July 2003 Values Update Survey

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AGREE2E

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

[ASK ONLY IF FORM= 2 '2']Now I am going to read you another series of statements on some different topics. For each statement, please tell me if you completely agree with it, mostly agree with it, mostly DISagree with it or completely disagree with it. : School boards ought to have the right to fire teachers who are known homosexuals
  1) Completely agree
  2) Mostly agree
  3) Mostly disagree
  4) Completely disagree
  9) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Completely agree 21.2% 21.2%
Mostly agree 11.7% 32.9%
Mostly disagree 25% 57.9%
Completely disagree 37.4% 95.3%
Don't know/Refused 4.7% 100%
Total N = 1244

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65+ TOTAL
Completely agree 15.9% 20.4% 17.3% 21.1% 24.1% 29.0% 21.1%
Mostly agree 11.9% 9.4% 9.7% 9.0% 14.6% 18.0% 11.7%
Mostly disagree 21.5% 21.1% 27.3% 28.2% 26.2% 24.8% 25.1%
Completely disagree 47.2% 48.4% 43.1% 37.5% 30.3% 15.0% 37.4%
Don't know/Refused 3.5% 0.6% 2.6% 4.2% 4.9% 13.2% 4.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1233


Education (I-EDUC)

Less than High School High school graduate (Grade 12 or GED certificate) Business, Technical, or vocational school AFTER high school or some college, no 4-year degree College graduate (B.S., B.A., or other 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
Completely agree 36.9% 28.0% 16.3% 10.4% 10.2% 21.2%
Mostly agree 9.4% 13.1% 12.9% 10.4% 9.4% 11.7%
Mostly disagree 23.7% 23.3% 29.1% 22.3% 23.5% 24.9%
Completely disagree 23.2% 30.1% 36.7% 54.1% 55.2% 37.4%
Don't know/Refused 6.8% 5.5% 5.1% 2.7% 1.7% 4.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1243


Marital status (I-MARITAL)

Married Divorced or separated Widowed Never been married TOTAL
Completely agree 21.9% 25.4% 33.5% 12.3% 21.2%
Mostly agree 11.6% 8.9% 15.7% 12.1% 11.7%
Mostly disagree 29.0% 21.9% 12.9% 22.7% 25.0%
Completely disagree 33.2% 40.0% 24.2% 50.1% 37.4%
Don't know/Refused 4.3% 3.9% 13.6% 2.8% 4.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1241


Race (I-RACE)

White/White Hispanic Black/Black Hispanic Other or mixed race TOTAL
Completely agree 19.8% 30.9% 16.5% 20.9%
Mostly agree 11.9% 12.2% 11.7% 11.9%
Mostly disagree 25.3% 25.2% 24.0% 25.2%
Completely disagree 38.5% 27.5% 41.7% 37.4%
Don't know/Refused 4.6% 4.2% 6.0% 4.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1226


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Completely agree 23.8% 18.8% 21.2%
Mostly agree 15.6% 8.1% 11.7%
Mostly disagree 26.6% 23.5% 25.0%
Completely disagree 31.1% 43.2% 37.4%
Don't know/Refused 3.0% 6.3% 4.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
1244



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