Religion and Public Life Survey, 2009

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DGL_A

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

Is there a lot of discrimination against gays and lesbians, or not? [Form 1 only] (Q170G)
  1) Yes, a lot of discrimination
  2) No, not a lot of discrimination
  9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.)

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Yes, a lot of discrimination 63.7% 63.7%
No, not a lot of discrimination 29.9% 93.6%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 6.4% 100%
Total N = 1011

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18 to 24 25 to 34 35 to 44 45 to 54 55 to 64 65 or older TOTAL
Yes, a lot of discrimination 83.6% 63.9% 68.1% 58.2% 59.1% 54.5% 63.9%
No, not a lot of discrimination 14.2% 30.6% 28.4% 36.3% 31.4% 35.6% 30.1%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 2.2% 5.5% 3.5% 5.5% 9.5% 10.0% 6.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
998


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
Yes, a lot of discrimination 73.6% 50.5% 66.2% 64.0% 69.1% 61.5% 65.0%
No, not a lot of discrimination 19.4% 40.9% 29.6% 35.4% 28.9% 32.8% 30.1%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 7.1% 8.6% 4.2% 0.6% 2.0% 5.8% 4.9%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
824


Marital status (I-MARITAL)

Married Living with a partner Divorced or separated Widowed Never been married TOTAL
Yes, a lot of discrimination 60.4% 80.3% 56.5% 51.4% 73.7% 63.8%
No, not a lot of discrimination 35.0% 12.2% 33.5% 28.8% 22.8% 30.0%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 4.6% 7.5% 10.0% 19.8% 3.5% 6.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1006


Religion (I-RELIGION)

Protestant Roman Catholic Other Christian (Mormon, Orthodox, Unitarian, self-identified as Christian) Other religion Atheist, agnostic, nothing in particular TOTAL
Yes, a lot of discrimination 65.1% 60.0% 62.4% 57.1% 68.9% 63.9%
No, not a lot of discrimination 25.7% 36.4% 31.1% 41.3% 26.6% 29.7%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 9.2% 3.6% 6.4% 1.6% 4.5% 6.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
995


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
Yes, a lot of discrimination 60.6% 60.2% 70.0% 63.5% 64.1% 63.8%
No, not a lot of discrimination 26.8% 33.8% 26.3% 30.4% 31.0% 30.0%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 12.7% 6.0% 3.6% 6.1% 4.9% 6.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1007


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Yes, a lot of discrimination 59.5% 67.7% 63.7%
No, not a lot of discrimination 34.8% 25.4% 29.9%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 5.8% 7.0% 6.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
1011


Political ideology (I-POLITICS)

Very conservative Conservative Moderate Liberal Very liberal TOTAL
Yes, a lot of discrimination 47.7% 57.7% 66.6% 79.0% 80.6% 64.7%
No, not a lot of discrimination 45.3% 33.9% 30.9% 16.8% 18.0% 30.1%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 7.0% 8.4% 2.5% 4.2% 1.4% 5.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
959