Views about homosexuality among adults who say religion is somewhat important

% of adults who say religion is somewhat important who say homosexuality…

Survey year Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 8,311. 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 75% 18% 4% 3% 8,311
2007 64% 27% 5% 4% 9,092

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Views about homosexuality among adults who say religion is somewhat important by religious group

% of adults who say religion is somewhat important 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 78% 16% 3% 3% 2,225
Evangelical Protestant 62% 30% 4% 4% 1,382
Historically Black Protestant 73% 19% 4% 3% 228
Jewish 91% 7% 1% 1% 313
Mainline Protestant 75% 18% 4% 2% 1,990
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 81% 13% 3% 3% 1,498

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults who say religion is somewhat important by views about homosexuality

% of adults who say religion is somewhat important who are ages…

Views about homosexuality 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 6,163. 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% 36% 24% 12% 6,163
Should be discouraged 16% 32% 31% 22% 1,494
Neither/both equally 17% 38% 28% 17% 294
Don't know 12% 37% 28% 23% 223

Generational cohort among adults who say religion is somewhat important by views about homosexuality

% of adults who say religion is somewhat important who are…

Views about homosexuality Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 6,163. 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% 17% 28% 28% 7% < 1% 6,163
Should be discouraged 10% 11% 27% 37% 14% 1% 1,494
Neither/both equally 8% 13% 33% 33% 11% 1% 294
Don't know 5% 12% 32% 36% 13% 2% 223

Gender composition among adults who say religion is somewhat important by views about homosexuality

% of adults who say religion is somewhat important who are…

Views about homosexuality Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 6,257. 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% 54% 6,257
Should be discouraged 71% 29% 1,516
Neither/both equally 63% 37% 302
Don't know 57% 43% 236

Racial and ethnic composition among adults who say religion is somewhat important by views about homosexuality

% of adults who say religion is somewhat important who identify as…

Views about homosexuality White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 6,190. 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 69% 7% 4% 16% 4% 6,190
Should be discouraged 69% 8% 5% 14% 4% 1,501
Neither/both equally 69% 8% 5% 15% 2% 293
Don't know 67% 7% 4% 14% 8% 224

Immigrant status among adults who say religion is somewhat important by views about homosexuality

% of adults who say religion is somewhat important who are…

Views about homosexuality Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 6,186. 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% 12% 74% 6,186
Should be discouraged 16% 8% 77% 1,494
Neither/both equally 13% 11% 75% 295
Don't know 18% 12% 70% 229

Income distribution among adults who say religion is somewhat important by views about homosexuality

% of adults who say religion is somewhat important 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 = 5,585. 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% 20% 27% 21% 5,585
Should be discouraged 36% 21% 26% 17% 1,358
Neither/both equally 30% 20% 27% 23% 255
Don't know 42% 21% 21% 15% 181

Educational distribution among adults who say religion is somewhat important by views about homosexuality

% of adults who say religion is somewhat important who have completed…

Views about homosexuality High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 6,230. 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% 32% 19% 12% 6,230
Should be discouraged 54% 28% 12% 6% 1,505
Neither/both equally 39% 38% 14% 10% 299
Don't know 53% 31% 10% 6% 236

Marital status among adults who say religion is somewhat important by views about homosexuality

% of adults who say religion is somewhat important who are…

Views about homosexuality Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 6,242. 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% 11% 12% 4% 29% 6,242
Should be discouraged 49% 6% 15% 8% 22% 1,507
Neither/both equally 50% 9% 17% 6% 17% 300
Don't know 45% 11% 10% 11% 23% 231

Parent of children under 18 among adults who say religion is somewhat important by views about homosexuality

% of adults who say religion is somewhat important who are…

Views about homosexuality Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 6,238. 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% 70% 6,238
Should be discouraged 27% 73% 1,512
Neither/both equally 31% 69% 301
Don't know 30% 70% 233

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among adults who say religion is somewhat important by views about homosexuality

% of adults who say religion is somewhat important 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 = 6,257. 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 48% 39% 7% 1% 4% 2% 6,257
Should be discouraged 60% 31% 6% 1% 2% 1% 1,516
Neither/both equally 53% 34% 4% 4% 1% 5% 302
Don't know 57% 31% 5% 2% 1% 4% 236

Attendance at religious services among adults who say religion is somewhat important by views about homosexuality

% of adults who say religion is somewhat important 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 = 6,257. 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% 56% 32% < 1% 6,257
Should be discouraged 20% 49% 31% < 1% 1,516
Neither/both equally 13% 54% 33% 1% 302
Don't know 14% 43% 40% 3% 236

Frequency of prayer among adults who say religion is somewhat important by views about homosexuality

% of adults who say religion is somewhat important who pray…

Views about homosexuality At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,257. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Should be accepted 36% 29% 13% 23% 1% 6,257
Should be discouraged 40% 29% 12% 18% 1% 1,516
Neither/both equally 41% 25% 11% 20% 3% 302
Don't know 42% 30% 9% 14% 4% 236

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among adults who say religion is somewhat important by views about homosexuality

% of adults who say religion is somewhat important 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 = 6,257. 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% 7% 9% 78% < 1% 6,257
Should be discouraged 11% 10% 10% 68% < 1% 1,516
Neither/both equally 8% 9% 9% 72% 2% 302
Don't know 8% 6% 11% 75% 1% 236

Frequency of meditation among adults who say religion is somewhat important by views about homosexuality

% of adults who say religion is somewhat important 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 = 6,257. 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% 10% 6% 55% 1% 6,257
Should be discouraged 25% 9% 6% 58% 1% 1,516
Neither/both equally 26% 11% 6% 56% 1% 302
Don't know 32% 9% 7% 48% 4% 236

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among adults who say religion is somewhat important by views about homosexuality

% of adults who say religion is somewhat important 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 = 6,257. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Should be accepted 42% 22% 16% 19% 1% 6,257
Should be discouraged 39% 21% 13% 26% 1% 1,516
Neither/both equally 47% 18% 14% 19% 2% 302
Don't know 46% 13% 16% 20% 5% 236

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among adults who say religion is somewhat important by views about homosexuality

% of adults who say religion is somewhat important 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 = 6,257. 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% 16% 25% 1% 6,257
Should be discouraged 33% 15% 16% 35% 1% 1,516
Neither/both equally 35% 12% 19% 32% 2% 302
Don't know 39% 12% 12% 31% 5% 236

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults who say religion is somewhat important by views about homosexuality

% of adults who say religion is somewhat important 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 = 6,257. 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 11% 15% 62% 11% 2% 6,257
Should be discouraged 22% 8% 59% 9% 2% 1,516
Neither/both equally 18% 14% 56% 6% 6% 302
Don't know 19% 9% 58% 6% 8% 236

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults who say religion is somewhat important by views about homosexuality

% of adults who say religion is somewhat important 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 = 6,257. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Should be accepted 24% 74% 1% 1% 6,257
Should be discouraged 36% 63% 1% 1% 1,516
Neither/both equally 27% 68% 5% 1% 302
Don't know 29% 63% 2% 6% 236

Frequency of reading scripture among adults who say religion is somewhat important by views about homosexuality

% of adults who say religion is somewhat important 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 = 6,257. 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 11% 11% 13% 65% < 1% 6,257
Should be discouraged 20% 12% 14% 54% 1% 1,516
Neither/both equally 12% 11% 16% 59% 2% 302
Don't know 16% 12% 13% 57% 2% 236

Interpreting scripture among adults who say religion is somewhat important by views about homosexuality

% of adults who say religion is somewhat important 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 = 6,257. 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% 33% 1% 46% 9% 6,257
Should be discouraged 29% 37% 3% 24% 8% 1,516
Neither/both equally 12% 35% 3% 29% 21% 302
Don't know 24% 29% 8% 25% 14% 236

Belief in Heaven among adults who say religion is somewhat important by views about homosexuality

% of adults who say religion is somewhat important who …in heaven

Views about homosexuality Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,257. 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% 18% 8% 6,257
Should be discouraged 81% 12% 7% 1,516
Neither/both equally 72% 14% 13% 302
Don't know 75% 11% 14% 236

Belief in Hell among adults who say religion is somewhat important by views about homosexuality

% of adults who say religion is somewhat important who …in hell

Views about homosexuality Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,257. 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% 6,257
Should be discouraged 69% 24% 7% 1,516
Neither/both equally 46% 34% 20% 302
Don't know 50% 32% 18% 236

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults who say religion is somewhat important by views about homosexuality

% of adults who say religion is somewhat important who identify as…

Views about homosexuality Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 6,257. 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% 18% 50% 6,257
Should be discouraged 52% 17% 32% 1,516
Neither/both equally 44% 27% 29% 302
Don't know 33% 38% 29% 236

Political ideology among adults who say religion is somewhat important by views about homosexuality

% of adults who say religion is somewhat important who are…

Views about homosexuality Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,257. 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% 42% 30% 5% 6,257
Should be discouraged 49% 29% 15% 7% 1,516
Neither/both equally 42% 35% 14% 9% 302
Don't know 38% 38% 12% 11% 236

Views about size of government among adults who say religion is somewhat important by views about homosexuality

% of adults who say religion is somewhat important who would rather have…

Views about homosexuality Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,257. 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% 45% 3% 3% 6,257
Should be discouraged 62% 34% 2% 2% 1,516
Neither/both equally 61% 23% 7% 9% 302
Don't know 54% 33% 4% 10% 236

Views about government aid to the poor among adults who say religion is somewhat important by views about homosexuality

% of adults who say religion is somewhat important 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 = 6,257. 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% 55% 3% 1% 6,257
Should be discouraged 60% 36% 3% 1% 1,516
Neither/both equally 53% 30% 13% 5% 302
Don't know 47% 40% 4% 9% 236

Views about abortion among adults who say religion is somewhat important by views about homosexuality

% of adults who say religion is somewhat important 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 = 6,257. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Should be accepted 71% 26% 3% 6,257
Should be discouraged 44% 52% 4% 1,516
Neither/both equally 52% 35% 13% 302
Don't know 47% 36% 17% 236

Views about same-sex marriage among adults who say religion is somewhat important by views about homosexuality

% of adults who say religion is somewhat important who …same-sex marriage

Views about homosexuality Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,257. 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% 12% 5% 6,257
Should be discouraged 14% 81% 6% 1,516
Neither/both equally 27% 37% 37% 302
Don't know 19% 28% 53% 236

Views about environmental regulation among adults who say religion is somewhat important by views about homosexuality

% of adults who say religion is somewhat important 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 = 6,257. 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% 65% 2% 2% 6,257
Should be discouraged 53% 42% 2% 3% 1,516
Neither/both equally 41% 44% 8% 7% 302
Don't know 39% 42% 4% 15% 236

Views about human evolution among adults who say religion is somewhat important by views about homosexuality

% of adults who say religion is somewhat important 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 = 6,257. 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% 30% 5% 19% 2% 6,257
Should be discouraged 24% 27% 4% 41% 4% 1,516
Neither/both equally 22% 30% 9% 30% 9% 302
Don't know 27% 23% 8% 27% 16% 236