Views about homosexuality among adults who say religion is somewhat important by interpretation of scripture (2014) Switch to: Interpreting scripture among adults who say religion is somewhat important by views about homosexuality

% of adults who say religion is somewhat important who say homosexuality…

Interpreting scriptureShould be acceptedShould be discouragedNeither/both equallyDon't knowSample size
Word of God; should be taken literally58%34%3%4%1,057
Word of God; not everything taken literally74%20%4%2%2,770
Word of God; other/don't know44%35%7%14%121
Not the word of God85%11%3%2%3,566
Other/don't know71%16%9%5%797
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