Religion and Public Life Survey, 2006

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STANAT

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

Do you think the question of whether gay marriage should be legal is something that should be decided at the national level, or is it something that each state should decide for itself?[Answered only if FORM = 1.]
  1) Should be decided at the national level
  2) Each state should decide for itself
  9) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Should be decided at the national level 48.3% 48.3%
Each state should decide for itself 45.5% 93.8%
Don't know/Refused 6.2% 100%
Total N = 996

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-24 25-34 35-44 45-64 65+ TOTAL
Should be decided at the national level 39.0% 54.1% 51.3% 48.2% 46.2% 48.4%
Each state should decide for itself 59.3% 40.6% 45.1% 45.5% 41.0% 45.4%
Don't know/Refused 1.7% 5.3% 3.6% 6.4% 12.7% 6.2%
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
Should be decided at the national level 62.7% 43.1% 53.1% 47.8% 39.8% 45.2% 48.1%
Each state should decide for itself 30.4% 48.6% 44.8% 47.8% 55.9% 44.3% 45.7%
Don't know/Refused 7.0% 8.2% 2.1% 4.5% 4.3% 10.4% 6.2%
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
Should be decided at the national level 50.4% 49.7% 48.3% 47.6% 41.7% 48.3%
Each state should decide for itself 45.1% 44.6% 43.1% 47.6% 51.5% 45.5%
Don't know/Refused 4.5% 5.6% 8.6% 4.9% 6.8% 6.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
988


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Should be decided at the national level 51.8% 45.0% 48.3%
Each state should decide for itself 43.7% 47.2% 45.5%
Don't know/Refused 4.6% 7.8% 6.2%
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
Should be decided at the national level 42.1% 52.0% 46.2% 60.7% 44.5% 45.5% 48.0%
Each state should decide for itself 50.3% 40.2% 47.6% 38.5% 51.3% 49.7% 46.7%
Don't know/Refused 7.5% 7.8% 6.3% 0.7% 4.2% 4.9% 5.3%
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
Should be decided at the national level 48.7% 49.1% 45.7% 48.1% 48.3%
Each state should decide for itself 45.5% 43.5% 42.4% 48.1% 45.4%
Don't know/Refused 5.9% 7.5% 12.0% 3.9% 6.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
990



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