News Interest Index, March 2004

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GAYMAR1

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

On a completely different subject… Do you strongly favor, favor, oppose, or strongly oppose allowing gays and lesbians to marry legally?
  1) Strongly favor
  2) Favor
  3) Oppose
  4) Strongly oppose
  9) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Strongly favor 10% 10%
Favor 21.6% 31.6%
Oppose 23.6% 55.2%
Strongly oppose 35.6% 90.8%
Don't know/Refused 9.2% 100%
Total N = 1703

Variable Comparisons

Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent TOTAL
Strongly favor 3.5% 13.3% 12.2% 10.1%
Favor 13.1% 27.0% 23.0% 21.6%
Oppose 23.6% 21.9% 27.2% 24.2%
Strongly oppose 55.2% 28.2% 26.4% 35.4%
Don't know/Refused 4.6% 9.7% 11.2% 8.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1603


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
Strongly favor 2.6% 5.1% 9.5% 10.0% 15.0% 23.1% 10.0%
Favor 7.4% 15.7% 25.4% 30.7% 25.0% 24.8% 21.6%
Oppose 19.2% 26.2% 28.2% 23.5% 22.4% 18.4% 23.6%
Strongly oppose 66.0% 47.3% 27.4% 23.0% 26.5% 23.1% 35.8%
Don't know/Refused 4.8% 5.7% 9.5% 12.8% 11.1% 10.6% 9.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1687


Age (I-AGE)

18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65+ TOTAL
Strongly favor 21.1% 15.7% 7.8% 9.9% 4.9% 3.2% 10.1%
Favor 28.9% 30.8% 23.8% 18.9% 16.4% 11.8% 21.8%
Oppose 14.7% 17.3% 22.3% 26.4% 27.2% 31.1% 23.4%
Strongly oppose 28.7% 28.7% 38.0% 33.1% 41.8% 43.5% 35.6%
Don't know/Refused 6.6% 7.5% 8.2% 11.8% 9.6% 10.3% 9.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1683


Education (I-EDUC)

Less than high school High school graduate Some college College+ TOTAL
Strongly favor 4.3% 5.7% 13.1% 16.3% 10.0%
Favor 15.1% 18.8% 20.4% 30.1% 21.6%
Oppose 24.9% 27.1% 20.1% 21.2% 23.6%
Strongly oppose 47.9% 38.5% 35.7% 24.7% 35.5%
Don't know/Refused 7.9% 9.9% 10.7% 7.8% 9.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1699


Household income (I-INCOME)

Less than $20,000 $20,000 to under $30,000 $30,000 to under $50,000 $50,000 to under $75,000 $75,000 to under $100,000 $100,000 or more TOTAL
Strongly favor 9.9% 7.8% 10.2% 8.7% 10.0% 17.0% 10.4%
Favor 19.1% 23.0% 21.7% 22.9% 27.3% 25.1% 22.6%
Oppose 21.8% 25.3% 24.3% 26.0% 21.7% 19.2% 23.3%
Strongly oppose 41.4% 36.3% 36.1% 34.9% 32.7% 27.3% 35.6%
Don't know/Refused 7.8% 7.6% 7.7% 7.5% 8.3% 11.4% 8.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1488


Race (I-RACE)

White, not Hispanic Black, not Hispanic Hispanic/Other TOTAL
Strongly favor 10.0% 5.3% 12.8% 10.0%
Favor 20.7% 15.6% 29.4% 21.6%
Oppose 24.4% 26.8% 18.0% 23.6%
Strongly oppose 36.4% 43.0% 27.2% 35.6%
Don't know/Refused 8.5% 9.2% 12.6% 9.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1694



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