Generation Next Survey, 2006

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HOMOWAY

(Percentages are weighted by WEIGHT; Total Ns reported are unweighted)

Here are some pairs of statements that will help us understand how you feel about a number of things. As I read each pair, tell me whether the FIRST statement or the SECOND statement comes closer to your own views - even if neither is exactly right. Homosexuality is a way of life that should be accepted by society OR Homosexuality is a way of life that should be discouraged by society.
  1) Homosexuality is a way of life that should be accepted by society
  2) Homosexuality is a way of life that should be discouraged by society
  3) (VOL.) Neither/Both equally
  9) (VOL.) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Homosexuality is a way of life that should be accepted by society 50.9% 50.9%
Homosexuality is a way of life that should be discouraged by society 37.9% 88.8%
(VOL.) Neither/Both equally 7.6% 96.4%
(VOL.) Don't know/Refused 3.5% 99.9%
Total N = 1501

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-25 26-98 TOTAL
Homosexuality is a way of life that should be accepted by society 58.4% 49.5% 50.9%
Homosexuality is a way of life that should be discouraged by society 31.9% 39.0% 37.9%
(VOL.) Neither/Both equally 6.1% 8.0% 7.7%
(VOL.) Don't know/Refused 3.6% 3.5% 3.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
1490


Education (I-EDUC)

Less than high school High school graduate Technical, trade, or vocational school AFTER high school or some college College graduate TOTAL
Homosexuality is a way of life that should be accepted by society 44.4% 43.3% 58.0% 57.4% 50.8%
Homosexuality is a way of life that should be discouraged by society 44.1% 44.3% 32.7% 31.6% 38.1%
(VOL.) Neither/Both equally 6.1% 8.3% 6.6% 8.1% 7.6%
(VOL.) Don't know/Refused 5.3% 4.0% 2.7% 3.0% 3.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1497


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Homosexuality is a way of life that should be accepted by society 45.9% 55.5% 50.9%
Homosexuality is a way of life that should be discouraged by society 43.5% 32.8% 37.9%
(VOL.) Neither/Both equally 7.9% 7.4% 7.6%
(VOL.) Don't know/Refused 2.7% 4.3% 3.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
1501


Marital status (I-MARITAL)

Married Divorced or separated Widowed Never been married TOTAL
Homosexuality is a way of life that should be accepted by society 51.0% 44.2% 24.8% 64.1% 50.7%
Homosexuality is a way of life that should be discouraged by society 38.6% 41.4% 59.9% 26.1% 38.1%
(VOL.) Neither/Both equally 7.7% 9.9% 9.6% 5.6% 7.7%
(VOL.) Don't know/Refused 2.7% 4.5% 5.7% 4.2% 3.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1496


Religion (I-RELIGION)

Protestant Roman Catholic Other religion No religion, not a believer, atheist, agnostic TOTAL
Homosexuality is a way of life that should be accepted by society 38.5% 58.4% 61.7% 75.4% 50.7%
Homosexuality is a way of life that should be discouraged by society 48.8% 30.5% 32.7% 18.9% 38.6%
(VOL.) Neither/Both equally 8.5% 8.3% 3.4% 4.3% 7.4%
(VOL.) Don't know/Refused 4.3% 2.9% 2.3% 1.4% 3.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1465


Worship attendance (I-ATTEND)

More than once a week Once a week Once or twice a month A few times a year Seldom Never TOTAL
Homosexuality is a way of life that should be accepted by society 23.7% 38.8% 53.1% 59.2% 65.8% 66.6% 51.0%
Homosexuality is a way of life that should be discouraged by society 69.2% 49.7% 36.2% 28.1% 24.1% 22.4% 38.2%
(VOL.) Neither/Both equally 2.5% 8.6% 7.2% 8.4% 8.4% 8.6% 7.6%
(VOL.) Don't know/Refused 4.6% 2.9% 3.5% 4.3% 1.7% 2.3% 3.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1472


Political ideology (I-POLITICS)

Very conservative or conservative Moderate Liberal or very liberal TOTAL
Homosexuality is a way of life that should be accepted by society 33.4% 54.6% 77.0% 51.9%
Homosexuality is a way of life that should be discouraged by society 56.2% 32.7% 16.0% 37.4%
(VOL.) Neither/Both equally 8.7% 7.5% 4.3% 7.3%
(VOL.) Don't know/Refused 1.8% 5.1% 2.6% 3.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1380



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