Religion and Politics Survey, 1996

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HOMOMRRY

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

Now, I am going to read you a list of some programs and proposals that are being discussed in this country today. For each one, please tell me whether you strongly favor, favor, oppose, or strongly oppose it. -- Allowing gays and lesbians to marry legally
  1) Strongly favor
  2) Favor
  3) Oppose
  4) Strongly oppose
  5) Don't know

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Strongly favor 6.2% 6.2%
Favor 21.1% 27.3%
Oppose 24.1% 51.4%
Strongly oppose 40.9% 92.3%
Don't know 7.7% 100%
Total N = 1975

Variable Comparisons

Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Strongly favor 4.8% 7.5% 6.2%
Favor 18.2% 23.7% 21.1%
Oppose 24.7% 23.5% 24.1%
Strongly oppose 44.7% 37.4% 40.9%
Don't know 7.6% 7.8% 7.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
1975


Political party (I-POLPARTY)

Republican Democrat Independent TOTAL
Strongly favor 2.5% 9.1% 6.9% 6.4%
Favor 12.2% 23.2% 25.8% 20.8%
Oppose 27.6% 23.0% 22.9% 24.3%
Strongly oppose 52.6% 34.5% 37.4% 41.0%
Don't know 5.1% 10.1% 7.0% 7.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1906


Age (I-AGE)

18 - 29 years 30 - 49 years 50 and older TOTAL
Strongly favor 8.6% 6.8% 4.2% 6.3%
Favor 33.1% 19.7% 14.2% 21.0%
Oppose 20.9% 25.1% 25.0% 24.1%
Strongly oppose 31.4% 40.6% 48.0% 40.9%
Don't know 6.0% 7.7% 8.5% 7.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1951


Marital status (I-MARITAL)

Married Divorced or separated Widowed Never been married TOTAL
Strongly favor 3.9% 7.7% 4.7% 11.2% 6.3%
Favor 17.7% 21.1% 19.3% 29.2% 21.1%
Oppose 24.1% 23.8% 30.1% 22.1% 24.1%
Strongly oppose 48.0% 35.5% 37.7% 29.2% 40.8%
Don't know 6.3% 11.9% 8.2% 8.2% 7.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1971


Education (I-EDUCATN)

Less than High school High school graduate (Grade 12 or GED certificate) Some College (no 4-year degree)/Business, technical, or vocational school AFTER high school 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
Strongly favor 2.6% 4.3% 7.5% 8.7% 12.3% 6.2%
Favor 14.2% 20.0% 23.0% 24.3% 26.6% 21.1%
Oppose 22.1% 23.3% 25.4% 26.0% 24.9% 24.2%
Strongly oppose 51.0% 46.5% 36.0% 31.6% 29.6% 40.8%
Don't know 10.1% 5.9% 8.1% 9.3% 6.5% 7.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1970


Race (I-RACE)

White Black Asian, other or mixed race TOTAL
Strongly favor 6.3% 5.0% 7.6% 6.2%
Favor 20.8% 21.1% 25.8% 21.1%
Oppose 24.3% 22.2% 25.8% 24.1%
Strongly oppose 40.9% 43.1% 35.9% 40.9%
Don't know 7.7% 8.5% 5.1% 7.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1962


Household income (I-INCOME)

Less than 20K 20K-39,999 40K-74,999 75K & over TOTAL
Strongly favor 8.3% 4.8% 6.5% 8.4% 6.5%
Favor 20.7% 20.1% 22.4% 24.9% 21.5%
Oppose 22.2% 23.9% 25.1% 26.8% 24.2%
Strongly oppose 41.4% 44.5% 38.7% 33.1% 40.7%
Don't know 7.5% 6.7% 7.4% 6.9% 7.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1767


Region (I-REGION)

East Midwest South West TOTAL
Strongly favor 7.9% 4.4% 4.8% 9.1% 6.2%
Favor 25.0% 20.4% 17.8% 23.2% 21.1%
Oppose 24.3% 25.7% 23.9% 22.3% 24.1%
Strongly oppose 35.0% 40.9% 46.2% 38.2% 40.9%
Don't know 7.8% 8.7% 7.2% 7.3% 7.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1975



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