News Interest Index, October 2003

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GAYMAR2

(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 13.2% 13.2%
Favor 28.3% 41.5%
Oppose 20.6% 62.1%
Strongly oppose 30.4% 92.5%
Don't know/Refused 7.6% 100.1%
Total N = 1515

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65+ TOTAL
Strongly favor 20.0% 19.3% 9.9% 16.0% 8.9% 6.1% 13.3%
Favor 40.0% 36.4% 28.9% 25.3% 25.0% 16.3% 28.4%
Oppose 15.8% 17.7% 22.6% 18.8% 19.0% 27.4% 20.5%
Strongly oppose 18.8% 19.5% 31.2% 35.2% 39.3% 38.2% 30.5%
Don't know/Refused 5.5% 7.1% 7.4% 4.7% 7.7% 12.0% 7.4%
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 4.3% 7.0% 12.2% 18.2% 17.9% 28.0% 13.2%
Favor 9.8% 23.2% 36.1% 34.3% 36.0% 35.3% 28.5%
Oppose 23.6% 24.8% 21.6% 15.9% 18.1% 16.4% 20.6%
Strongly oppose 57.5% 37.4% 21.4% 26.4% 17.7% 12.5% 30.5%
Don't know/Refused 4.8% 7.6% 8.7% 5.2% 10.2% 7.8% 7.3%
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 9.9% 10.0% 11.2% 17.7% 28.1% 13.2%
Favor 25.5% 22.2% 33.6% 30.9% 34.4% 28.4%
Oppose 20.9% 24.0% 18.1% 20.2% 14.9% 20.5%
Strongly oppose 31.6% 38.0% 28.3% 26.2% 14.0% 30.3%
Don't know/Refused 12.1% 5.8% 8.8% 5.1% 8.6% 7.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1510


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Strongly favor 10.0% 16.1% 13.2%
Favor 27.7% 28.8% 28.2%
Oppose 24.0% 17.6% 20.6%
Strongly oppose 31.8% 29.1% 30.4%
Don't know/Refused 6.6% 8.5% 7.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
1515


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent TOTAL
Strongly favor 5.4% 18.2% 16.5% 13.6%
Favor 21.4% 29.6% 35.3% 28.9%
Oppose 26.7% 18.1% 17.1% 20.5%
Strongly oppose 41.1% 25.8% 24.4% 30.2%
Don't know/Refused 5.4% 8.4% 6.7% 6.9%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1402


Race (I-RACE)

White, not Hispanic Black, not Hispanic Hispanic or other TOTAL
Strongly favor 12.6% 10.5% 17.7% 13.2%
Favor 28.6% 25.3% 29.5% 28.4%
Oppose 20.4% 18.6% 21.5% 20.4%
Strongly oppose 31.4% 33.0% 24.7% 30.6%
Don't know/Refused 6.9% 12.6% 6.6% 7.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1499



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