News Interest Index, October 2003

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GAYHAPPY

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

Do you think most gays and lesbians are unhappier than most other people, or don't you think so?
  1) Gays and lesbians are unhappier
  2) Don't think so
  9) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Gays and lesbians are unhappier 23.8% 23.8%
Don't think so 56.7% 80.5%
Don't know/Refused 19.5% 100%
Total N = 1515

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65+ TOTAL
Gays and lesbians are unhappier 19.6% 18.5% 25.4% 24.0% 30.1% 24.9% 23.7%
Don't think so 72.8% 68.2% 60.0% 56.4% 44.6% 39.8% 57.1%
Don't know/Refused 7.6% 13.3% 14.6% 19.6% 25.3% 35.3% 19.2%
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
Gays and lesbians are unhappier 38.2% 24.2% 18.8% 22.4% 20.9% 15.1% 23.8%
Don't think so 39.9% 53.2% 64.9% 62.5% 60.7% 65.1% 57.1%
Don't know/Refused 21.9% 22.6% 16.3% 15.1% 18.4% 19.8% 19.1%
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
Gays and lesbians are unhappier 27.1% 23.3% 24.2% 23.2% 19.9% 23.8%
Don't think so 47.7% 56.0% 59.7% 59.8% 59.7% 56.8%
Don't know/Refused 25.2% 20.7% 16.1% 17.0% 20.4% 19.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1510


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Gays and lesbians are unhappier 25.3% 22.6% 23.8%
Don't think so 52.2% 60.7% 56.7%
Don't know/Refused 22.6% 16.7% 19.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
1515


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent TOTAL
Gays and lesbians are unhappier 29.9% 20.2% 23.1% 24.2%
Don't think so 49.0% 61.4% 62.0% 57.7%
Don't know/Refused 21.1% 18.4% 14.9% 18.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1402


Race (I-RACE)

White, not Hispanic Black, not Hispanic Hispanic or other TOTAL
Gays and lesbians are unhappier 23.4% 25.0% 24.9% 23.8%
Don't think so 56.0% 57.0% 62.5% 57.1%
Don't know/Refused 20.6% 18.0% 12.6% 19.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1499



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