Religion and Politics Survey, 1996

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HOMOMRRY

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

Now, I am going to read you a list of some programs and proposals that are being discussed in this country today. For each one, please tell me whether you strongly favor, favor, oppose, or strongly oppose it. -- Allowing gays and lesbians to marry legally
  1) Strongly favor
  2) Favor
  3) Oppose
  4) Strongly oppose
  5) Don't know

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Strongly favor 6.2% 6.2%
Favor 21.1% 27.3%
Oppose 24.1% 51.4%
Strongly oppose 40.9% 92.3%
Don't know 7.7% 100.0%
Total N = 1975

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18 - 29 years 30 - 49 years 50 and older TOTAL
Strongly favor 8.6% 6.8% 4.2% 6.3%
Favor 33.1% 19.7% 14.2% 21.0%
Oppose 20.9% 25.1% 25.0% 24.1%
Strongly oppose 31.4% 40.6% 48.0% 40.9%
Don't know 6.0% 7.7% 8.5% 7.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1951


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Strongly favor 4.8% 7.5% 6.2%
Favor 18.2% 23.7% 21.1%
Oppose 24.7% 23.5% 24.1%
Strongly oppose 44.7% 37.4% 40.9%
Don't know 7.6% 7.8% 7.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
1975


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent or other party No preference TOTAL
Strongly favor 2.5% 9.1% 7.0% 1.1% 6.3%
Favor 12.2% 23.2% 25.8% 36.3% 21.1%
Oppose 27.6% 23.0% 22.7% 12.1% 24.0%
Strongly oppose 52.6% 34.5% 37.4% 37.4% 40.9%
Don't know 5.1% 10.1% 7.0% 13.2% 7.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1951


Region (I-REGION)

East Midwest South West TOTAL
Strongly favor 7.9% 4.4% 4.8% 9.1% 6.2%
Favor 25.0% 20.4% 17.8% 23.2% 21.1%
Oppose 24.3% 25.7% 23.9% 22.3% 24.1%
Strongly oppose 35.0% 40.9% 46.2% 38.2% 40.9%
Don't know 7.8% 8.7% 7.2% 7.3% 7.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1975


Religion (I-RELIGION)

Christian Jewish Muslim Other non-Christian No preference Agnostic or Atheist TOTAL
Strongly favor 4.6% 27.7% 0.0% 19.3% 14.5% 0.0% 6.2%
Favor 19.2% 42.6% 14.3% 28.1% 30.4% 57.1% 21.1%
Oppose 25.1% 17.0% 19.0% 19.3% 19.1% 17.9% 24.2%
Strongly oppose 43.5% 6.4% 66.7% 24.6% 27.0% 25.0% 40.8%
Don't know 7.7% 6.4% 0.0% 8.8% 9.0% 0.0% 7.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1960



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