DemographicInformation

Age distribution among Mainline Protestants adults who say homosexuality should be accepted who are widowed

% of Mainline Protestants adults who say homosexuality should be accepted who are widowed who are ages…

Survey year 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 441. 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 < 1% 5% 19% 76% 441
2007 < 1% 5% 16% 80% 442

Generational cohort among Mainline Protestants adults who say homosexuality should be accepted who are widowed

% of Mainline Protestants adults who say homosexuality should be accepted who are widowed who are…

Survey year Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 441. 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 < 1% < 1% 5% 29% 56% 11% 441
2007 < 1% < 1% 1% 14% 44% 40% 442

Gender composition among Mainline Protestants adults who say homosexuality should be accepted who are widowed

% of Mainline Protestants adults who say homosexuality should be accepted who are widowed who are…

Survey year Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 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.
2014 19% 81% 453
2007 16% 84% 458

Racial and ethnic composition among Mainline Protestants adults who say homosexuality should be accepted who are widowed

% of Mainline Protestants adults who say homosexuality should be accepted who are widowed who identify as…

Survey year White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 450. 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 90% 3% < 1% 3% 3% 450
2007 94% 3% < 1% 2% 1% 458

Immigrant status among Mainline Protestants adults who say homosexuality should be accepted who are widowed

% of Mainline Protestants adults who say homosexuality should be accepted who are widowed who are…

Survey year Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 450. 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 5% 7% 88% 450
2007 5% 9% 86% 454

Income distribution among Mainline Protestants adults who say homosexuality should be accepted who are widowed

% of Mainline Protestants adults who say homosexuality should be accepted who are widowed who have a household income of…

Survey year Less than $30,000 $30,000-$49,999 $50,000-$99,999 $100,000 or more Sample Size
Sample size = 386. 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 58% 20% 15% 8% 386
2007 57% 26% 13% 4% 348

Educational distribution among Mainline Protestants adults who say homosexuality should be accepted who are widowed

% of Mainline Protestants adults who say homosexuality should be accepted who are widowed who have completed…

Survey year High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 451. 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 47% 28% 15% 11% 451

Parent of children under 18 among Mainline Protestants adults who say homosexuality should be accepted who are widowed

% of Mainline Protestants adults who say homosexuality should be accepted who are widowed who are…

Survey year Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 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.
2014 5% 95% 453
2007 4% 96% 457

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among Mainline Protestants adults who say homosexuality should be accepted who are widowed

% of Mainline Protestants adults who say homosexuality should be accepted who are widowed who say they…

Survey year 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 = 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.
2014 69% 20% 4% 2% 2% 2% 453
2007 72% 20% 4% 1% 1% 2% 458

Importance of religion in one's life among Mainline Protestants adults who say homosexuality should be accepted who are widowed

% of Mainline Protestants adults who say homosexuality should be accepted who are widowed who say religion is…

Survey year Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 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.
2014 61% 30% 6% 3% < 1% 453
2007 56% 31% 10% 3% < 1% 458

Attendance at religious services among Mainline Protestants adults who say homosexuality should be accepted who are widowed

% of Mainline Protestants adults who say homosexuality should be accepted who are widowed who attend religious services…

Survey year At least once a week Once or twice a month/a few times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 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.
2014 34% 37% 28% 1% 453
2007 39% 34% 26% 1% 458

Frequency of prayer among Mainline Protestants adults who say homosexuality should be accepted who are widowed

% of Mainline Protestants adults who say homosexuality should be accepted who are widowed who pray…

Survey year At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 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.
2014 66% 17% 5% 11% 2% 453
2007 62% 18% 6% 12% 2% 458

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among Mainline Protestants adults who say homosexuality should be accepted who are widowed

% of Mainline Protestants adults who say homosexuality should be accepted who are widowed who attend prayer group…

Survey year At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 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.
2014 18% 8% 11% 63% 1% 453
2007 16% 9% 7% 66% 1% 458

Frequency of meditation among Mainline Protestants adults who say homosexuality should be accepted who are widowed

% of Mainline Protestants adults who say homosexuality should be accepted who are widowed who meditate…

Survey year At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 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.
2014 49% 9% 3% 36% 3% 453
2007 47% 7% 5% 36% 5% 458

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among Mainline Protestants adults who say homosexuality should be accepted who are widowed

% of Mainline Protestants adults who say homosexuality should be accepted who are widowed who feel a sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing…

Survey year At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 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.
2014 62% 11% 10% 15% 2% 453
2007 51% 14% 11% 18% 6% 458

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among Mainline Protestants adults who say homosexuality should be accepted who are widowed

% of Mainline Protestants adults who say homosexuality should be accepted who are widowed who feel a sense of wonder about the universe…

Survey year At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 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.
2014 45% 10% 12% 31% 2% 453
2007 40% 14% 14% 26% 6% 458

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among Mainline Protestants adults who say homosexuality should be accepted who are widowed

% of Mainline Protestants adults who say homosexuality should be accepted who are widowed who say they look to…most for guidance on right and wrong

Survey year Religion Philosophy/reason Common sense Science Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 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.
2014 27% 9% 56% 6% 2% 453
2007 22% 7% 63% 3% 5% 458

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among Mainline Protestants adults who say homosexuality should be accepted who are widowed

% of Mainline Protestants adults who say homosexuality should be accepted who are widowed who say…

Survey year 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 = 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.
2014 24% 73% 1% 1% 453

Frequency of reading scripture among Mainline Protestants adults who say homosexuality should be accepted who are widowed

% of Mainline Protestants adults who say homosexuality should be accepted who are widowed who read scripture…

Survey year At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 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.
2014 35% 9% 8% 46% 1% 453
2007 33% 10% 10% 45% 2% 458

Interpreting scripture among Mainline Protestants adults who say homosexuality should be accepted who are widowed

% of Mainline Protestants adults who say homosexuality should be accepted who are widowed who say the holy scripture is…

Survey year 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 = 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.
2014 22% 35% 6% 23% 14% 453
2007 19% 36% 7% 23% 16% 458

Belief in Heaven among Mainline Protestants adults who say homosexuality should be accepted who are widowed

% of Mainline Protestants adults who say homosexuality should be accepted who are widowed who …in heaven

Survey year Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 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.
2014 82% 10% 8% 453
2007 70% 14% 16% 458

Belief in Hell among Mainline Protestants adults who say homosexuality should be accepted who are widowed

% of Mainline Protestants adults who say homosexuality should be accepted who are widowed who …in hell

Survey year Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 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.
2014 43% 42% 15% 453
2007 34% 42% 23% 458

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among Mainline Protestants adults who say homosexuality should be accepted who are widowed

% of Mainline Protestants adults who say homosexuality should be accepted who are widowed who identify as…

Survey year Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 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.
2014 33% 15% 51% 453
2007 30% 17% 53% 458

Political ideology among Mainline Protestants adults who say homosexuality should be accepted who are widowed

% of Mainline Protestants adults who say homosexuality should be accepted who are widowed who are…

Survey year Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 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.
2014 31% 42% 21% 6% 453
2007 29% 44% 18% 8% 458

Views about size of government among Mainline Protestants adults who say homosexuality should be accepted who are widowed

% of Mainline Protestants adults who say homosexuality should be accepted who are widowed who would rather have…

Survey year Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 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.
2014 52% 34% 7% 7% 453
2007 51% 32% 7% 10% 458

Views about government aid to the poor among Mainline Protestants adults who say homosexuality should be accepted who are widowed

% of Mainline Protestants adults who say homosexuality should be accepted who are widowed who say government aid to the poor…

Survey year Does more harm than good Does more good than harm Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 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.
2014 34% 56% 6% 4% 453

Views about abortion among Mainline Protestants adults who say homosexuality should be accepted who are widowed

% of Mainline Protestants adults who say homosexuality should be accepted who are widowed who say abortion should be…

Survey year Legal in all/most cases Illegal in all/most cases Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 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.
2014 68% 23% 9% 453
2007 74% 19% 7% 458

Views about same-sex marriage among Mainline Protestants adults who say homosexuality should be accepted who are widowed

% of Mainline Protestants adults who say homosexuality should be accepted who are widowed who …same-sex marriage

Survey year Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 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.
2014 66% 23% 11% 453

Views about environmental regulation among Mainline Protestants adults who say homosexuality should be accepted who are widowed

% of Mainline Protestants adults who say homosexuality should be accepted who are widowed who say…

Survey year 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 = 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.
2014 37% 55% 2% 5% 453
2007 24% 66% 3% 7% 458

Views about human evolution among Mainline Protestants adults who say homosexuality should be accepted who are widowed

% of Mainline Protestants adults who say homosexuality should be accepted who are widowed who say humans…

Survey year 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 = 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.
2014 30% 26% 7% 31% 6% 453