Religion and Public Life Survey, 2010

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SSMARR

(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 same-sex 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 28.9% 28.9%
Somewhat important 18.4% 47.3%
Not too important 16.9% 64.2%
Not at all important 32% 96.2%
Don't know/Refused (Vol.) 3.7% 99.9%
Total N = 1512

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 32.9% 33.4% 23.2% 24.8% 26.4% 35.2% 29.1%
Somewhat important 19.2% 11.9% 14.8% 23.3% 21.6% 18.9% 18.4%
Not too important 15.3% 22.3% 21.1% 15.7% 16.6% 11.2% 17.1%
Not at all important 29.8% 30.6% 38.4% 32.1% 33.6% 27.2% 32.0%
Don't know/Refused (Vol.) 2.9% 1.9% 2.5% 4.0% 1.7% 7.5% 3.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1488


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 58.2% 30.3% 24.2% 19.8% 22.3% 23.4% 29.1%
Somewhat important 10.9% 20.4% 22.7% 19.2% 22.1% 12.5% 18.6%
Not too important 6.9% 15.4% 16.6% 19.2% 28.9% 14.0% 17.0%
Not at all important 20.5% 29.1% 33.2% 39.4% 25.6% 43.2% 31.7%
Don't know/Refused (Vol.) 3.6% 4.7% 3.3% 2.4% 1.1% 7.0% 3.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1493


Race (I-RACE)

White, non-Hispanic Black, non-Hispanic Hispanic Other TOTAL
Very important 30.7% 24.4% 23.1% 26.7% 28.7%
Somewhat important 20.3% 14.0% 8.5% 26.4% 18.5%
Not too important 15.9% 17.0% 22.8% 16.3% 16.9%
Not at all important 29.8% 40.8% 39.5% 26.4% 32.1%
Don't know/Refused (Vol.) 3.4% 3.8% 6.0% 4.2% 3.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1501


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 27.6% 29.4% 30.7% 30.7% 23.7% 29.0%
Somewhat important 8.5% 20.4% 17.2% 18.6% 25.2% 18.4%
Not too important 20.8% 15.1% 14.5% 17.8% 21.6% 16.9%
Not at all important 31.1% 31.0% 35.2% 32.0% 27.7% 31.9%
Don't know/Refused (Vol.) 12.0% 4.0% 2.3% 0.9% 1.7% 3.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1506


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Very important 26.4% 31.3% 28.9%
Somewhat important 17.0% 19.8% 18.4%
Not too important 17.8% 16.0% 16.9%
Not at all important 34.2% 29.9% 32.0%
Don't know/Refused (Vol.) 4.5% 3.0% 3.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
1512


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 32.4% 20.6% 35.0% 29.0% 21.9% 37.2% 28.9%
Somewhat important 18.5% 18.5% 19.2% 21.2% 15.6% 17.9% 18.3%
Not too important 15.4% 21.5% 14.6% 11.0% 18.3% 16.1% 16.9%
Not at all important 29.6% 34.5% 27.9% 38.8% 41.2% 26.8% 32.1%
Don't know/Refused (Vol.) 4.1% 4.9% 3.4% 0.0% 3.1% 2.0% 3.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1488


Political ideology (I-POLITICS)

Very conservative Conservative Moderate Liberal Very liberal TOTAL
Very important 49.1% 34.4% 20.5% 25.8% 39.9% 29.4%
Somewhat important 17.0% 18.9% 19.3% 20.4% 14.7% 18.9%
Not too important 13.3% 13.4% 22.9% 18.5% 13.6% 17.6%
Not at all important 20.2% 29.1% 34.7% 33.6% 27.3% 31.1%
Don't know/Refused (Vol.) 0.5% 4.2% 2.7% 1.8% 4.5% 3.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1439



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