News Interest Index / Religion Overflow, July 2005

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AMGAYMAR

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

[IF 'Oppose' to GAYMARR] to There has been a proposal to change the U.S. Constitution to ban gay marriage. Do you think amending the Constitution to ban gay marriage is a good idea, or a bad idea?
  1) Good idea/favor Constitutional amendment
  2) Bad idea/oppose Constitutional amendment
  9) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Good idea/favor Constitutional amendment 54.1% 54.1%
Bad idea/oppose Constitutional amendment 41.9% 96%
Don't know/Refused 4% 100%
Total N = 811

Variable Comparisons

Worship attendance (I-ATTEND)

Once a week or more Once or twice a month A few times a year Seldom Never TOTAL
Good idea/favor Constitutional amendment 60.8% 52.6% 50.2% 33.1% 42.4% 54.2%
Bad idea/oppose Constitutional amendment 35.8% 45.7% 46.0% 57.1% 53.3% 41.9%
Don't know/Refused 3.5% 1.7% 3.8% 9.8% 4.3% 4.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
804


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
Good idea/favor Constitutional amendment 55.3% 56.6% 51.0% 40.8% 53.8%
Bad idea/oppose Constitutional amendment 40.6% 39.7% 46.9% 51.7% 42.1%
Don't know/Refused 4.2% 3.7% 2.1% 7.5% 4.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
801


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Good idea/favor Constitutional amendment 53.0% 55.3% 54.1%
Bad idea/oppose Constitutional amendment 43.2% 40.5% 41.9%
Don't know/Refused 3.9% 4.2% 4.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
811


Region (I-REGION)

Northeast Midwest South West TOTAL
Good idea/favor Constitutional amendment 43.9% 53.9% 60.6% 48.7% 54.1%
Bad idea/oppose Constitutional amendment 50.7% 43.5% 35.7% 46.2% 41.9%
Don't know/Refused 5.4% 2.7% 3.7% 5.1% 4.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
811



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