Views about homosexuality among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who say homosexuality…

Survey year Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 9,542. 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 63% 30% 4% 3% 9,542
2007 52% 38% 5% 4% 9,841

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Views about homosexuality among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally by religious group

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally 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 69% 23% 4% 4% 2,774
Evangelical Protestant 52% 41% 5% 3% 2,469
Historically Black Protestant 61% 32% 4% 3% 466
Jehovah's Witness 13% 82% 3% 2% 102
Jewish 74% 24% 2% < 1% 184
Mainline Protestant 70% 23% 4% 3% 2,158
Mormon 34% 59% 4% 2% 360
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 74% 20% 4% 2% 713

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally by views about homosexuality

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who are ages…

Views about homosexuality 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 5,789. 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% 33% 24% 15% 5,789
Should be discouraged 19% 34% 26% 21% 2,917
Neither/both equally 18% 36% 31% 14% 406
Don't know 15% 37% 24% 24% 265

Generational cohort among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally by views about homosexuality

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who are…

Views about homosexuality Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 5,789. 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% 14% 27% 29% 10% 1% 5,789
Should be discouraged 12% 14% 28% 31% 14% 1% 2,917
Neither/both equally 10% 13% 31% 35% 10% 1% 406
Don't know 8% 15% 29% 30% 16% 2% 265

Gender composition among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally by views about homosexuality

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who are…

Views about homosexuality Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 5,865. 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% 60% 5,865
Should be discouraged 57% 43% 2,981
Neither/both equally 57% 43% 415
Don't know 44% 56% 281

Racial and ethnic composition among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally by views about homosexuality

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who identify as…

Views about homosexuality White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 5,819. 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% 10% 3% 14% 4% 5,819
Should be discouraged 73% 11% 2% 11% 4% 2,944
Neither/both equally 67% 11% 3% 14% 4% 406
Don't know 73% 8% 2% 12% 5% 274

Immigrant status among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally by views about homosexuality

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who are…

Views about homosexuality Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 5,811. 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% 12% 77% 5,811
Should be discouraged 13% 7% 80% 2,955
Neither/both equally 12% 11% 77% 407
Don't know 16% 9% 75% 273

Income distribution among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally by views about homosexuality

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally 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 = 5,215. 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% 20% 29% 21% 5,215
Should be discouraged 30% 21% 31% 18% 2,621
Neither/both equally 25% 21% 34% 20% 356
Don't know 29% 27% 23% 22% 217

Educational distribution among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally by views about homosexuality

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who have completed…

Views about homosexuality High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 5,851. 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% 33% 19% 12% 5,851
Should be discouraged 39% 34% 17% 10% 2,966
Neither/both equally 33% 35% 19% 12% 414
Don't know 41% 33% 17% 9% 278

Marital status among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally by views about homosexuality

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who are…

Views about homosexuality Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 5,848. 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% 7% 12% 5% 28% 5,848
Should be discouraged 57% 4% 11% 7% 21% 2,972
Neither/both equally 54% 6% 12% 5% 22% 414
Don't know 55% 6% 10% 12% 16% 278

Parent of children under 18 among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally by views about homosexuality

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who are…

Views about homosexuality Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 5,848. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Should be accepted 31% 69% 5,848
Should be discouraged 32% 68% 2,966
Neither/both equally 29% 71% 414
Don't know 33% 67% 278

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally by views about homosexuality

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally 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 = 5,865. 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% 24% 2% < 1% 1% < 1% 5,865
Should be discouraged 85% 13% 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 2,981
Neither/both equally 75% 20% 2% 1% 1% < 1% 415
Don't know 82% 15% 2% < 1% < 1% 1% 281

Importance of religion in one's life among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally by views about homosexuality

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally 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 = 5,865. 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 55% 37% 7% 2% < 1% 5,865
Should be discouraged 75% 20% 3% 1% < 1% 2,981
Neither/both equally 64% 28% 3% 3% 2% 415
Don't know 69% 25% 2% 1% 3% 281

Attendance at religious services among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally by views about homosexuality

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally 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 = 5,865. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Should be accepted 34% 45% 20% < 1% 5,865
Should be discouraged 56% 29% 14% < 1% 2,981
Neither/both equally 45% 38% 17% < 1% 415
Don't know 43% 34% 22% 2% 281

Frequency of prayer among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally by views about homosexuality

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who pray…

Views about homosexuality At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,865. 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% 24% 7% 11% < 1% 5,865
Should be discouraged 74% 15% 4% 6% < 1% 2,981
Neither/both equally 67% 18% 5% 9% 1% 415
Don't know 70% 16% 5% 6% 3% 281

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally by views about homosexuality

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally 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 = 5,865. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Should be accepted 17% 12% 12% 60% < 1% 5,865
Should be discouraged 39% 11% 10% 38% 1% 2,981
Neither/both equally 30% 13% 11% 45% 1% 415
Don't know 28% 9% 12% 51% < 1% 281

Frequency of meditation among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally by views about homosexuality

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally 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 = 5,865. 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% 9% 5% 51% 1% 5,865
Should be discouraged 46% 7% 4% 42% 2% 2,981
Neither/both equally 43% 9% 4% 41% 2% 415
Don't know 47% 9% 5% 37% 3% 281

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally by views about homosexuality

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally 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 = 5,865. 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% 20% 12% 13% < 1% 5,865
Should be discouraged 66% 15% 8% 10% 1% 2,981
Neither/both equally 69% 11% 8% 10% 2% 415
Don't know 68% 14% 8% 8% 2% 281

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally by views about homosexuality

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally 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 = 5,865. 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% 15% 26% 1% 5,865
Should be discouraged 45% 18% 12% 24% 1% 2,981
Neither/both equally 48% 14% 14% 23% 1% 415
Don't know 47% 13% 10% 25% 5% 281

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally by views about homosexuality

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally 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 = 5,865. 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% 11% 52% 7% 1% 5,865
Should be discouraged 55% 5% 34% 4% 2% 2,981
Neither/both equally 42% 10% 39% 2% 7% 415
Don't know 42% 5% 37% 8% 8% 281

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally by views about homosexuality

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally 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 = 5,865. 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% 70% 1% < 1% 5,865
Should be discouraged 50% 48% 1% 1% 2,981
Neither/both equally 36% 61% 2% 1% 415
Don't know 45% 51% 2% 1% 281

Frequency of reading scripture among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally by views about homosexuality

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally 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 = 5,865. 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% 15% 12% 44% < 1% 5,865
Should be discouraged 54% 12% 8% 25% 1% 2,981
Neither/both equally 44% 13% 10% 32% 1% 415
Don't know 46% 11% 11% 30% 1% 281

Belief in Heaven among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally by views about homosexuality

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who …in heaven

Views about homosexuality Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,865. 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 90% 6% 4% 5,865
Should be discouraged 89% 6% 5% 2,981
Neither/both equally 86% 6% 8% 415
Don't know 85% 7% 7% 281

Belief in Hell among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally by views about homosexuality

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who …in hell

Views about homosexuality Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,865. 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 68% 25% 6% 5,865
Should be discouraged 75% 18% 6% 2,981
Neither/both equally 67% 22% 11% 415
Don't know 67% 19% 14% 281

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally by views about homosexuality

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who identify as…

Views about homosexuality Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 5,865. 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% 15% 45% 5,865
Should be discouraged 58% 15% 27% 2,981
Neither/both equally 49% 24% 27% 415
Don't know 48% 29% 23% 281

Political ideology among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally by views about homosexuality

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who are…

Views about homosexuality Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,865. 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% 44% 22% 4% 5,865
Should be discouraged 59% 26% 9% 6% 2,981
Neither/both equally 47% 36% 11% 6% 415
Don't know 48% 33% 8% 10% 281

Views about size of government among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally by views about homosexuality

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who would rather have…

Views about homosexuality Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,865. 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% 2% 2% 5,865
Should be discouraged 69% 27% 1% 2% 2,981
Neither/both equally 62% 26% 4% 7% 415
Don't know 59% 27% 5% 9% 281

Views about government aid to the poor among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally by views about homosexuality

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally 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 = 5,865. 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% 51% 3% 1% 5,865
Should be discouraged 60% 36% 3% 1% 2,981
Neither/both equally 53% 35% 10% 2% 415
Don't know 49% 36% 6% 9% 281

Views about abortion among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally by views about homosexuality

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally 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 = 5,865. 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 60% 38% 2% 5,865
Should be discouraged 27% 70% 3% 2,981
Neither/both equally 37% 57% 7% 415
Don't know 33% 54% 13% 281

Views about same-sex marriage among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally by views about homosexuality

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who …same-sex marriage

Views about homosexuality Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,865. 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% 19% 5% 5,865
Should be discouraged 9% 86% 5% 2,981
Neither/both equally 24% 45% 31% 415
Don't know 17% 40% 43% 281

Views about environmental regulation among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally by views about homosexuality

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally 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 = 5,865. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Should be accepted 34% 63% 2% 1% 5,865
Should be discouraged 51% 45% 2% 2% 2,981
Neither/both equally 45% 47% 4% 3% 415
Don't know 46% 45% 2% 7% 281

Views about human evolution among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally by views about homosexuality

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally 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 = 5,865. 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% 42% 3% 28% 2% 5,865
Should be discouraged 12% 30% 2% 52% 4% 2,981
Neither/both equally 12% 34% 5% 40% 8% 415
Don't know 10% 34% 5% 37% 14% 281