News Interest Index, October 2003

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G_UNCOMF

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

Would you say it doesn't bother you to be around homosexuals, or that it makes you uncomfortable to be around homosexuals?
  1) It doesn't bother you to be around homosexuals
  2) It makes you uncomfortable to be around homosexuals
  9) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
It doesn't bother you to be around homosexuals 75.6% 75.6%
It makes you uncomfortable to be around homosexuals 19.9% 95.5%
Don't know/Refused 4.5% 100%
Total N = 1515

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65+ TOTAL
It doesn't bother you to be around homosexuals 75.8% 86.9% 78.6% 74.7% 77.7% 60.0% 75.8%
It makes you uncomfortable to be around homosexuals 20.5% 11.6% 18.6% 22.2% 19.3% 28.7% 20.0%
Don't know/Refused 3.6% 1.5% 2.9% 3.0% 3.0% 11.3% 4.2%
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
It doesn't bother you to be around homosexuals 66.2% 67.7% 83.2% 81.1% 78.4% 85.3% 75.7%
It makes you uncomfortable to be around homosexuals 29.3% 24.6% 15.2% 16.3% 17.9% 9.5% 19.8%
Don't know/Refused 4.5% 7.7% 1.5% 2.7% 3.7% 5.2% 4.4%
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
It doesn't bother you to be around homosexuals 64.0% 70.6% 80.4% 82.0% 86.9% 75.8%
It makes you uncomfortable to be around homosexuals 28.8% 24.3% 16.5% 14.9% 9.0% 19.8%
Don't know/Refused 7.3% 5.1% 3.1% 3.2% 4.1% 4.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1510


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
It doesn't bother you to be around homosexuals 73.2% 77.8% 75.6%
It makes you uncomfortable to be around homosexuals 22.7% 17.3% 19.9%
Don't know/Refused 4.1% 4.9% 4.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
1515


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent TOTAL
It doesn't bother you to be around homosexuals 68.8% 78.3% 83.4% 76.9%
It makes you uncomfortable to be around homosexuals 25.8% 17.6% 13.7% 19.0%
Don't know/Refused 5.4% 4.1% 2.9% 4.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1402


Race (I-RACE)

White, not Hispanic Black, not Hispanic Hispanic or other TOTAL
It doesn't bother you to be around homosexuals 74.2% 80.3% 78.8% 75.6%
It makes you uncomfortable to be around homosexuals 20.6% 17.6% 18.6% 20.0%
Don't know/Refused 5.2% 2.1% 2.5% 4.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1499



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