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75% of Young Catholics in the US Support Marriage Equality

Sunday, October 19th, 2014

titleIn the wake of a conservative Bishop revolt over even saying one nice thing about gays and lesbians, there’s a new poll out.

Pink News reports:

A poll has found that young Catholics in the US overwhelmingly approve of homosexuality and same-sex marriage, despite the Church’s teachings. The Pew Research Centre research, conducted earlier this year, found that 85 percent of Catholics aged 18-29 approve of homosexuality, while 75 percent support equal marriage. A majority of every single age group accepted homosexuality, with the lowest support among over-65s – 57 percent of whom still approve of it.

How long until some of these youth get into Church leadership and start changing minds?

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New Poll Refutes Purported “Drop” In Marriage Equality Support

Friday, October 17th, 2014

titleA new poll shows strong support for the US Supreme Court action on marriage equality, mirroring an earlier poll by the same organization on marriage equality in general.

ABC News reports:

Most Americans in a new ABC News/Washington Post poll support the recent U.S. Supreme Court action allowing gay marriages to go forward in several states – including a bare majority in the 11 states in which such marriages have begun in the past week and a half. Overall, 56 percent of Americans support the court’s action, while 38 percent oppose it – exactly matching opinions on whether or not gay marriage should be legal, asked in an ABC/Post poll in June. These results reflect the public’s dramatic shift in support of gay marriage the past decade.

Even the 11 states affected by the non-decision decision show majority support, at 51%. But more importantly, this poll refutes the results of an earlier Pew Poll, which seemed to show a drop in national marriage equality support. That poll is looking more and more like an outlier.

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Irish Poll Predicts Marriage Equality Landslide

Monday, October 13th, 2014

titleA new Irish poll shows that 67% would vote for marriage equality when it comes before the country on the ballot in May of 2015.

Pink News reports:

An Irish Times/Ipsos Mori poll was carried out on the issue this week, ahead of a planned referendum on same-sex marriage which is scheduled for May 2015. When quizzed on voting intentions, 67 percent of people said they would vote for equal marriage, 20 percent said they would vote against, 3 percent refused to answer, and the rest were undecided. With undecided voters excluded, a huge 77 percent of people polled will back equal marriage next year, with just 23 percent voting against.

Potential low turnout and an anti-gay religious campaign could still endanger the initiative.

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New Poll: Britons Think Marriage Equality is the Best Thing Conservatives Have Done

Wednesday, October 1st, 2014

titleA new poll shows that only 28% of Britons think that marriage equality was a bad thing the Torys accomplished, compared with much higher negative percentages for their other acts:

The only Tory policy perceived to be “good for Britain” by the public was the introduction of the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act, which came into effect on 29 March 2014.
39% said they thought same-sex marriage was good for Britain, 24% said it was neither good nor bad and 28% said it was bad for Britain. The Comres poll for ITV fond that a majority of Britons, 57%, think the management of the NHS under the Tories has been bad for Britain, that 55% thought changes to tuition fees were bad, 56% agreed that increased overseas aid spending was bad for Britian, and 65% said they thought the way immigration has been managed was also bad for Britain.

When you add the Goods, the I Don’t Knows, and the Neutrals, 82% think that marriage equality is either a good thing or does no harm.

Authored By Joseph Patrick McCormick – See the Full Story at Pink News

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New Poll Shows Three Quarters Want to Keep Marriage Equality Law

Sunday, September 28th, 2014

titleSome great new polling out of France this morning on marriage equality.

Pink News reports:

“…a poll today may crush the hopes of those wishing to block same-sex marriage – as a majority of UMP members now support keeping the law, as well as an overwhelming majority of the French public. 56 percent of UMP voters now support keeping the law in place, despite many being fiercely opposed before the law was implemented, with just 44 percent wanting it repealed. Across the public, at large, 73 percent now want the law to remain in place, with just 26 percent opposed and 1 percent unsure. Over 7000 same-sex couples married in France last year, with Paris alone recently celebrating its 2000th marriage – meaning any attempt to repeal the law would likely be a bureaucratic nightmare.”

Looks like marriage equality is here to stay in France, regardless of what Sarkozy says.

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US Marriage Equality Support Reaches 56%, Opposition Drops to 37%

Saturday, September 20th, 2014

titleA new poll shows that opposition to marriage equality has dropped to a new low.

Pink News reports:

The New York Times/CBS poll, released this week, asked voters: “Do you think it should be legal or not legal for same-sex couples to marry?” The long-running poll recorded 56% of people in favour of same-sex marriage across the US, while just 37% now oppose it. The poll, which has run with the same wording for several years, registered a three-point drop in opposition from a similar poll conducted in July this year, when 40% of people had still opposed same-sex marriage. The 37% finding also demonstrates a sharp fall in opposition from just two years ago, with a July 2012 poll finding 44% opposition.

I wonder what those 7% in the middle are thinking?

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North Carolina Marriage Equality Support Reaches 45%

Tuesday, September 16th, 2014

titleA new poll shows support has outpaced opposition to marriage equality in North Carolina.

LGBTQ Nation reports:

An Elon University Poll surveyed more than 1,000 North Carolinians and found that 45 percent support gay marriage. Opposition stood at 43 percent. Twelve percent of respondents said they didn’t know or had no opinion. The results are still within the poll’s margin of error, but pollsters say it’s the first time in the history of their polling they’ve seen support for gay marriage rise above opposition. “Support for gay marriage has picked up 4 percentage points since a spring poll and opposition has dropped 3 percentage points,” Elon University Poll said in a release. “It is the first time that Elon University Poll has found support for gay marriage to be greater than opposition, though it is within the margin of error.”

Remember, the state’s ban passed 61% to 38% just two years ago.

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New Poll: 61% Support Marriage Equality in the Faroe Islands

Wednesday, September 10th, 2014

titleA new poll out of the Faroe Islands, and autonomous country in the Kingdom of Denmark, shows that 61% support marriage equality.

Pink News reports:

The Islands – an autonomous country within the Kingdom of Denmark – maintain control over their own marriage laws. The recent Gallup poll interviewed 600 people on their views towards same-sex marriage. 61% of respondents say they support same-sex marriage, while 32% of respondents say they are against. The rest say that they don’t know. Denmark legalised same-sex marriage in 2012, but the law does not apply to the Faroe Islands, where same-sex relationships are not recognised.

The government voted down a marriage equality bill earlier this year.

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New Poll: Almost 90% of Chinese Accept Gays

Friday, September 5th, 2014

titleA new poll out of China shows that almost 90% of young people there accept gays and lesbians.

Gay Star News reports:

An overwhelming majority of Chinese young people are fine with gay people, according to a recent survey. About 87% of respondents said they accepted gay people, compared to 13% who said they did not understand homosexuality. The survey was conducted by internet giant Baidu, the Chinese version of Google and Wikipedia, and asked 7,000 internets users born in the 1990s their views on love, friendship, consumption, family and employment.

No word on whether that support extends to marriage equality.

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New Florida Marriage Equality Poll: 46% Support Ban, 45% Opposed

Friday, September 5th, 2014

titleWe still have a ways to go on marriage equality support in the state of Florida. A new Florida poll shows that more people support the ban that oppose it.

News 13 reports:

“Everyone should have their say in who they should respectively be with and not who the government says they should be with,” said Rosie Snow, same-sex marriage supporter. However, the majority of Floridians did not feel that way just six years ago when they passed the constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage. “It’s like who really cares, who’s doing what with another person as long as you love them. Who really cares, right?” questioned Jay McMasters, supporter of same-sex marriage. So who does care? We asked the question in our exclusive Florida Decides statewide poll. It turns out that 46 percent of likely voters polled said they want to keep same-sex marriage illegal in the state, with nearly 45 percent of voters saying the law should be overturned.

Of course, that’s a huge improvement from the 61.9% of Floridians who voted for the ban in 2008.

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