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New Buzzfeed/Ipsos Global Poll Shows Marriage Equality Support Rising

Sunday, May 31st, 2015

titleIn a recent global survey carried out by Buzzfeed and Ipsos, attitudes towards same-sex marriage and civil partnerships were gauged in 23 countries around the world.

Here, some of their key findings:

1. Young people are embracing marriage across the globe.

In Australia, Germany, Italy, and Japan (four countries still without marriage equality) the approval rate of 16 to 35 year-olds is taking over the 35-49 age group (aka, their parents) and the older generations by large margins. There is hope, people.

Buzzfeed/Ipsos Poll

Authored By James McDonald – See the Full Story at Out

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Italian Support for Marriage Equality Reaches a Majority

Wednesday, May 27th, 2015

titleItalian public opinion has moved decisively in favour of legally recognising same sex couples after Ireland`s “Yes” to gay marriage, the first poll issued since the landmark referendum revealed Wednesday.

The survey published by Italian daily La Stampa found that 51 percent of voters would support gay marriage in a country where the Catholic Church still wields considerable political influence.

Just over two thirds, 67 percent, said they were in favour of civil unions but opposition to adoption by lesbian and gay couples remains high at 73 percent.

See the Full Story at Zee News

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New Gallup Poll Shows Marriage Equality Support at 60%

Wednesday, May 20th, 2015

Gallup Poll

Last year, we reported that nationwide approval for same-sex marriage had reached an all-time high according to Gallup, which then found that 55% of Americans support same-sex marriage. Those numbers have soared even higher in the 12 months since, now reaching 60% approval on the eve of the Supreme Court’s decision on same-sex marriage. As Gallup reports, support for same-sex marriage is also at an all-time high among both major political parties:

Though same-sex marriage continues to be politically divisive, support for its legal status has reached new highs among Americans of all political stripes — with Democrats at 76% support, independents at 64% and Republicans at 37%. […]

The party divide between Democrats and Republicans may hinge largely on the age groups that compose each party. Gallup has found that younger Americans are significantly more likely to lean Democratic, while older Americans skew Republican. And while majorities of each age group under 65 support marriage equality in 2015, those aged 65 and older are still more likely to oppose it. This is a new phenomenon for the 50- to 64-year-old group. Last year, just 48% of these middle-aged Americans supported legally recognizing gay marriage. But in 2015, this figure has climbed to a majority of 54%.

Authored By Sean Mandell – See the Full Story at Towleroad.com

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76% Plan to Vote for Marriage Equality in Ireland

Saturday, March 14th, 2015

titleA new poll released this week shows that 76% intend to vote yes in Ireland’s marriage referendum.

A Red C poll was carried out earlier this week to assess voting intentions in Ireland ahead of the country’s referendum on same-sex marriage, which will be held on May 22.

With the highest percentage so far, 76% said they would vote in favour of equal marriage, 21% said they would vote against, and 3% said they did not know. With undecided voters excluded, the yes vote percentage showed 78% of those polled were in favour, with 22% against.

See the Full Story at Pink News

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57% Oppose Marriage Equality in Kentucky

Friday, March 13th, 2015

titleWhile only 33% support it.

On Top Magazine reports:

A majority of Kentuckians remain opposed to allowing gay and lesbian couples to marry. According to a Bluegrass Poll of 1,917 registered voters conducted March 3 through 8 and released Thursday, 33 percent of respondents support marriage equality, while 57 percent remain opposed. Fifty percent of Kentucky voters under the age of 34 favor equal marriage rights.

At least the youth numbers are encouraging.

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42% in US Think Gays Are Born That Way

Wednesday, March 11th, 2015

titleA new Gallup poll shows we still have a long way to go on public education about gays and lesbians.

The Washington Post reports:

Are people born gay or lesbian, are do they become that way due to their upbringing or environment? Though opinions are changing, it turns that America is still deeply divided on this “nature vs. nurture” question. Gallup polls taken over nearly four decades show a sharp rise in the view that people are born gay or lesbian, from about 12 percent in 1977 to 42 percent in 2014. The percentage of people saying that homosexuality is due to a person’s upbringing or environment has fallen, from more than 50 percent in the late 1970s to less than 40 percent today.

Gallup Poll on Homosexuality

Unfortunately, the poll shows a bit of a drop-off since last year.

New Poll: US Marriage Equality Support At 59%

Tuesday, March 10th, 2015

titleA new poll pegs US support for marriage equality at 59%.

The Wall Street Journal reports:

Support for gay marriage has risen to an all-time high in the latest Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll, reinforcing it as one of the fastest-moving changes in social attitudes of this generation. The new survey found that 59% of Americans support allowing same-sex marriage, nearly double the 30% support reported in 2004. Fred Yang, the Democratic pollster who conducted the survey with Republican Bill McInturff said public opinion about gay marriage is changing at a much more rapid rate than did the nation’s attitudes toward interracial marriage, which now is supported by 87% of Americans.

THE WALL STREET JOURNAL poll

More than a third of conservatives now support it, and 3/4ths of Democrats do.

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South Carolina: New Poll Shows 52.7% Oppose Marriage Equality

Saturday, March 7th, 2015

titleA majority of South Carolinians remain opposed to marriage equality.

The Winthrop Poll surveyed 1,109 residents by telephone between February 21 and March 1.

More than half of respondents (52.7%) said that they’re opposed to gay couples marrying, while 42.8 percent said that such unions should be valid.

See the Full Story at On Top Magazine

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USA, South Carolina: Poll Shows 60% Say Marriage Equality Had No Negative Impact

Saturday, February 21st, 2015

titleA new poll shows that South Carolinians have gone on with their lives after marriage equality came to the state.

HRC reports:

South Carolina has had marriage equality on the books since November, and voters are doing just fine, according to a recent Public Policy Polling report. In fact, 60 percent of South Carolina voters reported that the legalization of marriage equality in the state has not negatively impacted on their lives.

Time after time, the far right tries to convince everyone the sky will fall if marriage equality is granted. And time after time, it stubbornly refuses to do so.

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US Marriage Equality Support Jumps to 63%

Friday, February 20th, 2015

titleAccording to a new poll, marriage equality support continues to increase as more and more states get it.

On Top Magazine reports:

A CNN/ORC poll released Thursday showed 63 percent of Americans support gay couples’ constitutional right to marry. According to the poll of 1,027 adults conducted February 12-15, 63 percent of Americans believe that gay couples have “a constitutional right to get married and have their marriage recognized by law as valid,” while 36 percent remain opposed. Seventy-two percent of adults under age 34 favor marriage equality. A large majority (75%) of Democrats see marriage for gays as a constitutional right, while 42 percent of Republicans agree.

Only 36% are now opposed – remarkable progress in just a few years.

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