Religion and Public Life Survey, 2006

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GAYLEG

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

Do you strongly favor, favor, oppose, or strongly oppose allowing gay and lesbian couples to enter into legal agreements with each other that would give them many of the same rights as married couples?
  1) Strongly favor
  2) Favor
  3) Oppose
  4) Strongly oppose
  9) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Strongly favor 19% 19%
Favor 35.2% 54.2%
Oppose 18% 72.2%
Strongly oppose 23.7% 95.9%
Don't know/Refused 4.1% 100%
Total N = 2003

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-24 25-34 35-44 45-64 65+ TOTAL
Strongly favor 30.0% 20.6% 20.7% 18.4% 8.6% 18.9%
Favor 35.9% 44.1% 34.4% 36.5% 25.7% 35.4%
Oppose 16.0% 11.8% 17.8% 18.0% 24.9% 17.9%
Strongly oppose 16.0% 20.3% 24.3% 22.9% 33.4% 23.8%
Don't know/Refused 2.1% 3.2% 2.8% 4.2% 7.4% 4.1%
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 9.7% 9.1% 17.5% 23.8% 26.9% 36.2% 19.0%
Favor 16.3% 32.9% 41.3% 40.3% 44.2% 37.9% 35.3%
Oppose 23.0% 24.4% 16.5% 17.3% 13.3% 7.2% 18.0%
Strongly oppose 47.3% 29.3% 20.5% 14.5% 11.9% 12.8% 23.4%
Don't know/Refused 3.7% 4.2% 4.3% 4.1% 3.7% 6.0% 4.3%
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% 14.0% 20.8% 23.1% 34.3% 18.8%
Favor 27.9% 34.5% 37.3% 40.2% 36.8% 35.4%
Oppose 17.8% 22.7% 16.3% 15.3% 10.0% 18.0%
Strongly oppose 37.7% 25.7% 20.8% 17.1% 14.9% 23.7%
Don't know/Refused 5.4% 3.1% 4.9% 4.2% 4.0% 4.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1992


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Strongly favor 16.0% 21.8% 19.0%
Favor 33.2% 37.1% 35.2%
Oppose 20.0% 16.1% 18.0%
Strongly oppose 27.5% 20.2% 23.7%
Don't know/Refused 3.3% 4.8% 4.1%
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 14.1% 16.7% 18.4% 19.5% 21.8% 26.0% 19.2%
Favor 31.2% 26.5% 37.1% 35.6% 42.9% 41.6% 35.9%
Oppose 21.1% 19.5% 20.6% 14.7% 13.9% 15.3% 17.9%
Strongly oppose 29.4% 31.2% 21.1% 27.1% 19.7% 13.7% 23.6%
Don't know/Refused 4.3% 6.0% 2.9% 3.1% 1.7% 3.4% 3.5%
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 17.2% 18.5% 10.3% 26.4% 18.7%
Favor 35.5% 33.1% 29.7% 39.6% 35.5%
Oppose 19.1% 18.8% 21.8% 12.7% 18.0%
Strongly oppose 25.1% 24.7% 28.5% 17.1% 23.7%
Don't know/Refused 3.0% 4.9% 9.7% 4.2% 4.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1991



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