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Measures one's view about the morality same-sex relations. 

Below are 168 questions from surveys in the ARDA that attempt to measure this concept. The ARDA staff further categorized these questions into 9 types:

[ Adoption | Comfort with | Culture | Job Discrimination | Marriage | Military Service | Morality of | Relationships/Parenting | Tolerance/Civil Rights ]

Mouse over a survey name to see further details on a survey. Click on "More" to see the response frequencies for a question, or click here to view all frequency tables.



Category 1:Adoption
 

This question type asks whether or not homosexuals should be allowed to adopt children,.

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VCF0878 from American National Election Studies, Cumulative Data File, 1948-2004

GAYADOPT from American National Election Studies, 2004

GAYADOPT from Houston Area Survey, 1982-2010

GAYADOPT from National Survey of Family Growth - Wave 6 (2002) Female Respondent File

V083213 from American National Election Studies, Time Series Study, 2008

H3ADOPT from Politics of Character Survey, 2000

H3ADOPT from State of Disunion Survey, 1996

ADOPT from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2006

GAYADOPT from Houston Area Survey, 2010

GAYADOPT from Faith and Family in America, 2005

GAYADOPT from National Survey of Family Growth - Wave 6 (2002) Male Respondent File


Category 2:Comfort with
 

This question type asks the respondent about their level of comfort with homosexuals.

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ABRTHOMO from State of Disunion Survey, 1996

V121N from American Mosaic Project: A National Survey on Diversity

OPNGAYSM from News Interest Index, October 2003

G_UNCOMF from News Interest Index, October 2003

PRESHOMO from American Jewish Committee Religious Right Survey, 1996

NEIHOMO from American Jewish Committee Religious Right Survey, 1996

D10HMOSX from Survey On the Beliefs and Moral Values of America's Children, 1989

PRESHMSX from Williamsburg Charter Survey On Religion and Public Life, 1987


Category 3:Culture
 

This question type asks about the influence of homosexuals on culture/pop culture.

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RSTHMOTV from State of the First Amendment Survey, 2005

STER1B from American Mosaic Project: A National Survey on Diversity

HOM_P_M2 from News Interest Index, October 2003


Category 4:Job Discrimination
 

This question type asks about respondent's views of laws that limit discrimination against sexual minorities in the workplace.

Some questions fit within the "Job Discrimination" subcategory but varied in a notable way. ARDA staff identified 1 such variant.

[ Teaching ]

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VCF0876 from American National Election Studies, Cumulative Data File, 1948-2004

VCF0876A from American National Election Studies, Cumulative Data File, 1948-2004

FEMP from American National Election Studies, 2000

FAV PHOMO from American National Election Studies, 2000

OPP PHOMO from American National Election Studies, 2000

GAYSJOBD from American National Election Studies, 2004

GAYSJBD2 from American National Election Studies, 2004

V083211 from American National Election Studies, Time Series Study, 2008

V083211A from American National Election Studies, Time Series Study, 2008

HOMOSXRT from Gallup Poll of Catholics, 1992


Variant:Teaching (Job Discrimination variant)
 

This variant specifically asks about whether or not homosexuals should be allowed to teach at schools/universities.

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COLHOMO from General Social Survey 2008 Cross-Section and Panel Combined

Q40C from Baylor Religion Survey, 2005

COLHOMO from General Social Survey 2010 Cross-Section and Panel Combined

COLHOMO from General Social Survey, 2002

COLHOMO from General Social Survey, 2004

COLHOMO from General Social Survey, 2006

GAYTEACH from Houston Area Survey, 1982-2010

COLHOMO from General Social Survey, 2000

COLHOMO from General Social Survey, 1990

COLHOMO from General Social Survey, 1996

COLHOMO from General Social Survey, 1988

COLHOMO from General Social Survey, 1991

COLHOMO from General Social Survey, 1998

FIREHOMO from Trends in Political Values and Core Attitudes, 1987-2009

COLHOMO from General Social Survey, 1976

COLHOMO from General Social Survey, 1980

FGAYTCH from December 2006 Values Update Survey

COLHOMO from General Social Survey, 1994

COLHOMO from General Social Survey, 1993

HOMOSEX from Middletown Area Study, 1998

HOMOSEX from Middletown Area Study, 2000

HOMOSEX from Middletown Area Study, 1994

HOMOSEX from Middletown Area Study, 1990

HOMOSEX from Middletown Area Study, 1992

HOMOSEX from Middletown Area Study, 1993

HOMOSEX from Middletown Area Study, 1996

HOMOSEX from Middletown Area Study, 1988

HOMOSEX from Middletown Area Study, 1984

HOMOSEX from Middletown Area Study, 2002

AGREE2E from July 2003 Values Update Survey


Category 5:Marriage
 

This question type asks the respondent if homosexuals should be allowed to marry.

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GAYMARRY from Houston Area Survey, 1982-2010

MARHOMO from General Social Survey, 1988


Category 6:Military Service
 

This question type asks respondents about gays and lesbians serving in the military.

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VCF0877 from American National Election Studies, Cumulative Data File, 1948-2004

VCF0877A from American National Election Studies, Cumulative Data File, 1948-2004

GAYMIL SUP from American National Election Studies, 2000

GAYMIL FAV from American National Election Studies, 2000

GAYMIL OPP from American National Election Studies, 2000

GAYMILIT from American National Election Studies, 2004

GAYMLIT2 from American National Election Studies, 2004

ISSHOMO from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2005

V083212 from American National Election Studies, Time Series Study, 2008

V083212A from American National Election Studies, Time Series Study, 2008

H4MILTRY from Politics of Character Survey, 2000

H4MILTRY from State of Disunion Survey, 1996

GAYSIN2 from Houston Area Survey, 2010


Category 7:Morality of
 

This question type asks about the perceived morality of homosexuality

Some questions fit within the "Morality of" subcategory but varied in a notable way. ARDA staff identified 5 such variants.

[ Feeling Thermometer | Legality | Lifestyle | Sinfulness | Societal Acceptance ]

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HOMOSEXU from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in South Korea

HOMOSEXU from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in Nigeria

HOMOSEXU from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in Chosen Regions of India

HOMOSEXU from Spirit and Power: A 10-Country Survey of Pentecostals

GAYWRONG from Houston Area Survey, 1982-2010

Q85I from Sub-Saharan Africa Religion Survey, 2010

HOMOSEXU from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in Brazil

HOMOSEXU from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in Chile

HOMOSEXU from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in the Philippines

HOMOSEXU from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in South Africa

HOMOSEXU from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in the United States

AHOMOSOK from Life Choices, 1990

MORGL_A from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2009

MORAL4 from ABC News the Pope & the Church, 2003

HOMOSEXU from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in Kenya

HOMOSEXU from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in Guatemala

J4HMOSX from Survey On the Beliefs and Moral Values of America's Children, 1989

GAYSXMOR from Gallup Poll of Catholics, 1992

HOMOSEX from Four-State Church Involvement Study, 1988

HOMOADLT from Middletown Area Study, 1993


Variant:Feeling Thermometer (Morality of variant)
 

Respondents are asked to indicate how they feel about homosexuals on a "thermometer" scale, with lower values equaling more negative opinions.

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VCF0232 from American National Election Studies, Cumulative Data File, 1948-2004

GAYSTHRM from American National Election Studies, 2004

RATEGAYS from Houston Area Survey, 1982-2010

V085064U from American National Election Studies, Time Series Study, 2008

GAYSTHRM from American National Election Studies, 2002

THERM14 from America's Evangelicals

FTGAYS from Social Capital Community Survey, 2006

RATEGAYS from Houston Area Survey, 2010


Variant:Legality (Morality of variant)
 

This variant asks whether or not homosexuality should be illegal.

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ANTIGAY from Houston Area Survey, 1982-2010

H6UNLWFL from Politics of Character Survey, 2000

H6UNLWFL from State of Disunion Survey, 1996


Variant:Lifestyle (Morality of variant)
 

Rather than asking directly about the morality of homosexuality, this variation asks whether or not homosexuality is an acceptable lifestyle.

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GAYSOK from Houston Area Survey, 1982-2010

H8TLIF from Politics of Character Survey, 2000

H8ALTLIF from State of Disunion Survey, 1996

HOMOLIFE from Lilly Survey of Attitudes and Social Networks


Variant:Sinfulness (Morality of variant)
 

This variant asks about the "sinfulness" of homosexuality, as opposed to morality.

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H7GODPUN from Politics of Character Survey, 2000

H7GODPUN from State of Disunion Survey, 1996

HOM_SIN from News Interest Index, October 2003

SINADLTY from News Interest Index, October 2003

J7HMOSIN from Survey On the Beliefs and Moral Values of America's Children, 1989

THREAT23 from National Survey of the Religious Life Futures Project, 1990


Variant:Societal Acceptance (Morality of variant)
 

This variant asks respondents how society (as a whole) should react to homosexuality.

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Q5B from U.S. Religious Landscape Survey - Continental Dataset

QB2_4 from Muslim American Survey, 2007

HOMOWAY from Generation Next Survey, 2006

Q5B from U.S. Religious Landscape Survey - Alaska and Hawaii Dataset

C7ACHOMO from State of Disunion Survey, 1996

ACCPTGAY from News Interest Index, October 2003

HOMOSEX from Religion and Politics Survey Merged Data Set, 1994-1995

STATHOMO from Campaign 2000 Typology Survey


Category 8:Relationships/Parenting
 

This question type asks about the perceived quality of gay/lesbian relationships or gays/lesbians as parents.

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G_PARENT from News Interest Index, October 2003

GAYRELAT from News Interest Index, October 2003

GAYHAPPY from News Interest Index, October 2003


Category 9:Tolerance/Civil Rights
 

This question type asks about whether homosexuals should be granted certain rights, such as free speech.

Some questions fit within the "Tolerance/Civil Rights" subcategory but varied in a notable way. ARDA staff identified 3 such variants.

[ Book in Library | Hate Crime Legislation | Speech ]

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GAYLIB from Houston Area Survey, 1982-2010

SOCHOMO from Religion and Politics Survey, 2000

H5LNDLRD from State of Disunion Survey, 1996

CHOMRITE from Life Choices, 1990

ACTIVE7 from Survey of Religion and Community Life in Indianapolis, 1999

GAYLIB from Tulsa, Oklahoma Area Survey, 1986

GAYLIB from Tulsa, Oklahoma Area Survey, 1985


Variant:Book in Library (Tolerance/Civil Rights variant)
 

This variant asks if a homosexual should be allowed to have a book in a public library.

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LIBHOMO from General Social Survey 2008 Cross-Section and Panel Combined

LIBHOMO from General Social Survey 2010 Cross-Section and Panel Combined

LIBHOMO from General Social Survey, 2002

LIBHOMO from General Social Survey, 2004

LIBHOMO from General Social Survey, 2006

LIBHOMO from General Social Survey, 2000

LIBHOMO from General Social Survey, 1990

LIBHOMO from General Social Survey, 1996

LIBHOMO from General Social Survey, 1988

LIBHOMO from General Social Survey, 1991

LIBHOMO from General Social Survey, 1998

LIBHOMO from General Social Survey, 1976

LIBHOMO from General Social Survey, 1980

LIBHOMO from General Social Survey, 1994

LIBHOMO from General Social Survey, 1993


Variant:Hate Crime Legislation (Tolerance/Civil Rights variant)
 

This variation asks the respondent about the necessity of hate crime legislation to protect gays and lesbians.

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HATECR3B from Southern Focus Poll, South Survey, Spring 1996

HATECR3B from Southern Focus Poll, Oversample Survey, Spring 1996


Variant:Speech (Tolerance/Civil Rights variant)
 

This variant asks if a homosexual should be allowed to give a speech.

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SPKHOMO from General Social Survey 2008 Cross-Section and Panel Combined

SPKHOMO from General Social Survey 2010 Cross-Section and Panel Combined

SPKHOMO from General Social Survey, 2002

SPKHOMO from General Social Survey, 2004

SPKHOMO from General Social Survey, 2006

SPKHOMO from General Social Survey, 2000

SPKHOMO from General Social Survey, 1990

SPKHOMO from General Social Survey, 1996

SPKHOMO from General Social Survey, 1988

SPKHOMO from General Social Survey, 1991

SPKHOMO from General Social Survey, 1998

SPKHOMO from General Social Survey, 1976

SPKHOMO from General Social Survey, 1980

SPKHOMO from General Social Survey, 1994

SPKHOMO from General Social Survey, 1993



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