Religion and Public Life Survey, 2004

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(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 15.4% 15.4%
Favor 33.2% 48.6%
Oppose 20.6% 69.2%
Strongly oppose 23.6% 92.8%
Don't know/Refused 7.2% 100%
Total N = 1512

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65 or older TOTAL
Strongly favor 22.8% 17.7% 15.3% 17.2% 15.6% 6.0% 15.5%
Favor 29.9% 33.7% 33.4% 38.5% 32.3% 29.7% 33.3%
Oppose 20.1% 19.8% 23.5% 14.0% 18.1% 27.9% 20.6%
Strongly oppose 20.1% 23.7% 20.9% 23.6% 25.3% 27.6% 23.5%
Don't know/Refused 7.1% 5.2% 6.8% 6.7% 8.6% 8.8% 7.1%
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 6.0% 10.4% 18.8% 14.8% 22.2% 26.1% 15.5%
Favor 15.2% 26.7% 30.9% 43.6% 42.4% 40.8% 33.1%
Oppose 24.6% 26.4% 19.2% 19.3% 14.1% 15.7% 20.6%
Strongly oppose 43.6% 32.0% 20.0% 16.9% 14.5% 10.9% 23.7%
Don't know/Refused 10.5% 4.5% 11.0% 5.2% 6.7% 6.4% 7.0%
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 5.0% 13.0% 18.4% 21.4% 15.5%
Favor 27.6% 32.0% 27.7% 42.5% 33.2%
Oppose 26.3% 23.7% 19.1% 14.8% 20.6%
Strongly oppose 32.9% 22.9% 26.9% 16.8% 23.5%
Don't know/Refused 8.2% 8.4% 7.9% 4.4% 7.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1508


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Strongly favor 12.3% 18.3% 15.4%
Favor 34.8% 31.8% 33.2%
Oppose 20.2% 21.0% 20.6%
Strongly oppose 25.9% 21.5% 23.6%
Don't know/Refused 6.8% 7.5% 7.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
1512


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent TOTAL
Strongly favor 8.5% 19.4% 19.9% 15.9%
Favor 29.9% 36.8% 33.7% 33.6%
Oppose 23.2% 18.4% 19.2% 20.2%
Strongly oppose 32.9% 17.8% 20.0% 23.5%
Don't know/Refused 5.5% 7.6% 7.2% 6.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1418


Race (I-RACE)

White, not Hispanic Black, not Hispanic Hispanic or other TOTAL
Strongly favor 15.9% 9.2% 16.5% 15.3%
Favor 34.4% 22.7% 34.6% 33.2%
Oppose 19.6% 30.5% 19.6% 20.8%
Strongly oppose 24.1% 22.1% 23.3% 23.7%
Don't know/Refused 6.1% 15.4% 5.8% 7.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1494



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