49 percent of respondents said they believe “people are born gay or lesbian,” 17 percent said that they “don’t know” and three percent said homosexuality “is a result of a person’s upbringing.”
— Ross S Purves (@RossSPurves) February 23, 2017
Broken down by age demographic, more younger people believe that people are born gay.
In the 18 to 24-year-old category, 59 percent said people are born gay while 34 percent of respondents in the 65 years+ category think homosexuality is a choice.
A similar survey in 2014 revealed that 41 percent believe people are born gay.