Views about same-sex marriage among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who …same-sex marriage

Survey year Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 9,542. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
2014 52% 41% 7% 9,542

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Views about same-sex marriage among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally by religious group

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally 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 56% 36% 9% 2,774
Evangelical Protestant 42% 52% 7% 2,469
Historically Black Protestant 52% 42% 6% 466
Jehovah's Witness 15% 78% 7% 102
Jewish 66% 28% 7% 184
Mainline Protestant 59% 33% 7% 2,158
Mormon 21% 74% 5% 360
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 66% 28% 6% 713

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally by views about same-sex marriage

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who are ages…

Views about same-sex marriage 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 4,694. 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 29% 34% 23% 14% 4,694
Oppose/strongly oppose 19% 34% 27% 21% 4,000
Don't know 14% 34% 28% 23% 683

Generational cohort among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally by views about same-sex marriage

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who are…

Views about same-sex marriage Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 4,694. 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 20% 15% 27% 28% 9% 1% 4,694
Oppose/strongly oppose 12% 13% 28% 33% 14% 1% 4,000
Don't know 9% 10% 30% 33% 16% 2% 683

Gender composition among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally by views about same-sex marriage

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who are…

Views about same-sex marriage Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 4,755. 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 40% 60% 4,755
Oppose/strongly oppose 53% 47% 4,073
Don't know 46% 54% 714

Racial and ethnic composition among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally by views about same-sex marriage

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who identify as…

Views about same-sex marriage White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 4,719. 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 69% 10% 3% 14% 4% 4,719
Oppose/strongly oppose 72% 10% 2% 12% 4% 4,026
Don't know 71% 8% 4% 14% 3% 698

Immigrant status among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally by views about same-sex marriage

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who are…

Views about same-sex marriage Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 4,707. 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 11% 12% 77% 4,707
Oppose/strongly oppose 13% 8% 80% 4,033
Don't know 16% 10% 74% 706

Income distribution among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally by views about same-sex marriage

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally 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 = 4,239. 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 30% 21% 28% 20% 4,239
Oppose/strongly oppose 29% 20% 31% 19% 3,610
Don't know 31% 21% 28% 21% 560

Educational distribution among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally by views about same-sex marriage

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who have completed…

Views about same-sex marriage High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 4,744. 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% 34% 18% 12% 4,744
Oppose/strongly oppose 39% 33% 18% 10% 4,056
Don't know 43% 31% 15% 10% 709

Marital status among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally by views about same-sex marriage

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who are…

Views about same-sex marriage Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 4,741. 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 46% 7% 12% 5% 31% 4,741
Oppose/strongly oppose 57% 4% 12% 6% 20% 4,063
Don't know 50% 6% 15% 10% 18% 708

Parent of children under 18 among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally by views about same-sex marriage

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who are…

Views about same-sex marriage Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 4,742. 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 30% 70% 4,742
Oppose/strongly oppose 32% 68% 4,055
Don't know 30% 70% 709

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally by views about same-sex marriage

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally 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 = 4,755. 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 71% 25% 3% < 1% 1% < 1% 4,755
Oppose/strongly oppose 84% 14% 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 4,073
Don't know 76% 20% 3% 1% < 1% 1% 714

Importance of religion in one's life among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally by views about same-sex marriage

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who say religion is…

Views about same-sex marriage Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,755. 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% 39% 7% 2% < 1% 4,755
Oppose/strongly oppose 74% 22% 3% 1% < 1% 4,073
Don't know 61% 31% 4% 3% 1% 714

Attendance at religious services among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally by views about same-sex marriage

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally 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 = 4,755. 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 32% 47% 21% < 1% 4,755
Oppose/strongly oppose 55% 31% 13% < 1% 4,073
Don't know 38% 38% 22% 2% 714

Frequency of prayer among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally by views about same-sex marriage

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who pray…

Views about same-sex marriage At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,755. 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 56% 24% 7% 12% < 1% 4,755
Oppose/strongly oppose 73% 16% 5% 6% 1% 4,073
Don't know 66% 22% 6% 6% 1% 714

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally by views about same-sex marriage

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally 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 = 4,755. 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 15% 11% 12% 61% < 1% 4,755
Oppose/strongly oppose 36% 12% 11% 41% 1% 4,073
Don't know 26% 12% 10% 52% 1% 714

Frequency of meditation among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally by views about same-sex marriage

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally 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 = 4,755. 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% 9% 5% 53% < 1% 4,755
Oppose/strongly oppose 45% 7% 4% 42% 1% 4,073
Don't know 45% 8% 4% 40% 3% 714

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally by views about same-sex marriage

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally 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 = 4,755. 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 54% 20% 12% 13% < 1% 4,755
Oppose/strongly oppose 67% 15% 8% 9% 1% 4,073
Don't know 63% 13% 10% 11% 2% 714

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally by views about same-sex marriage

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally 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 = 4,755. 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 40% 18% 15% 26% 1% 4,755
Oppose/strongly oppose 44% 18% 12% 24% 1% 4,073
Don't know 44% 14% 13% 27% 1% 714

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally by views about same-sex marriage

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally 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 = 4,755. 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% 12% 53% 7% 2% 4,755
Oppose/strongly oppose 52% 5% 36% 4% 2% 4,073
Don't know 36% 8% 48% 4% 4% 714

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally by views about same-sex marriage

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally 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 = 4,755. 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% 72% 1% < 1% 4,755
Oppose/strongly oppose 48% 50% 1% 1% 4,073
Don't know 36% 61% 2% 1% 714

Frequency of reading scripture among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally by views about same-sex marriage

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally 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 = 4,755. 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% 15% 12% 46% < 1% 4,755
Oppose/strongly oppose 51% 12% 9% 27% 1% 4,073
Don't know 34% 16% 12% 37% 1% 714

Belief in Heaven among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally by views about same-sex marriage

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who …in heaven

Views about same-sex marriage Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,755. 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 89% 7% 4% 4,755
Oppose/strongly oppose 90% 6% 5% 4,073
Don't know 87% 6% 6% 714

Belief in Hell among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally by views about same-sex marriage

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who …in hell

Views about same-sex marriage Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,755. 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 66% 28% 6% 4,755
Oppose/strongly oppose 77% 17% 7% 4,073
Don't know 64% 23% 13% 714

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally by views about same-sex marriage

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who identify as…

Views about same-sex marriage Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 4,755. 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 35% 16% 49% 4,755
Oppose/strongly oppose 60% 14% 27% 4,073
Don't know 45% 26% 29% 714

Political ideology among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally by views about same-sex marriage

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who are…

Views about same-sex marriage Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,755. 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% 45% 25% 4% 4,755
Oppose/strongly oppose 58% 29% 8% 5% 4,073
Don't know 42% 36% 12% 9% 714

Views about size of government among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally by views about same-sex marriage

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally 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 = 4,755. 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 50% 46% 2% 2% 4,755
Oppose/strongly oppose 69% 27% 2% 2% 4,073
Don't know 59% 31% 4% 6% 714

Views about government aid to the poor among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally by views about same-sex marriage

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally 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 = 4,755. 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% 55% 3% 1% 4,755
Oppose/strongly oppose 61% 35% 3% 1% 4,073
Don't know 52% 38% 6% 4% 714

Views about abortion among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally by views about same-sex marriage

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally 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 = 4,755. 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 64% 34% 2% 4,755
Oppose/strongly oppose 29% 68% 3% 4,073
Don't know 43% 47% 10% 714

Views about homosexuality among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally by views about same-sex marriage

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who say homosexuality…

Views about same-sex marriage Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,755. 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 92% 5% 2% 1% 4,755
Oppose/strongly oppose 29% 64% 5% 3% 4,073
Don't know 45% 19% 18% 18% 714

Views about environmental regulation among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally by views about same-sex marriage

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally 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 = 4,755. 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 32% 66% 2% 1% 4,755
Oppose/strongly oppose 50% 46% 2% 2% 4,073
Don't know 44% 48% 3% 5% 714

Views about human evolution among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally by views about same-sex marriage

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally 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 = 4,755. 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% 42% 3% 26% 2% 4,755
Oppose/strongly oppose 13% 33% 2% 48% 4% 4,073
Don't know 15% 36% 6% 33% 9% 714