U.S. Religious Landscape Survey - Alaska and Hawaii Dataset

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Q5B

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

Now I'm going to read you a few pairs of statements. For each pair, tell me whether the FIRST statement or the SECOND statement comes closer to your own views -- even if neither is exactly right.
  1) Homosexuality is a way of life that should be accepted by society
  2) Homosexuality is a way of life that should be discouraged by society
  3) Neither/Both equally (Vol.)
  9) Don't know/Refused (Vol.)

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Homosexuality is a way of life that should be accepted by society 53.6% 53.6%
Homosexuality is a way of life that should be discouraged by society 39.2% 92.8%
Neither/Both equally (Vol.) 3.9% 96.7%
Don't know/Refused (Vol.) 3.4% 100.1%
Total N = 401

Variable Comparisons

Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Homosexuality is a way of life that should be accepted by society 48.3% 58.6% 53.5%
Homosexuality is a way of life that should be discouraged by society 45.9% 32.5% 39.2%
Neither/Both equally (Vol.) 2.7% 5.0% 3.9%
Don't know/Refused (Vol.) 3.2% 3.8% 3.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
401


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent TOTAL
Homosexuality is a way of life that should be accepted by society 41.9% 61.0% 59.9% 55.7%
Homosexuality is a way of life that should be discouraged by society 53.4% 33.5% 29.3% 36.9%
Neither/Both equally (Vol.) 2.6% 2.6% 6.6% 4.1%
Don't know/Refused (Vol.) 2.1% 3.0% 4.2% 3.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
363



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