Religion and Public Life Survey, 2009

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LGLGL_A

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

Do you strongly favor, favor, oppose, or strongly oppose allowing gay and lesbian couples to enter into legal agreements with each other that would give them many of the same rights as married couples? (Q146B)
  1) Strongly favor
  2) Favor
  3) Oppose
  4) Strongly oppose
  9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.)

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Strongly favor 21.7% 21.7%
Favor 35% 56.7%
Oppose 16.8% 73.5%
Strongly oppose 20.7% 94.2%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 5.8% 100%
Total N = 2010

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18 to 24 25 to 34 35 to 44 45 to 54 55 to 64 65 or older TOTAL
Strongly favor 29.8% 32.1% 19.9% 18.4% 18.6% 14.3% 21.7%
Favor 34.5% 39.1% 31.6% 36.1% 33.4% 35.0% 34.9%
Oppose 18.4% 10.5% 16.1% 18.7% 14.8% 20.6% 16.6%
Strongly oppose 15.8% 13.4% 26.2% 21.5% 25.3% 21.8% 20.9%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 1.6% 4.8% 6.2% 5.4% 7.9% 8.3% 5.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1980


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 15.2% 15.9% 22.4% 27.6% 27.1% 27.6% 22.2%
Favor 31.0% 34.2% 34.6% 41.3% 36.8% 40.3% 36.0%
Oppose 22.2% 21.1% 13.4% 12.6% 13.4% 12.0% 16.0%
Strongly oppose 25.5% 22.5% 25.0% 15.7% 18.2% 15.9% 21.0%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 6.1% 6.3% 4.5% 2.8% 4.5% 4.1% 4.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1652


Marital status (I-MARITAL)

Married Living with a partner Divorced or separated Widowed Never been married TOTAL
Strongly favor 19.3% 18.8% 16.5% 14.4% 32.8% 21.7%
Favor 35.6% 42.5% 31.6% 28.1% 35.3% 35.0%
Oppose 18.0% 12.3% 18.7% 22.0% 13.0% 16.8%
Strongly oppose 21.7% 16.0% 27.4% 23.5% 15.3% 20.7%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 5.5% 10.4% 5.7% 12.0% 3.6% 5.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1999


Religion (I-RELIGION)

Protestant Roman Catholic Other Christian (Mormon, Orthodox, Unitarian, self-identified as Christian) Other religion Atheist, agnostic, nothing in particular TOTAL
Strongly favor 15.8% 21.3% 16.0% 37.7% 37.0% 21.6%
Favor 32.1% 40.9% 37.8% 35.0% 31.1% 35.0%
Oppose 17.2% 16.6% 17.1% 13.0% 17.2% 16.9%
Strongly oppose 27.9% 15.0% 25.4% 13.0% 9.7% 20.8%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 7.1% 6.1% 3.6% 1.3% 4.9% 5.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1974


Education (I-EDUC)

Less than a high school diploma High school graduate Some college, no four-year degree Four-year college degree Post-graduate training or professional schooling after college TOTAL
Strongly favor 9.0% 15.3% 26.0% 26.6% 39.6% 21.8%
Favor 31.0% 33.9% 35.3% 37.7% 38.6% 35.0%
Oppose 28.4% 17.5% 12.2% 17.0% 9.9% 16.7%
Strongly oppose 22.8% 26.5% 21.8% 14.3% 7.7% 20.7%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 8.8% 6.8% 4.6% 4.5% 4.2% 5.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
2004


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Strongly favor 19.8% 23.5% 21.7%
Favor 33.8% 36.1% 35.0%
Oppose 19.2% 14.5% 16.8%
Strongly oppose 21.2% 20.2% 20.7%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 6.0% 5.7% 5.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
2010


Political ideology (I-POLITICS)

Very conservative Conservative Moderate Liberal Very liberal TOTAL
Strongly favor 10.0% 12.8% 24.8% 36.0% 36.2% 22.0%
Favor 21.1% 32.6% 41.8% 39.2% 29.0% 35.9%
Oppose 22.5% 22.3% 14.5% 7.6% 15.0% 16.8%
Strongly oppose 40.5% 27.1% 14.6% 12.2% 16.4% 20.6%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 5.9% 5.2% 4.3% 4.9% 3.4% 4.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1908