Religion and Public Life Survey, 2005

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ISSHOMO

(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 serve openly in the military? [Answered only if FORM = 2.]
  1) Strongly favor
  2) Favor
  3) Oppose
  4) Strongly oppose
  9) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Strongly favor 15.1% 15.1%
Favor 42.7% 57.8%
Oppose 17.1% 74.9%
Strongly oppose 15.3% 90.2%
Don't know/Refused 9.7% 99.9%
Total N = 1000

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65 or older TOTAL
Strongly favor 24.3% 16.2% 14.2% 13.8% 13.8% 9.6% 15.0%
Favor 44.2% 41.1% 48.1% 44.2% 45.5% 34.6% 43.0%
Oppose 13.0% 14.3% 18.8% 12.8% 17.1% 27.0% 17.2%
Strongly oppose 11.3% 19.4% 11.0% 16.4% 17.1% 15.7% 15.1%
Don't know/Refused 7.2% 9.0% 8.0% 12.8% 6.5% 13.2% 9.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
982


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 7.7% 11.1% 17.2% 15.5% 18.1% 26.8% 15.0%
Favor 22.9% 41.8% 51.0% 49.4% 48.3% 42.0% 42.9%
Oppose 30.0% 17.8% 14.6% 14.2% 16.8% 8.9% 17.3%
Strongly oppose 28.7% 15.9% 10.4% 15.1% 8.1% 12.1% 15.2%
Don't know/Refused 10.6% 13.4% 6.8% 5.8% 8.7% 10.3% 9.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
988


Education (I-EDUC)

Less than high school High school graduate Some college College graduate TOTAL
Strongly favor 11.0% 11.1% 16.0% 21.4% 15.1%
Favor 21.3% 42.2% 48.2% 47.4% 42.7%
Oppose 26.8% 17.0% 12.6% 17.3% 17.2%
Strongly oppose 24.8% 18.7% 15.4% 6.8% 15.3%
Don't know/Refused 16.1% 11.1% 7.7% 7.1% 9.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
998


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Strongly favor 13.1% 16.9% 15.1%
Favor 40.2% 45.1% 42.7%
Oppose 18.7% 15.6% 17.1%
Strongly oppose 18.1% 12.7% 15.3%
Don't know/Refused 9.9% 9.6% 9.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
1000


Household income (I-INCOME)

Less than $20,000 20 to under $30,000 30 to under $50,000 50 to under $75,000 75 to under $100,000 $100,000 or more TOTAL
Strongly favor 12.6% 22.6% 14.8% 11.7% 14.7% 14.5% 14.9%
Favor 38.9% 39.1% 46.3% 43.9% 49.4% 48.5% 44.2%
Oppose 16.2% 14.9% 15.1% 18.4% 16.9% 16.8% 16.3%
Strongly oppose 18.6% 17.6% 13.9% 17.5% 10.0% 14.2% 15.5%
Don't know/Refused 13.7% 5.7% 9.9% 8.6% 9.1% 5.9% 9.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
870


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent TOTAL
Strongly favor 7.6% 19.8% 19.7% 15.4%
Favor 37.4% 48.3% 46.1% 43.8%
Oppose 21.6% 15.9% 12.4% 16.9%
Strongly oppose 23.5% 9.5% 11.2% 15.0%
Don't know/Refused 9.9% 6.5% 10.7% 9.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
924



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