Religion and Public Life Survey, 2010

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GAYMARR

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

As you think about the elections for Congress this November, how important are each of the following issues to you? Is the issue of gay marriage very important, somewhat important, not too important, or not at all important? [INTERVIEWER: PLEASE RE-READ RESPONSE OPTIONS AS NECESSARY TO REMIND RESPONDENTS OF OPTIONS]
  1) Very important
  2) Somewhat important
  3) Not too important
  4) Not at all important
  9) Don't know/ Refused (Vol.)

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Very important 27.2% 27.2%
Somewhat important 19.2% 46.4%
Not too important 16.4% 62.8%
Not at all important 34.4% 97.2%
Don't know/ Refused (Vol.) 2.9% 100.1%
Total N = 1491

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18 to 24 years old 25 to 34 years old 35 to 44 years old 45 to 54 years old 55 to 64 years old 65 years and older TOTAL
Very important 23.4% 23.2% 27.6% 25.8% 24.6% 35.7% 26.8%
Somewhat important 28.7% 16.4% 20.9% 14.5% 25.8% 13.5% 19.3%
Not too important 14.2% 20.6% 18.6% 17.3% 11.7% 16.1% 16.6%
Not at all important 29.4% 38.1% 32.8% 39.2% 33.9% 29.8% 34.3%
Don't know/ Refused (Vol.) 4.4% 1.6% 0.0% 3.1% 4.1% 4.9% 2.9%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1458


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
Very important 45.9% 31.6% 24.6% 20.3% 16.0% 27.3% 27.3%
Somewhat important 14.6% 19.9% 22.6% 19.2% 21.9% 16.8% 19.4%
Not too important 9.9% 17.8% 14.1% 16.9% 23.7% 12.5% 16.4%
Not at all important 27.0% 28.2% 37.0% 42.7% 36.1% 37.9% 34.5%
Don't know/ Refused (Vol.) 2.6% 2.4% 1.7% 1.0% 2.3% 5.5% 2.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1467


Race (I-RACE)

White, non-Hispanic Black, non-Hispanic Hispanic Other TOTAL
Very important 27.9% 22.6% 28.7% 24.4% 27.2%
Somewhat important 18.9% 23.5% 18.2% 16.8% 19.2%
Not too important 15.5% 10.8% 19.9% 28.2% 16.3%
Not at all important 34.8% 40.5% 30.1% 27.2% 34.5%
Don't know/ Refused (Vol.) 2.8% 2.5% 3.1% 3.5% 2.9%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1472


Education (I-EDUC)

Less than a high school diploma High school graduate (Grade 12 or GED certificate) Technical, trade, or vocational school after high school or some college College graduate (B.S., B.A., orother 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
Very important 26.5% 27.7% 30.6% 22.5% 26.6% 27.2%
Somewhat important 11.5% 17.0% 20.2% 24.0% 22.6% 19.1%
Not too important 15.0% 17.3% 15.3% 17.9% 15.1% 16.4%
Not at all important 43.3% 32.9% 31.6% 34.8% 35.4% 34.4%
Don't know/ Refused (Vol.) 3.7% 5.1% 2.3% 0.8% 0.4% 2.9%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1480


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Very important 22.1% 31.6% 27.1%
Somewhat important 17.1% 21.0% 19.2%
Not too important 16.9% 16.0% 16.4%
Not at all important 40.0% 29.4% 34.4%
Don't know/ Refused (Vol.) 3.9% 1.9% 2.9%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
1491


Religion (I-RELIGION)

Protestant (Baptist, Methodist, Non-denominational, Lutheran, Presbyterian, Pentecostal, Episcopalian, Reformed, Church of Christ, Jehovah's Witness, etc.) Roman Catholic (Catholic) Other Atheist or agnostic Nothing in particular Christian (Vol.) TOTAL
Very important 31.4% 23.5% 31.2% 26.2% 19.5% 27.6% 27.3%
Somewhat important 17.5% 20.8% 19.3% 23.4% 18.0% 21.3% 19.1%
Not too important 13.7% 22.3% 11.6% 10.9% 16.9% 19.5% 16.4%
Not at all important 34.6% 29.9% 36.7% 37.9% 43.6% 30.4% 34.6%
Don't know/ Refused (Vol.) 2.8% 3.5% 1.3% 1.6% 2.0% 1.2% 2.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1449


Political ideology (I-POLITICS)

Very conservative Conservative Moderate Liberal Very liberal TOTAL
Very important 55.7% 28.5% 18.7% 32.6% 30.7% 27.3%
Somewhat important 10.7% 19.2% 22.3% 19.1% 19.6% 19.9%
Not too important 8.4% 13.6% 22.6% 13.1% 11.5% 16.5%
Not at all important 22.6% 36.6% 33.9% 34.6% 30.4% 33.9%
Don't know/ Refused (Vol.) 2.6% 2.1% 2.5% 0.6% 7.8% 2.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1400



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