Religion and Public Life Survey, 2006

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MARPUSH

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

Which of these statements comes closer to your view: 1. Supporters of gay marriage should not push too hard to make it legal right away, because doing so could create bad feelings against homosexuals; or 2. Supporters of gay marriage should push hard to make it legal as soon as possible, despite the risk of creating bad feelings against homosexuals? [Answered only if GAYMAR = 1 or 2 (if the respondent supports gay marriage). See variable at end named MARPUSHC for combined responses.]
  1) Supporters of gay marriage should not push too hard to make it legal right away, because doing so could create bad feelings against homosexuals.
  2) Supporters of gay marriage should push hard to make it legal as soon as possible, despite the risk of creating bad feelings against homosexuals.
  9) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Supporters of gay marriage should not push too hard to make it legal right away, because doing so could create bad feelings against homosexuals. 41.2% 41.2%
Supporters of gay marriage should push hard to make it legal as soon as possible, despite the risk of creating bad feelings against homosexuals. 50.7% 91.9%
Don't know/Refused 8.1% 100%
Total N = 653

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-24 25-34 35-44 45-64 65+ TOTAL
Supporters of gay marriage should not push too hard to make it legal right away, because doing so could create bad feelings against homosexuals. 40.7% 40.0% 44.0% 37.4% 56.4% 41.4%
Supporters of gay marriage should push hard to make it legal as soon as possible, despite the risk of creating bad feelings against homosexuals. 57.7% 51.5% 48.9% 52.1% 25.5% 50.2%
Don't know/Refused 1.6% 8.5% 7.1% 10.4% 18.2% 8.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
647


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
Supporters of gay marriage should not push too hard to make it legal right away, because doing so could create bad feelings against homosexuals. 30.2% 56.3% 40.7% 36.5% 43.3% 37.9% 41.4%
Supporters of gay marriage should push hard to make it legal as soon as possible, despite the risk of creating bad feelings against homosexuals. 58.1% 34.0% 54.6% 57.1% 48.0% 52.9% 50.6%
Don't know/Refused 11.6% 9.7% 4.6% 6.4% 8.7% 9.3% 8.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
649


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
Supporters of gay marriage should not push too hard to make it legal right away, because doing so could create bad feelings against homosexuals. 45.3% 45.1% 40.4% 43.4% 31.1% 41.5%
Supporters of gay marriage should push hard to make it legal as soon as possible, despite the risk of creating bad feelings against homosexuals. 42.7% 51.5% 50.6% 49.3% 54.4% 50.3%
Don't know/Refused 12.0% 3.4% 9.0% 7.4% 14.6% 8.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
650


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Supporters of gay marriage should not push too hard to make it legal right away, because doing so could create bad feelings against homosexuals. 45.4% 38.0% 41.1%
Supporters of gay marriage should push hard to make it legal as soon as possible, despite the risk of creating bad feelings against homosexuals. 48.1% 52.4% 50.6%
Don't know/Refused 6.5% 9.5% 8.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
653


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
Supporters of gay marriage should not push too hard to make it legal right away, because doing so could create bad feelings against homosexuals. 49.6% 48.3% 45.0% 37.0% 44.5% 33.6% 42.7%
Supporters of gay marriage should push hard to make it legal as soon as possible, despite the risk of creating bad feelings against homosexuals. 40.7% 46.7% 48.9% 59.0% 47.3% 56.9% 50.0%
Don't know/Refused 9.7% 5.0% 6.1% 4.0% 8.2% 9.5% 7.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
589


Marital status (I-MARITAL)

Married Divorced or separated Widowed Never been married TOTAL
Supporters of gay marriage should not push too hard to make it legal right away, because doing so could create bad feelings against homosexuals. 41.6% 43.6% 43.8% 40.4% 41.7%
Supporters of gay marriage should push hard to make it legal as soon as possible, despite the risk of creating bad feelings against homosexuals. 50.5% 52.7% 34.4% 51.1% 50.3%
Don't know/Refused 7.9% 3.6% 21.9% 8.4% 8.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
648



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