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Are people born homosexual or heterosexual? (Demographic Patterns)

Please indicate your level of agreement with the following statements about homosexuals: People are born as either homosexual or heterosexual. Results weighted by WEIGHT (Baylor Religion Survey, Wave 2, 2007)


Are people born homosexual or heterosexual? by Age


18-29 years old30-44 years old45-59 years old60-74 years old75 years and olderTOTAL
Strongly disagree28.6%
77
18.5%
93
17.1%
77
16.7%
45
11.6%
14
18.9%
306
Disagree17.1%
46
16.1%
81
20.4%
92
20.7%
56
19.0%
23
18.5%
298
Agree23.8%
64
29.4%
148
25.7%
116
27.4%
74
25.6%
31
26.8%
433
Strongly agree16.7%
45
18.7%
94
17.3%
78
15.6%
42
16.5%
20
17.3%
279
Undecided13.8%
37
17.5%
88
19.5%
88
19.6%
53
27.3%
33
18.5%
299
Missing37115834
TOTAL 100.0%
269
100.0%
504
100.0%
451
100.0%
270
100.0%
121

1615



Are people born homosexual or heterosexual? by Church attendance


NeverLess than once a monthLess than once a weekWeekly or moreMissingTOTAL
Strongly disagree5.9%
22
12.9%
59
13.4%
38
37.9%
183

4
19.0%
302
Disagree14.3%
53
15.4%
70
23.0%
65
21.9%
106

3
18.5%
294
Agree33.4%
124
34.4%
157
28.3%
80
14.5%
70

2
27.1%
431
Strongly agree27.8%
103
18.2%
83
14.5%
41
9.7%
47

4
17.2%
274
Undecided18.6%
69
19.1%
87
20.8%
59
15.9%
77

7
18.3%
292
Missing71079033
TOTAL 100.0%
371
100.0%
456
100.0%
283
100.0%
483

20

1593



Are people born homosexual or heterosexual? by Education


Less than high schoolHigh school graduateSome college or vocational trainingCollege graduatePostgraduate work/degreeMissingTOTAL
Strongly disagree22.6%
26
21.9%
99
21.4%
129
12.5%
27
10.0%
20

4
19.0%
301
Disagree19.1%
22
20.5%
93
16.9%
102
19.0%
41
19.0%
38

2
18.7%
296
Agree22.6%
26
25.8%
117
25.7%
155
31.9%
69
30.0%
60

7
26.9%
427
Strongly agree12.2%
14
13.7%
62
17.2%
104
18.1%
39
27.0%
54

6
17.2%
273
Undecided23.5%
27
18.1%
82
18.7%
113
18.5%
40
14.0%
28

11
18.3%
290
Missing1111712032
TOTAL 100.0%
115
100.0%
453
100.0%
603
100.0%
216
100.0%
200

30

1587



Are people born homosexual or heterosexual? by Political party


DemocratIndependentRepublicanOtherMissingTOTAL
Strongly disagree8.8%
52
17.4%
61
28.1%
174
27.3%
9

8
18.6%
296
Disagree15.1%
89
15.1%
53
24.4%
151
3.0%
1

2
18.5%
294
Agree33.7%
198
26.9%
94
20.4%
126
30.3%
10

5
26.9%
428
Strongly agree26.5%
156
19.1%
67
7.4%
46
21.2%
7

3
17.4%
276
Undecided15.8%
93
21.4%
75
19.7%
122
18.2%
6

4
18.6%
296
Missing9243018
TOTAL 100.0%
588
100.0%
350
100.0%
619
100.0%
33

22

1590



Are people born homosexual or heterosexual? by Sex


MaleFemaleTOTAL
Strongly disagree22.0%
167
16.3%
139
19.0%
306
Disagree22.3%
169
15.0%
128
18.4%
297
Agree24.2%
184
29.1%
249
26.8%
433
Strongly agree13.3%
101
20.7%
177
17.2%
278
Undecided18.2%
138
18.9%
162
18.6%
300
Missing161834
TOTAL 100.0%
759
100.0%
855

1614



Are people born homosexual or heterosexual? by Religion


ProtestantCatholicJewishNoneOtherMissingTOTAL
Strongly disagree26.1%
238
10.1%
35
6.7%
2
5.0%
9
15.5%
15

7
19.1%
299
Disagree20.3%
185
16.8%
58
20.0%
6
12.2%
22
18.6%
18

8
18.5%
289
Agree23.4%
213
28.6%
99
30.0%
9
38.1%
69
32.0%
31

12
26.9%
421
Strongly agree12.2%
111
21.4%
74
26.7%
8
32.0%
58
17.5%
17

11
17.1%
268
Undecided18.0%
164
23.1%
80
16.7%
5
12.7%
23
16.5%
16

13
18.4%
288
Missing217000028
TOTAL 100.0%
911
100.0%
346
100.0%
30
100.0%
181
100.0%
97

51

1565



Notes

The Baylor Department of Sociology received a three-year grant from the John M. Templeton Foundation, to conduct a nationally representative multi-year study of religious values, practices, and behaviors. Wave 2 of the Baylor Religion Survey was collected in 2007 and includes a deep selection of questions related to religious behaviors, beliefs and belonging. Special topic modules examine race and religion, and personality.