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Can Change? (2)
Cause of Homosexuality? (4)
Choice? (4)
Nature? (3)
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CHANGE from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2006
Do you think a gay or lesbian persons sexual orientation can be changed or cannot be changed? [Answered only if FORM = 1.] (CHANGE)
TOTAL%
1) Can be changed39139.2
2) Cannot be changed48448.5
9) Dont know/Refused12212.2
Missing1,007 
TOTAL997100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


HOMCHANG from News Interest Index, October 2003
Do you think a gay or lesbian persons sexual orientation can be changed or cannot be changed? (HOMCHANG)
TOTAL%
1) Can be changed1,11741.8
2) Cannot be changed1,13542.5
9) Dont know/Refused41915.7
TOTAL2,671100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


GAYCAUSE from Houston Area Survey, 1982-2010
In your opinion, is homosexuality primarily a matter of personal choice; an in-born trait, or something caused by environmental factors? (93, 99, 04, 06, 08, 10) (GAYCAUSE)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK58614.1
1) Personal choice1,74941.9
2) Inborn trait1,38533.2
3) Environmental factors45010.8
TOTAL4170100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Single Unit (State, County, etc.)
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


BORNHOM from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2006
In your opinion, do you think that homosexuality is: something that people are born with, something that develops because of the way people are brought up, or is it just the way that some people prefer to live? [Answered only if FORM = 1.] (BORNHOM)
TOTAL%
1) Something that people are born with35435.5
2) Something that develops because of the way people are brought up13113.2
3) Just the way that some people prefer to live37637.8
9) Dont know/Refused13513.6
Missing1,007 
TOTAL996100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


GAYCAUSE from Houston Area Survey, 2010
In your opinion, is homosexuality primarily a matter of personal choice; an in-born trait, or something caused by environmental factors? (GAYCAUSE)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK12016.0
1) Personal choice25834.4
2) Inborn trait27636.8
3) Environmental factors9612.8
TOTAL750100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Single Unit (State, County, etc.)
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


HOM_BORN from News Interest Index, October 2003
In your opinionů when a person is homosexual is it something that people are born with, or is it something that just develops because of the way people are brought up, or is it just the way that some people prefer to live? (HOM_BORN)
TOTAL%
1) Something that people are born with79829.9
2) Something that develops because of the way people are brought up37814.1
3) Just the way that some people prefer to live1,12742.2
9) Dont know/Refused36913.8
TOTAL2,672100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


CHOOSE from Baylor Religion Survey, Wave II (2007)
Q39c. Please indicate your level of agreement with the following statements about homosexuals: People choose to be homosexuals (CHOOSE)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree35522.0
2) Disagree39524.5
3) Agree35021.7
4) Strongly agree27116.8
8) Undecided24315.1
Missing33 
TOTAL1,614100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Mixed-mode


GAYGIVEN from Houston Area Survey, 1982-2010
Do you believe that homosexuality is something people choose or something they cannot change? (00, 03, 05, 07, 09) (GAYGIVEN)
TOTAL%
-1) RF531.6
1) Cannot change1,35941.0
2) It depends/Unsure (Vol.)50415.2
3) Choose1,39642.1
TOTAL3312100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Single Unit (State, County, etc.)
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


GAYSOK from Houston Area Survey, 1982-2010
Agree/Disagree: Homosexuality should be considered an acceptable lifestyle for those who choose it. (89) (GAYSOK)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK203.2
0) Disagree24839.8
1) Agree35557.0
TOTAL623100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Single Unit (State, County, etc.)
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


HOMOCHNG from General Social Survey, 1994
Do you think being homosexual is something people choose to be, or do you think it is something they cannot change? (HOMOCHNG)
TOTAL%
1) Something people choose to be39341.0
2) Something they cannot change42444.3
8) Dont know12913.5
9) No answer121.3
TOTAL958100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


GAYBORN from Baylor Religion Survey, Wave II (2007)
Q39d. Please indicate your level of agreement with the following statements about homosexuals: People are born as either homosexual or heterosexual (GAYBORN)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree30518.9
2) Disagree29718.4
3) Agree43326.8
4) Strongly agree27917.3
8) Undecided30018.6
Missing34 
TOTAL1,614100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Mixed-mode


H1BORN from Politics of Character Survey, 2000
Now I want you to tell me how much you agree with these statements about homosexuality Would you say you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree, or completely disagree that . . . a. a person is either a homosexual or a heterosexual, and there is little they can do to change it. (H1BORN)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree24222.7
2) Mostly agree27425.7
3) Mostly disagree19818.6
4) Completely disagree35333.1
TOTAL1067100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


H1BORN from State of Disunion Survey, 1996
Now I want you to tell me how much you agree with these statements about homosexuality. Would you say you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree, or completely disagree that . . . a. a person is born either a homosexual or a heterosexual, and there is little they can do to change it. (H1BORN)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree28015.4
2) Mostly agree43524.0
3) Mostly disagree34318.9
4) Completely disagree48926.9
5) Dont know26814.8
TOTAL1815100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


 

Subcategories
Can Change?In this question type, respondents report whether they believe sexual orientation can be changed.
Cause of Homosexuality?Respondents are given a number of different possible causes of homosexuality from which to choose.
Choice?Is homosexuality a choice?
Nature?Is homosexuality the result of nature?

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