News Interest Index, October 2003

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HOM_SIN

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

Do you think it is a sin, or not, to engage in homosexual behavior?
  1) Is a sin
  2) Is not a sin
  9) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Is a sin 55.3% 55.3%
Is not a sin 32.8% 88.1%
Don't know/Refused 11.9% 100%
Total N = 1515

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65+ TOTAL
Is a sin 48.9% 47.9% 58.6% 57.0% 58.5% 60.3% 55.4%
Is not a sin 43.8% 41.5% 30.5% 33.7% 26.9% 22.8% 33.0%
Don't know/Refused 7.3% 10.6% 11.0% 9.3% 14.6% 16.9% 11.6%
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
Is a sin 85.2% 65.2% 56.5% 44.4% 42.8% 25.5% 55.6%
Is not a sin 8.3% 19.4% 32.1% 45.5% 46.3% 61.5% 32.9%
Don't know/Refused 6.5% 15.5% 11.5% 10.1% 10.9% 13.0% 11.5%
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
Is a sin 65.3% 63.8% 54.6% 44.5% 30.3% 55.3%
Is not a sin 19.4% 24.4% 34.0% 44.9% 59.3% 32.9%
Don't know/Refused 15.3% 11.7% 11.4% 10.6% 10.4% 11.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1510


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Is a sin 59.0% 51.9% 55.3%
Is not a sin 31.0% 34.4% 32.8%
Don't know/Refused 10.0% 13.7% 11.9%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
1515


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent TOTAL
Is a sin 68.0% 50.1% 47.7% 55.0%
Is not a sin 23.1% 38.2% 39.3% 33.8%
Don't know/Refused 8.9% 11.8% 13.0% 11.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1402


Race (I-RACE)

White, not Hispanic Black, not Hispanic Hispanic or other TOTAL
Is a sin 54.0% 72.5% 49.1% 55.3%
Is not a sin 34.3% 16.2% 37.3% 32.8%
Don't know/Refused 11.7% 11.3% 13.6% 12.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1499



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