News Interest Index, October 2003

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SINADLTY

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

[ASK ONLY IF HOM_SIN= 1 'IS A SIN'] In your mind, is homosexual behavior more or less sinful than adultery, or are they both about the same?
  1) More sinful than adultery
  2) Less sinful than adultery
  3) About the same
  9) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
More sinful than adultery 9.5% 9.5%
Less sinful than adultery 5.7% 15.2%
About the same 79.6% 94.8%
Don't know/Refused 5.2% 100%
Total N = 803

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65+ TOTAL
More sinful than adultery 7.5% 6.1% 9.2% 12.1% 9.1% 12.4% 9.6%
Less sinful than adultery 12.4% 7.4% 4.9% 4.6% 4.6% 3.7% 5.8%
About the same 78.3% 82.3% 83.4% 79.4% 82.7% 71.9% 79.7%
Don't know/Refused 1.9% 4.3% 2.5% 3.9% 3.6% 12.0% 4.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
794


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
More sinful than adultery 8.0% 7.9% 9.0% 10.4% 13.0% 13.6% 9.4%
Less sinful than adultery 2.4% 4.0% 9.9% 8.2% 7.1% 3.4% 5.5%
About the same 85.8% 83.5% 76.1% 76.2% 73.4% 72.9% 80.1%
Don't know/Refused 3.8% 4.7% 5.0% 5.2% 6.5% 10.2% 5.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
797


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
More sinful than adultery 8.2% 9.5% 9.7% 10.0% 9.0% 9.4%
Less sinful than adultery 5.3% 5.5% 8.9% 1.9% 1.5% 5.7%
About the same 77.8% 80.5% 76.7% 84.7% 85.1% 79.8%
Don't know/Refused 8.6% 4.6% 4.7% 3.3% 4.5% 5.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
800


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
More sinful than adultery 13.0% 6.0% 9.5%
Less sinful than adultery 5.9% 5.4% 5.6%
About the same 76.1% 83.2% 79.6%
Don't know/Refused 5.1% 5.4% 5.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
803


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent TOTAL
More sinful than adultery 9.5% 9.9% 8.5% 9.3%
Less sinful than adultery 4.2% 6.5% 7.7% 5.9%
About the same 81.5% 77.5% 80.7% 79.9%
Don't know/Refused 4.9% 6.1% 3.2% 4.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
741


Race (I-RACE)

White, not Hispanic Black, not Hispanic Hispanic or other TOTAL
More sinful than adultery 9.9% 11.6% 6.2% 9.6%
Less sinful than adultery 5.8% 5.3% 6.2% 5.7%
About the same 79.1% 78.7% 84.6% 79.8%
Don't know/Refused 5.3% 4.3% 3.1% 4.9%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
795



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