News Interest Index, October 2003

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CLRG_HOM

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

[ASK ONLY IF W_HOM= 1 OR W_HOMLAW= 1] When your clergy has spoken about homosexuality, do they say it is something that should be accepted, something that should be discouraged, or don't they take a position on the issue?
  1) Accepted
  2) Discouraged
  3) No position
  4) Other/Multiple positions
  9) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Accepted 4% 4%
Discouraged 75.5% 79.5%
No position 15.8% 95.3%
Other/Multiple positions 2.4% 97.7%
Don't know/Refused 2.3% 100%
Total N = 413

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65+ TOTAL
Accepted 2.1% 4.1% 6.6% 1.4% 3.2% 4.9% 3.9%
Discouraged 76.3% 76.3% 76.5% 79.3% 73.4% 69.6% 75.6%
No position 21.6% 14.4% 13.9% 12.9% 18.1% 15.7% 15.7%
Other/Multiple positions 0.0% 5.2% 3.0% 2.9% 4.3% 0.0% 2.6%
Don't know/Refused 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 3.6% 1.1% 9.8% 2.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
410


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
Accepted 0.4% 5.3% 7.5% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 4.0%
Discouraged 86.5% 69.9% 67.2% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 75.4%
No position 8.9% 19.2% 20.7% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 15.7%
Other/Multiple positions 3.9% 1.1% 2.9% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 2.6%
Don't know/Refused 0.4% 4.5% 1.7% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 2.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
413


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
Accepted 5.8% 2.7% 1.5% 2.8% 18.0% 4.0%
Discouraged 72.5% 74.5% 80.1% 76.6% 63.9% 75.4%
No position 15.9% 15.9% 15.9% 17.9% 9.8% 15.8%
Other/Multiple positions 0.0% 2.3% 2.0% 2.8% 6.6% 2.4%
Don't know/Refused 5.8% 4.5% 0.5% 0.0% 1.6% 2.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
412


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Accepted 4.5% 3.6% 4.0%
Discouraged 77.4% 73.7% 75.5%
No position 14.2% 17.2% 15.8%
Other/Multiple positions 1.8% 3.0% 2.4%
Don't know/Refused 2.1% 2.5% 2.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
413


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent TOTAL
Accepted 4.9% 2.2% 6.7% 4.6%
Discouraged 82.4% 69.8% 69.3% 75.4%
No position 9.9% 23.1% 17.2% 15.6%
Other/Multiple positions 2.5% 0.5% 4.9% 2.5%
Don't know/Refused 0.4% 4.4% 1.8% 1.9%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
378


Race (I-RACE)

White, not Hispanic Black, not Hispanic Hispanic or other TOTAL
Accepted 4.6% 0.0% 4.5% 4.0%
Discouraged 76.0% 75.3% 73.9% 75.5%
No position 14.4% 23.5% 16.2% 15.8%
Other/Multiple positions 2.4% 1.2% 1.8% 2.2%
Don't know/Refused 2.6% 0.0% 3.6% 2.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
411



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