Religion and Public Life Survey, 2004

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BANMARR

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

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? [Ask if FORM = 1.]
  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 38.5% 38.5%
Bad idea/oppose Constitutional amendment 55.3% 93.8%
Don't know/Refused 6.2% 100%
Total N = 739

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65 or older TOTAL
Good idea/favor Constitutional amendment 34.2% 39.0% 44.2% 37.0% 33.6% 38.9% 38.4%
Bad idea/oppose Constitutional amendment 59.2% 55.2% 46.9% 59.2% 64.5% 52.2% 55.4%
Don't know/Refused 6.6% 5.9% 8.8% 3.8% 1.9% 8.9% 6.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
731


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
Good idea/favor Constitutional amendment 56.4% 48.5% 37.2% 38.4% 21.3% 20.7% 38.7%
Bad idea/oppose Constitutional amendment 35.5% 44.2% 58.4% 56.7% 72.3% 73.7% 55.1%
Don't know/Refused 8.1% 7.4% 4.4% 4.9% 6.4% 5.6% 6.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
733


Education (I-EDUC)

Less than high school Graduated high school Some college College degree or more education TOTAL
Good idea/favor Constitutional amendment 51.6% 41.8% 35.2% 29.8% 38.4%
Bad idea/oppose Constitutional amendment 46.2% 49.8% 56.4% 66.9% 55.4%
Don't know/Refused 2.3% 8.4% 8.4% 3.3% 6.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
738


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Good idea/favor Constitutional amendment 42.8% 34.5% 38.5%
Bad idea/oppose Constitutional amendment 52.0% 58.3% 55.3%
Don't know/Refused 5.2% 7.2% 6.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
739


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent TOTAL
Good idea/favor Constitutional amendment 51.9% 31.1% 31.4% 38.5%
Bad idea/oppose Constitutional amendment 40.8% 66.3% 60.8% 55.7%
Don't know/Refused 7.3% 2.6% 7.8% 5.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
707


Race (I-RACE)

White, not Hispanic Black, not Hispanic Hispanic or other TOTAL
Good idea/favor Constitutional amendment 39.2% 36.8% 37.8% 38.7%
Bad idea/oppose Constitutional amendment 55.6% 48.3% 57.4% 55.1%
Don't know/Refused 5.2% 14.9% 4.8% 6.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
730



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