News Interest Index / Religion Overflow, July 2005

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ALLOWGAY

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

Do you strongly favor, favor, oppose, or strongly oppose allowing gay and lesbian couples to enter into legal agreements with each other that would give them many of the same rights as married couples?
  1) Strongly favor
  2) Favor
  3) Oppose
  4) Strongly oppose
  9) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Strongly favor 22.3% 22.3%
Favor 30.6% 52.9%
Oppose 16% 68.9%
Strongly oppose 23.6% 92.5%
Don't know/Refused 7.4% 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 13.8% 18.6% 24.7% 32.7% 38.5% 22.2%
Favor 20.8% 40.2% 36.5% 36.7% 35.8% 30.7%
Oppose 19.6% 15.8% 15.5% 11.5% 12.5% 16.2%
Strongly oppose 38.5% 17.2% 14.6% 12.7% 10.5% 23.8%
Don't know/Refused 7.3% 8.3% 8.6% 6.5% 2.7% 7.0%
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 18.2% 19.3% 28.4% 39.1% 22.5%
Favor 24.8% 33.8% 37.8% 33.8% 30.5%
Oppose 19.2% 18.3% 8.9% 8.0% 16.0%
Strongly oppose 29.7% 21.1% 18.1% 13.7% 23.6%
Don't know/Refused 8.1% 7.4% 6.8% 5.4% 7.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1485


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Strongly favor 19.3% 25.0% 22.3%
Favor 30.4% 30.7% 30.6%
Oppose 15.8% 16.2% 16.0%
Strongly oppose 26.8% 20.7% 23.6%
Don't know/Refused 7.7% 7.3% 7.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
1502


Region (I-REGION)

Northeast Midwest South West TOTAL
Strongly favor 21.7% 17.0% 18.4% 34.9% 22.3%
Favor 39.2% 32.2% 24.8% 31.2% 30.6%
Oppose 13.4% 18.8% 17.8% 12.3% 16.0%
Strongly oppose 18.6% 23.9% 29.9% 17.0% 23.6%
Don't know/Refused 7.0% 8.2% 9.0% 4.6% 7.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1502



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