Views about homosexuality among Mainline Protestants by religious denomination (2014) Switch to: Religious denomination among Mainline Protestants by views about homosexuality

% of Mainline Protestants who say homosexuality…

Religious denominationShould be acceptedShould be discouragedNeither/both equallyDon't knowSample size
American Baptist Churches USA54%37%6%3%467
Anglican Church67%24%4%5%111
Episcopal Church83%12%4%2%494
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA)73%22%3%2%641
Interdenominational (Mainline Trad.)72%21%4%3%139
Presbyterian Church (USA)65%27%4%4%428
United Church of Christ82%17%< 1%1%227
United Methodist Church60%32%4%3%1,637
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