USA: 83% Believe Marriage Equality Will Be Legal Within Ten Years

Written by scott on February 20th, 2013

titleAnother poll, this one from the Respect for Marriage Coalition that also just released a new marriage equality video, says a huge majority of Americans think that the country will have full marriage equality in the next five to ten years, SDGLN reports:

An overwhelming majority of voters — including majorities of Democrats, Republicans, and Independents — believe that allowing same-sex couples the right to legally marry is likely to happen regardless of their personal opinion on the issue. With nine states now allowing same-sex couples to legally marry and more moving in that direction, voters almost universally believe that it will be legal nationally in the next five to ten years (83%), and 77% believe that it will be legal nationally “in the next couple of years” – regardless of their personal opinion on the issue. This represents a sizeable increase since 2011 when 72% believed it would happen in the next five to ten years, and 67% believed it would happen in “the next couple of years.” While Democratic voters feel most strongly (82% believe it will happen in the next couple years), huge margins of Independents and Republicans feel the same way (73% and 70% respectively).

Click the link above for many other findings in this new poll.

 

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