Views about homosexuality among adults who say religion is very important

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

Survey year Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 18,725. 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 46% 45% 5% 4% 18,725
2007 36% 52% 6% 6% 20,547

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

% of adults who say religion is very 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 63% 28% 5% 5% 4,220
Evangelical Protestant 30% 62% 5% 4% 6,904
Historically Black Protestant 48% 43% 6% 4% 1,641
Jehovah's Witness 11% 81% 4% 4% 224
Jewish 61% 34% 4% 1% 279
Mainline Protestant 57% 34% 6% 4% 3,317
Mormon 29% 64% 5% 3% 559
Muslim 33% 60% 4% 4% 154
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 58% 33% 4% 5% 826

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DemographicInformation

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

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

Views about homosexuality 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 8,344. 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% 34% 28% 18% 8,344
Should be discouraged 13% 32% 30% 25% 8,322
Neither/both equally 13% 36% 31% 21% 874
Don't know 11% 33% 28% 27% 732

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

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

Views about homosexuality Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 8,344. 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% 14% 28% 33% 11% 1% 8,344
Should be discouraged 8% 11% 27% 36% 17% 2% 8,322
Neither/both equally 7% 12% 30% 36% 14% 2% 874
Don't know 6% 11% 27% 33% 20% 3% 732

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

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

Views about homosexuality Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 8,486. 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% 63% 8,486
Should be discouraged 49% 51% 8,544
Neither/both equally 44% 56% 909
Don't know 38% 62% 786

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

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

Views about homosexuality White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 8,399. 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% 3% 20% 4% 8,399
Should be discouraged 66% 16% 2% 12% 3% 8,420
Neither/both equally 59% 17% 1% 18% 5% 884
Don't know 59% 15% 2% 18% 6% 739

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

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

Views about homosexuality Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 8,394. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Should be accepted 18% 10% 72% 8,394
Should be discouraged 14% 7% 80% 8,424
Neither/both equally 14% 8% 78% 888
Don't know 19% 9% 72% 759

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

% of adults who say religion is very 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 = 7,406. 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% 20% 24% 17% 7,406
Should be discouraged 38% 22% 27% 13% 7,238
Neither/both equally 36% 22% 27% 15% 734
Don't know 44% 19% 22% 14% 562

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

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

Views about homosexuality High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 8,451. 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% 32% 15% 11% 8,451
Should be discouraged 47% 31% 14% 7% 8,487
Neither/both equally 41% 34% 16% 9% 901
Don't know 50% 29% 13% 8% 772

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

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

Views about homosexuality Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 8,453. 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% 7% 15% 7% 23% 8,453
Should be discouraged 59% 3% 13% 10% 16% 8,507
Neither/both equally 53% 6% 13% 9% 19% 902
Don't know 52% 3% 14% 13% 18% 769

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

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

Views about homosexuality Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 8,461. 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% 68% 8,461
Should be discouraged 30% 70% 8,505
Neither/both equally 29% 71% 904
Don't know 30% 70% 778

BeliefsandPractices

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

% of adults who say religion is very 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 = 8,486. 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 82% 15% 1% 1% 1% < 1% 8,486
Should be discouraged 93% 6% 1% 1% < 1% < 1% 8,544
Neither/both equally 90% 8% 1% 1% < 1% < 1% 909
Don't know 88% 9% 1% 2% < 1% 1% 786

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

% of adults who say religion is very 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 = 8,486. 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% 36% 14% < 1% 8,486
Should be discouraged 71% 21% 8% 1% 8,544
Neither/both equally 61% 27% 11% 1% 909
Don't know 57% 27% 13% 2% 786

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

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

Views about homosexuality At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 8,486. 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% 16% 3% 4% 1% 8,486
Should be discouraged 87% 9% 2% 2% 1% 8,544
Neither/both equally 83% 10% 1% 4% 1% 909
Don't know 83% 10% 2% 2% 3% 786

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

% of adults who say religion is very 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 = 8,486. 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% 14% 12% 45% < 1% 8,486
Should be discouraged 55% 12% 9% 23% 1% 8,544
Neither/both equally 44% 11% 9% 34% 1% 909
Don't know 39% 10% 11% 36% 3% 786

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

% of adults who say religion is very 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 = 8,486. 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% 9% 4% 37% 2% 8,486
Should be discouraged 58% 6% 3% 31% 3% 8,544
Neither/both equally 54% 7% 3% 33% 4% 909
Don't know 55% 6% 3% 30% 6% 786

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

% of adults who say religion is very 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 = 8,486. 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 72% 14% 7% 7% 1% 8,486
Should be discouraged 81% 9% 5% 4% 1% 8,544
Neither/both equally 77% 11% 4% 5% 3% 909
Don't know 76% 10% 5% 5% 4% 786

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

% of adults who say religion is very 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 = 8,486. 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% 16% 12% 23% 1% 8,486
Should be discouraged 50% 15% 10% 23% 2% 8,544
Neither/both equally 50% 13% 11% 23% 3% 909
Don't know 48% 12% 10% 24% 6% 786

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

% of adults who say religion is very 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 = 8,486. 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% 9% 41% 7% 3% 8,486
Should be discouraged 69% 3% 23% 3% 2% 8,544
Neither/both equally 55% 4% 33% 2% 6% 909
Don't know 53% 2% 33% 3% 9% 786

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

% of adults who say religion is very 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 = 8,486. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Should be accepted 30% 67% 1% 1% 8,486
Should be discouraged 54% 43% 2% 1% 8,544
Neither/both equally 40% 54% 5% 2% 909
Don't know 41% 51% 4% 5% 786

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

% of adults who say religion is very 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 = 8,486. 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% 16% 10% 29% 1% 8,486
Should be discouraged 72% 10% 5% 12% 1% 8,544
Neither/both equally 61% 11% 6% 20% 2% 909
Don't know 59% 11% 7% 20% 2% 786

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

% of adults who say religion is very 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 = 8,486. 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% 37% 3% 17% 7% 8,486
Should be discouraged 63% 25% 4% 4% 4% 8,544
Neither/both equally 44% 28% 8% 8% 12% 909
Don't know 48% 25% 10% 5% 12% 786

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

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

Views about homosexuality Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 8,486. 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 87% 8% 5% 8,486
Should be discouraged 89% 5% 6% 8,544
Neither/both equally 88% 4% 8% 909
Don't know 84% 6% 10% 786

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

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

Views about homosexuality Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 8,486. 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% 8,486
Should be discouraged 82% 11% 6% 8,544
Neither/both equally 74% 15% 11% 909
Don't know 69% 14% 17% 786

SocialandPoliticalViews

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

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

Views about homosexuality Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 8,486. 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% 50% 8,486
Should be discouraged 55% 16% 29% 8,544
Neither/both equally 39% 27% 33% 909
Don't know 36% 30% 34% 786

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

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

Views about homosexuality Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 8,486. 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% 24% 6% 8,486
Should be discouraged 62% 21% 10% 6% 8,544
Neither/both equally 45% 30% 13% 11% 909
Don't know 43% 27% 12% 18% 786

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

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

Views about homosexuality Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 8,486. 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% 8,486
Should be discouraged 62% 32% 2% 3% 8,544
Neither/both equally 55% 31% 8% 6% 909
Don't know 45% 36% 6% 14% 786

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

% of adults who say religion is very 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 = 8,486. 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% 55% 4% 2% 8,486
Should be discouraged 56% 38% 3% 2% 8,544
Neither/both equally 45% 39% 14% 2% 909
Don't know 39% 42% 8% 11% 786

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

% of adults who say religion is very 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 = 8,486. 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% 43% 4% 8,486
Should be discouraged 22% 75% 3% 8,544
Neither/both equally 31% 58% 12% 909
Don't know 26% 52% 22% 786

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

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

Views about homosexuality Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 8,486. 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% 24% 7% 8,486
Should be discouraged 6% 90% 4% 8,544
Neither/both equally 20% 45% 34% 909
Don't know 16% 39% 45% 786

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

% of adults who say religion is very 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 = 8,486. 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% 60% 2% 3% 8,486
Should be discouraged 52% 42% 2% 4% 8,544
Neither/both equally 42% 41% 11% 6% 909
Don't know 40% 41% 5% 14% 786

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

% of adults who say religion is very 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 = 8,486. 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% 36% 4% 35% 4% 8,486
Should be discouraged 8% 21% 2% 63% 6% 8,544
Neither/both equally 10% 28% 6% 45% 13% 909
Don't know 7% 25% 7% 43% 18% 786