Religion and Public Life Survey, 2007

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LAWOPC

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

Now, I'd like to get your views on some issues that are being discussed in this country today. All in all, do you strongly favor, favor, oppose, or strongly oppose [READ AND RANDOMIZE;]? Do you strongly favor, favor, oppose, or strongly oppose? Allowing gays and lesbians to marry legally (Q3c)
  1) Strongly favor
  2) Favor
  3) Oppose
  4) Strongly oppose
  9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.)

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Strongly favor 12.9% 12.9%
Favor 23.5% 36.4%
Oppose 23.7% 60.1%
Strongly oppose 31.2% 91.3%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 8.7% 100%
Total N = 3002

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65+ TOTAL
Strongly favor 23.1% 18.3% 12.4% 9.7% 12.6% 5.8% 13.0%
Favor 30.8% 26.0% 25.3% 23.7% 20.8% 16.8% 23.6%
Oppose 15.4% 19.9% 21.9% 25.1% 26.3% 31.1% 23.7%
Strongly oppose 22.5% 30.3% 29.9% 33.8% 31.4% 36.1% 31.2%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 8.3% 5.5% 10.5% 7.7% 8.8% 10.2% 8.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
2958


Worship attendance (I-ATTEND)

More than once a week Once a week Once or twice a month A few times a year Seldom Never Don't know/Refused (VOL.) TOTAL
Strongly favor 4.3% 7.8% 14.7% 16.1% 14.7% 28.9% 0.0% 13.0%
Favor 6.9% 19.3% 26.2% 28.8% 33.5% 27.8% 0.0% 23.5%
Oppose 23.3% 27.1% 21.1% 26.2% 21.1% 19.4% 0.0% 23.7%
Strongly oppose 61.5% 38.7% 28.5% 17.7% 19.9% 14.8% 0.0% 31.1%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 4.0% 7.1% 9.5% 11.1% 10.8% 9.2% 0.0% 8.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
2962


Education (I-EDUC)

None, grade one to eight, or high school incomplete (Grades 9-11) High school graduate (grade 12 or GED certificate) Technical, trade, or vocational school AFTER high school or Some college, no four-year degree (including associate degree) College graduate (B.S., B.A., or other four-year degree) or higher TOTAL
Strongly favor 10.4% 7.3% 13.0% 21.1% 13.0%
Favor 11.2% 22.9% 25.3% 28.5% 23.5%
Oppose 32.8% 25.1% 22.7% 18.6% 23.7%
Strongly oppose 35.2% 34.9% 31.3% 24.9% 31.3%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 10.4% 9.7% 7.7% 6.9% 8.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
2976


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 13.0% 10.6% 9.9% 10.2% 16.9% 19.6% 13.1%
Favor 18.8% 18.1% 26.0% 23.7% 27.2% 28.0% 23.7%
Oppose 27.7% 28.4% 21.7% 25.7% 20.9% 18.0% 23.6%
Strongly oppose 32.2% 35.0% 34.3% 34.9% 29.1% 25.8% 32.0%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 8.3% 7.9% 8.1% 5.6% 5.9% 8.7% 7.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
2564


Marital status (I-MARITAL)

Married Divorced or separated Widowed Never been married TOTAL
Strongly favor 11.1% 12.4% 6.5% 20.8% 13.0%
Favor 22.5% 22.9% 16.5% 29.3% 23.5%
Oppose 24.9% 25.6% 30.4% 16.9% 23.7%
Strongly oppose 34.7% 26.8% 34.6% 23.8% 31.2%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 6.8% 12.4% 11.9% 9.2% 8.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
2971


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Strongly favor 11.4% 14.4% 12.9%
Favor 21.5% 25.4% 23.5%
Oppose 26.0% 21.5% 23.7%
Strongly oppose 32.2% 30.2% 31.1%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 8.9% 8.5% 8.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
3002



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