USA: New Reuters Poll Shows a Plurality of Americans Agree With Supreme Court Marriage Equality Decisions

Written by scott on June 29th, 2013

titleThe first polling is out on marriage equality in the US after the Supreme Court decisions. Reuters reports:

Forty-three percent of those surveyed agreed or strongly agreed with the court’s decision to strike down the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act, which limited federal recognition of marriage to that between a man and a woman. The poll of 410 people who were asked separate questions about each ruling was conducted from Wednesday, the day of the rulings, and Friday. By the same token, 41 percent agreed or strongly agreed with the court’s handling of a case concerning a California law, Proposition 8, that banned gay marriage. The court declined to say whether the ban was lawful under the U.S. Constitution – a ruling that had the effect of opening the way for gay marriage in the state. The poll showed that a quarter of those surveyed strongly opposed both decisions. About a quarter of respondents were either unfamiliar with the decisions or had no opinion.

Strange how the poll is so cagey with actual numbers, and there’s no link to the polling data… anyone have any insight on this poll? I can’t find anything else online about it, and it’s not even mentioned on the Ipsos site, as far as I can tell…

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1 Comments so far ↓

  1. George Vreeland Hill says:

    Same-sex marriage is here.
    Face it.
    Those who want to stop it are wasting their time.
    Equality and freedom in this country is for all Americans regardless of race, religion, gender, sexual preference, age and on and on.
    America is based on freedom and equality.
    To deny people the same marriage rights that others have is wrong.
    Our history is full of wrongs that have been righted.
    With each step, we have become a better nation.
    This is one such step.
    Those who oppose same-sex marriage had better step aside or get run over.
    The train of progress is coming and it is full of steam.

    George Vreeland Hill

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