State among adults who say homosexuality should be discouraged

% of adults who say homosexuality should be discouraged who are in…

Survey year Alabama Alaska Arizona Arkansas California Colorado Connecticut Delaware District of Columbia Florida Georgia Hawaii Idaho Illinois Indiana Iowa Kansas Kentucky Louisiana Maine Maryland Massachusetts Michigan Minnesota Mississippi Missouri Montana Nebraska Nevada New Hampshire New Jersey New Mexico New York North Carolina North Dakota Ohio Oklahoma Oregon Pennsylvania Rhode Island South Carolina South Dakota Tennessee Texas Utah Vermont Virginia Washington West Virginia Wisconsin Wyoming Sample Size
Sample size = 10,872. 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 3% < 1% 2% 1% 9% 1% 1% < 1% < 1% 6% 4% < 1% 1% 4% 2% 1% 1% 2% 2% < 1% 2% 1% 3% 2% 2% 2% < 1% 1% 1% < 1% 2% 1% 5% 4% < 1% 4% 2% 1% 4% < 1% 2% < 1% 4% 9% 1% < 1% 3% 2% 1% 2% < 1% 10,872
2007 3% < 1% 1% 1% 9% 1% 1% < 1% < 1% 5% 3% < 1% 1% 3% 3% 1% 1% 2% 2% < 1% 2% 1% 3% 2% 1% 3% 1% 1% 1% < 1% 2% < 1% 4% 4% < 1% 5% 2% 1% 5% < 1% 2% < 1% 4% 8% 1% < 1% 3% 2% 1% 2% < 1% 14,396

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State among adults who say homosexuality should be discouraged by religious group

% of adults who say homosexuality should be discouraged who are in…

Religious tradition Alabama Alaska Arizona Arkansas California Colorado Connecticut Delaware District of Columbia Florida Georgia Hawaii Idaho Illinois Indiana Iowa Kansas Kentucky Louisiana Maine Maryland Massachusetts Michigan Minnesota Mississippi Missouri Montana Nebraska Nevada New Hampshire New Jersey New Mexico New York North Carolina North Dakota Ohio Oklahoma Oregon Pennsylvania Rhode Island South Carolina South Dakota Tennessee Texas Utah Vermont Virginia Washington West Virginia Wisconsin Wyoming 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 1% < 1% 2% < 1% 14% 1% 1% < 1% < 1% 5% 1% 1% < 1% 6% 2% 1% 1% 1% 2% < 1% 1% 2% 3% 2% < 1% 2% < 1% 1% 1% 1% 4% 1% 8% 1% < 1% 4% 1% 1% 6% < 1% 1% < 1% 1% 9% < 1% < 1% 1% 1% < 1% 3% < 1% 1,696
Evangelical Protestant 4% < 1% 1% 2% 8% 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 6% 4% < 1% < 1% 3% 3% 1% 1% 3% 2% < 1% 1% < 1% 3% 1% 2% 3% < 1% 1% 1% < 1% 1% 1% 2% 4% < 1% 4% 2% 1% 3% < 1% 2% < 1% 5% 10% < 1% < 1% 3% 2% 1% 1% < 1% 4,943
Historically Black Protestant 3% < 1% < 1% 2% 5% < 1% 1% 1% 1% 8% 9% < 1% < 1% 4% 1% < 1% < 1% 2% 4% < 1% 4% 1% 4% < 1% 4% 1% < 1% < 1% 1% < 1% 2% < 1% 4% 5% < 1% 3% 1% < 1% 3% < 1% 4% < 1% 4% 11% < 1% < 1% 4% < 1% < 1% 2% < 1% 793
Jehovah's Witness 1% < 1% 4% < 1% 18% 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 5% 7% < 1% < 1% 3% 1% < 1% 1% 1% 1% < 1% < 1% 1% 4% 1% < 1% 2% < 1% < 1% 1% 1% < 1% 1% 7% 3% < 1% 4% 1% 1% 6% < 1% 2% < 1% 1% 12% < 1% < 1% 1% 5% < 1% 1% 1% 187
Mainline Protestant 2% < 1% 1% 1% 6% 2% 1% < 1% < 1% 6% 2% < 1% < 1% 4% 3% 3% 1% 2% < 1% 1% 2% 1% 4% 3% 1% 2% < 1% 1% < 1% 1% 1% 1% 3% 5% 1% 5% 1% < 1% 7% < 1% 2% 1% 3% 7% < 1% < 1% 3% 1% 2% 3% < 1% 1,553
Mormon < 1% 1% 7% < 1% 11% 3% 1% < 1% < 1% 1% 1% 1% 6% < 1% 1% < 1% 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 1% 1% 2% 1% < 1% 2% < 1% < 1% < 1% 1% 1% < 1% 1% 1% 4% 1% < 1% 1% < 1% 2% 6% 27% < 1% 4% 6% 1% < 1% 1% 386
Muslim < 1% < 1% 1% 3% 11% < 1% 2% 1% < 1% 1% 1% < 1% < 1% 8% < 1% 1% 1% < 1% 1% < 1% 4% 1% 6% 5% < 1% 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 7% < 1% 11% 2% < 1% 5% 1% < 1% 2% < 1% < 1% < 1% 3% 10% < 1% < 1% 6% 2% < 1% 3% < 1% 108
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 2% < 1% 3% 1% 10% 1% 1% < 1% < 1% 8% 3% < 1% < 1% 4% 3% 1% 2% 2% 1% 1% 1% 1% 2% 2% 2% 2% < 1% 1% 1% < 1% 1% 1% 10% 4% < 1% 3% 1% 1% 2% < 1% 2% < 1% 2% 8% < 1% < 1% 2% 3% 1% 2% < 1% 847

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Age distribution among adults who say homosexuality should be discouraged by state

% of adults who say homosexuality should be discouraged who are ages…

State 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 262. 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.
Alabama 15% 31% 32% 22% 262
Arizona 15% 35% 26% 24% 174
Arkansas 15% 32% 29% 23% 144
California 16% 36% 28% 20% 843
Colorado 19% 28% 29% 25% 120
Florida 11% 26% 31% 32% 569
Georgia 14% 37% 28% 21% 366
Idaho 16% 37% 28% 20% 110
Illinois 11% 37% 29% 24% 378
Indiana 13% 30% 31% 26% 231
Iowa 14% 33% 26% 27% 121
Kansas 8% 35% 35% 22% 111
Kentucky 12% 33% 31% 25% 205
Louisiana 16% 28% 35% 22% 174
Maryland 9% 37% 30% 24% 159
Michigan 11% 31% 32% 26% 298
Minnesota 15% 26% 33% 26% 174
Mississippi 17% 33% 28% 22% 168
Missouri 12% 28% 32% 27% 226
Montana 11% 20% 35% 35% 104
Nebraska 8% 31% 34% 27% 107
New Jersey 20% 29% 26% 25% 189
New York 16% 31% 27% 26% 405
North Carolina 14% 33% 29% 24% 358
North Dakota 13% 29% 30% 29% 128
Ohio 12% 27% 33% 28% 363
Oklahoma 8% 33% 31% 29% 176
Oregon 16% 23% 36% 25% 107
Pennsylvania 12% 29% 30% 29% 398
South Carolina 15% 34% 27% 25% 202
South Dakota 13% 34% 28% 25% 101
Tennessee 12% 36% 29% 23% 342
Texas 16% 35% 30% 19% 930
Utah 23% 37% 23% 17% 123
Virginia 15% 28% 31% 26% 276
Washington 14% 34% 26% 26% 174
West Virginia 13% 24% 38% 26% 141
Wisconsin 10% 24% 35% 31% 179
Wyoming 14% 32% 35% 18% 124

Generational cohort among adults who say homosexuality should be discouraged by state

% of adults who say homosexuality should be discouraged who are…

State Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 262. 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.
Alabama 9% 12% 25% 37% 15% 2% 262
Arizona 8% 15% 27% 32% 18% 1% 174
Arkansas 10% 7% 31% 37% 15% < 1% 144
California 10% 12% 30% 32% 15% 1% 843
Colorado 9% 11% 26% 36% 15% 2% 120
Florida 6% 9% 22% 38% 21% 4% 569
Georgia 7% 13% 31% 35% 13% 1% 366
Idaho 13% 7% 32% 31% 16% < 1% 110
Illinois 7% 9% 31% 33% 17% 3% 378
Indiana 9% 9% 25% 37% 17% 2% 231
Iowa 10% 10% 27% 32% 20% 2% 121
Kansas 7% 10% 27% 44% 10% 3% 111
Kentucky 9% 9% 27% 40% 14% 2% 205
Louisiana 10% 12% 22% 41% 15% 1% 174
Maryland 8% 6% 33% 32% 19% 2% 159
Michigan 7% 9% 26% 40% 16% 2% 298
Minnesota 8% 13% 20% 38% 20% 1% 174
Mississippi 12% 9% 30% 34% 16% 1% 168
Missouri 5% 13% 23% 36% 21% 2% 226
Montana 6% 11% 13% 47% 23% < 1% 104
Nebraska 4% 9% 27% 38% 20% 3% 107
New Jersey 12% 14% 23% 31% 17% 3% 189
New York 8% 13% 26% 34% 17% 2% 405
North Carolina 7% 12% 27% 38% 14% 2% 358
North Dakota 6% 14% 21% 40% 13% 6% 128
Ohio 6% 10% 23% 39% 19% 2% 363
Oklahoma 4% 8% 29% 37% 18% 5% 176
Oregon 6% 13% 20% 41% 20% < 1% 107
Pennsylvania 7% 9% 25% 37% 19% 2% 398
South Carolina 12% 6% 31% 35% 17% < 1% 202
South Dakota 9% 10% 27% 31% 20% 2% 101
Tennessee 5% 13% 31% 35% 15% 1% 342
Texas 10% 12% 29% 33% 14% 1% 930
Utah 18% 12% 30% 29% 10% 1% 123
Virginia 6% 15% 22% 38% 18% 1% 276
Washington 10% 13% 26% 31% 16% 4% 174
West Virginia 10% 4% 23% 43% 18% 2% 141
Wisconsin 7% 7% 20% 40% 22% 4% 179
Wyoming 6% 14% 27% 41% 9% 3% 124

Gender composition among adults who say homosexuality should be discouraged by state

% of adults who say homosexuality should be discouraged who are…

State Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 270. 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.
Alabama 52% 48% 270
Arizona 57% 43% 176
Arkansas 52% 48% 149
California 54% 46% 865
Colorado 52% 48% 124
Florida 54% 46% 580
Georgia 49% 51% 377
Idaho 56% 44% 112
Illinois 58% 42% 386
Indiana 51% 49% 234
Iowa 56% 44% 122
Kansas 62% 38% 112
Kentucky 56% 44% 206
Louisiana 50% 50% 175
Maryland 55% 45% 164
Michigan 53% 47% 307
Minnesota 52% 48% 178
Mississippi 49% 51% 168
Missouri 58% 42% 231
Montana 66% 34% 107
Nebraska 58% 42% 107
New Jersey 52% 48% 194
New York 53% 47% 419
North Carolina 55% 45% 364
North Dakota 61% 39% 132
Ohio 58% 42% 375
Oklahoma 56% 44% 178
Oregon 58% 42% 109
Pennsylvania 56% 44% 401
South Carolina 54% 46% 206
South Dakota 59% 41% 104
Tennessee 53% 47% 350
Texas 51% 49% 962
Utah 57% 43% 126
Virginia 51% 49% 288
Washington 57% 43% 182
West Virginia 55% 45% 142
Wisconsin 55% 45% 188
Wyoming 59% 41% 126

Racial and ethnic composition among adults who say homosexuality should be discouraged by state

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

State White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 267. 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.
Alabama 77% 19% < 1% 1% 3% 267
Arizona 62% 4% 2% 25% 7% 170
Arkansas 78% 14% 1% 3% 3% 148
California 38% 9% 12% 37% 4% 848
Colorado 73% 2% 2% 20% 3% 123
Florida 58% 19% 1% 19% 3% 570
Georgia 58% 34% < 1% 4% 4% 371
Idaho 94% 1% 1% 3% 1% 111
Illinois 63% 18% 3% 14% 3% 379
Indiana 88% 6% 1% 4% 2% 230
Iowa 93% 3% 1% 3% < 1% 122
Kansas 83% 5% < 1% 10% 2% 109
Kentucky 88% 9% < 1% 1% 1% 204
Louisiana 62% 30% 1% 4% 4% 173
Maryland 51% 32% 2% 9% 5% 161
Michigan 75% 17% 1% 3% 3% 303
Minnesota 84% 8% 3% 3% 3% 174
Mississippi 62% 32% < 1% 3% 2% 166
Missouri 86% 8% 1% 2% 3% 229
Montana 90% 1% 2% 3% 4% 106
Nebraska 91% 1% < 1% 6% 1% 107
New Jersey 56% 18% 4% 17% 5% 188
New York 51% 22% 5% 17% 5% 416
North Carolina 73% 19% 1% 4% 4% 362
North Dakota 89% 1% 1% 3% 6% 129
Ohio 82% 12% 1% 2% 3% 369
Oklahoma 77% 10% < 1% 1% 12% 176
Oregon 80% 1% 3% 7% 10% 108
Pennsylvania 80% 9% 3% 6% 2% 394
South Carolina 70% 25% 1% 3% 2% 204
South Dakota 91% < 1% 1% 4% 4% 103
Tennessee 80% 17% < 1% 2% 1% 346
Texas 51% 16% 3% 27% 3% 951
Utah 86% < 1% < 1% 11% 3% 124
Virginia 72% 17% 4% 3% 3% 280
Washington 81% 3% 3% 8% 4% 180
West Virginia 95% 2% < 1% < 1% 3% 139
Wisconsin 85% 10% < 1% 3% 2% 186
Wyoming 89% 1% < 1% 9% 1% 126

Immigrant status among adults who say homosexuality should be discouraged by state

% of adults who say homosexuality should be discouraged who are…

State Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 266. 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.
Alabama 2% 5% 93% 266
Arizona 16% 13% 71% 173
Arkansas 4% 1% 95% 147
California 40% 12% 49% 845
Colorado 11% 6% 83% 120
Florida 21% 8% 71% 563
Georgia 4% 3% 93% 372
Idaho 7% 6% 87% 112
Illinois 14% 10% 76% 384
Indiana 3% 6% 91% 233
Iowa 11% 2% 88% 122
Kansas 9% 4% 87% 110
Kentucky 2% 1% 97% 206
Louisiana 2% 2% 96% 174
Maryland 14% 5% 81% 161
Michigan 6% 6% 88% 305
Minnesota 11% 3% 86% 177
Mississippi 2% 1% 98% 166
Missouri 5% 4% 91% 226
Montana 1% 10% 89% 106
Nebraska 8% 1% 91% 107
New Jersey 29% 18% 53% 189
New York 34% 16% 49% 408
North Carolina 5% 1% 94% 358
North Dakota 4% 9% 87% 131
Ohio 3% 8% 89% 375
Oklahoma 4% 2% 94% 177
Oregon 10% 11% 79% 109
Pennsylvania 8% 6% 86% 400
South Carolina 4% 4% 92% 206
South Dakota 6% 4% 91% 102
Tennessee 5% 2% 93% 348
Texas 18% 7% 75% 948
Utah 4% 4% 92% 124
Virginia 8% 3% 89% 277
Washington 16% 9% 75% 179
West Virginia 1% 3% 96% 141
Wisconsin 4% 5% 91% 184
Wyoming 3% 4% 92% 125

Income distribution among adults who say homosexuality should be discouraged by state

% of adults who say homosexuality should be discouraged who have a household income of…

State Less than $30,000 $30,000-$49,999 $50,000-$99,999 $100,000 or more Sample Size
Sample size = 227. 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.
Alabama 32% 27% 28% 13% 227
Arizona 39% 19% 27% 15% 154
Arkansas 40% 22% 26% 13% 135
California 41% 19% 22% 18% 722
Colorado 37% 24% 21% 18% 106
Florida 40% 25% 22% 13% 484
Georgia 38% 21% 25% 16% 326
Idaho 26% 23% 38% 13% 103
Illinois 41% 20% 26% 13% 334
Indiana 46% 19% 23% 11% 195
Iowa 20% 31% 36% 14% 109
Kansas 26% 28% 30% 15% 104
Kentucky 47% 18% 27% 8% 178
Louisiana 46% 15% 24% 16% 153
Maryland 31% 21% 27% 21% 140
Michigan 37% 22% 33% 9% 254
Minnesota 31% 23% 32% 14% 148
Mississippi 43% 21% 24% 12% 148
Missouri 32% 32% 23% 13% 210
Montana 28% 28% 32% 12% 100
New Jersey 34% 17% 29% 20% 165
New York 43% 17% 27% 13% 335
North Carolina 39% 20% 28% 14% 305
North Dakota 36% 17% 27% 20% 118
Ohio 39% 21% 27% 12% 332
Oklahoma 33% 16% 38% 14% 147
Pennsylvania 43% 24% 23% 10% 342
South Carolina 32% 25% 32% 11% 172
Tennessee 36% 27% 26% 11% 302
Texas 38% 18% 26% 17% 820
Utah 17% 25% 36% 22% 108
Virginia 27% 24% 32% 16% 247
Washington 35% 21% 28% 17% 160
West Virginia 46% 20% 27% 8% 122
Wisconsin 35% 23% 28% 14% 159
Wyoming 23% 32% 30% 15% 112

Educational distribution among adults who say homosexuality should be discouraged by state

% of adults who say homosexuality should be discouraged who have completed…

State High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 268. 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.
Alabama 49% 30% 14% 7% 268
Arizona 42% 36% 11% 11% 175
Arkansas 54% 29% 14% 3% 146
California 46% 31% 14% 9% 856
Colorado 46% 28% 19% 8% 122
Florida 49% 32% 11% 7% 573
Georgia 45% 33% 13% 9% 373
Idaho 37% 36% 18% 10% 112
Illinois 53% 26% 14% 6% 383
Indiana 57% 27% 11% 5% 234
Iowa 51% 31% 11% 8% 121
Kansas 38% 38% 16% 8% 111
Kentucky 57% 29% 8% 6% 205
Louisiana 58% 25% 14% 3% 174
Maryland 45% 30% 14% 11% 163
Michigan 44% 34% 15% 6% 303
Minnesota 45% 30% 17% 8% 176
Mississippi 47% 36% 13% 4% 168
Missouri 48% 33% 13% 6% 231
Montana 40% 39% 14% 7% 107
Nebraska 47% 29% 15% 9% 107
New Jersey 50% 23% 12% 16% 192
New York 56% 25% 12% 7% 417
North Carolina 51% 31% 13% 5% 362
North Dakota 43% 31% 17% 8% 132
Ohio 51% 29% 13% 7% 373
Oklahoma 47% 31% 15% 7% 177
Oregon 46% 38% 8% 8% 108
Pennsylvania 60% 24% 11% 5% 400
South Carolina 53% 34% 9% 4% 206
South Dakota 46% 35% 15% 4% 102
Tennessee 50% 31% 10% 9% 346
Texas 44% 33% 16% 7% 954
Utah 24% 44% 23% 9% 126
Virginia 49% 29% 16% 6% 287
Washington 39% 38% 17% 6% 181
West Virginia 65% 24% 8% 3% 140
Wisconsin 51% 33% 11% 5% 186
Wyoming 39% 36% 22% 3% 126

Marital status among adults who say homosexuality should be discouraged by state

% of adults who say homosexuality should be discouraged who are…

State Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 268. 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.
Alabama 56% 1% 22% 8% 14% 268
Arizona 55% 5% 16% 4% 20% 175
Arkansas 60% 2% 14% 13% 11% 147
California 54% 6% 14% 7% 18% 859
Colorado 62% 4% 10% 4% 20% 123
Florida 54% 4% 15% 11% 16% 577
Georgia 56% 3% 13% 9% 18% 377
Idaho 72% 3% 15% 5% 6% 112
Illinois 53% 4% 12% 8% 23% 384
Indiana 48% 4% 15% 15% 18% 232
Iowa 68% 4% 5% 10% 14% 122
Kansas 63% 2% 15% 5% 16% 112
Kentucky 58% 2% 12% 10% 19% 205
Louisiana 55% 3% 17% 9% 17% 174
Maryland 51% 3% 15% 11% 20% 164
Michigan 59% 5% 9% 10% 17% 304
Minnesota 58% 4% 10% 8% 19% 178
Mississippi 54% 1% 14% 7% 25% 168
Missouri 60% 5% 11% 11% 14% 230
Montana 65% 6% 7% 8% 15% 107
Nebraska 62% 2% 12% 8% 16% 107
New Jersey 49% 1% 14% 9% 26% 193
New York 52% 2% 11% 10% 25% 414
North Carolina 59% 3% 14% 7% 18% 364
North Dakota 57% < 1% 13% 12% 18% 131
Ohio 57% 3% 15% 8% 17% 372
Oklahoma 60% 4% 14% 12% 10% 178
Oregon 59% 3% 17% 7% 14% 108
Pennsylvania 60% 5% 8% 11% 16% 401
South Carolina 51% 4% 19% 8% 18% 205
South Dakota 48% 7% 8% 14% 22% 104
Tennessee 63% 4% 10% 7% 16% 347
Texas 55% 4% 14% 9% 17% 957
Utah 69% 1% 7% 4% 19% 125
Virginia 65% 2% 11% 10% 13% 286
Washington 61% 4% 8% 12% 15% 181
West Virginia 55% 4% 17% 13% 12% 142
Wisconsin 64% 2% 9% 12% 13% 188
Wyoming 62% 2% 14% 8% 15% 126

Parent of children under 18 among adults who say homosexuality should be discouraged by state

% of adults who say homosexuality should be discouraged who are…

State Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 268. 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.
Alabama 25% 75% 268
Arizona 23% 77% 175
Arkansas 32% 68% 149
California 34% 66% 861
Colorado 24% 76% 123
Florida 25% 75% 578
Georgia 34% 66% 376
Idaho 28% 72% 110
Illinois 30% 70% 385
Indiana 24% 76% 233
Iowa 31% 69% 122
Kansas 29% 71% 111
Kentucky 26% 74% 206
Louisiana 35% 65% 174
Maryland 26% 74% 164
Michigan 25% 75% 305
Minnesota 30% 70% 178
Mississippi 29% 71% 168
Missouri 33% 67% 229
Montana 17% 83% 106
Nebraska 21% 79% 107
New Jersey 29% 71% 192
New York 25% 75% 417
North Carolina 25% 75% 361
North Dakota 26% 74% 132
Ohio 30% 70% 373
Oklahoma 24% 76% 178
Oregon 25% 75% 108
Pennsylvania 26% 74% 400
South Carolina 25% 75% 205
South Dakota 23% 77% 104
Tennessee 35% 65% 349
Texas 35% 65% 954
Utah 44% 56% 126
Virginia 26% 74% 287
Washington 28% 72% 182
West Virginia 23% 77% 142
Wisconsin 27% 73% 187
Wyoming 34% 66% 126

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among adults who say homosexuality should be discouraged by state

% of adults who say homosexuality should be discouraged who say they…

State 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 = 270. 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.
Alabama 91% 5% < 1% 1% < 1% 2% 270
Arizona 81% 12% 4% 1% 3% < 1% 176
Arkansas 90% 8% < 1% < 1% < 1% 1% 149
California 77% 14% 3% 2% 2% 1% 865
Colorado 82% 12% 2% < 1% 4% 1% 124
Florida 79% 14% 1% 1% 2% 2% 580
Georgia 91% 7% 2% < 1% < 1% < 1% 377
Idaho 83% 13% < 1% < 1% 4% < 1% 112
Illinois 80% 13% 4% 1% 1% 1% 386
Indiana 82% 13% 3% < 1% 2% < 1% 234
Iowa 79% 14% 2% 3% 2% < 1% 122
Kansas 82% 12% < 1% < 1% 1% 4% 112
Kentucky 89% 5% 1% < 1% 4% 1% 206
Louisiana 89% 9% < 1% 1% 1% < 1% 175
Maryland 88% 9% 1% < 1% 1% 1% 164
Michigan 87% 9% 1% < 1% 2% 1% 307
Minnesota 80% 12% 5% < 1% 2% 1% 178
Mississippi 90% 7% 3% < 1% < 1% < 1% 168
Missouri 87% 9% 1% < 1% 1% 1% 231
Montana 89% 8% 1% 1% < 1% 1% 107
Nebraska 81% 13% 4% < 1% 3% < 1% 107
New Jersey 80% 13% 3% < 1% 2% 2% 194
New York 76% 12% 5% 1% 4% 1% 419
North Carolina 88% 9% 1% 1% 1% < 1% 364
North Dakota 86% 12% 1% < 1% 1% < 1% 132
Ohio 86% 9% 2% < 1% 1% 1% 375
Oklahoma 89% 9% 1% < 1% 2% < 1% 178
Oregon 83% 11% 4% < 1% 1% 2% 109
Pennsylvania 83% 12% 2% < 1% 1% 1% 401
South Carolina 88% 8% 1% < 1% 2% < 1% 206
South Dakota 81% 14% 4% < 1% 1% < 1% 104
Tennessee 91% 7% 2% < 1% < 1% < 1% 350
Texas 85% 11% 1% 1% 1% 1% 962
Utah 89% 8% < 1% < 1% 1% 1% 126
Virginia 89% 4% 2% < 1% 2% 1% 288
Washington 85% 10% 2% < 1% 3% < 1% 182
West Virginia 92% 5% 2% < 1% 1% < 1% 142
Wisconsin 80% 14% 2% < 1% 3% < 1% 188
Wyoming 74% 16% 4% < 1% 2% 3% 126

Importance of religion in one's life among adults who say homosexuality should be discouraged by state

% of adults who say homosexuality should be discouraged who say religion is…

State Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 270. 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.
Alabama 90% 7% 2% 1% < 1% 270
Arizona 73% 16% 9% 1% 1% 176
Arkansas 82% 11% 2% 2% 2% 149
California 74% 18% 4% 4% < 1% 865
Colorado 80% 14% 4% 2% < 1% 124
Florida 76% 16% 4% 4% < 1% 580
Georgia 87% 11% 1% 1% < 1% 377
Idaho 79% 15% < 1% 6% < 1% 112
Illinois 73% 18% 5% 3% < 1% 386
Indiana 75% 18% 3% 4% 1% 234
Iowa 68% 21% 7% 4% < 1% 122
Kansas 70% 17% 12% 1% < 1% 112
Kentucky 81% 11% 4% 4% < 1% 206
Louisiana 88% 11% 1% 1% < 1% 175
Maryland 72% 23% 4% 1% 1% 164
Michigan 75% 18% 5% 2% 1% 307
Minnesota 71% 19% 4% 4% 1% 178
Mississippi 86% 9% 2% 2% 2% 168
Missouri 77% 16% 3% 3% 1% 231
Montana 73% 12% 8% 7% < 1% 107
Nebraska 75% 16% 7% < 1% 2% 107
New Jersey 77% 15% 2% 6% < 1% 194
New York 68% 17% 7% 7% < 1% 419
North Carolina 81% 13% 3% 2% < 1% 364
North Dakota 73% 11% 11% 5% < 1% 132
Ohio 82% 14% 2% 2% < 1% 375
Oklahoma 80% 11% 4% 4% 1% 178
Oregon 78% 15% 1% 4% 2% 109
Pennsylvania 79% 15% 4% 3% < 1% 401
South Carolina 88% 6% 2% 3% 1% 206
South Dakota 70% 14% 6% 8% 1% 104
Tennessee 89% 8% 1% 1% 1% 350
Texas 85% 11% 3% 2% < 1% 962
Utah 88% 8% 3% < 1% < 1% 126
Virginia 86% 10% 3% 1% 1% 288
Washington 79% 14% 4% 3% 1% 182
West Virginia 81% 10% 6% 1% 1% 142
Wisconsin 67% 23% 7% 3% < 1% 188
Wyoming 68% 20% 9% 3% < 1% 126

Attendance at religious services among adults who say homosexuality should be discouraged by state

% of adults who say homosexuality should be discouraged who attend religious services…

State At least once a week Once or twice a month/a few times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 270. 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.
Alabama 59% 28% 13% < 1% 270
Arizona 59% 22% 18% 1% 176
Arkansas 54% 25% 20% 1% 149
California 58% 27% 15% < 1% 865
Colorado 60% 22% 17% < 1% 124
Florida 59% 25% 15% 1% 580
Georgia 60% 28% 10% 1% 377
Idaho 64% 20% 16% < 1% 112
Illinois 53% 27% 20% < 1% 386
Indiana 53% 24% 21% 1% 234
Iowa 55% 24% 21% < 1% 122
Kansas 56% 22% 22% < 1% 112
Kentucky 64% 17% 19% < 1% 206
Louisiana 62% 27% 11% < 1% 175
Maryland 62% 25% 14% < 1% 164
Michigan 57% 28% 15% < 1% 307
Minnesota 62% 22% 15% < 1% 178
Mississippi 61% 28% 11% 1% 168
Missouri 63% 22% 13% 1% 231
Montana 57% 23% 20% < 1% 107
Nebraska 62% 20% 18% < 1% 107
New Jersey 63% 26% 10% 1% 194
New York 51% 27% 22% < 1% 419
North Carolina 59% 26% 15% 1% 364
North Dakota 53% 24% 22% 1% 132
Ohio 60% 21% 18% 1% 375
Oklahoma 66% 24% 11% < 1% 178
Oregon 63% 22% 15% < 1% 109
Pennsylvania 57% 27% 15% 1% 401
South Carolina 66% 21% 12% < 1% 206
South Dakota 55% 27% 17% < 1% 104
Tennessee 68% 19% 12% 1% 350
Texas 61% 25% 14% < 1% 962
Utah 82% 11% 6% < 1% 126
Virginia 63% 24% 12% 1% 288
Washington 58% 29% 11% 2% 182
West Virginia 65% 21% 13% 1% 142
Wisconsin 47% 32% 21% < 1% 188
Wyoming 58% 22% 20% 1% 126

Frequency of prayer among adults who say homosexuality should be discouraged by state

% of adults who say homosexuality should be discouraged who pray…

State At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 270. 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.
Alabama 83% 9% 3% 5% < 1% 270
Arizona 73% 17% 4% 7% < 1% 176
Arkansas 75% 11% 2% 9% 3% 149
California 75% 12% 4% 9% 1% 865
Colorado 80% 10% 3% 6% 1% 124
Florida 73% 12% 4% 10% 1% 580
Georgia 80% 11% 2% 5% 1% 377
Idaho 73% 9% 3% 12% 2% 112
Illinois 68% 16% 6% 9% 1% 386
Indiana 69% 17% 3% 10% 1% 234
Iowa 68% 16% 4% 11% < 1% 122
Kansas 69% 13% 4% 14% < 1% 112
Kentucky 77% 11% 3% 9% 1% 206
Louisiana 81% 14% 2% 4% < 1% 175
Maryland 77% 12% 1% 9% 1% 164
Michigan 72% 12% 6% 9% 1% 307
Minnesota 71% 13% 3% 13% < 1% 178
Mississippi 85% 9% 3% 3% 1% 168
Missouri 76% 11% 3% 11% < 1% 231
Montana 71% 20% 1% 8% 1% 107
Nebraska 69% 15% 7% 10% < 1% 107
New Jersey 73% 13% 5% 8% 1% 194
New York 72% 10% 4% 13% < 1% 419
North Carolina 80% 10% 4% 5% 1% 364
North Dakota 72% 11% 6% 11% 1% 132
Ohio 77% 12% 4% 7% < 1% 375
Oklahoma 80% 13% 2% 4% 1% 178
Oregon 73% 14% 6% 7% 1% 109
Pennsylvania 74% 14% 4% 7% 1% 401
South Carolina 84% 7% 3% 4% 2% 206
South Dakota 69% 17% 7% 8% < 1% 104
Tennessee 84% 12% 1% 2% 1% 350
Texas 80% 11% 3% 5% 1% 962
Utah 89% 3% < 1% 7% < 1% 126
Virginia 80% 12% 3% 4% 2% 288
Washington 77% 9% 5% 8% 1% 182
West Virginia 76% 14% 1% 9% < 1% 142
Wisconsin 64% 13% 6% 16% 1% 188
Wyoming 70% 14% 2% 13% 1% 126

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among adults who say homosexuality should be discouraged by state

% of adults who say homosexuality should be discouraged who attend prayer group…

State At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 270. 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.
Alabama 53% 6% 12% 28% 1% 270
Arizona 49% 8% 7% 35% 1% 176
Arkansas 41% 20% 6% 32% 1% 149
California 45% 11% 9% 35% < 1% 865
Colorado 50% 10% 9% 30% 1% 124
Florida 44% 9% 8% 38% 2% 580
Georgia 47% 13% 12% 28% < 1% 377
Idaho 58% 8% 6% 28% < 1% 112
Illinois 36% 13% 9% 41% < 1% 386
Indiana 45% 12% 8% 35% < 1% 234
Iowa 36% 7% 12% 45% < 1% 122
Kansas 38% 12% 6% 43% < 1% 112
Kentucky 50% 9% 12% 29% 1% 206
Louisiana 48% 14% 8% 29% < 1% 175
Maryland 47% 9% 9% 35% 1% 164
Michigan 41% 15% 7% 37% 1% 307
Minnesota 29% 17% 9% 45% < 1% 178
Mississippi 55% 13% 9% 23% 1% 168
Missouri 45% 10% 9% 36% < 1% 231
Montana 37% 9% 12% 41% 1% 107
Nebraska 37% 13% 10% 36% 4% 107
New Jersey 39% 11% 12% 36% 2% 194
New York 37% 10% 7% 45% 2% 419
North Carolina 51% 11% 9% 29% < 1% 364
North Dakota 31% 12% 8% 48% < 1% 132
Ohio 43% 11% 7% 39% 1% 375
Oklahoma 57% 10% 7% 27% < 1% 178
Oregon 55% 9% 5% 31% < 1% 109
Pennsylvania 41% 8% 11% 40% < 1% 401
South Carolina 53% 11% 8% 26% 1% 206
South Dakota 32% 11% 6% 51% < 1% 104
Tennessee 54% 13% 10% 22% 1% 350
Texas 49% 13% 8% 29% 1% 962
Utah 78% 5% 3% 14% < 1% 126
Virginia 50% 13% 8% 26% 2% 288
Washington 50% 10% 9% 29% 1% 182
West Virginia 52% 14% 7% 26% 1% 142
Wisconsin 30% 9% 11% 49% < 1% 188
Wyoming 54% 6% 6% 34% < 1% 126

Frequency of meditation among adults who say homosexuality should be discouraged by state

% of adults who say homosexuality should be discouraged who meditate…

State At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 270. 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.
Alabama 51% 5% 2% 41% < 1% 270
Arizona 51% 6% 4% 36% 3% 176
Arkansas 48% 5% 4% 41% 2% 149
California 54% 6% 4% 33% 3% 865
Colorado 50% 9% 3% 37% 1% 124
Florida 52% 7% 3% 36% 2% 580
Georgia 54% 7% 2% 35% 2% 377
Idaho 48% 7% 1% 42% 2% 112
Illinois 45% 8% 7% 38% 2% 386
Indiana 43% 7% 2% 47% 1% 234
Iowa 45% 2% 3% 48% 2% 122
Kansas 44% 8% 6% 41% 1% 112
Kentucky 51% 6% 5% 37% 2% 206
Louisiana 56% 5% 2% 37% 1% 175
Maryland 54% 5% 2% 38% 2% 164
Michigan 45% 7% 2% 44% 2% 307
Minnesota 44% 5% 1% 49% 1% 178
Mississippi 58% 5% 2% 29% 6% 168
Missouri 45% 3% 3% 46% 3% 231
Montana 35% 12% 3% 46% 5% 107
Nebraska 47% 3% 3% 47% < 1% 107
New Jersey 50% 8% 3% 35% 5% 194
New York 53% 5% 4% 34% 4% 419
North Carolina 50% 7% 3% 37% 3% 364
North Dakota 40% 9% 5% 46% 1% 132
Ohio 53% 6% 3% 35% 2% 375
Oklahoma 57% 5% 4% 32% 3% 178
Oregon 53% 4% 3% 34% 5% 109
Pennsylvania 46% 9% 5% 38% 2% 401
South Carolina 60% 2% 2% 33% 3% 206
South Dakota 40% 10% 6% 42% 3% 104
Tennessee 52% 5% 2% 37% 4% 350
Texas 56% 7% 3% 32% 2% 962
Utah 61% 8% 1% 27% 3% 126
Virginia 48% 7% 5% 36% 4% 288
Washington 55% 4% 1% 35% 5% 182
West Virginia 48% 3% 4% 42% 3% 142
Wisconsin 36% 8% 6% 49% 1% 188
Wyoming 51% 7% 3% 39% < 1% 126

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among adults who say homosexuality should be discouraged by state

% of adults who say homosexuality should be discouraged who feel a sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing…

State At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 270. 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.
Alabama 79% 8% 3% 8% 2% 270
Arizona 69% 14% 4% 12% 1% 176
Arkansas 73% 11% 5% 11% < 1% 149
California 71% 11% 6% 10% 2% 865
Colorado 73% 13% 7% 8% < 1% 124
Florida 70% 12% 7% 10% < 1% 580
Georgia 75% 11% 4% 9% 2% 377
Idaho 83% 8% 4% 5% < 1% 112
Illinois 64% 14% 6% 16% 1% 386
Indiana 70% 8% 7% 14% < 1% 234
Iowa 61% 17% 8% 13% 2% 122
Kansas 72% 11% 10% 7% < 1% 112
Kentucky 69% 11% 7% 13% 1% 206
Louisiana 69% 12% 6% 13% 1% 175
Maryland 67% 14% 7% 11% 2% 164
Michigan 73% 10% 8% 8% 1% 307
Minnesota 59% 18% 9% 14% 1% 178
Mississippi 77% 8% 3% 10% 2% 168
Missouri 71% 8% 10% 10% 1% 231
Montana 68% 13% 5% 13% 2% 107
Nebraska 73% 8% 4% 14% 1% 107
New Jersey 71% 9% 6% 11% 2% 194
New York 64% 14% 7% 14% 1% 419
North Carolina 76% 9% 6% 8% < 1% 364
North Dakota 66% 16% 9% 9% 1% 132
Ohio 70% 10% 8% 12% 1% 375
Oklahoma 70% 13% 2% 15% < 1% 178
Oregon 70% 12% 6% 10% 2% 109
Pennsylvania 65% 13% 9% 12% 1% 401
South Carolina 78% 9% 2% 10% 1% 206
South Dakota 72% 10% 10% 6% 1% 104
Tennessee 81% 7% 5% 6% 1% 350
Texas 75% 9% 7% 7% 2% 962
Utah 86% 6% 1% 6% 1% 126
Virginia 75% 11% 5% 10% 1% 288
Washington 76% 10% 4% 7% 3% 182
West Virginia 73% 11% 3% 11% 3% 142
Wisconsin 57% 18% 8% 16% < 1% 188
Wyoming 70% 8% 7% 14% 2% 126

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among adults who say homosexuality should be discouraged by state

% of adults who say homosexuality should be discouraged who feel a sense of wonder about the universe…

State At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 270. 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.
Alabama 41% 10% 12% 34% 3% 270
Arizona 62% 12% 7% 18% 1% 176
Arkansas 43% 19% 10% 25% 3% 149
California 53% 14% 11% 21% 2% 865
Colorado 48% 18% 13% 20% 1% 124
Florida 49% 13% 9% 26% 3% 580
Georgia 43% 13% 9% 33% 2% 377
Idaho 39% 22% 14% 25% 1% 112
Illinois 44% 12% 14% 28% 2% 386
Indiana 45% 16% 7% 31% 1% 234
Iowa 34% 18% 16% 31% 1% 122
Kansas 43% 21% 6% 30% < 1% 112
Kentucky 41% 12% 13% 33% < 1% 206
Louisiana 41% 14% 12% 30% 2% 175
Maryland 40% 13% 13% 31% 2% 164
Michigan 46% 18% 9% 24% 3% 307
Minnesota 39% 12% 15% 33% 1% 178
Mississippi 44% 11% 13% 32% 1% 168
Missouri 44% 13% 10% 30% 3% 231
Montana 46% 12% 12% 29% 1% 107
Nebraska 40% 22% 7% 30% 1% 107
New Jersey 43% 12% 13% 28% 4% 194
New York 48% 15% 11% 24% 2% 419
North Carolina 46% 19% 12% 20% 2% 364
North Dakota 50% 13% 16% 21% < 1% 132
Ohio 43% 18% 11% 26% 2% 375
Oklahoma 43% 14% 7% 34% 1% 178
Oregon 56% 13% 12% 19% 1% 109
Pennsylvania 43% 17% 12% 26% 2% 401
South Carolina 47% 15% 10% 25% 2% 206
South Dakota 43% 17% 9% 31% < 1% 104
Tennessee 47% 15% 10% 24% 4% 350
Texas 49% 16% 11% 21% 3% 962
Utah 47% 36% 5% 12% < 1% 126
Virginia 48% 14% 11% 23% 4% 288
Washington 57% 13% 13% 15% 2% 182
West Virginia 47% 22% 11% 18% 2% 142
Wisconsin 42% 18% 14% 25% 1% 188
Wyoming 54% 13% 4% 28% 1% 126

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults who say homosexuality should be discouraged by state

% of adults who say homosexuality should be discouraged who say they look to…most for guidance on right and wrong

State Religion Philosophy/reason Common sense Science Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 270. 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.
Alabama 62% 2% 30% 2% 4% 270
Arizona 58% 2% 33% 6% 1% 176
Arkansas 68% 5% 23% 3% 2% 149
California 56% 6% 30% 6% 3% 865
Colorado 63% 7% 23% 5% 3% 124
Florida 53% 4% 37% 4% 2% 580
Georgia 66% 5% 25% 3% 2% 377
Idaho 61% < 1% 34% 1% 5% 112
Illinois 49% 6% 38% 6% 2% 386
Indiana 55% 5% 34% 4% 2% 234
Iowa 52% 4% 40% 2% 2% 122
Kansas 62% 1% 31% 5% 1% 112
Kentucky 62% 1% 33% 3% 1% 206
Louisiana 63% 7% 27% 2% 2% 175
Maryland 60% 2% 36% 1% 2% 164
Michigan 58% 5% 30% 4% 3% 307
Minnesota 52% 4% 40% 3% 1% 178
Mississippi 66% 5% 25% 2% 2% 168
Missouri 63% 4% 25% 4% 4% 231
Montana 55% 1% 33% 4% 6% 107
Nebraska 55% 3% 36% 5% 1% 107
New Jersey 56% 4% 30% 7% 3% 194
New York 50% 6% 35% 7% 2% 419
North Carolina 63% 5% 25% 4% 3% 364
North Dakota 43% 2% 46% 8% 1% 132
Ohio 54% 6% 33% 4% 3% 375
Oklahoma 61% 4% 33% 1% 1% 178
Oregon 59% 7% 24% 8% 2% 109
Pennsylvania 59% 3% 33% 4% 1% 401
South Carolina 64% 4% 25% 2% 5% 206
South Dakota 48% 5% 40% 6% < 1% 104
Tennessee 61% 3% 29% 3% 4% 350
Texas 64% 5% 25% 5% 2% 962
Utah 77% 1% 17% 3% 2% 126
Virginia 61% 4% 30% 3% 2% 288
Washington 61% 3% 28% 3% 4% 182
West Virginia 66% 3% 28% 1% 2% 142
Wisconsin 57% 1% 36% 4% 2% 188
Wyoming 59% 1% 35% 2% 3% 126

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults who say homosexuality should be discouraged by state

% of adults who say homosexuality should be discouraged who say…

State 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 = 270. 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.
Alabama 50% 47% 2% 1% 270
Arizona 53% 41% 2% 4% 176
Arkansas 51% 49% < 1% < 1% 149
California 44% 52% 2% 3% 865
Colorado 66% 33% 1% 1% 124
Florida 45% 53% 1% 1% 580
Georgia 53% 45% 2% 1% 377
Idaho 75% 24% 1% < 1% 112
Illinois 43% 55% < 1% 1% 386
Indiana 52% 48% < 1% < 1% 234
Iowa 48% 51% 1% < 1% 122
Kansas 54% 46% < 1% < 1% 112
Kentucky 55% 41% 2% 1% 206
Louisiana 52% 47% 1% < 1% 175
Maryland 47% 51% < 1% 1% 164
Michigan 53% 45% < 1% 1% 307
Minnesota 55% 44% < 1% 1% 178
Mississippi 52% 46% 1% 1% 168
Missouri 49% 51% < 1% < 1% 231
Montana 65% 31% 3% 1% 107
Nebraska 52% 46% < 1% 1% 107
New Jersey 44% 54% 1% 1% 194
New York 37% 60% 1% 2% 419
North Carolina 47% 50% 1% 2% 364
North Dakota 55% 43% < 1% 3% 132
Ohio 48% 49% 2% 1% 375
Oklahoma 50% 45% 3% 2% 178
Oregon 66% 34% 1% < 1% 109
Pennsylvania 53% 46% 1% 1% 401
South Carolina 54% 45% 1% < 1% 206
South Dakota 50% 49% < 1% 1% 104
Tennessee 54% 41% 3% 1% 350
Texas 46% 50% 2% 2% 962
Utah 68% 28% 5% < 1% 126
Virginia 59% 39% 1% 1% 288
Washington 61% 37% 2% 1% 182
West Virginia 58% 40% 2% 1% 142
Wisconsin 45% 54% 1% < 1% 188
Wyoming 65% 33% 1% 1% 126

Frequency of reading scripture among adults who say homosexuality should be discouraged by state

% of adults who say homosexuality should be discouraged who read scripture…

State At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 270. 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.
Alabama 64% 14% 7% 12% 2% 270
Arizona 65% 9% 5% 22% < 1% 176
Arkansas 61% 13% 6% 19% 1% 149
California 58% 8% 8% 24% 1% 865
Colorado 63% 3% 4% 30% < 1% 124
Florida 57% 11% 5% 25% 2% 580
Georgia 69% 9% 5% 17% < 1% 377
Idaho 60% 8% 10% 22% < 1% 112
Illinois 53% 9% 10% 27% 1% 386
Indiana 58% 9% 7% 25% 1% 234
Iowa 52% 6% 10% 31% 1% 122
Kansas 54% 9% 6% 31% < 1% 112
Kentucky 63% 6% 9% 21% 2% 206
Louisiana 66% 8% 6% 20% < 1% 175
Maryland 63% 8% 7% 20% 1% 164
Michigan 58% 11% 5% 25% 2% 307
Minnesota 49% 11% 8% 32% < 1% 178
Mississippi 75% 11% 4% 9% 1% 168
Missouri 65% 9% 6% 21% < 1% 231
Montana 57% 7% 12% 22% 1% 107
Nebraska 49% 13% 7% 31% < 1% 107
New Jersey 57% 9% 6% 26% 1% 194
New York 48% 8% 7% 35% 2% 419
North Carolina 63% 13% 5% 18% 1% 364
North Dakota 37% 17% 12% 34% < 1% 132
Ohio 58% 10% 7% 25% < 1% 375
Oklahoma 65% 9% 5% 21% < 1% 178
Oregon 68% 7% 3% 20% 2% 109
Pennsylvania 52% 9% 12% 25% 1% 401
South Carolina 71% 9% 7% 11% 2% 206
South Dakota 46% 12% 11% 30% 1% 104
Tennessee 73% 9% 5% 11% 2% 350
Texas 64% 11% 6% 18% 1% 962
Utah 80% 6% 6% 6% 2% 126
Virginia 70% 8% 4% 17% 1% 288
Washington 62% 10% 6% 23% < 1% 182
West Virginia 64% 14% 3% 19% < 1% 142
Wisconsin 42% 12% 8% 37% 1% 188
Wyoming 56% 8% 7% 29% 1% 126

Interpreting scripture among adults who say homosexuality should be discouraged by state

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

State 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 = 270. 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.
Alabama 65% 23% 5% 4% 3% 270
Arizona 47% 38% 3% 8% 4% 176
Arkansas 60% 25% 2% 7% 6% 149
California 50% 27% 2% 15% 6% 865
Colorado 59% 23% 4% 12% 2% 124
Florida 54% 23% 3% 13% 7% 580
Georgia 63% 24% 3% 5% 5% 377
Idaho 48% 36% 1% 10% 6% 112
Illinois 51% 28% 4% 12% 5% 386
Indiana 56% 27% 4% 8% 4% 234
Iowa 41% 34% 5% 13% 7% 122
Kansas 49% 32% 7% 4% 7% 112
Kentucky 64% 19% 4% 11% 3% 206
Louisiana 61% 19% 5% 9% 6% 175
Maryland 49% 29% 5% 9% 9% 164
Michigan 53% 28% 3% 12% 4% 307
Minnesota 52% 27% 2% 15% 4% 178
Mississippi 68% 19% 5% 4% 5% 168
Missouri 54% 27% 5% 10% 5% 231
Montana 41% 35% 7% 12% 5% 107
Nebraska 50% 38% 3% 6% 3% 107
New Jersey 48% 25% 7% 14% 7% 194
New York 46% 27% 3% 17% 7% 419
North Carolina 54% 25% 5% 10% 6% 364
North Dakota 41% 35% 2% 15% 7% 132
Ohio 51% 29% 6% 9% 4% 375
Oklahoma 53% 25% 4% 14% 4% 178
Oregon 42% 38% 7% 10% 3% 109
Pennsylvania 58% 27% 4% 9% 3% 401
South Carolina 70% 18% 1% 5% 6% 206
South Dakota 47% 30% 4% 9% 11% 104
Tennessee 63% 20% 6% 5% 5% 350
Texas 61% 23% 3% 9% 4% 962
Utah 31% 58% 7% 1% 4% 126
Virginia 66% 18% 5% 7% 4% 288
Washington 49% 31% 4% 11% 5% 182
West Virginia 63% 24% 4% 5% 4% 142
Wisconsin 58% 25% 4% 11% 3% 188
Wyoming 56% 23% 2% 12% 6% 126

Belief in Heaven among adults who say homosexuality should be discouraged by state

% of adults who say homosexuality should be discouraged who …in heaven

State Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 270. 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.
Alabama 90% 5% 5% 270
Arizona 88% 9% 3% 176
Arkansas 85% 4% 10% 149
California 81% 14% 5% 865
Colorado 81% 10% 9% 124
Florida 81% 13% 6% 580
Georgia 89% 7% 4% 377
Idaho 84% 9% 7% 112
Illinois 84% 8% 8% 386
Indiana 86% 7% 7% 234
Iowa 83% 13% 5% 122
Kansas 77% 5% 18% 112
Kentucky 90% 6% 4% 206
Louisiana 92% 5% 3% 175
Maryland 85% 11% 3% 164
Michigan 84% 7% 9% 307
Minnesota 82% 9% 8% 178
Mississippi 92% 3% 5% 168
Missouri 86% 8% 6% 231
Montana 83% 10% 7% 107
Nebraska 88% 6% 6% 107
New Jersey 87% 8% 5% 194
New York 77% 14% 9% 419
North Carolina 85% 7% 8% 364
North Dakota 91% 6% 4% 132
Ohio 88% 8% 4% 375
Oklahoma 90% 6% 4% 178
Oregon 82% 10% 7% 109
Pennsylvania 86% 7% 8% 401
South Carolina 86% 5% 8% 206
South Dakota 75% 11% 14% 104
Tennessee 90% 4% 6% 350
Texas 86% 8% 6% 962
Utah 96% 1% 3% 126
Virginia 89% 7% 5% 288
Washington 83% 14% 3% 182
West Virginia 92% 4% 5% 142
Wisconsin 85% 8% 7% 188
Wyoming 76% 11% 13% 126

Belief in Hell among adults who say homosexuality should be discouraged by state

% of adults who say homosexuality should be discouraged who …in hell

State Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 270. 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.
Alabama 83% 14% 3% 270
Arizona 71% 23% 6% 176
Arkansas 83% 8% 9% 149
California 69% 23% 8% 865
Colorado 77% 18% 5% 124
Florida 73% 18% 9% 580
Georgia 81% 12% 7% 377
Idaho 78% 17% 6% 112
Illinois 77% 16% 8% 386
Indiana 78% 15% 7% 234
Iowa 80% 16% 5% 122
Kansas 73% 13% 14% 112
Kentucky 89% 8% 2% 206
Louisiana 82% 13% 4% 175
Maryland 77% 18% 5% 164
Michigan 76% 17% 7% 307
Minnesota 71% 18% 11% 178
Mississippi 86% 9% 4% 168
Missouri 85% 9% 7% 231
Montana 69% 24% 7% 107
Nebraska 76% 16% 8% 107
New Jersey 74% 17% 9% 194
New York 67% 24% 9% 419
North Carolina 81% 11% 8% 364
North Dakota 77% 19% 3% 132
Ohio 80% 15% 5% 375
Oklahoma 79% 15% 6% 178
Oregon 74% 21% 5% 109
Pennsylvania 77% 16% 6% 401
South Carolina 83% 8% 9% 206
South Dakota 75% 16% 9% 104
Tennessee 91% 6% 3% 350
Texas 82% 14% 5% 962
Utah 68% 27% 5% 126
Virginia 89% 7% 4% 288
Washington 68% 26% 6% 182
West Virginia 87% 11% 2% 142
Wisconsin 78% 15% 7% 188
Wyoming 65% 27% 7% 126

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults who say homosexuality should be discouraged by state

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

State Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 270. 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.
Alabama 62% 14% 24% 270
Arizona 57% 20% 23% 176
Arkansas 58% 13% 30% 149
California 43% 23% 34% 865
Colorado 69% 14% 17% 124
Florida 47% 19% 33% 580
Georgia 51% 15% 34% 377
Idaho 74% 11% 15% 112
Illinois 49% 15% 36% 386
Indiana 56% 14% 30% 234
Iowa 58% 17% 25% 122
Kansas 68% 17% 15% 112
Kentucky 55% 14% 32% 206
Louisiana 54% 10% 36% 175
Maryland 46% 11% 44% 164
Michigan 53% 16% 31% 307
Minnesota 56% 18% 27% 178
Mississippi 51% 8% 41% 168
Missouri 53% 19% 28% 231
Montana 73% 15% 12% 107
Nebraska 72% 12% 16% 107
New Jersey 39% 23% 37% 194
New York 41% 23% 36% 419
North Carolina 54% 19% 28% 364
North Dakota 66% 17% 17% 132
Ohio 59% 15% 25% 375
Oklahoma 54% 14% 32% 178
Oregon 59% 20% 21% 109
Pennsylvania 56% 15% 29% 401
South Carolina 53% 17% 30% 206
South Dakota 78% 4% 18% 104
Tennessee 60% 10% 29% 350
Texas 51% 19% 29% 962
Utah 88% 5% 7% 126
Virginia 64% 14% 22% 288
Washington 60% 22% 18% 182
West Virginia 54% 11% 34% 142
Wisconsin 62% 19% 19% 188
Wyoming 74% 19% 8% 126

Political ideology among adults who say homosexuality should be discouraged by state

% of adults who say homosexuality should be discouraged who are…

State Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 270. 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.
Alabama 65% 21% 6% 8% 270
Arizona 70% 17% 8% 5% 176
Arkansas 64% 25% 8% 3% 149
California 51% 27% 15% 7% 865
Colorado 65% 19% 12% 3% 124
Florida 57% 21% 14% 8% 580
Georgia 57% 25% 10% 7% 377
Idaho 64% 15% 14% 7% 112
Illinois 52% 26% 16% 7% 386
Indiana 58% 22% 13% 8% 234
Iowa 63% 18% 14% 5% 122
Kansas 63% 20% 12% 6% 112
Kentucky 65% 19% 9% 6% 206
Louisiana 65% 23% 7% 5% 175
Maryland 47% 27% 18% 9% 164
Michigan 60% 20% 13% 7% 307
Minnesota 58% 25% 11% 6% 178
Mississippi 64% 20% 13% 2% 168
Missouri 60% 18% 13% 10% 231
Montana 76% 14% 9% 1% 107
Nebraska 67% 21% 4% 8% 107
New Jersey 50% 30% 11% 9% 194
New York 51% 24% 16% 9% 419
North Carolina 60% 21% 14% 5% 364
North Dakota 59% 25% 12% 4% 132
Ohio 62% 23% 9% 6% 375
Oklahoma 59% 23% 12% 6% 178
Oregon 61% 26% 7% 6% 109
Pennsylvania 57% 22% 12% 9% 401
South Carolina 58% 27% 8% 8% 206
South Dakota 67% 30% 2% 2% 104
Tennessee 63% 22% 11% 5% 350
Texas 55% 22% 14% 8% 962
Utah 78% 20% 2% < 1% 126
Virginia 65% 24% 8% 3% 288
Washington 62% 27% 3% 8% 182
West Virginia 61% 25% 7% 7% 142
Wisconsin 70% 19% 7% 4% 188
Wyoming 62% 19% 9% 10% 126

Views about size of government among adults who say homosexuality should be discouraged by state

% of adults who say homosexuality should be discouraged who would rather have…

State Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 270. 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.
Alabama 67% 30% 1% 3% 270
Arizona 73% 25% 1% 1% 176
Arkansas 64% 33% < 1% 4% 149
California 49% 45% 3% 2% 865
Colorado 72% 25% 1% 2% 124
Florida 57% 35% 3% 4% 580
Georgia 58% 38% 2% 3% 377
Idaho 83% 15% < 1% 2% 112
Illinois 59% 37% 2% 2% 386
Indiana 67% 29% 1% 3% 234
Iowa 71% 28% < 1% 1% 122
Kansas 70% 19% 3% 7% 112
Kentucky 66% 28% 4% 2% 206
Louisiana 54% 42% 1% 3% 175
Maryland 58% 38% < 1% 4% 164
Michigan 74% 23% 2% 1% 307
Minnesota 66% 27% 2% 5% 178
Mississippi 61% 33% 1% 5% 168
Missouri 76% 20% 1% 3% 231
Montana 88% 12% < 1% < 1% 107
Nebraska 78% 19% < 1% 2% 107
New Jersey 51% 46% 1% 3% 194
New York 47% 46% 2% 5% 419
North Carolina 66% 29% 1% 4% 364
North Dakota 75% 19% 1% 5% 132
Ohio 74% 20% 4% 3% 375
Oklahoma 72% 22% 2% 4% 178
Oregon 74% 21% < 1% 4% 109
Pennsylvania 65% 28% 3% 4% 401
South Carolina 62% 31% 1% 5% 206
South Dakota 85% 12% 2% 1% 104
Tennessee 64% 29% 2% 5% 350
Texas 56% 38% 2% 3% 962
Utah 85% 11% 1% 4% 126
Virginia 70% 26% 2% 2% 288
Washington 73% 20% 3% 4% 182
West Virginia 66% 28% 3% 3% 142
Wisconsin 76% 21% 1% 2% 188
Wyoming 84% 12% 2% 3% 126

Views about government aid to the poor among adults who say homosexuality should be discouraged by state

% of adults who say homosexuality should be discouraged who say government aid to the poor…

State Does more harm than good Does more good than harm Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 270. 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.
Alabama 64% 32% 3% 1% 270
Arizona 60% 36% 3% 1% 176
Arkansas 59% 37% 1% 2% 149
California 50% 44% 3% 3% 865
Colorado 62% 36% 2% < 1% 124
Florida 58% 36% 3% 2% 580
Georgia 54% 41% 3% 1% 377
Idaho 61% 29% 9% 1% 112
Illinois 54% 42% 3% 1% 386
Indiana 71% 24% 3% 1% 234
Iowa 60% 37% 3% < 1% 122
Kansas 58% 35% 7% < 1% 112
Kentucky 62% 28% 7% 3% 206
Louisiana 55% 40% 4% 1% 175
Maryland 52% 44% 3% 1% 164
Michigan 57% 38% 2% 2% 307
Minnesota 59% 35% 3% 3% 178
Mississippi 56% 40% 2% 3% 168
Missouri 63% 31% 3% 3% 231
Montana 75% 22% < 1% 3% 107
Nebraska 71% 27% 1% 1% 107
New Jersey 45% 46% 2% 7% 194
New York 48% 45% 5% 3% 419
North Carolina 54% 40% 3% 2% 364
North Dakota 71% 23% 1% 4% 132
Ohio 57% 36% 4% 2% 375
Oklahoma 61% 33% 1% 5% 178
Oregon 57% 37% 3% 2% 109
Pennsylvania 64% 30% 4% 1% 401
South Carolina 52% 38% 7% 2% 206
South Dakota 64% 31% 4% 1% 104
Tennessee 56% 39% 3% 2% 350
Texas 53% 40% 4% 3% 962
Utah 72% 25% 1% 1% 126
Virginia 63% 34% 2% 1% 288
Washington 56% 41% 2% 1% 182
West Virginia 57% 40% 2% 1% 142
Wisconsin 66% 30% 3% 1% 188
Wyoming 80% 16% 3% 1% 126

Views about abortion among adults who say homosexuality should be discouraged by state

% of adults who say homosexuality should be discouraged who say abortion should be…

State Legal in all/most cases Illegal in all/most cases Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 270. 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.
Alabama 22% 74% 4% 270
Arizona 21% 74% 5% 176
Arkansas 22% 76% 2% 149
California 26% 69% 5% 865
Colorado 28% 69% 3% 124
Florida 35% 61% 4% 580
Georgia 30% 66% 4% 377
Idaho 25% 70% 4% 112
Illinois 29% 68% 3% 386
Indiana 23% 73% 4% 234
Iowa 28% 69% 3% 122
Kansas 30% 63% 7% 112
Kentucky 24% 71% 5% 206
Louisiana 24% 75% 1% 175
Maryland 38% 57% 5% 164
Michigan 33% 63% 4% 307
Minnesota 24% 74% 2% 178
Mississippi 18% 77% 4% 168
Missouri 22% 74% 3% 231
Montana 28% 65% 7% 107
Nebraska 28% 67% 5% 107
New Jersey 30% 69% 1% 194
New York 35% 61% 4% 419
North Carolina 28% 67% 5% 364
North Dakota 24% 75% 1% 132
Ohio 24% 72% 4% 375
Oklahoma 32% 64% 3% 178
Oregon 29% 69% 2% 109
Pennsylvania 24% 75% 1% 401
South Carolina 30% 65% 5% 206
South Dakota 23% 76% 1% 104
Tennessee 24% 72% 4% 350
Texas 24% 73% 2% 962
Utah 8% 89% 3% 126
Virginia 31% 66% 3% 288
Washington 24% 69% 7% 182
West Virginia 16% 75% 8% 142
Wisconsin 26% 72% 2% 188
Wyoming 20% 79% 1% 126

Views about same-sex marriage among adults who say homosexuality should be discouraged by state

% of adults who say homosexuality should be discouraged who …same-sex marriage

State Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 270. 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.
Alabama 6% 90% 4% 270
Arizona 11% 87% 2% 176
Arkansas 6% 89% 4% 149
California 13% 83% 4% 865
Colorado 11% 87% 2% 124
Florida 9% 86% 5% 580
Georgia 7% 88% 4% 377
Idaho 7% 88% 4% 112
Illinois 8% 86% 6% 386
Indiana 9% 88% 3% 234
Iowa 11% 84% 5% 122
Kansas 10% 84% 7% 112
Kentucky 3% 91% 6% 206
Louisiana 6% 91% 3% 175
Maryland 7% 87% 7% 164
Michigan 6% 91% 3% 307
Minnesota 7% 92% 1% 178
Mississippi 6% 88% 6% 168
Missouri 4% 89% 7% 231
Montana 7% 84% 9% 107
Nebraska 6% 91% 3% 107
New Jersey 9% 85% 6% 194
New York 11% 83% 6% 419
North Carolina 7% 89% 3% 364
North Dakota 6% 87% 7% 132
Ohio 6% 89% 4% 375
Oklahoma 5% 93% 2% 178
Oregon 7% 92% 1% 109
Pennsylvania 7% 88% 4% 401
South Carolina 5% 93% 3% 206
South Dakota 10% 89% 1% 104
Tennessee 5% 92% 3% 350
Texas 7% 89% 4% 962
Utah 6% 90% 5% 126
Virginia 5% 92% 3% 288
Washington 7% 85% 9% 182
West Virginia 5% 91% 4% 142
Wisconsin 5% 91% 4% 188
Wyoming 13% 83% 4% 126

Views about environmental regulation among adults who say homosexuality should be discouraged by state

% of adults who say homosexuality should be discouraged who say…

State 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 = 270. 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.
Alabama 53% 39% 2% 6% 270
Arizona 57% 40% 1% 3% 176
Arkansas 53% 42% 3% 2% 149
California 47% 46% 3% 4% 865
Colorado 53% 41% 2% 4% 124
Florida 52% 43% 1% 4% 580
Georgia 47% 48% 1% 3% 377
Idaho 66% 30% < 1% 4% 112
Illinois 52% 44% 1% 3% 386
Indiana 61% 35% 1% 2% 234
Iowa 47% 47% 5% 1% 122
Kansas 57% 33% 6% 5% 112
Kentucky 64% 30% 1% 5% 206
Louisiana 51% 43% 4% 2% 175
Maryland 46% 51% 1% 1% 164
Michigan 51% 40% 3% 6% 307
Minnesota 50% 42% 1% 7% 178
Mississippi 53% 41% 4% 2% 168
Missouri 55% 39% 3% 3% 231
Montana 81% 16% 2% 1% 107
Nebraska 52% 39% 2% 7% 107
New Jersey 51% 43% 2% 4% 194
New York 44% 49% 2% 4% 419
North Carolina 50% 43% 3% 4% 364
North Dakota 55% 38% 3% 3% 132
Ohio 58% 36% 4% 3% 375
Oklahoma 54% 42% 2% 2% 178
Oregon 58% 36% 4% 2% 109
Pennsylvania 56% 41% 1% 2% 401
South Carolina 53% 43% 1% 3% 206
South Dakota 65% 33% 1% 1% 104
Tennessee 52% 40% 3% 5% 350
Texas 48% 46% 2% 4% 962
Utah 55% 35% 9% 1% 126
Virginia 54% 40% 4% 2% 288
Washington 42% 49% 4% 4% 182
West Virginia 58% 34% 4% 3% 142
Wisconsin 56% 39% 3% 2% 188
Wyoming 75% 21% 3% 1% 126

Views about human evolution among adults who say homosexuality should be discouraged by state

% of adults who say homosexuality should be discouraged who say humans…

State 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 = 270. 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.
Alabama 12% 22% 1% 59% 6% 270
Arizona 13% 21% 3% 60% 4% 176
Arkansas 11% 23% < 1% 63% 3% 149
California 16% 22% 2% 53% 6% 865
Colorado 11% 24% 4% 57% 5% 124
Florida 13% 23% 2% 57% 5% 580
Georgia 12% 23% 1% 60% 4% 377
Idaho 3% 20% 3% 64% 9% 112
Illinois 16% 25% 1% 49% 8% 386
Indiana 8% 23% 6% 62% 1% 234
Iowa 14% 34% 3% 45% 5% 122
Kansas 14% 22% 2% 55% 7% 112
Kentucky 10% 21% 2% 63% 4% 206
Louisiana 12% 19% 1% 62% 6% 175
Maryland 13% 23% 5% 55% 5% 164
Michigan 14% 18% 3% 61% 4% 307
Minnesota 12% 15% 4% 63% 6% 178
Mississippi 9% 19% 2% 66% 4% 168
Missouri 9% 22% 4% 60% 4% 231
Montana 14% 18% 2% 63% 3% 107
Nebraska 13% 33% 2% 46% 5% 107
New Jersey 15% 20% 4% 54% 8% 194
New York 16% 23% 5% 50% 6% 419
North Carolina 13% 26% 2% 51% 8% 364
North Dakota 12% 23% 5% 52% 9% 132
Ohio 11% 22% 3% 58% 7% 375
Oklahoma 12% 22% 1% 57% 7% 178
Oregon 15% 19% 1% 56% 9% 109
Pennsylvania 12% 19% 2% 63% 4% 401
South Carolina 8% 23% 4% 62% 3% 206
South Dakota 12% 19% < 1% 58% 10% 104
Tennessee 8% 22% 1% 63% 7% 350
Texas 11% 22% 2% 59% 6% 962
Utah 7% 25% 2% 61% 5% 126
Virginia 9% 27% 1% 57% 6% 288
Washington 10% 20% 4% 63% 3% 182
West Virginia 9% 16% 3% 68% 5% 142
Wisconsin 8% 21% 2% 60% 9% 188
Wyoming 14% 18% 5% 58% 4% 126