News Interest Index / Religion Overflow, July 2005

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GAYMARR

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

Do you strongly favor, favor, oppose, or strongly oppose allowing gays and lesbians to marry legally?
  1) Strongly favor
  2) Favor
  3) Oppose
  4) Strongly oppose
  9) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Strongly favor 13.2% 13.2%
Favor 22.9% 36.1%
Oppose 22.3% 58.4%
Strongly oppose 30.4% 88.8%
Don't know/Refused 11.1% 99.9%
Total N = 1502

Variable Comparisons

Worship attendance (I-ATTEND)

Once a week or more Once or twice a month A few times a year Seldom Never TOTAL
Strongly favor 6.3% 13.0% 15.4% 22.1% 21.7% 13.2%
Favor 12.4% 25.2% 28.1% 32.3% 37.6% 23.1%
Oppose 24.7% 24.1% 23.4% 19.2% 15.6% 22.5%
Strongly oppose 48.1% 23.8% 21.5% 14.2% 15.6% 30.7%
Don't know/Refused 8.5% 13.9% 11.6% 12.2% 9.5% 10.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1476


Education (I-EDUC)

Some high school or high school graduate (Grade 12 or GED certificate) Technical school, some college 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 10.8% 12.0% 16.9% 21.5% 13.3%
Favor 19.3% 23.9% 26.4% 30.2% 23.0%
Oppose 25.7% 19.6% 20.7% 16.8% 22.2%
Strongly oppose 33.0% 32.8% 24.5% 23.2% 30.5%
Don't know/Refused 11.2% 11.7% 11.5% 8.4% 11.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1485


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Strongly favor 11.7% 14.5% 13.2%
Favor 21.8% 23.9% 22.9%
Oppose 23.2% 21.5% 22.3%
Strongly oppose 33.6% 27.5% 30.4%
Don't know/Refused 9.6% 12.5% 11.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
1502


Region (I-REGION)

Northeast Midwest South West TOTAL
Strongly favor 11.1% 10.4% 10.6% 22.4% 13.2%
Favor 33.0% 21.5% 17.6% 24.3% 22.9%
Oppose 20.8% 25.0% 22.7% 20.2% 22.3%
Strongly oppose 22.5% 30.0% 37.7% 25.6% 30.4%
Don't know/Refused 12.6% 13.1% 11.4% 7.4% 11.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1502



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