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  1. CNN/Opinion Research Corporation Poll
    June 22-24, 2007
  1. Gallup Youth Survey
    Mar. 9, 2006
  1. Pew Charitable Trusts
    Nov. 18, 2003
  1. New York Times/CBS Poll
    Mar. 3, 1993
  1. Gallup Poll
    Mar. 29, 2007
  1. Gallup Poll
    Nov. 2, 2004
  1. US News & World Report Poll
    Apr. 12, 1996


1. CNN/Opinion Research Corporation Poll - June 22-24, 2007
Is homosexuality a result of upbringing/environment or do you believe it is something a person is born with? Top


Is homosexuality a result of upbringing and, or environment or do you believe it is something a person is born with?

Source: June 27, 2007, "Gays' Orientation Can't Change," CNN /Opinion Research Corporation
N=1,029 national adults, aged 18 and older. MoE ±3

Can homosexuals change their sexual orientation if they choose to do so? Top


Can homosexuals change their sexual orientation if they choose to do so?

Source: June 27, 2007, "Gays' Orientation Can't Change," CNN /Opinion Research Corporation
N=1,029 national adults, aged 18 and older. MoE ±3


2. Gallup Poll - Mar. 29, 2007
In your view, is homosexuality something a person is born with, (or is homosexuality) due to factors such as upbringing and environment? Top


Is homosexuality something a person is born with, due to factors such as upbringing and environment?

Source: Mar. 29, 2007, "Tolerance for Gay Rights at High-Water Mark," Gallup
Notes: N=1,003 national adults, aged 18 and older. MoE ±3

Should homosexuality be considered an acceptable alternative lifestyle (based on views about origin of homosexuality)? Top


Should homosexuality be considered an acceptable alternative lifestyle - based on views about origin of homosexuality?

Source: Mar. 29, 2007, "Tolerance for Gay Rights at High-Water Mark," Gallup
Notes: N=1,003 national adults, aged 18 and older. MoE ±3


3. Gallup Youth Survey - Mar. 9, 2006
Is homosexuality something you are born with or is it due to outside factors? Top
Demographic

Yes
%

No
%

Both
%

Unsure
%

Teen (age 13-17)

41

59

0

0

Adults

38

44

13

5

Source: Mar. 9, 2006, Gallup Youth Survey, Gallup
Notes: Teens N=546, Adults N= 1,005. MoE ±3


4. Gallup Poll - Nov. 4, 2004
In your view, is homosexuality something a person is born with, or is homosexuality due to factors such as upbringing and environment? Top
Born with Upbringing/Environment Both Neither No opinion
United States 37% 41% 11% 3% 8%
Canada 54% 29% 8% 2% 7%
Great Britain 55% 24% 10% 2% 9%
Source: Nov. 4, 2004, "Origin of Homosexuality? Britons, Canadians Say 'Nature'," Gallup
Notes: For results within the US, N=1,000 national adults, aged 18 and old. For results within Canada, N=1,005 national adults, aged 18 and older. For results within Great Britain, N=1,009 national adults, aged 18 and older. MoE ±3


5. Pew Charitable Trust - Nov. 18, 2003
Can sexual orientation be changed? Top
Total
%
Evangelical
%
Mainstream
Protestant
%
Catholic
%
Can be changed

42

65

31

20

Cannot be changed

42

22

48

57

Don't know

16

13

21

14

Source: Nov. 18, 2003, Pew Charitable Trusts
Notes: N=1,515 national adults, aged 18 and older. MoE ±3

Why are people homosexual? Top

 

Dec. 1985
%
Oct. 2003
%
Something born with 20 30
Way people are brought up 22 14
Way some prefer to live 42 42
Don't know 16 14
Source: Nov. 18, 2003, Pew Charitable Trusts
Notes: N=1,515 national adults, aged 18 and older. MoE ±3


6. US News & World Report Poll - Apr. 12, 1996
Is homosexuality something a person is born with, or is homosexuality due to other factors such as upbringing or environment? Top
Born with 33%
Upbringing/Environment 42%
Both 11%
Neither 4%
Don't know 11%
Source: Apr. 12, 1997, US News and World Report
Notes: N=1,000 national adults. MoE ±3


7. New York Times/CBS Poll - Mar. 3, 1993
Are homosexuals born gay? Top
Yes 43%
No 44%
Unsure 13%
Source: Mar. 3, 1993, New York Times /CBS
Notes: N=1,545 national adults. MoE ±3