Moral views on gay or lesbian relations in the United States 2001-2023

Are gay or lesbian relationships morally acceptable?

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Release date

June 2023


United States

Survey time period

2001 to 2023

Age group

18 years and older

Method of interview

Telephone interview

Supplementary notes

Missing percentage points to 100 percent due to answer options "depends on situation", "not a moral issue" and "no opinion", which are not shown here.

The source does not provide exact numbers of respondents.

The source posed the question as follows: "Next, I'm going to read you a list of issues. Regardless of whether or not you think it should be legal, for each one, please tell me whether you personally believe that in general it is morally acceptable or morally wrong. How about - Gay or Lesbian Relations?" with slightly differing wording from 2001 to 2004 ("homosexual behavior") and from 2006 to 2008 ("homosexual relations").

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