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

% of adults who say religion 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 = 11,754. 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 37% 54% 5% 4% 11,754
2007 26% 64% 5% 5% 10,833

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

% of adults who say religion 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 = 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 57% 35% 4% 4% 2,203
Evangelical Protestant 24% 67% 5% 4% 5,299
Historically Black Protestant 39% 50% 6% 5% 929
Jehovah's Witness 12% 81% 3% 4% 194
Jewish 50% 44% 4% 2% 126
Mainline Protestant 50% 40% 6% 4% 1,825
Mormon 28% 64% 4% 3% 428
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 49% 41% 4% 5% 441

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DemographicInformation

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

% of adults who say religion 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 = 4,202. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Should be accepted 20% 33% 29% 17% 4,202
Should be discouraged 13% 32% 31% 24% 6,285
Neither/both equally 14% 37% 28% 21% 547
Don't know 12% 36% 29% 24% 449

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

% of adults who say religion 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 = 4,202. 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% 13% 27% 35% 11% 1% 4,202
Should be discouraged 8% 10% 27% 37% 16% 2% 6,285
Neither/both equally 7% 13% 31% 33% 14% 2% 547
Don't know 6% 10% 31% 33% 17% 2% 449

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

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

Views about homosexuality Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 4,258. 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% 66% 4,258
Should be discouraged 47% 53% 6,453
Neither/both equally 39% 61% 568
Don't know 37% 63% 475

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

% of adults who say religion 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 = 4,216. 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% 15% 2% 20% 4% 4,216
Should be discouraged 68% 14% 2% 12% 3% 6,372
Neither/both equally 65% 14% 1% 16% 4% 556
Don't know 58% 16% 3% 18% 5% 454

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

% of adults who say religion 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 = 4,205. 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% 9% 73% 4,205
Should be discouraged 12% 7% 81% 6,377
Neither/both equally 13% 7% 80% 556
Don't know 20% 10% 71% 465

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

% of adults who say religion 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 = 3,775. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Should be accepted 38% 20% 25% 17% 3,775
Should be discouraged 36% 21% 29% 14% 5,509
Neither/both equally 34% 24% 26% 16% 460
Don't know 41% 20% 26% 13% 340

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

% of adults who say religion 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 = 4,243. 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% 4,243
Should be discouraged 45% 32% 15% 8% 6,411
Neither/both equally 39% 37% 16% 9% 563
Don't know 48% 33% 13% 6% 468

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

% of adults who say religion 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 = 4,248. 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% 15% 7% 24% 4,248
Should be discouraged 61% 2% 12% 9% 16% 6,424
Neither/both equally 56% 3% 12% 10% 19% 560
Don't know 53% 5% 13% 10% 20% 465

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

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

Views about homosexuality Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 4,244. 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% 4,244
Should be discouraged 30% 70% 6,419
Neither/both equally 30% 70% 565
Don't know 33% 67% 469

BeliefsandPractices

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

% of adults who say religion 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 = 4,258. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Should be accepted 83% 14% 1% < 1% 1% < 1% 4,258
Should be discouraged 93% 5% < 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 6,453
Neither/both equally 91% 7% < 1% 1% < 1% 1% 568
Don't know 88% 7% 2% 2% < 1% 1% 475

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

% of adults who say religion 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 = 4,258. 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 81% 16% 2% 1% < 1% 4,258
Should be discouraged 93% 6% 1% < 1% < 1% 6,453
Neither/both equally 88% 10% < 1% 1% 1% 568
Don't know 85% 10% 3% < 1% 2% 475

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

% of adults who say religion 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 = 4,258. 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% 34% 13% 1% 4,258
Should be discouraged 75% 17% 7% < 1% 6,453
Neither/both equally 62% 27% 9% 2% 568
Don't know 63% 21% 14% 2% 475

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

% of adults who say religion 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 = 4,258. 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% 5% < 1% 4,258
Should be discouraged 88% 8% 1% 2% 1% 6,453
Neither/both equally 86% 8% 1% 4% 1% 568
Don't know 85% 7% 2% 3% 3% 475

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

% of adults who say religion 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 = 4,258. 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% 14% 11% 42% < 1% 4,258
Should be discouraged 58% 12% 8% 21% 1% 6,453
Neither/both equally 49% 11% 9% 30% 1% 568
Don't know 47% 9% 9% 33% 2% 475

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

% of adults who say religion 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 = 4,258. 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% 9% 4% 40% 1% 4,258
Should be discouraged 59% 6% 3% 30% 3% 6,453
Neither/both equally 54% 6% 4% 32% 4% 568
Don't know 54% 6% 2% 31% 6% 475

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

% of adults who say religion 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 = 4,258. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Should be accepted 73% 13% 7% 7% 1% 4,258
Should be discouraged 82% 9% 4% 4% 1% 6,453
Neither/both equally 80% 11% 2% 4% 2% 568
Don't know 79% 9% 5% 5% 2% 475

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

% of adults who say religion 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 = 4,258. 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% 17% 12% 23% 1% 4,258
Should be discouraged 51% 15% 9% 22% 2% 6,453
Neither/both equally 50% 11% 12% 23% 4% 568
Don't know 53% 10% 8% 24% 5% 475

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

% of adults who say religion 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 = 4,258. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Should be accepted 36% 62% 1% 1% 4,258
Should be discouraged 61% 37% 1% 1% 6,453
Neither/both equally 45% 49% 4% 2% 568
Don't know 44% 49% 3% 3% 475

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

% of adults who say religion 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 = 4,258. 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 50% 14% 9% 27% < 1% 4,258
Should be discouraged 76% 8% 4% 10% 1% 6,453
Neither/both equally 66% 11% 6% 16% 2% 568
Don't know 66% 11% 4% 17% 2% 475

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

% of adults who say religion 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 = 4,258. 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% 39% 3% 11% 5% 4,258
Should be discouraged 65% 25% 4% 3% 3% 6,453
Neither/both equally 48% 30% 8% 5% 9% 568
Don't know 55% 25% 7% 5% 8% 475

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

% of adults who say religion 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 = 4,258. 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 89% 6% 4% 4,258
Should be discouraged 88% 6% 6% 6,453
Neither/both equally 89% 3% 8% 568
Don't know 86% 4% 10% 475

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

% of adults who say religion 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 = 4,258. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Should be accepted 73% 20% 7% 4,258
Should be discouraged 83% 11% 6% 6,453
Neither/both equally 75% 14% 11% 568
Don't know 73% 13% 14% 475

SocialandPoliticalViews

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

% of adults who say religion 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 = 4,258. 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% 17% 46% 4,258
Should be discouraged 59% 16% 25% 6,453
Neither/both equally 43% 29% 28% 568
Don't know 38% 30% 33% 475

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

% of adults who say religion 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 = 4,258. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Should be accepted 38% 36% 20% 6% 4,258
Should be discouraged 66% 20% 9% 6% 6,453
Neither/both equally 50% 28% 11% 11% 568
Don't know 46% 25% 10% 19% 475

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

% of adults who say religion 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 = 4,258. 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% 50% 3% 2% 4,258
Should be discouraged 65% 29% 2% 3% 6,453
Neither/both equally 60% 27% 8% 5% 568
Don't know 48% 36% 5% 11% 475

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

% of adults who say religion 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 = 4,258. 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% 53% 3% 1% 4,258
Should be discouraged 58% 36% 4% 2% 6,453
Neither/both equally 48% 37% 13% 2% 568
Don't know 40% 45% 5% 10% 475

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

% of adults who say religion 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 = 4,258. 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% 49% 3% 4,258
Should be discouraged 17% 80% 3% 6,453
Neither/both equally 26% 65% 9% 568
Don't know 24% 56% 20% 475

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

% of adults who say religion 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 = 4,258. 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% 29% 7% 4,258
Should be discouraged 4% 92% 3% 6,453
Neither/both equally 18% 53% 30% 568
Don't know 13% 44% 43% 475

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

% of adults who say religion 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 = 4,258. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Should be accepted 38% 58% 2% 3% 4,258
Should be discouraged 53% 41% 2% 3% 6,453
Neither/both equally 43% 40% 12% 5% 568
Don't know 41% 41% 4% 14% 475

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

% of adults who say religion 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 = 4,258. 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% 37% 3% 40% 4% 4,258
Should be discouraged 6% 19% 2% 69% 5% 6,453
Neither/both equally 6% 27% 4% 52% 12% 568
Don't know 8% 23% 6% 48% 15% 475