Religion and Public Life Survey, 2004

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GAYMARR

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

On another subject… 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 8.5% 8.5%
Favor 21% 29.5%
Oppose 24.9% 54.4%
Strongly oppose 34.8% 89.2%
Don't know/Refused 10.9% 100.1%
Total N = 1512

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65 or older TOTAL
Strongly favor 14.9% 10.4% 10.8% 8.3% 5.8% 1.3% 8.5%
Favor 22.5% 27.4% 22.4% 24.9% 15.4% 11.8% 21.1%
Oppose 26.2% 23.1% 20.3% 22.0% 26.8% 33.0% 24.8%
Strongly oppose 26.4% 30.8% 36.4% 33.0% 41.0% 40.4% 34.8%
Don't know/Refused 10.0% 8.2% 10.1% 11.8% 11.0% 13.5% 10.8%
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
Strongly favor 3.6% 5.1% 7.0% 6.2% 11.8% 24.3% 8.6%
Favor 5.4% 12.8% 20.3% 31.7% 30.6% 25.1% 20.8%
Oppose 24.4% 27.3% 27.9% 26.3% 20.6% 21.6% 25.1%
Strongly oppose 58.3% 47.0% 28.5% 26.3% 26.1% 17.6% 35.1%
Don't know/Refused 8.3% 7.8% 16.4% 9.6% 10.8% 11.5% 10.4%
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
Strongly favor 4.8% 6.7% 10.7% 10.7% 8.5%
Favor 15.6% 17.3% 19.2% 30.3% 20.9%
Oppose 31.8% 28.0% 22.6% 19.3% 24.9%
Strongly oppose 39.6% 35.1% 36.3% 30.4% 34.7%
Don't know/Refused 8.2% 12.9% 11.3% 9.3% 11.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1508


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Strongly favor 6.0% 10.7% 8.4%
Favor 21.2% 20.7% 21.0%
Oppose 25.3% 24.6% 24.9%
Strongly oppose 39.1% 30.7% 34.7%
Don't know/Refused 8.4% 13.3% 10.9%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
1512


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent TOTAL
Strongly favor 3.1% 11.7% 11.4% 8.7%
Favor 13.0% 26.1% 25.1% 21.4%
Oppose 25.9% 23.6% 23.7% 24.4%
Strongly oppose 51.4% 26.4% 28.1% 35.3%
Don't know/Refused 6.7% 12.3% 11.8% 10.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1418


Race (I-RACE)

White, not Hispanic Black, not Hispanic Hispanic or other TOTAL
Strongly favor 8.2% 3.4% 11.7% 8.3%
Favor 22.1% 12.1% 20.8% 20.8%
Oppose 23.0% 31.3% 31.1% 25.2%
Strongly oppose 37.2% 35.2% 24.7% 35.0%
Don't know/Refused 9.4% 18.0% 11.7% 10.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1494



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