Faith and Family in America, 2005

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Now I am going to read to you a list of statements about marriage. Which of the following statements comes closest to your view about the proper legal status of marriage?
  1) The law should define marriage as a union between one man and one woman
  2) The law should define marriage as a union between one man and one woman, but recognize legal agreements between same-sex couples.
  3) The law should define marriage as a union between two people, regardless of their gender.
  4) None
  5) Refused
  6) Don't know/remember

Category Frequency Percentage Cumulative Percentage Z-Score
The law should define marriage as a union between one man and one woman 650 57.5% 57.5% -.76
The law should define marriage as a union between one man and one woman, but recognize legal agreements between same-sex couples. 165 14.6% 72.1% .27
The law should define marriage as a union between two people, regardless of their gender. 293 25.9% 98% 1.29
None 11 1% 98.9% 2.32
Refused 5 .4% 99.4% 3.35
Don't know/remember 7 .6% 100% 4.38

Variable Comparisons


Education (I-EDUC)

1st-11th grad High School graduate Non-college post H.S. Some college College graduate Post-graduate school TOTAL
The law should define marriage as a union between one man and one woman 75.7%
84
63.9%
198
75.0%
15
58.7%
165
48.2%
135
40.0%
50
57.4%
647
The law should define marriage as a union between one man and one woman, but recognize legal agreements between same-sex couples. 3.6%
4
8.1%
25
5.0%
1
16.0%
45
19.6%
55
28.0%
35
14.6%
165
The law should define marriage as a union between two people, regardless of their gender. 19.8%
22
26.8%
83
15.0%
3
23.1%
65
30.7%
86
26.4%
33
25.9%
292
None 0.0%
0
0.3%
1
0.0%
0
1.8%
5
1.1%
3
1.6%
2
1.0%
11
Refused 0.0%
0
0.6%
2
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
2.4%
3
0.4%
5
Don't know/remember 0.9%
1
0.3%
1
5.0%
1
0.4%
1
0.4%
1
1.6%
2
0.6%
7
TOTAL 100.0%
111
100.0%
310
100.0%
20
100.0%
281
100.0%
280
100.0%
125

1127


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
The law should define marriage as a union between one man and one woman 60.5%
294
55.2%
356
57.5%
650
The law should define marriage as a union between one man and one woman, but recognize legal agreements between same-sex couples. 14.2%
69
14.9%
96
14.6%
165
The law should define marriage as a union between two people, regardless of their gender. 23.5%
114
27.8%
179
25.9%
293
None 0.8%
4
1.1%
7
1.0%
11
Refused 0.4%
2
0.5%
3
0.4%
5
Don't know/remember 0.6%
3
0.6%
4
0.6%
7
TOTAL 100.0%
486
100.0%
645

1131


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Democrat Independent Republican Other TOTAL
The law should define marriage as a union between one man and one woman 46.5%
186
52.9%
91
71.7%
291
54.9%
50
57.8%
618
The law should define marriage as a union between one man and one woman, but recognize legal agreements between same-sex couples. 13.8%
55
14.5%
25
15.3%
62
15.4%
14
14.6%
156
The law should define marriage as a union between two people, regardless of their gender. 37.3%
149
31.4%
54
12.1%
49
27.5%
25
25.9%
277
None 1.0%
4
1.2%
2
0.7%
3
0.0%
0
0.8%
9
Refused 0.3%
1
0.0%
0
0.2%
1
1.1%
1
0.3%
3
Don't know/remember 1.3%
5
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
1.1%
1
0.6%
6
TOTAL 100.0%
400
100.0%
172
100.0%
406
100.0%
91

1069


Religion (I-RELIGION)

Protestant Roman Catholic Jewish Muslim\Islam Other religion No preference\atheist\agnostic TOTAL
The law should define marriage as a union between one man and one woman 67.2%
352
47.9%
116
33.3%
7
100.0%
6
61.0%
114
32.3%
43
57.3%
638
The law should define marriage as a union between one man and one woman, but recognize legal agreements between same-sex couples. 14.3%
75
18.2%
44
19.0%
4
0.0%
0
12.8%
24
12.8%
17
14.7%
164
The law should define marriage as a union between two people, regardless of their gender. 17.2%
90
31.0%
75
42.9%
9
0.0%
0
25.1%
47
51.9%
69
26.1%
290
None 0.8%
4
0.8%
2
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
1.1%
2
1.5%
2
0.9%
10
Refused 0.4%
2
0.4%
1
4.8%
1
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.4%
4
Don't know/remember 0.2%
1
1.7%
4
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
1.5%
2
0.6%
7
TOTAL 100.0%
524
100.0%
242
100.0%
21
100.0%
6
100.0%
187
100.0%
133

1113


Household income (I-INCOME)

Less than $20K $20K to under $30K $30K to under $50K $50K to under $75K $75K to under $100K $100K or more TOTAL
The law should define marriage as a union between one man and one woman 57.6%
91
60.2%
80
58.1%
137
59.6%
112
55.8%
67
43.4%
56
56.3%
543
The law should define marriage as a union between one man and one woman, but recognize legal agreements between same-sex couples. 11.4%
18
12.0%
16
11.9%
28
16.0%
30
15.8%
19
24.0%
31
14.7%
142
The law should define marriage as a union between two people, regardless of their gender. 28.5%
45
25.6%
34
28.8%
68
24.5%
46
27.5%
33
30.2%
39
27.5%
265
None 1.3%
2
0.8%
1
0.4%
1
0.0%
0
0.8%
1
0.8%
1
0.6%
6
Refused 0.0%
0
0.8%
1
0.4%
1
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.8%
1
0.3%
3
Don't know/remember 1.3%
2
0.8%
1
0.4%
1
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.8%
1
0.5%
5
TOTAL 100.0%
158
100.0%
133
100.0%
236
100.0%
188
100.0%
120
100.0%
129

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