Religion and Public Life Survey, 2003

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ISSUES5

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

I'd like to get your views on some issues that are being discussed in this country today. All in all, 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) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Strongly favor 9.5% 9.5%
Favor 27.6% 37.1%
Oppose 23.1% 60.2%
Strongly oppose 30.2% 90.4%
Don't know/Refused 9.6% 100%
Total N = 1003

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-24 25-34 35-44 45-64 65+ TOTAL
Strongly favor 13.3% 12.7% 7.7% 8.6% 6.9% 9.5%
Favor 41.8% 31.1% 30.5% 24.7% 15.0% 27.6%
Oppose 14.8% 18.6% 20.1% 26.9% 30.9% 23.1%
Strongly oppose 21.9% 25.7% 30.5% 32.0% 37.5% 30.2%
Don't know/Refused 8.2% 11.9% 11.1% 7.8% 9.6% 9.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1003


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 3.4% 4.6% 10.1% 12.7% 13.2% 19.3% 9.6%
Favor 10.7% 24.6% 29.5% 33.1% 39.2% 30.7% 27.6%
Oppose 23.4% 20.8% 29.5% 27.2% 21.2% 15.1% 23.2%
Strongly oppose 57.2% 40.0% 23.4% 16.9% 17.6% 20.6% 30.3%
Don't know/Refused 5.2% 10.1% 7.5% 10.1% 8.8% 14.2% 9.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
996


Education (I-EDUC)

Less than high school High school graduate (Grade 12 or GED certificate) Some college, no 4-year degree (or Vocational or Technical degree AFTER high 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
Strongly favor 4.6% 4.7% 10.9% 16.8% 18.8% 9.6%
Favor 20.5% 25.1% 28.8% 33.5% 35.6% 27.7%
Oppose 31.5% 25.4% 22.2% 16.8% 16.2% 23.2%
Strongly oppose 36.8% 31.9% 29.4% 24.8% 22.5% 30.0%
Don't know/Refused 6.6% 13.0% 8.8% 8.1% 6.8% 9.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
998


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Strongly favor 7.8% 11.1% 9.5%
Favor 25.0% 30.1% 27.6%
Oppose 26.6% 19.9% 23.1%
Strongly oppose 30.1% 30.3% 30.2%
Don't know/Refused 10.4% 8.7% 9.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
1003


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent TOTAL
Strongly favor 4.4% 11.7% 13.0% 9.9%
Favor 19.8% 33.3% 31.6% 28.5%
Oppose 27.3% 22.6% 19.9% 23.1%
Strongly oppose 42.7% 24.8% 23.6% 29.9%
Don't know/Refused 5.8% 7.6% 12.0% 8.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
925


Marital status (I-MARITAL)

Married Divorced or separated Widowed Never been married TOTAL
Strongly favor 7.4% 11.5% 7.0% 13.4% 9.5%
Favor 23.7% 29.6% 13.9% 39.6% 27.8%
Oppose 24.5% 21.8% 35.4% 17.4% 23.2%
Strongly oppose 34.9% 27.4% 33.5% 20.9% 30.1%
Don't know/Refused 9.5% 9.7% 10.1% 8.7% 9.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
997



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