Religion and Public Life Survey, 2006

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GAYMAR

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

On a different subject… Do you strongly favor, favor, oppose, or strongly oppose allowing gays and lesbians to marry legally? [See variables GAYMAR_C and MARPUSHC at end for combined responses on abortion.]
  1) Strongly favor
  2) Favor
  3) Oppose
  4) Strongly oppose
  9) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Strongly favor 12.2% 12.2%
Favor 22.9% 35.1%
Oppose 25.2% 60.3%
Strongly oppose 31% 91.3%
Don't know/Refused 8.7% 100%
Total N = 2003

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-24 25-34 35-44 45-64 65+ TOTAL
Strongly favor 20.7% 17.5% 13.7% 10.0% 2.9% 12.0%
Favor 31.2% 30.7% 22.9% 21.6% 12.9% 23.0%
Oppose 20.7% 18.7% 23.2% 28.5% 30.3% 25.2%
Strongly oppose 19.4% 23.7% 33.5% 31.2% 43.1% 31.0%
Don't know/Refused 8.0% 9.4% 6.7% 8.7% 10.9% 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
Strongly favor 7.0% 4.9% 10.3% 13.9% 19.4% 25.1% 12.2%
Favor 7.0% 16.0% 25.5% 28.7% 31.6% 34.5% 22.9%
Oppose 24.4% 32.6% 24.8% 24.9% 21.4% 16.6% 25.2%
Strongly oppose 57.5% 38.7% 29.8% 21.6% 17.3% 13.6% 30.9%
Don't know/Refused 4.0% 7.9% 9.6% 10.9% 10.2% 10.2% 8.7%
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
Strongly favor 11.2% 7.5% 14.4% 13.0% 21.3% 12.0%
Favor 15.9% 21.2% 23.4% 28.3% 29.7% 23.0%
Oppose 22.4% 28.3% 25.9% 23.5% 18.8% 25.2%
Strongly oppose 44.0% 34.7% 27.0% 25.3% 19.8% 31.1%
Don't know/Refused 6.5% 8.2% 9.3% 9.9% 10.4% 8.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1992


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Strongly favor 10.4% 14.0% 12.2%
Favor 20.0% 25.4% 22.8%
Oppose 28.6% 22.0% 25.2%
Strongly oppose 33.1% 29.2% 31.1%
Don't know/Refused 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
Strongly favor 12.3% 8.8% 11.5% 11.6% 14.6% 13.7% 12.1%
Favor 22.2% 19.1% 19.7% 22.9% 31.4% 30.5% 23.8%
Oppose 21.5% 27.9% 27.4% 26.3% 23.4% 26.0% 25.4%
Strongly oppose 37.5% 35.8% 32.0% 32.1% 26.4% 21.8% 31.2%
Don't know/Refused 6.5% 8.4% 9.4% 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
Strongly favor 9.4% 14.3% 4.2% 19.8% 11.9%
Favor 20.3% 21.1% 15.2% 35.2% 23.1%
Oppose 28.2% 19.2% 29.7% 20.0% 25.2%
Strongly oppose 33.5% 34.7% 40.6% 18.1% 31.1%
Don't know/Refused 8.5% 10.7% 10.3% 6.8% 8.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1991



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