both equally 45% 14% 10% 28% 3% 505
Don't know 40% 12% 13% 29% 5% 406

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among adults who seldom or never read scripture by views about homosexuality

% of adults who seldom or never read scripture 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 = 12,705. 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% 17% 15% 27% 1% 12,705
Should be discouraged 32% 13% 15% 39% 2% 2,469
Neither/both equally 37% 12% 16% 34% 2% 505
Don't know 37% 12% 13% 34% 4% 406

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults who seldom or never read scripture by views about homosexuality

% of adults who seldom or never read scripture 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 = 12,705. 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% 16% 58% 15% 2% 12,705
Should be discouraged 26% 6% 58% 9% 2% 2,469
Neither/both equally 18% 10% 59% 7% 6% 505
Don't know 19% 5% 58% 9% 9% 406

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults who seldom or never read scripture by views about homosexuality

% of adults who seldom or never read scripture 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 = 12,705. 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% 77% 1% 1% 12,705
Should be discouraged 34% 64% 1% 1% 2,469
Neither/both equally 27% 64% 6% 3% 505
Don't know 26% 63% 4% 7% 406

Interpreting scripture among adults who seldom or never read scripture by views about homosexuality

% of adults who seldom or never read scripture 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 = 12,705. 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% 21% 1% 63% 7% 12,705
Should be discouraged 31% 29% 2% 31% 7% 2,469
Neither/both equally 17% 25% 3% 36% 19% 505
Don't know 21% 19% 6% 32% 21% 406

Belief in Heaven among adults who seldom or never read scripture by views about homosexuality

% of adults who seldom or never read scripture who …in heaven

Views about homosexuality Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 12,705. 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 53% 39% 8% 12,705
Should be discouraged 74% 19% 7% 2,469
Neither/both equally 64% 23% 13% 505
Don't know 64% 21% 15% 406

Belief in Hell among adults who seldom or never read scripture by views about homosexuality

% of adults who seldom or never read scripture who …in hell

Views about homosexuality Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 12,705. 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 37% 55% 8% 12,705
Should be discouraged 61% 31% 8% 2,469
Neither/both equally 46% 39% 16% 505
Don't know 44% 36% 20% 406

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults who seldom or never read scripture by views about homosexuality

% of adults who seldom or never read scripture who identify as…

Views about homosexuality Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 12,705. 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% 18% 55% 12,705
Should be discouraged 49% 19% 32% 2,469
Neither/both equally 37% 29% 34% 505
Don't know 36% 37% 27% 406

Political ideology among adults who seldom or never read scripture by views about homosexuality

% of adults who seldom or never read scripture who are…

Views about homosexuality Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 12,705. 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% 38% 36% 6% 12,705
Should be discouraged 46% 30% 16% 8% 2,469
Neither/both equally 37% 33% 17% 13% 505
Don't know 34% 30% 18% 18% 406

Views about size of government among adults who seldom or never read scripture by views about homosexuality

% of adults who seldom or never read scripture who would rather have…

Views about homosexuality Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 12,705. 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% 3% 3% 12,705
Should be discouraged 62% 33% 2% 3% 2,469
Neither/both equally 60% 26% 8% 6% 505
Don't know 50% 31% 6% 13% 406

Views about government aid to the poor among adults who seldom or never read scripture by views about homosexuality

% of adults who seldom or never read scripture 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 = 12,705. 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% 4% 2% 12,705
Should be discouraged 60% 35% 3% 2% 2,469
Neither/both equally 53% 33% 10% 4% 505
Don't know 42% 40% 5% 13% 406

Views about abortion among adults who seldom or never read scripture by views about homosexuality

% of adults who seldom or never read scripture 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 = 12,705. 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 76% 21% 3% 12,705
Should be discouraged 45% 50% 5% 2,469
Neither/both equally 44% 40% 16% 505
Don't know 42% 37% 21% 406

Views about same-sex marriage among adults who seldom or never read scripture by views about homosexuality

% of adults who seldom or never read scripture who …same-sex marriage

Views about homosexuality Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 12,705. 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 86% 9% 4% 12,705
Should be discouraged 13% 81% 5% 2,469
Neither/both equally 28% 31% 41% 505
Don't know 25% 27% 48% 406

Views about environmental regulation among adults who seldom or never read scripture by views about homosexuality

% of adults who seldom or never read scripture 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 = 12,705. 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% 69% 2% 2% 12,705
Should be discouraged 53% 43% 2% 3% 2,469
Neither/both equally 43% 43% 7% 7% 505
Don't know 43% 37% 5% 14% 406

Views about human evolution among adults who seldom or never read scripture by views about homosexuality

% of adults who seldom or never read scripture 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 = 12,705. 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 58% 20% 4% 15% 2% 12,705
Should be discouraged 27% 26% 4% 38% 5% 2,469
Neither/both equally 28% 31% 9% 21% 11% 505
Don't know 23% 21% 13% 27% 17% 406