Interpreting scripture among adults who say homosexuality should be discouraged by sources of guidance on right and wrong (2014) Switch to: Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults who say homosexuality should be discouraged by interpretation of scripture

% of adults who say homosexuality should be discouraged who say the holy scripture is…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Word of God; should be taken literally Word of God; not everything taken literally Word of God; other/don't know Not the word of God Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,453. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Religion 65% 25% 4% 3% 3% 6,453
Philosophy/reason 39% 30% 3% 21% 7% 457
Common sense 41% 28% 3% 21% 7% 3,250
Science 37% 24% 2% 33% 4% 461
Don't know 37% 27% 17% 6% 13% 251

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