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Homosexuality, Origins of (nature/nurture)

Measures attributions about the "cause" of homosexuality


Below are 13 questions from surveys in the ARDA that attempt to measure this concept.

  • CHOOSE from Baylor Religion Survey, Wave II (2007)LEARN MORE
    • Q39c. Please indicate your level of agreement with the following statements about homosexuals: People choose to be homosexuals (CHOOSE) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • GAYBORN from Baylor Religion Survey, Wave II (2007)LEARN MORE
    • Q39d. Please indicate your level of agreement with the following statements about homosexuals: People are born as either homosexual or heterosexual (GAYBORN) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • GAYCAUSE from Houston Area Survey, 1982-2010LEARN MORE
    • 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) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • GAYGIVEN from Houston Area Survey, 1982-2010LEARN MORE
    • Do you believe that homosexuality is something people choose or something they cannot change? (00, 03, 05, 07, 09) (GAYGIVEN) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • H1BORN from Politics of Character Survey, 2000LEARN MORE
    • 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) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • H1BORN from State of Disunion Survey, 1996LEARN MORE
    • 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) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • BORNHOM from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2006LEARN MORE
    • 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) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • GAYCAUSE from Houston Area Survey, 2010LEARN MORE
    • In your opinion, is homosexuality primarily a matter of personal choice; an in-born trait, or something caused by environmental factors? (GAYCAUSE) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • HOM_BORN from News Interest Index, October 2003LEARN MORE
    • In your opinion… 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) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • HOMOCHNG from General Social Survey, 1994LEARN MORE
    • Do you think being homosexual is something people choose to be, or do you think it is something they cannot change? (HOMOCHNG) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
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