By the numbers: Faith & Religion


Percent of gay adults who describe faith as “very important” to them, compared to 72 percent of heterosexuals.


Percent of gay adults who identify as Christian (85 percent for heterosexuals).


Percent of adult gays who are “born again” Christians (47 percent of heterosexuals).


Percent of gays who said they go to church, pray and read the Bible in a typical week (31 percent of heterosexuals).


Source: Survey of 9,232 people conducted by non-partisan, for-profit research firm The Barna Group and published in 2009.