USA, Pennsylvania: Marriage Equality Support Jumps, New Poll Says

Written by scott on December 23rd, 2014

titleMarriage equality support in Pennsylvania has almost doubled in the last ten years, a new poll says. reports:

More than six in 10 Pennsylvanians say they support same-sex marriage, showing a dramatic reversal of views in the commonwealth over the past decade. The finding is part of a new Morning Call/Muhlenberg College poll, which surveyed 500 Pennsylvanians during late November and early December. Asked if they believe marriages between gay and lesbian couples should be legally recognized and granted the same rights as traditional marriages, 62 percent of respondents said yes, 32 percent said no, and 6 percent were undecided. Those figures were inverted when the college’s pollsters asked about the issue in 2004, when only one state, Massachusetts, recognized marriages of gay or lesbian couples. At that time, 35 percent of Pennsylvanians said they supported legalizing same-sex marriage and 54 percent were opposed.

It’s amazing to see support crack the 60% level. I’d love to see some new polling out of the few states that still don’t recognize marriage equality.

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1 Comments so far ↓

  1. Eric Osterberg says:

    10 years ago is a long time ago and as people continue to learn that LGBTs are part of our “normal” civilization, they support marriage equality.

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