News Interest Index, October 2003

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OPNGAYSF

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

Would you say your overall opinion of lesbian women 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 8.6% 8.6%
Mostly favorable 30.6% 39.2%
Mostly unfavorable 21.7% 60.9%
Very unfavorable 26.7% 87.6%
Don't know/Refused 12.5% 100.1%
Total N = 1515

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65+ TOTAL
Very favorable 17.2% 12.7% 8.5% 5.1% 7.1% 3.2% 8.6%
Mostly favorable 39.9% 38.7% 29.1% 34.2% 26.8% 17.0% 30.8%
Mostly unfavorable 18.1% 21.4% 22.2% 22.7% 21.1% 23.3% 21.7%
Very unfavorable 18.1% 17.0% 25.1% 26.7% 34.8% 39.1% 26.6%
Don't know/Refused 6.6% 10.2% 15.2% 11.3% 10.1% 17.4% 12.2%
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% 5.3% 11.2% 7.8% 10.5% 23.3% 8.6%
Mostly favorable 17.3% 26.2% 29.9% 41.5% 35.3% 34.9% 30.7%
Mostly unfavorable 19.3% 25.7% 24.4% 22.9% 19.5% 14.2% 22.0%
Very unfavorable 48.3% 30.1% 19.3% 18.9% 22.1% 16.4% 26.5%
Don't know/Refused 13.0% 12.7% 15.2% 8.8% 12.6% 11.2% 12.2%
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 8.1% 5.8% 8.4% 10.4% 16.3% 8.5%
Mostly favorable 15.3% 25.9% 34.0% 39.6% 44.3% 30.6%
Mostly unfavorable 20.4% 27.1% 19.5% 19.4% 15.4% 21.7%
Very unfavorable 42.5% 32.6% 24.0% 16.6% 6.8% 26.6%
Don't know/Refused 13.7% 8.6% 14.2% 14.0% 17.2% 12.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1510


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Very favorable 9.3% 8.0% 8.6%
Mostly favorable 27.9% 32.9% 30.5%
Mostly unfavorable 23.9% 19.7% 21.7%
Very unfavorable 26.4% 26.8% 26.6%
Don't know/Refused 12.5% 12.6% 12.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
1515


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent TOTAL
Very favorable 4.2% 10.9% 11.2% 8.9%
Mostly favorable 27.0% 31.9% 35.4% 31.5%
Mostly unfavorable 25.3% 21.4% 21.2% 22.6%
Very unfavorable 32.9% 25.1% 18.8% 25.5%
Don't know/Refused 10.5% 10.6% 13.5% 11.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1402


Race (I-RACE)

White, not Hispanic Black, not Hispanic Hispanic or other TOTAL
Very favorable 7.5% 9.2% 13.1% 8.5%
Mostly favorable 31.8% 20.8% 32.0% 30.7%
Mostly unfavorable 22.2% 19.0% 21.7% 21.7%
Very unfavorable 26.5% 35.6% 21.9% 26.8%
Don't know/Refused 11.9% 15.5% 11.3% 12.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1499



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