Sources of guidance on right and wrong among whites by views about homosexuality (2014) Switch to: Views about homosexuality among whites by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of whites who say they look to…most for guidance on right and wrong

Views about homosexualityReligionPhilosophy/reasonCommon senseScienceDon't knowSample size
Should be accepted17%15%55%11%2%15,544
Should be discouraged60%4%31%3%2%7,696
Neither/both equally42%7%41%5%6%923
Don't know37%5%44%5%8%737
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.

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