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Views on homosexuality

What are your views on homosexuality and on whether society should accept or reject it?

Do you believe that homosexuality is morally wrong?

26% (64) Yes
69% (168) No
3% (8) Yes - but only male homosexuality
1% (3) Yes - but only female homosexuality

243 voters have answered this question.

Do you believe that homosexuality is a choice?

29% (72) Yes, I believe people make a conscious decision to be homosexual
70% (170) No, I believe that homosexuality is determined either prior to birth or in very early childhood.

242 voters have answered this question.

Assume there was a 100% accurate test to determine whether a fetus would turn out to be homosexual later in life. What would you do ?

4% (11) I would terminate the pregnancy
2% (6) I would not terminate the pregnancy on moral grounds but would put the child up for adoption after birth
15% (37) I would raise the child but actively raise my child in such a manner as to make sure it never acts upon his/her sexual feelings.
77% (187) I would be happy for my child/ I would not care.

241 voters have answered this question.

Given the fact that a significant percentage of the population would opt not to have children that will turn out to be homosexual, should the government outlaw such a test?

43% (103) Yes - it is only bound to cause harm to children
45% (107) Yes - Homosexual people are a legitimate part of a multi-faceted society
30% (72) No - such a test should be legal

236 voters have answered this question.

Regardless of the fact that homosexuality may be innate, should homosexual activity be illegal?

4% (10) Yes - I personally am not homosexual and do no want anyone engaging in any activity I do not feel comfortable with
17% (42) Yes - I believe everyone should strive to have heterosexual relationships, regardless of their personal inclinations. Allowing homosexual activity only impedes such a development.
57% (139) No - I cannot find any reason why homosexuality should be illegal and believe that anything not proven to be detrimental should be legal
20% (49) No - I believe that the existence of homosexuality is beneficial for society

240 voters have answered this question.

If you believe that homosexuality should be illegal, what should the punishment be?

10% (25) Fine
2% (5) Limited jail time (1-5 years)
1% (4) Lengthy Jail sentence (5-30 years)
2% (6) Life in prison
4% (10) Death sentence
78% (182) I do not think homosexuality should be illegal

232 voters have answered this question.

Regardless of you opinions on the subject of homosexuality, do you feel that you would be able to rationally explain the reasons for your opinion?

59% (143) I feel that my opinions on the matter are based solely on logical/reasonable arguments
19% (46) My reasons are primarily of a religious nature and I feel that these are perfectly valid
15% (37) My reasons are primarily intuitive / gut feeling but I believe that such feelings are usually a good indication of what is right and wrong
6% (16) I do not think I could rationally explain the reasons for my opinions on the subject matter

242 voters have answered this question.

I live in

23% (58) Europe / Australia / Oceania
71% (174) North America
0% (0) Latin America
1% (3) Sub-Saharan Africa
1% (3) Asia
1% (4) Middle East / Northern Africa

242 voters have answered this question.

I am

32% (78) 10-20 years old
22% (54) 21-35 years old
16% (40) 36-50 years old
24% (60) 51-70 years old
3% (9) more than 70 years old

241 voters have answered this question.

This poll was created on 2010-08-04 17:47:53 by poller2
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