December 2006 Values Update Survey

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GAYMARR

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

As I read some programs and proposals that are being discussed in the country today, please tell me whether you strongly favor, favor, oppose, or strongly oppose each. Allowing gays and lesbians to marry legally.
  1) Strongly favor
  2) Favor
  3) Oppose
  4) Strongly oppose
  9) Don't know

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Strongly favor 13.3% 13.3%
Favor 24.2% 37.5%
Oppose 21.5% 59%
Strongly oppose 32.9% 91.9%
Don't know 8.2% 100.1%
Total N = 2007

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65+ TOTAL
Strongly favor 23.4% 17.1% 16.5% 9.3% 9.8% 5.7% 13.4%
Favor 40.2% 32.0% 19.6% 21.9% 22.5% 13.5% 24.3%
Oppose 13.3% 17.3% 19.5% 25.0% 20.8% 31.5% 21.5%
Strongly oppose 16.0% 26.6% 37.3% 34.6% 39.0% 39.0% 32.7%
Don't know 7.2% 7.0% 7.2% 9.3% 7.8% 10.4% 8.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1969


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Strongly favor 10.4% 16.0% 13.3%
Favor 22.0% 26.1% 24.1%
Oppose 24.3% 18.9% 21.5%
Strongly oppose 35.5% 30.5% 32.9%
Don't know 7.8% 8.5% 8.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
2007


Education (I-EDUC)

Less than high school High school graduate Some college College graduate and above TOTAL
Strongly favor 8.8% 10.4% 13.5% 19.4% 13.3%
Favor 15.1% 21.8% 29.8% 26.7% 24.1%
Oppose 24.3% 25.4% 18.3% 17.9% 21.5%
Strongly oppose 41.2% 35.0% 31.6% 26.9% 32.9%
Don't know 10.7% 7.4% 6.9% 9.1% 8.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1994


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent TOTAL
Strongly favor 6.3% 17.7% 12.8% 12.9%
Favor 14.2% 30.9% 26.3% 24.9%
Oppose 24.2% 19.5% 20.4% 21.0%
Strongly oppose 51.0% 23.9% 29.6% 33.0%
Don't know 4.3% 7.9% 10.9% 8.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1870


Race (I-RACE)

White non-Hispanic Black non-Hispanic Hispanic or other TOTAL
Strongly favor 13.8% 8.1% 14.6% 13.3%
Favor 24.6% 23.6% 23.2% 24.2%
Oppose 20.8% 25.5% 22.1% 21.6%
Strongly oppose 33.1% 32.2% 32.7% 32.9%
Don't know 7.7% 10.6% 7.3% 7.9%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1985



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