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Same-sex marriage (Demographic Patterns)

Homosexual couples should have the right to marry one another. Results weighted by WTCOMB (General Social Survey 2014 Cross-Section and Panel Combined)


Same-sex marriage by Age


18-2930-4445-5960-7475 or olderMissingTOTAL
Strongly agree48.9%
221
34.6%
237
26.9%
192
24.6%
128
15.0%
24

3
31.7%
802
Agree23.9%
108
29.7%
203
24.8%
177
25.5%
133
19.4%
31

4
25.8%
652
Neither agree nor disagree9.3%
42
11.4%
78
10.5%
75
10.7%
56
11.9%
19

2
10.7%
270
Disagree7.5%
34
9.6%
66
13.6%
97
16.3%
85
19.4%
31

0
12.4%
313
Strongly disagree10.2%
46
12.7%
87
23.3%
166
21.1%
110
32.5%
52

4
18.2%
461
Can't choose0.0%
0
1.0%
7
0.6%
4
0.6%
3
1.9%
3

0
0.7%
17
No answer0.2%
1
0.9%
6
0.3%
2
1.2%
6
0.0%
0

1
0.6%
15
Missing23134736523310901285
TOTAL 100.0%
452
100.0%
684
100.0%
713
100.0%
521
100.0%
160

14

2530



Same-sex marriage by Worship attendance


Less than once a yearOnce a yearSeveral times a yearOnce to three times a monthNearly every weekEvery week or moreMissingTOTAL
Strongly agree45.2%
370
42.7%
148
33.8%
91
25.7%
97
13.3%
15
13.7%
83

0
31.8%
804
Agree25.8%
211
30.0%
104
35.3%
95
32.1%
121
20.4%
23
16.5%
100

5
25.8%
654
Neither agree nor disagree10.6%
87
7.2%
25
9.7%
26
10.6%
40
14.2%
16
12.5%
76

2
10.7%
270
Disagree8.3%
68
8.9%
31
11.5%
31
11.1%
42
18.6%
21
19.6%
119

1
12.3%
312
Strongly disagree9.2%
75
10.7%
37
9.3%
25
19.4%
73
31.0%
35
35.7%
217

2
18.3%
462
Can't choose0.5%
4
0.3%
1
0.4%
1
0.0%
0
1.8%
2
1.3%
8

1
0.6%
16
No answer0.4%
3
0.3%
1
0.0%
0
1.1%
4
0.9%
1
0.7%
4

3
0.5%
13
Missing4521461371765633101298
TOTAL 100.0%
818
100.0%
347
100.0%
269
100.0%
377
100.0%
113
100.0%
607

14

2531



Same-sex marriage by Political ideology


Extremely liberal or liberalSlightly liberalModerateSlightly conservativeConservative or extremely conservativeMissingTOTAL
Strongly agree66.0%
268
44.0%
124
29.8%
282
19.5%
69
8.8%
42

19
31.8%
785
Agree17.7%
72
31.2%
88
30.3%
287
30.8%
109
18.2%
87

14
26.1%
643
Neither agree nor disagree4.7%
19
8.9%
25
11.8%
112
16.4%
58
9.2%
44

13
10.5%
258
Disagree4.4%
18
6.4%
18
11.3%
107
14.7%
52
22.6%
108

10
12.3%
303
Strongly disagree6.2%
25
9.6%
27
15.5%
147
18.1%
64
39.4%
188

13
18.3%
451
Can't choose0.2%
1
0.0%
0
0.2%
2
0.6%
2
1.0%
5

7
0.4%
10
No answer0.7%
3
0.0%
0
1.0%
9
0.0%
0
0.6%
3

1
0.6%
15
Missing18514752716723501261
TOTAL 100.0%
406
100.0%
282
100.0%
946
100.0%
354
100.0%
477

77

2465



Same-sex marriage by Race


WhiteBlackOtherTOTAL
Strongly agree33.7%
640
22.3%
84
29.7%
80
31.6%
804
Agree25.3%
480
24.9%
94
30.9%
83
25.8%
657
Neither agree nor disagree10.8%
204
10.1%
38
11.2%
30
10.7%
272
Disagree11.6%
221
16.4%
62
11.2%
30
12.3%
313
Strongly disagree17.6%
334
24.7%
93
14.1%
38
18.3%
465
Can't choose0.6%
11
0.3%
1
1.5%
4
0.6%
16
No answer0.4%
7
1.3%
5
1.5%
4
0.6%
16
Missing9691851441298
TOTAL 100.0%
1897
100.0%
377
100.0%
269

2543



Same-sex marriage by Religion


ProtestantCatholicJewishNoneOtherMissingTOTAL
Strongly agree19.5%
214
32.7%
199
61.7%
29
54.3%
295
28.6%
66

2
31.7%
803
Agree24.7%
272
28.6%
174
17.0%
8
22.1%
120
33.3%
77

6
25.7%
651
Neither agree nor disagree9.6%
106
14.1%
86
6.4%
3
9.2%
50
10.8%
25

1
10.7%
270
Disagree16.3%
179
13.1%
80
2.1%
1
5.7%
31
10.0%
23

0
12.4%
314
Strongly disagree28.8%
317
10.0%
61
10.6%
5
7.6%
41
16.5%
38

2
18.3%
462
Can't choose0.5%
5
1.0%
6
0.0%
0
0.6%
3
0.4%
1

1
0.6%
15
No answer0.6%
7
0.5%
3
2.1%
1
0.6%
3
0.4%
1

1
0.6%
15
Missing5733211726311401288
TOTAL 100.0%
1100
100.0%
609
100.0%
47
100.0%
543
100.0%
231

13

2530



Same-sex marriage by Sex


MaleFemaleTOTAL
Strongly agree28.3%
333
34.5%
472
31.6%
805
Agree26.8%
316
24.9%
341
25.8%
657
Neither agree nor disagree10.3%
121
11.0%
151
10.7%
272
Disagree13.5%
159
11.3%
154
12.3%
313
Strongly disagree20.6%
243
16.2%
222
18.3%
465
Can't choose0.2%
2
1.1%
15
0.7%
17
No answer0.3%
4
1.0%
13
0.7%
17
Missing5877111298
TOTAL 100.0%
1178
100.0%
1368

2546



Notes

The General Social Surveys (GSS) have been conducted by the National Opinion Research Center (NORC) annually since 1972, except for the years 1979, 1981, and 1992 (a supplement was added in 1992), and biennially beginning in 1994. The GSS are designed to be part of a program of social indicator research, replicating questionnaire items and wording in order to facilitate time-trend studies. This data file has all cases and variables asked on the 2014 GSS. There are a total of 3,842 cases in the data set but their initial sampling years vary because the GSS now contains panel cases. Sampling years can be identified with the variable SAMPTYPE.




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