U.S. Religious Landscape Study, 2014

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QB2A

(Percentages are weighted by WEIGHT; Total Ns reported are unweighted)

Q.B2a. Now I'm going to read you a few pairs of statements. For each pair, tell me whether the FIRST statement or the SECOND statement comes closer to your own views - even if neither is exactly right. The first pair is homosexuality should be accepted by society OR homosexuality should be discouraged by society.
  1) First statement
  2) Second statement
  3) (VOL) Neither/Both equally
  9) (VOL) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
First statement 61.7% 61.7%
Second statement 30.9% 92.6%
(VOL) Neither/Both equally 4% 96.6%
(VOL) Don't know/Refused 3.4% 100%
Total N = 35071

Variable Comparisons

Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
First statement 57.7% 65.5% 61.7%
Second statement 34.6% 27.4% 30.9%
(VOL) Neither/Both equally 4.3% 3.6% 4.0%
(VOL) Don't know/Refused 3.3% 3.5% 3.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
35071


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent No preference (VOL) Other party (VOL) TOTAL
First statement 42.9% 71.7% 67.6% 52.8% 57.5% 62.0%
Second statement 49.8% 22.8% 25.1% 34.8% 28.4% 30.9%
(VOL) Neither/Both equally 4.1% 2.9% 4.1% 6.7% 6.5% 3.9%
(VOL) Don't know/Refused 3.3% 2.6% 3.2% 5.7% 7.5% 3.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
34112


Household income (I-INCOME)

Less than $20,000 20 to under $40,000 50 to under $75,000 75 to under $100,000 $100,000 or more TOTAL
First statement 60.0% 60.0% 60.9% 66.3% 71.4% 63.1%
Second statement 32.2% 33.2% 32.5% 27.9% 23.0% 30.3%
(VOL) Neither/Both equally 3.8% 3.9% 4.0% 3.6% 3.4% 3.8%
(VOL) Don't know/Refused 3.9% 2.9% 2.7% 2.2% 2.2% 2.9%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
30490


Education (I-EDUC)

High school incomplete or less than high school (no diploma) High school graduate (grade 12 with diploma or GED certificate) Some college, no degree (includes some community college) or two-year associate degree from a college or university Four-year college or university degree/Bachelor's degree (e.g., BS, BA, AB) Some postgraduate or professional school or postgraduate or professional degree, including master's, doctorate, medical or law degree (e.g., MA, MS, PhD, MD, JD, graduate school) TOTAL
First statement 50.0% 56.8% 62.5% 69.2% 73.0% 61.8%
Second statement 39.6% 35.9% 30.0% 24.8% 21.1% 30.9%
(VOL) Neither/Both equally 4.8% 3.7% 4.3% 3.6% 3.5% 4.0%
(VOL) Don't know/Refused 5.6% 3.7% 3.3% 2.4% 2.4% 3.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
34868


Age (I-AGE)

Age 29 or younger 30-39 40-49 50-59 Age 60 or older TOTAL
First statement 76.4% 67.4% 60.1% 57.1% 51.3% 62.0%
Second statement 19.2% 26.1% 31.3% 34.6% 40.4% 30.8%
(VOL) Neither/Both equally 2.6% 3.7% 4.8% 4.3% 4.3% 3.9%
(VOL) Don't know/Refused 1.9% 2.9% 3.8% 4.0% 4.0% 3.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
34345



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