News Interest Index, October 2003

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GAYRELAT

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

Compared with people in general, are gays and lesbians less likely to have stable, long-term relationships, or don't you think so?
  1) Less likely to have stable, long-term relationships
  2) Just as likely
  9) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Less likely to have stable, long-term relationships 24.4% 24.4%
Just as likely 52.1% 76.5%
Don't know/Refused 23.5% 100%
Total N = 1515

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65+ TOTAL
Less likely to have stable, long-term relationships 22.4% 24.1% 23.1% 25.5% 28.2% 23.7% 24.4%
Just as likely 68.5% 53.6% 54.2% 52.5% 45.7% 41.5% 52.4%
Don't know/Refused 9.1% 22.2% 22.7% 22.0% 26.1% 34.8% 23.2%
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
Less likely to have stable, long-term relationships 31.6% 26.4% 21.9% 19.5% 22.6% 26.3% 24.5%
Just as likely 44.4% 48.0% 60.8% 55.3% 53.6% 52.6% 52.1%
Don't know/Refused 24.1% 25.6% 17.3% 25.2% 23.8% 21.1% 23.4%
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
Less likely to have stable, long-term relationships 16.9% 27.3% 24.0% 24.2% 27.1% 24.4%
Just as likely 58.3% 46.2% 54.0% 54.8% 54.3% 52.2%
Don't know/Refused 24.7% 26.5% 22.1% 21.0% 18.6% 23.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1510


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Less likely to have stable, long-term relationships 27.3% 21.7% 24.4%
Just as likely 45.7% 57.9% 52.1%
Don't know/Refused 27.0% 20.4% 23.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
1515


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent TOTAL
Less likely to have stable, long-term relationships 30.1% 17.4% 27.8% 24.8%
Just as likely 45.4% 59.9% 52.4% 52.9%
Don't know/Refused 24.6% 22.7% 19.8% 22.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1402


Race (I-RACE)

White, not Hispanic Black, not Hispanic Hispanic or other TOTAL
Less likely to have stable, long-term relationships 26.3% 16.8% 21.2% 24.5%
Just as likely 49.5% 59.6% 61.5% 52.4%
Don't know/Refused 24.2% 23.5% 17.4% 23.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1499



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