News Interest Index, March 2004

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GAYMAR2

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

[ASK ONLY IF GAYMAR1= 3 or 4 ] There has been a proposal to change the U.S. Constitution to ban gay marriage. Do you think amending the Constitution to ban gay marriage is a good idea, or a bad idea?
  1) Good idea/favor Constitutional amendment
  2) Bad idea/oppose Constitutional amendment
  9) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Good idea/favor Constitutional amendment 61.1% 61.1%
Bad idea/oppose Constitutional amendment 34.7% 95.8%
Don't know/Refused 4.3% 100.1%
Total N = 1013

Variable Comparisons

Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent TOTAL
Good idea/favor Constitutional amendment 67.8% 57.8% 55.7% 61.0%
Bad idea/oppose Constitutional amendment 28.4% 38.0% 40.6% 35.1%
Don't know/Refused 3.8% 4.2% 3.7% 3.9%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
958


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
Good idea/favor Constitutional amendment 65.9% 61.3% 60.4% 64.2% 51.8% 60.1% 61.2%
Bad idea/oppose Constitutional amendment 27.7% 35.7% 36.7% 32.0% 42.1% 37.8% 34.7%
Don't know/Refused 6.4% 3.1% 2.9% 3.8% 6.1% 2.0% 4.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1004


Age (I-AGE)

18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65+ TOTAL
Good idea/favor Constitutional amendment 63.7% 65.9% 70.1% 59.5% 59.7% 50.3% 61.2%
Bad idea/oppose Constitutional amendment 33.3% 31.1% 27.5% 38.6% 34.2% 41.5% 34.6%
Don't know/Refused 2.9% 3.0% 2.4% 1.9% 6.1% 8.3% 4.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
999


Education (I-EDUC)

Less than high school High school graduate Some college College+ TOTAL
Good idea/favor Constitutional amendment 58.8% 65.6% 64.0% 51.0% 61.1%
Bad idea/oppose Constitutional amendment 39.8% 28.3% 32.0% 45.2% 34.6%
Don't know/Refused 1.5% 6.1% 3.9% 3.8% 4.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1009


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
Good idea/favor Constitutional amendment 65.5% 60.4% 67.0% 60.8% 62.0% 52.3% 62.6%
Bad idea/oppose Constitutional amendment 30.2% 38.1% 28.1% 37.2% 33.7% 47.1% 34.2%
Don't know/Refused 4.3% 1.5% 4.9% 2.0% 4.3% 0.6% 3.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
882


Race (I-RACE)

White, not Hispanic Black, not Hispanic Hispanic/Other TOTAL
Good idea/favor Constitutional amendment 61.4% 61.4% 58.1% 61.0%
Bad idea/oppose Constitutional amendment 34.1% 35.3% 39.0% 34.8%
Don't know/Refused 4.5% 3.2% 3.0% 4.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1010



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