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Measures views about same-sex marriage 

Below are 89 questions from surveys in the ARDA that attempt to measure this concept. The ARDA staff further categorized these questions into 8 types:

[ Biggest Influence? | Civil Unions | Important Issue? | Push Agenda? | Religious Teachings? | Support Amendment? | Support Gay Marriage? | Why Oppose? ]

Mouse over a survey name to see further details on a survey. Click on "More" to see the response frequencies for a question, or click here to view all frequency tables.



Category 1:Biggest Influence?
 

What has had the biggest influence on respondents' views toward gay marriage?

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INF_HOMO from Religion and Politics Survey, 1996

INFGYMRY from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2001

INFTHNK3 from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2010


Category 2:Civil Unions
 

Should civil unions be available to gay couples?

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GAYUNION from Baylor Religion Survey, Wave II (2007)

GAYMAR from ABC News/Washington Post Poll: Springtime Politics, 2005

GAYMARR1 from ABC News Church Abuse, 2004

CVLUNION from America's Evangelicals

GAYLEG from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2006

ALLOWGAY from News Interest Index / Religion Overflow, July 2005

LGLGL_A from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2009

GAYRGHTS from News Interest Index, March 2004

GAYMAR2 from News Interest Index, October 2003

CIVILUNI from Middletown Area Study, 2004

GAYRIGHT from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2004


Category 3:Important Issue?
 

In this question respondents report whether they believe gay marriage is an important social issue.

Some questions fit within the "Important Issue?" subcategory but varied in a notable way. ARDA staff identified 1 such variant.

[ Follow Issue? ]

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IMPSOCIS from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2007

IMPTISS from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2005

IRAQ from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2008

PEWGAYM3 from America's Evangelicals

GAYMARR from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2010

SSMARR from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2010

GAYSSMAR from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2010

ISSGAY from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2004


Variant:Follow Issue? (Important Issue? variant)
 

Does the respondent follow stories on gay marriage closely?

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F_GAYMAR from News Interest Index, March 2004


Category 4:Push Agenda?
 

Respondents answer how hard supporters of gay marriage should push their agenda.

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MARPUSH from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2006

MARPUSHC from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2006

GAYMAR_A from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2009


Category 5:Religious Teachings?
 

How important are the Bible or church teachings on gay marriage to respondents?

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NOHOMMAR from Gallup Poll of Catholics, 2005

GDCTH_15 from Survey of Chicago Catholics, 2007

RELRSNL from Southern Focus Poll, Non-South Survey, Fall 1999

LRELONLY from Southern Focus Poll, Non-South Survey, Fall 1999

RELRSNNL from Southern Focus Poll, Non-South Survey, Fall 1999

NRELONLY from Southern Focus Poll, Non-South Survey, Fall 1999

RELRSNL from Southern Focus Poll, South Survey, Fall 1999

LRELONLY from Southern Focus Poll, South Survey, Fall 1999

RELRSNNL from Southern Focus Poll, South Survey, Fall 1999

NRELONLY from Southern Focus Poll, South Survey, Fall 1999


Category 6:Support Amendment?
 

In this question respondents share whether they support an amendment that outlaws gay marriage and in some questions answer why.

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GAYAMEND from ABC News/Washington Post Poll: Springtime Politics, 2005

GAYMARR3 from ABC News Church Abuse, 2004

PEWGAYM2 from America's Evangelicals

GAYCONST from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2006

AMGAYMAR from News Interest Index / Religion Overflow, July 2005

GAYMAR2 from News Interest Index, March 2004

GAYMAR3 from News Interest Index, March 2004

GAYMAR3B from News Interest Index, March 2004

GAYMAR3C from News Interest Index, March 2004

CNSTAMND from News Interest Index, October 2003

JGMAR from Faith and Family in America, 2005

BANMARR from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2004

DEFMARR from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2004


Category 7:Support Gay Marriage?
 

Should gay marriage be legal?

Some questions fit within the "Support Gay Marriage?" subcategory but varied in a notable way. ARDA staff identified 1 such variant.

[ State or National Level ]

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MARHOMO from General Social Survey 2008 Cross-Section and Panel Combined

Q36F from Baylor Religion Survey, 2005

MARHOMO from General Social Survey 2010 Cross-Section and Panel Combined

GAYMARR from Baylor Religion Survey, Wave II (2007)

MARHOMO from General Social Survey, 2004

GAYMARR from American National Election Studies, 2004

MARHOMO from General Social Survey, 2006

GAYMARRY from Houston Area Survey, 1982-2010

HOMOMRRY from Religion and Politics Survey, 1996

GAYMARR from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2007

ISSUES5 from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2003

W11N13_A from American National Election Studies, Panel Study, 2008-2009

HLINSALL from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2008

WORSHP from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2008

V083214 from American National Election Studies, Time Series Study, 2008

MARHOMO from General Social Survey, 1988

GAYMARR2 from ABC News Church Abuse, 2004

GAYMARR4 from ABC News Church Abuse, 2004

H2MARRY from Politics of Character Survey, 2000

H2MARRY from State of Disunion Survey, 1996

FAVGYMRY from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2001

PEWGAYM1 from America's Evangelicals

ALLOWGAY from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2010

GAYMAR from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2006

GAYMAR_C from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2006

GAYMARR from News Interest Index / Religion Overflow, July 2005

QN11_C from Changing Faiths: Latinos and the Transformation of American Religion

THREEWAY from Religion and America's Role in the World

MARGL_A from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2009

GAYMAR1 from News Interest Index, March 2004

GAYMAR1 from News Interest Index, October 2003

HOMOLAW from Southern Focus Poll, Non-South Survey, Fall 1999

GAYMARR from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2004

GAYMARR from December 2006 Values Update Survey

HOMOLAW from Southern Focus Poll, South Survey, Fall 1999


Variant:State or National Level (Support Gay Marriage? variant)
 

Respondents decide if gay marriage should be decided at the national level or state level.

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STANAT from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2006


Category 8:Why Oppose?
 

Respondents indicate why they oppose gay marriage.

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G_FAMILY from News Interest Index, October 2003

G_RELIG from News Interest Index, October 2003

WHYOBJEC from News Interest Index, October 2003

WHYOBJ_2 from News Interest Index, October 2003



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