News Interest Index, October 2003

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GAYSTYLE

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

Do most gay men have a better sense of style than most heterosexual men, or don't you think so?
  1) Gay men have a better sense of style
  2) Don't think so
  9) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Gay men have a better sense of style 33.8% 33.8%
Don't think so 44.4% 78.2%
Don't know/Refused 21.9% 100.1%
Total N = 1515

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65+ TOTAL
Gay men have a better sense of style 53.2% 47.8% 35.0% 30.5% 24.4% 14.5% 34.0%
Don't think so 39.3% 37.4% 44.1% 47.7% 50.3% 48.4% 44.5%
Don't know/Refused 7.6% 14.8% 20.9% 21.8% 25.3% 37.1% 21.6%
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
Gay men have a better sense of style 26.3% 26.5% 41.5% 35.9% 36.3% 47.8% 34.1%
Don't think so 47.9% 52.6% 39.9% 44.2% 42.8% 28.0% 44.6%
Don't know/Refused 25.8% 20.9% 18.6% 19.9% 20.9% 24.1% 21.4%
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
Gay men have a better sense of style 25.5% 30.3% 37.9% 40.2% 33.3% 33.7%
Don't think so 46.4% 46.9% 43.7% 40.6% 42.3% 44.4%
Don't know/Refused 28.2% 22.8% 18.4% 19.1% 24.3% 21.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1510


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Gay men have a better sense of style 26.3% 40.5% 33.8%
Don't think so 48.3% 40.8% 44.3%
Don't know/Refused 25.4% 18.7% 21.9%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
1515


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent TOTAL
Gay men have a better sense of style 30.4% 33.1% 40.2% 34.5%
Don't think so 47.1% 46.4% 41.1% 44.9%
Don't know/Refused 22.5% 20.5% 18.8% 20.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1402


Race (I-RACE)

White, not Hispanic Black, not Hispanic Hispanic or other TOTAL
Gay men have a better sense of style 33.4% 33.9% 37.3% 34.0%
Don't think so 43.8% 46.6% 46.3% 44.5%
Don't know/Refused 22.8% 19.4% 16.4% 21.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1499



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