News Interest Index, October 2003

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G_PARENT

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

I'm going to read you some statements, some of which you will probably agree with, others you will probably disagree with: Gay and lesbian couples can be as good parents as heterosexual couples. Do you completely agree, somewhat agree, somewhat disagree, or completely disagree with this statement.
  1) Completely agree
  2) Somewhat agree
  3) Somewhat disagree
  4) Completely disagree
  5) Mixed opinion
  9) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Completely agree 30.1% 30.1%
Somewhat agree 24% 54.1%
Somewhat disagree 11.2% 65.3%
Completely disagree 26.5% 91.8%
Mixed opinion 2.6% 94.4%
Don't know/Refused 5.7% 100.1%
Total N = 1515

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65+ TOTAL
Completely agree 39.6% 38.4% 30.8% 29.0% 27.9% 16.7% 30.2%
Somewhat agree 29.3% 24.9% 23.2% 25.4% 22.3% 20.3% 24.1%
Somewhat disagree 8.2% 9.5% 13.9% 11.7% 12.8% 11.1% 11.3%
Completely disagree 21.8% 20.1% 24.5% 25.2% 32.6% 35.2% 26.3%
Mixed opinion 1.2% 2.3% 3.1% 3.2% 0.9% 4.1% 2.6%
Don't know/Refused 0.0% 4.8% 4.5% 5.4% 3.6% 12.6% 5.4%
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
Completely agree 14.4% 24.1% 33.2% 36.5% 35.2% 46.6% 30.2%
Somewhat agree 15.6% 27.9% 26.4% 25.2% 22.6% 23.3% 24.0%
Somewhat disagree 13.9% 10.0% 11.4% 10.9% 12.1% 9.1% 11.2%
Completely disagree 46.6% 31.4% 23.6% 19.7% 18.6% 14.2% 26.6%
Mixed opinion 3.3% 1.5% 2.5% 3.8% 3.7% 0.0% 2.6%
Don't know/Refused 6.3% 5.2% 2.8% 4.0% 7.7% 6.9% 5.3%
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
Completely agree 25.5% 24.5% 33.9% 32.5% 42.1% 30.1%
Somewhat agree 22.8% 22.3% 24.2% 27.6% 24.9% 24.0%
Somewhat disagree 10.2% 10.1% 12.3% 12.1% 10.9% 11.1%
Completely disagree 25.5% 34.6% 22.4% 23.4% 16.7% 26.5%
Mixed opinion 5.6% 2.2% 2.7% 1.3% 1.8% 2.6%
Don't know/Refused 10.5% 6.3% 4.5% 3.2% 3.6% 5.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1510


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Completely agree 23.3% 36.1% 30.0%
Somewhat agree 23.5% 24.3% 24.0%
Somewhat disagree 13.2% 9.4% 11.2%
Completely disagree 32.1% 21.5% 26.5%
Mixed opinion 2.7% 2.5% 2.6%
Don't know/Refused 5.2% 6.1% 5.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
1515


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent TOTAL
Completely agree 19.8% 37.4% 34.3% 30.8%
Somewhat agree 22.9% 23.8% 27.0% 24.6%
Somewhat disagree 16.5% 7.7% 9.2% 11.0%
Completely disagree 36.6% 21.2% 21.5% 26.2%
Mixed opinion 1.5% 2.5% 3.3% 2.4%
Don't know/Refused 2.7% 7.3% 4.7% 5.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1402


Race (I-RACE)

White, not Hispanic Black, not Hispanic Hispanic or other TOTAL
Completely agree 28.8% 25.8% 39.1% 30.1%
Somewhat agree 24.7% 24.4% 21.2% 24.1%
Somewhat disagree 11.4% 9.9% 10.6% 11.1%
Completely disagree 27.3% 26.1% 22.5% 26.5%
Mixed opinion 2.3% 4.6% 2.5% 2.6%
Don't know/Refused 5.5% 9.2% 4.0% 5.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1499



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