Religion and Public Life Survey, 2010

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ALLOWGAY

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

All in all do you strongly favor, favor, oppose, or strongly oppose allowing gays and lesbians to marry legally?
  1) Strongly favor
  2) Favor
  3) Oppose
  4) Strongly oppose
  9) Don't know/Refused (Vol.)

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Strongly favor 17.4% 17.4%
Favor 24% 41.4%
Oppose 24% 65.4%
Strongly oppose 24.3% 89.7%
Don't know/Refused (Vol.) 10.3% 100%
Total N = 3003

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
Strongly favor 22.6% 28.1% 19.1% 11.8% 16.1% 10.0% 17.6%
Favor 29.1% 24.0% 28.4% 24.5% 22.2% 16.7% 24.0%
Oppose 21.2% 17.1% 23.1% 26.0% 26.7% 28.9% 24.0%
Strongly oppose 21.3% 19.6% 19.8% 26.7% 25.0% 32.1% 24.2%
Don't know/Refused (Vol.) 5.9% 11.2% 9.6% 11.0% 10.0% 12.4% 10.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
2946


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 3.9% 8.6% 14.7% 23.7% 26.5% 34.4% 17.5%
Favor 9.8% 21.0% 28.3% 29.6% 29.6% 24.7% 24.0%
Oppose 26.5% 29.4% 29.7% 23.1% 19.1% 11.3% 24.2%
Strongly oppose 53.1% 32.5% 18.2% 13.0% 11.6% 15.8% 24.3%
Don't know/Refused (Vol.) 6.8% 8.5% 9.1% 10.6% 13.1% 13.8% 10.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
2960


Race (I-RACE)

White, non-Hispanic Black, non-Hispanic Hispanic Other TOTAL
Strongly favor 19.5% 8.5% 13.6% 19.3% 17.5%
Favor 24.8% 18.6% 24.3% 25.4% 24.0%
Oppose 22.5% 30.0% 29.2% 19.6% 24.0%
Strongly oppose 23.4% 31.8% 21.5% 25.7% 24.3%
Don't know/Refused (Vol.) 9.8% 11.2% 11.5% 10.1% 10.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
2973


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
Strongly favor 8.0% 10.3% 21.0% 23.0% 30.7% 17.5%
Favor 16.5% 23.5% 23.9% 27.8% 27.8% 24.0%
Oppose 35.5% 26.2% 20.5% 20.8% 18.8% 24.0%
Strongly oppose 29.8% 27.6% 24.6% 19.9% 14.5% 24.2%
Don't know/Refused (Vol.) 10.3% 12.4% 9.9% 8.5% 8.2% 10.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
2986


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Strongly favor 14.0% 20.6% 17.4%
Favor 21.6% 26.2% 24.0%
Oppose 27.5% 20.8% 24.0%
Strongly oppose 25.7% 23.0% 24.3%
Don't know/Refused (Vol.) 11.2% 9.5% 10.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
3003


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
Strongly favor 11.4% 16.0% 29.2% 53.5% 23.5% 12.1% 17.4%
Favor 20.3% 29.6% 28.1% 25.0% 30.7% 14.2% 24.0%
Oppose 26.3% 26.3% 19.0% 8.0% 18.5% 26.2% 23.9%
Strongly oppose 32.5% 16.2% 18.3% 7.2% 15.8% 35.7% 24.6%
Don't know/Refused (Vol.) 9.5% 12.0% 5.4% 6.4% 11.5% 11.9% 10.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
2937


Political ideology (I-POLITICS)

Very conservative Conservative Moderate Liberal Very liberal TOTAL
Strongly favor 4.7% 6.3% 16.7% 40.2% 46.9% 17.8%
Favor 7.2% 16.9% 33.1% 28.6% 21.1% 24.4%
Oppose 23.3% 32.7% 21.4% 13.9% 15.1% 23.8%
Strongly oppose 58.9% 34.7% 17.2% 9.4% 12.2% 24.5%
Don't know/Refused (Vol.) 5.8% 9.4% 11.6% 7.9% 4.6% 9.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
2839



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