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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 WTCOMBNR (General Social Survey 2010 Cross-Section and Panel Combined)


Homosexuality by Sex


MaleFemaleTOTAL
Always wrong49.0%
736
41.4%
710
44.9%
1446
Almost always wrong4.1%
61
3.9%
67
4.0%
128
Sometimes wrong7.5%
112
7.5%
129
7.5%
241
Not wrong at all35.3%
530
40.8%
700
38.2%
1230
Dont know2.8%
42
4.3%
74
3.6%
116
No answer1.4%
21
2.2%
37
1.8%
58
Missing7579271684
TOTAL 100.0%
1502
100.0%
1717

3219



Homosexuality by Political ideology


Extremely liberal or liberalSlightly liberalModerateSlightly conservativeConservativeExtremely conservativeMissingTOTAL
Always wrong24.5%
125
30.4%
116
43.0%
486
51.9%
222
63.6%
344
75.0%
96

56
44.5%
1389
Almost always wrong2.3%
12
3.7%
14
4.7%
53
5.8%
25
3.9%
21
2.3%
3

1
4.1%
128
Sometimes wrong5.7%
29
9.2%
35
8.9%
101
7.2%
31
5.7%
31
3.9%
5

9
7.4%
232
Not wrong at all62.4%
319
51.8%
198
37.0%
419
31.1%
133
22.7%
123
14.8%
19

17
38.8%
1211
Dont know2.5%
13
4.2%
16
4.7%
53
2.3%
10
2.0%
11
3.9%
5

8
3.5%
108
No answer2.5%
13
0.8%
3
1.7%
19
1.6%
7
2.0%
11
0.0%
0

5
1.7%
53
Missing2672175922432526401635
TOTAL 100.0%
511
100.0%
382
100.0%
1131
100.0%
428
100.0%
541
100.0%
128

96

3121



Homosexuality by Age


18 to 29 years old30 to 44 years old45 to 59 years old60 to 74 years old75 years or olderMissingTOTAL
Always wrong28.9%
170
42.1%
363
49.3%
467
50.3%
279
64.1%
152

13
44.9%
1431
Almost always wrong4.4%
26
3.0%
26
4.1%
39
2.2%
12
10.5%
25

0
4.0%
128
Sometimes wrong11.6%
68
6.5%
56
6.0%
57
8.5%
47
5.1%
12

0
7.5%
240
Not wrong at all49.0%
288
42.6%
367
37.0%
351
33.7%
187
11.8%
28

9
38.3%
1221
Dont know4.6%
27
4.2%
36
2.4%
23
3.4%
19
4.2%
10

2
3.6%
115
No answer1.5%
9
1.6%
14
1.2%
11
2.0%
11
4.2%
10

2
1.7%
55
Missing37844246227210601660
TOTAL 100.0%
588
100.0%
862
100.0%
948
100.0%
555
100.0%
237

26

3190



Homosexuality by Region


NortheastMidwestSouthWestMissingTOTAL
Always wrong31.6%
166
42.8%
296
56.1%
704
37.3%
278

1
44.9%
1444
Almost always wrong3.4%
18
3.3%
23
4.5%
56
4.2%
31

0
4.0%
128
Sometimes wrong8.2%
43
8.8%
61
6.3%
79
7.8%
58

0
7.5%
241
Not wrong at all51.0%
268
40.1%
277
27.5%
345
45.4%
339

0
38.2%
1229
Dont know5.3%
28
3.0%
21
3.7%
46
2.9%
22

0
3.6%
117
No answer0.4%
2
1.9%
13
1.9%
24
2.4%
18

0
1.8%
57
Missing31836262238101683
TOTAL 100.0%
525
100.0%
691
100.0%
1254
100.0%
746

1

3216



Homosexuality by Religion


ProtestantCatholicJewishNoneOtherMissingTOTAL
Always wrong59.3%
928
37.8%
304
16.1%
10
20.3%
106
37.9%
92

6
45.0%
1440
Almost always wrong4.1%
64
4.1%
33
8.1%
5
2.9%
15
4.5%
11

1
4.0%
128
Sometimes wrong5.6%
87
9.7%
78
9.7%
6
9.6%
50
7.4%
18

1
7.5%
239
Not wrong at all26.2%
410
42.0%
338
66.1%
41
64.4%
337
39.5%
96

7
38.2%
1222
Dont know3.3%
51
3.7%
30
0.0%
0
2.3%
12
7.8%
19

4
3.5%
112
No answer1.7%
26
2.6%
21
0.0%
0
0.6%
3
2.9%
7

0
1.8%
57
Missing7684403228714301670
TOTAL 100.0%
1566
100.0%
804
100.0%
62
100.0%
523
100.0%
243

19

3198



Homosexuality by Race


WhiteBlackOtherTOTAL
Always wrong42.4%
1042
63.9%
269
39.8%
135
44.9%
1446
Almost always wrong3.9%
97
3.6%
15
4.7%
16
4.0%
128
Sometimes wrong7.7%
190
4.3%
18
9.4%
32
7.5%
240
Not wrong at all41.5%
1019
20.7%
87
36.6%
124
38.2%
1230
Dont know2.6%
65
6.9%
29
6.5%
22
3.6%
116
No answer1.8%
45
0.7%
3
2.9%
10
1.8%
58
Missing12692401741683
TOTAL 100.0%
2458
100.0%
421
100.0%
339

3218



Homosexuality by Church attendance


Less than once a yearOnce a yearSeveral times a yearOne to three times a monthNearly every weekOnce a week or moreMissingTOTAL
Always wrong28.9%
266
31.2%
135
36.5%
127
47.8%
255
50.8%
61
66.2%
400

201
42.0%
1244
Almost always wrong3.8%
35
3.7%
16
6.0%
21
4.3%
23
0.8%
1
3.8%
23

9
4.0%
119
Sometimes wrong8.9%
82
8.1%
35
8.6%
30
7.5%
40
13.3%
16
5.5%
33

4
8.0%
236
Not wrong at all54.2%
499
52.2%
226
42.8%
149
34.5%
184
22.5%
27
18.5%
112

33
40.4%
1197
Dont know2.5%
23
2.1%
9
4.0%
14
4.3%
23
10.0%
12
4.5%
27

9
3.6%
108
No answer1.7%
16
2.8%
12
2.0%
7
1.7%
9
2.5%
3
1.5%
9

2
1.9%
56
Missing4952501612518931001556
TOTAL 100.0%
921
100.0%
433
100.0%
348
100.0%
534
100.0%
120
100.0%
604

258

2960



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 2010 GSS. There are a total of 4,901 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.