Views about same-sex marriage among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally who …same-sex marriage

Survey year Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 9,811. 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 26% 66% 8% 9,811

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Views about same-sex marriage among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally by religious group

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should 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 43% 48% 10% 1,545
Evangelical Protestant 16% 78% 6% 4,757
Historically Black Protestant 31% 61% 8% 1,094
Jehovah's Witness 15% 74% 11% 107
Mainline Protestant 30% 61% 9% 1,266
Mormon 26% 68% 7% 210
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 39% 51% 10% 546

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally by views about same-sex marriage

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally who are ages…

Views about same-sex marriage 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 2,247. 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% 38% 26% 12% 2,247
Oppose/strongly oppose 11% 32% 32% 25% 6,622
Don't know 10% 41% 27% 22% 727

Generational cohort among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally by views about same-sex marriage

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally who are…

Views about same-sex marriage Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 2,247. 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% 16% 30% 30% 7% 1% 2,247
Oppose/strongly oppose 7% 9% 27% 38% 17% 2% 6,622
Don't know 5% 11% 35% 31% 15% 3% 727

Gender composition among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally by views about same-sex marriage

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally who are…

Views about same-sex marriage Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 2,272. 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 37% 63% 2,272
Oppose/strongly oppose 46% 54% 6,782
Don't know 39% 61% 757

Racial and ethnic composition among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally by views about same-sex marriage

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally who identify as…

Views about same-sex marriage White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 2,256. 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 44% 23% 2% 27% 3% 2,256
Oppose/strongly oppose 63% 18% 2% 14% 3% 6,699
Don't know 50% 21% 1% 24% 4% 734

Immigrant status among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally by views about same-sex marriage

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally who are…

Views about same-sex marriage Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 2,228. 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% 10% 67% 2,228
Oppose/strongly oppose 14% 6% 79% 6,681
Don't know 22% 9% 69% 736

Income distribution among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally by views about same-sex marriage

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should 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 = 1,977. 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% 21% 17% 8% 1,977
Oppose/strongly oppose 42% 22% 24% 11% 5,763
Don't know 55% 21% 17% 8% 585

Educational distribution among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally by views about same-sex marriage

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should 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 = 2,262. 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.
Strongly favor/favor 58% 29% 9% 4% 2,262
Oppose/strongly oppose 54% 30% 12% 5% 6,732
Don't know 64% 24% 8% 4% 747

Marital status among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally by views about same-sex marriage

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally who are…

Views about same-sex marriage Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 2,266. 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.
Strongly favor/favor 38% 10% 17% 6% 28% 2,266
Oppose/strongly oppose 57% 3% 14% 10% 16% 6,754
Don't know 49% 5% 14% 12% 19% 748

Parent of children under 18 among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally by views about same-sex marriage

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally who are…

Views about same-sex marriage Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 2,264. 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% 66% 2,264
Oppose/strongly oppose 29% 71% 6,760
Don't know 33% 67% 752

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally by views about same-sex marriage

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should 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 = 2,272. 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 82% 15% 2% 1% < 1% < 1% 2,272
Oppose/strongly oppose 91% 7% 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 6,782
Don't know 83% 13% 1% 3% < 1% < 1% 757

Importance of religion in one's life among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally by views about same-sex marriage

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should 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 = 2,272. 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% 20% 3% 2% < 1% 2,272
Oppose/strongly oppose 89% 9% 1% 1% < 1% 6,782
Don't know 82% 14% 2% 1% 1% 757

Attendance at religious services among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally by views about same-sex marriage

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should 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 = 2,272. 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 43% 38% 18% 1% 2,272
Oppose/strongly oppose 68% 22% 10% < 1% 6,782
Don't know 53% 32% 14% 1% 757

Frequency of prayer among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally by views about same-sex marriage

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally who pray…

Views about same-sex marriage At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,272. 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% 17% 5% 7% < 1% 2,272
Oppose/strongly oppose 84% 10% 2% 3% 1% 6,782
Don't know 77% 14% 3% 5% 2% 757

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally by views about same-sex marriage

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should 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 = 2,272. 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 31% 15% 10% 43% 1% 2,272
Oppose/strongly oppose 53% 13% 9% 25% 1% 6,782
Don't know 41% 12% 10% 35% 2% 757

Frequency of meditation among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally by views about same-sex marriage

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should 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 = 2,272. 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 45% 8% 3% 42% 2% 2,272
Oppose/strongly oppose 56% 6% 3% 32% 2% 6,782
Don't know 53% 7% 2% 33% 6% 757

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally by views about same-sex marriage

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should 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 = 2,272. 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 68% 14% 8% 10% 1% 2,272
Oppose/strongly oppose 79% 9% 5% 6% 1% 6,782
Don't know 71% 11% 6% 8% 3% 757

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally by views about same-sex marriage

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should 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 = 2,272. 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 44% 15% 12% 27% 1% 2,272
Oppose/strongly oppose 47% 14% 10% 26% 2% 6,782
Don't know 47% 8% 10% 32% 3% 757

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally by views about same-sex marriage

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should 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 = 2,272. 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% 7% 41% 8% 1% 2,272
Oppose/strongly oppose 68% 3% 24% 3% 2% 6,782
Don't know 50% 3% 38% 4% 5% 757

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally by views about same-sex marriage

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should 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 = 2,272. 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% 67% 1% 1% 2,272
Oppose/strongly oppose 52% 46% 1% 1% 6,782
Don't know 35% 59% 3% 4% 757

Frequency of reading scripture among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally by views about same-sex marriage

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should 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 = 2,272. 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% 14% 8% 30% 1% 2,272
Oppose/strongly oppose 70% 10% 5% 14% 1% 6,782
Don't know 56% 13% 7% 22% 2% 757

Belief in Heaven among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally by views about same-sex marriage

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally who …in heaven

Views about same-sex marriage Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,272. 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 93% 5% 2% 2,272
Oppose/strongly oppose 91% 5% 5% 6,782
Don't know 89% 3% 8% 757

Belief in Hell among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally by views about same-sex marriage

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally who …in hell

Views about same-sex marriage Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,272. 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 77% 17% 6% 2,272
Oppose/strongly oppose 85% 9% 5% 6,782
Don't know 73% 15% 12% 757

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally by views about same-sex marriage

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally who identify as…

Views about same-sex marriage Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 2,272. 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% 20% 51% 2,272
Oppose/strongly oppose 52% 16% 32% 6,782
Don't know 26% 33% 41% 757

Political ideology among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally by views about same-sex marriage

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally who are…

Views about same-sex marriage Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,272. 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% 22% 7% 2,272
Oppose/strongly oppose 61% 21% 12% 6% 6,782
Don't know 40% 25% 17% 18% 757

Views about size of government among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally by views about same-sex marriage

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should 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 = 2,272. 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% 64% 1% 2% 2,272
Oppose/strongly oppose 57% 38% 2% 3% 6,782
Don't know 38% 48% 7% 7% 757

Views about government aid to the poor among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally by views about same-sex marriage

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should 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 = 2,272. 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% 57% 3% 2% 2,272
Oppose/strongly oppose 55% 39% 3% 2% 6,782
Don't know 41% 45% 9% 5% 757

Views about abortion among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally by views about same-sex marriage

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should 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 = 2,272. 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 51% 46% 3% 2,272
Oppose/strongly oppose 24% 73% 3% 6,782
Don't know 31% 51% 19% 757

Views about homosexuality among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally by views about same-sex marriage

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should 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 = 2,272. 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% 11% 2% 2% 2,272
Oppose/strongly oppose 18% 77% 3% 2% 6,782
Don't know 36% 22% 18% 24% 757

Views about environmental regulation among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally by views about same-sex marriage

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should 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 = 2,272. 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% 54% 1% 3% 2,272
Oppose/strongly oppose 52% 42% 2% 4% 6,782
Don't know 43% 40% 6% 11% 757

Views about human evolution among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally by views about same-sex marriage

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should 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 = 2,272. 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% 32% 1% 45% 3% 2,272
Oppose/strongly oppose 9% 18% 2% 65% 6% 6,782
Don't know 12% 23% 7% 47% 12% 757