Views about homosexuality by religious group (2014) Switch to: Religious tradition by views about homosexuality

% of adults who say homosexuality…

Religious traditionShould be acceptedShould be discouragedNeither/both equallyDon't knowSample size
Evangelical Protestant36%55%5%4%8,593
Historically Black Protestant51%40%6%4%1,916
Jehovah's Witness16%76%4%4%245
Mainline Protestant66%26%5%3%6,083
Orthodox Christian62%31%4%4%186
Unaffiliated (religious "nones")83%12%3%3%7,556
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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