Religion and Public Life Survey, 2001

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FAVGYMRY

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

Now I am going to read you a list of some programs and proposals that are being discussed in this country today. For each one, please tell me whether you strongly favor, favor, oppose, or strongly oppose it. The next one is: allowing gays and lesbians to marry legally.
  1) Strongly favor
  2) Favor
  3) Oppose
  4) Strongly oppose
  9) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Strongly favor 8.4% 8.4%
Favor 26.5% 34.9%
Oppose 22.7% 57.6%
Strongly oppose 34.1% 91.7%
Don't know/Refused 8.3% 100%
Total N = 2041

Variable Comparisons

Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Strongly favor 7.3% 9.5% 8.4%
Favor 24.4% 28.3% 26.4%
Oppose 24.2% 21.4% 22.7%
Strongly oppose 37.0% 31.4% 34.1%
Don't know/Refused 7.1% 9.4% 8.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
2041


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent No preference or Don't know/Refused TOTAL
Strongly favor 3.3% 12.2% 9.8% 4.1% 8.3%
Favor 17.6% 30.6% 33.4% 17.7% 26.5%
Oppose 27.1% 21.8% 20.7% 17.4% 22.8%
Strongly oppose 47.1% 27.0% 27.5% 41.4% 34.1%
Don't know/Refused 4.9% 8.3% 8.7% 19.4% 8.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
2036


Household income (I-INCOME)

Less than $20,000 $20,000 to under $40,000 $40,000 to under $75,000 $75,000 to under $100,000 $100,000 or more TOTAL
Strongly favor 10.2% 6.6% 8.7% 8.4% 10.3% 8.5%
Favor 24.0% 28.3% 27.3% 26.0% 33.8% 27.5%
Oppose 22.8% 22.6% 22.0% 27.4% 14.8% 22.1%
Strongly oppose 32.7% 35.1% 35.4% 30.4% 32.2% 34.0%
Don't know/Refused 10.3% 7.5% 6.6% 7.8% 9.0% 8.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1697


Education (I-EDUC)

Less than high school High school graduate (Grade 12 or GED certificate) Business, Technical, or vocational school after high school Some college, no four-year degree College graduate (B.S., B.A., or other 4-year degree) Postgraduate training or professional schooling after college (e.g., towards a master's degree or Ph.D.; law or medical school) TOTAL
Strongly favor 8.1% 5.7% 8.7% 7.4% 9.5% 19.5% 8.5%
Favor 19.8% 22.3% 16.3% 31.3% 34.4% 31.7% 26.5%
Oppose 23.8% 26.6% 27.9% 20.0% 19.9% 16.1% 22.7%
Strongly oppose 38.1% 36.8% 39.4% 34.4% 28.2% 24.1% 34.0%
Don't know/Refused 10.2% 8.6% 7.7% 6.9% 8.0% 8.5% 8.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
2030


Marital status (I-MARITAL)

Married Divorced/Separated Widowed Never been married TOTAL
Strongly favor 5.3% 10.2% 3.6% 15.7% 8.5%
Favor 22.7% 28.0% 15.9% 37.5% 26.5%
Oppose 23.5% 22.8% 35.8% 16.6% 22.7%
Strongly oppose 41.1% 29.4% 28.8% 24.0% 34.1%
Don't know/Refused 7.4% 9.7% 15.9% 6.2% 8.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
2031


Age (I-AGE)

18-30 31-40 41-50 51-64 65+ TOTAL
Strongly favor 12.7% 11.4% 8.5% 5.0% 2.6% 8.5%
Favor 37.6% 31.9% 21.8% 23.3% 12.8% 26.6%
Oppose 16.2% 19.3% 23.3% 24.3% 34.8% 22.8%
Strongly oppose 25.4% 30.5% 36.6% 42.0% 39.3% 34.0%
Don't know/Refused 8.0% 6.8% 9.9% 5.4% 10.4% 8.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
2009


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
Strongly favor 4.0% 6.3% 6.2% 11.0% 12.9% 18.5% 8.5%
Favor 11.1% 17.8% 31.8% 36.5% 39.3% 30.6% 26.3%
Oppose 16.7% 26.6% 24.4% 23.7% 20.1% 20.5% 22.6%
Strongly oppose 62.9% 40.9% 27.2% 21.3% 17.9% 22.3% 34.3%
Don't know/Refused 5.3% 8.5% 10.4% 7.4% 9.8% 8.1% 8.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
2023



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