Religion and Public Life Survey, 2006

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ADOPT

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

Do you strongly favor, favor, oppose, or strongly oppose allowing gays and lesbians to adopt children? [Answered only if FORM = 1.]
  1) Strongly favor
  2) Favor
  3) Oppose
  4) Strongly oppose
  9) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Strongly favor 11.2% 11.2%
Favor 30.7% 41.9%
Oppose 28.2% 70.1%
Strongly oppose 23.9% 94%
Don't know/Refused 5.9% 99.9%
Total N = 996

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-24 25-34 35-44 45-64 65+ TOTAL
Strongly favor 19.5% 14.2% 12.0% 10.6% 4.6% 11.5%
Favor 38.1% 43.2% 27.1% 30.8% 18.4% 30.9%
Oppose 19.5% 20.7% 31.3% 28.1% 37.4% 28.0%
Strongly oppose 21.2% 19.5% 25.0% 23.9% 28.7% 23.9%
Don't know/Refused 1.7% 2.4% 4.7% 6.6% 10.9% 5.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
983


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 5.1% 8.2% 12.7% 10.3% 18.0% 14.9% 11.1%
Favor 16.7% 27.3% 30.3% 36.8% 36.0% 42.1% 30.7%
Oppose 33.3% 33.2% 25.4% 28.4% 23.0% 21.9% 28.4%
Strongly oppose 42.9% 23.8% 26.8% 18.7% 16.1% 12.3% 23.9%
Don't know/Refused 1.9% 7.4% 4.9% 5.8% 6.8% 8.8% 6.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
988


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 6.8% 7.1% 14.2% 16.4% 18.3% 11.4%
Favor 18.8% 30.2% 29.7% 38.8% 38.5% 30.9%
Oppose 35.3% 32.8% 26.3% 18.2% 20.2% 27.8%
Strongly oppose 33.8% 25.1% 22.8% 18.8% 16.3% 23.8%
Don't know/Refused 5.3% 4.8% 6.9% 7.9% 6.7% 6.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
988


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Strongly favor 7.3% 15.0% 11.3%
Favor 27.7% 33.7% 30.8%
Oppose 31.8% 24.7% 28.1%
Strongly oppose 28.1% 20.0% 23.9%
Don't know/Refused 5.2% 6.6% 5.9%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
996


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 8.8% 7.8% 9.1% 12.6% 9.2% 19.4% 11.2%
Favor 24.5% 19.6% 34.6% 28.1% 46.2% 34.0% 31.5%
Oppose 32.1% 35.3% 29.3% 27.4% 21.0% 23.6% 28.1%
Strongly oppose 27.7% 34.3% 21.6% 26.7% 21.0% 14.6% 23.8%
Don't know/Refused 6.9% 2.9% 5.3% 5.2% 2.5% 8.3% 5.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
862


Marital status (I-MARITAL)

Married Divorced or separated Widowed Never been married TOTAL
Strongly favor 8.9% 14.9% 7.4% 16.5% 11.3%
Favor 29.3% 33.5% 13.8% 40.3% 30.8%
Oppose 28.9% 21.7% 45.7% 22.8% 28.1%
Strongly oppose 26.1% 23.0% 23.4% 18.9% 23.8%
Don't know/Refused 6.8% 6.8% 9.6% 1.5% 6.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
990



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