Views about homosexuality among adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong

% of adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who say homosexuality…

Survey year Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 15,190. 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.
2014 72% 21% 4% 3% 15,190
2007 59% 31% 5% 5% 18,234

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Views about homosexuality among adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by religious group

% of adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who say homosexuality…

Religious tradition Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 111. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Buddhist 84% 15% 1% < 1% 111
Catholic 75% 18% 3% 4% 3,428
Evangelical Protestant 53% 39% 4% 4% 2,407
Historically Black Protestant 63% 29% 6% 2% 751
Jewish 85% 13% 2% 1% 414
Mainline Protestant 70% 22% 4% 3% 2,990
Mormon 52% 43% 4% 1% 162
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 83% 12% 3% 2% 4,142

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by views about homosexuality

% of adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who are ages…

Views about homosexuality 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 10,726. 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% 35% 24% 14% 10,726
Should be discouraged 13% 31% 29% 26% 3,188
Neither/both equally 14% 35% 32% 19% 559
Don't know 13% 34% 27% 26% 441

Generational cohort among adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by views about homosexuality

% of adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who are…

Views about homosexuality Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 10,726. 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% 17% 28% 29% 8% 1% 10,726
Should be discouraged 8% 10% 26% 36% 17% 2% 3,188
Neither/both equally 7% 13% 29% 38% 12% 1% 559
Don't know 6% 13% 28% 33% 17% 3% 441

Gender composition among adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by views about homosexuality

% of adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who are…

Views about homosexuality Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 10,893. 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% 10,893
Should be discouraged 65% 35% 3,250
Neither/both equally 59% 41% 575
Don't know 51% 49% 472

Racial and ethnic composition among adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by views about homosexuality

% of adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who identify as…

Views about homosexuality White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 10,773. 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 70% 10% 4% 13% 4% 10,773
Should be discouraged 67% 15% 3% 11% 4% 3,206
Neither/both equally 63% 15% 3% 15% 4% 558
Don't know 67% 9% 6% 12% 7% 446

Immigrant status among adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by views about homosexuality

% of adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who are…

Views about homosexuality Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 10,777. 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% 11% 77% 10,777
Should be discouraged 13% 7% 80% 3,197
Neither/both equally 12% 12% 77% 560
Don't know 17% 10% 73% 454

Income distribution among adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by views about homosexuality

% of adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong 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 = 9,685. 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% 20% 27% 20% 9,685
Should be discouraged 38% 23% 24% 14% 2,794
Neither/both equally 36% 19% 27% 19% 466
Don't know 44% 21% 20% 15% 358

Educational distribution among adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by views about homosexuality

% of adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who have completed…

Views about homosexuality High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 10,852. 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% 33% 17% 10% 10,852
Should be discouraged 56% 29% 10% 5% 3,227
Neither/both equally 43% 35% 14% 8% 569
Don't know 56% 28% 9% 7% 463

Marital status among adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by views about homosexuality

% of adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who are…

Views about homosexuality Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 10,858. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Should be accepted 44% 10% 12% 5% 28% 10,858
Should be discouraged 51% 6% 15% 10% 19% 3,236
Neither/both equally 45% 9% 17% 9% 20% 574
Don't know 48% 6% 14% 13% 19% 461

Parent of children under 18 among adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by views about homosexuality

% of adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who are…

Views about homosexuality Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 10,864. 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% 71% 10,864
Should be discouraged 26% 74% 3,242
Neither/both equally 27% 73% 572
Don't know 29% 71% 468

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by views about homosexuality

% of adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong 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 = 10,893. 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% 28% 8% 1% 13% 3% 10,893
Should be discouraged 72% 18% 4% 1% 4% 1% 3,250
Neither/both equally 61% 21% 4% 4% 5% 4% 575
Don't know 64% 20% 6% 3% 4% 4% 472

Importance of religion in one's life among adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by views about homosexuality

% of adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong 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 = 10,893. 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% 36% 17% 16% 1% 10,893
Should be discouraged 57% 28% 9% 6% 1% 3,250
Neither/both equally 51% 30% 8% 9% 1% 575
Don't know 50% 29% 10% 8% 3% 472

Attendance at religious services among adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by views about homosexuality

% of adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong 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 = 10,893. 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% 40% 43% < 1% 10,893
Should be discouraged 35% 37% 27% 1% 3,250
Neither/both equally 29% 36% 34% 1% 575
Don't know 25% 37% 34% 3% 472

Frequency of prayer among adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by views about homosexuality

% of adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who pray…

Views about homosexuality At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 10,893. 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% 19% 8% 34% 1% 10,893
Should be discouraged 57% 18% 7% 17% 1% 3,250
Neither/both equally 52% 16% 7% 23% 2% 575
Don't know 51% 19% 6% 19% 5% 472

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by views about homosexuality

% of adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong 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 = 10,893. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Should be accepted 9% 7% 7% 77% < 1% 10,893
Should be discouraged 25% 10% 10% 55% 1% 3,250
Neither/both equally 19% 8% 8% 64% 2% 575
Don't know 14% 8% 12% 64% 3% 472

Frequency of meditation among adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by views about homosexuality

% of adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong 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 = 10,893. 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% 9% 5% 55% 1% 10,893
Should be discouraged 37% 7% 4% 50% 2% 3,250
Neither/both equally 36% 9% 3% 50% 2% 575
Don't know 39% 6% 5% 46% 4% 472

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by views about homosexuality

% of adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong 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 = 10,893. 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% 18% 13% 22% 1% 10,893
Should be discouraged 55% 15% 10% 19% 1% 3,250
Neither/both equally 57% 13% 9% 18% 3% 575
Don't know 49% 13% 12% 21% 5% 472

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by views about homosexuality

% of adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong 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 = 10,893. 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% 17% 15% 27% 1% 10,893
Should be discouraged 39% 15% 13% 32% 2% 3,250
Neither/both equally 41% 14% 13% 32% 1% 575
Don't know 36% 13% 13% 31% 6% 472

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by views about homosexuality

% of adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong 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 = 10,893. 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 22% 76% 1% 1% 10,893
Should be discouraged 35% 63% 1% 1% 3,250
Neither/both equally 27% 67% 5% 1% 575
Don't know 32% 62% 2% 5% 472

Frequency of reading scripture among adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by views about homosexuality

% of adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong 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 = 10,893. 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 16% 10% 9% 65% 1% 10,893
Should be discouraged 35% 11% 10% 43% 1% 3,250
Neither/both equally 29% 7% 10% 52% 1% 575
Don't know 27% 9% 10% 51% 3% 472

Interpreting scripture among adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by views about homosexuality

% of adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong 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 = 10,893. 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% 27% 1% 50% 8% 10,893
Should be discouraged 41% 28% 3% 21% 7% 3,250
Neither/both equally 21% 27% 5% 28% 19% 575
Don't know 28% 21% 8% 25% 18% 472

Belief in Heaven among adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by views about homosexuality

% of adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who …in heaven

Views about homosexuality Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 10,893. 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 64% 28% 7% 10,893
Should be discouraged 82% 12% 6% 3,250
Neither/both equally 73% 14% 13% 575
Don't know 72% 15% 13% 472

Belief in Hell among adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by views about homosexuality

% of adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who …in hell

Views about homosexuality Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 10,893. 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% 46% 8% 10,893
Should be discouraged 69% 23% 7% 3,250
Neither/both equally 56% 29% 15% 575
Don't know 51% 29% 20% 472

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by views about homosexuality

% of adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who identify as…

Views about homosexuality Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 10,893. 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% 18% 52% 10,893
Should be discouraged 48% 17% 35% 3,250
Neither/both equally 39% 28% 34% 575
Don't know 32% 37% 31% 472

Political ideology among adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by views about homosexuality

% of adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who are…

Views about homosexuality Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 10,893. 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% 41% 30% 6% 10,893
Should be discouraged 50% 28% 15% 7% 3,250
Neither/both equally 37% 34% 16% 13% 575
Don't know 35% 31% 17% 16% 472

Views about size of government among adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by views about homosexuality

% of adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who would rather have…

Views about homosexuality Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 10,893. 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% 10,893
Should be discouraged 60% 35% 2% 3% 3,250
Neither/both equally 56% 29% 7% 8% 575
Don't know 49% 34% 5% 12% 472

Views about government aid to the poor among adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by views about homosexuality

% of adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong 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 = 10,893. 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% 54% 3% 1% 10,893
Should be discouraged 56% 40% 2% 2% 3,250
Neither/both equally 49% 34% 13% 4% 575
Don't know 43% 39% 7% 11% 472

Views about abortion among adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by views about homosexuality

% of adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong 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 = 10,893. 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% 25% 3% 10,893
Should be discouraged 42% 54% 4% 3,250
Neither/both equally 45% 39% 16% 575
Don't know 41% 38% 20% 472

Views about same-sex marriage among adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by views about homosexuality

% of adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who …same-sex marriage

Views about homosexuality Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 10,893. 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% 13% 5% 10,893
Should be discouraged 11% 83% 6% 3,250
Neither/both equally 26% 34% 40% 575
Don't know 23% 27% 51% 472

Views about environmental regulation among adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by views about homosexuality

% of adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong 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 = 10,893. 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% 10,893
Should be discouraged 53% 42% 2% 3% 3,250
Neither/both equally 44% 41% 8% 7% 575
Don't know 44% 38% 6% 12% 472

Views about human evolution among adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by views about homosexuality

% of adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong 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 = 10,893. 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% 26% 4% 21% 3% 10,893
Should be discouraged 21% 27% 3% 43% 6% 3,250
Neither/both equally 24% 27% 8% 29% 12% 575
Don't know 21% 21% 12% 31% 15% 472