Why do you oppose same-sex marriage?

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Share of respondents
Religion/Bible says it is wrong47%
Marriage should be between a man and a woman20%
Morally wrong/Have traditional beliefs16%
Civil unions are sufficient6%
Unnatural/Against laws of nature5%
Undermines traditional family structure/Mother and father5%
No opinion4%

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This statistic shows the results of a 2012 survey among American adults opposing legal same-sex marriage. They were asked to give reasons for this decision. 47 percent of respondents stated that they oppose same-sex marriage because their religion and/or the Bible says it's wrong.
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Release date
December 2012
United States
Survey time period
November 26-29, 2012
Number of respondents
464 respondents
Age group
18 years and older
Special properties
Adults who oppose same-sex marriage
Method of interview
Telephone interview

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