News Interest Index, March 2004

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GAYRGHTS

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

Do you strongly favor, favor, oppose, or strongly oppose allowing gay and lesbian couples to enter into legal agreements with each other that would give them many of the same rights as married couples?
  1) Strongly favor
  2) Favor
  3) Oppose
  4) Strongly oppose
  9) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Strongly favor 16.4% 16.4%
Favor 32.8% 49.2%
Oppose 17.8% 67%
Strongly oppose 25.6% 92.6%
Don't know/Refused 7.4% 100%
Total N = 1703

Variable Comparisons

Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent TOTAL
Strongly favor 8.0% 23.4% 16.9% 16.7%
Favor 31.0% 29.5% 39.0% 33.2%
Oppose 19.1% 17.6% 18.0% 18.2%
Strongly oppose 36.6% 22.4% 18.6% 25.2%
Don't know/Refused 5.3% 7.2% 7.5% 6.7%
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 5.7% 12.2% 16.9% 18.8% 21.6% 27.0% 16.5%
Favor 16.2% 28.5% 37.5% 40.7% 38.8% 32.9% 32.9%
Oppose 18.5% 21.9% 18.8% 14.2% 17.8% 14.2% 17.9%
Strongly oppose 51.5% 31.3% 22.2% 18.2% 12.5% 20.1% 25.6%
Don't know/Refused 8.1% 6.1% 4.6% 8.1% 9.3% 5.8% 7.0%
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 24.7% 23.1% 18.3% 14.9% 11.5% 7.1% 16.6%
Favor 38.6% 35.2% 26.5% 35.3% 32.4% 30.6% 32.7%
Oppose 11.9% 15.4% 18.4% 20.3% 16.4% 22.3% 17.8%
Strongly oppose 21.0% 20.0% 29.7% 22.1% 33.6% 27.4% 25.6%
Don't know/Refused 3.8% 6.3% 7.0% 7.3% 6.1% 12.6% 7.3%
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 8.3% 11.5% 17.2% 27.0% 16.4%
Favor 21.5% 30.0% 34.3% 41.4% 32.8%
Oppose 17.1% 20.5% 20.3% 12.5% 17.8%
Strongly oppose 43.1% 29.6% 21.1% 14.4% 25.5%
Don't know/Refused 10.0% 8.5% 7.0% 4.7% 7.4%
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 16.5% 12.2% 15.4% 16.6% 18.6% 28.1% 17.3%
Favor 23.6% 32.9% 30.3% 35.8% 40.9% 42.7% 32.9%
Oppose 20.3% 20.9% 20.1% 20.6% 15.3% 8.4% 18.4%
Strongly oppose 31.6% 27.8% 28.7% 22.5% 19.9% 14.3% 25.4%
Don't know/Refused 8.0% 6.2% 5.6% 4.5% 5.3% 6.5% 6.1%
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 16.0% 12.9% 20.3% 16.3%
Favor 34.3% 20.2% 34.4% 32.8%
Oppose 18.1% 22.4% 13.2% 17.8%
Strongly oppose 24.7% 35.6% 24.1% 25.8%
Don't know/Refused 7.0% 9.0% 8.0% 7.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1694



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