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Are people born homosexual or heterosexual? (Demographic Patterns)

What is your opinion about a married person having sexual relations with someone other than the marriage partner? 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 Worship 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.





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