Religion and Public Life Survey, 2008

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GAYMARR

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

In making your decision about who to vote for this fall, will the issue of gay marriage be very important, somewhat important, not too important, or not at all important? (Q22D)
  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 26.9% 26.9%
Somewhat important 20% 46.9%
Not too important 18% 64.9%
Not at all important 32.4% 97.3%
Don't know/Refused 2.7% 100%
Total N = 2905

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-29 30-44 45-59 60-74 75+ TOTAL
Very important 28.9% 23.4% 25.9% 30.4% 30.0% 26.9%
Somewhat important 22.0% 23.0% 19.2% 14.5% 18.7% 20.0%
Not too important 18.3% 18.2% 19.5% 16.1% 15.3% 18.0%
Not at all important 28.8% 34.1% 33.3% 34.4% 29.1% 32.5%
Don't know/Refused 2.0% 1.2% 2.0% 4.6% 6.9% 2.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
2851


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 50.3% 29.2% 18.8% 19.2% 21.8% 22.9% 26.7%
Somewhat important 12.4% 22.1% 24.1% 18.6% 23.2% 17.5% 20.2%
Not too important 10.1% 17.1% 20.3% 21.8% 20.4% 18.2% 18.2%
Not at all important 24.6% 28.2% 34.7% 39.0% 32.3% 39.4% 32.5%
Don't know/Refused 2.6% 3.4% 2.1% 1.3% 2.3% 2.0% 2.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
2873


Education (I-EDUC)

Less than high school diploma High school graduate (grade 12 or GED certificate) Business, technical or vocational school AFTER high school or some college (no four-year degree) College graduate (B.S., B.A., or other four-year degree) Post-graduate training or professional schooling after college TOTAL
Very important 27.4% 28.5% 32.9% 20.2% 17.3% 26.8%
Somewhat important 15.0% 19.6% 21.2% 20.9% 24.3% 20.0%
Not too important 17.1% 16.9% 15.9% 21.3% 22.9% 18.0%
Not at all important 35.0% 31.9% 27.6% 36.8% 35.2% 32.5%
Don't know/Refused 5.5% 3.2% 2.4% 0.9% 0.3% 2.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
2869


Household income (I-INCOME)

Less than $20,000 $20,000 to under $30,000 $30,000 to under $50,000 $50,000 to under $75,000 $75,000 to under $100,000 $100,000 or more TOTAL
Very important 26.4% 32.2% 31.6% 26.9% 22.4% 20.8% 26.9%
Somewhat important 16.9% 16.4% 19.5% 21.2% 27.9% 20.1% 19.9%
Not too important 17.3% 17.9% 16.1% 20.3% 18.2% 19.4% 18.1%
Not at all important 34.4% 31.9% 30.2% 30.5% 30.5% 38.3% 32.7%
Don't know/Refused 4.9% 1.5% 2.6% 1.1% 1.0% 1.4% 2.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
2554


Political ideology (I-POLITICS)

Very conservative Conservative Moderate Liberal or very liberal TOTAL
Very important 46.1% 27.9% 15.2% 25.2% 26.7%
Somewhat important 14.0% 20.4% 21.4% 21.7% 19.9%
Not too important 11.1% 16.5% 23.8% 16.9% 17.8%
Not at all important 26.7% 32.5% 37.3% 34.5% 33.4%
Don't know/Refused 2.1% 2.6% 2.4% 1.7% 2.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1411


Religion (I-RELIGION)

Protestant Roman Catholic Other or Jewish None TOTAL
Very important 30.9% 19.8% 32.4% 19.9% 26.8%
Somewhat important 17.7% 23.4% 18.9% 23.0% 20.1%
Not too important 16.8% 19.8% 16.3% 20.9% 18.1%
Not at all important 31.4% 34.7% 30.9% 33.8% 32.5%
Don't know/Refused 3.2% 2.2% 1.5% 2.4% 2.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
2821


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Very important 25.3% 28.3% 26.8%
Somewhat important 17.9% 22.1% 20.0%
Not too important 18.0% 18.1% 18.0%
Not at all important 36.2% 28.9% 32.4%
Don't know/Refused 2.6% 2.7% 2.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
2905



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