Sunday, October 17, 2004

Enquirer/WCPO poll

Complete results of survey

The Enquirer and WCPO surveyed 500 area adults about their attitudes and perceptions of gays and lesbians in Cincinnati. Here are the results:

Do you think a business owners should be allowed to refuse to hire someone because of their sexual orientation?

  Yes 28%
  No 63%
  Not sure 9%

Would you support or oppose the expansion of existing laws to specifically protect gays and lesbians from discrimination in the workplace?

  Support 37%
  Oppose 47%
  Not sure 16%

What rights do you think same-sex couples should have for legal recognition of their unions? No recognition at all? The right to civil unions? Or the right to marriage?

  None at all 47%
  Civil unions 35%
  Marriage 14%
  Not sure 4%

Would you support or oppose changing the United State constitution to define marriage as a union only between a man and woman?

  Support 58%
  Oppose 33%
  Not sure 9%

Do you think it is appropriate or inappropriate for same sex couples to raise children?

  Appropriate 33%
  Inappropriate 57%
  Not sure 10%

How accepted do you think gays and lesbians are by your community? Very accepted? Somewhat accepted? Not very accepted? Or not at all accepted?

  Very 6%
  Somewhat 46%
  Not very 37%
  Not at all 10%
  Not sure 1%

How accepted do you think gays and lesbians are in the Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky region?

  Very 8%
  Somewhat 46%
  Not very 35%
  Not at all 5%
  Not sure 6%

Which one of the following statement best describes how you fee?
1. I believe gays and lesbians should be accepted socially and have legal protections.
2. I believe gays and lesbians should be accepted socialy, bit should not have legal protections.
3. I believe gays and lesbians should not be accepted socially, but should have legal protections. Or,
4. I believe gays and lesbians should not be accepted socially and should not have legal protections.

  Accepted & protected 34%
  Accepted, not protected 32%
  Not accepted, protected 12%
  Not accepted, not protected 20%
  Not sure 2%

Would you be upset if a child of yours was gay?

  Yes 53%
  No 31%
  Not sure 16%

Do you personally know someone who is gay?

  Know gay person 81%
  Do not know 16%
  Not sure 3%

Do you personally have any close friends who are gay?

  Gay friends 32%
  No gay friends 63%
  Not sure 5%

To see these results in chart form, or to see a demographic breakdown of these results, please download the PDF.

Survey conducted by Survey USA.

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