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• 34 percent overall say a “homosexual can change their sexual orientation if they choose to.”

• 40 percent of Republicans, 44 percent of conservatives and 44 percent of tea partyers agree.

• 30 percent of Democrats, 27 percent of liberals and 34 percent of independents also agree.

Source: A CNN/ORC poll of 1,009 U.S. adults conducted May 29 to 31 and released Wednesday.

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