Muslim American Survey, 2007

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QB2_4

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

For each pair, tell me whether the first statement or the second statement comes closer to your own views - even if neither is exactly right.
  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) Neither/Both equally

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Homosexuality is a way of life that should be accepted by society 28.7% 28.7%
Homosexuality is a way of life that should be discouraged by society 66.3% 95%
Neither/Both equally 5% 100%
Total N = 992

Variable Comparisons

Education (I-EDUC)

High school graduate or less Some college, no 4-year degree (including AA degree) or Technical, trade, or vocational school College graduate (BS, BA, or other 4-year degree) Post-graduate training or professional schooling after college (e.g.,toward a master's Degree or Ph.D., law or medical school) TOTAL
Homosexuality is a way of life that should be accepted by society 26.5% 30.2% 28.9% 36.6% 28.8%
Homosexuality is a way of life that should be discouraged by society 71.1% 59.6% 66.2% 57.8% 66.1%
Neither/Both equally 2.4% 10.2% 5.0% 5.6% 5.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
976


Race (I-RACE)

White Black Asian Other or mixed race TOTAL
Homosexuality is a way of life that should be accepted by society 34.3% 18.5% 26.1% 37.5% 28.9%
Homosexuality is a way of life that should be discouraged by society 58.0% 76.9% 71.7% 59.9% 66.1%
Neither/Both equally 7.8% 4.6% 2.3% 2.7% 5.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
977


Region (I-REGION)

Northeast Midwest South West TOTAL
Homosexuality is a way of life that should be accepted by society 32.2% 30.7% 26.6% 24.6% 28.7%
Homosexuality is a way of life that should be discouraged by society 59.4% 66.0% 70.3% 69.9% 66.3%
Neither/Both equally 8.4% 3.3% 3.2% 5.5% 5.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
992


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Homosexuality is a way of life that should be accepted by society 23.8% 33.9% 28.7%
Homosexuality is a way of life that should be discouraged by society 69.8% 62.5% 66.3%
Neither/Both equally 6.4% 3.6% 5.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
992



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