U.S. Religious Landscape Study, 2014

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QB22

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

Q.B22. Do you strongly favor, favor, oppose, or strongly oppose allowing gays and lesbians to marry legally?
  1) Strongly favor
  2) Favor
  3) Oppose
  4) Strongly oppose
  9) (VOL) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Strongly favor 24.5% 24.5%
Favor 28.8% 53.3%
Oppose 20.8% 74.1%
Strongly oppose 18.3% 92.4%
(VOL) Don't know/Refused 7.6% 100%
Total N = 35071

Variable Comparisons

Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Strongly favor 20.9% 27.8% 24.5%
Favor 29.5% 28.2% 28.8%
Oppose 22.3% 19.3% 20.8%
Strongly oppose 19.3% 17.3% 18.3%
(VOL) Don't know/Refused 7.8% 7.4% 7.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
35071


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent No preference (VOL) Other party (VOL) TOTAL
Strongly favor 9.6% 35.0% 27.0% 17.5% 30.2% 24.7%
Favor 22.6% 29.7% 32.8% 26.3% 21.3% 29.0%
Oppose 29.9% 16.3% 18.5% 21.8% 16.8% 20.7%
Strongly oppose 31.5% 12.9% 14.2% 20.7% 19.9% 18.3%
(VOL) Don't know/Refused 6.4% 6.1% 7.5% 13.7% 11.7% 7.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
34112


Household income (I-INCOME)

Less than $20,000 20 to under $40,000 50 to under $75,000 75 to under $100,000 $100,000 or more TOTAL
Strongly favor 21.2% 21.4% 24.5% 29.2% 33.8% 25.4%
Favor 28.7% 29.6% 28.5% 30.8% 30.0% 29.3%
Oppose 22.7% 22.5% 20.4% 18.3% 17.1% 20.5%
Strongly oppose 18.7% 19.1% 20.2% 16.8% 13.6% 18.0%
(VOL) Don't know/Refused 8.7% 7.4% 6.4% 4.9% 5.5% 6.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
30490


Education (I-EDUC)

High school incomplete or less than high school (no diploma) High school graduate (grade 12 with diploma or GED certificate) Some college, no degree (includes some community college) or two-year associate degree from a college or university Four-year college or university degree/Bachelor's degree (e.g., BS, BA, AB) Some postgraduate or professional school or postgraduate or professional degree, including master's, doctorate, medical or law degree (e.g., MA, MS, PhD, MD, JD, graduate school) TOTAL
Strongly favor 11.7% 18.4% 25.6% 32.9% 36.8% 24.5%
Favor 26.2% 28.1% 29.2% 30.2% 30.7% 28.9%
Oppose 28.4% 23.1% 20.2% 17.1% 14.7% 20.8%
Strongly oppose 22.0% 21.7% 17.9% 14.5% 12.3% 18.3%
(VOL) Don't know/Refused 11.7% 8.6% 7.1% 5.2% 5.6% 7.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
34868


Age (I-AGE)

Age 29 or younger 30-39 40-49 50-59 Age 60 or older TOTAL
Strongly favor 39.0% 30.1% 22.1% 19.2% 14.7% 24.7%
Favor 31.8% 31.0% 28.9% 28.4% 25.6% 28.9%
Oppose 12.7% 17.0% 21.0% 23.0% 28.1% 20.7%
Strongly oppose 12.1% 15.0% 19.5% 21.5% 22.3% 18.2%
(VOL) Don't know/Refused 4.4% 7.0% 8.5% 7.9% 9.4% 7.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
34345



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