News Interest Index, October 2003

Data Archive > U.S. Surveys > General Population > National > Pew Research Center > Analysis


OPNGAYSM

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

Now thinking generally about homosexuality in America… Would you say your overall opinion of gay men is very favorable, mostly favorable, mostly unfavorable or very unfavorable?
  1) Very favorable
  2) Mostly favorable
  3) Mostly unfavorable
  4) Very unfavorable
  9) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Very favorable 7.5% 7.5%
Mostly favorable 29.9% 37.4%
Mostly unfavorable 21.4% 58.8%
Very unfavorable 29.4% 88.2%
Don't know/Refused 11.8% 100%
Total N = 1515

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65+ TOTAL
Very favorable 10.9% 11.6% 7.4% 5.5% 7.2% 2.9% 7.5%
Mostly favorable 38.8% 37.3% 27.0% 34.2% 28.7% 16.7% 30.2%
Mostly unfavorable 19.1% 19.1% 23.1% 23.9% 20.3% 22.4% 21.5%
Very unfavorable 25.5% 21.4% 29.0% 26.3% 34.3% 41.4% 29.4%
Don't know/Refused 5.8% 10.6% 13.5% 10.1% 9.6% 16.5% 11.4%
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
Very favorable 2.3% 5.9% 8.1% 7.8% 8.1% 18.2% 7.5%
Mostly favorable 17.5% 25.6% 31.6% 39.9% 32.1% 35.1% 30.0%
Mostly unfavorable 20.1% 23.2% 25.7% 22.3% 21.4% 12.6% 21.7%
Very unfavorable 48.4% 32.9% 20.4% 21.0% 28.8% 22.5% 29.4%
Don't know/Refused 11.8% 12.4% 14.2% 9.0% 9.5% 11.7% 11.4%
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
Very favorable 3.2% 5.0% 8.0% 10.2% 16.7% 7.5%
Mostly favorable 17.7% 24.1% 32.7% 40.0% 43.7% 30.0%
Mostly unfavorable 18.5% 26.5% 21.8% 17.0% 15.3% 21.5%
Very unfavorable 47.8% 36.4% 24.3% 19.1% 7.7% 29.2%
Don't know/Refused 12.6% 7.9% 13.3% 13.6% 16.7% 11.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1510


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Very favorable 6.2% 8.6% 7.5%
Mostly favorable 25.3% 34.2% 30.0%
Mostly unfavorable 23.9% 19.1% 21.4%
Very unfavorable 32.7% 26.5% 29.4%
Don't know/Refused 12.0% 11.6% 11.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
1515


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent TOTAL
Very favorable 4.9% 9.5% 8.6% 7.7%
Mostly favorable 26.4% 31.9% 34.2% 30.9%
Mostly unfavorable 23.5% 21.6% 21.6% 22.2%
Very unfavorable 34.9% 27.8% 22.6% 28.4%
Don't know/Refused 10.3% 9.3% 13.0% 10.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1402


Race (I-RACE)

White, not Hispanic Black, not Hispanic Hispanic or other TOTAL
Very favorable 7.2% 5.3% 11.1% 7.6%
Mostly favorable 31.1% 23.6% 29.2% 30.0%
Mostly unfavorable 21.0% 23.6% 21.9% 21.4%
Very unfavorable 29.6% 36.3% 23.9% 29.5%
Don't know/Refused 11.2% 11.3% 13.9% 11.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1499



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