Religion and Public Life Survey, 2010

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HOMOSAID

(Percentages are weighted by WEIGHT; Total Ns reported are unweighted)

When your clergy has spoken about homosexuality, do they say it is something that should be accepted, something that should be discouraged, or don't they take a position on the issue?
  1) Accepted
  2) Discouraged
  3) No position
  4) Other/Multiple positions (Vol.)
  9) Don't know/Refused (Vol.)

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Accepted 7.7% 7.7%
Discouraged 72.3% 80%
No position 15.4% 95.4%
Other/Multiple positions (Vol.) 2.8% 98.2%
Don't know/Refused (Vol.) 1.7% 99.9%
Total N = 701

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18 to 24 years old 25 to 34 years old 35 to 44 years old 45 to 54 years old 55 to 64 years old 65 years and older TOTAL
Accepted 3.6% 6.3% 10.2% 10.2% 6.5% 7.2% 7.7%
Discouraged 80.2% 70.6% 73.1% 69.3% 73.6% 70.0% 72.4%
No position 11.7% 17.1% 14.7% 14.1% 16.9% 17.3% 15.3%
Other/Multiple positions (Vol.) 1.8% 5.3% 2.0% 3.7% 2.1% 1.9% 2.9%
Don't know/Refused (Vol.) 2.7% 0.7% 0.0% 2.7% 0.9% 3.6% 1.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
693


Worship attendance (I-ATTEND)

More than once a week Once a week Once or twice a month A few times a year Seldom Never TOTAL
Accepted 2.4% 9.0% 13.5% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 7.7%
Discouraged 78.8% 74.2% 58.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 72.3%
No position 12.4% 13.5% 24.2% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 15.4%
Other/Multiple positions (Vol.) 4.3% 1.7% 2.8% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 2.8%
Don't know/Refused (Vol.) 2.1% 1.6% 1.5% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 1.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
701


Race (I-RACE)

White, non-Hispanic Black, non-Hispanic Hispanic Other TOTAL
Accepted 7.1% 5.7% 13.5% 5.3% 7.6%
Discouraged 75.6% 71.2% 56.6% 81.7% 72.5%
No position 13.4% 18.4% 23.3% 6.1% 15.3%
Other/Multiple positions (Vol.) 2.4% 1.9% 4.6% 6.1% 2.8%
Don't know/Refused (Vol.) 1.5% 2.8% 2.0% 0.8% 1.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
698


Education (I-EDUC)

Less than a high school diploma High school graduate (Grade 12 or GED certificate) Technical, trade, or vocational school after high school or some college College graduate (B.S., B.A., orother 4-year degree) Post-graduate training or professional schooling after college (e.g., toward a Master's degree or Ph.D.; law or medical school) TOTAL
Accepted 5.0% 6.4% 4.3% 10.4% 20.2% 7.6%
Discouraged 76.3% 72.6% 74.1% 69.6% 66.3% 72.4%
No position 11.3% 17.8% 15.3% 16.0% 11.9% 15.4%
Other/Multiple positions (Vol.) 2.7% 0.7% 5.5% 3.0% 1.6% 2.8%
Don't know/Refused (Vol.) 4.7% 2.4% 0.8% 1.0% 0.0% 1.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
699


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Accepted 7.4% 7.9% 7.7%
Discouraged 75.1% 70.4% 72.3%
No position 14.3% 16.3% 15.5%
Other/Multiple positions (Vol.) 1.7% 3.6% 2.8%
Don't know/Refused (Vol.) 1.4% 1.9% 1.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
701


Religion (I-RELIGION)

Protestant (Baptist, Methodist, Non-denominational, Lutheran, Presbyterian, Pentecostal, Episcopalian, Reformed, Church of Christ, Jehovah's Witness, etc.) Roman Catholic (Catholic) Other Atheist or agnostic Nothing in particular Christian (Vol.) TOTAL
Accepted 5.7% 11.2% 21.1% 0.0% 19.1% 1.5% 7.7%
Discouraged 77.0% 61.0% 69.1% 55.6% 61.8% 75.2% 72.5%
No position 14.0% 23.4% 2.9% 44.4% 5.9% 16.3% 15.3%
Other/Multiple positions (Vol.) 2.0% 1.4% 5.1% 0.0% 5.9% 5.8% 2.7%
Don't know/Refused (Vol.) 1.2% 3.0% 1.7% 0.0% 7.4% 1.2% 1.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
695


Political ideology (I-POLITICS)

Very conservative Conservative Moderate Liberal Very liberal TOTAL
Accepted 0.0% 4.6% 10.9% 16.3% 18.9% 7.9%
Discouraged 78.7% 74.5% 72.2% 68.1% 53.7% 72.8%
No position 12.7% 17.3% 15.2% 13.3% 11.6% 15.4%
Other/Multiple positions (Vol.) 7.3% 2.4% 1.6% 1.3% 0.0% 2.6%
Don't know/Refused (Vol.) 1.3% 1.1% 0.1% 1.0% 15.8% 1.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
669



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