Party affiliation among adults who say homosexuality should be accepted by interpretation of scripture (2014) Switch to: Interpreting scripture among adults who say homosexuality should be accepted by political party

% of adults who say homosexuality should be accepted who identify as…

Interpreting scripture Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 3,211. 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.
Word of God; should be taken literally 31% 20% 49% 3,211
Word of God; not everything taken literally 40% 15% 45% 5,865
Word of God; other/don't know 30% 33% 38% 333
Not the word of God 23% 16% 61% 10,524
Other/don't know 25% 27% 48% 1,665

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