Views about same-sex marriage among adults who say religion is not too important

% of adults who say religion is not too important who …same-sex marriage

Survey year Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,790. 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 80% 15% 5% 3,790

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Views about same-sex marriage among adults who say religion is not too important by religious group

% of adults who say religion is not too important who …same-sex marriage

Religious tradition Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 0. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Catholic 75% 19% 7% 569
Evangelical Protestant 63% 30% 7% 174
Jewish 89% 6% 6% 166
Mainline Protestant 75% 20% 5% 596
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 83% 13% 4% 1,924

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults who say religion is not too important by views about same-sex marriage

% of adults who say religion is not too important who are ages…

Views about same-sex marriage 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 3,015. 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.
Strongly favor/favor 36% 36% 19% 9% 3,015
Oppose/strongly oppose 18% 33% 28% 20% 551
Don't know 21% 31% 30% 18% 177

Generational cohort among adults who say religion is not too important by views about same-sex marriage

% of adults who say religion is not too important who are…

Views about same-sex marriage Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 3,015. 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.
Strongly favor/favor 24% 21% 27% 23% 5% 1% 3,015
Oppose/strongly oppose 10% 12% 30% 33% 13% 2% 551
Don't know 12% 10% 29% 37% 10% 1% 177

Gender composition among adults who say religion is not too important by views about same-sex marriage

% of adults who say religion is not too important who are…

Views about same-sex marriage Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 3,053. 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.
Strongly favor/favor 52% 48% 3,053
Oppose/strongly oppose 74% 26% 556
Don't know 67% 33% 181

Racial and ethnic composition among adults who say religion is not too important by views about same-sex marriage

% of adults who say religion is not too important who identify as…

Views about same-sex marriage White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 3,026. 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.
Strongly favor/favor 75% 5% 7% 10% 4% 3,026
Oppose/strongly oppose 74% 8% 6% 9% 3% 545
Don't know 80% 4% 8% 6% 2% 178

Immigrant status among adults who say religion is not too important by views about same-sex marriage

% of adults who say religion is not too important who are…

Views about same-sex marriage Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 3,024. 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.
Strongly favor/favor 12% 13% 74% 3,024
Oppose/strongly oppose 11% 11% 77% 548
Don't know 12% 12% 77% 174

Income distribution among adults who say religion is not too important by views about same-sex marriage

% of adults who say religion is not too important who have a household income of…

Views about same-sex marriage Less than $30,000 $30,000-$49,999 $50,000-$99,999 $100,000 or more Sample Size
Sample size = 2,764. 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.
Strongly favor/favor 25% 20% 30% 25% 2,764
Oppose/strongly oppose 35% 20% 27% 18% 490
Don't know 31% 21% 25% 23% 143

Educational distribution among adults who say religion is not too important by views about same-sex marriage

% of adults who say religion is not too important who have completed…

Views about same-sex marriage High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 3,043. 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.
Strongly favor/favor 27% 34% 23% 15% 3,043
Oppose/strongly oppose 52% 30% 11% 8% 553
Don't know 45% 29% 17% 10% 179

Marital status among adults who say religion is not too important by views about same-sex marriage

% of adults who say religion is not too important who are…

Views about same-sex marriage Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 3,042. 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.
Strongly favor/favor 41% 9% 9% 3% 38% 3,042
Oppose/strongly oppose 49% 9% 13% 5% 24% 553
Don't know 39% 11% 16% 6% 28% 177

Parent of children under 18 among adults who say religion is not too important by views about same-sex marriage

% of adults who say religion is not too important who are…

Views about same-sex marriage Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 3,047. 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.
Strongly favor/favor 25% 75% 3,047
Oppose/strongly oppose 23% 77% 553
Don't know 29% 71% 180

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among adults who say religion is not too important by views about same-sex marriage

% of adults who say religion is not too important who say they…

Views about same-sex marriage 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 = 3,053. 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.
Strongly favor/favor 16% 35% 20% < 1% 22% 7% 3,053
Oppose/strongly oppose 31% 35% 16% 1% 10% 5% 556
Don't know 24% 39% 17% 2% 13% 4% 181

Attendance at religious services among adults who say religion is not too important by views about same-sex marriage

% of adults who say religion is not too important who attend religious services…

Views about same-sex marriage At least once a week Once or twice a month/a few times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,053. 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.
Strongly favor/favor 2% 34% 64% < 1% 3,053
Oppose/strongly oppose 5% 35% 59% < 1% 556
Don't know 4% 36% 60% 1% 181

Frequency of prayer among adults who say religion is not too important by views about same-sex marriage

% of adults who say religion is not too important who pray…

Views about same-sex marriage At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,053. 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.
Strongly favor/favor 12% 13% 10% 65% < 1% 3,053
Oppose/strongly oppose 19% 10% 12% 59% < 1% 556
Don't know 23% 15% 9% 52% 1% 181

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among adults who say religion is not too important by views about same-sex marriage

% of adults who say religion is not too important who attend prayer group…

Views about same-sex marriage At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,053. 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.
Strongly favor/favor 1% 2% 3% 94% < 1% 3,053
Oppose/strongly oppose 3% 2% 4% 90% < 1% 556
Don't know 4% 4% 5% 87% < 1% 181

Frequency of meditation among adults who say religion is not too important by views about same-sex marriage

% of adults who say religion is not too important who meditate…

Views about same-sex marriage At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,053. 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.
Strongly favor/favor 21% 11% 6% 61% 1% 3,053
Oppose/strongly oppose 21% 7% 5% 66% 1% 556
Don't know 23% 12% 7% 56% 2% 181

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among adults who say religion is not too important by views about same-sex marriage

% of adults who say religion is not too important who feel a sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing…

Views about same-sex marriage At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,053. 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.
Strongly favor/favor 33% 18% 16% 32% 1% 3,053
Oppose/strongly oppose 27% 14% 13% 44% 1% 556
Don't know 28% 13% 17% 38% 4% 181

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among adults who say religion is not too important by views about same-sex marriage

% of adults who say religion is not too important who feel a sense of wonder about the universe…

Views about same-sex marriage At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,053. 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.
Strongly favor/favor 42% 19% 16% 22% 1% 3,053
Oppose/strongly oppose 32% 14% 15% 38% 1% 556
Don't know 31% 13% 21% 34% 2% 181

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults who say religion is not too important by views about same-sex marriage

% of adults who say religion is not too important who say they look to…most for guidance on right and wrong

Views about same-sex marriage Religion Philosophy/reason Common sense Science Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,053. 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.
Strongly favor/favor 2% 20% 61% 15% 1% 3,053
Oppose/strongly oppose 10% 10% 68% 11% 1% 556
Don't know 4% 9% 64% 17% 7% 181

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults who say religion is not too important by views about same-sex marriage

% of adults who say religion is not too important who say…

Views about same-sex marriage 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 = 3,053. 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.
Strongly favor/favor 17% 81% 1% 1% 3,053
Oppose/strongly oppose 32% 67% 1% < 1% 556
Don't know 29% 68% 2% 1% 181

Frequency of reading scripture among adults who say religion is not too important by views about same-sex marriage

% of adults who say religion is not too important who read scripture…

Views about same-sex marriage At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,053. 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.
Strongly favor/favor 3% 4% 6% 87% < 1% 3,053
Oppose/strongly oppose 9% 7% 4% 80% < 1% 556
Don't know 6% 4% 8% 82% < 1% 181

Interpreting scripture among adults who say religion is not too important by views about same-sex marriage

% of adults who say religion is not too important who say the holy scripture is…

Views about same-sex marriage 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 = 3,053. 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.
Strongly favor/favor 3% 11% < 1% 79% 7% 3,053
Oppose/strongly oppose 14% 21% 1% 55% 8% 556
Don't know 9% 16% 2% 55% 19% 181

Belief in Heaven among adults who say religion is not too important by views about same-sex marriage

% of adults who say religion is not too important who …in heaven

Views about same-sex marriage Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,053. 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.
Strongly favor/favor 39% 49% 11% 3,053
Oppose/strongly oppose 54% 35% 11% 556
Don't know 52% 31% 17% 181

Belief in Hell among adults who say religion is not too important by views about same-sex marriage

% of adults who say religion is not too important who …in hell

Views about same-sex marriage Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,053. 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.
Strongly favor/favor 26% 65% 9% 3,053
Oppose/strongly oppose 44% 46% 10% 556
Don't know 35% 52% 13% 181

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults who say religion is not too important by views about same-sex marriage

% of adults who say religion is not too important who identify as…

Views about same-sex marriage Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 3,053. 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.
Strongly favor/favor 24% 16% 59% 3,053
Oppose/strongly oppose 54% 19% 27% 556
Don't know 43% 34% 23% 181

Political ideology among adults who say religion is not too important by views about same-sex marriage

% of adults who say religion is not too important who are…

Views about same-sex marriage Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,053. 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.
Strongly favor/favor 14% 41% 40% 5% 3,053
Oppose/strongly oppose 44% 32% 17% 7% 556
Don't know 38% 32% 15% 15% 181

Views about size of government among adults who say religion is not too important by views about same-sex marriage

% of adults who say religion is not too important who would rather have…

Views about same-sex marriage Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,053. 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.
Strongly favor/favor 47% 46% 3% 4% 3,053
Oppose/strongly oppose 69% 25% 3% 2% 556
Don't know 60% 30% 5% 5% 181

Views about government aid to the poor among adults who say religion is not too important by views about same-sex marriage

% of adults who say religion is not too important who say government aid to the poor…

Views about same-sex marriage Does more harm than good Does more good than harm Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,053. 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.
Strongly favor/favor 34% 61% 4% 1% 3,053
Oppose/strongly oppose 60% 36% 2% 1% 556
Don't know 55% 32% 9% 4% 181

Views about abortion among adults who say religion is not too important by views about same-sex marriage

% of adults who say religion is not too important who say abortion should be…

Views about same-sex marriage Legal in all/most cases Illegal in all/most cases Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,053. 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.
Strongly favor/favor 84% 14% 2% 3,053
Oppose/strongly oppose 55% 41% 4% 556
Don't know 55% 25% 20% 181

Views about homosexuality among adults who say religion is not too important by views about same-sex marriage

% of adults who say religion is not too important who say homosexuality…

Views about same-sex marriage Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,053. 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.
Strongly favor/favor 96% 3% 1% 1% 3,053
Oppose/strongly oppose 34% 56% 4% 5% 556
Don't know 60% 14% 13% 13% 181

Views about environmental regulation among adults who say religion is not too important by views about same-sex marriage

% of adults who say religion is not too important who say…

Views about same-sex marriage 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 = 3,053. 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.
Strongly favor/favor 23% 74% 1% 2% 3,053
Oppose/strongly oppose 54% 42% 2% 2% 556
Don't know 45% 41% 6% 8% 181

Views about human evolution among adults who say religion is not too important by views about same-sex marriage

% of adults who say religion is not too important who say humans…

Views about same-sex marriage 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 = 3,053. 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.
Strongly favor/favor 73% 12% 5% 8% 2% 3,053
Oppose/strongly oppose 43% 20% 5% 29% 3% 556
Don't know 38% 25% 12% 15% 10% 181