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Homosexuality (Demographic Patterns)

What about sexual relations between two adults of the same sex? Is always wrong, almost always wrong, sometimes wrong, not at all wrong? Results weighted by WTCOMB (General Social Survey 2014 Cross-Section and Panel Combined)


Homosexuality by Age


18-2930-4445-5960-7475 or olderMissingTOTAL
Always wrong26.7%
121
34.2%
234
42.7%
304
42.1%
218
59.6%
96

3
38.5%
973
Almost always wrong3.1%
14
3.5%
24
3.5%
25
3.3%
17
5.0%
8

1
3.5%
88
Sometimes wrong7.7%
35
6.7%
46
4.6%
33
8.1%
42
7.5%
12

1
6.6%
168
Not wrong at all60.9%
276
51.3%
351
45.5%
324
40.9%
212
25.5%
41

8
47.6%
1204
Don't know0.9%
4
3.4%
23
2.0%
14
4.2%
22
1.9%
3

0
2.6%
66
No answer0.7%
3
0.9%
6
1.7%
12
1.4%
7
0.6%
1

2
1.1%
29
Missing23134736523310901285
TOTAL 100.0%
453
100.0%
684
100.0%
712
100.0%
518
100.0%
161

15

2528



Homosexuality by Worship attendance


Less than once a yearOnce a yearSeveral times a yearOnce to three times a monthNearly every weekEvery week or moreMissingTOTAL
Always wrong21.8%
179
23.7%
82
31.2%
84
40.0%
150
50.4%
58
69.0%
419

4
38.4%
972
Almost always wrong3.5%
29
2.6%
9
4.8%
13
4.3%
16
7.0%
8
2.5%
15

0
3.6%
90
Sometimes wrong5.7%
47
8.1%
28
10.0%
27
8.3%
31
7.0%
8
4.3%
26

1
6.6%
167
Not wrong at all66.7%
547
62.7%
217
49.1%
132
42.9%
161
21.7%
25
21.1%
128

3
47.8%
1210
Don't know1.5%
12
2.3%
8
1.9%
5
2.9%
11
10.4%
12
2.6%
16

3
2.5%
64
No answer0.7%
6
0.6%
2
3.0%
8
1.6%
6
3.5%
4
0.5%
3

2
1.1%
29
Missing4521461371765633101298
TOTAL 100.0%
820
100.0%
346
100.0%
269
100.0%
375
100.0%
115
100.0%
607

13

2532



Homosexuality by Political ideology


Extremely liberal or liberalSlightly liberalModerateSlightly conservativeConservative or extremely conservativeMissingTOTAL
Always wrong16.3%
66
24.4%
69
35.5%
336
43.5%
154
65.8%
314

38
38.1%
939
Almost always wrong3.2%
13
3.2%
9
3.5%
33
4.0%
14
3.6%
17

2
3.5%
86
Sometimes wrong6.4%
26
9.5%
27
6.7%
63
6.2%
22
5.9%
28

2
6.7%
166
Not wrong at all72.1%
292
59.7%
169
49.0%
464
43.8%
155
21.4%
102

29
48.0%
1182
Don't know2.0%
8
2.1%
6
3.3%
31
2.0%
7
2.1%
10

6
2.5%
62
No answer0.0%
0
1.1%
3
2.0%
19
0.6%
2
1.3%
6

0
1.2%
30
Missing18514752716723501261
TOTAL 100.0%
405
100.0%
283
100.0%
946
100.0%
354
100.0%
477

77

2465



Homosexuality by Race


WhiteBlackOtherTOTAL
Always wrong35.8%
679
53.7%
202
34.9%
94
38.4%
975
Almost always wrong3.2%
60
3.5%
13
5.6%
15
3.5%
88
Sometimes wrong6.3%
119
5.6%
21
10.4%
28
6.6%
168
Not wrong at all51.2%
970
32.4%
122
44.6%
120
47.7%
1212
Don't know2.5%
47
3.5%
13
2.6%
7
2.6%
67
No answer1.1%
21
1.3%
5
1.9%
5
1.2%
31
Missing9691851441298
TOTAL 100.0%
1896
100.0%
376
100.0%
269

2541



Homosexuality by Religion


ProtestantCatholicJewishNoneOtherMissingTOTAL
Always wrong54.7%
602
32.1%
195
21.3%
10
15.8%
86
35.5%
82

2
38.6%
975
Almost always wrong3.3%
36
4.9%
30
2.1%
1
2.9%
16
2.6%
6

0
3.5%
89
Sometimes wrong5.9%
65
7.2%
44
0.0%
0
7.2%
39
6.9%
16

3
6.5%
164
Not wrong at all32.2%
354
51.5%
313
68.1%
32
71.6%
389
51.1%
118

5
47.7%
1206
Don't know2.5%
28
2.8%
17
8.5%
4
1.8%
10
2.6%
6

2
2.6%
65
No answer1.4%
15
1.5%
9
0.0%
0
0.6%
3
1.3%
3

2
1.2%
30
Missing5733211726311401288
TOTAL 100.0%
1100
100.0%
608
100.0%
47
100.0%
543
100.0%
231

14

2529



Homosexuality by Sex


MaleFemaleTOTAL
Always wrong42.7%
502
34.7%
475
38.4%
977
Almost always wrong3.7%
43
3.4%
46
3.5%
89
Sometimes wrong8.5%
100
5.0%
68
6.6%
168
Not wrong at all43.1%
507
51.5%
705
47.6%
1212
Don't know1.4%
16
3.8%
52
2.7%
68
No answer0.8%
9
1.6%
22
1.2%
31
Missing5877111298
TOTAL 100.0%
1177
100.0%
1368

2545



Notes

The General Social Surveys (GSS) have been conducted by the National Opinion Research Center (NORC) annually since 1972, except for the years 1979, 1981, and 1992 (a supplement was added in 1992), and biennially beginning in 1994. The GSS are designed to be part of a program of social indicator research, replicating questionnaire items and wording in order to facilitate time-trend studies. This data file has all cases and variables asked on the 2014 GSS. There are a total of 3,842 cases in the data set but their initial sampling years vary because the GSS now contains panel cases. Sampling years can be identified with the variable SAMPTYPE.




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