Religion and Public Life Survey, 2008

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GAYADPT

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

All in all, [how strongly do you favor or oppose] allowing gays and lesbians to adopt children? (Q25E)
  1) Strongly favor
  2) Favor
  3) Oppose
  4) Strongly oppose
  9) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Strongly favor 16% 16%
Favor 30.3% 46.3%
Oppose 22.2% 68.5%
Strongly oppose 25.2% 93.7%
Don't know/Refused 6.2% 99.9%
Total N = 2905

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-29 30-44 45-59 60-74 75+ TOTAL
Strongly favor 23.5% 20.0% 13.8% 8.8% 3.9% 16.1%
Favor 34.7% 30.7% 30.4% 27.7% 21.7% 30.3%
Oppose 17.9% 21.3% 24.4% 22.9% 30.0% 22.3%
Strongly oppose 20.2% 22.0% 25.5% 33.6% 32.5% 25.3%
Don't know/Refused 3.8% 6.0% 5.9% 6.9% 11.8% 6.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
2851


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 10.1% 12.6% 14.2% 18.6% 19.2% 26.9% 16.1%
Favor 13.0% 23.7% 35.2% 41.9% 36.3% 32.7% 30.3%
Oppose 24.4% 26.1% 24.4% 17.3% 22.0% 15.8% 22.3%
Strongly oppose 47.9% 31.6% 22.0% 14.5% 16.4% 17.5% 25.3%
Don't know/Refused 4.7% 6.1% 4.2% 7.7% 6.1% 7.1% 6.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
2873


Education (I-EDUC)

Less than high school diploma High school graduate (grade 12 or GED certificate) Business, technical or vocational school AFTER high school or some college (no four-year degree) College graduate (B.S., B.A., or other four-year degree) Post-graduate training or professional schooling after college TOTAL
Strongly favor 10.9% 11.7% 18.5% 20.5% 24.9% 16.0%
Favor 19.4% 29.4% 31.5% 37.5% 35.9% 30.4%
Oppose 26.3% 24.2% 21.5% 19.6% 15.9% 22.3%
Strongly oppose 37.0% 27.9% 23.9% 16.6% 15.9% 25.2%
Don't know/Refused 6.4% 6.8% 4.6% 5.8% 7.3% 6.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
2869


Household income (I-INCOME)

Less than $20,000 $20,000 to under $30,000 $30,000 to under $50,000 $50,000 to under $75,000 $75,000 to under $100,000 $100,000 or more TOTAL
Strongly favor 14.8% 9.3% 13.8% 17.1% 22.8% 21.0% 16.2%
Favor 29.5% 26.0% 30.9% 33.4% 27.0% 36.6% 30.9%
Oppose 20.0% 27.8% 23.1% 21.8% 23.1% 16.5% 21.8%
Strongly oppose 29.5% 33.4% 26.1% 22.5% 22.1% 18.9% 25.5%
Don't know/Refused 6.2% 3.6% 6.1% 5.1% 4.9% 6.9% 5.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
2554


Political ideology (I-POLITICS)

Very conservative Conservative Moderate Liberal or very liberal TOTAL
Strongly favor 9.5% 8.8% 14.3% 34.8% 15.9%
Favor 14.4% 30.9% 38.5% 36.9% 31.6%
Oppose 23.9% 26.8% 24.7% 13.4% 22.9%
Strongly oppose 48.6% 28.7% 14.3% 11.0% 24.2%
Don't know/Refused 3.7% 4.8% 8.3% 3.8% 5.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1411


Religion (I-RELIGION)

Protestant Roman Catholic Other or Jewish None TOTAL
Strongly favor 10.6% 16.5% 18.9% 29.8% 16.1%
Favor 27.9% 32.0% 29.7% 34.8% 30.2%
Oppose 25.8% 22.0% 21.3% 13.6% 22.4%
Strongly oppose 30.0% 22.1% 25.6% 16.8% 25.5%
Don't know/Refused 5.7% 7.4% 4.6% 5.0% 5.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
2821


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Strongly favor 13.0% 18.8% 16.0%
Favor 29.1% 31.4% 30.3%
Oppose 23.7% 20.9% 22.2%
Strongly oppose 28.0% 22.7% 25.3%
Don't know/Refused 6.3% 6.1% 6.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
2905



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