News Interest Index, October 2003

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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 8.7% 8.7%
Favor 22.9% 31.6%
Oppose 24.1% 55.7%
Strongly oppose 35.4% 91.1%
Don't know/Refused 8.9% 100%
Total N = 1515

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65+ TOTAL
Strongly favor 15.5% 14.3% 7.7% 8.7% 4.5% 2.7% 8.8%
Favor 31.3% 29.3% 24.3% 22.4% 21.4% 10.2% 23.0%
Oppose 18.2% 19.7% 24.9% 20.6% 26.7% 32.5% 23.8%
Strongly oppose 27.4% 24.5% 36.4% 40.8% 41.8% 41.3% 35.4%
Don't know/Refused 7.6% 12.2% 6.7% 7.5% 5.6% 13.3% 8.9%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1495


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 2.8% 3.0% 5.8% 12.8% 10.9% 26.4% 8.7%
Favor 7.0% 15.9% 29.7% 31.2% 30.7% 27.7% 23.1%
Oppose 20.8% 28.5% 28.4% 21.4% 23.5% 18.6% 24.2%
Strongly oppose 62.4% 43.6% 27.7% 27.7% 24.9% 15.6% 35.4%
Don't know/Refused 7.0% 8.9% 8.4% 6.9% 10.0% 11.7% 8.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1496


Education (I-EDUC)

Less than high school graduate High school graduate (Grade 12 or GED certificate) Some college, no 4-year degree (or technical or vocational school) College graduate (B.S., B.A., 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
Strongly favor 8.3% 6.7% 7.2% 11.3% 16.7% 8.7%
Favor 14.2% 18.3% 25.6% 29.0% 34.2% 23.0%
Oppose 30.6% 25.0% 23.3% 21.3% 17.6% 24.0%
Strongly oppose 30.9% 43.3% 34.1% 32.4% 22.5% 35.3%
Don't know/Refused 15.9% 6.7% 9.9% 6.0% 9.0% 8.9%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1510


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Strongly favor 6.8% 10.5% 8.7%
Favor 22.2% 23.5% 22.9%
Oppose 24.9% 23.4% 24.1%
Strongly oppose 36.7% 34.2% 35.4%
Don't know/Refused 9.5% 8.4% 8.9%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
1515


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent TOTAL
Strongly favor 3.5% 10.8% 12.2% 9.0%
Favor 14.5% 28.1% 26.8% 23.4%
Oppose 24.0% 24.1% 23.0% 23.7%
Strongly oppose 51.3% 28.0% 28.8% 35.7%
Don't know/Refused 6.7% 8.9% 9.1% 8.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1402


Race (I-RACE)

White, not Hispanic Black, not Hispanic Hispanic or other TOTAL
Strongly favor 8.6% 6.0% 11.6% 8.7%
Favor 22.6% 21.8% 25.4% 22.9%
Oppose 23.6% 25.3% 25.4% 24.0%
Strongly oppose 37.4% 34.4% 25.7% 35.3%
Don't know/Refused 7.8% 12.6% 11.8% 9.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1499



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