Religion and Public Life Survey, 2006

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GAYMAR_C

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

Combined responses to questions GAYMAR and GAYCONST (regarding banning gay marriage).
  1) Favor gay marriage
  2) Oppose gay marriage and think amendment is good idea
  3) Oppose gay marriage but think amendment is bad idea
  4) Oppose gay marriage but don't know if amendment is good or bad idea
  5) Don't know/Refused (on gay marriage questions)

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Favor gay marriage 35.1% 35.1%
Oppose gay marriage and think amendment is good idea 30.2% 65.3%
Oppose gay marriage but think amendment is bad idea 23.9% 89.2%
Oppose gay marriage but don't know if amendment is good or bad idea 2.1% 91.3%
Don't know/Refused (on gay marriage questions) 8.7% 100%
Total N = 2003

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-24 25-34 35-44 45-64 65+ TOTAL
Favor gay marriage 52.1% 48.1% 36.4% 31.6% 15.7% 35.0%
Oppose gay marriage and think amendment is good idea 22.5% 25.2% 33.9% 30.4% 36.2% 30.3%
Oppose gay marriage but think amendment is bad idea 17.4% 16.7% 21.2% 25.8% 34.5% 23.9%
Oppose gay marriage but don't know if amendment is good or bad idea 0.0% 0.6% 1.8% 3.4% 2.8% 2.1%
Don't know/Refused (on gay marriage questions) 8.1% 9.4% 6.7% 8.7% 10.8% 8.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1981


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
Favor gay marriage 14.0% 20.9% 35.8% 42.6% 51.2% 59.8% 35.2%
Oppose gay marriage and think amendment is good idea 50.5% 38.1% 28.1% 23.8% 16.7% 16.2% 30.1%
Oppose gay marriage but think amendment is bad idea 28.8% 29.6% 24.8% 21.9% 20.1% 12.0% 23.8%
Oppose gay marriage but don't know if amendment is good or bad idea 2.7% 3.6% 1.7% 0.8% 1.7% 1.7% 2.2%
Don't know/Refused (on gay marriage questions) 4.0% 7.9% 9.6% 10.9% 10.2% 10.3% 8.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1990


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
Favor gay marriage 27.2% 28.8% 37.7% 41.4% 50.7% 35.0%
Oppose gay marriage and think amendment is good idea 40.2% 37.0% 25.8% 21.8% 16.7% 30.2%
Oppose gay marriage but think amendment is bad idea 24.6% 23.3% 25.6% 23.9% 20.7% 23.9%
Oppose gay marriage but don't know if amendment is good or bad idea 1.4% 2.7% 1.5% 3.0% 1.5% 2.2%
Don't know/Refused (on gay marriage questions) 6.5% 8.2% 9.3% 10.0% 10.3% 8.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1992


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Favor gay marriage 30.4% 39.5% 35.1%
Oppose gay marriage and think amendment is good idea 34.9% 25.8% 30.2%
Oppose gay marriage but think amendment is bad idea 25.0% 22.8% 23.9%
Oppose gay marriage but don't know if amendment is good or bad idea 1.9% 2.5% 2.2%
Don't know/Refused (on gay marriage questions) 7.9% 9.4% 8.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
2003


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
Favor gay marriage 34.7% 28.4% 31.3% 34.6% 45.8% 44.4% 36.1%
Oppose gay marriage and think amendment is good idea 34.7% 38.6% 28.0% 34.2% 27.3% 21.5% 30.5%
Oppose gay marriage but think amendment is bad idea 22.1% 23.7% 29.4% 22.6% 18.5% 24.9% 24.1%
Oppose gay marriage but don't know if amendment is good or bad idea 2.1% 0.9% 1.9% 1.4% 4.2% 1.1% 1.9%
Don't know/Refused (on gay marriage questions) 6.4% 8.4% 9.3% 7.2% 4.2% 8.0% 7.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1737


Marital status (I-MARITAL)

Married Divorced or separated Widowed Never been married TOTAL
Favor gay marriage 29.8% 35.4% 19.5% 55.0% 35.0%
Oppose gay marriage and think amendment is good idea 33.3% 32.1% 30.5% 20.3% 30.2%
Oppose gay marriage but think amendment is bad idea 25.5% 20.5% 36.6% 17.4% 23.9%
Oppose gay marriage but don't know if amendment is good or bad idea 2.9% 1.3% 3.0% 0.5% 2.2%
Don't know/Refused (on gay marriage questions) 8.5% 10.7% 10.4% 6.8% 8.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1991



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