Religion and Public Life Survey, 2006

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GAYCONST

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

There has been a proposal to change the U.S. Constitution to ban gay marriage. Do you think amending the Constitution to ban gay marriage is a good idea or a bad idea? [Answered only if GAYMAR = 3 or 4 (if the respondent opposes gay marriage). See variable at end named GAYMAR_C for combined responses.]
  1) Good idea / favor Constitutional amendment
  2) Bad idea / oppose Constitutional amendment
  9) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Good idea / favor Constitutional amendment 53.7% 53.7%
Bad idea / oppose Constitutional amendment 42.5% 96.2%
Don't know/Refused 3.8% 100%
Total N = 1156

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-24 25-34 35-44 45-64 65+ TOTAL
Good idea / favor Constitutional amendment 56.4% 59.3% 59.5% 51.0% 49.2% 53.8%
Bad idea / oppose Constitutional amendment 43.6% 39.3% 37.3% 43.2% 46.9% 42.4%
Don't know/Refused 0.0% 1.4% 3.2% 5.8% 3.9% 3.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1141


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
Good idea / favor Constitutional amendment 61.6% 53.4% 51.5% 51.2% 43.4% 54.3% 53.6%
Bad idea / oppose Constitutional amendment 35.1% 41.5% 45.5% 47.1% 52.2% 40.0% 42.5%
Don't know/Refused 3.3% 5.1% 3.0% 1.8% 4.4% 5.7% 3.9%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1147


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
Good idea / favor Constitutional amendment 60.7% 58.8% 48.8% 44.7% 43.0% 53.7%
Bad idea / oppose Constitutional amendment 37.2% 36.9% 48.4% 49.1% 53.2% 42.4%
Don't know/Refused 2.2% 4.3% 2.8% 6.2% 3.8% 3.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1149


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Good idea / favor Constitutional amendment 56.5% 50.5% 53.6%
Bad idea / oppose Constitutional amendment 40.5% 44.6% 42.5%
Don't know/Refused 3.0% 4.9% 3.9%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
1156


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
Good idea / favor Constitutional amendment 58.9% 61.0% 47.2% 58.8% 54.6% 45.2% 54.0%
Bad idea / oppose Constitutional amendment 37.5% 37.5% 49.6% 38.8% 37.0% 52.4% 42.6%
Don't know/Refused 3.6% 1.5% 3.2% 2.4% 8.4% 2.4% 3.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1005


Marital status (I-MARITAL)

Married Divorced or separated Widowed Never been married TOTAL
Good idea / favor Constitutional amendment 54.0% 59.6% 43.5% 53.2% 53.7%
Bad idea / oppose Constitutional amendment 41.3% 38.0% 52.2% 45.5% 42.5%
Don't know/Refused 4.7% 2.4% 4.3% 1.3% 3.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1151



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