Religion and Public Life Survey, 2004

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ISSGAY

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

In making your decision about who to vote for, will the issue of gay marriage be very important, somewhat important, or not too important, or not at all important? How important will the issue of gay marriage be?
  1) Very important
  2) Somewhat important
  3) Not too important
  4) Not at all important
  9) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Very important 32.9% 32.9%
Somewhat important 18.4% 51.3%
Not too important 14.3% 65.6%
Not at all important 31.7% 97.3%
Don't know/Refused 2.7% 100%
Total N = 1512

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65 or older TOTAL
Very important 37.9% 30.2% 32.9% 30.2% 32.3% 34.1% 32.6%
Somewhat important 13.2% 18.7% 20.8% 19.9% 20.0% 16.2% 18.5%
Not too important 22.0% 18.4% 12.5% 13.6% 10.9% 11.1% 14.5%
Not at all important 25.7% 31.2% 31.3% 34.4% 35.1% 31.3% 31.7%
Don't know/Refused 1.2% 1.5% 2.5% 1.9% 1.6% 7.3% 2.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1492


Worship attendance (I-ATTEND)

More than once a week Once a week Once or twice a month A few times a year Seldom Never TOTAL
Very important 58.5% 42.1% 24.4% 18.8% 22.7% 32.7% 33.0%
Somewhat important 14.3% 17.2% 19.7% 20.9% 21.2% 17.3% 18.5%
Not too important 5.6% 13.3% 18.4% 16.1% 19.6% 11.7% 14.3%
Not at all important 19.6% 25.7% 36.1% 41.6% 34.1% 33.0% 31.7%
Don't know/Refused 2.0% 1.7% 1.4% 2.7% 2.4% 5.3% 2.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1495


Education (I-EDUC)

Less than high school Graduated high school Some college College degree or more education TOTAL
Very important 31.7% 35.7% 36.1% 26.4% 32.8%
Somewhat important 15.3% 16.5% 18.9% 22.3% 18.4%
Not too important 6.8% 13.9% 15.1% 18.3% 14.4%
Not at all important 42.1% 31.1% 26.5% 31.9% 31.6%
Don't know/Refused 4.1% 2.9% 3.4% 1.0% 2.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1508


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Very important 33.0% 32.8% 32.9%
Somewhat important 15.7% 20.9% 18.4%
Not too important 14.5% 14.2% 14.4%
Not at all important 34.1% 29.4% 31.6%
Don't know/Refused 2.7% 2.7% 2.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
1512


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent TOTAL
Very important 46.9% 25.8% 26.8% 33.2%
Somewhat important 15.0% 21.8% 18.4% 18.5%
Not too important 11.5% 16.0% 15.9% 14.4%
Not at all important 24.0% 34.4% 36.7% 31.6%
Don't know/Refused 2.7% 2.1% 2.3% 2.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1418


Race (I-RACE)

White, not Hispanic Black, not Hispanic Hispanic or other TOTAL
Very important 34.5% 29.1% 28.0% 32.9%
Somewhat important 18.5% 13.2% 21.8% 18.4%
Not too important 14.0% 15.1% 15.6% 14.4%
Not at all important 30.0% 38.7% 33.7% 31.5%
Don't know/Refused 2.9% 3.9% 1.0% 2.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1494



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