Friday, May 01, 2009

Follow-up: Some readers don't think hunting is a good measure of masculinity. Let's use whether or not a person owns a handgun since it is less rural than hunting.


Logistics regression coefficients (N = 3,833)

Male -.542
Owns a handgun -.395
Belief in God -.363
Conservative politics -.448

All are significant at the .01 level. Possession of a handgun predicts opposing gay marriage, independent of these other factors.

1 comment:

  1. What I'd be interested in is the degree to which political separatism (supporting territorial secession as a means of self-determination) is a masculine trait.

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